“The practice of criminal law is at the heart of what happens every day in our society. I started practicing criminal law as a way of helping people obtain justice for themselves and their families.”

- Joe Patituce

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Joseph C. Patituce

Managing Partner / Former Prosecutor
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Attorney Joseph C. Patituce is the founder of Patituce & Associates. He has an extensive reputation and successful record as a trial lawyer who has a comprehensive understanding of the criminal process, from the pretrial stages to the appellate process.

From “minor” misdemeanors to complex felonies, Joe understands that a conviction can have devastating and lasting consequences on a person’s life. Without a skilled and knowledgeable legal representation, an individual facing the criminal justice system alone does not understand the potential pitfalls that can lead to an unfavorable outcome in court.

Joe devotes nearly half of his time defending clients in DUI/OVI cases, where he has had entire cases dismissed by the judge or thrown out by juries. He can thoroughly review your case to figure out if law enforcement officials violated your constitutional rights or if there are weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against you—in order to build an effective and personalized defense strategy to obtain the best possible results.

Furthermore, Joe has helped clients facing serious criminal offenses—from homicide and other violent crimes to federal and white-collar crimes. He knows that every case is different and filled with unique obstacles, which is why he doesn’t treat his clients like just another case number.

Instead, he takes the time to investigate each case, collect supporting evidence, and develop a strong legal strategy. From start to finish, let Joe protect your rights, reputation, and future.

Education
  • J.D. Cleveland Marshall College of Law - Graduate School
  • B.S. The State University of New York at Geneseo - Undergraduate School
Bar Admissions
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • New York
  • Kentucky
  • United States Federal Court – Northern District of Ohio
  • United States Federal Court – Southern District of Ohio
  • United States Federal Court – Western District of Wisconsin
  • United States Federal Court – 7th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Tax Court
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Law Firms US News
  • DUIDLA
  • Avvo 10.0
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
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Real Stories

Client Testimonials
  • If you're in trouble, you need Joseph Patituce

    “Because of my stupidity I found myself facing charges for theft. by all accounts, this one mistake could have been the end of my career...thank god I hired Joseph Patituce. when I was sick with worry ...”

    - Former Client
  • Saved Me From Federal Charges

    “I was involved in a situation that went like this: my boyfriend did something horrible, convinced me to help him by depositing some money, and the next thing I know I am potentially a target in a ...”

    - Elizabeth
  • Mr. Patituce & His Team Helped Me Avoid a DUI Convictio

    “Mr. Patituce and his team helped me put a mistake behind me. I had met some friends for dinner and left after a couple of drinks. I did not realize that I had more than I should until I got on the ...”

    - Jorge L.
  • I cannot say enough how grateful we are.

    “I realize that you are doing your job. But. I cannot say enough how grateful we are to you for your understanding, your on-the-ball-ness, your knowledge, and your support. This is an extremely tough ...”

    - Donna S.
  • Yesterday I saw excellence!

    “I really want to send a heartfelt thanks to you both for everything you've done for me over the past 15 months. There have been times when I was scared, confused, unsure and doubtful but you helped me ...”

    - K.H.
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Real Results

Recent Victories
  • Significant Reduction, Probation Aggravated Burglary: State v. Boscarello, Cuyahoga County
  • Plea and Record Expunged Aggravated Theft: State v. Bailey, Cuyahoga
  • Not Guilty at Trial Attempted Murder/Felonious Assault: State v. Brandon Betliskey
  • Case Dismissed Child Pornography: State v. J.S. (A juvenile) Youngstown
  • Not Guilty at Trial Domestic Violence: Rocky River v. D.F.
  • Charges Dismissed Drug Trafficking: State v. Beckwith, Cuyahoga County
  • Charges Dismissed Drug Trafficking: State v. Bittner, Lorain County
  • Evidence Suppressed, State Lost the Appeal DUI / OVI: City of Cleveland v. Oles
  • Case Dismissed DUI / OVI: Cleveland v. Al-Nazer (2012 TRC 040781)
  • Case Dismissed DUI/OVI w. a weapon: State v. Al-Nazer (Cuyahoga Case No. 13-575491)
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