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Robert George Stiefvater III

DUI and DWI Attorney at Brecksville, OH

4.9   16 reviews

also known as Stiefvater Law, LLC

  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 20 years
    Florida - FL 19 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2003
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    DUI/OVI Defense makes up the majority of Robert's practice. This area of law is very technical. Many attorneys state that they are DUI lawyers but few have earned the badge.

    21 years

  2. Probate

  3. Criminal defense
    Robert is very selective with the criminal defense cases he accepts. If you are facing a criminal charge and are SERIOUS about fighting it, contact Robert to discuss his representation.

    21 years

  4. Estate planning

I have defended multi-million dollar lawsuits, Fortune 100 companies, police officers, sheriffs, and county prosecutors.  But I prefer to represent the individual who is facing the proverbial goliath.  Whether it be a DUI or OVI, a misdemeanor or felony, or an injury suit against against a major corporation (meaning massive legal team).  I will fight to get you the result you deserve.  Call me and we'll talk about it.


Stiefvater Law, LLC
8748 Brecksville Rd.
Suite 225
Brecksville, OH, 44141
Stiefvater Law, LLC
1061 Trumbull Avenue
Suite K
Girard, OH, 44420
Stiefvater Law, LLC
1126 Industrial Parkway North
Suite 10
Brunswick, OH, 44212
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4.9 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2020
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Great representation!
Thank you so much for taking my case and giving such great representation, Rob. Your knowledge and determined advocacy in a tough case was the reason my case's outcome far exceeded my expectations. Fantastic results! Thanks again, Rob!
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2020
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Robert was amazing!! He took care of everything at court, and got my charges reduced. I would recommend him to anyone who is in need a great lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2019
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I contacted Rob to discuss an OVI charge that my grandson received. Rob explained everything and really made me feel comfortable. My grandson hired Rob and was able to beat the charge. We whole heartedly recommend Rob.
Posted by Bob | January 2, 2019
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Stievater Law LLC
I have known Robert Stievater for over six years. I have used his services for a traffic case which he handled to my complete satisfaction and at a fair rate. I used his estate planning services to set up my will and estate, I have consulted with him on numerous occasions and have also referred several clients to him. The feedback from those I referred to Mr. Stievater was all positive. I highly recommend Mr. Stievater and the staff at Stievater Law LLC. They are thorough, knowledgeable, and professional.
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2015
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Criminal Defense advice session
Great lawyer . Got the right info i needed . Thank you
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2015
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Criminal Defense advice session
Consultation was great. Pretty impressive how much knowledge you can obtain in 15 minutes. Well worth it.
Posted by Cheryl | August 29, 2015
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Great lawyer!
Robert 's exceptional work ethic surpassed my expectations and his excellent communication skills kept me well informed throughout the duration of my case. I received a great end result and I would recommend Robert without any hesitation.
Posted by Bill | August 29, 2015
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Rob Stiefvater is reliable and dependable
Rob Stiefvater is very professional, knowledgeable, and did everything for me that he said he would. He is reliable and dependable, and he knows his craft and how to get the best possible outcome for his client. That's what he did for me, and I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a defense lawyer.
Posted by Lew | August 29, 2015
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Insurance harassment.
In 2014, I was in the rear seat when my grandson, who was driving, was at fault in a minor rear end accident. The other insurance company started harassing and threating legal action for immediate payment. A friend referred me to Attorney Steifvater. He took charge of the situation, the harassing phone calls ceased and settlement was made without a court appearance.
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Posted by Rob | August 28, 2015
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Best Lawyer
Robert kept me informed through every step of my case. I didn't just have a lawyer, I had a true advocate. I whole heartedly recommend Robert to anyone facing a legal issue!
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2015
Excellent professional with superb knowledge
Rob responded to my call immediately and handled a difficult case for me. His research for my case resulted in the best possible outcome. He was patient and kind when I was stressed, and he responded promptly to every question, even after normal working hours. My busy schedule means that I am gone on travel frequently, and Rob was willing to accommodate my extended absences, filing all paperwork necessary for continuances. I recommend Rob unconditionally. If I ever need a lawyer again, he will be the first person I call. When he gives legal advice and represents you, I know that you will be very pleased with the outcome. His fees are reasonable, and his legal demeanor is highly professional, at the same time as being kind, understanding, and nonjudgmental. Rob truly gets to know his clients on a first-name basis, and he represents each one as if that client were his only client. Thanks took a difficult situation and turned it into a positive outcome.
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Posted by Melissa D | October 3, 2014
Top notch lawyer
Rob was excellent. Any question I had he responded very fast and what he told me he could do he did. He was at court very early and got my case dropped to reckless operation. He stayed with me until I was able to leave as it was my first time ever getting into any kind of trouble. He is a great guy and I would HIGHLY recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2013
Very Pleased
I had a very unique case in which Robert took the time to get the information and do the research needed for my case which was dismissed. Robert responded quickly to questions and concerns I had throughout the case. He set up a reasonable payment plan. Overall, I am grateful to have such a good and attentive attorney.
Posted by Barry | March 29, 2013
Saved my license
Rob beat my DUI charge. It took some time but he kept me informed throughout the process. You get what you pay for and Rob was worth every penny and more!!! Thank you again!
Posted by Brian | August 21, 2012
Professional and Trustworthy
This is long overdue, but I honestly can't say enough good things about Rob to truly give him justice. I would prefer to not expose specific details, but Rob went so far beyond the call of duty in the services he provided for my family and I, that I just can't thank him enough. Rob was knowledgable, responsive and extremely fair with me. I would go as far as calling Rob a friend, and would certainly recommend him to anyone seeking help in their time of need.
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Posted by Kevin | March 21, 2013
Rob did a great job for me. I normally don't do comments like this for anything, but he is worth it. He extended my court cases until the prosecutor just wanted to get it over with. It was frustrating to wait for a while, but the end result was worth the wait. I could have had MUCH worse penalties than I ended up with. Thanks, Rob!
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AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Stiefvater Law, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Cleary & Associates
  • 2003 - 2009


  • Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Ohio v. Brooks
  • OVI Dismissed
  • State of Ohio v. Utaev
  • Driving Under Suspension dismissed. Speed reduced to a no-point violation.
  • State of Ohio v. Smith
  • Drug Abuse Instrument charge Dismissed


  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Ohio
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 10 Best DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Editor
  • Law Review
  • 2003
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Speaking Engagements

  • Concealed Carry Instruction
  • Concealed Carry
  • 2014
  • CCW Class
  • Concealed Carry and DUI
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Robert
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 31
Relationship: Friend
"Rob is an amazing criminal law defense attorney and will always fight for your rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Robert. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have watched Rob Stiefvater and offer my endorsement without hesitation. If necessary, he'll take your case to the jury and when he does, the jury will listen. Rob offers top-notch representation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had a criminal case in the Cleveland area (I am from the Cincinnati area) and I watched Rob argue a motion to suppress while I was waiting for my client's case to be called. I was so impressed with Rob's handling of the motion I went up and introduced myself to him. I could tell he really knew all aspects of DUI law and was very comfortable in court. During his argument the judge asked him several questions but Rob handled each question flawlessly. He was very well prepared. After getting to know Rob a little better, I worked a case with him and I found him to have a great work ethic and was always more prepared than the prosecutor. I know Rob does mainly DUI but I have sent clients to him for many criminal matters in the Cleveland area. Every client has been happy with my referral. He is a top notch lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Awesome lawyer and awesome guy!!"
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