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Patrick David Quinn

DUI and DWI Attorney at Cleveland, OH

4.9   100 reviews
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  • Licensed for 47 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1976
    Status
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About Patrick

Learn Patrick’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    80%
    Certifed in Field Sobriety Tests, Blood and Urine testing. 37 years trial experience. Scientifically trained in breath testing machines and drug analysis. National Board Certified Trial Attorney. I have more skills and training than most prosecutors that is why I can obtain the best result for you.

    48 years, 4,000 cases

  2. Personal injury
    15%
    National Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. 37 years of experience handling personal injury claims from fender benders to serious injury and death claims. I have extensive medical training and understand how to work with your doctors to obtain the best physical recovery possible. First we have to make sure to get the best possible medical attention and then obtain the best value for your claim. I have the best expert witnesses available to make sure you have the best results possible.

    48 years, 5,000 cases

  3. Birth injury
    5%
    Pre-natel and Post-natel birth defects including but not limited to, cerebral palsy, shoulder distocia, oxygen deprevation and hypoxic escemic encephalicpathy.

    38 years, 15 cases

CERTIFIED EXPERT IN OVI/DUI. CALL THE DUI GUY. 42 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.

  In 2007 I decided to dedicate my law practice to the defense of DUI/OVI. I was already a Board Certified Trial Attorney so my trial skills were excellant. I joined the National College for DUI Defense and actively began acquiring the expertise i needed to be a premier OVI defense attorney.

  In March of 2010 I attended and completed a 24 hour Course in DUI DETECTION AND STANDARIZED FIELD SOBRIETY TESTING.

  In 2009/10, 11, 12, and 13 I attended the Mastering Scientific Evidence Conference hosted by the National College for DUI Defense and became an expert on the breath testing machines used in the State of Ohio.

  In September of 2012 I successfully completed a Hands-On 40-hour Analytical Chemistry training in Forensic Chromatography VIII: Theory & Pracice at Axion Training Institute, Inc./Analytical Laboratories, Inc.

  I still needed the drug expertise to be able to defend any OVI charges in the State of Ohio because the statute refers to "under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs". In May of 2013 I attended and completed a Hands-On Forensic Drug Analysis II course for 40-hours at Axion Training Institute, Inc./Analytical Laboratories, Inc.

  I now have more expertise and training than most lawyers and prosecutors to successfully defend OVI cases in Ohio.

I am a certified instructor of NHTSA/Standardized Field Sobriety Test. I have completed the AXION Laboratory Blood Course in gas chromatography, liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry which allows us to challenge blood and urine testing for alcohol and drugs. I have become a pot expert through training. This allows us to successfully represent clients who are charged with driving under the influence of marijuana and other drugs.

Awards

Client's Choice 2020,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013,2012
Client's Choice
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Patrick D. Quinn

