Jerome M. Emoff
Preeminent criminal defense attorney Jerome M. Emoff fiercely advocates for clients at all levels of criminal investigation and prosecution. He is recognized as one of the outstanding criminal defense practitioners in Northern Ohio. In practice since 1974, he has extensive trial and appellate experience at both the federal and state levels and has served as lead counsel in approximately 450 jury trials in cases such as aggravated murder, public corruption, drug conspiracies, financial fraud, sex offenses and computer-related crimes. He has also represented many clients during grand jury and other investigations. His focus has always been on litigation. In fact, Mr. Emoff has tried more than one hundred municipal cases as an intern during law school.
Mr. Emoff has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, as an Acting Judge in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and he has lectured widely on matters relating to criminal law. He has been appointed Special Counsel by the Ohio Attorney General in a matter relating to a public employee.
He received his law degree in 1974, and he has exclusively practiced criminal defense law from that time to the present. After graduation from law school, Mr. Emoff spent a number of years representing indigent clients. During this time, he developed a fierce determination to insure that the justice system worked for everyone. That determination continues today.
Areas of Practice:
Education & Court Admissions:
George Washington University
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
United States Supreme Court
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
Supreme Court of Ohio
All other courts in the State of Ohio.
On a Personal Note:
When he is not engaged in professional matters, Mr. Emoff enjoys the Cleveland Orchestra, traveling abroad and reading.