Ohio Jury Verdicts, Settlements and Court Decisions
 

STATE OF OHIO v. DONNA M. CASTNER

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Donna Castner with a theft from a person in a protected class charge.



Castner was indicted on one count of theft from a person in a protected class. She
was arraigned on that charge and ordered not to have contact with the victim. Yet, she later sent
text messages to... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. DAVID A. CALLAGHAN

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented David A. Callaghan with murder (Count 1), tampering with evidence (Count 2), gross abuse of a corpse (Count 3), and domestic violence charges.



Mr. Callaghan pled guilty to murder (Count 1), a special felony, tampering with
evidence (Count 2), a felony of the third degree,... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. TONY D. SMITH

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Tony Smith with aggravated burglary with a firearm specification, two counts of aggravated menacing, retaliation, and having a weapon under disability charges.



Over the course of several weeks, Mr. Smith was indicted in three separate criminal
cases. In Criminal Case No. 2... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. JOHN HOULIHAN

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented John Houlihan with a charge.



On November 8, 2019, at approximately 7:27 p.m., Mr. Houlihan and A.W., a
seventeen-year-old driver, were involved in a motor vehicle accident in Sheffield Lake, Ohio. The
accident occurred in front of Mr. Houlihan’s driveway at the co... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. KELLY PATTON

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Kelly Patton with one count of attempted murder, two counts of felonious assault, and one count of domestic violence charges.



On the morning of May 1, 2018, in the home they shared in Orrville, Patton stabbed
her long-time boyfriend, the victim, multiple times. Patton’s... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. SETH GRAY

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Seth Gray with a Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor charge.



On January 21, 2020, Mr. Gray was indicted on one count of Unlawful Sexual
Conduct with a Minor, in violation of R.C. 2907.04(A), a felony of the fourth degree. Initially, on
February 5, 2020, Mr. Gray, th... More...
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RONALD SMITH v. AKRON MUNICIPAL COURT, ET AL.

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Ronald Smith with filing a petition for a writ of prohibition to prevent an eviction.



Generally, for this Court to issue a writ of prohibition, Mr. Smith must
establish that: (1) respondents are about to exercise judicial power, (2) the exercise of that
power is unau... More...
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PAUL SIMON v. MALINDA SIMON

Akron, Ohio - Divorce attorney represented Malinda Simon with filing a motion seeking to hold Mr. Simon in contempt for failure to comply.



On September 8, 2017, Ms. Simon filed a motion seeking to hold Mr. Simon in
contempt for failure to comply with the April 7, 2017 judgment entry. In addition, Ms. Simon
sought atto... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. DERREK ANDREWS

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Derrek Andrews with a domestic violence charge.



Mr. Andrews pleaded no contest to a charge of domestic violence. On May 6, 2020,
the trial court sentenced him to community control, required him to refrain from contact with the
victim, and informed him that any violat... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. JULENE SIMKO

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Julene Simko with one count of aggravated murder, two counts of murder, two counts of felonious assault, and one count of tampering with evidence charges.



Around 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 18, 2009, someone shot Jeremy Simko
in the back of the head at point-blank ra... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. TERRY LITTLE

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Terry Little with a Motion to Correct Void Sentence; Failure to Properly Impose Post-Release Control motions.



In a prior appeal, this Court set out the pertinent facts and procedural history of this
case as follows:
In 2009, Little was convicted of aggravated murder ... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. TYLER ZUPANCIC

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Tyler Zupancic with a obstructing official business charge.



{¶2} Hotel staff at the Days Inn in Wooster as well as Wooster police were notified that
Mr. Zupancic and his girlfriend (“M.S.”) were causing disturbances in Room 113 and were the
source of a strong o... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. ELLIOTT J. CHERRY

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Elliott Cherry with one count of child endangering and one count of murder charges.



This is the third time this case has been before this Court. In our most recent
decision, this Court set forth the procedural background of this case as follows:
In 2001, a jury found... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. TYRELL T. DUMAS

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Tyrell Dumas with a aggravated robbery charge.



