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Jonathan Todd Sinn

DUI and DWI Attorney at Akron, OH

5.0   62 reviews

also known as Jon Sinn


Licensed for 28 years

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About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Drugs, Sex, Violence. Sinn has seen it all. Put a former prosecutor to work for you

    29 years, 10,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%
    OVI defense focused on conviction avoidance.

    29 years, 10,000 cases

FOUNDING PARTNER OF THE RENOWNED "FOUR HORSEMAN" DEFENSE FIRM. SINN FIGHTS FOR YOU.

I have twenty five years of courtroom experience. First as a major crimes prosecutor and now as a top defense attorney. l like to win for my clients and i never give up. My consultation is free and I will do my best to help you. 

Licensed for 28 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1994
Updated 11/17/2022

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

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Reviews

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Posted by Lamont | December 9, 2012
Best Lawyer In Akron
Mr. Sinn took over my case from a public pretender who told me there was no hope and I had to do seven years in prison for a crime I didn't commit. Sinn walked in day one and things kept getting better and better. It seemed like he had a closer connections to the police officer and the judge than the prosecutor did. It took a while and he wasn't cheap but he kept me home with my family.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2014
SINN IS IN IT TO WIN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our first lawyer we hired...I cannot even put it into words. We have since fired him in the middle of our case and hired Mr. Sinn....it is like night and day. Mr. Sinn is caring, compassionate, kind..and so knowledgeable. I will write more at a later date...as things progress with the case.
Posted by Aaron | March 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
akrons best attorney
i was in need of a good attorney due to the nature of the case and the possible prison sentence accompanying the case . Jon got the job done . I always felt like my life/ freedom were in good hands. He communicated extremely well , anytime i needed to speak or email/text he was on it . to add — Seeing Jon in the court room was actually enjoyable ! Hes clearly got great relationships w the courts and was highly respected . very polished . would highly recommend! Thanks for everything
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Posted by anonymous | May 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made Me Feel Comfortable
So my son messed up. Not really bad but a little bad. Jon worked with us and understood our situation, as any lawyer would. But what was incredible to me was the amount of respect he was given by all throughout the system. It made a not great situation seem as if it were friends hashing out the case. (Which was good for us).
Posted by mahmoud | December 4, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
very knowledgeable and a pleasure
He went above and beyond when he had nothing to gain, could have easily taken my money but instead pointed me in the right direction and saved me thousands of dollars. Will hire him for any future problems!!
Posted by J | September 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Great lawyer, really care about his clients and helping them accomplish their goal.
Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the Area
Hands down the best in the area, as the rest of these reviews attest as well. I can't say enough about Jon Sinn. Jon combines honesty, knowledge, hard work, attention to detail, and local connections to give you the best defense. From day 1 Jon made a great impression on me. He said don’t pay my fee if you aren’t trying to win this case and don’t pay me if they have you dead to rights. He can’t do any better than a cheap lawyer for an OVI case if you blow high and look horrible on the sobriety test. Still, Jon’s fees are very reasonable and he was much more affordable than other lawyers I talked to. Jon simply has amazing lawyer skills. As he explained it, he uses his knowledge of the law and his personal connections to find any weaknesses, any openings, anything to take advantage of leverage to get the best deal. His defense will not rely on a single element but rather will involve a multi-prong approach. And while it may seem bleak, as it did for me with a prosecutor that clearly was playing hardball, those opportunities do arise and undoubtedly Jon will give you the best chance of creating, finding, and taking advantage of them. It is clear that Jon has a lot of integrity and has his clients best interest at all times. I have heard horror stories of lawyers that mail it in after getting paid. Not Jon, he was continually filing for all hearings and documents that could help. And incredibly, Jon kept fighting for me after the judge’s sentence! After I pled to a physical control violation and the judge sentenced, Jon was able to get the prosecutor to drop the ALS (license suspension due to refusing - in my case a urine test). My case was especially tricky as it did not involve alcohol but rather legally ingested prescription medication along with drug charges for “trace amounts”, and paraphernalia. The case started in Stow courts but was sent to Summit County and then back to Stow. All of this during Covid. Through it all Jon and his team were on top of every hearing, document, due date, etc and communicated that to me. And lastly I do want to mention how organized, considerate, and professional the rest of his team is. Hanne and Julie were a pleasure to work with and their support and communication was extremely helpful to navigating my case. Knowing that Jon has competent people assisting lends even more confidence in his ability to generate a positive outcome. If your freedom and livelihood is at stake, it’s a mistake to go with anyone other than Jon Sinn and his team. He is the best lawyer in Northeast OH. I even heard Judge Hoover in Stow Court say exactly that. The other reviews on this site are true.
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Posted by Jacob | February 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE MOST ELITE OF THE ELITE, JON IS HANDS DOWN THE GOAT
I was facing many many felonies , f2s f3s f4s and f5s, looking at ALOT of time, and previous felony convictions with current gun and drug cases ND was out on bond and caught MORE cases! I went home on PROBATION and drug treatment meanwhile everyone is telling me I’ll get 8-12 years including the JUDGE. Attorney Sinn is among the very best in the NATION, not just Ohio. I Trust this man with my life and have many times before. Hiring anyone else is not only unwise, just plain old stupid... if there is a snowballs chance in hell ... Jon will get that damn snowball to the devil!!! Thanks Jon for everything !!!! JRL
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Posted by Andrew | November 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Jon Sinn is the GOAT
Jon Sinn is by far the best Lawyer I've ever had. If you ask anybody they will tell you Jon Sinn is one of if not the most respected attorney in the Akron, Barberton, and Kent area. He has worked cases for NFL players. He is extremely professional and handles all of his cases as if he were representing his own son or daughter. If you want the best of the best, you go with Jon Sinn. I guarentee you wont regret the best decision you've ever made.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Definitely recommend!
