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Jeff Robert Laybourne

Criminal defense Attorney at Akron, OH

4.8   21 reviews
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Jeff

Learn Jeff’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    45%
    If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime or is under investigation in Akron, Summit County, or anywhere in Northeast Ohio, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. Exercising your right to remain silent and right to consult with an attorney are two of the most important things you can do. Regardless of whether you’ve been charged with a Felony or Misdemeanor, the criminal lawyers at Laybourne Law will meet with you to develop a winning defense strategy.

    17 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%
    If you or a loved one has been charged with OVI/DUI/Drunk Driving in Akron, Summit County, or anywhere in Ohio, you need an experienced and skilled attorney to represent you. The OVI PENALTIES in Ohio are severe and can include mandatory jail time, steep fines, license suspensions, substance abuse treatment or counseling, a permanent mark on your criminal record and more. Call the lawyers at Laybourne Law to see how we can help.

    17 years

  3. Debt collection
    10%
    The Debt Collection Attorneys at Laybourne law have over thirty years of experience in the collection of delinquent accounts on behalf of a variety of commercial and individual clients, including several Akron area hospitals and medical service providers. We handle hundreds of collection cases each year and are well-versed in Ohio Law and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Our knowledge and experience enables us to produce client revenue efficiently and quickly.

    17 years

  4. Landlord or tenant
    10%
    Being a rental property owner or landlord can be one of the most thankless, stress-inducing jobs on the planet. Landlords must navigate through the complex and technical worlds of Ohio Law, Fair Housing restrictions and code violations. Add the sometimes aggravating behavior of tenants, legal fees and court costs to this mixture, and some landlords begin to question whether owning rental property is even worth the hassle. The Landlord-Tenant Attorneys at Laybourne Law are here to help.

    17 years

  5. Probate
    5%
    The Probate lawyers at Laybourne Law have over 30 years of probate and estate planning experience. Our firm provides exceptional legal representation in all aspects of probate and estate planning, including will preparation, trusts, powers of attorney, health care powers of attorney, living wills, estate administration, probate administration and will contests.

    17 years

With seventeen years of experience in a wide variety of practice areas including criminal defense, civil litigation, landlord-tenant law, juvenile law, domestic relations, collections and estate planning, Jeff is uniquely prepared to aggressively pursue his clients’ interests. While specializing in the field of criminal defense, Jeff has successfully represented clients charged with a variety of felonies and misdemeanors, from Aggravated Murder to OVI and every imaginable charge in between. An experienced trial attorney, he has represented clients in numerous high profile jury trials with many resulting in Not Guilty verdicts.

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Laybourne Law
121 South Main Street
Suite 210
Akron, OH, 44308