} On the evening of May 8, 2019, N.J. drove his friend J.H. from his home in Spencer,
Ohio to a nearby town to purchase marijuana, which J.H. planned to resell to a contact made by
another acquaintance, D.S. When N.J. and... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. TYREE LEWIS

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Tyree Lewis with appealing his classification him as a Tier II sex offender.



The victim’s mother (“Y.F.”) was in an on-and-off relationship with Mr. Lewis
through the years. The victim (“K.F.”) is Y.F.’s daughter, who by all accounts was a troubled
teenag... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. JERRY CRAWFORD

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Jerry Crawford with a turn on red charge.



Around 11:00 p.m. on July 9, 2018, the vehicle Crawford was driving collided with
a vehicle driven by 18-year-old S.K. No injuries were reported. As a result of the collision,
Crawford was charged with violating R.C. 4511.13(... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. BRYAN PECK

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Bryan Peck with three counts of rape, three counts of sexual battery, and three counts of gross sexual imposition charges.



During the timeframe relevant to this appeal, Mr. Peck was the stepfather of W.S.
He and W.S.’s mother lived in an apartment along with W.S. and he... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. MICHAEL CALHOUN

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Michael Calhoun with appealing his felonious-assault convictions.



This appeal involves the non-fatal shooting of the victim, who was seated in the
backseat of an SUV when Mr. Calhoun allegedly fired several shots at the SUV, one of which
struck the victim in the shou... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. BRANDON Q. QUINN

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Brandon Quinn with 11 counts of gross sexual imposition charges.



In 2017, Quinn was indicted on 11 counts of gross sexual imposition. The first two
counts were charged as third-degree felonies as those incidents were alleged to have occurred in
2007 when the victim w... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. KEVIN JAMISON

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Kevin Jamison with one count of rape and one count of sexual battery charge.



H.R. testified that she met Mr. Jamison through an online dating site where he went
by the name Calvin. After exchanging messages with Mr. Jamison for several weeks, they decided
to meet eac... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. DARNELL DAVIS

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Darnell Davis for having a weapon while under disability charge.



Mr. Davis was indicted for having a weapon while under disability, under R.C.
2923.13(A)(2), which prohibits anyone who “has been convicted of any felony offense of
violence” from “knowingly acqu... More...
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MEREDITH GATLIN v. COY HARMON

Akron, Ohio - Parental rights attorney represented Meredith Gatlin with an allocation of parental rights and responsibilities, an order for retroactive child support, and a current child support order.



Mother and Defendant-Appellee, Coy Harmon (“Father”), are the parents of M.H.,
born in July 2010, and C.H., born in Oct... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. PHIL D. MILLS

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Phil D. Mills with f aggravated burglary with an accompanying firearm specification, aggravated robbery with an accompanying firearm specification, and having weapons while under disability charges.



In 2017, a jury found Mr. Mills guilty of aggravated burglary with an accompan... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. BRADLEY HICKMAN

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Bradley Hickman with three counts of nonsupport of dependents charges.



In May 2019, Hickman was indicted on three counts of nonsupport of dependents
in violation of R.C. 2919.21(B), felonies of the fifth degree. The counts alleged that Hickman
“abandon[ed], or fail... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. DENNIS BRIGGS

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Dennis Briggs with af four counts of criminal trespass charges.



Following two bench trials, set approximately one month apart, the Wayne County
Municipal Court found Mr. Briggs guilty of four counts of criminal trespass in violation of R.C.
2911.21(A)(3). Mr. Briggs,... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. GEVONTE D. HUNTER

Akron, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Gevonte D. Hunter with appealing the judgment of the Summit County Court of Common Pleas regarding the denial of a motion for new trial.



In State v. Hunter, 9th Dist. Summit No. 26610, 2014-Ohio-910, ¶ 2-3, (“Hunter
I”) this Court summarized Mr. Hunter’s charges an... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. ARMELL WRIGHT

Cleveland, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Armell Wright with a one count of rape charge.



On April 25, 2019, a Cuyahoga County Grand Jury indicted Wright on
one count of rape, a felony of the first degree, in violation of R.C. 2907.02(A)(1)(b).
This charge arose from an alleged incident that took place in... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. ADOLPH N. GAMBLE

Cleveland, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Adolph Gamble with trafficking, drug possession, having weapons while under a disability, and possessing criminal tools charges.



