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About The Firm

About The Firm

Our Philosophy

From the day our firm opened in 1993, we began building a reputation for a relentless pursuit of justice, the determination to never give up, and, to always believe there is a smarter, more creative way to try a case. In fact, we’re the people who get called onto cases that are too contentious for other attorneys.

We are a professional, Cleveland-area criminal defense firm who will never undersell you, who are willing to lose sleep over your case and will leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of your freedom. We are Zukerman, Lear & Murray Co., L.P.A.

Featured Case Successes

ZLM Attorneys got two counts of Operating A Vehicle Under The Influence reduced a single minor misdemeanor charge of Reckless Operation. Client Sentenced to $75 fine + court costs and the Judge terminated the client’s license suspension.

Though client’s Blood Alcohol reading was .132, obtained reduction from Operating a Vehicle Impaired (OVI) to Reckless Operation.

OVI charge with an alleged .195 high tier reading, reduced to a charge of ‘Physical Control’

A former pro athlete charged with rape, kidnapping and gross sexual imposition, faced up to 20 years in prison, and label of Tier III sex offender. By exposing false testimony, all charges were dropped.

Got rape case dismissed where alleged victim was seven years old.

Got rape and kidnapping charges reduced to a misdemeanor charge.

Through DNA and polygraph tests, proved that alleged serial rapist was innocent.

Through DNA, polygraph and investigation proved alleged murderer was innocent.

ZLM successfully defends Client charged with Ethnic Intimidation and Menacing as Client found NOT GUILTY of both charges following jury trial.

ZLM Client charged with Domestic Violence for allegedly assaulting and threatening his wife with whom Client was going through a divorce. ZLM Client found NOT GUILTY following a Bench Trial.

Client, medical student at prestigious mid-western university, was falsely accused of non-consensual sexual activity by a fellow student. After a fundamentally unfair Panel Hearing before The University’s Title IX Hearing Board, the University found Client to be “Responsible” for violating the University’s Student Code of Conduct for “Sexual Penetration without Consent”. As a sanction for the alleged violation, the Client was permanently expelled from the University. As a result of ZLM’s thorough analysis and persuasive briefing, the Client’s appeal of the University’s sanction was ultimately successful. The University reversed its previous decision to permanently expel the Client, and instead, imposed a far-lesser sanction of “Exclusion”, which permitted the Client to subsequently continue his education at the University.

ZLM represented client throughout student conduct hearing at a prominent mid-west university concerning an allegation that client pulled fire alarms when there was not a fire, in violation of the Code of Student Conduct. Client was also charged criminally with felony offenses. Based on ZLM’s guidance and representation, client successfully convinced the Miami University Appellate Board to reduce the length of his suspension.

ZLM convinced prosecutor to amend Client’s felony drug possession charge to a misdemeanor offense based on issues raised in a Motion to Suppress evidence that challenged whether the officer had reasonable suspicion to justify the prolonged detention of the client during the traffic stop.

ZLM’s Client charged with several counts of felony drug possession and drug trafficking, facing over a decade in potential prison time, following a traffic stop of a vehicle in which she was the passenger. ZLM successfully negotiated a plea bargain resulting in ZLM Client avoiding prison by entering a plea to a reduced drug possession charge and being sentenced to probation only.

Amicably resolved trans-Atlantic divorce with client awarded all marital property and eight years of spousal support and attorney's fees.

Disproved allegations of sexual abuse in a custody case, and even increased client's visitation time with his child.

Through investigation of computers and bank records, proved a client’s spouse had affair and engaged in financial misconduct, achieving a very favorable settlement.

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