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Joseph Carmen Patituce

also known as Joe Patituce

About me

Joseph C. Patituce is a former Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, and as a prosecutor he gained valuable insights into how the criminal justice and legal system work.  These insights allow him help clients woth DUI/OVI & Criminal matters in ways that many other attorneys simply can not match.

He grew up in a very small town in Upstate New York, but has been living in Ohio since he moved here to attend law school.

He has offices in 5 Ohio cities and in Albany, NY.

Ohio Offices:

Patituce & Associates, LLC
600 Superior Ave. East
Suite 1300
Cleveland, Ohio, OH 44114
(440) 471-7811

Patituce & Associates, LLC
26777 Lorain Road
Suite 708
North Olmsted, OH 44070
(440) 471-7784

Patituce & Associates, LLC
2000 Auburn Drive
Suite 200
Beachwood, Ohio, 44122
(216) 772-0076

Patituce & Associates, LLC
6100 Oak Tree Boulevard
Suite 200
Independence, Ohio 44131
(440) 617-6450

Patituce & Associates, LLC
6808 Miami Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45243

Patituce & Associates, LLC
412 14th Street
Toledo, Ohio 43604


Patituce & Associates, LLC

520 South Main Street
Akron, OH

(330) 752-6706


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 30%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. Federal Crime: 15%
  4. Sex Crime: 10%
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



Hourly ($100-500/hour), contingent (15-40%), Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • David Allen Herman Jr.

    Joe is a terrific and well respected lawyer. The talent that he offers to his clients is unique in the sense that he was a successful prosecutor before opening his own criminal defense firm. Who better to test the weaknesses in the prosecution's case than someone who used to be a prosecutor himself? Very tough, very tenacious lawyer who gets results for his clients.


    David Herman Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Colette Tvedt

    I was looking for a referral for a good lawyer in Ohio for a friend. Joe Patituce came highly recommended by several lawyers in Ohio. He provided steller representation and got an amazing disposition. I enthusiastically endorse Joseph Patituce.


    Colette Tvedt Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact info

Patituce & Associates, LLC

26777 Lorain Road
Suite 708
North Olmsted, OH, 44070

Patituce & Associates, LLC

600 Superior Ave East
Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH, 44114

Patituce & Associates, LLC

520 South Main Street
Akron, OH

Patituce & Associates, LLC

6808 Miami Ave
Cincinnati, OH, 45243

Patituce & Associates, LLC

412 East 14th Street
Toledo, OH

Patituce & Associates, LLC

28 North Wilkinson Street
Dayton, OH, 45402



KYAuthorized to practice law201608/09/2016
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 201407/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's ListCleveland State University - Cleveland Marshall College of LawN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Admitted to Practice in theNorthern District of Ohio, Federal District Court2010 - Present
Managing PartnerPatituce & Associates, LLC2010 - Present
Assistant Prosecuting AttorneyCuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office2007 - 2010
Law AssistantLancer Insurance Company2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2014 - Present
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Ohio State Bar Association, Criminal JusticeCommittee Member2010 - Present
Ohio State Bar Association, Litigation SectionSection Member2010 - Present
Cleveland Bar AssociationN/A2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Ranada BaileyFelonies were dismissed
State v. SF (a minor)Case dismissed
State v. IA (a minor)Case dismissed at trial
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Publication nameTitleDate
PatitucelawWhat is displaying matter harmful to juveniles in violation of R.C. 2907.3112015
PatitucelawHow Do You Defend Yourself From Rape Charges in Cleveland?2014
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (OACDL)Panel Discussion2013
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationEvidentiary Issues in Defending a DUI - Seminar - Presentation materials2012
Patituce & ScottShould I Hire An Attorney?2012
Patituce & ScottDrug Crimes and Financial Aid2012
Channel 5 NewsProblems With The Intoxilyzer 80002012
www.patitucelaw.comWhat does a DUI cost in Ohio?2012
www.patitucelaw.comQuestions to ask a Cleveland DUI Attorney2012
http://cleveland-criminal-defense-attorneys.comShould you speak with the police?2012
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationEvidentiary Issues in Defending a DUI - Seminar2012
PrWebPatituce & Associates, Criminal Defense Attorneys Near Cleveland, Reflect on Successes of 2010 and New Additions for 20112011
PrWebCleveland man, Represented by Criminal Defense Attorneys Joseph Patituce and Jaclyn Butler, Found not guilty of July 2010 stabbing incident2011
www.patitucelaw.comDUI Breath Tests- the basics2011
www.patitucelaw.comField Sobriety tests in Ohio, the basics2011 with Domestic Violence in Cleveland2011
PrWebOhio Law Firm Announces Addition of Divorce Law Division2010
The Heritage FoundationContributor to Professor David Forte's work on "The Heritage Guide to the Constitution" by David Forte, Matthew Spaulding, Edwin Meese2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
State University of New York, College at GeneseoPolitical Science/PhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trial Skills AcademyCross Examination Instructor2015
Advanced DUI SeminarMcNeely Blooddraw Issues2015
2014 OACDL DUI SeminarCase Law Updates2014
Dismantling Field Sobriety Testing in OVI CasesPutting It All Together - Cross Examination of Field Sobriety Tests2013
Advanced DUI SeminarPanel Discussion2013
Advanced DUI SeminarIntoxilyzer 8000 - Current Trends and Upcoming Issues2013
The Intoxilyzer 8000 is coming to a court near you!Intoxilyzer 8000 - panel discussion2012
The Basics of Defending a DUI CaseEvidentiary Issues with Defending a DUI2012
Political ScienceLegal Careers2012
Legal CareersLegal Careers2012
DUI DefenseTrial Strategy - DUI Defense2012
Trial Skills WorkshopCriminal Defense - Cross Examination2011
RaceRace and the Law2011
Street LawJuvenile Crimes: Importance of Rising Above the Rest2010
Legal WritingImportance of Legal Writing in Litigation2009
Collinwood HSJuvenile Crimes: Unintended Consequences2008
SUNY GeneseoImportance of Prosecutors and Public Defenders2007
Cleveland Marshall College of LawImportance of Legal Writing2006