Gamble was indicted on seven counts, including trafficking, drug
possession, having weapons while under a disability, and possessing crimin... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. BRADLEY DELVALLIE

Cleveland, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Bradley Delvallie with a aggravated robbery charge.



On November 26, 2019, defendant-appellant Bradley Delvallie
(“Delvallie”) pleaded guilty and was sentenced on one count of aggravated robbery, R.C. 2911.01(A)(1), a first-degree felony. Delvallie’s sole challe... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. CRONIE W. LLOYD

Cleveland, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Cronie W. Lloyd with murder and felonious assault charges.



In February 2019, Lloyd was named in a two-count indictment,
charging him with murder in violation of R.C. 2903.02(B), and felonious assault in
violation of R.C. 2903.11(A)(1), with notice of prior convic... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. MICHAEL A. STOKER

Cleveland, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Michael A. Stoker with a domestic violence charge.



In August 2019, 70-year-old Stoker was arrested for committing
offenses against his wife, D.S., and the trial court issued a domestic violence
temporary protection order. In September 2019, Stoker was indicted in... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. MARQUIS JACKSON

Cleveland, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Marquis Jackson with a aggravated robbery, robbery, theft, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor charges.



In 2017, Jackson was arrested on an outstanding registered warrant
issued in June 2013, in Cleveland M.C. No. 2013CRA017937.1 He was subsequently
in... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. DEVAUGHNTE RICE

Cleveland, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Devaughnte Rice with a weapons while under disability charge.



In January 2019, Rice and his codefendants, David Wagner (“Wagner”)
and Richard Pinson, Jr. (“Pinson”), were named in a 12-count indictment, charging
them with aggravated murder in violation of... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. DAVID FIELDS

Cleveland, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented David Fields with a aggravated robbery, kidnapping, and having weapons while under disability charges.



In 2017, Fields was charged in a seven-count indictment along with
two codefendants, Cleveland Gresham (“Gresham”) and Demetrius Clardy
(“Clardy”), as f... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. MATTHEW MILLER

Cleveland, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Matthew Miller with rape and unlawful sexual conduct with a minor chargeS.



This case stems from an alleged incident that occurred on April 4,
2002. A.N., who was 14 years old at the time, alleged that Miller raped her in a van
on the west side of Cleveland. A.N.... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. SURFIN PERCY

Cleveland, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Surfin Percy with two counts of rape, one count of gross sexual imposition, and one count of child endangering chargeS.



Percy pleaded guilty to two counts of rape, one count of gross sexual
imposition, and one count of child endangering. The charges were filed after B... More...
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STATE OHIO v. KEIWAUN DANIEL

Cleveland, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Keiwaun Daniel with a robbery charge.



On January 29, 2020, Daniel entered a guilty plea to robbery in
violation of R.C. 2911.02(A)(1), a second-degree felony, with a one-year firearm
specification. On February 13, 2020, the court held a sentencing hearing at whic... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. STACEY BAIRD, ET AL.

Cleveland, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Michael and Stacey Baird with one count of illegal manufacture of drugs with firearm, juvenile, and forfeiture specifications; one count of assembly or possession of chemicals used to manufacture controlled substances with firearm, juvenile, and forfeiture specifications; two counts of trafficking drugs with fir... More...   $0 (06-17-2021 - OH)

STATE OF OHIO v. MICAH WILLIAMS

Cleveland, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Micah Williams with a judicial release decision.



The facts of this case are set forth in State v. Williams, 8th Dist.
Cuyahoga No. 88737, 2007-Ohio-5073, wherein this court affirmed the convictions
but vacated that portion of the sentence ordering Williams to sol... More...
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STATE OF OHIO v. ANTHONY J. PETRONZIO

Cleveland, Ohio - Criminal defense attorney represented Anthony J. Petronzio with a menacing by stalking charge.



Defendant-appellant Anthony J. Petronzio appeals from a judgment of
the trial court that convicted him of menacing by stalking after he pleaded no contest to the offense. On appeal, he raises the following two ... More...
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