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Larry William Zukerman

Criminal defense Attorney at Cleveland, OH

5.0   28 reviews

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Larry fights for the rights of individuals facing allegations of white collar crimes, computer/internet crimes, sexual assault, Federal narcotics crimes, and many others. He often handles the cases of high-profile or well-known citizens, which requires the utmost discretion. Balancing aggression with tact according to the needs of the case, Larry makes it a point to know each case better than the judge and prosecutors.

Larry fights for the rights of individuals facing allegations of white collar crimes, computer/internet crimes, sexual assault, Federal narcotics crimes, and many others. He often handles the cases of high-profile or well-known citizens, which requires the utmost discretion. Balancing aggression with tact according to the needs of the case, Larry makes it a point to know each case better than the judge and prosecutors.

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Licensed for 37 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1985
Updated 11/15/2022

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Zukerman Daiker & Lear Co., L.P.A.
3912 Prospect Ave E
Cleveland, OH, 44115

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Posted by anonymous | September 3, 2021
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No Other Compares
I hired Larry Zukerman to help out with a very complex situation that could have resulted in an outcome that would have negatively affected my job and career. Due to his expert knowledge in the field of law, I have gained a favorable outcome. I will be forever grateful to Mr. Zukerman and his expert team!
Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2021
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Anonymous
Larry was excellent throughout the process. Larry and Adam Brown were there to answer any questions no matter how small or irrational and worked hard to obtain a favorable outcome in my situation. I would recommend Larry and Adam and Zukerman Law Firm to others in a heartbeat.
Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
Mr. Zukerman performed an outstanding job. He was straight and to the point when it came to communication, but also still maintained compassion and empathy when it came to dealing with my judicial situation. He spoke to me like a human being versus just a client. The combination of these made my stressful situation calmer. His attorney's office is very professional, clean, and welcoming to clients, so that also helped in mitigating the stress from the overall judicial situation. I 100% recommend Mr. Zukerman as an attorney to hire or for consultation purposes. I know you'll be happy with the professionalism demonstrated by Mr. Zukerman.
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Posted by Virginia | March 5, 2021
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Highly recommended
Having Larry as your attorney gives a strong feeling of confidence while in precarious situations. While I was under pressure, Larry kept a balance of empathy, the law, and strategy top of mind for me. His ability to quickly understand not the just issue you are facing, but the areas in which you have potential recourse is amazing. In addition, knowing that he handles many large, complex, and sometimes public cases, it is impressive that he can still make time for your own case. His ability to use the law to strategize next steps empowers you to stand up for yourself. It is his experience and care that truly sets him apart from other lawyers. I would never go anywhere else frankly.
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Posted by Zachary | February 17, 2021
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Extraordinary attorney
Larry was there for me when I needed him most. He fought for me in my case and got a very favorable result which allowed me to move on with my life. This was the first time I had ever needed an attorney so I didn't know what to expect, Larry did a great job of explaining step by step exactly what was going to happen and what he was going to do to get us the best result possible. I would recommend Larry to anyone who needs an extraordinary defense attorney!
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Posted by Caroline | November 30, 2020
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There Is No Better Lawyer Anywhere
With honesty, diligence and knowledge, Larry gave us such exceptional advice, service and understanding of the issue we had to deal with. Our initial concern and anxiety was immediately altered by the way Larry took on our case, helped us step by step and remained in contact throughout the entire process. There is no better lawyer and we will always owe a debt of gratitude for the amazing work he and his team did for us but most importantly for his ability to understand our concerns and to address them. We would highly recommend Larry for legal services and will always hold him in the most utmost respect.
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2020
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Absolutely the Best
Larry and his team handled our case with the utmost professionalism and care. We had never been in a situation to need an attorney and he and his colleague walked us through the process and spent a ton of time at all hours talking to us. He is a bulldog and will fight for you. He is proactive and you never have to worry that there is anything out there that he and his team have not looked into. I wouldn't have wanted in anyone in my corner but Larry.
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Posted by Shoshana | October 27, 2020
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Highly recommended
