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David Craig Sheldon

Personal injury Attorney at Medina, OH

4.8   19 reviews

Licensed for 34 years

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    40%
    I started my career in personal injury when I clerked for Stuart I. Garson & Associates in law school. I continued representing clients in injury cases after law school in all areas, including auto accidents, products liability, premises liability, electrical accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, defective roadway and design, insurance, and liquor liability cases. My successes in this area can also be found in my Case Highlights.

    34 years, 100 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    As a former assistant prosecuting attorney for 11 1/2 years, the transition to criminal defense work was a natural progression of my evolving experience. I continue defending clients accused of a myriad of offenses, including aggravated murder, sex offenses, felonious assault, aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary, kidnapping, theft, drug trafficking, domestic violence, RICO, conspiracy, and misdemeanor offenses, including traffic cases. My Case Highlights reveals many of my criminal cases.

    22 years, 100 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    25%
    I focus a great deal of my criminal defense on defending clients accused of OVI. I have become very successful in this area, and have developed a county-wide reputation of aggressive defense of these cases. Please see my Case Highlights for successes in this area.

    22 years, 100 cases

  4. Lawsuits and disputes
    10%
    Civil litigation--consumer deceptive sales practices, breach of contract litigation, collection matters, lemon law

I have dedicated my career to helping both the injured and the accused. My thirty years of experience encompasses work as a plaintiff's attorney for Cleveland personal injury firms (Stuart I. Garson, Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, and Smith & Condeni) and a Medina injury firm (John Cameron & Associates). I learned how to try criminal cases as a prosecutor at the busiest county prosecutor's office in the state, the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office. I served as a prosecutor in Cuyahoga and Medina Counties. The Law Office of David C. Sheldon, established in 2005, has been helping clients obtain fair and reasonable compensation for their injuries and defending the rights of the accused in traffic, misdemeanor and felony matters.  I have won cases for personal injury and criminal clients in municipal and common pleas courts, courts of appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court. 

As an experienced trial attorney, you will have a dedicated, zealous, tenacious advocate on your side who will always place your best interest first. 

I am available to help you with your legal needs, day and night. 

