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Michael O'Shea

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Lipson O'Shea Legal Group
700 W St Clair Ave, Suite 110
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: 216-545-0575
Fax: 440-331-5401
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Ohio Since: 1987
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Family Law, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense
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Attorney Profile

The principal attorney at the Lipson O’Shea Legal Group, Michael O’Shea focuses his practice primarily on criminal defense cases, with a particular emphasis on charges relating to operating a vehicle while impaired by alcohol or drugs. His firm is located in Cleveland, Ohio, and he provides representation to clients in the greater metropolitan area and throughout the northeastern portion of the state. Mr. O’Shea has been admitted to practice in Ohio since 1987.

Mr. O’Shea majored in English at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 1984. Remaining in the state for his legal education, he enrolled at The University of Toledo College of Law, and in 1987, he was awarded his Juris Doctor. After law school, Mr. O’Shea was a deputy prosecutor with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office until entering private practice in 1992. In addition to defending people who had been charged with driving under the influence, he handled personal injury and wrongful death litigation as well as small-business disputes and divorce and other family law cases, and he continues to represent clients in all of those practice areas.

Mr. O’Shea’s OVI clients have greatly benefited from his skills in presenting their cases before judges as well as his ability to negotiate favorable plea agreements on their behalf with prosecutors. He has mounted successful challenges to the initial traffic stop itself, often on the basis of asserting that the authorities conducting it did not have the requisite reasonable suspicion that a crime had been or was in the process of being committed. Other clients have seen their charges dismissed or reduced on the grounds that the breath testing machines were improperly calibrated or poorly maintained.

Practice Areas
  • 20%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 30%Family Law
  • 30%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 20%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

DUI/DWI, Criminal Law


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

About Michael O'Shea

First Admitted: 1987, Ohio

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board Member, Our Lady of the Wayside
  • Disaster Action Team Volunteer, Greater Cleveland Chapter of the American Red Cross


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Educational Background

  • Miami University, 1984

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Certified Federal Defender under Criminal Justice Act, 1992
  • City Prosecutor - City of Rocky River, Ohio , 2007
  • Trustee - Westshore Bar Association, 2011
  • Law Director - City of Rocky River, Ohio, 2022
  • Past President, Northeastern Ohio Municipal Prosecutor's Association
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Office Location for Michael O'Shea

700 W St Clair Ave
Suite 110
Cleveland, OH 44113

Phone: 216-545-0575

Fax: 440-331-5401

Last Updated: 5/16/2022

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