With a firm hand and excellent knowledge of the system, Larry Zukerman expertly and efficiently helped me with a difficult family legal situation. I felt that he was in control from day one and will always be grateful for his assistance. I give him my highest recommendation.
Posted by Nina | August 14, 2020
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Unparalleled passion for justice
Larry has handled several personal matters for me and always brings incredible determination to fight for my rights. His knowledge of the law, years of experience and aggressive dedication to each case sets him apart from other lawyers. He keeps a calm head under pressure, a keen eye for important details, dependable confidentiality and empathy for my struggle.
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Posted by Nick | April 30, 2020
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Service of Excellence
Larry, and his team of associates were outstanding throughout the litigation process. Him and his team of legal advocates exuded professionalism and were very thorough in their efforts of communicating how due process works and what that entails. Definitely the firm you want as your voice representing you in the court room.! Very grateful for their services.
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Posted by Kerry | April 22, 2020
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Exactly the right person for my needs!
Prior to needing assistance on my case, I had never even thought about what I would do if I needed a lawyer. Luckily, a friend who is an attorney got a recommendation from from my city's Prosecutor of all people! In my opinion, when a prosecutor can recommend a defense attorney based on what they have seen in court, that's a strong recommendation! I have not been disappointed in the least. Larry and his team treated my case (which easily could be blown off as "small stuff" by a less compassionate and thorough attorney) as if it was a big deal. Because for me it was a VERY big deal! They were clear in their plan and approach and executed that plan deftly and responsively, even in the midst of the courts being closed due to COVID-19. They wanted my case completely dismissed and that is exactly what they got for me. The results are better than I ever could have imagined or hoped, and should I ever find myself or anyone I know in need of legal services, I will not hesitate to recommend Zukerman, Lear, & Murray (ZLM)
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2020
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Got the job done!
I was represented by Mr. Larry Zukerman for an OVI case. It was a very unfortunate incident that occurred on my birthday. Mr. Zukerman sat with me for the first meeting where he asked me all kinds of questions to find out exactly what happened and asked a lot of questions to get to know more about myself as an individual. I was represented by both Mr. Michael Lear and Mr. Zukerman in court and both were always on time, every time. After some of the hardest months in my life, Mr. Zukerman was able to knock down the OVI to a reckless OP. As a future applicant to medical school this was very important to me. Being charged with an OVI has severe consequences that would have made my path to medical school much more difficult. After waiting the two years, Mr. Zukerman helped me successfully seal my records as well. BIG thanks to the law offices of Mr. Zukerman!!
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Posted by anonymous | February 20, 2019
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Zealous Advocate
Larry is an excellent lawyer who tirelessly advocates for his clients. He also provides invaluable advice in a practical manner. I would hire Larry and his firm again.
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Experience and Person
While my experience in working with a criminal defense lawyer was non-existent prior to my work with Larry, I'd find it hard to believe someone being more thorough, diligent, and caring than Larry Zukerman in any field of any profession. He's that good at what he does and has a heart to go along with it. His knowledge and expertise is exceptional, but what makes Larry stand out is his relentless pursuit of defending his client. He left no stone un-turned and was tactful in his preparation and strategy. No doubt, there were times when I second guessed his decisions in the beginning. Quickly, though, I realized how far ahead of me he was in terms of his overall plan. I backed off and sure enough he achieved an incredibly favorable outcome. It was the most brutal painful 6 months of my life. Thankfully I had Larry and his staff on my side. They were there for me and my family throughout all of it. As cliche as it may sound, Larry saved my life. I cannot thank him and his team enough for that. He is exceptional as a lawyer and as a general resource.
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Posted by adam w | June 27, 2018
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Simply the Best
Larry is an incredible attorney. I was pleased with his professionalism. He knew what questions to ask me about my case. He knew to ask about details i hadnt even been considering. He knew the right was to setup our strategy. He was thorough and i appreciated that. He was on time for our court hearings and was very articulate. most importantly we got the result I was looking for. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2018
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The Best Experience
