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George Greene Keith

Criminal defense Attorney at Cuyahoga Falls, OH

4.6   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1983
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About George

Learn George’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Simply being accused of a crime can change your life. The penalties of a conviction can haunt you for years after you’ve served your sentence and may affect what kinds of jobs you’re able to obtain and even where you’re allowed to live. Call now.

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    Are facing jail time as the result of multiple drunk driving convictions? Did you lose your license after being charged with DUI? Attorney Keith will work hard to help you avoid jail, keep your license and keep all charges off your record.

  3. White collar crime
    15%

  4. Federal crime
    10%
    If you are charged with a federal crime, Attorney Keith can help you weigh your options. Call now for a consultation.

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%

  6. Violent crime
    10%
    Murder | Attempted murder | Aggravated assault | Manslaugher | Armed robbery | Gun crime | Hit & run | Kidnapping | Car jacking | If you have been charged with any crime, you need to call Attorney Keith today.

  7. Domestic violence
    5%

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George G. Keith graduated from Kent State University in 1979 with a degree in Political Science. Mr. Keith went on to Cleveland Marshall College of Law and graduated with his Juris Doctorate in 1982.

Mr. Keith was employed by the Portage County Juvenile Court from 1980-83, then moved on to the Portage County Prosecutors office until 1985. Then Mr. Keith moved over to the defense side when he took a position with the Portage County Public defender’s office until 1986. Mr. Keith then went into private practice in 1986 in Cuyahoga Falls where he continues to practice.

Mr. Keith is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and was designated as an Ohio Super Lawyer and as one of America’s Best Lawyers.

During his career, Mr. Keith has tried in excess of two hundred (200) jury trials, at both the State and Federal Level. Mr. Keith has represented clients on a wide variety of cases; from speeding tickets to Capital Murder cases.

Mr. Keith currently is licensed to practice in Ohio State Court and Federal Court for the Northern District. Mr. Keith practice is focused solely on Criminal Defense in Summit, Portage, Medina, Stark and Wayne Counties.

Location

George Greene Keith
135 Portage Trail
P. O. Box 374
Cuyahoga Falls, OH, 44222-0008

