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Former Prosecutor Joe Patituce

Joseph C. Patituce

Position: Managing Partner/Owner

Education: Cleveland Marshall College of Law – J.D.
State University of New York, Geneseo University – B.S.

Bar Admissions:

State of Ohio
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
United States Federal Court – Northern District of Ohio
United States Federal Court – Southern District of Ohio
United States Federal Court – 6th Circuit Court of Appeals

Contact Info:

Mr. Patituce has extensive experience in the criminal process from the stages prior to indictment all the way through the appellate process. He brings his long and successful record and his reputation as a trial attorney to the table in helping individuals and corporations seek the results they deserve. In founding Patituce & Associates, LLC, Mr. Patituce shares in the vision that every individual, company, municipality, and corporation needs a voice in the legal process.

A voice in the legal process is important because without it an untrained individual can be quickly lost in the vast array of rules, procedures, and technicalities of the law. Mr. Patituce understands that in the criminal arena a conviction as “minor” as a misdemeanor or as high as a felony can have a lasting and devastating consequences on an individual’s life. In defending clients from DUI/OVI charges Mr. Patituce brings the high level of expertise you would expect out of an attorney that devotes almost half his time to defending DUI cases.  Mr. Patituce, while doing DUI defense, has had entire cases dismissed by the judge and entire cases thrown out by juries.  He uses the government’s own standards against them to show how unreliable their testing is, and typically when a judge and jury learn how unreliable the testing is – the case works out in the client’s favor.

Mr. Patituce works hard to ensure that the best possible result for any individual in any environment. Mr. Patituce believes that every client is different and every client has different needs specific to them. One of the founding principles of Patituce & Associates, LLC, is that every client deserves quality representation that is tailored to meet their individual needs. In an increasingly electronic world, where crimes happen on the internet or through electronic downloads, Mr. Patituce brings a sophisticated understanding of these types of crimes to Patituce & Associates, LLC.

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Megan M. Patituce

Position: Partner

Education: Cleveland Marshall College of Law – J.D.
The Ohio State University – B.S. Physics

Bar Admissions: State of Ohio (Up to the Supreme Court of Ohio)
United States Trademark and Patent Attorney

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Megan Patituce is also a former Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor who handled cases of all levels of importance. Attorney Patituce was involved in cases ranging from Capital Murder, Murder, Rape, Assaults, Domestic Violence, Drug Crimes, and Child Support matters.

As a Partner at Patituce & Associates Megan is responsible for skillfully defending all of her clients whether they are charged with murder, rape, DUI/OVI, or other criminal charges. She brings her analytical background as a patent attorney to the practice of criminal law.

Some people might wonder how well a patent attorney can do in the criminal law field, but those people should consider that so many areas of criminal law involve science that many attorneys are just not equipped to handle. DUIs for instance involve the proper calibration of machines that are influential in determining the guilt or innocence of the suspect. In Murder and Rape cases there is DNA, fingerprints, and other types of scientific evidence that needs to be analyzed. Megan’s background makes her perfect for that.

Megan runs the day to day affairs of the law Firm and prepares almost every DUI for a suppression hearing and trial.  She works hand in hand with the other attorneys in the Firm to ensure that they are living up to the high standards of the Firm.  She uses her knowledge of NHTSA standards to attack the reports of the police and the position of the government, her knowledge and experience has helped her clients in the past and she is determined to help them in the future.

Mrs. Patituce graduated from The Ohio State University in just three years with a degree in Physics. She then attended Cleveland Marshall College of Law where she obtained her J.D.
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Catherine R. Meehan

Position: Associate Attorney

Education: The Thomas M. Cooley Law School – J.D.
Notre Dame College – B.A.

Bar Admissions: State of Ohio
United States Federal Court – Northern District of Ohio

Contact Info:
(440) 471-7784 – office
(216) 976-6390
cmeehan@patitucelaw.com

Since joining Patituce & Associates in August 2012, Catherine Meehan has made herself indispensable.  Catherine handles many of the pretrial hearings for our clients and has experience handling trials and a wide array of hearings.  When not in court, Catherine works tirelessly finding, reviewing, and evaluating the evidence against our clients.  Catherine is also quick to respond to any client needs.

Catherine brings an enthusiastic determination to Patituce & Associates, LLC.  Catherine aggressively advocates for our clients in and out of the courtroom.  She is dedicated to providing quality representation to each and every Patituce & Associates, LLC client.  Catherine ensures that every case is properly and thoroughly defended.

Catherine received her Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in 2011 after graduating from Notre Dame College.  Catherine is a member of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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Chelsea McGoldrick

Position: Office Manager/Paralegal

Education: Associates in Applied Business, Associates Paralegal Degree, Bachelors of Arts in Legal Studies

Chelsea is the Office Manager at Patituce & Associates, she runs the day to day office operations at the Firm. She is an indespensible part of the operations at the Firm, she makes sure all of our clients are protected and their questions addressed.

 

Suzanne McCort

Position: Paralegal

Education: Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Sociology from Ashland University

Sue is a paralegal at Patituce & Associates and helps to ensure each client’s case is handled thoroughly.  She is friendly and detail-oriented and attends to all of our clients’ concerns.  Sue is a notary and a member of the Ohio Bar Association’s Paralegal Section.