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4.9 / 5.0
  100 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2020
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He is the BEST!
Mr. Quinn is your guy. Make sure you elect him as your legal representative. He worked wonders for me during this pandemic. I am out of state and he truly knows what to do and cares for his clients. Thank you so much Mr. Quinn. You and Rob are top of the line.
Posted by Mike | June 15, 2020
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what a game changer
I had an unfortunate incident when I was out of town for work. I heard Attorney Quinns name on the radio and right away I reached out to him. On a Saturday mind you! He responded back in less than an hour, formulated a game plan, and delivered for me all while I am living out of state. There haven't been any surprises or by the way moments, just 100% delivery on what he said he would do. Thanks from the east coast.
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Posted by John | April 26, 2020
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Excellent lawyer; great outcome!
This is the second time I've hired Pat Quinn and his associates, and I cannot recommend them enough! He is the epitome of a straight-shooter that will not sugar coat a situation with his clients, and will work hard to get you your best possible outcome - which is exactly what he and his team did for me! It is very evident that he is extremely knowledgeable in his field, and his network is huge! He's been at this for a long time and it shows. Keep his number in your phone! In a tough spot? Give him a call immediately!
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Posted by Derel | September 22, 2023
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Goat
Great is an understatement! This guy works miracles. Highly recommended and one of the best to do it. Top 2 and definitely not #2
Posted by Dr joe | February 10, 2023
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He the number1 top G
Back in the day i always drempt about having a best friend but never couuld but now w& paul(patrick) i can now have a free best friend where ever i want and have quite the blast while chillaxing with hime out side the local bank :)
Posted by Mark | October 4, 2022
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Outstanding
I was charged with an OVI at a checkpoint and I genuinely felt like my life was over. But Patrick Quinn was able to lower my offense so I wouldn’t have any points on my license and was able to drop the OVI charge. I am very blessed at a second chance.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2022
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The Best Lawyer for your OVI Defense
Patrick Quinn is truly your Ohio DUI Guy! He is very responsive to your immediate need; and he definitely exhibits his confidence in the knowledge of DUI/OVI-related incidents – putting your anxiety and fear immediately at ease. His years of expertise has afforded him the unique ability to negotiate your case with all parties involved in order to ensure you the best possible outcome. DUI/OVI offenses have fixed penalties. Hiring Mr. Quinn is your best option to lesson them. He worked his magic on my case and had great success. His fees are commensurate with the services he provides. I recommend him highly.
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Posted by Michael | January 26, 2022
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~Serenity~
From the very start of my OVI case, Mr. Patrick Quinn displayed a multifaceted knowledge in the legal realm of OVI charges. I had been charged with an OVI in late September 2021 and Mr. Patrick Quinn fought for me immediately to keep my license for work purposes. My case ended recently in late January 2022. Mr. Quinn exercised his seasoned knowledge to the court to give me a favorable outcome. Without Mr. "Pat" Quinn I would be in a bad situation. I count my blessings everyday and I am very glad that faith directed me to him as my legal counsel. He did a wonderful job. Please consult with Mr. Quinn before you speak with any other legal counsel and obtain this man. Again, Thank you Mr. Quinn. ~ from the man who found faith, family and a new life. GOD Bless!
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Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2020
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High Recommendation
Patrick Quinn is very knowledgeable in his field. He did everything in his power to lesson my charge. He understands the impact this can have on your career and is very discreet. He is also well connected which helps because he knows a lot of the "right" people. I had to put all my trust in him and he came through!
Posted by anonymous | March 24, 2020
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Patrick Quinn is a stand up lawyer!
I had the unfortunate experience of being pulled over for an OVI nearly a year ago and didn't know where to turn. My event happened on a Saturday, and I had a court case set for Tuesday of the following week. With very little time to prepare I had a difficult time getting anyone to see me and felt as if there was nowhere I could turn until I contacted Patrick. Not only did he contact me right away but he had arranged to meet with me Sunday (the very same day) to hear my case whereas others didn't even return my phone calls. After a few court dates Patrick had successfully worked with the court to drop my charge to a lesser one, minimizing my fines and keeping a nasty charge off of my driving record indefinitely. I would highly recommend giving Patrick a call, he is a top notch lawyer with the know-how to properly defend your case!
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Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2019
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Knowledgeable and thorough
If you have a traffic violation or DUI Patrick should be your choice for representation in the court system. He just handled my wife's DUI with great expertise. He speaks honest, clearly and candidly as to what to expect through the entire process. Having someone such as Patrick on your side that knows how to work the legal system and the courts is always a plus. This man truly knows how to pulls strings and magic to get the best result. Should I ever receive a similar charge myself, I would call no one else.
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Posted by Phil A | August 9, 2019
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Finance guy
I found myself at the lowest point of my life because of a big mistake. I contacted Pat and he took care of everything . He put my mind at ease immediately, he is understanding and empathetic. Pat got both charges expunged, there is no record of anything. I’d give him 100 stars if I could. Trust me, call Pat, he’s the best!
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Posted by FInance Professional | May 10, 2019
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Best OVI Attorney in the Area
Pat Quinn represented me in an OVI case. He responded to my initial phone call immediately and went out of his way to meet with my spouse and I during off hours (on a Saturday) in person at this office. His analysis of the evidence collected in my case demonstrated a detailed knowledge of law enforcement procedures and OVI law. It was clear from working with Pat that he is an extremely experienced professional who not only possesses great technical competence but also superior interpersonal skills both with his clients and with members of the court. I felt Pat fully understood my case and knew the right legal tactics to employ. My wife and I also felt that Pat was personally invested in getting the best possible result in the case. A fantastic result is exactly what I got. My OVI was reduced to a Reckless Operation charge which saved my family and I an inestimable amount of personal and professional grief. In addition, Pat appealed the ALS suspension I received and that was successfully dropped. If you're reading this, chances are you may have your own unfortunate alcohol-related legal situation. I would strongly advise you to hire Pat Quinn.
