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Attorney R. Paul Cushion II

The R. Paul Cushion, II Law Firm
  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law, DUI & DWI ...
  • Ohio
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Summary

The Hallmark of the R. Paul Cushion, II, Esq. Law Firm is their thorough preparation at each phase of the legal process. Their trademark preparation is surpassed only by the passion they hold for their client's legal rights. This passion may, itself, be surpassed by the aggressive legal style of representation this Law Firm displays at each phase of the legal process. These fundamental traits for successful legal defense flow from its founder and CEO, Attorney R. Paul Cushion, II, Esq. The legal career of Attorney R. Paul Cushion, II, Esq. is legendary and the topic of numerous literary and professional articles. Attorney Cushion has fought against, and has overcome, his own legal and personal adversities during his professional career. These incredulous adversities that Attorney Cushion faced in his turbulent journey would have shut most individuals down. Attorney Cushion chose a different, less traveled path, and responded to this adversity with steadfast resolve. Attorney Cushion overcame his trials and tribulations through his unyielding passion for knowledge and by his faith, both in the power of God and in the power contained in knowledge of the law. His unquenchable desire for justice only intensified.

Education
Cleveland Marshall College of Law
J.D. | Law
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Honors: Graduated cum laude
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Kent State University
B.S. (1983) | Criminal Justice
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Honors: Dean's List
Activities: President, Lambda Alpha Epsilon (Criminal Justice Fraternity), Student Senate member
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Professional Experience
Member
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Attorney/Office Manager*
The R. Paul Cushion, II Law Firm
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I am responsible for the administration of a law firm. These duties include thorough knowledge of state and federal laws, ensuring all legal time lines are strictly complied with, drafting and editing all legal materials, supplying legal counsel and advice, hiring and supervising all legal personnel, making decisions regarding all office purchases, public relations dissemination, managing the law firm's daily affairs. Areas of practice include Federal, State and Municipal Criminal Defense; Civil Rights violation claims; Police Misconduct claims; White Collar Criminal Defense; Major Drug Offender Criminal Defense; Gender, race, ethnicity and age discrimination claims; First Amendment Claims; Restaurant and Personal Injury claims; Traffic and DUI/DWI Defense; Internet Crimes Criminal Defense; CDL matters; Public Corruption claims; Federal and State Complex Litigation; Public Records Laws requests and claims, including Writs of Mandamus; 42 USC Sec. 1983, Title VII, Title IX, EEOC, Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor, Major Drug Offender Enforcement Division
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Responsibilities included the investigation, indictment, pre-trial litigation, jury and bench trials, and follow through with appellate briefs and arguments in all criminal cases related to the prosecution of major drug offenders, criminal offenses, and organized criminal enterprises. The indictment process included securing search warrants, presenting secret grand jury testimony, witness interviews, forfeitures and the use of Ohio R.I.C.O. statutes, inter alia, in major drug trafficking cases. The pre-trial and trial phases included all motion practice, oral arguments to the court, witness and evidence presentation, jury instructions and all aspects of litigation. Appellate practice at all levels. This is an area I know very well, and understand the complexities and legal requirements at each phase.
Assistant Attorney General, Federal Litigation Division
The State of Ohio Attorney General
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Responsibilities included all phases of federal court civil rights defense litigation, beginning with the initial Answer of the Defendant continuing through with the appellate practice before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals (see, e.g., Woodbridge v. Dahlberg, 954 F.2d 1231 (6th Cir. 1992)) and before the United States Supreme Court. All aspects of this position required thorough and continuing knowledge of every phase of federal court practice, and serving as a liaison between the Office of the Attorney General and other public offices which, at times, were diametrically opposed in political philosophies and parties. Knowledge and application of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure were of paramount importance.
Publications
Articles & Publications
Woodbridge v. Dahlberg, 954 F.2d 1231 (6th Cir. 1992)
Federal Court
Federal Appeals and District Court Memorandums
The Federal Courts and Federal Court of Appeals
Certifications
Mediation Certification
Cleveland Mediation Center
Consultant
Gerson Lehrman Group
Ohio Sunshine/Public Records Laws
The Ohio Attorney General
Professional Associations
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Activities: Intelligence proven by members: Upper 2% of all people of the human race.
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Federal Bar Association
Member in Good Standing
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Activities: Member of the Criminal Law Section, Member of the Civil Rights Section, Member of the Employment Law Section
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Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Member in Good Standing
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Activities: Member of the Criminal Law Section, Member of the Civil Rights Section, Member of the Juvenile law Section
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American Bar Association
Member
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Federal Bar Association
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Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
Member
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1888DrugCrimes
Member
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Activities: http://www.1888drugcrimes.com/
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Lorain County Bar Association
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American Bar Association
Member in Good Standing
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Activities: Member of the Criminal Law Section, Member of the Civil Rights Section, Member of the Employment Law Section
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Ohio State Bar Association
Member
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Ohio State Bar
Member in Good Standing
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Activities: Member of the Criminal Law Section, Member of the Civil Rights Section
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Ohio
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6th Circuit
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Federal Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    The initial consultation may be done in person or over the phone, and lasts between 10-30 minutes depending upon the complexity of the case.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Master Card and Visa
  • Contingent Fees
    I accept contingency fees in most personal injury cases.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    In State Court, at the trial level, my rate is generally $175 per hour. At the State Appellate level my rate is $250 per hour. In Federal Court, or in special types of cases, my fee is $375 per hour. All rates as listed do not include any out-of-pocket expenses, which would be additional to the standard fees.
Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Insurance Claims
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights
Additional Practice Areas
  • Ohio Public Records Law
  • Public Record Requests
  • Public Corruption
  • Police Misconduct
  • Constitutional Law
  • General Civil
  • First Amendment Claims
  • Drug Crime Defense
  • Casino Law
  • Car Accidents
  • Restaurant Injury
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Italian: Spoken, Written
  • Latin: Written
  • Romanian: Written
  • Spanish: Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Contact & Map
The R. Paul Cushion, II, Esq.
75 Public Square, Suite 914
Cleveland, OH 44113
Telephone: (216) 630-1052
Cell: (216) 244-4073
75 Public Square, Suite 914
75 Public Square, Suite 914
Cleveland, OH 44113
Telephone: (216) 630-1052
Cell: (216) 244-4073