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Paul M. Laufman

Paul M. Laufman

Every attorney at Laufman & Napolitano works tirelessly to ensure that every client receives the best possible representation.
Laufman & Napolitano, LLC
(1-5 Attorneys)

D.U.I./Criminal and Traffic Defense

4310 Hunt Road
Suite 2000
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Blue Ash

21 years



Why did you become an attorney?

I knew that I would be an attorney while I was still in high school. I have always had a strong interest in helping others and knew that my talent for communication and advocacy would make me a powerful ally for those who needed help.

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

I have always believed that it is every citizen’s duty to scrutinize the government’s use of the power granted to it, and to stand up and protest when abuses occur. I have used my role as an attorney to stand with my fellow citizens in defense against the power of government.

What makes your law firm unique?

The attorneys of Laufman & Napolitano strive to provide a level of representation to everyday citizens and working people that is typically reserved for larger corporate clients

Describe your ideal client.

All I ever ask for is a client who is invested in their case. Someone who is willing to engages in their representation so that we are working together to achieve their legal goals.

D.U.I./Criminal and Traffic Defense
  • Burglary
  • Capital Crimes/Capital Cases
  • Computer Crimes
  • Conspiracy
  • Drugs
  • DUI / OVI
  • Expungements
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Homicide and Assault
  • Misdemeanor
  • Probation Violations
  • Search & Seizure
  • Theft and Fraud
  • Traffic and Moving Violations
  • White Collar

University of Cincinnati
Juris Doctor (JD), 1996

Bar Association Membership

Cincinnati Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association


I am a seasoned criminal defense attorney who has defended the rights of Ohioans for nearly 15 years. I appear regularly in both state and federal courts throughout southern Ohio. I ama past president of the Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

My civil rights practice is similarly focused on protecting the constitutional rights of citizens and pursuing civil recovery on behalf of those who have suffered from police and governmental misconduct. I have served as the Chair of the Cincinnati Bar Associations’ Civil Rights Committee.

Paul was born and raised in Cincinnati. He received his undergraduate degree in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993 before returning home to receive his Juris Doctor from the University of Cincinnati College of Law in 1996.

Paul is licensed to practice in all Ohio courts as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of both the Ohio and the National Associations of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Court Admissions

All Ohio Courts
US District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Board/Committee Membership

Civil Rights Committee (Past Chair)
Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Continuing Education

I regularly speak at continuing legal education seminars to share my experience and expertise with other attorneys.

Bar Admission Date


Supreme Court Number


Licensed In

Ohio (1996), #0066667

Summary of Firm

Every attorney at Laufman & Napolitano works tirelessly to ensure that every client receives the best possible representation.

Summary of Previous Employment

I entered private practice upon graduating law school in 1996. He later joined the firm of Gerhardstein, Branch & Laufman before leaving to form the firm of Laufman & Napoliltano with his partners and close friend Greg Napolitano.

Free Initial Consultation?

I believe that every client should have an opportunity to meet or at least speak with a prospective attorney before deciding how best to proceed. For that reason, we offer free initial consultations to our potential clients.

Typical Retainer Fees

The retainer charged in each case is related directly to the amount of work required to

Fixed-Price Services and Fees

I am willing to charge a flat fee in most criminal defense matters.

Fees by Hourly Rate

My standard hourly rate is $275 though my fees may vary upon the type of case being handled.


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