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Rod Richard Mastandrea

DUI and DWI Attorney at Cleveland, OH

5.0   22 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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Rod Mastandrea, has focused his entire career on criminal defense. He previously served as a staff attorney for the Cuyahoga County Public Defender's Office. There, he handled a large caseload of both felony and misdemeanor matters. Mr. Mastandrea went on to serve as the head of the criminal defense practice group at a large firm. He then decided to form his own practice as a way to provide more individualized services for those accused of crimes. A third-generation attorney and native of the Cleveland area, he has handled hundreds of criminal cases and enjoys a respected reputationin courts across northeastern Ohio.

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Mastandrea Law
20620 John Carroll Blvd
Suite 216
Cleveland, OH, 44118

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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2023
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OVI arrest
I was pulled over for a OVI and was put in contact with Mr. Mastandrea . Mr. Mastandrea kept me really calm during the process and assured me he’d do his best . That being said he got my OVI charge dropped to reckless driving which was a huge relief as I am in a green card process therefor a criminal offense would have likely affected my immigration status . I would absolutely recommend Rod for a lawyer for his professional and coolness .
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Posted by Timothy | December 10, 2022
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Sex Crime
In today’s tech-savvy world, doing research by reading reviews for law firms or for any other company helps clients find the right representation to meet their needs. I didn't see any reviews that dealt around my particular case. I asked Rod the reason for this, and his response was that individuals with my charge(s)aren't as reluctant to leave one. I stated then that I would leave one when all was said and done. In the beginning, but sometime after Genesis. I was charged with two counts of GSI (2907.05). In the end, sometime before Revelations. I pled out to one count of Endangering Children (2919.22). In the middle was my Testament of six long harrowing months with this process. Rod showed with confidence that he could be knowledgeable with great communication and  responsiveness. Along with his patience and great listening skills, he proved to be hardworking and persevering!! Keep in mind that everyone has their own unique extenuating circumstances surrounding their own case. I followed Rod's advice and council. He provided great professionalism and, at times, emotional support to help me through this process. My own personal experience is why this review received nothing short of 5 stars! I genuinely hope this review equips someone else in a similar situation with help when choosing Mastandrea Law.
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Posted by Kristin | May 20, 2022
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10/10
did a lot of research before picking my lawyer. and let me tell you, i’m happy i didn’t go with my first two options. rod was the third lawyer i spoke with, and was relieved when i spoke with him. he was confident, and reassured me on multiple occasions that i was in good hands. he is extremely knowledgeable and phenomenal at what he does. i am over the moon with the outcome we achieved and i will recommend him over and over again.
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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2022
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Fantastic attorney!
I was charged with an OVI and Rod guided me through the entire process and reassured me everything would be ok. He definitely knows what he is doing and was able to get my OVI charges dropped. I am so thankful for him and all his help!
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Very highly recommend Rod! I was facing a second OVI conviction only a few years after my first. Rod worked strategically for its reduction to a physical control, which was no easy feat with all things considered. From the time Rod and I started working together, he was courteous and professional and patiently answered all of my questions. Communication is important when working with anyone - especially an attorney - and he was sure to excel with this. He was sure to keep me informed throughout the process and take the extra steps necessary. Greatly appreciate what he has done for me and his thoroughness and knowledge of OVI cases. Certainly recommend if you’re in need!
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Posted by Margaret | September 27, 2019
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Conduct
Rod was exceptional. He took the time to provide information, explain the process and constantly was in contact with myself and my son. He explained exactly how the entire process was going to be and it was as he stated. He is a very conscientious and hard working man. He is true to his word and was always positive in how he presented the situation. He is by far the best lawyer and he did exactly what he said he would do. He is a hard worker, very honest and excellent communicator. He made a negative situation as positive of an experience as it could be.
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Posted by Chris | July 2, 2019
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The best of the best
Toward the end of last year I found myself facing charges that if I were convicted of would be career ending and carried significant jail time. My family was in a state of disarray due to the stress associated with the potential severity of the legal outcome. I knew I needed a great attorney, who specialized in legal cases specific to my charges. I cannot imagine having gone through this process without Rod in my corner. From the moment I met with him for our initial consultation I knew he was the right person to help me. He was calm, informative and very efficient at outlining the journey that was in front of us. Although my family and I wanted the quickest resolution possible, Rod explained to us the benefits of letting him navigate the case and warned us that the process could take time. Over the course of many months Rod fought for me, using the facts from my case and evidence, to negotiate a plea deal that was fair and reasonable. Rod’s expertise and compassion, allowed me to keep my freedom and my career that I’ve worked so hard for. Reflecting on the process I realized that never once did I wait more than a few moments for a response to a text or a phone call. Every time I met with him he was always in a great mood and had a unique way of putting my mind at ease. Rod also has a great network of specialists he was able to refer me to along the way that made the process more streamlined and a plea deal easier. Take it from someone who’s back was up against the wall. If you need great legal representation, and someone who will care about you, your family and your rights, choose Rod.
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Posted by Melanie | June 6, 2019
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#1 Attorney A++++++
