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Jennifer Yobe Scott

Criminal defense Attorney at Cleveland, OH

4.9   10 reviews
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I am a former Cuyahoga County Assistant Prosecutor with experience defending clients charged with serious crimes in both State and Federal Court.  Communicating with my clients and aggressively defending their rights to clear their good name is essential to my practice. I have secured acquittals and dismissals of my clients' cases.

Licensed for 19 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/11/2022

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J Y Scott Law, LLC
21245 Lorain Road
Suite 200
Cleveland, OH, 44126


4.9 / 5.0
  10 customer reviews
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Posted by Sean | March 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended, phenomenal
Jen were absolutely awesome in dealing with my case! Answered any and all questions and really came through for me when it mattered!! Can’t thank Jen and her team enough for being so awesome!!!
Posted by Charles Solomon | August 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Jennifer represented a family member with his DUI. She was diligent and hard working, including the period of time during the Covid-19 impact issues. I/we would highly recommend Jennifer.
Posted by anonymous | January 21, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
After contacting Jennifer Scott for a legal matter, she put me at ease with expectations and potential outcomes. Her professionalism and knowledge was evident. The outcome was better than I had prepared for. Jennifer was awesome to work with. I would not hesitate to hire her again.
Posted by Elmer | October 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
*Awesome Person and Attorney*
Jennifer Scott is a great lawyer, she has represented me before and still remains my personal lawyer. She has always managed to get me the best results possible! I would and will recommend her to a friend or anyone in that matter in need of great representation any day.
Posted by Peggy | October 16, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Jennifer Scott has been my family lawyer and she has won every case that I have had with her she is very good at wut she does bcuz she loves her job n loves helping others I've had several different cases with Jennifer. I know if another lawyer would of worked on my cases the outcome would never of been the same as Jennifer I've been blessed to have Jennifer n mine n my family's life 4 over 10 yrs n I will never ever use another lawyer for any reason .
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Posted by Susan | October 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Jennifer has been a family lawyer not just mine but my whole family uses her 4 all legal matters . She listen understans n always always put her clients first . When u meet her u've inherited a family member. She loves helping others n her work ethics n the outcome of her work shows wut a awesome lawyer she is n wut a awesome person she is
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Posted by anonymous | October 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Miss Scott was very professional and very friendly and family oriented she did a wonderful job on my case and made me feel comfortable very relaxed and made me understand everything that was going on throughout my case I never had one problem She was on point with everything I would recommend her to everyone there’s not enough Jennifer Scott’s around she’s a very good lawyer and cares about everyone
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2016
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Divorce and name change of minor
Jennifer is a fantastic lawyer. She helped make my divorce go smoothly and helped me change my son's last name.
Posted by michael | August 15, 2014
one extreme happy camper..
In 2012,,,Jennifer was hired to defend me, I was charged with 3 drug charges,thrown into a conspiracy composed of twenty nine people I had never met.I was facing two 10 year to life sentences. 20 years to life! I plead guilty early on but waited 3 years for sentencing.During my 3 year wait I watched the other people in the conspiracy,receive from 10 years to 15 year sentences..After Jennifer's hard work,I went to court and received, Time served,3 years and 3 year probation..All I can say is thank you Jennifer..Then the follow up..She found my truck,in a impound yard,and had it returned to me..Thanks again......
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Posted by ANDREW | June 2, 2014
my thoughts....
see... i've been in trouble my WHOLE life....some things i did do and some things i DIDN'T do. I've had lawyers that didn't give a _____ about me and my situations. But Jennifer did... she listened to me, treated me like a human being and not a criminal, and she fought for me at the time i needed it the most. the LORD ALMIGHTY sent her to me to fight because i really was innocent. she has done a great job and was aggressive in the courtroom. she really knows her all the people who are reading this, and looking for a lawyer STOP right here and give her a call.....TRUST ME!!!!!!!!!!!
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AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • J Y Scott Law, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Stautzenberger College
  • 2009 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Self Employed Attorney
  • 2008 - 2019
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Arbitration Specialist
  • Progressive Insurance
  • 2003 - 2006
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  • Cleveland State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Youngstown State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • State v. Doe
  • Not Guilty
  • State v. Doe


  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • US Bank Federal Wealth Transfer Award
  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law
  • 2003


  • The State of Criminal Justice (ABA)
  • The State of Criminal Justice 2012
  • 2012
  • Cleveland State Law Review
  • United States Military Commissions: Balancing the Sovereingty of the Nation Against the Constraints of the World
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • Stautzenberger Seminar
  • Appellate Law
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known and worked with Jennifer for several years. I refer all my clients who have criminal law questions or issues to her as I believe she provides superior representation to all her clients."
Federal crime Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She consulted with me regarding one of my federal criminal cases when I asked her for advice on a similar case she had. I have read her filings and looked at her case law research that she shared freely with me. I endorse her without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer Scott is a strong advocate in both state and federal court and I strongly recommend her in either type of court."
General practice
Criminal defense
Criminal defense