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Wesley Buchanan

Criminal defense Attorney at Akron, OH

5.0   13 reviews
  • State Years
    California - CA 6 years
    Ohio - OH 10 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2017
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Wesley

Learn Wesley’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    65%
    DUI /OVI, Drug Trafficking, Sex Crimes, Delinquency, Assault, Domestic Violence,

  2. Appeals
    20%

  3. DUI and DWI
    10%

  4. Divorce and separation
    5%

Each client is unique and we understand that. Our firm strives to vigorously advocate for you and your legal needs. Our firm will stand committed to you as our valued client.

 

We have the experience to handle your legal matter. We pride ourselves in helping you achieve your legal goals.

 

We believe that every person is entitled to quality legal representation. We offer a variety of payment plans to suit your needs.

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Location

Erb Legal LLC
50 South Main Street
Suite 625
Akron, OH, 44308
Erb Legal LLC
803 E Washington St.
Suite 110
Medina, OH, 44256
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Reviews

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Posted by Jason | January 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This is the team you want fighting on your behalf
Erb Legal (Wes & Tom) have been great to work with in a very difficult personal time. Working with Tom previously and Wes for this round of proceedings has been a very satisfying experience. Wes managed my expectations from the beginning, reviewing possible scenarios and asking very pointed questions to be able to guide me through the court process and eventually arriving at my desired outcome. Wes and the Erb legal team were always ready for court, sent reminders for information if needed and we're on top of any and every task needed to make a great case on my behalf. After our first meeting, I had a great sense of relief knowing that they were in my corner. I highly recommend Erb Legal.
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Posted by Vinnie | September 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I've engaged Wes on two occasions, both of which ended very successfully - and in my favor! I would not hesitate to use his services again, or recommend him to anyone!
Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Your best bet
Wesley is incredibly competent and thorough. He was very helpful in keeping me up to date with the situation at hand and working out the best deal for me that I was completely satisfied with. I’d highly recommend him.
Posted by Brittany Fogarty | December 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in the business!
Wesley has always had my back and for that I am forever thankful! He has not only worked with me but when my father needed a legal advocate no one else came to mind. Wesley Buchanan is the absolute BEST attorney that I have ever had the privilege of working with. Wesley handles each and every one of his cases with the utmost integrity and pride that I have ever seen from an attorney. His passion for law differentiates him from all other defense attorneys out there. It is truly comforting and reassuring to have someone like Wesley be an advocate for not only myself but so many others as well. Wesley Buchanan is very respected in my community and others surrounding. He does not disappoint.Not only am I proud to say Wesley represents my business but also myself as an abiding citizen. He is a devotee to obtaining justice for his clients and will not rest until he has exhausted all avenues to ensure that he is achieving the best possible results for his clients. If you are looking for an individual to serve you correctly and faithfully in the practice of law invest in Wesley Buchanan.
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Posted by REYNA | April 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
OHIO CRIMINAL DEFENSE
I WAS CAUGHT IN A SPEED TRAP IN OHIO GOING MORE THE 30 OVER SPEED LIMIT. THE COURT WANTED ME TO SHOW IN COURT CANT JUST PAY A FINE. THIS WOULD BE EASY IF I DIDNT LIVE 16HRS AWAY. I CAME ACROSS MR. BUCHANAN ON THE BOARD OF APPORVED LAWYERS. BEST CHOICE I COULD HAVE MADE. HE GOT ME NOT TO SHOW IN COURT. PLUS OHIO WANTED TO TAKE MY LICENSE. HE STOPPED THEM FROM TAKING MY LICENSE HITTING ME WITH POINTS. VERY EASY TO GET A HOLD OF EVEN BEING 16HRS AWAY. OVER ALL GREAT SERVICE FROM HIS WHOLE STAFF. I WOULD DIFFENTLY HIRE MR. BUCHANAN AGAIN.
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Posted by A and PG | November 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
We called Wes!
We called Wes for a number of issues that we needed help with and required ongoing legal representation for a number of years. Wes was knowledgeable and dependable. He always responded to our phone calls and questions. But most importantly, he listened to us and helped resolve our cases. Because of his many outstanding qualities, we highly recommend Wes.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A fierce lion in the courtroom
Wes was attentive to my needs for my case, was proactive and direct in what I needed to do. His wide expertise and experience was known and admired by other lawyers working the case. He how's in with confidence and a clear head to get the best outcome for his clients.
Posted by Vy | January 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawsuit With Client Handled Successfully
For over a year I had been trying unsuccessfully to get a client to make payment on a large invoice. I was receiving no action/reaction from client. I reached out to Mr. Buchanan for assistance and he was successful in getting that overdue invoice paid. I would highly recommend him. He is THERE - phone calls, e-mails, whatever, are responded to quickly and you are kept informed every single step of the way. I will utilize his services going forward I assure you.
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Posted by jane macejko | August 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Hired and Getting the Job Completed
Hired Wes, he got on all reports quickly, get reports to courts and working hard to complete this task. He is very good at communication and follow up
Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2013
Wes is the Best!
Wes was always prompt in responding to me, starting with my initial call and any time there was a change in my case. He was energetic and persevered to reduce the terms of my ticket to something much more manageable. Thank you Wes, for being so understanding and kind, but also very professional and getting results!
Posted by Heather | September 3, 2013
If you're in a mess... call Wes.
Upon receiving subpoena for deposition regarding a matter to which I was not involved, I called Wes Buchanan on the reference of a friend. I explained all of the details to Wes over the phone, after he cleared for conflict, he took my case. Very expeditiously, Wes contacted all counsel in the matter and the prevailing court. He was able to all but quash the deposition, and post deposition after finding all of the questions of opposing counsel were completely irrelevant, Wes motioned to strike the whole proceedings. We are still waiting judgement of the motion. Wes was timely, communicative, knowledgable and capable. I will most assuredly retain him as counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2013
Great Advice
I called him and he took the time to help me understand the best way to deal with the case at hand.
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2013
In a mess? Call Wes!
Wesley is not only a great guy, but is dedicated to his profession. He was able to get me a favorable outcome in my recent trial and effectiveness is probably the best judge of a lawyer. I would highly recommend him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.6 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Erb Legal LLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Agency Owner
  • Buchanan Insurance and Financial Group
  • 2003 - 2009

Education

  • University of Akron School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • Heidelberg College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Ohio v. Traci Smith - 14 CA 0122-M
  • Case Dismissed
  • State v. Barnett
  • Case Dismissed
  • State v. Bailey
  • Case Dismissed

Associations

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Portage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Charles F. Scanlon American Inn of Court
  • Pupil
  • 2013 - Present
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 under 40
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top 10 under 40
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Closing Competition
  • Landskroner Foundation
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • OVI CLE - May 12, 2017
  • OVI
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Endorse Wesley
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have been so impressed by Wes in his defense of others that we decided to form a group to assist people in times of need. "In a mess, call Wes!""
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Wesley. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Wes for several years. He is a knowledgeable and skilled criminal defense attorney who provides zealous representation for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wes Buchanan has a passion to save his clients and fight for their rights. He is energetic and entertaining. He will be prepared, and he will be an innovator of new defenses. Wes is a good friend, and he will serve his clients well."
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Akron Criminal defense Lawyer Wesley Buchanan
Wesley Buchanan
Criminal defense Attorney
Akron, OH
Licensed for 10 years