We make sure you have the best representation in Criminal Defense, Traffic/DUI, Personal Injury, and Civil Rights.
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. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The Terminal Tower
50 Public Square, #1900
Cleveland OH 44113
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.
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
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
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
Eric graduated Magna Cum Laude from Muskingum College in 2006 where he double-majored in Political Science and History and played on the Men's golf team. He continued his education at Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law where he graduated in the spring of 2009 at the age of twenty-four. During his time at Ohio Northern, he worked for the Ohio Northern Legal clinic helping/defending indigent clients with a wide array of criminal matters.
After admission to the Ohio bar, he began working at Jordan & Sidoti, LLP in early 2010 where he continued defending the rights of those accused of being on the wrong side of the law. He has defended clients with matters ranging from minor misdemeanor traffic offenses to high level felony offenses such as Rape, Felonious Assault, and Drug Possession.
In 2014, he expanded his practice to North Carolina where he sharpened his trial skills in both the criminal and civil arena. He has gained invaluable experience due to the spectrum of cases he has handled and the various courtrooms in which he has practiced.
Since 2015, he has focused solely on OVI/DUI defense in Ohio. He has successfully defended clients in both Ohio and North Carolina for Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence ("DUI/OVI"). He is certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for successfully completing training on the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests that are administered roadside by officers suspecting persons of OVI/DUI. This training and certification allows him to successfully defend any and all OVI/DUI cases and provide him with knowledge and insight otherwise disregarded. He is a member of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and National College for DUI Defense.
Marcus Sidoti graduated Cum Laude from the University of Findlay, where he double-majored in Psychology and Education, and was an Academic All-American. He continued his education at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and was a 2003 graduate.
Marcus was first assistant to district counsel with Immigration and Naturalization Services in 2001 before joining the law firm of Bruner & Jordan Co. LPA the same year. Marcus then formed Jordan & Sidoti LLP where he continues his defense and civil rights practice for nearly 15 years.
Marcus is a member of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association and the Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association for over ten years. He is licensed to practice law in Ohio and in the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Marcus has been named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association for three straight years and the American Society of Legal Advocates top 40 in defense. He was also recognized as a rising star for four straight years and a Super Lawyer in 2016 and 2017. His legal experience includes nearly one hundred (100) trials to verdict.
Marcus has represented individuals throughout the State of Ohio, the United States and internationally most recently being involved on the defense team that represented Oscar Pistorius in South Africa.
To My Prospective Clients:
My firm is equipped with the knowledge, experience and resources to assure that your matter is handled properly and aggressively whether it is resolved or proceeds to trial. I promise every client that I will exhaust and consider every possible resolution to put you in the best situation possible. I encourage my clients to reach out with questions and will provide them with my cell number as I feel it's of the highest importance to maintain open communications with clients and their families so they are properly informed throughout the process. Please feel free to contact me with questions as I look forward to the opportunity of representing you.
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