Northeast Ohio’s Top Criminal Defense Attorneys

Cleveland, OH criminal defense attorneys Marein & Bradley have decades of experience handling high stakes criminal cases.  They are relentlessly committed toward achieving outstanding results for their clients.  They have a proven track record of success both in and out of the courtroom and a long list of extremely satisfied clients in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.

Areas of Practice: Criminal Defense in Cleveland, Ohio

At Marein & Bradley, we know that a criminal indictment can profoundly impact your relationships, career and reputation. We have an unparalleled commitment to navigating each client through the criminal justice process.

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A charge of assault can involve anything from threatening physical harm to causing actual injury. If you have been charged with an assault related offense, a skilled criminal defense attorney can help you mount a strong and credible defense.


An accusation of violence involving a family or household member can result in wide-ranging consequences. Cases require a sensitive assessment of the facts and circumstances while exploring all practical avenues to resolve these serious charges.


In Ohio, the consequences of even minor drug infractions can be severe including incarceration, loss of driving privileges and loss of federal student financial aid. Marein & Bradley have the experience and resources to protect your legal interests.


If you have been indicted by a federal court or are currently under investigation by a federal law enforcement agency, you require quality legal representation. We have extensive experience vigorously defending a broad array of federal criminal offenses.


Homicide-related offenses are among the most serious offenses that can have life- altering consequences. An aggressive and experienced defense team is an absolute necessity in these most serious situations. With your life and freedom on the line, you can trust us to protect your interests.

Sex Crimes

Criminal offenses of a sexual nature carry potentially harsh and wide-ranging consequences including incarceration and sex offender registration as well as the stigma associated with being labeled as a convicted sex offender. We can mount a strong and aggressive defense on your behalf.

Theft Crimes

Theft crimes in Ohio, such as shoplifting, forgery or auto theft can range in severity from misdemeanor to felony offenses. Convictions for theft-related offenses can have devastating consequences to future employment and professional licenses as well as
your reputation.

White Collar Crimes

White collar offenses typically arise out of a business, corporate or political setting. Whether fighting accusations of embezzlement, fraud, tax evasion or other white collar offenses, Marein and Bradley have the skill, experience and commitment to tirelessly defend your interests.

Best in Class Criminal Defense

Marein & Bradley is distinguished throughout the legal community as a leader in high ethical standards. The firm’s excellence has been recognized by its peers in the national Super Lawyers rankings, and named among the Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers.

Our Innovative Team Approach

Cleveland criminal defense attorneys Mark Marein and Steve Bradley are dedicated professionals with the highest personal and professional integrity. Every decision they make is guided by clear values of honesty, dedication and respect for their clients. Marein & Bradley’s well-established history of success in the courtroom is a result of cutting-edge strategies combined with superior trial skills that lead to a consistent record of victory in court. We frequently collaborate with nationally-renowned jury research, forensic and trial consultants to form comprehensive defense strategies.

Mark B. Marein, J.D.

Partner Mark Marein is one of Cleveland’s premier criminal defense attorneys. Mr. Marein is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell® and an Ohio Super Lawyer. In 2016, Mr. Marein was one of only two criminal defense attorneys listed in the top 100 lawyers in Ohio. With training from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University (graduated magna cum laude) and training in U.S. District Courts, Mark has practiced criminal law since 1982.

Steven L. Bradley, J.D.

Ohio native and founding partner Steven Bradley is an Ohio Super Lawyer. Mr. Bradley is known throughout Northeast Ohio for his decisive courtroom victories in practice areas such as homicide, violent crimes, sex crimes, drug crimes and post-conviction. Since graduating from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University and entering the legal profession in 1990, Mr. Bradley has defended the freedom of countless people in Cleveland and throughout the State of Ohio.

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