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Posted by Nicholas | January 12, 2019
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Best lawyer and always made me feel good about any case
Pat has always given me the best legal advice and every single case he has handled he has gotten exactly what he told me he would get me out of. I’ve never had a lawyer be up front with me about everything and be so honest and willing to work to get my case resolved. I would 100% recommend him for everything I will never use another lawyer besides Patrick Quinn again, and that is the honest truth. He’s gotten me out of some sticky situations that I got into and needed to shape up and I did and now I’m on the right path. Mr. Quinn is the best lawyer I have and I’m stating that twice to make sure you realize that you are getting the best lawyer money can get you.
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Posted by John B. | November 15, 2018
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The best
I had two high tier DUI cases out of Ashtabula County. Mr. Quinn was able to get one charge dropped the other changed to low tier first offense. I completed a three day driver intervention course. Mr. Quinn and his associates are truly the best at what they do.
Posted by Terrence | October 4, 2018
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The reviews are true
So Feb 2018 I was involved in an accident. Someone made an illegal turn in front of me, and we collided. To make matters worse, I had just left the bar with someone coworkers. As a result, while I was in the hospital, my BAC was high and I was charged with aN OVI. After reading through the various laws concerning OVI in Ohio, I became very nervous. I didn’t know what to expect, because this was my first time ever. After appearing in court, the judge advised me to obtain a lawyer due to the severity of the incident. This increased my anxiety that much more. So the minute I left, I began a google search. Read some reviews, and called around. It’s tough choosing a attorney. I came across Pat Quinn, and his law firm, the reviews really caught my attention, because others had similar situations. Therefore, I decided to hire Pat. From day one, he eased my pain by thoroughly explaining my options, and his plan of action. He didn’t make any promises he didn’t keep. His knowledge of case law, sobriety field testing, forensic testing, etc astounded me. HE KNOWS WHAT HE IS DOING. When I say they overwhelmed the prosecutor with their extensive research of the case, and mishandling of evidence my charges ended up being dropped to a physical control. No DUI, no suspension, no jail, no hefty fine, all in 7 months. The reviews I read were true, and so is mines. BELIEVE ME, IF YOURE FACING A DUI HIRE HIM. It is worth every penny. Thank you so much Pat. Btw he even gave me his cell to reach him after hours if I needed to talk, he is awesome!
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Posted by Tom | September 18, 2018
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DUI charge
I found Pat online when looking for a highly reviewed attorney. Without going into my case details, Pat was a strong attorney who represented my interests without fail. He is personable, responsive, and fights hard on your behalf. His support staff appeared to be very competent and on top of everything. Pat also had good instincts on when to push hard and be aggressive as well as when to take it easy and let things play out. He never waivered with the prosecution and ensured I reached a settlement before things ever reached court. He had done many of these cases so he has the foresight to avoid any potential problems and file any necessary motions very early on to stay ahead of the game. I was impressed from start to finish with his services. I am a very straightforward person and I appreciated Pat’s no nonsense approach. He was always very frank and clear with me, and he always responded to phone calls. Pat is a straight shooter with high integrity, and he is the man you want in your corner when you have hit a rough patch or made a mistake in your life. No regrets in goig to Quinn Legal Services to handle my OVI charge that got reduced to a 4 point moving violation.
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Posted by Joe | September 17, 2018
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OVI/DUI
I was given Pat's name from a family member to represent for an OVI charge and couldn't be more happy with the results and service Pat has provide me. I called him on a Sunday morning and he was will to meet with me that same day, which I would have never expected, Ever time I text or called Pat, he was prompt in texting back or answering my calls. Watching Pat in the courtroom was amazing, his knowledge of the OVI laws and cross examination of the evidence was second to none. If you are ever in the same situation I would definitely hire Patrick Quinn. The BEST!!
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Posted by Bill | January 25, 2018
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BEST DUI Lawyer!
Mr. Quinn did an EXCELLENT job representing and defending me with my DUI case. In August 2017, I made a poor decision to drive home after having some drinks with friends. I was pulled over by a State Trooper and failed the sobriety testing, handed over my driver's license and given an OVI. I was FREAKING OUT because I work in the medical field and an OVI on my record could have been the end of my career that I worked so hard and put in many, many years to achieve. I looked online for a DUI attorney in Cleveland, read all the reviews and quickly called Mr Quinn. I'm so happy I did! I have never been in trouble before so I did not know what to expect with the court hearings. I work full time so Mr. Quinn kindly sent lawyers from his office to the first two hearings on my behalf. Mr. Quinn also gave me his personal cell phone number. Being so worried about possibly losing my career over my mistake, I am sure I over called him with questions. He always called me back and reassured me that things were going to be alright. In the courtroom, he was clearly well respected and known in the Cleveland Municipal Court. Thankfully, Mr Quinn was able to get my OVI dropped to a physical control. I had my driver's license suspended for 6 months, attended 3 MADD meetings (very informative and eye-opening real life stories) and attended a 3-day DIP program. I'm very thankful that my poor choice did not result in an accident and no one was hurt. I learned my lesson from the whole experience. I have not had a single drink of alcohol since being pulled over by the cop. Mr. Quinn is a wonderful DUI lawyer whom I would recommend to ANYONE who finds themselves in a similar situation.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2018
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Highly Recommend
Dealt with my issue very promptly and with high professionalism. Walked me through the process and negotiated my charge down. Pat seems to know the right people so well worth every penny.
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Quinn Legal Associates Co., Inc.
  • 2001 - Present
  • owner
  • Quinn Legal Associates Co., Inc.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Owner
  • Patrick D. Quinn Co., LPA
  • 1986 - 2001

