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My practice is focused on all aspects of criminal law - from misdemeanors to felonies, to trials and appeals.  I am a member of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and have handled cases throughout Ohio in both Federal and State Courts.


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  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    21 years
  2. Appeals: 20%
    21 years
  3. Investment Fraud: 10%
    13 years
  4. Federal Crime: 10%
    21 years
  5. DUI & DWI: 10%
    21 years



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  • William Joseph Balena

    Tall Paul is a very knowledgeable and capable criminal defense attorney. He is part of a minority of attorneys who is willing to take your case to trial, and fight for what is right. A great choice.


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  • J. Anthony Rich

    Paul is the first person I consult with on all appellate issues. He is a fine lawyer, diligent, with an impeccable reputation for personal and professional integrity.


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Contact info

Paul A. Griffin Co., L.P.A.

600 Broadway, 2nd Floor
Lorain, OH, 44052


GAInactive Member in Good Standing 199507/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Moot Court QuarterfinalistCornell Law School1991
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentPaul A. Griffin Co., L.P.A.2002 - Present
AttorneyBradley, Giardini & Tony Co., L.P.A.2000 - 2002
AttorneyDavis, Zipperman, Kirschenbaum & Lotito1994 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2002 - Present
Lorain County Bar AssociationN/A2002 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A2001 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Westlake v. FiliaggiConviction Reversed
State v. LucianoNot Guilty Verdict
State v. HallNot Guilty Verdict
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cornell Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
Lewis and Clark CollegePsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Preserving Issues for AppealAppeals2013
Case Classic Mock Trial CompetitionMoot Court2013
Lorain County Bar Association Law Day SeminarVoir Dire2011
Update on Criminal LawOhio Criminal Rule 162010