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Mary Catherine Corrigan

Criminal defense Attorney at Cleveland, OH

4.9   17 reviews
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  • Licensed for 10 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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EFFECTIVE & AGGRESSIVE CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY WHO WILL FIGHT FOR YOU!

Mary Catherine Corrigan is a trained trial lawyer practicing out of Cleveland, Ohio. Her practice is focused on criminal defense work, ranging from traffic tickets and misdemeanors to high level felonies. Ms. Corrigan assists clients in all stages of the criminal process, from arraignment to post-conviction relief, including appeals, judicial release, and expungements. As a graduate of Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication, Communication and Public Advocacy program, Ms. O'Corrigan has ten years of advocacy experience. She is ready and prepared to advocate for you.

Awards

Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
2017
Top Contributor 2015
Top Contributor
2015

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Location

Mary Catherine Corrigan, Esq.
The Terminal Tower, Suite 1900
50 Public Square
Cleveland, OH, 44113

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  17 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2017
Client's Choice
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Posted by Sofia | February 10, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
She saved my boyfriend
He was facing eight years for armed assault. He ended up getting two years probation. This lawyer can work miracles! Thank you so much, Mary!
Posted by Paramjot Sandhu | July 31, 2023
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The Best!!!
I have never had a lawyer as good as mrs Corrigan she breaks down your case and gives you the best outcome possible. She’s very easy to talk with and knows her facts about the law !!! She’s my attorney for good now if I get into any legal trouble again plan and simple .
Posted by Tivey | July 27, 2022
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Lifesaver!
Mrs. Corrigan really came through for me as a lawyer. I was so fearful that the truth would not be heard and my life and career would be at extreme risk. Mrs. Corrigan seen me and the truth. She represented me to the fullest. Over all Mrs. Corrigan is definitely a skilled lawyer and a lifesaver
Posted by Cathy | March 9, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great job!
Mary Catherine is wonderful! We hired her to help with our son's judicial release and she did a fantastic job! It was supposed to be a simple case, but went on for 6 months and she hung in there even with all the delays! Her fees are very reasonable. We appreciate all she did for us and our son.
Posted by Prov & Jeff | April 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
*10 Star ATTORNEY! Look NO FURTHER!
I, HIRED attorney Corrigan in a complex on going case that has consumed our lives. Mary Catherine is one of the ONLY lawyers that was Honest, listened to our side of the story reviewed our documents. Took that information and went above n beyond! She is HONEST, aggressive, intelligent and Fearless! She stood up for my fiance against the SYSTEM ! She personally "discovered and provided" the Court with evidence that the State (manufactured) FALSE accusations and charges against him! She was a blessing to us... After a decade of fighting! We can't thank her enough! Highly recommend!! Prov & Jeff
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Posted by Shonta | April 8, 2021
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Outstanding Attorney
Mary Catherine Corrigan is a very excellent lawyer. She helped my son with an old juvenile case. The allegations were very serious but she assured us that she was the best and the case will be dismisses and she did just that. We are forever grateful to have such great representation. Thank you Mary Corrigan for going above and beyond our expectations. You’re very good at what you do.
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Posted by Alicia S. | December 22, 2020
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Wonderful lawyer
Mary Catherine was pleasant and on point from when I met & hired her for my son. She keep me posted by phone and or text on my son case for time credit he didn't receive. I would highly recommand using her.
Posted by E. Thomas | May 1, 2018
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Look No Further For A Criminal Defense Attorney in Northeast Ohio
Experience is only a quarter of a necessity when searching for an attorney. One must also have etiquette, diligence, and true empathy for their clients. Mary Catherine excels in all of these qualities. When I felt helpless and as if I had nowhere to turn, she took my side and fought incredibly hard for me. I can now proudly say that I have had my case resolved in my favor. This would not have happened without her. Mary Catherine is not a normal attorney, because she has this innate sense of compassion which you cannot acquire in a school. This makes her an excellent attorney, and highly recommended by myself. Don't let the justice system overwhelm you and make you feel like you don't have a choice. You do have a choice- Corrigan Law.
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Posted by Alisia | November 6, 2017
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The best Attorney out here hands down!
I am so thankful everyday for what Attorney Mary Kay Corrigan did for me. She fought for me and believed in me. She knows sometimes good people do just get stuck in bad situations. If it was not for her persistence, her intelligence and her amazing knowledge of the law I would not be at home with my family right now or be able to watch my little boy grow up for some time. She turned a situation that was hopeless in the hands of all other lawyers to a hopeful situation. She does NOT feed you a bunch of lies and tells you how it is which is another thing that divides her from most lawyers out there. Her passion for law and belief in her clients rights makes her just the best around. I have never in my life encountered such a truly outstanding attorney. I wish more lawyers could be just a quarter of what she is in the law field. She was my Angel and I will never let anyone I know that needs legal advice or assistance call anyone else. I’ve never trusted a lawyer before but I not only trust her but I trust her and with my freedom in her hands. There is not another attorney out there that can compare. I don’t believe this to just be my opinion but rather a fact and my case that she fought without fail to be the proof of this.
