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Patrick Sean Leary

DUI and DWI Attorney at Cleveland, OH

4.8   8 reviews

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About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%
    Focusing primarily on Criminal Defense & OVI, my practice concentrates on protecting the rights of the accused, case evaluation and research, plea negotiations, and trial litigation. I represent clients from all walks of life in a wide variety of criminal situations; no case too big nor too small. My experience allows me to provide a vast range of representation from Aggravated Murder, Rape, Burglary/Robbery, Assault and Drugs, down through OVI/DUI/DUS, Traffic Offenses and Minor Misdemeanors.

  2. Criminal defense
    45%
    Focusing primarily on Criminal Defense & OVI, my practice concentrates on protecting the rights of the accused, case evaluation and research, plea negotiations, and trial litigation. I represent clients from all walks of life in a wide variety of criminal situations; no case too big nor too small. My experience allows me to provide a vast range of representation from Aggravated Murder, Rape, Burglary/Robbery, Assault and Drugs, down through OVI/DUI/DUS, Traffic Offenses and Minor Misdemeanors

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%

Former County Prosecutor now protecting the rights and defending the freedom of the accused.  After serving five years as an assistant prosecutor, I have devoted the last 11+ years of my career representing those accused of criminal charges and OVI/DUI offenses.

Trial experience includes cases involving Aggravated Murder, Rape, Kidnapping, Felonious Assault, Theft, Drug Trafficking and Possession, Computer Crimes, Aggravated Vehicular Homicide and OVI/DUI.  

Get an experienced Trial Attorney on your side.  Protect your rights and defend your freedom.

Serving the following Counties: Cuyahoga, Lake, Geauga, Portage, Summit, Medina, Lorain, Huron, Erie, Sandusky and Ottawa.   Thank you for your interest, please call anytime for more information or to schedule an appointment to discuss your legal matter.

 

Licensed for 22 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2000
Updated 11/14/2022

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

Contact Patrick

PATRICK S. LEARY, LPA LLC
614 W. Superior, Suite 1300
Rockefeller Building
Cleveland, OH, 44113
Satellite Office
Lakeside - Marblehead (Ottawa County and Lake Erie Islands)
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Port Clinton, OH, 43440
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Leary is honest, upfront and gets it done!
After battling with the "good ole boys club" for over a year, my nephew sat in jail on a non violent charge of "disrupting public service" due to calling the PD too many times for welfare checks on his child. No violence, no fire arms, just a simple charge concocted by the local PD. After being appointed an attorney who assured us it was as simple a diversion for this young man who had never had any confrontations with the law, never any charges, etc. the appointed attorney never was able to process anything, never filed any paperwork. Leary came in, addressed very quickly the issue, was able to get a deal where this charge will be removed once MH treatment is completed. He is attentive to the client's needs and gets things done! He was a godsend after battling this system where his wife is employed he was able to get things accomplished quickly.
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Posted by Robert | April 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A genuine good and honest lawyer!
Mr. Patrick Leary is as good as it gets in my honest opinion. He has litigated for me through the years a wide array of criminal cases. Everything from OVI and minor traffic violations too Posession and a serious firearms case. It's more than that though because he's very personal and a family man. His father before him was an accomplished Lawyer, so this man grew up listening to cases. I consider Patrick Leary to be one of the most honest and accredited lawyers out there, and he never failed to be there, when I needed him.
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Posted by Nicole | May 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Mr Leary is an exceptional lawyer and I highly recommend his services. He is an extremely fair and honest man that trusts and cares about his clients. I had recently hired Mr. Leary to evaluate and work on a few criminal charges/cases that I had received and I can almost garuntee that without his services I could have very well gone to prison. Mr. Leary was also a very energetic and well spoken man who never made me feel left out of the loop nor has he ever gave me a reason to worry.
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Posted by Tony | April 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Felony Case
Being someone who has never been in trouble with the law I want to first say that Patrick is very thorough in explaining everything that comes with the process. He truly helps you understand how the system works. That's just a minute character trait of Mr. Leary however. He truly cares about you and your situation and fights for the best possible outcome no matter what the charge is. He was a former prosecutor, now attorney who has tremendous experience and knowledge of the law for 15+ years. I could not recommend a better lawyer for whatever your case may be. My testimony is very straightforward to the type of person Patrick is. He cares about you and your rights bottom line. Whatever the case may be he is going to use his experience and knowledge to get the best possible outcome. He stands up for your character and doesn't let anybody question what type of person you are. He is very personable and puts every emotion into your specific case. After my personal experience with Patrick I could not recommend a better lawyer. The biggest difference between Patrick and other lawyers are his character traits, he never called into question who I was as a person and took every step necessary to prove that to the court because in this day and age it almost feels like you are guilty until proven innocent. He has tremendous grit and determination in fighting for your rights and again he truly cares about your situation I cannot reiterate how important it is to find a lawyer who cares and he truly is one with compassion he is a great man, friend, and lawyer and if you need someone to defend your freedom there is absolutely no better person.
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Posted by Mike | August 8, 2012
Impressive
Mr. Leary helped us out with a case against our son. He was given a ticket based on false witness reporting to the police. I was amazed how efficiently Mr. Leary exposed this at trial and had the ticket overturned. His passion for justice and decisiveness in cross examination were no match by any in the court room that day. He has served us well and I am confident that he will do the same for you.
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Posted by sammy | March 12, 2012
great lawyer
Very honest and caring went the extra mile for me an attorney that actually cares about his clients
Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2011
Felony Case
Would recommend with one caveat. Communication required. He changed offices and did not return phone calls easily. Easy to work with, but follow through not completed on a few things. Knowledgeable. Not sure of fee structure.
Posted by Robert | April 12, 2011
A well knowlegded and carring attorney.
He always looked out for my well being.He weighed all the pros and cons of my case.Mr.Leary and his firm fought to deffend me and did it honestly.I can say he is worth the time and money for the attention he gives his clients.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Patrick S. Leary, LPA LLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2000 - 2005

