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Danny James Weisenburger

Criminal defense Attorney at Ravenna, OH

4.5   22 reviews

also known as Dan Weisenburger

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  • Licensed for 43 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1981
    Active No misconduct found

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About Danny

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Portage and Summit County DUI and criminal defense lawyer. Board Certified criminal defense trial specialist. Former prosecutor.

    43 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    Over 30 years experience in all aspects of Misdemeanor and Felony, DUI, OVI and Drunk Driving law in Ohio, Domestic Violence, drug charges and all other criminal charges.

    43 years


Attorney Dan Weisenburger practices exclusively in the field of criminal defense and DUI, and nothing else. He focuses on defending individuals accused of felony offenses and DUI/OVI. He is the founder of Weisenburger Law Offices, LLC.

Former Prosecutor 

After graduating from law school and passing the Ohio bar in 1981, Mr. Weisenburger served as a municipal court prosecutor for several years, establishing a reputation as a tough, formidable opponent in the courtroom. Since leaving the prosecutor's office, Mr. Weisenburger has focus on criminal and DUI defense and litigation, using his vast experience to defend clients throughout Northeast Ohio. 

Over Thirty Years Experience in Criminal Defense 

Over the years, Mr. Weisenburger built a substantial criminal defense practice, skillfully defending thousands of clients and litigating charges in hundreds of criminal trials. He knows the local courts, the judges, the prosecutors and the intricacies of the criminal courts in Portage County, Summit County, and other courts in Northeast Ohio.  

Attorney Weisenburger is one of only 13 Board Certified Criminal Defense Trial Specialists in Ohio (National Board of Trial Advocacy).

Attorney Weisenburger also received numerous Awards: 

  • Super Lawyer (Ohio - SuperLawyers. Top 5%.
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer (Ohio) - National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 
  • Top 100 DUI Lawyer (Ohio)- National Advocacy for DUI Defense (2014)
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer (Ohio) - American Society of Legal Advocates (2015)
  • Client Distinction Award - Martindale Hubbell 

He is a Member in good standing of the following professional organizations: 

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • National College of DUI Defense

The firm is located in Downtown Ravenna, with a Summit County office at Ross Commons in Stow.


