"No matter what the scope of the case, I put 100% of my focus and attention into my clients as their advocate."

- Aaron Schwartz

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Aaron A. Schwartz

Senior Associate
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  • Credentials

Aaron A. Schwartz is a dedicated and experienced criminal defense trial attorney. He graduated from Miami University in 1999 with a degree in Political Science and then attended the Case Western Reserve University School of Law earning his JD in 2002. Aaron began his career representing the accused in 2003 when he accepted a position at the Lake County Public Defender’s Office. Since 2003 Aaron has represented clients charged with crimes ranging from minor misdemeanors to first degree felonies. These offenses would include Domestic Violence, OVI, Drug Charges, Sex Offenses, Theft Offenses, Murder and others. Aaron has also been certified to handle death penalty cases in the state of Ohio.

Prior to joining Patituce & Associates in 2019 Aaron continued his legal career as both a solo practitioner and an associate attorney with Reitz, Paul & Shorr in Portage County. During that time he gained a wealth of experience in Domestic Relations, Juvenile Law, Probate and Civil Litigation.

Aaron is a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio and resides on the East Side of Cleveland with his wife and two daughters.

  • J.D. Case Western University School of Law - Graduate School 2002
  • B.A. in Political Science Miami University - Undergraduate School 1999
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Avvo 10.0
  • Best Law Firms US News
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers

Real Stories

Client Testimonials
  • Professional, courteous, knowledgeable and tough.

    “Joe's team, especially our attorney, Ashley did a great job of defending my son against a serious assault charge. They were with us every step of the way through a very intimidating legal process, ...”

    - Patricia
  • I owe my future Patituce & Associates

    “I recently was charged with a DUI that could have ruined my career, my relationship with my family, and my personal relationship. I am so thankful that I called Patituce & Associates, and my attorney ...”

    - Andrew
  • He saved my son

    “I am so very glad that I hired them to defend my son. They were prompt, professional, and caring. At first I was a little worried that one of the bigger firms in Ohio wouldn't be personable, they were ...”

    - LaToya
  • Great advocate in a hard situation

    “I hired Joe and his team after consulting with two other attorneys. Joe was fair and I appreciated his honesty in the consultation process. He was able to convince the court to have my breath test ...”

    - Banes
  • Highly Recommend lawyer

    “I was charged with an extreme DUI BAC of over .3. Joe was able to successfully argue that the fault of the BAC was due to the hospital using alcohol on the needles and my arm when drawing my blood and ...”

    - Brandon

Real Results

Recent Victories
  • Charges Avoided Federal Analogue Drug Charges: Unindicted
  • Not Guilty at Trial Attempted Murder/Felonious Assault: State v. Brandon Betliskey
  • Felonies Reduced to a Misdemeanor Mortage Fraud: State v. Bankston (Case 554763)
  • Felonies Reduced to a Misdemeanor Fraud: State v. Bailey
  • Sentence Reduced to 55 Months United States v. Pugh, 1:16-cr-00291-BYP.
  • Dismissed State v. Levanduski
  • Evidence Suppressed, State Lost the Appeal DUI / OVI: City of Cleveland v. Oles
  • Prosecutor Dismissed the OVI Charges OVI: Bay Village v. Keller
  • Reduction in Charges and Client Avoided Mandator OVI: State v. Shaver, Elyria
  • Not Guilty at Trial Felonious Assault / Attempted Murder: State v. Brandon Betliskey
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