Michael R. Puterbaugh


Michael is passionate about Criminal Defense. Michael earned a political science degree from Mount Union College and went on to get his law degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He has since served as an assistant prosecutor at both the misdemeanor and felony levels. He worked as corporate counsel to large companies and was a partner at a well establish law firm.

Michael is a well-rounded attorney with the experience and knowledge that comes from practicing law for almost 30 years. He has also taught American National Government and Constitutional Law at Mount Union College. He is Death Penalty certified and is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Michael is now using his years of experience, including numerous bench and jury trials and conducting multitudes of motions to suppress, to the benefit of our criminal defense clients.

Michael is the founder of HOF Player Representatives, a company that helps professional athletes further their careers. He has represented dozens players on NFL teams, as well as players on Canadian Football teams.

DUI Case

A Relieved Client

“I went to court thinking I would just get driving privileges and still be under suspension for some time. Rob was able to get the entire ALS suspension waived and most of the court fees waived as well. Was placed under 6 months probation, couldnt have asked for a better outcome. Rob did a phenomenal job. He is very knowledgeable and accessible, and I would recommend him to anyone.”

DUI Case

A Grateful Client

“Rob is very knowledgeable in his area. His expertise and advice were unsurpassed. I not only had extreme confidence in Rob’s ability but was able to put my mind at ease while we went through this process. Rob was able to work with the prosecuting attorney and then get agreement from the Judge to dismiss several charges and plead to a 1st DUI. I cannot express the gratitude I have for Rob. I realize that he is being paid for his service, but his attitude is like none I’ve experienced when dealing with an attorney for this type of matter. He was not judgmental but caring.”