10 STAR Attorney!!! Attorney Rod Mastandrea is such an inspiring individual. When I was told by 5 other attorneys I would never be able to reopen a case I had from 20yrs ago and vacate my plea . ROD got it done and fast within 1month & sealed the records. He did exactly what he said he would do! He is a great example of a very successful Attorney, Rod was truly a blessing!! He is the lawyer you want to hire and represent you!! Mr.Mastandrea is professional, knowledgeable, aggressive and will work diligently on your case, he was extremely understanding and caring. He has integrity and very straight forward. I was very pleased with our outcome. Attorney who is very savvy in his practice. I would definitely recommend him to anyone. He was very easy going and actually cares about his clients! He is willing to go out of his way to help his clients, in order to ensure they get the results they need. Rod Mastandrea has a lot of credibility behind him and definitely knows how to handle all types of cases with the proper care! A++++++++ I will forever be grateful!!! Thank you !
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2019
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dui
i got charged with a dui and i refused any test and i had a prior dui and i called him he said he will get me out of it and he got my dui drooped to a ticket and got my licensed back he really know his way around the system and is one of the bast attorneys he is easy to work with very professional and know what he is doing if you want things done he is the one to call he will talk with the courts and make sure you get the best possible outcome of the situation in my case he made more then i thought could happen i really recommend him and cant be more grateful that i got him as my layer very good guy
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2018
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Competent, courteous, and profesional
I was wrongly issued a speeding ticket in Highland Hills. Rod guided me through the process of weighing my options and set the course of action. It was resolved easily and fairly. No pompous gestures and empty promises, just solid advice and straightforward dealings.
Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2018
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Best Lawyer Around
This was my first experience with a lawyer and Rod made it as easy and stress free as possible. He was quick to respond to any questions with throurough answers, which helped give me peace of mind leading to my court date. Throught the entire process Rod went above and beyond to make sure I was informed and at ease. He was able to resolve my legal matters and follow through on all promises. I would highly recommend this lawyer to anyone looking for legal representation. Thanks again Rod!
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Posted by Kitty | July 8, 2017
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The best lawyer in South Euclid Ohio
The best lawyer in South Euclid Ohio. Rod helped us tremendously, we were in Cleveland South Euclid/Beachwood for a funeral and Sunday morning on our way to breakfast after a devastating loss we were stopped by a Beachwood police officer for going 42 miles an hour on Harvard Road . Rod was professional, available, answered all of her questions, and dealt with the ticket professionally and successfully reduced are fine by 85%. Fair, effective, and an all around great guy. PS - has a great sense of humor.
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Posted by Shawn | June 12, 2017
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If your in trouble hire Rod Masandrea
I was accused of committing a hit skip, and the stress of hearing the penalties made me lose a lot of sleep. Then I called Mr. Mastandrea and he assured me everything would work out for the best. He kept his word and got the hit skip dismissed and all I had to do was pay court costs and a small fine. If you want peace of mind in the time leading up to your court date hire Rod Mastandrea.
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Posted by Mary | April 28, 2017
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Intelligent, trustworthy and a man of his word!
Rod's professionalism and knowledge of the law was the reason my grandson's trial was so successful. I am so grateful to you for accomplishing what you told me you would do.
Posted by anonymous | November 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation - Highly Recommend
Rod's professionalism and expertise were a constant reassurance throughout my court proceedings. He was consistently available for questions and concerns that I had throughout the process. With his knowledge and advice, I was able to resolve my legal matter in a way that was entirely in my best interest. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 15, 2016
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Awesome Lawyer
Rod was very helpful, he always answered my questions without any delay. Some of my questions were stupid and I asked them more than one time, he answered them patiently and explained me whats going to happen. He had a good relationship with the people in the court, it helped me get out of the court very soon, I did the right thing hiring him. Hope you don't get into any sort of trouble, but if you do I will definitely recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2016
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First Timer
I would highly recommend this attorney for anyone who a first time offender. Being scared and unsure what to expect - Rod answered all my questions made me feel at ease. Very knowledgable about the court systems and I felt confident with my choice from the start till the end when he got the best outcome for me !
Posted by Jackie | December 22, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Rod is definitely worth hiring. He lowered my stress level for the whole process and took care of everything!! He was knowledgeable, a gentleman, and explained everything as it was happening. I would definitely hire him again!!
Posted by Raymond | December 19, 2015
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Attorney Review
Thank you Rod for doing such a wonderful job. I would recommend Mr. Mastandrea to anyone looking to be represented in a court of law. At a reasonable fee he was able to get my charges lowered with minimal fines. Rod always answered the phone when I called ready to answer any questions I would have. He was in control of my legal situation and kept me informed every step along the way. I would recommend Rod Mastandrea to anyone in need of legal representation. Thank you
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Posted by Jessica | December 14, 2015
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Amazing Services
Received top notch service. Was very professional and always willing to answer any questions and address any concerns. Made time to explain every step in the legal process. Was always available for any need and continuously followed up and reassured. I will always chose Rod Mastendrea in an future legal needs because he gets the job done.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Mastandrea Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • Magistrate
  • City of Cleveland Heights
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Luftman heck and Associates
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Legal Intern
  • Cuyahoga County Public Defenders Office
  • 2007 - 2009
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Education

