Paul B. Daiker

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Zukerman Daiker & Lear Co., L.P.A.
 | 3912 Prospect Avenue East, Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: 216-539-2783
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Family Law (40%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

A co-founder of Zukerman Daiker & Lear Co. LPA, Paul B. Daiker has developed an excellent reputation in his more than 20 years of practice. From the firm's office in Cleveland, Ohio, he provides representation to clients in the greater metropolitan area in a variety of matters. Perhaps his greatest focus is on criminal defense, and in this regard, he helps people who have been charged with state or federal misdemeanors and felonies. The types of cases that Mr. Daiker has handled have included drug possession and trafficking, assault and other violent crimes, professional malpractice, sex offenses, financial crimes, weapons violations, driving under the influence, and internet sex crimes.

Mr. Daiker also has a family law practice, assisting people who are going through a divorce and who need help in coming to an accord on issues such as the division of assets and debts, child support, alimony, and child custody and visitation. He also represents people who are trying to obtain modifications to or the enforcement of existing divorce orders. A small part of Mr. Daiker's practice consists of personal injury and wrongful death litigation, in which he represents clients who have been harmed by the negligence of others. The successes that he has obtained in all of these endeavors have earned him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

Admitted to practice in Ohio, Mr. Daiker is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Vanderbilt University and a Juris Doctor from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, where he served on the Cleveland State Law Review.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Sex Offenses

Family Law (40%)

Personal Injury - General (10%): Assault

Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Sex Offenses, Assault


Selected to Super Lawyers for 9 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2005 - 2007

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About Paul Daiker

Admitted: 1993, Ohio

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Honors and Awards:

  • Listed as one of the "10 Best" Criminal Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Ohio, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2016
  • Listed as one of the "10 Best" Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Ohio, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016
  • Presented with a Nationally Ranked Top 10 Attorney Award for excellence in the field of Family Law, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2014
  • Recognized as one of the Top 100 OVI Attorneys in the State of Ohio, National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC, 2013
  • AVVO Rating of 10 out of 10
  • AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • The Best Lawyers in America, Cleveland, Ohio in the fields of White Collar Crime & Family Law, 2015-2016
  • Selected as one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in the State of Ohio for 2014 and 2016, American Society of Legal Advocates

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ohio, 1993
  • William K. Thomas Inn of Court, 2011-Present
  • William K. Thomas Inn of Court, 2005-2008 
  • Cleveland Bar Association, Certified Grievance Committee, 1997-2001
  • Cleveland Bar Association, Criminal Law Section, 1996-present
  • Prosecutor, Village of Moreland Hills, Ohio 1996-2000
  • Cleveland Bar Association, Professional Ethics Committee, (1997- 2002)
  • Prosecutor Representative, Cleveland Bar Association, 1997-1998
  • Chair, Membership Committee, Cleveland Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 1997-1998
  • Executive Council, Cleveland Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, 1996-1998
  • Member, Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member, Cleveland Bar Association
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member, Akron Bar Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Charter Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Seminar Co-Chair, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Criminal Trial Walk-Thru Program, 2013
  • Speaker, Zukerman, Daiker & Lear, "Professional and Ethical Ramifications of State v. Hoover", December 11., 2009
  • Speaker, National Business Institute, "Dirty Litigation Tactics: How to Deal with the Rambo Litigator", July 31, 2009
  • Seminar Co-Chair, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Criminal Trial Walk-Thru Program, 2007
  • Speaker, National Business Institute, "Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case", October, 2007
  • Speaker, National Business Institute, "Criminal Defense Discovery: Problems and Solutions" Seminar, April 7, 2006
  • Speaker, Lorman Education Services, Traffic Law Practice in Ohio Seminar, January 23, 2004
  • Speaker, National Business Institute, "Practical Legal Ethics in Ohio: Issues and Answers", August 14, 2003
  • Speaker, National Business Institute, "The Criminal Trial from Start to Finish in Ohio: The Defense", 2003
  • Speaker, Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Advanced D.U.I. Defense, 2002
  • Speaker on Legal Ethics, National Business Institute Seminar "Guns, Gaming, Marijuana, Opiods and Alcoholic Beverages", Cleveland, Ohio,June 9, 2017
  • Cleveland State Law Review 1991-1993
  • Adjunct Professor, Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Taught Criminal Procedure I, Spring 2017
  • Adjunct Professor, Cleveland Marshal College of Law, Teaching Criminal Procedure II, Fall 2017
  • Speaker and Panel Member, Cleveland Bar Association, Criminal Trial Walk-Thru Program (1998, 2001, 2005)
  • Presenter, DUI/OVI, Traffic Law, Ethics Seminars

Educational Background:

  • Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, Bachelor of Arts, 1990

Industry Groups

  • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Ohio Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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Office Location for Paul B. Daiker

3912 Prospect Avenue East
Cleveland, OH 44115

Phone: 216-539-2783


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Last Updated: 5/31/2018

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