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  21 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2021
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anonymous
Mr. Laybourne worked persistently and professionally on my case which resulted in a lesser charge. I would highly recommend Jeff to assist you and your family as needed.
Posted by Lewis | February 8, 2021
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The representation you want
Almost 3 years ago I hired Mr. Laybourne during the absolute rock bottom, worst time of my life. I was charged with a 1st degree felony and looking at time in prison. Jeff explained my options and potential outcomes with expertise and compassion without sugar-coating anything. He was professional, courteous, and an excellent speaker with extensive knowledge of the court system and criminal defense. Jeff will fight tooth and nail for you, he's not afraid to speak his mind and ultimately wants the absolute best for his clients. Jeff has been by my side for almost 3 years and I would hire him all over again.
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Posted by Jake butler | September 30, 2020
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Jake butler
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jeff on my first felony case. I can tell you now, he listens, he’s very knowledgeable and very personable. He knows exactly what he’s doing! If I hadn’t hired Jeff I don’t know where I would be. I couldn’t be happier with the results and what he’s done for me! He’s the best attorney in Ohio!
Posted by Amy | April 28, 2019
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Excellent lawyer! Highly recommend!
I have hired Jeff as my attorney for several cases over the last few years and he has done an amazing job with all of them! My first case was complicated due to my citizenship status and he went above and beyond to give me the best representation possible and ended up getting my case sealed. He also recently got a complicated Driving ticket reduced to a small seatbelt ticket. I would hire him for any and all cases, big or small. I can’t thank him enough for all of his help!
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Posted by Don | February 13, 2019
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Jeff Laybourne is Fantastic!! Best in NE Ohio
Jeff is a amazing lawyer. I have used him in Akron courts,Barberton, and today Stow courts. Jeff was outstanding And professional. If you already know how Stow and Barberton are he was able to get my Dui reduced to a m-4 reckless op with coates in stow. If you know anything about stow that's amazing. He was way more competitive on price than any other attorney in this area. I reccomend Highly!!
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Posted by Michael | March 3, 2018
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Felony charge dismissed
I contact a few attorneys in the akron area, just from the confidence in his tone and his knowledge on my situation I decided to go with him. Not only was he reasonably priced but he exceeded his "best case" scenario and got my case dismissed without me even being present on a felony charge. Thank you Jeff for your hard work and dedication!
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2017
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DWI
Jeff's knowledge of and familiarity with the Akron court system proved invaluable. I believe he reached the best possible resolution for me, given the predicament I was in. He was patient, insightful, up front and honest throughout the entire process.
Posted by Tony | May 27, 2017
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Highly Recommended
Jeff has provided excellent counseling and advocacy for me, multiple family members, and my own clients upon referral. Jeff brings a wealth of experience and insight, ranging from a problematic tenant in a commercial property, to setting up a LLC, and offering advise to a small business. He has assisted multiple clients and their families with criminal allegations from DUI to possession, etc. As a fellow member of the legal community, I know Jeff's superior reputation with the judges and staff at the Summit County Court of Common Pleas and Akron Municipal Court. Additionally, he is known as leader in the legal community and very active with the Bar Association. I do not hesitate to unequivocally recommend Jeff and appreciate not only his results but also his respect for cost-effectiveness.
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Posted by Frank | May 26, 2017
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Auto Accident
Jeff helped us out when my wife was involved in a car accident. Jeff was always approachable and informative throughout the process. He was extremely sympathetic and sensitive to the situation at hand. His professionalism was exemplary.
Posted by Chad | May 25, 2017
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Tenant Eviction
I'm new to the rental property business and the day finally came when a tenant wouldn't pay their rent. I called Jeff immediately and he walked me through the process of giving proper notice to my tenant and was then there every step of the way up and through the eviction hearing. Everything was in order on the court day! We got the eviction!
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Posted by Brian | May 25, 2017
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Prompt and helpful
I contacted Jeff to prepare my mother's will and living will. We had a small window of time in which to complete these documents and he came through big time. He even came to us to have the documents signed and furnished.
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2017
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Extremely Experienced Attorney
The reason why I will continue to use and recommend Jeff's services is his experience. He knows the law and the system and it shows in his representation.
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2017
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Best Attorney in Akron
Jeff helped me avoid prison time after I was faced with some serious charges. He was able to get the charge reduced quickly and at a low cost. He kept me apprised of my situation throughout the entire process and explained all of my options clearly.
Posted by J D | May 22, 2017
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I don't trust ANYONE else with my legal matters. Hands down, Jeff is keeping the integrity of the Laybourne name.
I ran into some trouble going through a bad time in my life, devastating loss of family, marriage crumbling. I didn't know which way was up. Not only did Jeff snap me back to reality when I needed it, but he went to bat for me, getting me an opportunity to keep my name free of a felony and potential prison time. Not once, but twice. When I screwed up the first chance, he still knew what rights and sections of the law he could use in court to get me another chance another route and keep me from doing prison time. When a close member of my family was facing a very elicit charge and potentially damaging to their name and reputation, Jeff was there, doing what he does best. He got a VERY fair judgement that spared them from jail or prison time, but also protected their name and dignity. My family has trusted Laybourne Law for more than 30 years because of their exceptional work ethic, straight-forward communication and diligence towards EVERY case & legal matter. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my legal matters. Jeff is no exception to his family's legacy. He takes charge when you need him to, a commanding presence in the courtroom, he's respected by judges and prosecutors alike AND an expert in his field. He's exactly who you want standing up for you and representing you in court. I do, without hesitation! I recommend Jeff and Laybourne Law to anyone who asks. Thank you for always doing right by me and my family Jeff & Rusty!
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Posted by Alex | June 15, 2016
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Amazing
Jeff took my case at the last minute, and was able to help me in more ways that I could imagine! 1st offense and he was able to make a deal with no probation, no dui plates, no jail time! Was always there and on time and explained everything that was going on step by step! Anytime anything goes wrong he is my first call!!
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2012
Eviction
I hired Jeff to file some evictions for me after the people at the court recommended him. He answered every question I threw at him, got the tenants out and even game me some advice on how to handle tenants in future.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2012
DUI reduced to Reckless
I got a DUI in Akron and I have a CDL but he got it reduced to reckless and no jail time.
Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2011
Got my DUI reduced
He got my DUI reduced to reckless operation and he got my friend's DUI dismissed. My friend recomended him and I thank him. He was pretty smooth when he talked to the prosecutor and judge.
Posted by K.H. | April 21, 2011
Good Lawyer
I got arrested for a drug case and my friend told me about him. He worked hard and argued with the prosector to get me into a program and now the case is dismissed. I recommend him to everybody.
Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2012
Good lawyer
Good lawyer. Handled my case well.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Laybourne Law
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • University of Akron School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Marquette University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • State of Ohio vs. R.K.
  • Not Guilty on all counts
  • State of Ohio vs. A.S.
  • Not Guilty on all counts

Associations

  • Akron Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Akron Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Chairperson
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Chairman
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Criminal Law Section of the Akron Bar Association
  • Secretary/Treasurer
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Akron Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Treasurer
  • 2009 - 2014
  • Akron Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Secretary
  • 2009 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Section Chair- Criminal Law Section
  • Akron Bar Association
  • 2016

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • Criminal Trial Essentials
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse Jeff
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is an excellent Lawyer and a great resource to other attorneys in the community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a former prosecutor I had several cases with Jeff. He is very talented and works hard to achieve a favorable outcome for his clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've had several cases with Jeff over the years. He is aggressive and prepared and works very hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jeff. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jeff is an extremely intelligent and talented criminal defense lawyer. He is a tenacious and zealous advocate for all of his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dedicated to his clients and providing the best possible representation."
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Akron Criminal defense Lawyer Jeff Robert Laybourne
Jeff Robert Laybourne
Criminal defense Attorney
Akron, OH
Licensed for 18 years