I was put in an unfortunate situation when I was in college. I was taken to court for obstructing a lawful meeting while standing up for the Jewish community on my college campus. Being friends with Larry's son, he immediately reached out to me to offer his services. He was a professional and aggressive. He did not stand for the charges against me, and made it clear the university their actions were unwarranted. After a few months of hard work and determination, the charges were ultimately dropped. In the years following, he helped me to seal my record. All this was done easily and smoothly, couldn't have asked for better representation. I highly recommend Larry to come to your defense as he will do exactly what is asked of him and more. He goes above and beyond to ensure his clients are treated with respect and get the outcome they deserve. Thanks again Larry!
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Posted by Tim | May 19, 2018
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Honest and Trustworthy Larry Zukerman
For the first time in my life I found myself in a legal situation and had no idea where to turn for help. A friend knew a prominent layer in the area and they immediately recommended Larry Zukerman. Larry met with me immediately and was very friendly and detailed. Yesterday I walked out of the courthouse with Larry and a member of his team, Brian Murray with the case settled. They were honest, fair, and very supportive throughout the entire process. Larry’s influence and knowledge of the court system and the law is unbelievable. In the short time I worked with Larry and his team, I felt like I had family members in my corner. If you need a Lawyer I highly recommend Larry Zukerman and his team. I am very grateful to Larry and Brian for their help and support at a very challenging time in my life.
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Posted by Evan | March 20, 2018
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Outstanding lawyer who got the job done
Larry Zukerman is a fantastic lawyer. I was facing a serious legal situation involving 7 charges and Larry managed to get 5 of them, including the most serious one, dropped, reducing a possible double digit prison term to nothing more than probation. The deal he cut was so favorable for me that the judge could hardly believe it during the pre-trial hearing. The judge certainly didn't seem happy about the outcome of my situation, but I sure as hell was. Bottom line, if you need a lawyer, Larry is the best in the business.
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2018
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A True Legend
I had an OVI incident late last year that significant consequences, personally and professionally. There were a number of mitigating factors that set the chain of events in motion, but ultimately, I was wrong. After the incident, I set about searching for an attorney who could represent me in my case. In my search, someone highly recommended Larry. Larry answered the call and met me at his home on a Sunday to take my case. He listened very carefully and was extremely thorough, making sure that no detail was forgotten or omitted. Over the course of the following months, Larry stood by my side and offered the best of advice at every stage of the process. He tried every possible way to reduce the charges and he was VERY successful. To say that he is an adept advocate is a huge understatement. It was because of him that the charge was significantly reduced to what would be considered by many to be a slap on the wrist. Even the judge noted that it was a VERY good outcome. In many respects, Larry has saved me from personal and professional disaster, and for that, I am extremely happy to have put my case in his hands. When you hire Larry, you're not only paying for his time. You're paying for his depth of knowledge, specialization, care, prestige, and influence. You're also paying for someone who has a great deal of good will within the courts, which is immensely helpful when dealing with a case like mine, which by all logic, should have ended extremely unfavorably. And that's why Larry is a legend.
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Posted by Ari | March 15, 2018
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A lawyer you can trust
Larry Zukerman is a lawyer you not only can trust, but you should trust. He puts the needs of his clients first and makes them feel safe and respected. Everyone has rights and this lawyer assures that your rights are not violated. I have hired Mr. Zukerman with the notion that he would take care of me to the fullest. He not only went so far as to save my life, but also answered all of my wife’s questions and those who cared about me, their concerns and questions as well. Larry is not the run of the mill lawyer who sits there and beats around the bush just to make more money. He gets straight to the point and figures out a way to help the client. Big or small figures in town (and out of town) he will work with you. I have seen lawyers who will make you “break the bank” to help you. Larry is not that person. Lastly, his staff, from receptionist all the way to the top makes sure you are in a comfortable setting that way whatever you are feeling, you know someone has your back. I trust Larry with my life and would recommend him to anyone and everyone. He is the real deal. He WILL help you and take care of you! Please call him, I promise you, you will not regret it.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Acting Judge
  • Shaker Heights Municipal Court
  • 2002 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Case Western Reserve School Of Law
  • 1996 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Zukerman, Daiker & Lear, Co., LPA
  • 1993 - Present
  • Law Director and Chief Prosecutor
  • Village of Moreland Hills
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Partner, Trial Lawyer
  • Henneberg, Stuplinski & Zukerman
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Trial Lawyer
  • Greene & Hennenberg
  • 1985 - 1991
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Education

