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Jonathan Newworth Garver

Criminal defense Attorney at Cleveland, OH

5.0   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 50 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1974
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice


Jonathan Newworth Garver
4403 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH, 44103


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  13 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by You | January 20, 2021
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The most trusted lawyer
I got a speeding ticket which might lose many points and I am so nervous about it. He makes me feel very trusting and at ease after I communicated with him and told him the fact. And I got more than expected results. I didn't lose any point. Jon is a very experienced and trustworthy lawyer. Strongly recommend! you deserved!
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2021
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Wonderful communication and solved my issues promptly!
Thank you so much Mr. Garver with your help with complex legal items addressed in several different areas. Your help was much appreciated!
Posted by Sonja | October 20, 2020
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All The Attributes You Need in a Family Law Attorney!
I reached out to Jonathan after a Google review to obtain some assistance with a child support matter. Not only did Jonathan immediately contact me to get more specific information, he continued to be communitive and provided excellent guidance through the process. Our family highly recommends Jonathan for your family law matters!
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Posted by Greg | January 9, 2020
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Professional, Affordable and Expert Lawyer
I was facing a 4th degree criminal misdemeanor with a potential 30 day jail sentence for repeated speeding tickets (three moving violations within one year under Ohio law). I contacted Jon who thoroughly described my options and possible scenarios in a professional and responsive manner. Jon took my case at an affordable rate. Jon was able to negotiate with the prosecutor (against seemingly impossible odds given previous violations) to plead the third speeding charge to a non-moving violation. The case was disposed at the first pre-trial with no points to my license, no additional court sanctions and I got away with just a fine. I highly recommend Jon, as he is a miracle worker you want in your corner if you're ever in trouble!
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Posted by At | October 29, 2019
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Very dependable
was facing a license suspension due to excessive speeding tickets was expecting to forfeit my cdl license contacted mr Garver and within a month all my worries were gone he was able to make things do a complete 360 got charges dismissed. Thank you mr garver. I highly recommend him!!!!
Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2019
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Jon has been a true blessing! His expertise, knowledge of the law, and professionalism are second to none. His guidance through various proceedings following a divorce have enabled my family to move ahead in a positive manner. Mr. Garver diligently researched every financial aspect of the situations and provided options and advice for the settlements. He is proactive in a positive way to protect his client and their interests. I thoroughly trust Mr. Garver and highly recommend him! He has my upmost respect.
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Posted by Brooke | July 14, 2017
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After years of trying to avoid family court, my family found ourselves in a place where it looked inevitable. We contacted Mr Garver personally (as he does not seem to employ a staff) and he immediately got to work on our case. He has worked tirelessly on our behalf. We have never had to wait on him or felt as if we were not a priority. He has listened to our every concern and has been patient with our ignorance with the system. He's has been an absolute blessing. It's such a comfort to know there are people like him working within our justice system. Intelligent, kind hearted people who truly make the world a better place.
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Posted by Kelly Borders | June 19, 2015
Jon Garver is a great attorney
I filed for divorce through another attorney in Mr. Garver's practice but he tragically passed away. Mr. Garver took my case and I'm very thankful that he did. He's always answered my questions with patience, took immediate action when I needed him most, and has always been honest and forthright. I appreciate his knowledge and skill.
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Posted by Ken | May 5, 2015
Fabulous Attorney
I have known Jonathan for 30+ years and he has advised me in a broad range of legal issues including business incorporation, auto accidents, divorce and other matters. Jonathan is my "go-to" attorney as I know when a subject is outside his area of expertise, he will refer me to other attorneys with my needed expertise. More importantly, he has provided very practical advice that has simplified many of my legal issues. I recommend without hesitation.
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Posted by Ken | May 5, 2015
Great results!
I was in a bad car accident that was the other driver's fault. My car suffered significant damage and I had serious injuries. The driver had Ohio minimum coverage that did not cover all my expenses and troubles. Jon's expertise, perseverance, and creativity resulted in a settlement that was better than I ever expected. Jon was great to work with and I will use him should I need him for anything else!
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Posted by Jim | April 26, 2015
I have utlized the services of Mr Garver many time over the past 20 years for both business and personal matters. My overall ratings above say it all. He is an excellent lawyer who I highly recommend.
Posted by Matt | April 23, 2015
Excellent support and results driver advisor
Jon was a values and trusted adviser during my divorce proceedings. He was able to explain things in a clear and effective manner, providing the good and the bad in a way I could understand risks and rewards appropriately to make solid decisions. His understanding of the process and players helped to move things quickly. I hope to never again need his services, but if I do, I would not hesitate to retain.
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Posted by John | April 23, 2015
Look no further, Jonathan Garver is your man.
Nothing throws your life into a nightmare like needing legal help. It's a great comfort having Jonathan Garver taking care of me and my family for over 10 years. Mr. Garver is an honest, experienced attorney that will take the time to explain your legal options in clear, plain language. ABOUT ME: I have been a client of Jonathan Garver for over 10 years, for different situations including defending my family, appeals, and estate settlement. Jonathan Garver is the man you want to help with your situation too. I highly recommend Jonathan Garver.
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Work Experience

  • Private Practice
  • Jonathan N. Garver
  • 1995 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Kaufman & Cumberland
  • 1989 - 1995
  • Partner
  • Schmelzer, Garver & Solomon
  • 1987 - 1989
  • Private Practice
  • Jonathan N. Garver
  • 1977 - 1987
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Prosecuting Attorney of Cuyahoga County
  • 1974 - 1977
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  • Boston University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1973
  • American University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1970

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Cleveland Criminal defense Lawyer Jonathan Newworth Garver
Jonathan Newworth Garver
Criminal defense Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 50 years