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J. Gary Seewald

J. Gary Seewald

Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland lawyer Gary Seewald has for 40 years represented individuals and small businesses, deal with forces and powers, more powerful and influential than themselves. His long and successful career revolves around the issues he cares most about — preventing individuals and businesses from being bullied, hurt or destroyed by systems and parties more influential than they are.

Since 1971, Gary has fought for the rights of those whose freedom; finances and business are in danger.  Historically this has included criminal defense, small business issues and personal injury as his main practice areas, but Gary has since added consumer law to his repertoire. Consumer laws brings new challenges with it but the same fundamental issue that of protecting his clients’ rights from those more powerful than themselves — in this case, representing those who have been lied to, cheated and deceived via a commercial transaction. This is especially true for those who have been misled through deceptive sales practices, fraud and Lemon Law violations.

When he is not fighting for clients, Gary runs a jungle lodge for tourists in Central America. Pine Ridge Lodge is in the Belizean jungle and provides a haven for those visiting the Mayan ruin of Caracol. Located in the middle of the Maya Mountains in Belize his lodge provides his family and guest with exact opposite of 21st century American urban life, there is no electricity power is provide by natural gas, no TV, kerosene lamps, fresh gourmet food made with the freshest of ingredients, wild animals, at night stars not lights, no stress, no problem.  The only modern electronics is Seewald’s lap top computer.  It is charged by an inverter placed in the pickup truck or at our nearest neighbor, a mile and a half away, Blancaneaux owned by Francis Ford Coppola.  The regular visits for coffee at Blancaneaux allow for regular email and attachments. Belize offers Gary both the opportunity to relax and focus, without interruptions, on his cases even while he is deep in the bush.

Gary Seewald's legal practice has grown greatly in his 42-year legal career. Our firm handles various cases in the areas of criminal defense, consumer law, personal injury, business law, civil litigation and appeals.

The Law Firm of J. Gary Seewald looks forward to discussing your legal issue during a free initial consultation. Our office is located in Downtown Cleveland, just two blocks from the Justice Center, near Public Square.

Call our law firm at 216-781-8288 or contact us online today.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Consumer Protection
  • Criminal Law - Federal (White Collar Crime)
  • Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1971


  • Case Western Reserve University Law School, Cleveland, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1971
  • Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio - 1968

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Cuyahoga County Defense Lawyer Association

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Law Firm of J. Gary Seewald
820 West Superior Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113-1210
Phone: 216-781-8288
Toll Free: 800-316-0706
Fax: 216-781-1273
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