Distinguished Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2014
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Top Contributor 2012
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Weisenburger Law Offices, LLC. - 194 N. Prospect, Suite 1 in Ravenna, OH 44266. Tel: 330-295-8000
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Weisenburger Law offices, LLC
149 North Prospect Street, Suite 1
Ravenna, OH, 44266
Weisenburger Law Offices, LLC
4466 Darrow Road, Suite 3
Stow, OH, 44224
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4.5 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2014
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Posted by Ryan | February 26, 2014
The best attorney money can buy!! Left the prosecutor looking confused as they were forced to drop case! Don't settle CALL HIM
Dan has always handled my legal issues and when something arouse that could literally change my life, it was a no brainer to stick w/ the tried and true Dan Weisenburger. I've NEVER seen an attorney put so much personal, time, effort and compassion into what he does. Not only will he likely get you out of trouble, but my experiences talking with him it seems most are resolved with the FIRST FEE he charges! How many attorneys can say that!??! I was wrongfully charged and got charges dropped!! This can be both good in bad in an attorney as I've seen in the past with a public defenders and lower quality paid ones, they get your money then just plea you out at the first offer from the prosecutor. Dan always was a straight shooter with offers. Pretty much would tell me whats on the table, what chance we have of doing better fighting it and the risks that come with not taking the offer. No joke, on this last case I could have done jail time. That means no kids, no work, no passing go or collecting a dime let alone 200 bucks. I was 100% innocent and without Dans insanely genius tactics and overall strategy I guaranteed would be typing a bad review on a different attorney from jail. (if you can do that? thankfully dan kept me out so I don't know!! Normally I'm not one to do reviews but I'll be 100% honest who isn't hesitant to pay a retainer on an attorney you don't know. I'm typing this up to remove all doubt that you WILL get your moneys worth. I would have without question paid him DOUBLE to represent me again. Thats how confident I am . If I pulled an OJ or Aaron Hernandez, best believe I'd be still using Dan!! lol To sum this sermon up, I have done my research about bar testing, state certifications and trial history. I found out most attorneys aren't even Board Certified!!?! When it comes to courts, they are paving roads and paying their over inflated staff / judge salaries. They stay in business by trying to make you lose and can cause you undue hardships for the rest of your life. They don't care about anything but the bottom line. Don't go unprepared or w/ a second rate attorney with a good catch phrase. Even if you're unsure as I was at first. I'm pretty sure he still does a free consultation. Just sitting down talking to him you'll see like I did his compassion for helping his clients.
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Posted by anonymous | August 10, 2017
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compassionate and professional
We hired Dan Weisenburger and his legal team for a criminal matter. I can truly say when you are faced with a criminal charge of a significant matter, the last thing that you want to worry about is if your legal team can handle it, well I can say without any hesitation we did not have to worry. The first time I saw Dan in the courtroom I knew was no novice to the courtroom, and he has his hand on every case, and he has experienced attorneys that work with him. They will answer the hard questions , not telling you what you want to hear but what is best for you. Would like to say GO WITH THE BEST, and you won't regret it. I would also like to say Francois the paralegal, and the other staff are great. They specialize in taking every case personal .
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Posted by Karl W | June 13, 2018
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theft charges
Best thing I ever did was to hire Dan. Kept us up to date on any information or issues going on with the case. Did what he said he was going to do. Great job and I would recommend him to anyone. His office staff was also great and understanding. thanks to all of you at Dan's firm for your help and patients with us .
Posted by Robert | September 29, 2017
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Petty theft charged dismissed
I was arrested back in July for petty theft. After my Arrest I hired Dan. He was amazing throughout the process of this entire situation. He did everything I wanted and said he was going to do. He fought for me. He was super easy to talk. Especially through emails. He knew the judge very well. After waiting 79 days for a Walmart video he filed a sanctioned against them and the Police department. The day of Court September 29th he came to me at 10:30 and said all my charges where Dismisssed. No video nothing. Not even a witness. I literally gave dan a hug and thanked him so much for doing what he did. His firm is easy to work with also. Accepting payment options and everything. Not only did he save me from going to jail he saved me from having to switch my career all around. He’s very affordable too. I HIGHLY recommend Dan to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | September 28, 2017
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Kept me out of JAIL!!! Charges dropped!! A++ Attorney!! From my experience w/ him any bad reviews must be his competitors ...
I was charged with something that would have been the end of my drivers license, career and potentially had me sitting in a jail cell. I was terrified. Dan was absolutely AMAZING. Most attorneys I've worked with (not all as a customer) over the years tend to only care about the final bill and anything in between is just "the judges fault". Dan was super personable and very easy to talk to. He understood my concerns and you could tell he cared just from his expressions and overall demeanor. As I was explaining my side of the story, you could just see the wheels turning as he was going through the scenario along with me. He was able to completely get the charges dropped and left the prosecutor who was just itching to add one more conviction to her belt standing there w/ her mouth wide open. End of the day our court systems are cess pools of corruption. The prosecutors are in bed w/ the officers who charge people and they all somehow manage to drink at the same bars. They are all against you and the only way to give yourself a chance is by getting someone who speaks their language. I'm the type that doesn't pay for labor for ANYTHING. I wouldn't however even consider walking into a court room w/o Dan by my side. Not to mention he's much more affordable than the lionshare of FAR less experienced attorneys!
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Posted by Stephen | July 20, 2017
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Excellent service all around
Attorney Weisenburger has helped me over the last few years on everything from a DUI to a DUS. I have a heavy foot unfortunately. Both him and his paralegal Francois are very knowledgeable, patient, and consistent. Will be asking Attorney Weisenberger for help should a mishap ever happen again.
Posted by anonymous | June 21, 2016
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Mr. Weisenburger is hands down very experienced, and knowledgeable. Without a doubt I was confident in his abilities. I was so thankful that he represented me. He has a very calm demeanor, and took the time to review every detail of my case. He was able to answer any questions that I had and was very thorough when reviewing all the evidence, and case facts. I was treated with respect and I felt he truly cared about my situation. I was very pleased with the outcome of my case and I will always be greatful for his work and assistance. Also, just a side note, his staff was exceptionally quick with getting back to me when I had questions or concerns. Thank you again!
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Posted by Amanda | October 1, 2015
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Definitely the best attorney in town