Client's Choice 2015
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Top Contributor 2015
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Licensed for 34 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1988
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
David received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2015
Posted by John | September 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You Attorney David Craig Sheldon And Staff!!
Earlier this year I was pulled over by the Wadsworth Police Department for a routine traffic violation which eventually led to being handcuffed and arrested for OVI. Needless to say I was immediately very concerned regarding both my personal and professional future. After briefly considering an initial court appearance, in which I would simply plead guilty and move forward, I fortunately took the strong advise of someone who knows better and contacted highly recommended Attorney David Craig Sheldon. Attorney David Craig Sheldon introduced himself and got to know me during my initial consultation. He clearly communicated the law, his knowledge, experience, legal process that would be followed and expressed genuine personal concern for my situation which made me feel comfortable. I was immediately glad that I had contacted him and there was no doubt in my mind that he was committed to working in my best interest. To make a long story short, Attorney David Craig Sheldon reviewed every minute detail of my case including dash cam video. He continuously worked my case with the Court, kept me up to date and involved. Attorney David Craig Sheldon filed a Motion with supporting information with the Court asserting that my rights had been violated as a result of an illegal traffic stop. Attorney David Craig Sheldon represented me at Hearing and PROVED that in fact the Wadsworth Police Officer DID NOT have reasonable, articular suspicion to pull me over. My driving did not violate any traffic law that should have resulted in a traffic stop. Again, the Court found in my favor and ORDERED as such. My case was dismissed. Thank you Attorney David Craig Sheldon And Staff!
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Posted by ADAM | August 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped keep me at ease
David was very helpful every step of the way in the process. Extremely knowledgeable and experienced and helped put my mind at ease when I felt like there was little hope for a good outcome. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Attorney Sheldon was courteous and helpful in my situation did exactly what he said would happen excellent job I would hire him again !
Posted by Andrew | February 8, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommended!
Great lawyer. Really cares about his clients and works hard for them in each and every case. Highly recommend him to anyone in need of legal services. Simply the best.
Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely helpful
I spent a night in jail for an alleged felony. Admittedly, I was acting like an idiot the night I was processed, but it was a wrong place wrong time type of situation. The fact remained, however, that in all likelihood, I was bound to have a felony on my record for a long time. David listened to my side of the story and fought hard for me in the prosecutors office. His expertise allowed me to avoid a court date and even have the record of my arrest sealed. The future I want for myself is steal feasible because of David Sheldon.
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Posted by Jim | January 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tops in Medina County
I am an attorney in Medina and hired David to represent a relative in a criminal matter. (Our firm does not handle criminal matters.) He did a fine job and as a result I have referred many clients to him over the years. He is very professional and caring. I would recommend him to anyone needing criminal representation in Medina County.
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Posted by Mike | January 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent outcome
In July, 2016 I was involved in a minor traffic accident in Berea OH. When the police arrived they found a bottle of prescription pills near my truck and arrested me for drug possession, OVI, obstruction of official business and 2 minor traffic charges. Because I had priors, a conviction on any one of these charges would’ve changed mine and my family’s life forever. I initially hired an attorney to represent me but after a week with him I began calling other lawyers to get their opinion. After 5 minutes of speaking with David Sheldon I knew he was much more knowledgeable in this arena and seemed more qualified to handle my defense. I released my original attorney and hired Mr. Sheldon. After explaining the facts of my case and after Mr. Sheldon’s own research he filed a compelling motion to have all of my charges dismissed. After 6 months of pre-trials the prosecutor conceded that she had no viable case and dismissed all charges against me. In the end I paid fines for 2 minor traffic citations. I can’t recommend Mr. Sheldon enough. It’s hard to put faith in a complete stranger in a situation like this, but during 6 anxiety filled months he assured me we were taking the right steps and he predicted a favorable outcome. Sincerely, Michael K. Northeast Ohio
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Posted by Marlene | April 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Satisfied Client
I consider myself fortunate to have David C. Sheldon represent me. I was in Cleveland for a visit and received an OVI. I was scheduled to leave Ohio the following day with a court date scheduled a few days later. Thanks to my nephew’s wife who contacted Attorney Sheldon, he agreed to represent me. Attorney Sheldon was successful in having the charges reduced. Throughout the 6 month process, Attorney Sheldon handled everything for me without requiring me to travel to Cleveland for court hearings. He and his assistant, Joyce, were both very attentive to my needs and always promptly returned phone calls and responded to emails. I felt very comfortable knowing I was represented by such a professional, competent attorney. I highly recommend Attorney David C. Sheldon.
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Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2016
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The attorney you want representing you!
Mr. Sheldon represented me in a recent traffic case. From the moment I contacted him, on a Saturday afternoon by the way, he was nothing but professional and tenacious in understanding the exact details and circumstances of the case. From that first conversation I knew I found the right attorney, and that I should put my trust in him. My case was quite complex, and a lesser qualified attorney would have probably advised me to not fight the charge. However, from the moment it started Mr. Sheldon was upfront about the likelihood this would not be resolved short of a guilty plea without a trial. That proved to be true. Over the course of the case, I had quite a bit of interaction with Mr. Sheldon regarding planning my defense. In nearly all of these situations I spoke with Mr. Sheldon directly, not a member of his staff. He made the time to explain the intricacies of the case, what to expect, and how we would move through ever step. He encouraged me to be an active client in helping to plan our defensive strategies rather than dismissing my thoughts and opinions on how to proceed. It is often said that the greatest compliments come from those that see our work. I had the opportunity on multiple occasions to have other attorneys that know Mr. Sheldon's tell me just what a great trial attorney I had. One specific remark from another well respected attorney was that he is one of the best cross-examiners in the business. That statement could not be truer. Mr. Sheldon is an expert inside of the courtroom! Period! What's most important though is that he knows the law, and is a vigilant defender of due process. He mandates that his clients are dealt fairly and justly. He is not afraid to take on challenges, point out inconsistencies or errors and make the relevant arguments in pursuit of justice. Mr. Sheldon's dogged approach to fairly seeking justice for his clients in every aspect of pretrial and ultimately at jury trial are what make him an expert litigator and the one that you want representing you if you are ever in need of such services.
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Posted by Nancy | January 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
An excellent lawyer
Mr. Sheldon provided excellent guidance, professionalism and care in dealing with our minor child's case. His calm demeanor was very helpful, as we were extremely nervous in our first and hopefully last encounter with the court. He was excellent about communicating all necessary information before, during and after our case. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | November 5, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Difficult Times For College Student
It was 22 years, 22 years that I have never faced a single problem with law enforcement until the month of September 2015. I was looking at multiple Misdemeanor charges with the possibility of Jail time for 30 plus days. I panicked after being released from Jail on a signature bond and started immediately doing research on top rated Lawyers in Medina County Ohio. David Craig Sheldon was a top choice. After hiring Dave I was much calmer and felt at ease. Dave handled such a difficult time for me and my family and worked wonders in the court room. Dave is by far the best lawyer in Medina County if not the best choice in the state of Ohio. I recommend Dave to anyone facing legal troubles, he will fight for you and defend you no matter what the case. Don't hesitate to call him, he worked wonders for me.
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2015
Excellent Attroney
I am so glad we picked David to represent us. He is EXCELLENT! He gives his all and truly cares about his clients. He is the best and I would recommend him to anyone! He is one of the most honest and knowledgeable people you will ever meet. He also has an awesome hard working staff to support him.
Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellant
Couldn't ask for a nicer person. Knowledgeable and willing to help where he can. Grateful for his assistance.
Posted by Andrew | February 9, 2015
Excellent Experience
David and his team helped me and my family through a very difficult time. I was injured in a near death auto accident. David was with me every step of the way through the process of getting "back to normal". Even as life threw me a couple of other curve balls, David stepped up and assured me he would handle it. I have no regrets in our decision to let David into my unfortunate situation. David was upfront and honest from the beginning. My mother choose David when I was still in Intensive Care after meeting with many Lawyers. She said she knew instantly that she wanted to go with David.
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2015
Very Satisfied Client
I was referred to Dave by a friend with a serious driving ticket. Dave and his wife worked with the courts to resolve the case. It was Dave's knowledge of the law and procedures that convinced the prosecutor to drop the charge.
Posted by Tami | January 6, 2015
Gummy Bear bust in brunswick
I am extremely happy with the handling of my daughter's case by David Sheldon. It's unfortunate that there was even a case to begin with considering the circumstances of the unwarranted charges against my daughter by the Brunswick police. None the less we had to fight the charge and needed to hire an attorney. Mr. Sheldon came highly recommended and I completely know why. He listened, addressed all of our questions, answered our calls and emails and provided explanations every step of the way. So all great things right? Well it gets even better since his persistance led us to our case being completely DISMISSED!!! Thank you David Sheldon for providing us with such great service!!
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Posted by Caleb | December 6, 2014
awesome lawyer
As a client of David Sheldon I was more then satisfied. He kept me informed and most of all calm with his knowledge of the law and gave me every option I could take with my offenses. He is a lawyer and very busy but his assistant is just as good at her job as Sheldon is. She makes sure if you need to talk to Sheldon, that he makes time the next day to call you. All in all A+ services Mr Sheldon and thanks for everything you did.
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2012
Extremely Impressed
David handled a particularly difficult case for me and he was very impressive. He not only kept me informed along the way but was careful to insure that I was prepared for every appearance. David's knowledge of the law, his experience with the various courts, and his professionalism and confidentiality throughout the process made a very difficult and embarassing legal matter be resolved quickly.
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Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
What a mess.
Mr. Sheldon was my attorney for a very short time. Not only did this man send my discovery to the wrong address TWiCe, he got angry with me for maintaining my innocence and when I wouldn't take a plea bargain he disrespected me and then withdrew from my case leaving me hanging in the wind on the day I was suppose to go to trial, showed up looking like he had a court date not a career. ..after finding a different lawyer, we took the case to trial and WON. No thanks to Mr. Sheldon.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • David C. Sheldon, Attorney
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate
  • John Brooks Cameron & Assocs.
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Medina County Prosecutor Office
  • 1996 - 2000
  • Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
  • Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1988 - 1995
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Education

