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Danny James Weisenburger

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Attorney Dan Weisenburger practices exclusively in the field of criminal defense, with an emphasis on representing individuals accused of felony offenses and DUI/OVI. He is the founder and owner of Weisenburger Law Offices, LLC.

Former Prosecutor 

After graduating from law school and passing the Ohio bar in 1981, Mr. Weisenburger continued to serve 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 concentrated on criminal defense 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 a few other courts in Northeast Ohio.  

Attorney Weisenburger is nationally certified as a Criminal Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He is the only Portage County lawyer certified as a Criminal Defense Specialist, and one of a handful among Ohio lawyers. 

Attorney Weisenburger also received numerous Awards: 

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer (Ohio) - National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 

  • Top 100 DUI Lawyer (Ohio)- National Advocacy for DUI Defense

  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer (Ohio) - American Society of Legal Advocates

  • Client Distinction Award - Martindale Hubbell 

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

  • National College of Dui Defense

  • Ohio State Bar Association

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100

  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense

  • National College of DUI Defense

  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers

  • American Society of Legal Advocates 

Attorney Weisenburger's primary law office in Portage County is located in Downtown Ravenna, a 3 minute walk from the Portage County courthouse. His Summit County office is located in the City of Stow at Ross Commons, less than 5 minutes from Stow Municipal Court. 



Languages spoken: French

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    35 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
    35 years



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (20 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Patricia Jean Smith

    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.


    Patricia Smith DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brian Glen Jones

    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.


    Brian Jones Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Weisenburger Law offices, LLC

149 North Prospect Street, Suite 1
Ravenna, OH, 44266

Weisenburger Law Offices, LLC

4466 Darrow Road, Suite 13
Stow, OH, 44224



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 (Ohio)2013
Client Distinction and Lawyers.com2013
Top 100 Criminal Defense LawyersAmerican Society of Legal Advocates2013
Top 100 LawyersNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2013
Certification as Criminal Defense SpecialistNational Board of Legal Specialty2004
Board CertifiedNational Board of Trial Advocacy2004
BV ratingMartindale Hubbell2002
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Criminal Defense LawyerWeisenburger Law Offices2000 - Present
Public DefenderPortage County Public Defender1983 - 2000
Prosecuting AttorneyPortage County Court1981 - 1983
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Society of Legal advocatesAttorney Member2014 - Present
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100Member2013 - Present
National Advocacy for DUI DefenseMember2013 - Present
National Board of Trial AdvocacyBoard Certified Criminal Defense SpecialistN/A
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National College of DUI DefenseMemberN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
AVVOLegal Guide on DUI2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1980
Kent State UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1975