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Criminal Defense


The focus of my practice is criminal defense. I defend people charged with felonies and misdemeanors in state and municipal courts throughout Ohio. Much of my work is devoted to defending people charged with OVI and other vehicular crimes.

I value being ethical, and having the opportunity to be a strong advocate for my clients. It is critical that an attorney care about those he represents and communicate with them on a regular basis. Each of my clients is important and deserves capable representation.


Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
    33 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    33 years

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Contact info

13111 Shaker Square
Rm 304
Cleveland, OH, 44120


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Rated Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI AttorneySuper Lawyers2016
Top Rated Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI AttorneySuper Lawyers2015
Citizen of the YearThe City of University Heights2013
Volunteer of the YearUniversity Heights Mayor Beryl Rothschild2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Volunteer Magistrate - Juvenile Diversion ProgramThe City of University Heights2006 - Present
Acting JudgeShaker Heights Municipal Court1996 - Present
AttorneyRobert G. Walton, Esq.1983 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Cleveland-Marshall Law Alumni AssociationBoard of TrusteesN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Delagarza, 144 Ohio App.3d 474 (2001)Decision in favor of defendant
City of Cleveland v. Rogers, 2002-Ohio-3547Decision in favor of defendant
City of Shaker Heights v. Kissee, 2002-Ohio-7255Decision in favor of defendant
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Publication nameTitleDate
Cleveland Law Library WeblogOhio Driver's License Suspensions and Reinstatement Handbook2012
CMLAA-CLE Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, 2002Misdemeanor Trials in Municipal Court2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State UniversityN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
License Suspension Information and Advice ClinicDriver's License Suspension2015
Criminal ProcedurePreliminary Hearings2015
Continuing Legal Education Seminar on OVIOVI2015
Volunteer Lawyers ProgramDriver’s License Suspension, The Reinstatement Process & Basics of the “OVI” Statute: ORC 4511.192012
Municipal Court Update: OVI and Traffic Law UpdateOVI Update2012
CCDLA Seminar, 10/18/12Challenges to the Admissibility of Intoxilyzer 8000 (OH-5) Breath Test Evidence2012
12/01/12 Seminar Sponsored by the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law2012 OVI Update2012
10/27/12 SeminarDirver's License Suspensions & Reinstatement2012
CLE on Substance Abuse/Ethics & Traffic Law Update/DUSTraffic Law Update/DUS2010
CLE on Professionalism &OVI BasicsOVI from Defense Perspective2010
CMLAA Annual OVI Update w/ Featured Speaker Robert G. Walton, Esq.2009 OVI Update2009