Criminal Lawyer Cleveland OH | Ohio Criminal Defense Attorney
William Summers is a Cleveland Ohio criminal defense lawyer that defends serious criminal cases such as: white collar crimes, Federal offenses, murder and rape. Criminal attorney in Cleveland.
William Summers, brings over 40 years , and well over 550 jury trials of experience to the table. Our Cleveland criminal attorneys will fight to the end for you, and we are here right now to help you. Please contact us today for a free consultation with one of our Cleveland criminal lawyers.
Experienced Cleveland Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, we understand that you may be afraid and may not know where to turn. It is even more frightening if this is the first time you have been accused of a crime. If you are dealing with the criminal justice system for the first time, you need to find experienced criminal defense attorneys who understand the system and who will work tirelessly and aggressively to defend you at trial, get the charges dismissed, or reduce your sentence.
Mr. Summers has defended numerous high profile numerous and many of his cases have been reported on by national media outlets. The 2011 movie, “Kill the Irishman,” staring Christopher Walken and Val Kilmer, was about one of Mr. Summers clients, Danny Greene, a tough Irishman working for mobsters in Cleveland during the 1970′s. In 1975, Irish mobster Danny Green of Cleveland was out jogging along Lake Erie as he did daily. A car driven by Gus Palladino, with Mike Frato in the passenger seat, pulled along side the runner. Before Frato could get off a shot, Green pulled his own revolver and shot twice at the seated Frato, killing the Gangster. They had been locked in a heated battle for control of the Cleveland trash hauling industry. Attorney Summers along with his then Law partner, Jim Burke, turned Green in and allowed him to be interviewed extensively. Palladino refused to be interviewed. The prosecutor relented after a few days and ruled the homicide to be justifiable.
After the bombing murder of mobster Alex “Shondor” Birns in 1975, Green was Interrogated extensively as a result of a feud known throughout the Cleveland underworld between Green and Birns. Mr. Summers represented and defended Mr. Green throughout the extensive questioning and investigation. As a result of Mr. Summers aggressive representation, and despite the fact that authorities truly believed that Green had placed the bomb under Birns’ car, he was never charged. In 1976, Attorney Summers represented Mobster John Nardi in Miami Florida’s U.S. Federal District Court, where Nardi was charged with masterminding a 126,000 ton Marijuana conspiracy, along with four others. After nearly two months of Trial, and calling former White House advisors Eagle Crow and John Erlichman as witnesses, the federal jury returned all not guilty verdicts in favor of the later-slain Mobster, Nardi. Additionally, Mr. Summers also succesfully defended Murder charges brought against Green associates, Kevin McTaggert and Keith Ritson. A hard hitting Cleveland criminal defense attorney, Mr. Summers will fight to the end for you, and he is here right now to help you. Please contact our Cleveland criminal defense law firm today for a free consultation. We represent people charged with:
- White collar crimes
- Federal Crimes
- Violent crimes, including capital murder
- OVI / DUI
- Drug offenses
- Weapons offenses
- Sex crimes
As your attorneys, we will:
- Meet with you to fully understand your case
- Interview involved parties to identify possible witnesses
- Conduct a thorough investigation of your case (we will retain a private investigator and/or expert witnesses as appropriate) so we can present a vigorous defense
- Represent you at trial and in all pretrial and motion hearings
Attorney William Summers has helped many people through the criminal justice system. In many cases, he has been able to help his clients avoid jail or prison time and even avoid a criminal conviction. See his recent success stories. Our Cleveland criminal lawyers understand what you are going through and we can help. Please contact an experienced Cleveland criminal lawyer today to ensure you have the strongest possible defense.