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Posted by Todd | October 18, 2017
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Excellent Lawyer
I hired Mary to help resolve an incident for my daughter and she could not have been more professional, attentive, responsive and courteous in handling the situation. Her expertise in her field makes her outstanding and I would recommend her highly to anyone who is in need.
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2017
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Realistic and Professional
I went to Mary when I was in need of guidance. She went above and beyond my expectations. My friend and I pulled over to help an elderly woman with a large Handicap sticker on the bumper get unstuck from the shoulder of a country-ish road in which there was too much snow. We pulled our car over and as we were getting out, a gentlemen rear-ended us saying he didnt even see us as he was looking at the handicapped elderly lady on the side of the road. We had multiple cars pull over and say they saw the whole thing, gave us their contact info in case we needed witnesses. They all professed that they were amazed to see that regular people are still willing to help a total stranger on a cold and snowy day in January. My acquaintance had a history of bad decisions, so the Rangers went fishing in his vehicle. Even though we were the ones that had a parked car that was hit by another gentlemen, they still tried to get us in trouble. She explained the situation we were in and informed me what she expected to happen. I never would have guessed that she was fresh out of school years ago when my situation occurred. She put me in touch with a colleague of hers just in case she wasn't available on a certain day so I would have someone to turn to. My case was resolved, and the charges were knocked down. Her professionalism was outstanding. The one thing I was most impressed with was her consistent follow-up. If I needed her, she responded right away. After speaking with Mary Catherine, I no longer felt like I was alone in dealing with this. She went to bat for me and hit a home run. When it doubt, Corrigan-Law it Out!
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Posted by Jeff | September 28, 2017
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EXCELLENT SERVICE
I reached out to Mary, and after a few minutes into the conversation, I knew she was the right person to represent me. Most lawyers cut you off and don't give you time to talk...not her. She heard me out, and listened closely to every single detail. Just a few days later, it was time for court. I couldn't get my insurance license from the state of Ohio with a pending case. She made sure this was handled in only one hearing. It would have been a lot more money if I had to continue the case. I was afraid that it would be continued and I would have to fork out more money. She made it happen, everything that I asked was executed in a timely, professional manner. Even after the case was closed, the insurance company didn't like the fact I was on probation. I contacted her, and she filed a motion to dismiss the probation days later. She has been a great attorney to work with, and I'd recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Emily | September 27, 2015
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Property
Ms. O'Neill helped me navigate an interesting legal situation I encountered. Being out of state, Ms. O'Neill explained the property laws in Ohio and how they pertained to my situation. She was in constant communication, completed research on the topic, and helped us come to a satisfactory resolution.
Posted by Daniel | September 23, 2015
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Traffic
"Ms. O'Neill helped me deal with a traffic issue in the Cleveland Heights Municipal Court. It was very important to me that I did not get additional points on my license, and Ms. O'Neill did not let me down. She appeared in court, and explained to the prosecutor the circumstances surrounding my ticket. Ultimately, I was given a zero point violation, and could not be happier."
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Posted by Tom | September 22, 2015
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Traffic issue resolved!
Ms. O'Neill helped me with a traffic issue I had. I had never leased a car before, and did not realize that my license plates did not expire on my birthday. When I received a hefty ticket for expired plates, she helped me navigate the legal process. Ironically, I had jury duty on my first court date, and she ensured that I had no negative consequences as a result of missing court. On my second court date, she was able to explain the situation to the prosecutor and magistrate, and the matter was dismissed at no cost to me. Working with Ms. O'Neill was a great experience and I would recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by Brian | June 24, 2014
Help with probate case and estate settlement.
Mary Catherine helped my mother and I through a difficult process of sorting out an estate. She was able to work through it with the attorney assigned to the estate and get things back on track. It was a trying time for my mother and I and really tested our emotions as we wanted to do the right thing on behalf of our friend's (the deceased) wishes but the Executor assigned was not acting in the wishes of the deceased. Thank you Miss O'Neill!!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2017
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Misdemeanor
From my initial consultation with Mary Catherine, I was confident that she would work in my best interest and therefore I hired her. It was important to me that I had a Lawyer that I could freely discuss details and I felt my trust was maintained. She was very confident in defending me and presented well in trial. This carried through to an appeal after the initial trial.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney and Principal
  • Corrigan Law Ohio
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate
  • Jordan Sidoti, LLP
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • John P. Luskin & Associates
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Thomas A. Key
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Moffit Fellow
  • Alexandria Public Defender
  • 2011 - 2012
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Education