  • Cleveland State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Reckless operstion
  • case dismissed
  • OVI
  • OVI dismissal.
  • Aggravated menacing /falsification
  • Cases dismissed.
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Magistrates
  • member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014 - Present
  • United States Federal Court
  • Federally licensed
  • 2012 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Deans List
  • Cleveland State University
  • 2008
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Drivers Intervention Program
  • OVI
  • 2019
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Mentorship of new lawyers
  • 2018
  • Drivers intervention program
  • OVI
  • 2018
  • Drivers intervention Program
  • OVI
  • 2017
  • Driver intervention program (DIP)
  • OVI
  • 2016
  • Driver Intervention Program
  • OVI
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rod is an extremely knowledgeable attorney who knows his way around the local courts. He communicates with his clients, makes sure they understand the process, and works hard to get the best possible result for their circumstances."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I am currently involved in litigation in which Rod Mastandrea is opposing counsel. Throughout the representation Rod has displayed the upmost courtesy and professionalism, while still vigorously and effectively representing his client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Rod for several years. He is extremely knowledgeable and fights hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He will work hard to defend your rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is smart, professional, and has the experience necessary to take any case to trial."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rod is a very detail oriented, no nonsense Litigator. He is very knowledgeable on a variety of complex legal subjects. He is dilegent for his clients. The knowledge of the legal landscape in North east ohio he posses is unparalleled"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rod is passionate about the criminal justice system. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and will not rest until he has achieved the best possible result. He is the attorney you can count on if you or a loved one is in a tight spot."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Mastandrea is a results-driven, no-nonsense attorney with an incredible ability to guide each of his clients through the difficult criminal justice system. There is no better advocate for a client's rights and reputation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rod is an extremely dedicated, hard-working, and aggressive criminal lawyer. He is always willing to go the extra mile for his clients. Highly recommended."
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Criminal defense
Cleveland DUI and DWI Lawyer Rod Richard Mastandrea
Rod Richard Mastandrea
DUI and DWI Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation