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Kenneth Allen Bossin

DUI and DWI Attorney at Cleveland, OH

5.0   78 reviews

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About Kenneth

Learn Kenneth’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    70%
    I specialize in DUI, DUS and other traffic offenses and practice mostly in Northern Ohio.

    52 years, 1,500 cases

  2. General practice
    20%

    52 years, 750 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    10%

    52 years, 500 cases

 In 1996 he completed a 20 hour National Highway Traffic Safety Administration approved training course on Standard Field Sobriety Testing, and a 20 hour refresher course in June 1997. In 2004, Ken authored articles on "Law You Can Use" for the Ohio State Bar Association and an article for the "Vindicator", a quarterly publication for the Ohio Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In December of 2004, Mr. Bossin participated in a panel discussion in Toronto, Canada giving a United States perspective on the laws of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol and Drugs. In 2005, he obtained a Certificate of Training as an instructor for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Program. He also obtained a Certificate of Competency in the Operation, Diagnostic Verification and Calibration for the BAC DataMaster Breath Alcohol Testing Instrument.

Mr. Bossin has served as a consultant (expert) regarding Field Sobriety Testing in Aggravated Vehicular Homicide and other OVI cases and has testified as an expert on Field Sobriety Testing in Lake County and Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Courts and Portage County Municipal Court.  He served as an Instructor in teaching DWI Detection and SFST’s in 2007, 2014 and 2017. He presently serves as an Acting Judge in the Lyndhurst Municipal Court.

Licensed for 51 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1971
Updated 11/08/2022

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

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Kenneth Allen Bossin
1392 Som Center Road
Cleveland, OH, 44124