Mr. Weisenburger helped me in a driving under suspension case a few weeks back and I am more than satisfied with the outcome. I knew the minute I stepped into the lobby of his office that I was dealing with a very professional firm. The entire staff was courteous and, above all, knew how to handle my anxiety with kindness and understanding. Mr. Weisenburger is extremely knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable with the process. I was confident I was getting the best advice and that helped me make the best decision. He patiently answered all my questions and explained the situation in details in a way I could relate to. He put a strong defense for me in the courtroom. I highly recommend Mr. Weisenburger to anyone in need of a great attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2014
First Criminal Offense, In My 60s, Hoping to Minimize Effect on Retirement
I acquired a OVI w/misdemeanor pot possession charge, 1st offense. Atty W and his staff worked this case for 5 months. My priorities were how to deal with current and future employment concerns at my age with a drug charge on record and long term financial effects on retirement through increased auto insurance rates with a OVI on record. These were the 2 objectives Atty W sought to minimize. My case was finalized this year (2014) through the court system a year after the charge was brought. The end results that Atty W was able to accomplish were a reduced charge to Physical Control from OVI (since my motorcycle wasn't running and I wasn't actually operating it at the time I was contacted by the police), and a drop of the charge of possession. I was totally satisfied with the outcome. The total ordeal cost me about $4K (attorney plus the other court mandated requirements). I had always hoped I'd never have to be involved with the legal system and attorneys in this capacity, mostly because I never really felt comfortable that the system worked; courts, attorneys, or otherwise. Figured the best thing is just don't get involved. I let a bit of mid-life crisis get out of control. I've reined that in. Atty W is a quiet unassuming personality, sharp looking professional presentation to the court system, and does a lot of work behind the scenes. The Weisenburger staff is very professional and friendly. There are many pros to the Weisenburger Law Office. There was one con for me though; and that was a bit of a lack of communications. There were long periods of time that I didn't get any comms, even when closing in on important court dates. I'd have to call and start inquiring about the status. One time I was misinformed by the staff about a court procedure for acquiring work driving privileges that cost me a day's work. There were times during my case that I felt nothing was going to be able to be done with the charges, and maybe that's why I wasn't being contacted. It was very stressful not hearing something for extended periods of time. I believe that should be looked at for future clients. If needed I would use again and recommend Atty Weisenburger and his staff.
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Posted by Mike | June 22, 2014
Deffinately Dan
Dan works hard and knows the territory. You will not find a better lawyer in the county. Go with Dan, that's the best plan! He defended me very effectively.
Posted by Dr. Aminur R. Chowdhury, Ph.D. | April 10, 2014
Attorney Review of Dan Weisenburger
Very Competent and knowledge based Attorney in the field of Criminal Law and justice. Very confidential with respect to "Attorney-Client" relationship. Provides the right legal advise. He takes every case very seriously, conducts appropriate research and defends the client with confidence. Demonstrated total professionalism, with a nice and sincere attitude. His respect for his client is very obvious through his manners and action.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2014
Couldn't ask for a better attorney!!
Mr. Dan Weisenburger is a wonderful Attorney!! He represented our 17 year old. We were so blessed to have found him in our time of need. He is humble, honest and fair. He knows the law and represents with confidence. He fights for you. We wanted an attorney that would tell us the truth about the case, our options. Not just tell us what we wanted to hear. Thank you Dan!
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2013
An Experienced Professional On Your Side
As a college student, it can be very intimidating to find yourself in a sticky situation with no one in your corner. Mr. Weisenburger is an extremely experienced attorney that is not only professional but realistic, caring, and genuine. It was so relieving to get to a conclusion of the judicial process with Mr. Weisenburger anxiously engaged in defending my case and my name every step of the way.
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Posted by Dan | April 24, 2013
Honest lawyers are tuff to find.
I've known and used Dan Weisenberger for about 15 years. Dan's law firm has been honest and a big help.
Posted by Ryan | November 14, 2012
Humble but effective
As a young college student who never has faced a form of criminal charge before I was honestly scared. Both careers I'm pursuing are military and government oriented. Though attorney Weisenburger at times seems quiet and not overly reassuring he is humble. Often I found myself worried if I had chosen the best attorney for my case and found myself trying to find ways of helping him. Needless to say he needed no help from me. He is extremely knowledgeable and realistic. He doesn't sugar coat things or give you false ideas of the outcome of your case. He genuinely cares for the outcome and tries to ensure that you are properly represented. Though his fees seemed steep to me, a poor college student. They're actually extremely fair. He could easily ask for double of what he does, however does not. (Hopefully that doesn't make him raise his rates! Haha). Though if for some reason I ever end up in trouble again he will be the FIRST attorney I call and should be your first choice. Speak with him him for ten minutes even by phone and you'll see how humble he is. Best of luck to you and I hope if you choose Mr. Weisenburger you're as pleased with the results as I am!
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Posted by Ryan | February 6, 2012
This man is a life saver! Definitely a criminal defense miracle worker!!!
Mr. Weisenburger from the second he was on my case was extremely professional, courteous, honest and very bold. I could tell just during my free consultation that he was rare find in the field due to his honesty. The amount of information he armed me with before even talking retainer was mind blowing. It was a complete no brainer the first time I met Mr. Weisenburger the he was the attorney I wanted defending my freedom. I've seen and worked for attorneys in the past who only care to plead the case and move on to the next paycheck. This man will fight tooth and nail to beat every element of the case against you. I was both very impressed and extremely grateful to see the amount of effort he put in to make sure I wasn't left with a life lasting charge. I can't imagine why anyone would put someone in charge of your case that doesn't obviously care about the matter as much as you do. Hands down, Dan Weisenburger is your best choice no matter what the level of offense you're charged with.
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Posted by Thomas | November 30, 2011
No holds barred, takes his gloves off
I have retained Mr. Weisenburger on three occassions, not only is he familiar with the courts he takes the case to the wall for his clients and/or negotiates the greatest situation for a defendant. Dan considers every area off your life. Thanks Dan you are the best of the best.
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2008
Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2008
Professional, Reliable, and Timely
Mr. Weisenburger is a very polite and respected attorney that will definitely go to bat for you. His rates are very reasonable, and are most definitely WELL WORTH IT. If your looking for the attorney who can get the job done in a very timely manner, look no further. This man is the real deal!
Posted by anonymous | May 14, 2023
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Super Poor Choice
A $2500 retainer wasted! Can't leave a lower rating. From the outset, the appearance was that instead of fighting for my rights and freedom (as advertised), nothing was going to go in my favor. He managed to drag out my misery for over 7 months. He also appeared to ignore any and all facts and documents supplied throughout the time. His failure to follow through on his written statements, messages, and calls was the final straw. A replacement attorney finally took over the case and performed admirably in less than 30 days with a full dismissal within 6 months.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Weisenburger Law Offices
  • 2000 - Present
  • Public Defender
  • Portage County Public Defender
  • 1983 - 2000
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Portage County Court
  • 1981 - 1983


