Criminal Defense

At Smith & Smith, our criminal defense attorneys are focused on aggressively defending all criminal charges. Whether you have been charged in Cleveland, Elyria, Lorain, Cuyahoga County, Lorain County or in any Ohio court, we will work to achieve the best possible outcome for you and keep you informed. 

Hiring experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys is crucial to the successful resolution of your case.  Our attorneys have close to 100 years of collective experience dealing with the police, prosecutors, and judges in Ohio and throughout the nation.  Specifically, Mr. Smith has tried major felony cases in states such as Nevada, California, Rhode Island, Texas and Florida. 

The following is a partial list of matters we handle in Federal and State Court:

  • Drug Cases
  • Traffic – No Operator’s License/DUS
  • Homicide / Murder
  • Conspiracy
  • Assaults
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Offenses
  • Internet/Computer Offenses
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Weapons Offenses
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Theft / Receiving Stolen Property
  • Appeals
  • Judicial Release
  • Shock
  • Expungement/Sealing of Records
  • RICO


Gerald M. Smith
Gerald M. Smith
Richard D. McClure
Richard D. McClure

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At Smith & Smith we will:
  • Understand and respect your needs.
  • Identify your priorities.
  • Plan a course of action together.
  • Communicate in a timely manner.
  • Work together as a team.
  • Provide convenient appointments.
  • Find a way to achieve the best outcome.

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