Jordan & Sidoti LLP

Jordan & Sidoti LLP

We make sure you have the best representation in Criminal Defense, Traffic/DUI, Personal Injury, and Civil Rights.

Firm Overview

At Jordan & Sidoti, we consider ourselves to be true partners with our clients and their families. We value the trust and confidence our clients place in us with the issues most important to them, their freedom and their family's future. At our firm, we are committed to providing personal service to each client. When you call us, you speak directly with your lawyer, not to a paralegal or other staff member. Personal representation by a lawyer and constant communication will get you the best possible results. Jordan & Sidoti LLP provides a team approach to representation. This enables all legal angles to be explored, researched, discussed and implemented.
Main Office
Main Office
The Terminal Tower
50 Public Square, #1900
Cleveland  OH  44113
  • (216) 357-3350
  • (216) 696-1411
Criminal Defense
Dedicated to protecting your constitutional rights
Federal and State Criminal Defense Lawyers, Bret Jordan and Marcus Sidoti, have a combined 30 years of criminal defense practice, with an emphasis on felony charges in U.S. Federal District Courts and Northeast Ohio Courts of Common Pleas.

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.

Bret Jordan

For over 23 years, Mr. Jordan has dedicated his practice to defending individuals who have been charged with misdemeanor and felony crimes. Mr. Jordan has been named as a 2016 and 2017 Super Lawyer in the area of criminal defense. While the bulk of his cases are in Cuyahoga County, Mr. Jordan has defended cases in Lake, Lorain, Erie, Summit, Medina, Lucas, Defiance, Athens, Guernsey and Miami Counties. Mr. Jordan also represents individuals accused of Federal Law violations such as: drug trafficking, conspiracy, tax evasion, theft, bank robbery and failure to report as a sex offender. He has practiced in the United States District Court Northern District of Ohio, United States District Court of New Hampshire, United States District Court Western District of Pennsylvania and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Mr. Jordan has appeared on television shows such as Dateline NBC, Good Morning America, Snapped and True Crimes. He has a strong belief that everyone deserves a competent and zealous representation. Mr. Jordan is currently assigned to represent indigent people in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas and the United States District Court Northern District of Ohio.

As a client of Mr. Jordan you can expect accessibility, open communication and dedication to your case. You will be given all of the information and legal analysis necessary to make critical decisions with regards to your freedom and your family's future. Whether it is convincing a jury his client is "not guilty", negotiating a plea bargain with a prosecuting attorney or persuading a judge to order a lesser sentence, Mr. Jordan uses his knowledge of the law and well honed interpersonal skills to get results for his clients.

"I am proud to be a criminal defense attorney. Everyday someone who is wrongfully accused of a crime or who has made a bad decision needs my help. I am here to defend you and to protect what is important: your family."


Miami University 1989

Cleveland-Marshall College of Law 1992

Court Admissions

Ohio Supreme Court 1992

U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio 1993

U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania 2013

U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit 1993

Other Activities

The Different Needz Foundation Board Member

Fairmont Center for the Arts Board Member

Auburn Township Zoning Commission Former Board Member

Metzenbaum Foundation former Board Member

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