“We've seen so many injustices that it's hard to trust the system to work the way it's intended to. When I take on a case, my client's can rest assured that I will fight aggressively and persistently for justice.”

- Kimberly Kendall Corral

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Kimberly Kendall Corral

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Attorney Kimberly Kendall Corral is a Senior Associate at Patituce & Associates. She represents clients facing minor and significantly complex cases, whether it’s a misdemeanor offense or a serious crime like capital homicide. From indictment and pretrial motions to trial, appeals, and even wrongful conviction litigation, Kim handles all levels of criminal justice advocacy.

A conviction can not only result in serious criminal penalties such as jail or prison time, but it can also lead to a criminal record that can substantially damage an individual’s personal life and professional reputation. Kim has an exceptional track record of success protecting our clients’ constitutional rights to help them avoid conviction and even free them from incarceration.

As a freedom fighter, Kim helped Ru-El Sailor get his 2013 murder conviction overturned after he was imprisoned for 15 years for a crime he didn’t commit in March 2018. She helped secure a dismissal of charges against Charles Jackson in August 2019 after he spent 27 years in prison for a homicide he didn’t commit. On January 29, 2020, Kim submitted a petition of clemency on behalf of Michigan resident Michael Alonzo Thompson, who has spent more than 25 years of his 60-year sentence for selling marijuana to an undercover informant.

Kim has been qualified by the Supreme Court as an attorney capable of handling Death Penalty cases in the State of Ohio. In addition to helping traditional clients, she has represented law enforcement officers facing criminal charges and investigations by working for the Fraternal Order of Police/Ohio Labor Council (FOP/OLC). Kim has also partnered with the Ohio Innocence Project in order to exonerate wrongfully incarcerated Ohioans.

Kim received an invitation to the Oval Office to discuss a pardon on behalf of her client with the U.S. President Donald Trump and the White House Counsel—at the same time Kanye West visited and witnessed a viral moment. She gave a speech at the Cleveland Brown’s Social Justice Summit. Other notable accolades include being named a 2019 Rising Star by Super Lawyers and her recent collaboration with HBO star Michael K. Williams to take on juvenile justice in an episode of the news show “Vice.”

Kim is the mother of two young daughters. She loves to travel and create art. While she aggressively and persistently advocates for her clients, Kim uses those traits to also practice Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu—earning a blue belt—and being a marathon runner and a bicyclist who has ridden from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean.

Employment
  • American Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Cleveland Marshall Alumni Association, Life Member
  • Cleveland Marshall Law Alumni Association, Trustee
    • Social Justice Committee, Co-chair
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star
Education
  • J.D. Cleveland Marshall College of Law - Graduate School 2012
  • B.A. Cleveland Institute of Art - Undergraduate School 2007
Bar Admissions
  • The Supreme Court of The United States of America
  • The Supreme Court of Ohio
  • The Sixth Circuit, United States Court of Appeals
  • The United States District Court Northern District of Ohio
  • The United States District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Law Firms US News
  • DUIDLA
  • Avvo 10.0
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
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Client Testimonials
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    “Joe's team, especially our attorney, Ashley did a great job of defending my son against a serious assault charge. They were with us every step of the way through a very intimidating legal process, ...”

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  • I owe my future Patituce & Associates

    “I recently was charged with a DUI that could have ruined my career, my relationship with my family, and my personal relationship. I am so thankful that I called Patituce & Associates, and my attorney ...”

    - Andrew
  • He saved my son

    “I am so very glad that I hired them to defend my son. They were prompt, professional, and caring. At first I was a little worried that one of the bigger firms in Ohio wouldn't be personable, they were ...”

    - LaToya
  • Great advocate in a hard situation

    “I hired Joe and his team after consulting with two other attorneys. Joe was fair and I appreciated his honesty in the consultation process. He was able to convince the court to have my breath test ...”

    - Banes
  • Highly Recommend lawyer

    “I was charged with an extreme DUI BAC of over .3. Joe was able to successfully argue that the fault of the BAC was due to the hospital using alcohol on the needles and my arm when drawing my blood and ...”

    - Brandon
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Recent Victories
  • Significant Reduction, Probation Aggravated Burglary: State v. Boscarello, Cuyahoga County
  • Plea and Record 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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