Paul M. Laufman
Areas of Concentration
Criminal Defense | DUI/OVI Defense | Civil Rights
Paul’s criminal defense practice is uniquely geared toward defending the civil liberties and constitutional rights of citizens facing prosecution by the government. Paul is a seasoned criminal defense attorney who has defended the rights of Ohioans for 25 years. He appears regularly in both state and federal courts throughout southern Ohio. As part of his commitment to the profession, Paul has served as a past president of the Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and currently serves on that organizations Board of Directors.
Paul’s experience as a federal criminal defense attorney was recently recognized when he was chosen by the judges of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio as one of the select few criminal defense attorneys in the Cincinnati area qualified to accept criminal appointments.
Paul’s civil rights practice is similarly focused on protecting the constitutional rights of citizens and pursing civil recovery on behalf of those who have suffered from police and governmental misconduct. Most police work and other government conduct is lawful and appropriate. Some is not. Paul has successfully prosecuted numerous civil rights recoveries on behalf of those who have suffered from abuses of police and governmental power. As part of his commitment to the practice of civil rights law, Paul has 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.
Gregory A. Napolitano
Areas of Concentration
Employment |Appeals |Civil Rights| Injury and Wrongful Death
Greg has represented clients treated unlawfully, harmed, or prosecuted for over twenty years. He is a passionate advocate and a trusted counselor who has secured millions in compensation, restoration of employment, entitlement to benefits, and reversals of sentences and convictions for his clients. Greg represents clients before Ohio’s courts and administrative agencies. Greg also routinely practices before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and has been a CJA panel attorney since 2003.
Greg is a member of the Cincinnati and Ohio State Bar Associations. He served two terms on the Cincinnati Bar Association’s Board of Trustees. He is the former Chair of the Cincinnati Bar’s Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and its Professionalism Committee. Greg has been a fellow of Ohio State Bar Foundation since 2014 and a fellow of the Cincinnati Academy of Leadership for Lawyers since its Class VII, in 2003.
Education and Licensure
Xavier University, B.A. cum laude, 1994; Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., Executive Editor, Duquesne Law Review, 1997.
Admission to practice in Ohio 1997; United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, 1999; United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, 2001.