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Ohio criminal & injury lawyer David C. Sheldon: Seeking just compensation and protection from government infringement

David C. Sheldon is a Medina injury lawyer who continues to focus his practice on personal injury and criminal law for more than 24 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. Ever since, 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. He has argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, the Ohio Supreme Court, and several appellate courts. This experience taught this Medina and Strongsville criminal defense attorney 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, zealously dedicated to protecting the rights of his clients who are facing a criminal charge. 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.

Practice areas

  • Personal injury
  • Automobile accidents and injuries
  • Boating accidents
  • Catastrophic injury
  • Dog bites
  • Electrical injury
  • Power line contact injury
  • Sexual abuse
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Wrongful death
  • Criminal defense
  • Capital offenses
  • Federal litigation
  • OVI
  • Expungements
  • Felonies
  • Forensic DNA
  • Sex crimes
  • Search and seizure
  • Vehicular homicide
  • Murder
  • Criminal appeals
  • Consumer law
  • Civil litigation
  • Trial practice

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


Professional memberships

  • Medina County Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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

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

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


  • Hobbies include reading, rollerblading, running, travel, watching my kids play sports

The Medina injury and criminal defense attorney dedicated to protecting your interests.

When you need an experienced and compassionate trial attorney, call The Law Office of David Craig Sheldon at 330.723.8788 or contact the firm online to schedule your free initial consultation today.