Education

  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Dayton
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996
  • St. Ignatius High School
  • 1992
  • Incarnate Word Academy
  • 1988
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Legal Cases

  • State v. Hammond
  • Plea to MINOR MISDEMEANOR
  • State v. Glen Filmore, Jr.
  • CASE DISMISSED
  • State v. Evan J.
  • Charges reduced from high level felonies to 3 misdemeanors
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Associations

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Parma Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Recognition for Contribution to the Pursuit of Justice
  • Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Aid Society-Cleveland
  • Q&A Legal Session for Guidance and Advice
  • 2013
  • Legal Aid Society-Cleveland
  • Basics of Expungement
  • 2010
  • Parma Bar Association CLE
  • The Discovery Process in Criminal Cases
  • 2006

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (5)
Endorse Patrick
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having worked with Mr. Leary on several matters and trying a case together I can truly say he serves his clients well. A combination of knowledge, skill, and experience allows him to represent clients in a manner that delivers results. Any individual in need of representation would be well served to have a conversation with Mr. Leary."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I first met Patrick when I was a County Prosecutor. He was and continues to be a strong advocate for his clients in and out of the courtroom. It's been a pleasure to work with him and I imagine that his clients feel the same."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Patrick. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I was a prosecuting attorney for Cuyahoga County and Patrick Leary was also an assistant prosecutor. His knowledge of criminal law is amazing. I am always happy to see his name as representing a co-defendant on a case. His previous employment as an assistant prosecutor allowed him to learn the system and gave him the knoweledge to win your case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This man is tireless. When other Attorneys are ready to call it a day, Pat Leary is still at it, fighting for his clients. I have been a Criminal Lawwyer for over Forty years and know that his best attribute is caring for people in the "period of the unknown". Whether it is your first trip or unfortunately you have been through the system before, Pat will exhaust every avenue. He is a relentless adversary and advocate. I have litigated with him and against him. He is a trusted colleague and I am proud to endoerse him."
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