Law Offices of Lester S. Potash

Ohio Criminal Law, Social Security and Civil Litigation Attorney Protecting Your Rights

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Seasoned attorney with more than 35 years of experience fighting on behalf of clients
Lester S. Potash, Attorney at Law in Beachwood, Ohio represents clients in Beachwood and throughout Ohio's Lake, Summit, Geauga, Lorain, and Portage Counties in criminal law, Social Security, civil litigation and more matters of general practice. Lester S. Potash has more than 35 years of experience and a successful track record of securing favorable outcomes for clients. "My professional and personal satisfaction comes from overcoming challenges and resolving your problems. I approach each case with compassion and work to understand the details of your situation to arrive at the best course of action. I am determined to get you a successful resolution and will represent you aggressively in court. If you are looking for a skilled and capable attorney to advocate for your rights, call me today to schedule a free initial consultation and find out how I can help you."

Compassionate attorney helping to secure favorable results for you
Lester S. Potash, Attorney at Law understands that legal problems can be extremely stressful. I provide every client with personalized attention to ensure you receive the best possible legal representation. As your attorney, I am:

-Involved - I am a member of many organizations and professional associations, including the American Bar Association, the National Association of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Ohio Association for Justice,and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. My involvement is a testament to my dedication to my profession and to the quality of my practice.
-Compassionate - I understand the anxiety you might be experiencing with your legal issues and I offer a compassionate ear in developing effective case strategies. I am committed to advocating aggressively for your rights and in achieving a just resolution.
-Seasoned - With more than 35 years of experience helping clients I apply my full knowledge to every case I take to ensure you receive effective legal services.

Skilled general practice attorney helping clients in matters of criminal law,
Social Security, civil litigation and more
Lester S. Potash, Attorney at Law delivers results in the following general practice areas and more:

-Criminal law - In my criminal law practice, I represent clients who have been charged with crimes ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies in state and federal courts.
-Social Security - My Social Security practice helps clients seeking Social Security disability benefits file Social Security claims, and I follow through as far as necessary to ensure you receive the benefits you are entitled to.
-Civil litigation - In my civil litigation practice, I advocate on behalf of individuals and businesses in matters of business litigation, breach of contract, personal injury, property damage, products liability and more in both state and federal courts.
Main Office

Main Office
25700 Science Park Drive
Beachwood  OH  44122

Phone
  • 216-771-8400
Fax
  • 216-771-8404
Criminal Defense
An experienced firm fighting for your rights
If you have been charged with a crime in Ohio, it is essential that you have an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side. For more than 35 years, Lester S. Potash, Attorney at Law has been fighting to defend the rights of clients. I have built my reputation on getting results. I am intimately familiar with all facets of the Ohio criminal justice system, and I have the knowledge and skill to make sure you understand your legal options and to guide you through the legal process.

Lester S. Potash, Attorney at Law represents clients in state and federal courts on charges ranging from minor offenses to serious felonies, including:
-Traffic violations
-Assault and battery
-DWI/DUI/OWI
-Possession of drugs
-Theft and larceny
-Burglary
-Robbery
-Arson
-Rape
-Homicide - murder/manslaughter
-Domestic violence
-White collar crime
-And more

When you have charges on your record that you want eliminated, Lester S. Potash can help you get those charges sealed or expunged or represent you in appellate court.

No matter what obstacle has been placed in your way, rest assured that I strive diligently to help you overcome it and work tenaciously to attain the best possible result for you.

Going the extra mile to ensure your freedom
I go the extra mile to ensure that you get the justice you deserve. I have taken an oath to provide exemplary service, an oath that I am dedicated to honoring. Through meticulous preparation and firm attention to detail, my efforts are always focused on achieving that goal. I personally speak with witnesses, comb through police records and thoroughly examine the alleged crime scene, if necessary. I also bring in experts who challenge the prosecution and help prepare trial strategy.

Nothing is more important than your freedom. If you seek a defense attorney who is dedicated to your case, contact Lester S. Potash, Attorney at Law today.

Civil Litigation
Resolves disputes for businesses and individuals
When legal disputes disrupt your business or personal life, having a committed, knowledgeable attorney to zealously advocate on your behalf brings comfort and peace of mind. Lester S. Potash, Attorney at Law represents businesses, families and individuals in litigation, arbitration and mediation. I can help you with all types of general civil litigation in state and federal courts, including:

-Business litigation
-Breach of contract
-Property damage
-Personal injury claims
-Insurance claims
-Construction litigation
-Consumer litigation
-Products liability
-Product defects
-Torts

Put a strong, determined litigator to work for you
Lester S. Potash, Attorney at Law knows your time is valuable. That is why I stress efficiency throughout the process of resolving your disputes. I offer my clients:
-Individual attention - When you retain Lester S. Potash, Attorney at Law, you receive the care, time and attention you deserve.
-A more cost-efficient model - I constantly seek ways to cut your costs while maintaining the high level of legal services you expect and deserve.
-Integrity - I provide you with straightforward, honest answers to all of your questions and ensure you fully understand the litigation process and what to expect as your case moves forward. My clients rely on me to help them set realistic expectations.
-A focus on success - I always have your best interest in mind. If protracted litigation is the only solution to achieve the proper outcome, Lester S. Potash, Attorney at Law is ready. If settling your case early on will achieve the best result, I will take the time to explain why I believe it is in your best interest to settle instead of engaging in lengthy litigation.

Ready for trial
Lester S. Potash, Attorney at Law has the determination, tenacity and skill required to successfully litigate your case when litigation provides the best means of resolving your legal issues. My professional courtroom demeanor and meticulous preparation give me an edge as an assertive, strategic advocate.

Social Security
Securing your disability benefits
It is a common misconception that disability benefits are immediately available to you the moment after you become disabled. This is simply not true. Lester S. Potash, Attorney at Law stands ready to explain the Social Security disability process to you. As a preliminary matter, you must demonstrate the following to be eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits:
You worked for a certain amount of time during the years before you became disabled. SSDI candidates who do not meet this history of earnings threshold may only be eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. For candidates who meet this threshold, the dollar amount of your disability compensation depends in part on your history of earnings.

Lester S. Potash

Admitted: 1975, Ohio; 1978, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1986, U.S. Supreme Court


Law School: Case Western Reserve University, J.D.

Member: Cuyahoga County (President, 2002-2003), Ohio State, Cleveland Metropolitan and American Bar Associations; Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Born: Cleveland, Ohio, November 12, 1950

Professional Associations:
-American Bar Association
-Litigation Section
-General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division
-Law Practice Management Section
-Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
-Ohio State Bar Association A

Professional Admissions:
-Supreme Court of Ohio - November 1975
-U.S. District Court (N.D. Ohio) - November 1975
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Cir. - June 1978
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Fed. Cir. - May 1984
-Supreme Court of the United States - March 1986
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Cir. - March 1986
-U.S. Tax Court - October 1986
-U.S. District Court (E.D. Mich) - September 1989
-U.S. Claims Court - September 1990
-U.S. District Court (W.D. Mich) - December 2010
Education
  • Case Western Reserve University
    Juris Doctorate
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