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Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2021
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The Best
Ken Bossin is just the kind of lawyer you want on your side, because he is truly on your side – you are not just another case to shuffle through the process. His attention to detail, his understanding of the technicalities of OVI prosecution and defense, and his relationships among the legal and judicial community are second to none. First, his attention to detail requires you, the client, to actively own your case and your responsibility – you are in trouble and the way forward is honesty and acknowledgement of all the circumstances that led you to seek his counsel. Second, his understanding of the technicalities of OVI issues, his pursuit of procedural detail, and peer recognition of his authority in these matters, can lead to beneficial negotiated outcomes. Third, his professional relationships and local experience give his honest appraisal of extenuating or redeeming circumstances great weight where it matters most: prosecutors and judges trust Ken’s straightforward pursuit of an equitable outcome. In short, there are “ambulance chasers” and there is Ken Bossin. You come to him because you have sought the best advocate for your cause, and in Ken Bossin you have found it.
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Posted by Dave | February 8, 2021
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Best in Cleveland area.
Ken not only went above and beyond as my attorney, he genuinely cares for his clients guiding me into not only the smart decisions but morally sound ones as well. Even the judge in my particular city advised me on how lucky I was to have hired the best attorney in the area.
Posted by anonymous | February 2, 2021
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Very knowledgeable, thorough, and well connected
Ken is a very thorough and detail oriented lawyer. During our court process it became clear that he was working through and having plans ready for every possible direction the case could go. His calm demeanor no doubt helped our cause with the prosecutor and judge. He has years of experience working with many local prosecutors and judges which definitely helped us get an exceptional outcome for our case.
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Posted by Jane | January 28, 2021
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Trustworthy
Ken Bossin is an excellent lawyer and an awesome individual as well. I have been in a few situations through the years and he has Always been trustworthy, honest and diligent with me. I very highly respect & recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2020
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Great lawyer!
I am writing this review for Kenneth A. Bossin, Attorney at Law. Ken became a very instrumental part of my life in 2014 when he was referred to defend me in a DUI case. My options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed impossible at the time. In addition to all the obvious fallout's that come with a DUI, and a couple of associated charges, I was just starting a Master’s program and this would have caused some issues with the continuation of my program. Ken worked extremely hard to have the DUI reduced to reckless operation and also was able to attain driving privileges immediately so my daily work and school activities were not impacted. I was very happy and grateful for his hard work. He never promised an outcome, rather he gave me the honest truth and the worst case scenarios. He continually kept me informed, made me work for my case and exhibited passion in his research and defense. Fast forward to 2019, 5 years later, I was charged with another DUI. This time I had even more at stake. I was in the process of applying for a state license that was necessary to complete the final leg of my Master’s program. Due to the pending charges I was denied the license which would have caused me to be forced to forgo my Master’s program. I hired Kenneth Bossin again. He managed to negotiate with the prosecutors a plan to allow me to get my license and revisit the DUI within a few months. Ken believed he would get the charges reduced again. I however decided to accept the DUI for personal reasons and move forward against his advice. Even after all this I was still denied my license and another extremely difficult battle was about to be launched. I was at a loss and did not know where to turn. I was ready to give up. Though Ken does not typically take cases such as fighting the Columbus Board, he took on my case and appealed the decision of the Board. Since I was already a client he continued to represent me. As a result he succeeded in the appeal to the Board and I received my license necessary to finish my Master’s degree. Kenneth Bossin is worth every penny. I believe that once you become his client he becomes invested in your case and you as a person. He has gone over and above what I would consider his legal duties to not only represent me, but to lead me in the right directions to overcome some obstacles I created for myself. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2019
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Must have on your side!
I found myself in a horrible situation that I put myself in by getting an OVI. Ken is without a doubt the person you want to have your back if you find yourself with an OVI. He was very supportive in learning exactly what happened during the arrest along with events leading up to it. Ken's experience and knowledge were above and beyond. Ken took his time to help me through the case along with providing me with truthful situations of outcomes along with teaching me the laws behind my case. Ken is no doubt the lawyer you want on your side, I would highly recommend Ken to anyone without thinking twice. I travel once a month to Canada to see my family and Ken understood how much that had meant to me. Having an OVI complicates getting in and out of Canada, he truly put a lot of time and effort to get me the best result for my situation. Thanks Ken and anyone finding them in an OVI situation like myself do not go in to it by yourself, Ken will have your back 200%!
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Posted by anonymous | June 19, 2019
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Great Guy!
Ken has represented me twice, both with great outcomes in some of the toughest courts in the state. He gets to know you as a person and doesn't see you as just another client. He will answer your questions and be honest with you, which is all you can really ask for. No surprises.
Posted by Taylor | June 18, 2019
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AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING
I recently found myself in a position I never thought I’d be in, license suspension. After numerous tickets and too much on my plate, I received a letter in the mail stating my license was under suspension due to 12 points. I was told to contact Ken from a family friend of mine and I am SO glad I did. He not only guided me through the process of what to do, but he was able to fight my case so well that I didn’t lose my license and was given another chance. I will forever keep Ken as my lawyer. Thankful is an understatement!
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Posted by Gregg | November 20, 2018
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THE guy to have in your corner!