  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Ohio University
  • B.S., summa cum laude
  • 2010

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Angel James
  • Dismissed
  • In Re: DJ
  • Adjudicated Delinquent on Lesser Included Charge
  • State of Ohio v. Anna Brown
  • Plead to a low level misdemeanor
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Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • West Shore Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Different Needz Foundation
  • Board of Directors Member
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Mock Trial Competition, Semi-Finalist
  • Florida State University Law School
  • 2013
  • Bidwell Scholar
  • The Catholic University of America
  • 2010
  • Dean's Schorship
  • Ohio University
  • N/A
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • High School Mock Trial Competition
  • Mock Trial Judge
  • 2015
  • Cleveland Heights Elementary School Field Trip
  • Criminal Defense Practice
  • 2015
  • Cleveland award 6 Democratic Party
  • Political
  • 2015
  • It's Time to Talk About Heroin
  • Heroin
  • 2014
  • Case Classic Mock Trial Competition
  • Legal
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (34)
Endorse Mary
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen her work in Medina and I was impressed by her elocutions for her clients. She had taken the time to get to know each client to represent them to the fullest."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her criminal defense knowledge is deep and her advice is practical. Mary O'Neill is an excellent attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for her knowledge, experience and contribution to the Avvo community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This attorney serves as a fine advocate for all clients and is easily endorsed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Other
"Ms. O'Neill is a well respected attorney in the community and I endorse her to meet your legal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Practical and understands the criminal defense process."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Ms. O'Neill. She is an extremely knowledgeable attorney with the confidence to take difficult cases to trial and win. Not only does she care about her cases, but also her clients themselves and their families."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. O'Neill is a hard working and knowledgeable advocate dedicated to achieving positive outcomes for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Other
"Ms. O'Neill and I had the pleasure of attending law school together and served on the same law journal. Throughout our tenure at the Columbus School of Law, Ms. O'Neill strived to become a zealous advocate, particularly in the area of criminal defense, and successfully did so in practice. I would endorse her without hesitation because no one will work harder on your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Ms. O'Neill for a long time, and her work ethic has always been impressive. We studied together for the Ohio Bar exam, and she consistently wowed me with her preparation and dedication to her studies. Now, after the exam, I have seen how she has applied this work ethic to her new practice, and would recommend her to anyone seeking a high-energy, thoughtful, and skilled trial lawyer. She would most certainly be my first call if I were in an unfortunate situation and needed legal counsel!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Talented, tough, and thorough litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mary Catherine O'Neill is a very competent and hard working attorney."
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Cleveland Criminal defense Lawyer Mary Catherine Corrigan
Mary Catherine Corrigan
Criminal defense Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 10 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available