Education

  • NHTSA/Standardized Field Sobriety Test
  • certified instructor
  • 2018
  • Axion Training Institute, Inc.
  • Forensic Chromatography VIII
  • 2015
  • AXION Laboratory Blood Course in gas chromatography, liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry
  • Graduate
  • 2015
  • Axion Training Institute, Inc.
  • Forensic Drug Analysis II
  • 2013
  • Axion Training Institute, Inc.
  • Forensic Chromatography VIII: Theory & Practice
  • 2012
  • Harvard University Law School
  • DUI Defense Law
  • 2010
  • DUI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • 24 hour course
  • 2010
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Mastering Scientific Evidence
  • 2008
  • Marshall College of Law
  • JD
  • 1976
  • Cleveland State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1976
  • University of Michigan
  • BA/Political Science with distinction
  • 1972
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Ohio v. Huffman
  • Jury verdict of not guilty
  • State of Ohio v. Schultz
  • There was a negotiated outcome of 120 days residential treatment at the Oriana House.

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Stella Maris-Chemical Treatment Center
  • Board Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified Trial Attorney
  • 2003 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court
  • Attorney Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Lake County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Attorney Member
  • 1980 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • DUI Defense Law Intensive
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • 2014
  • Personal Injury Law-Plaintiff; Drunk Driving Defense
  • Lead Counsel
  • 2014
  • Forensic Drug Analysis
  • Axion Training Institute
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2013
  • Forensic Chromotography
  • Axion Training Institute
  • 2012
  • Instruction recognition/Handling First DUI Case
  • Law Review
  • 2011
  • DUI Detection and Standarized Field Sobriety Testing
  • NHTSA
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Parma Bar Association
  • Field Sobriety Testing
  • 2017
  • 2014 Summer Session
  • DUI Defense
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (2)
Endorse Patrick
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Pat. We've known each other for many years. We have collaborated on cases on many occasions. Pat is the best in his field."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pat is an experienced and passionate defense lawyer with a great reputation in the legal community. He fights hard for his clients and achieves the best possible results."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pat represents his clients with the utmost passion and dedication. His experience within the Courts of Northeast Ohio is unmatched and his knowledge of the intricacies of DUI law is superb. Pat utilizes a very detail-oriented approach to each of his clients' cases and excels as an effective communicator. I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Pat is an experienced and talented attorney. I have worked with him on DUI/OVI matters and he is extremely competent. Pat works hard for his clients. He is also a member of the National College for DUI Defense and attends the seminars to continue to build upon his already polished skills."
Personal injury Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Patrick. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Pat is a great OVI attorney. He has seen it all and knows how to win. Great brief writter and fantastic infront of a jury. He has always been nothing but honest and trustworthy in every dealing I have had with him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pat is an excellent DUI/DWI attorney. He is a great person and fantastic attorney. I recently spent a week with Pat at the Axion Laboratories Seminar on DUI blood testing and solid drug analysis. Pat has the experience and technical knowledge necessary to represent anyone charged with DUI or drug possession. If I ever needed to refer a case in his area, I would not hesitate to call him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Pat is very knowledgeable and works hard for his clients."
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Cleveland DUI and DWI Lawyer Patrick David Quinn
Patrick David Quinn
DUI and DWI Attorney
Cleveland, OH
Licensed for 47 years
Virtual consultation available