• 1375 E. 9th St., Cleveland, Ohio 44114 30th floor
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  • paul@flannerygeorgalis.com chris@flannerygeorgalis.com
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  • 216-367-2094 (Paul) 216-367-2095 (Chris)

Practice Areas

General Criminal Defense and Expungement


General Criminal Defense


Paul and Chris have significant experience defending individuals charged with a variety of serious criminal offenses.  As former federal prosecutors and defense attorneys, they have the unique experience of having been on both sides of a wide array of criminal matters.  They have tried cases—both as prosecutors and defense attorneys—involving narcotics and weapons violations, bank robberies, large-scale racketeering and drug conspiracies, serious assault charges, and even multiple murder trials.  They understand the stress and toll that high stakes, serious criminal matters have on individuals and their families.  They look forward to helping you in your time of greatest need.


Sealing and Expungement


Flannery | Georgalis also has significant experience representing individuals with criminal records seeking to seal/expunge convictions and acquittals from their record.  We understand that a criminal conviction can have a devastating impact on an individual’s employment opportunities, security clearances, professional licenses and ability to travel internationally.

Successful sealing/expungement requires a comprehensive understanding of the complex eligibility requirements, including:  the specific nature of the charge(s), the circumstances of the conviction, the history and characteristics of the individual, the sentence imposed, and the timing of the sealing/expungement application.

We appreciate the import of sealing criminal convictions from an individual’s record and know what works and does not work in preparing a sealing/expungement application.  We also have experience in consulting with other criminal defense counsel in pending criminal matters in furtherance of negotiating a sealing/expungement eligible resolution. 

Flannery | Georgalis has successfully represented clients from around the country in Ohio-based sealing/expungement matters.  Our clients include business professionals, lawyers, accountants, public officials, former armed service members, accountants, medical professionals and students, to name a few.


Our Experience


Defended president of company charged with using company transportation equipment to facilitate drug distribution operation.  After conducting exhaustive defense investigation, persuaded federal prosecutors to dismiss all drug related charges, to release seized corporate assets, and to resolve the matter with a substantially lesser immigration offense, which resulted in non-incarceration sentence

Prosecuted defendant for soliciting the murder of a United States District Court Judge

Prosecuted defendant for threatening a United States District Court Judge and for threatening to damage a federal courthouse

Prosecuted and extradited international fugitive defendants from all over the world in international ATM skimming ring conspiracy

Prosecuted defendant in five count Hobbs Act robbery conspiracy involving fifty robberies and approximately eighty government witnesses presented at trial, securing conviction and restitution orders for victims

Represented a prominent businessman in sealing four separate alcohol-related offenses from his record, enabling him to keep his job.

Successfully represented an attorney sealing a criminal conviction from his record, preventing the loss of a large client due to international travel concerns.

Represented a municipal-level city official in sealing a criminal conviction and a Grand Jury No Bill from her record.

Prevailed in sealing the conviction of a former armed services member and now IT professional.

Represented an accountant in sealing convictions in both a Municipal Court and County Common Pleas Court.


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