  • Harvard University Law School
  • Nation College for DUI Defense
  • 1998
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1985
  • Washington and Jefferson College
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA)
  • 1982

Associations

  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar Association
  • N/A
  • American Academy of Trial Counsel
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cleveland Academy of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Eighth District Judicial Conference
  • Lifetime Member
  • N/A
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • William K. Thomas American Inn of Court
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
  • William K. Thomas American Inn of Court
  • President-Elect
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2007 - 2013
  • William K. Thomas American Inn of Court
  • Master Barrister
  • 2006 - 2012
  • William K. Thomas American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Vice President
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Criminal Justice Committee
  • 1989 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • The Society of Benchers
  • Case Western Reserve School of Law
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer
  • Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Tenth Edition
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 1998
  • President’s Appreciation Award
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • 1993
  • Who’s Who Among Rising Young Americians
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 1991
  • Areivim Award
  • Israel Bond, Young Leadership Division
  • 1990
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Ohio State Attorney General
  • 1990
  • Commendation
  • Ohio State Senate
  • 1990
  • President's Appreciation Award
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • 1989
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • 1987
  • Certificate of Recognition
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association
  • N/A
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Publications

  • OACDL Vindicator
  • Voir Dire in DUI Cases
  • 2011
  • Cleveland Bar Journal
  • How “Implied Consent” Became Forcible Consent: Ohio’s Forcible Blood-Draw Law
  • 2009
  • Cleveland Bar Journal
  • Crawford and the Rebirth of the Confrontation Clause
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar
  • Ohio CCW Laws
  • 2017
  • Super Star Seminar
  • Cross Examination techniques
  • 2015
  • Super Star Seminar
  • Cross Examination techniques
  • 2015
  • 2015 Superstar Seminar: Evidence Rule 613
  • Evidence Rule 613
  • 2015
  • Substance Abuse and Contempt of Court: What Process is Due an Attorney
  • Substance Abuse and Contempt of Court
  • 2011
  • Handling First DUI Case
  • DUI Cases
  • 2011
  • Ethics Professionalism and Substance Abuse
  • Ethics Professionalism and Substance Abuse
  • 2011
  • Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the "Rambo" Litigator
  • Dirty Litigation Tactics
  • 2010
  • Update on OVI Law
  • OVI Law
  • 2009
  • Confrontation: The Aftermath of Crawford
  • Confrontation
  • 2008
  • Contempt Substance and Procedure
  • Contempt Substance and Procedure
  • 2006
  • Sexually Oriented Offenders in Municipal Court
  • Sexually Oriented Offenders
  • 2003
  • Practical Legal Ethics in Ohio Seminar
  • Practical Legal Ethics
  • 2003
  • Federal Criminal Practice Seminar
  • Child Pornography Cases on the Internet
  • 2000
  • Admissibility of Polygraph Testing and Rule under DNA Evidence
  • Polygraph Testing
  • 2000
  • Representing Foreign National in Municipal Courts
  • Foreign National
  • 1999
  • DUI Trial Techniques
  • DUI Trials
  • 1999
  • Domestic Violence Seminar
  • Domestic Violence
  • 1999
  • Pre-Trial motions and Suppression motions
  • Motions
  • 1998
  • Discovery Techniques and Suppression of Breath/Blood Alcohol Machine Results
  • Blood and Breath Test Resluts
  • 1998
  • Criminal Trial Walk-Thru
  • Criminal Trial Walk-Thru
  • 1998
  • New Sentencing Law and Defense Strategies in D.U.I. Trials
  • Sentencing Law
  • 1996
  • Criminal Trial Walk-Thru
  • Criminal Trial Walk-Thru
  • 1996
  • Suppression of Breath Test Results
  • Breath Test
  • 1994
  • DWI and DUI, Defense and Strategies
  • DWI and DUI
  • 1994
  • Drink and Dive Seminar
  • Drunk Driving
  • 1994
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association
  • Guardian ad Litem Training
  • 1994
  • Criminal Trial Walk-Thru
  • Criminal Law
  • 1992
  • The Criminal Law System
  • Criminal Law
  • 1988
  • Criminal Trial Walk-Thru
  • Criminal Law
  • 1988
  • The Fourth and Fifth Amendments As They Apply to Juve
  • Fourth and Fifth Amendments
  • 1987
  • The New Ohio Drug Trafficking Mandatory Fine Legislation
  • Drug Trafficking
  • 1986
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Cleveland Criminal defense Lawyer Larry William Zukerman
Larry William Zukerman
Criminal defense Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 37 years