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Timothy Dale McKinzie

Criminal defense Attorney at Akron, OH

4.9   9 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 29 years
    Ohio - OH 30 years
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1994
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1993
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Timothy

Learn Timothy’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Defended murder cases, theft cases, assault cases, white collar crime, drug trafficing and drug possession cases.

    30 years, 638 cases

  2. Divorce and separation
    Divorce, dissolution, parenting issues, spousal support issues, property division, debt and asset allocation.

    30 years, 167 cases

  3. DUI and DWI

    30 years, 233 cases

  4. Personal injury

    30 years, 272 cases

  5. Business
    Formation of entities, draft Buy-Sell Agreements, corporate litigation and contract disputes.

    30 years, 276 cases

  6. Child custody

    30 years, 115 cases

  7. Real estate
    Disputes involving real estate, landlord tenant disputes, foreclosure defense.

    30 years, 85 cases

I have two daughters that both play golf on scholarship for Ohio University. I helped them as far as I could and then sought professionals to help them go farther. They are both way better than me. I am a 14 handicap while they are both 2 handicaps. One is a senior and the other is a freshman. I also love to ride motorcycles. I recently rode all the way out to Sturgis to the 75th Anniversary event this past August. I plan to fly down to Daytona Beach this March for more bike riding. I have a Harley Davidson 2014 CVO Delux. I put 14,000 miles on it in one year.


My favorite TV show is Billionaire althought I must admit it is the only show I have time now to watch. I did like Homeland but it is not currently airing. I also love to read when I get the chance which is usually only on vacation. My favorite authors are Ian McKewan and Ian McEwan, author of Atonement and Vladimir Nabokov, author of Lolita.


I also love chess and dogs. I like playing chess against my computer and and occasional game while sipping a glass of cabernet sauvignon. My dog Charlie loves to walk with my wife and I in the park.


Lastly, I grew up on a farm and I like to cut and split firewood which I burn every winter in our fireplace in our family room.

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Timothy Dale McKinzie
529 White Pond Drive
Akron, OH, 44320-1123

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Posted by Gina | February 15, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He'll do ANYTHING To Win!!!!!
If you are up a creek without a paddle then look no further than Mr. Tim McKinzie, the head honcho of McKinzie and Associates! When my young child's father needed an attorney to represent him in a malicious, emotionally draining, and on-going custody battle because I left him, his choice in retaining Tim made perfect sense! Tim is more famous locally for his dedication to getting those charged with criminal acts (multiple DUIs, assault, etc.) off as easy as possible as to not be accountable for their actions. In THIS case, however, his versatility was really spotlighted as he proudly used every scare tactic and humiliation method against me to unlawfully and unethically produce a "win" for his client. This display was unparalleled in that he showed literally no compassion, no understanding, and had no interest in my responses to his client's accusations, but rather mercilessly drilled me to tears until I was almost forced to just "take what I could get". If you are in need of a lawyer that will have to violate any and/or all standards and ethical codes to get you the results you want, Tim is your man! He even personally reached out to me via letter to please contact him with questions or concerns! I did and he got back to me promptly but I think he may have been having cramps or something because he very rudely hung up on me 30 seconds into conversation for asking him a question. He did inform me that was not how "things worked" first, so I even was given free legal advice! Thanks Tim, for keeping the stereotype of cutthroat law alive!
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
fast response
He answered my question and also answered when I emailed him though here. Shows that he actually cares which is very good quality.
Posted by richard | April 23, 2013
the best lawyer i ever had
i've used tim twice and was very pleased both times. i've referred him to my cousin and my best friend and both were very pleased.he will always be my attorny
Posted by Steven | April 22, 2013
Solicitor Review
Mr McKinzie has pursued my interests in a highly thoughtful, professional, and aggressive manner.
Posted by Billy | April 22, 2013
Tim has handled a number of cases for me including Divorce, Assult, DUI and others. I am one of the few in Wadsworth, Ohio to beat a DUI and walk away. He is straight forward and very persuasive. If there is a deal that can be worked out, he will find a way.
Posted by Mike | April 17, 2013
Best representation available
Tim and his team are extremely professional and give you confidence you are being well represented. I have employed Tim's services for various legal matters and have been very satisfied in each instance. Tim does his homework and is willing to ruffle some feathers when it's needed. Choosing Tim and his team is a smart choice!
Posted by Susan | April 16, 2013
No Nonsense Approach - Proven Results
Working with Tim and his staff is a pleasure. They kept us informed and updated - no nonsense approach and proven results time and time again.
Posted by Jim | April 15, 2013
Quality Legal Representation
I have worked with Tim and his associates for over a decade. Tim has represented me in both personal and professional matters, in either case his professionalism and knowledge has been outstanding in helping me resolve various legal matters. I would highly recommend Tim for any legal matter.
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Helped me out a lot.
Tim really helped me in my 13 year old out of state DUI case. He made the process easy, and in the end did all he could to really make sure that I had the least punishments possible. Thank you Tim.
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  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Manager
  • McKinzie and Associates
  • 1993 - Present


  • University of Akron
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • Indiana University-Bloomington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976
  • American Graduate School of International Management
  • Master of International Management
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • U. S. Bank Nat'l Assn. vs. Gullotta
  • Complete win, note ruled void. Client's house free of lien.


  • National Assciation of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Summit County Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Excellent Achievement in Business Planning
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • 1992
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  • Medina County Gazette
  • Benefits of Plea Bargaining
  • 1986

Speaking Engagements

  • Automotive Sales Personnel Event
  • DUI Law and Legal Defenses
  • 1999

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (18)
Endorse Timothy
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney McKinzie is a highly respected lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Tim. His experience is a huge benefit to those he represents. Certainly does know his way around the courtroom."
Divorce and separation 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. Timothy Dale Mckinzie 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
"Tim is a great lawyer. He knows his way around the courtroom and does a great job for his clients. I only wish he wasn't my competition. But he is a top notch lawyer and a good human being. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is knowledgeable of the law and well prepared in representing his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His answers are excellent."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Timothy. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Well respected by his peers and highly skilled advocate for his clients that gets results"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tim is a great Family Law attorney. Very experienced and reasonable to deal with. He comes prepared to fight but ready to settle disputes fairly and amicably."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I gladly endorse attorney McKinzie. He knows Criminal Law solid. His clients like him. Attorneys respect him. He has years of experience. And he knows that when you take on a client's case, you have to prepare for the courtroom if you want to be sure to win. And he likes winning. If you have a question about Criminal Law and his office is anywhere near you, I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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