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Experienced trial and appellate lawyers serving clients in Akron, Cleveland, and throughout Ohio

The Pattakos Law Firm LLC is a litigation firm based in Northeast Ohio serving clients statewide. Our founding attorney Peter Pattakos began his career at the international law firm Jones Day and has since established a track record of extraordinary success in obtaining justice for people whose rights have been violated by powerful corporate and governmental interests, including in highly complex, contentious, and publicized matters. Peter is one of the very few attorneys in Ohio or anywhere in the U.S. who has delivered winning closing arguments to juries both in multiple civil cases where more than $250,000.00 in damages were awarded, and in multiple felony prosecutions resulting in complete acquittals. Peter has also successfully briefed and argued landmark appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Ohio, and in Ohio’s district courts of appeals.

Protecting your rights and reputation

Our firm handles all types of litigation at the trial and appellate levels, with a focus on civil rights and remedying abuses of governmental and corporate power. We have obtained substantial judgments and settlements for our clients in a variety of matters, including wrongful death, employment discrimination (including whistleblower retaliation claims), medical malpractice and legal malpractice claims, other personal injury cases, and business and contract disputes. Our attorneys are also experienced in criminal defense, family law (including divorces and custody disputes), bankruptcy, and probate disputes, and have prevailed for our clients in felony prosecutions, high profile cases where abuses of police or prosecutorial power are at issue, and in academic and professional disciplinary proceedings. We have also achieved excellent results for our clients in federal and state courts of appeals; we are skilled in engaging with the media when necessary to expose matters of public interest to light and protect our clients’ reputations; and we are recognized by our peers in the legal profession for our exceptional track record of providing fearless and effective advocacy in a diversity of difficult and contentious cases. Please browse our website for more information about our philosophy, and experience.

To schedule a consultation with our firm, please fill out our online contact form here, email us at, or call our office at 330.836.8533.