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Patrick DiChiro

Patrick DiChiro

Law Office of Patrick DiChiro
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Biography

After being admitted to the bar in 1989, Patrick DiChiro began his practice primarily in the areas of Criminal Defense, Domestic Relations, Civil Litigation, and Probate Law where he has obtained favorable verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. Over the years, Patrick DiChiro has expanded services to his private practice, and is recognized as a reputable Trial Lawyer.

As a Trial Lawyer, Patrick DiChiro has used his extensive experience to establish favorable outcomes within the Trial Court and throughout various Appellate Courts, on behalf of clients and other attorneys in need of assistance with their complex cases.

Patrick DiChiro continues his contribution of experience to several businesses, families, and individuals in the greater Cleveland area and nearby local communities. Patrick DiChiro on occasion sits as a visiting judge, and for over 20 years continues to serve as Assistant Law Director for the City of Seven Hills. As Assistant Law Director, Mr. DiChiro attends all Mayor's Court Hearings as acting Prosecutor, and provides opinions and other valuable forms of legal services and assistance to the City of Seven Hills.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Elder Law
    Estate Planning
    Guardianship & Conservatorship Estate Administration, Health Care Directives, Trusts, Wills
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Juvenile Law
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Real Estate Law
    Commercial Real Estate, Condominiums, Easements, Eminent Domain, Homeowners Association, Land Use & Zoning, Mortgages, Neighbor Disputes, Residential Real Estate, Water Law
    Probate
    Probate Administration, Probate Litigation, Will Contests
    Social Security Disability
    Arbitration & Mediation
    Business - Arbitration/Mediation, Consumer - Arbitration/Mediation, Family - Arbitration/Mediation
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
    My office accepts contingent fees for Personal Injury claims for which I agree to take on through a signed fee agreement. This office does not accept contingent fees for Personal Injury defense representation.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio Supreme Court
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United States Northern District Court of Ohio
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United States Sixth District Court of Appeals
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Italian: Spoken
Professional Experience
Owner
Law Office of Patrick DiChiro
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Dedicated to assisting Corporations, Individuals, and Families with a broad range of Legal services throughout the Cleveland, Ohio area, and nearby local communities.
Education
Cleveland Marshal College of Law
J.D. (1998)
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John Carroll University
B.A. (1985)
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Websites & Blogs
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Law Office of Patrick DiChiro
Legal Answers
56 Questions Answered
Q. If I am a witness for the defense can the prosecutor add me as a witness to their side?
A: The Answer to your question is yes. If you are a defense witness and the prosecutor knows about you and thinks there is something that you can add to his or her case, then they can add you to their witness list. The opposite is also true. Many times as a defense attorney, I put a witness that is a prosecution witness on my witness list. I do this because maybe there is something they can add to my defense.

Best wishes,

Pat DiChiro
Q. If someone being charged with a felony 5, will they be sent to jail on theur summons to appear date?
A: On your summons date, you will appear and a bond will be set. So, as long as you are able to post a bond, you will not be arrested.

Best wishes,

Pat DiChiro
Q. I am 25 and was stopped for speeding and had been drinking . This was my first DUI and my arraignment is in the morning
A: I always recommend pleading not Guilty. The OVI is a high level misdemeanor. A first OVI carries 6 points on your license, which will definitely affect your insurance rates. You will also get a 1-3 year license suspension. So, this is something not to take lightly. It will have an impact on your future.

There are also financial sanctions and a potential for jail.

You should consult with an attorney. If you have no job, ask to see if you qualify for a public defender.

Best wishes,

Patrick DiChiro
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Patrick DiChiro, Attorney at Law
6300 Rockside Rd., Suite 302
Independence, OH 44131
Telephone: (216) 642-0424