I've known Ken Bossin for many years. I have hired him in the past many years ago, also with great results. I recently got into a jam driving home from a social function with unfortunate (for me) results and consequent interaction with local PD. He went to bat and actually pulled out a little known statue that helped in my defense. Also very well known around the legal community, which is an obvious plus. A+ rating from me.
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Posted by Brenna | September 7, 2018
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Excellent experience
Ken demonstrated his extensive knowledge of law throughout my case. He was professional and always available to answer my calls and was easy to set appointments to sit down with in person. I could not have asked for a better attorney and am extremely pleased with my representation through this difficult process. I felt confident my best interests where always placed first. Just like his last name indicates, Ken is a boss!
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Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2018
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Highly Recommend Ken Bossin, Outstanding work.
When I met Ken Bossin I was on Probation for a prior OVI in Cleveland. I had a pending OVI in Lyndhurst facing 20 days in jail, 186 days for Probation Violation in Cleveland. Ken was straight forward with me and did not give up. Ken gives smart advice and wants the best for his client. Ken did such an amazing job with both cases. Absolutely no jail time for both courts and extended probation for Cleveland court. Thank you again Mr. Kenneth Bossin.
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2018
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A true professional and none better
Ken masterfully handled my case (2nd with a refusal), which I suspect would have been tricky for others. He explained the steps and strategy at every stage. Ken used his knowledge of the law to get me the best possible outcome and protect my CDL. I recommend that anyone who wants to have the BEST representation in and out of the courtroom avail themselves of Ken’s services.
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Posted by Roger | June 12, 2018
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Roger and Mary from Wisconsin
Ken was Excellent defending our Son in Cleveland Heights for a DUI. We wanted to get it over with, Ken kept telling us to follow his guidance. He was better than Excellent at guiding our Son and us during the whole process. We would recommend Ken and his team at any time. His fees are reasonable and he has excellent experience with the court systems.
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Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2017
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CLEVELANDS BEST DUI/OVI ATTORNEY
I had a very delicate OVI case involving my child. I consulted with an highly accredited attorney known for DUI/OVI cases in my hometown by recommendation from a friend. The hometown attorney informed me to expect to do 20 days in jail, explaining that the odds were surely against me with the judge I had appointed to my case. At that moment, I knew I was going to have to hire the best attorney I could find, and started looking outside my small town and started researching DUI/OVI attorneys in Cleveland. After reviewing numerous candidates, I researched that Mr.Bossin was the best attorney to hire. A friend told me about him, and his online reviews were outstanding. I knew I had to hire Mr.Bossin if I wanted to beat this case. All options and possible outcomes were set before me from the start and everything was handled in a professional manor. He explained everything in detail to ensure I understood the entire process. He handled an extremely difficult and emotional case with care, using his extensive knowledge and expertise to resolve my case. Later at my first court hearing, I seen the hometown attorney I had first consulted with before hiring Mr. Bossin. He went up to me and told me that I made an excellent decision in hiring Mr. Bossin to represent me, and that if he was in my shoes that he would've done the same. Apparently they knew each other and were friends. I was relieved hearing this. Not only will I use this law firm again, I would and have already recommended them to others. Thank you for all your hard work in regards to my case. Mr. Bossin far exceeded my expectations when he got my case dismissed.
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Posted by anonymous | June 22, 2017
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The Ultimate Professional
I am so fortunate to have had Ken's legal acumen and experience on my case. Ken's thoughtfulness and attention to detail provided me with a real defense. In the legal community, he is more than well-respected - he is a force to be reckoned with. He has a steady approach to representing clients and, as an attorney myself, I truly appreciated his honesty, realism, and professionalism throughout the case. I will happily recommend Ken to everyone I know who needs a real attorney who gets real results.
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Posted by anonymous | April 18, 2017
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I am glad I hired Ken as my attorney.
Ken is excellent at what he does. I would definitely recommend him for DUI/DWI charges. He worked diligently and guided me every step of the way. With patience, and tolerance, my DUI was dismissed. He got me the results that I wanted. He is the best in this field.
Posted by anonymous | October 5, 2016
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Kenneth Bossin-Very helpful, knowledgeable and skillful
I highly recommend Kenneth Bossin, He took my call immediately and got right to business on my case. Everything turned out as he predicted so no surprises for me.
Posted by Paul | May 17, 2016
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HIS OBJECTIVE (FOR ME) WAS MET
At our first meeting, Mr. Bossin stated what he believed he could and wanted to accomplish for me. He never deviated from that plan. Mr. Bossin was able to reduce the financial and legal consequences of my case. Thanks Mr. Bossin and your staff (for their professionalism)for returning my life to "normal" for my family and me!
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Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2016
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EXCEPTIONAL representation!
I live two+ hours from the Cleveland area and needed an attorney to represent me for a minor misdemeanor drug charge stemming from a recent visit to the city for a concert. After reading Attorney Bossin's reviews, I made the choice. He did an amazing job from taking my call right away, explaining what his course of action was, and left me feeling confident I made the right choice. Mr. Bossin was able to get the charge lowered and I walked out of court paying a total of just $50 bucks, and left with a smile on my face! He even waited with me, guided me to the payment center, and made sure I was taken care of right away. I can't say enough GREAT things... Thanks Attorney Bossin!
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Posted by Alain | February 24, 2016
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Out of town client
Ken did a great job ensuring I didn't have to come back to Ohio after going to court the first time. Made the cost much less expensive. Was able to reduce my charges significantly and was happy with the outcome my case.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Self Employed Attorney
  • 1971 - Present

