Roger M. Synenberg

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Cleveland, OH

Synenberg & Associates LLC
 | 55 Public Square, Suite 1331
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone: 216-622-2727
Fax: 216-622-2707
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (40%),
  • General Litigation (30%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%)
Attorney Profile

     By the time he founded the law firm of Synenberg & Associates LLC in 1989, attorney Roger M. Synenberg had a stellar reputation as one of the leading criminal defense attorneys in Ohio. Mr. Synenberg has handled over 600 federal cases and tried over 50 federal cases.  He has handled 1000's of state cases and tried over 100 state cases. He is the only attorney in Ohio who has been invited to be a Fellow in The American College of Trial Lawyers, The American Board of Criminal Laywers and the International Barristers Society. Fellowship in these associations is extended only by invitation, after careful investigation, to experienced trial lawyers whose professional careers have been marked by the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiality. 

    Some examples of the complex legal issues Mr. Synenberg has litigated include the following:

          White collar crime


          Cyber Crimes

          Fraud charges

          Violent crimes

          All Federal crimes

          Civil litigation

For decades and through hundreds of cases, Mr. Synenberg has employed his knowledge and experience to assist clients through some of the darkest days they may encounter. Whether they face charges in state or federal court, those accused of crimes know that when the stakes are high they want an attorney with a proven record who will represent them zealously. Mr. Synenberg offers that commitment, no matter how simple or complex the case may be.

Throughout Mr. Synenberg’s career, numerous  institutions have recognized his abilities as an attorney. He was selected to receive a life time acheivment award by his fellow defense attorneys in Cuyahoga County by the Cuyahoga County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Governor John Kasich reappointed Mr. Synenberg to the Ohio Public Defender's Commission in 2018. He has received an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell since 1985.  Mr. Synenberg’s success in the courtroom delivering his client from an uncertain future is the highest accolade he seeks.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 30%General Litigation
  • 30%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Litigation, Arrest & Arraignment, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Felony, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence


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Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2020

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About Roger Synenberg

Admitted: 1977, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • John P. Butler Lifetime Achievement Award, Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2014
  • AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Ohio Super Lawyer, 2005

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Life member, Eighth District Judicial Conference
  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Life member, United States Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Fellow, International Society of Barristers
  • Fellow, American Board of Criminal Lawyers

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chairman, Cuyahoga County Board of Elections

Educational Background:

  • American University in Washington, D.C., 1971
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Office Location for Roger M. Synenberg

55 Public Square
Suite 1331
Cleveland, OH 44113

Phone: 216-622-2727

Fax: 216-622-2707

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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