I was placed into CBCF. An unfortunate series of events got me terminated from the program. My probation officer and the prosecutor wanted me to go to prison. Jon was able to get me 60 days in Glenwood jail, and probation terminated. Kind of expensive but freedom is priceless!
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Sinn handled my son's case and we were extremely pleased. My son was facing very serious charges that could've compromised his plans for the future. Mr. Sinn is very knowledgeable and provided excellent representation and advice for my son. We felt reassured at every step of the process. Mr. Sinn was ultimately able to get the charges reduced.
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Posted by Michael | July 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
WINNER
John did an amazing job for me. Got the most important evidence the prosecution had against me suppressed along with other evidence. John will dig in deep and put all of his effort for you. Money well spent hiring John to represent me. If you need an attorney John is the guy you wanna hire!!!!!
Posted by Eric | April 24, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Found the right attorney for the most difficult of situations.
I felt as if all was lost until I contacted Jon. On parole with everything to lose & this man went above and beyond to protect me & my future. If not for Jon, I would have lost my job and more importantly my freedom. He genuinely cares about his clients and is refreshingly personable and forthright. A friend's attorney recommended him to me and I couldn't be more grateful. Thank you Jon for all you did for me. You are the best!!!
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Posted by Craig | December 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The magician "he makes you problems disappear
I have had john sinn represent me 4 times in the last 10 years 2assaults,dwi ,driving on suspension. And a minor drug charge. And every time has either proved me innocent or the mininum consequences.
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OVI/Refusal - Look No Further!!!
I was pulled over (state patrol) and told a motorcyclist traveling on the same highway had called in and said I was doing 80 one night in June of 2017. I was offered but refused a sobriety test and was subsequently arrested for an OVI. I haven't lived in the area that long and didn't want to start "asking" around for personal recommendations (due to embarrassment) so I had to rely on a google search which lead me to Mr. Sinn. As stated earlier, this was my second offense and I refused the tests (with no real good explanation) so I pretty much hired Mr. Sinn hoping he could just make sure the Judge didn't go too crazy on my penalties. Long story short, Mr. Sinn got my charge reduced down to reckless operation! I have absolutely no explanation on how and didn't ask, when he told me the good news I was in complete shock and the only thing running through my mind was, "I need to get out of here as fast as possible before someone changes their mind". This guy is the REAL DEAL! Going through something like this is hard and no lawyer can really guarantee the outcome, but I can guarantee you Mr. Sinn is going to give you your best chance to win.
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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Went to bat for me
I was charged with an OVI/refusal in June and this would serve as my 3rd offense total, 2nd in ten. I was pulled over and arrested in Hudson and had all court proceedings at Stow Municipal. The officer was high pressure and made me feel completely uncomfortable so I refused the field sobriety tests and breathalyzer which automatically makes someone look guilty of driving while under the influence. At the suppression hearing the prosecutor was offering reckless op, with the possibility of 20 days jail, classes, 2 year suspension for refusal etc. Jon went back and forth several times talking to myself and the prosecutor before he finally got the prosecution to agree to physical control (no points- as the reckless would have added 6 points to my record, suspending it), no jail time, no classes, no extended alcohol monitoring and an immediate reinstatement of my license with full privileges waiving the $475 reinstatement fee. It was the best possible outcome, given my priors, without wasting too much time and money in court taking it to trial. I appreciate Jon’s persistence, listening to me and what I wanted and not taking the first deal the prosecution made. We both knew I had a pretty winnable case if taken to trial so he got the best deal he possibly could without jumping through all the hoops. Thanks again for everything Jon!
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Posted by Thomas | July 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One and Only
I was facing 2 F2, 2 F3, 2 F4, and 2 F5 Felonies for crimes that I didnt commit, This may sound like a story but this is a true story. I was contracted to do a job in my neighborhood and upon finishing the job I was approched by a detective who knew me from my past and was handed an indictment for all of these crimes against the home owner. The detective didnt want me working in the neighborhood so he had went to the home owner and told her all about my criminal past and scared her into feeling like a victom so she pressed charges like burglary and theft from the elderly, it was a huge mess. Well the truth is I didnt do anything illegal or wrong at all, Long story short I took it to jury trial and Hired Mr Sinn. , I never made it to jury trial and all charges were dropped. Attorney Sinn had litteraly brought the truth to light and saved my life. I was facing over 15 years and walked away no jailtime just a hand shake!
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Posted by Keith | May 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best OVI Lawyer in Akron
When hiring an OVI lawyer you want two things - someone who knows the local court system and someone who knows the OVI laws better than anyone else in the system. Jon fits that description to a tee. Jon was able to help me navigate through two judges and six months of court hearings and ultimately get the charges reduced.
Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
I can’t even tell you how amazing he is. Went to bail for me where I thought I was going to lose and he turn the whole tables and won it for me Best attorney I have ever had I recommend him to anyone that needs an attorney he will go above and beyond to make sure you get what you need.
Posted by Jon | February 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the area, by far!
Jon Sinn may perhaps be the best attorney in the Akron and surrounding areas. His professionalism and attention to detail are unparallel and he's truly just a great guy! He helped me overcome 2 overinflated legal issues that were worked out in my favor. Anything you have against you, legally, don't do or say anything WITHOUT Jon Sinn!
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Callahan, Greven, Rilley & Sinn, LLC
  • 2001 - Present
  • Chief Assistant Prosecutor
  • Summit County Prosecuting Attorney
  • 1999 - 2001
  • Senior Courtroom Prosecutor
  • Summit County Prosecuting Attorney
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Junior Courtroom Prosecutor
  • Summit County Prosecuting Attorney
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Juvenile Court Prosecutor
  • Summit County Juvenile Court, Akron Ohio
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Clerk
  • Akron Municipal Court
  • 1993 - 1994
  • Clerk
  • Seventh District Court Of Appeals
  • 1992 - 1993
  • Intern
  • Youngstown City Prosecutor's Office
  • 1991 - 1992
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Education

