Attorney Profile David C Sheldon

Attorney David C. Sheldon's Profile

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Attorney David C. Sheldon, has been practicing law for over 35 years in Medina and Northeast Ohio

Our law firm specializes in OVI, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury cases

Attorney David C. Sheldon, has been practicing law for over 35 years in Medina and Northeast Ohio

Our law firm specializes in OVI, Criminal Defense, and Personal Injury cases

David C. Sheldon is a Medina personal injury and criminal lawyer who continues to focus his practice on personal injury and criminal law for more than 35 years. He grew up in Medina, Ohio, and is well-known in the community.

His father also practiced personal injury law in Medina and Cleveland in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. Mr. Sheldon watched his father’s success in the courtroom and decided to attend Cleveland Marshall College of Law. He clerked for the personal injury firm of Stuart I. Garson & Associates during law school. Since graduating from law school, he has been a Medina injury attorney devoted to upholding the rights of the citizenry and helping the seriously injured obtain fair and just compensation from juries of their peers.

He began his criminal work when he served as an assistant prosecuting attorney for the Cuyahoga and Medina County Prosecutor’s Offices from 1988 to 2000. In 2000, he left the prosecutor’s office and began doing criminal defense work in addition to his personal injury practice. He won acquittals and dismissals of individuals accused of rape, witness intimidation, aggravated burglary, kidnapping, aggravated robbery, OVI, and felonious assault. In addition, he has argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the Ohio Supreme Court, and several appellate courts.

David C Sheldon

This Medina and Strongsville criminal defense attorney’s experience has taught him how to build strong cases. As a result, he has built a successful practice in OVI, criminal defense, and personal injury, probably winning more OVI dismissals than any other attorney practicing in Medina today.

Mr. Sheldon is an experienced Medina lawyer passionately dedicated to protecting the rights of his clients who are facing a criminal charges. As the government continues to enact laws that erode our rights to fair trials, just compensation, and protection from unreasonable searches and seizures, Mr. Sheldon will continue to battle the government and advocate the rights of the common man.

David lives with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children in Montville Township, Medina County, Ohio.

Professional experience

  • Associate attorney, John Brooks Cameron & Associates, 2000 – 2005
  • Assistant prosecuting attorney, Medina County Prosecutor Dean Holman, 1996 – 2000
  • Assistant prosecuting attorney, Cuyahoga County Prosecutor John T. Corrigan, 1988 – 1995
  • Staff attorney, Jones, Day, Reavis & Pogue, 1988

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1988
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern & Southern Districts of Ohio
  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit


Practice Areas

Professional memberships

  • Medina County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National College of DUI Defense

Representative cases

Attorney Sheldon is cited in 13 published court opinions, including U.S. Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court, Ohio Supreme Court and several appellate decisions, including:

  • Sample v. Bailey, 409 F. 3d 689 (6th Cir. 2005)
  • Sample v. Bailey, 337 F. Supp. 2d 1012 (N.D. Ohio 2004)
  • State v. Morris, 132 Ohio St. 3d 337 (2012)
  • Schnetz v. Ohio Dept. Rehab. & Corr., 195 Ohio App. 3d 207 (Franklin 2011)
  • State v. Malroit, 91 Ohio St. 3d 1460 (Medina 2001)
  • State v. Bing, 134 Ohio App. 3d 444 (Medina 1999)
  • State v. Brown, 108 Ohio App. 3d 489 (Cuy. 1995)
  • State v. Oliver, 101 Ohio App. 3d 587 (Cuy. 1995)
  • State v. Milliner, 98 Ohio App. 3d 262 (Cuy. 1994)
  • State v. Parr, 67 Ohio App. 3d 626 (Cuy. 1990)
  • State v. Sarrocco, 96 Ohio Misc. 2d 1 (Med. CP 1997)
  • State v. Sharp, 90 Ohio Misc. 2d 1 (Med. CP 1997)
  • State v. Gartin, 97 Ohio Misc. 2d 1 (Med. CP 1997)


  • Author,  Ohio Association of Justice (OAJ) article, “Treating Physician’s Duty to Assist His Patient,” Ohio Trial, Vol. 20, Issue 3 Winter 2010

Community involvement

  • Medina Sunrise Rotary
  • American Red Cross Annual Barrister/Bankers Blood Drive
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society Contributor
  • Parishioner, St. Francis Catholic Church, Medina