  • Cleveland State University
  • law
  • 1987
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Legal Cases

  • State v. LS
  • OVI dismissed
  • Gerspacher v. Hornung
  • Settled for policy limits $250,000
  • Dills v. John Doe Chiropractor
  • Medical Malpractice Case settled for $237,500
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Medina County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2013
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Publications

  • Ohio Trial (Ohio Association for Justice)
  • Physician's Duty To Assist Patient
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (3)
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have observed David represent numerous clients, and he has always done an excellent job."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I find Attorney Sheldon to be a very competent, professional and polite attorney."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dave is an aggressive attorney who works hard for his clients. He has a lot of experience in personal injury cases and has a good track record of success in these cases."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"From Mr. Sheldon's contributions to Avvo users’ questions, he’s clearly a skilled and highly knowledgeable lawyer. Given his excellent advice, I recommend Mr. Sheldon to provide best-in-class legal guidance and representation."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dave for more than a decade and have always respected his work in the area of personal injury, so much so, that I have referred some of my clients to him when they experienced an accident and needed an attorney to protect them and fight for their interests. Outside the practice of law, David is also a good friend, father and family man who is trustworthy and honest."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sheldon is well read in the law and takes a personal approach to handling his clients' matters."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is excellent lawyer: conscientious, thorough, and committed to his working for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"David is a skillful, talented and hardworking attorney. He maintains a professional demeanor while zealously advocating for his clients. I am pleased to endorse him."
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Medina Personal injury Lawyer David Craig Sheldon
David Craig Sheldon
Personal injury Attorney
Medina, OH
Licensed for 34 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available