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Joseph John Jacobs Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Lakewood, OH

5.0   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense

    27 years, 500 cases

  2. Landlord or tenant

    11 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Personal injury

    27 years, 300 cases

  4. Business

    27 years, 100 cases

  5. Family

    27 years, 500 cases

I became an attorney in 1996 because I wanted to be able to help people in their times of crisis. I remain available for questions directly to my cell phone, so that you can resolve those complex issues on your mind right now:...Feel free.

For the last 22 years now The Jacobs Legal Group has helped thousands of people throughout Ohio get through whatever issues they had to confront. As of December 1, 2018, The Jacobs Legal Group will be known Jacobs & Lowder at the same location in Lakewood, Ohio. 



Jacobs & Lowder
The Jacobs Legal Group
15614 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH, 44107-3708
Jacobs & Lowder
15614 Detroit Avenue
Cleveland, OH, 44107
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Posted by MW | March 16, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I reached out to Joe Jacobs and he was quick to respond and got results within 48 hours. He knows the law and was honest, straightforward, efficient, empathetic and knowledgeable. 10/10 would recommend. THANK YOU.
Posted by Matt | March 2, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Huron Drug Case
Mr. Jacobs is the best lawyer I have ever had . He is very fair priced, and is willing to work with you on payments. He is very honest with you on every aspect of your case. He is always on time to court. And he is very ,very good with communication through calls and text. He is by far the best attorney I have ever had and unfortunately I have had several. He is a great family man who loves his wife and kids and you can see that by the way he treats all the people he comes in contact with. Over all if you choose Joe you are making a great Choice.
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Posted by Dennis | December 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Corporate Legal Counsel
Mr. Jacobs has served as lead legal counsel for Positive Results since 1998. He has been an integral part of all aspects of our business. He created our Master Services agreement, Statements of Work (SOW) templates, created and continuously updates our employment and independent contractor agreements, and provides solid legal advice on all of our 3rd party reseller agreements. His attention to detail in all aspects of his work has been noticeable throughout our ongoing relationship. In fact, Mr. Jacobs recently saved us what could have been thousands of dollars in lost revenue by pointing out a specific clause in a partnership agreement where the 3rd party company held rights to sever the relationship without cause. In our industry, that can be a huge disaster. I would recommend Joseph Jacobs to anyone seeking solid corporate legal advice at reasonable rates. Mr. Jacobs has always demonstrated the highest regard for integrity and character. He represents us, but is always mindful to be fair to all parties involved.
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Posted by Francis | March 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire This Man!!
I was falsely accused of domestic violence by my ex-wife after SHE put me into the Hospital in Geauga County. Faced with the potential loss of my Home, Job, and Children and facing possible jail time, Mr. Jacobs, first of all assured me that it was NOT the end of the world, he calmed me down and explained the Merits of my case, which went along way in easing my mind. "You might beat the rap but you won't beat the ride", holds true to everyone facing Judicial involvement, and being falsely accused, Mr. Jacobs was incredibly available and informative through the whole ordeal. Plus he had a GREAT relationship with the Judge!! (If your lawyer doesn't, get a new lawyer,,,) All around a true professional and more importantly a person who actually made me know that he cared and was on my side when I thought I was facing the world alone. I dealt with multiple Lawyers during my Divorce and Criminal Cases and I wish all the other Lawyers had the work ethic and empathy that Mr. Jacobs possesses. He is good people.... Thanks Joe!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Joe is the best!
Joe defended me in a cannabis criminal case in Cleveland Ohio. He was extremely knowledgeable and always there when I had questions or concerns. Joe pretty much saved my ass. Hire this man, he will fight for you like no other and won't charge you an arm and a leg.
Posted by Gabriella | February 19, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and Helpful
Joseph Jacobs took my call within minutes of placing the order on Avvo. He was quick to get all the facts of the case (I was cited for impeding traffic violating ORC 4511.22) and gave me information that would help during my arraignment date and possible trail court date. Gave valuable advice on talking with prosecutions, etc. Great guy! If I lived in Cleveland, I'd definitely ask him for help again, in person or over the phone!
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Posted by Aaron | April 29, 2011
A lawyer that cares!
I wasnt able to hire Joseph Jacobs due to being in different states unfortunately. But in the first case i received a underage and joe helped me considerably through it! The court was trying to hammer me and joseph helped me to only receive what was fair being it was juvenile there was not much he could do as the judge was very strict seeing me in his court room. The 2nd case i was trying to help a friend get away from a drug problem and paraphanolia had been left in my car unkowingly and wrongfully charged with a felony! My lawyer i hired was very poor not handling my case well after the pretrial i was looking at 8-10 months prison! I than called Joseph and asked him for his advice yet again being in another state he couldnt appoint me but he gave me the best advice to get me the help i needed to do my lawyers job for him! I appreciate Joseph Jacobs and he has my highest respects i highly recommend him!!! Thank you Joseph Aaron Hatfield
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2009
Criminal defense
Joseph Jacobs was my attorney several years ago for a felony drug possession case. He got my felony reduced to a misdemeanor with no probation! He was very attentive, and he actually cared about me and my case. He allowed me to call him directly on his cell phone making him much easier to get ahold of than most attorneys. He was very reasonably priced. He was familiar with the judges and prosecutors in Cuyahoga County. I highly recommend him.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 125-175 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Pro bono 5 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Jacobs Legal Group
  • 1996 - Present


  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Bowling Green State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Goble
  • Win


  • American Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Joseph
Family Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a brilliant and dedicated attorney. His advocacy is admirable."
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