what we CAN do for you

We Approach Your Case With An Eye Towards Winning

In a criminal or DUI case, our Akron DUI attorneys’ first goal is to explore the possibility of getting the DUI charges dismissed. If that isn’t feasible, the next goal is to get you the best possible resolution to minimize the consequences and the penalties. Then it is your decision whether to resolve the case through negotiation or have your attorney forcefully battle it out in a trial. Whether your case needs to be handled in Portage County, in Ravenna or Kent courts, or in Summit County courts in Stow, Akron or Barberton, we are here to help you get the best possible outcome.

In a family law case such as divorcedissolutionalimonychild custody or child support, it is important for our divorce attorneys to determine how to best deal with your opponent and come up with a solution that will protect you and provide you with long-term benefits. We will represent you effectively throughout all stages of your case, protecting your interests during tough negotiations or in a trial. Attorney Heather Johnston services clients in Portage County, Summit County and Cuyahoga County.

WillsTrustsEstate Planning and Probate require more than knowledge from your attorney: it requires a personalized approach to help you get your assets and property in order, and give you the peace of mind you are looking for. If necessary, your attorney will develop a powerful strategy to address inheritance-related disputes that deal with a wide variety of issues that require litigation, in Portage County courts from our Ravenna office, Summit County courts  from our Stow office, and finally in Cuyahoga and Geauga Counties from our Chagrin Falls office.

Our attorneys and staff members achieve results through thorough investigation, comprehensive preparation, personal attention and hard work. Once we are retained, we immediately begin by gathering information and evidence: witness statements, narratives, police reports, tests, call records, audio tapes, videotapes, photographs and other physical evidence pertaining to alleged criminal or DUI charges, affidavits, depositions, documentation and disclosure statements in family, estate planning and probate law.

With offices in Ravenna, Stow, and Chagrin Falls, our firm services clients in Portage County, Summit County, Cuyahoga County, Geauga County and other courts upon examination of every case.

You will always know where you stand.

Cutting-Edge Communication
From our client portal, you will be able to create your personal login and communicate with our firm in a very secure and confidential manner through encrypted messaging. When we upload and share documents, notices or other information to your portal, you will receive a notification via email. You can then check it out on your computer or your mobile device. Nobody will see any of this information but you.

However, if you prefer us to send your documents by mail instead, we will have no problem doing so.

You will see progress.

Developing A Strong Relationship
We will ask you to be as thorough as possible when disclosing information, and take advantage of all means of communication to allow us to be in touch with you at all times. Finally, it is very important for you to be truthful with your attorney. Any information withheld or falsified will fire back, generally at the worst time in the case. We are on your side. We never judge or condemn, help us help you.

You will know you can trust us.


The ohiocrimelawyer.com website is designed for general information only. Any information on this site is not to be construed as formal legal advice from a criminal defense lawyer, a DUIlawyer, a family law lawyer or willsprobatetrusts and estate planning lawyer, nor formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Persons accessing this site are encouraged to seek personal advice regarding their individual legal issues.

The attorneys in our law firm primarily service Portage County courts (Ravenna and Kent), and Summit County courts (Akron, Stow, Barberton). Cases in all other courts in North East Ohio, including Cuyahoga County courts (Cleveland, Garfield Heights, Bedford, Parma, Rocky River etc…) are handled under specific terms and conditions.