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough, Direct, Fearless, The Best Around!!!
George respresented me on three different occasions, in matters that required attention to detail, as each of the situations was delicate. George managed each of the situations for me in a thorough, in a very head on and fearless manner. I say this because beating around the bush never worked with me. With that said, in my situation George was representing me on cases that surrounded a much bigger issue for me, that I needed to face. While helping with the legal aspect to be managed truly as well as possible, he also made sure that I personally got the help that I needed to become a productive member of society again and cease living the way that I was. Perhaps that isn't the typical review of a criminal defense attorney, but it is EXACTLY what my life needed and I am forever indebted to George for that very reason. Not only did he manage my legal situation, but he helped to save my life.
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Posted by Carmen | April 28, 2020
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The only Lawyer to represent a Veteran.
I'm a retired and disabled veteran. I was wounded in an IED attack that changed my life. I also suffer from crippling PTSD from years of combat. I was arrested and charged federally and was facing 7 years. I hired George because he is an expert concerning PTSD and has an internal working knowledge of VA court programs. George was able to use his experience with veterans and the VA to present treatments for me to the Judge which resulted in a sentence for treatment that has had a positive effect on my life. To my knowledge there has never in the history of Federal Court been such a sentence handed down. George kept me informed at all times and assured me he was there for me. If you're a Veteran and need help call George Keith. He will fight for you.
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Posted by David Hales, Esq. | May 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
An excellent lawyer
Please let me give an opinion of George, as I’ve watched a lot of lawyers help my clients over the past 23 years, and George is one of the best. George jumped into action, knew exactly what to do, knew the prosecutor and judge, and got results. I’d hire George again. He’s smart, hard working, effective and cares about you.
Posted by Josh | January 14, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
My federal case
When I was arrested for felon in possession of ammunition and charged federally me not my family knew what to do. This was all very new to all of us. I was given George's name by a friend an man was it a life saver. I still ended up doing 21 months but that's because of my past criminal history. He was able to get two felonies knocked off my my criminal history which took away points for sentencing since everything federal is on a point system. Hank came to see me every two weeks even if there wasn't anything new to tell me he just wanted to see how I was and where my head was at. He is an AMAZING attorney and now I can call him a friend! Thanks George for all you did for me an my family I won't squander this and be needing your services again lol.
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2022
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Professional and effective attorney
If you are in need of criminal defense, you are in need of George Keith. He is vastly knowledgeable in the inner workings of the justice system. Experienced, dedicated and empathetic, he will do his best to defend your case, and make you feel you have someone in your corner. He may seem quiet and reserved upon first meeting, but make no mistake, his voice raises when it needs to and his points are made clearly. He advised me of the risks, but always maintained he would fight for me until the end. I believe I received the best possible scenario for my situation, because of the legal representation of George.
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Posted by Anderson Hawes, LPCC, LSW, LICDC | January 1, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
A very effective and caring attorney!
As a mental health and chemical dependency counselor I have worked with George Keith and many of his clients over the past 20+ years. George is incredibly perceptive about the dynamics of peoples lives and he is impeccably informed about the law and our judicial system. He employs his perception and skills to not only provide the best defense for his clients but goes beyond to do his best to improve their lives - and often does exactly that.
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Posted by anonymous | May 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I live on this side of The Wall because of George
I used George for years ( Long Ago ) and he helped a few other friends since and he does a good job . Highly recommended for any type of Criminal Offense . On one of my issues he even hired help to assure we covered all bases with no errors .
Posted by anonymous | April 13, 2015
George Keith is the best!!!!
George Keith is the miracle worker. He is very caring and detailed. He keeps you updated and he definitely has your best interest on hand. Second DUI and dismissed. License back b4 the case was over with license reinstatment fee. Small court cost. Thank you for getting me my life back!!!!
Posted by Val | February 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This guy is the worst! Don’t hire him!
George will return your calls, but he never has anything together. Just walk into his office- that’ll explain where he’s at in his mind. It’s a complete disaster. He was supposed to find out several things pertaining my case & he failed. For one- my vehicle was immobilized & was supposed to be for only 45days. I asked him specifically about having that taking off & he was supposed to check into it. He didn’t. Instead, he gave me some rant about “ohhh it’s the Ohio law, it has to be on for 90days!” WRONG! Judge couldn’t believe I was still paying for a club on my vehicle & that I had gone an extra month with that on! For 2- He is not a “voice”- in fact they call him “whispering George.” He talks about other peoples situations (very unprofessional) rather than yours- giving example after example. He does poorly with doing what he says he’s going to do. I was referred to him from a good friend that used him many years ago. He may have been good back then but this man needs to retire because it’s obvious he’s tired at what he does. Lastly, he was my ride to & from court. I was ordered to the probation department to get that going & was told it may take up to a half hour. George claims his “daughter has an emergency” & hands me money for an Uber! Here I am, almost an hour away from home, in another county wondering when I can get picked up & taken home! The bailiff of the court room couldn’t even believe what he witnessed. The crazy part to all of this is that I hired this guy & paid him $2500 in FULL! This is the worst guy to waste your money on- I promise!
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AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Education

  • Cleveland State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Kent State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1979

Associations

  • Portage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Defense Seminar - Continuing Legal Education
  • Motions to Suppress
  • 2017
  • Criminal Defense Seminar - Continuing Legal Education
  • Motions to Suppress
  • 2016
  • Criminal Defense Seminar - Continuing Legal Education
  • Motions to Suppress
  • 2015
  • Criminal Defense Seminar - Continuing Legal Education
  • Motions to Suppress
  • 2014
  • Criminal Defense Seminar - Continuing Legal Education
  • Motions to Suppress
  • 2013
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I needed a lawyer in Portage County for the son of a client who was charged with a drug offense, which included a mandatory prison term of between two and eight years. My client had unwittingly hired a lawyer for his son who was unqualified and made this bad situation significantly worse. I contacted George. He took over the case, undid the damage and worked out a resolution where the young man served a period of probation without any incarceration and will soon be eligible to have the case records sealed."
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Cuyahoga Falls Criminal defense Lawyer George Greene Keith
George Greene Keith
Criminal defense Attorney
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Licensed for 41 years