  • Cleveland Marshall College of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 1980
  • Kent State University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 1975


  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified Criminal Defense Specialist
  • N/A
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 (Ohio)
  • 2013
  • Client Distinction Award
  • and
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2013
  • Certification as Criminal Defense Specialist
  • National Board of Legal Specialty
  • 2004
  • Board Certified
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • 2004
  • BV rating
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2002
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  • AVVO
  • Legal Guide on DUI
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (7)
Endorse Danny
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan is a knowledgeable and well respected attorney in the area. I have worked with Dan on cases and am impressed by his legal acumen."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Danny Weisenburger was a well-respected attorney in Portage County when I got my first lawyer job at the Portage County Public Defender's Office. I met met in the courts of Portage County frequently. Since I knew almost nothing, I frequently asked other attorneys for advice. Mr. Weisenburger was always willing to take time out of his day to assist with my cases, though he had no duty to do so. I once asked him why he was so helpful to me and he responded that I was representing the accused, they weren't his clients, but they deserved to have the best representation possible and anything he could do to make sure they received it, he was willing and able to provide it. I still see Mr. Weisenburger at OACDL seminars and participating in OACDL discussion groups. I can tell from those contacts that his passion for protecting the rights of the criminally accused has only swollen since I moved away. I whole-heartedly endorse Danny Weisenbuger for all criminal and traffic matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this highly qualified lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've known Dan forever. There is no finer lawyer anywhere"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dan's experience and knowledge of the law is truly admirable. He is committed to giving his clients the very best legal representation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan has been extremely helpful to me, both academically and practically, by sharing his thoughts, opinions and experiences which he gained through his many years of practice as a successful and well-respected criminal defense lawyer. He is a lawyer's lawyer, willing to take time out of his busy schedule to assist other lawyers and thereby improving our profession and the services we provide to our communities."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan represents the highest level of experience and professionalism. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dan is an incredibly knowledgeable and dedicated attorney. A joy to work for and a privilege to learn from, Dan treats each case and client with the utmost respect and determination to achieve the best result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Attorney Dan Weisenburger's knowledge of the law and the courts, zealous advocacy, and experience cannot be matched. As an associate attorney at Weisenburger Law Offices, I have seen firsthand his ability to successfully handle complex criminal cases and legal issues. I would recommend Attorney Weisenburger to any person facing criminal charges."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Dan for about 25 years. He is an extremely talented and devoted attorney. I would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone needing representation in a criminal / DUI matter. Nobody will work harder to get his client the best result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer, I concur with his opinion. One must realize how a housing violation can bring you before a tribunal with quasi-criminal violations. His advise was concise and on point."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Weisenburger is a very conscientious, hardworking, and intelligent lawyer. He goes the extra mile for his clients and backs it up with the latest technology to try to level the playing field against the prosecution. Dan is well respected by all the judges in the community because of his effective advocacy. He gets great results for his clients."
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Top Contributor 2012
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Ravenna Criminal defense Lawyer Danny James Weisenburger
Danny James Weisenburger
Criminal defense Attorney
Ravenna, OH
Licensed for 43 years
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