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Michael Randall Puterbaugh

Criminal defense Attorney at Canton, OH

5.0   13 reviews

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Former prosecutor, elected official, adjunct professor and law firm partner.  Currently a death penalty certified criminal defense attorney and NFL agent.  

Licensed for 33 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1989
Updated 11/14/2022

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Puterbaugh Law
4096 Holiday Street NW
Canton, OH, 44718
Michael Randall Puterbaugh
140 Fair Avenue NW
New Philadelphia, OH, 44646
Michael Randall Puterbaugh
175 S. Third St.
Columbus, OH, 43215
Michael Randall Puterbaugh
520 S. Main Street
Akron, OH, 44311
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Perfect Fit
Michael is what everyone should seek in an attorney. While I am not proud of the fact that I have needed to work with him more than once (DWI and Domestic Violence), there is a reason why I have worked with him more than once and will not even consider anyone else should I ever need to again. - Michael has driven outside of his typical coverage area when I needed him the most. - When there was a no contact order in place and the other person nor I could do anything to have it lifted at a time, Michael helped us make it through until it could because bills still need paid, kids still need a ride to and from school, people still need to make it to work, and life still continues on. - Michael has helped me obtain documents and/or provide information requested by employers to keep my current or get a new job. - Last but certainly not least, Michael understands that things happen to the best of us and has been there for me on a personal level just as much if not more than on a professional level. If you are looking for an experienced attorney that will help you through a difficult situation in more than one way, Michael is your guy.
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Worked with me and kept me at ease
Michael Puterbaugh helped me tremendously with my DWI incident I had a couple years back while I was in school. Once he took over my case, I felt at ease knowing that he was willing to do the best possible to get me the best outcome. I think that his prices are very reasonable and affordable. He works with you when it comes to payments and he will always be there if you have any questions or concerns. Gave out personal contact information just to be able to reach him with ease.
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Posted by Jesse | August 24, 2021
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Excellent Defense Attorney
I came to Mike after asking for recommendations from folks in and around Canton/Tallmadge. I did not live in Ohio and so was more than a little concerned about the legal consequences and navigating the court system in Ohio from another state. Mike was an excellent resource. He navigated as much as possible for me while I was in a different state. He was a calming and knowledgeable presence throughout my entire experience. His relationship with the local judges (and my judge in particular) undoubtedly helped ensure my case was handled with care. Mike was always available and even helped with aspects of the case long after he had been retained. Ultimately, I am very satisfied with the outcome and believe Mike was the main driver of that outcome. If asked for a defense lawyer recommendation in and around Canton, I would wholeheartedly recommend Mike.
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Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2021
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Amazing!!!
Michael has jumped threw all kinds of hoops to help me with several matters and recommendations for things he couldn't do... He has traveled all over Ohio whenever and wherever I needed him... He is extremely connected and talented attorney, and I would refer the world to him if I could and knowing they will be in good hands!! He is the best and most honest attorney I have ever dealt with :) I wish I could give more then 5 starts rating!!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2021
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Mike is a 10 he won't let you down.
Mike took the time to listen to what happened in detail, then worked with the prosecutor to come to a plea that made sense in my case. He didn't back down and went back several times to get the outcome we were looking for.
Posted by Charlie | April 2, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer on the planet
I obtained Michael by the grace of GOD! I can’t tell you how many lawyers I called but when I spoke to Mike I just knew he was the right one for me. The entire time he communicated with me keeping me up to speed with what was going on. He was very compassionate and amiable throughout the whole process which was entirely frustrating. He kept calm and collected he was very attentive to me even outside of court. I would text and he would always know just what to say even when I was unsettled. He never lost his composure and I am glad I choose him. My case was dismissed and sealed! The odds were stacked against me and he somehow miraculously turned them in my favor. The entire time he kept telling me NOT to worry everything would be fine and it was just that. He is a man of integrity and honesty he speaks his mind and doesn’t just tell you what you wanna hear to gain your money. He is amazing truly outspoken I would choose him 1000 times again from a professional standpoint there’s no one better!
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Posted by Tiffany | March 22, 2019
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DUI DISMISSAL
During our time of need we had no idea where to turn or what to do. This lawyer went above and beyond to make sure we got answers when no one else could. He also did an excellent job of defending my husband and getting to the truth of the matter. I highly recommend him to anyone And everyone. Thanks so much for helping us in our time of need.
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Posted by Mindy | March 23, 2018
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Best Attorney I've ever met
Mike went above and beyond to help out my husband in his time of need. He goes the extra mile and asks nothing in return. He even stopped by our home to meet with our family. I would recommend him to anyone who's looking for fantastic representation. He will not disappoint you, I promise. Thanks for everything you've done to help us Mike.
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Posted by Beth | August 31, 2017
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Glad I hired him!
I was charged with a crime that I thought was crazy. After my first interaction with the court system in Akron I realized it was just as crazy as the charge and I'd better get a lawyer. Mr. Puterbaugh was very helpful. He was easy to talk to. I found him to be calm, kind and fair. He got my case dismissed. I would recommend him to anyone dealing with the court system.
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Posted by juan | October 8, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
EXCELLENT EXCELLENT PROFESSIONALISM
I was facing prison time due to the domestic violence offense of a felony. Considering that this was my first offense outsiders were trying to guide me to the lawyers that they thought would help me in my case. When I first met Michael he was honest, upfront and professionalism was appealing, I told family and friends that im going to stick with him. To sum it up I can go on all day about this man credentials, the case went to trial and the verdict came back not guilty, Mike job was superb in court. So not only did I get a not guilty verdict I got a friend that I know will fight for my innocents. He is an inspiration to my life I guess the saying is true everybody wants to be like mike!!! I recommend him to anyone. Thankyou mike.
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Posted by James | September 21, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Blessed
I hired Michael as my attorney when a crooked contractor was able to convince the Massillon prosecutor's office to press Aggravated Menacing charges against me falsely. These charges were dropped due to Michael's efforts! Michael was amazing to say the least! When I was searching for a lawyer, I made many phone calls and left many messages. This happened to be after normal business hours when I learned I was getting charged. Needless to say, Michael contacted me at 9pm, after business hours, to discuss what happened and to ease our minds! After speaking with Michael, I felt completely relieved. We set up a time to meet face to face at my mother's house the following day. Michael was promptly on time and had a quiet confidence about him. When Michael spoke, his voice demanded attention and respect. After this conversation, we knew we had the perfect attorney! As the case went on, Michael kept in constant contact while keeping myself informed of everything happening behind closed doors and back in the judge's chambers. As a person who has never had any experience in the legal system, he answered all my questions which was very important to me. My case had multiple prosecutor changes and judge changes which made understanding what was going on all the more important. After three months, at our second pretrial, the prosecutor and judge dropped the charges! I would highly recommend Michael Puterbaugh as a attorney! You won't be disappointed!
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Posted by Lisa | July 20, 2015
Domestic Council
I would highly recommend Michael Puterbaugh. He took the time to explain options related to my Domestic case, and provided me with sound legal advice and resolution to my case in a timely manner. His approach and demeanor isn't intimidating, and I was happy with the result.
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2015
Honest, Reliable and Makes you feel at ease
Attorney Puterbaugh came highly recommended to me via a mutual friend. He is very knowledgeable in the area of criminal law and goes way above and beyond the call of duty. He takes time to explain the legal process and how it works. He is also very comforting and a great advocate to his client and their family. This process has been scary to say the least. People make mistakes and he doesn't judge you or make you feel less than. He offers honest options related to the specific cases and the best choice or alternative. He is motivating in the process. I could only hope any one faced with a crime whether minor or major that they have someone like Mr. Puterbaugh to represent them. His advocacy and care make the process not seem so daunting. I highly recommend him to anyone needing council.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Puterbaugh | Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • NFL Agent
  • HOF Player Representatives
  • 2006 - 2018