Education

  • Cleveland State University
  • law
  • 1970

Legal Cases

  • City of Cleveland vs. Trzebuckowski
  • Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals and dismissed the charges

Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1991 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 1985 - Present
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • 1985 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • 2002 - 2018
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1998 - 1999
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Thank you for "Incredible Contribution"
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Thank You for "Outstanding Presentation"
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2010
  • President's Award
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association
  • 2001
  • Outstanding Service and Leadership Award
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association
  • 1999
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Publications

  • The Vindicator, OACDL
  • “123 and 12 Point Suspension Appeals”
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Summer OVI Seminar
  • Administrative License Suspension Challenges and CDL
  • 2019
  • 2019 Premier Ohio DUI Defense Seminar
  • SFST's-What To Look for in Your Videos
  • 2019
  • Trial Attorney with an OVI case? Here's all you need to know
  • 11 Ways to Challenge the ALS
  • 2018
  • OVI Seminal
  • OVI: Keeping Up with Changes in the Law
  • 2017
  • 2015 Trial Advocacy Seminar
  • Nuts & Bolts of OVI Defense
  • 2015
  • 2015 OVI Seminar
  • OVI-From Interview to Trial
  • 2015
  • Municipal Court Update
  • It's Not My Job--Or Is It
  • 2014
  • Annual Convention/Traffic Law Update
  • Intoxilyzer 8000-Is It Alive and Well in Ohio
  • 2013
  • Advanced DUI Seminar
  • Pleading You Must File In An OVI Case
  • 2011
  • Advanced DUI Seminar
  • ALS Issues/Hearings
  • 2011
  • Advanced DUI Seminar
  • Challenging the Validity of an ALS Suspension
  • 2010
  • OVI Update 2009
  • Using Field Sobriety Test at Trial
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

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DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I Strongly endorse this lawyer. Not only is he an excellent trial lawyer, he is the ONLY lawyer who I would let handle an appeal. For those of you who are not Lawyers, this is what it means: ken tells the trial judge what the law requires of them (the court), if they don't do it, he goes to the "higher level" and tells them what the trial judge did wrong. Again, if/when I have a case that should be appealed I call Ken Bossin !"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Ken for quite awhile. He is an excellent attorney and person. I have been to seminars at which he has spoken and have always enjoyed his knowledge. He is always well versed in the law and puts his clients' best interest first and foremost!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kenneth. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This lawyers contributions to this site are invaluable. I happily endorse this lawyers work, ability and charity to those asking for advice. Further, I like to endorse good lawyers, because I find the AVVO rating system to be dishonest and corrupt. Frequently, disgruntled litigants on the opposing side (not your clients) will bash a lawyer on this site, pretending to be "your" client. When this situation is brought to AVVO attention, Avvo refuses to do anything to investigate and remove the false, slanderous "client" reviews. AVVO is a mean petty internet blog site trying to make money off of lawyers, and does not care if the public receives truthful information."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ken Bossin is an outstanding attorney. I know Ken from continuing education seminars at which he teaches other lawyers about Ohio D.U.I. Ken's knowledge and experience in D.U.I. defense, combined with his compassion and wisdom, make him a great choice for any client facing a D.U.I. charge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ken is an amazing attorney. He truly cares about his clients and trying to help them. He is also very knowledgable and respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken is, and has been, one of the leaders in OVI practice in Ohio. I have had the pleasure of not only knowing Ken, but presenting (lecturing) with him at continuing legal education seminars. He is supremely knowledgeable in Ohio OVI law and is respected by his peers, including the prosecuting attorneys that he will be dealing with in your OVI case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken is an excellent lawyer. His skill and knowledge in DUI defense is the best."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ken is an outstanding attorney and a leader in the area of OVI (DUI) Defense. I have had the opportunity to work with Ken on several occassions and his work is exemplary. He is one of the best!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Bossin on legal matters and also as a juvenile diversion magistrate. His knowledge of the OVI field is outstanding and highly regarded. He is professional, courteous and dependable."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. And that is an understatement. Ken is always on the cutting edge of DUI law and continually prepares hard for each and every client."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ken is, in my opinion, Ohio's best D.U.I. lawyer. If I had to hire a lawyer or refer a family member for a D.U.I. he is the only lawyer I would choose. I have worked with him, I have attended a number of D.U.I. seminars where he was the keynote speaker, and when the chips are down and you need the best Ken is the lawyer to call."
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