  • University of Akron
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Youngstown State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991
  • Ursuline High School
  • High School
  • 1986

Legal Cases

  • State vs. David Stoddard
  • Death rejected. David will live.

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • mamber
  • 2016 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • member
  • 2015 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
  • member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Akron Bar Association
  • member
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certification
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Criminal Lawyers in Ohio for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2014
  • Rule 20 Certified Capital Murder Counsel
  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • Life And Death Row
  • British Broadcasting Company
  • 2014
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • CNN-Live with Sanjay Gupta
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (26)
Given (28)
Endorse Jonathan
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"An exceptional attorney. Hard working, extremely bright, and first rate. He ranks at the top in his field. I have worked with him on cases, and would do so again without any hesitation. Without question, he is among the very best."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jon is the busiest attorney in town, and the reason why is because he is a great attorney! He genuinely cares about his clients and always treats them with respect. He gets along with everyone in the court system, but if need be, he is a fighter. He is tough, but kind. He is not just a great attorney, he is a wonderful person, he would give you the shirt off his back. I consider him a mentor, and I have learned a lot from him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon Sinn's encyclopedic knowledge of the law is only surpassed by his passionate dedication to his clients. Jon puts in the long hours necessary to obtain not guilty verdicts. He is tireless in his efforts to stay up-to-date on every facet of the science applicable to his cases. I have attended seminars along side Jon, and whether it be Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Field Sobriety Test Instructor Training, Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement or Drug Recognition Expert Training--Jon's focus remains the same: getting the best possible results for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan is a very knowledgeable, skilled attorney that fights hard for his clients. He leaves no stone un-turned and will do whatever it takes to get the best possible result for his clients. He is well respected by his peers and the courts, I would recommend him to everybody!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I HIGHLY recommend Jon Sinn. I have known Jon Sinn for many years but have recently been able to work with him on DUI/OVI and drug cases. Jon is TOP NOTCH! His ability to construct skillfully crafted arguments is a talent very few lawyers have. His years of experience as a previous prosecutor ensures both sides of arguments are covered when going to trial. If I was busted by the fuzz...I definitely would give him a buzz!!!!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He is well-known and well-respected by fellow attorneys across the country, and his clients sing his highest praises. Jonathan Todd Sinn aggressively pursues every angle of a case on behalf of his clients. I would not hesitate to refer a client to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is an excellent attorney committed to providing the highest quality representation to clients. I endorse this attorney without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Sinn is one of the very best criminal defense lawyers in Akron. Highly respected, always prepared and very professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse Jon for his expertise in Criminal Defense and OVI/DUI matters. Jon is an exceptional lawyer who cares about his clients. Having been opposing counsel I've seen Jon fight vigorously for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a former prosecutor I had several cases with Jon. He zealously represented his clients but did so with professionalism. He continues to grow his practice by investing in specialized education and staying current on legal developments, which directly benefits his clients. I highly endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sinn is a very knowledgeable and experienced attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you have a criminal charge or DWI you can choose from thousands of lawyer in Ohio. But if you need to Win Jonathan T. Sinn is the lawyer to go to. I am just happy he is not near me! I endorse him 100%"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Mr. Sinn. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity to work in the same area of law with Jon for many years and appreciate the quality services he provides his clients. First rate, hard working and knowledgeable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon Sinn is a great person who also happens to be a great lawyer. I highly endorse him as an attorney, and would recommend him to those people seeking a hard working and dedicated advocate."
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