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Northwestern University School of Law
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • State vs. Wright
  • Jury-Not Guilty Verdict
  • State vs. Han
  • Not Guilty- Domestic Violence, Not Guilty- Child Endangering, Not Guilty- Criminal Trespass, Guilty -Criminal Damaging (which we pretty much conceded).

Associations

  • NFLPA
  • Certified Contract Advisor (Agent)
  • 2007 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL)
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers Criminal Defense
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers Criminal Defense
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Certified Counsel for Death Penalty Cases
  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • 2014
  • Admitted
  • US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • 1995
  • Admitted
  • US District Court, Northern District Ohio
  • 1992
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest Speaker
  • Becoming a Sports Agent
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (6)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Puterbaugh is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the area. Highly respected and very professional. Very skilled."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I look forward to working with Mike and taking advantage of his many years of experience in both prosecuting and defending cases. He is a very personable lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a dedicated attorney with valuable experience in his trade. I have consulted with Michael on a number of cases and would highly recommend him to those that find themselves in need of a strong defense team."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Michael Puterbaugh. Mr. Puterbaugh is a seasoned and competent attorney. He is a dedicated attorney who works tirelessly to achieve results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is an intelligent, hard-working attorney that goes the extra mile for his clients. I would want Michael representing me if I was ever charged criminally."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Michael is a tenacious lawyer. He works his cases in such a way as to uncover potential weaknesses which allows him to negotiate a great deal or to present a cohesive defense at trial. He's thorough, prepared, and knowledgable. I strongly endorse Mike."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mike is a great lawyer who takes care of his clients. He is well respected because he knows how to get the job done. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Canton Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Randall Puterbaugh
Michael Randall Puterbaugh
Criminal defense Attorney
Canton, OH
Licensed for 33 years