practice areas

Criminal Defense

Aggressive, Accessible and Affordable Defense in both Federal and State Courts

Federal and State criminal defense lawyers Patricia J. Smith and Bret Jordan both have over 27 years of criminal defense experience.  Located in Ravenna, Ohio, Smith & Jordan concentrates on representing clients charged with crimes in Portage County in the Common Pleas Court and the Municipal Courts located in Ravenna and Kent.  In addition, Smith & Jordan will represent clients in Federal Court and surrounding Northeast Ohio Courts of Common Pleas such as: Cuyahoga County, Lake County, Geauga County, Summit County and Municipal Courts such as: Cleveland Municipal Court, Chardon Municipal Court, and Stow Municipal Court.
Building a strong defense against serious criminal charges begins with learning about our client’s needs for themselves and their family. We then analyze the details of your case; police reports, search warrant(s), witness statements and other documents. The details of the case are reanalyzed either individually by the responsible attorney or by multiple attorneys through a team approach. As a client you will be fully informed of the strengths and weaknesses of your case so you can make an intelligent decision as to whether to go to trial or resolve the case. If your case goes to trial, you have successful, strong advocates fighting for a not-guilty verdict.
The law office of Smith & Jordan LLP has experience representing individuals charged with all types of federal and state offenses ranging from:

Violation of State Drug Laws

Federal Conspiracy to Distribute Narcotics

Murder and Capital Murder

Fraud and Financial Crimes

OVI/DUI/DWI

Misdemeanors:

Theft, Domestic Violence and Traffic

Sex Offenses

Felonious Assault

Theft and Forgery