Daniel F. Gigiano Co., L.P.A. – Attorney at Law

 

Case Highlights & Accomplishments

 

When you have an aggressive and relentless advocate on your side, results happen.  Attorney Daniel Gigiano case highlights & accomplishments include victories in criminal and traffic defense cases, domestic relations and family law, personal injury, bankruptcy, and civil litigation.  Attorney Gigiano has the knowledge and experience to help you with your pending legal problem, whether it involves charges from the State of Ohio, marital or child custody troubles, the need for compensation for your injuries, crushing debt, or the need to defend or pursue a civil legal claim.  Call 330-336-3330 to get a fighter on your side.


Attorney Daniel Gigiano Case Highlights & Accomplishments
Criminal and Traffic Defense

2000 State of Ohio v. D.C.; Wadsworth Municipal Court; Charged with assault, a first degree misdemeanor.  Accused of attacking another individual.  This Wadsworth criminal defense lawyer asserted self-defense at jury trial which resulted in a not guilty verdict.  

2002 State of Ohio v. J. B.: Wadsworth Municipal Court; Charged with OVI, a first degree misdemeanor.  Police investigated a crash scene where a vehicle had struck a utility pole.  The police followed a trail of leaking fluid to a vehicle in a driveway.  The hood of the vehicle was still warm, indicating that the crash scene was still fresh.  The police entered the home and accused my client of being intoxicated.  This Wadsworth criminal defense lawyer filed a motion to suppress, which was granted by the Wadsworth Municipal Court, citing the police’s improper entry into the home.  The State appealed, which this appeals attorney defended.  The trial court’s ruling was upheld by the Ninth District Court of Appeals.  Case dismissed.

2002 State of Ohio v. D. G.: Summit County Court of Common Pleas; Charged with Possession of Drugs, a felony.  The Akron Police conducted a traffic stop and found drugs in the center console.  My client was a passenger in the vehicle.  This Akron criminal defense attorney tried the case to a jury, which resulted in a not guilty verdict.

2003 State of Ohio v. G.H.: Summit County Court of Common Pleas, Client was charged with Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity and over 100 counts of felony charges where my client faced hundreds of years in prison.  This Akron criminal defense attorney stood his ground and was willing to try the case.  The State dismissed the case on the day of trial.

2007 State of Ohio v. A. S.: Medina County Court of Common Pleas; Charged with theft of a motor vehicle, a fourth degree felony.  This Medina criminal defense attorney filed a  motion to suppress, which was granted, excluding questionable eyewitness testimony.  A jury trial resulted in a not guilty verdict.

2007 State of Ohio v. R. B.: Wadsworth Municipal Court; Charged with OVI.  Hired an expert to refute the State of Ohio’s assertion that client was driving under the influence of drugs.  Case dismissed.

2011 State of Ohio v. K.J.: Wadsworth Municipal Court; Charged with sexual imposition, a first degree misdemeanor requiring registration as a sex offender, if convicted.  This Wadsworth criminal defense attorney took this case to jury trial, which resulted in a not guilty verdict. 

2014 State of Ohio v. R.H.: Massillon Municipal Court.  Charged with OVI in Canal Fulton (while charged as a first in six years, it was my client’s fifth lifetime OVI).  This Canal Fulton criminal defense attorney filed a motion to suppress, and the hearing on the motion exposed the weaknesses of the State’s case.  Prior to the motion to suppress, the offer was thirty days in jail and ninety days house arrest for the client.  This was not an unusual offer given the number of prior offenses.  This Massillon defense attorney got the sentence reduced to seven days jail and twenty-three days house arrest, allowing him to keep his job.

2015 State of Ohio v. C.P. Medina Municipal Court.  Client was charged with assault in Medina.  The State of Ohio alleged that the alleged victim sustained broken bones and other injuries as a result of the alleged assault.  This Medina criminal defense attorney uncovered destroyed evidence and tried the case to a jury, resulting in a not guilty verdict.

2016 State of Ohio v. J.S.:  Wadsworth Municipal Court.  Client was charged with OVI in Wadsworth.  Attorney Daniel Gigiano filed motions challenging the arrest and the automatic suspension of the client's driver's license.  Case dismissed and license suspension cancelled. 

2016 State of Ohio v. Z.H.:  Wayne County Municipal Court.  Client was charged with OVI in Wayne County.  Attorney Daniel Gigiano challenged the case.  Case dismissed and no driver's license suspension imposed.


Attorney Daniel Gigiano Case Highlights & Accomplishments
Domestic Relations Attorney and Family Law

2012 In re A.P.; Ninth District Court of Appeals: this Medina family law attorney appealed the trial court’s order granting permanent custody of client’s granddaughter in Medina to Medina County Department of Job and Family Services (children services); This appeals attorney worked tirelessly to persuade the Court of Appeals to overturn the Medina County Juvenile Court’s ruling.  The Court of Appeals reversed the trial court’s ruling, stating that a grandmother who had legal custody of the child has the same statutory rights as a biological parent when children services removes a child from her care in an abuse, neglect or dependency case.  

2012 In re D.C.: Wayne County Juvenile Court.  This Wayne County child custody attorney represented parents in Wayne County in a dependency and neglect case, where their four year old son had gotten out of the house and was found in the streets of Wayne County.  This Wayne County Attorney worked tirelessly for a dismissal.  Case dismissed.

2014  In re D.C.: Wayne County Municipal Court and Wayne County Juvenile Court.  This Doylestown criminal defense attorney represented parents in Doylestown prior to any charges, where their son had gotten out of the house.  Because there was a previous incident, the parents were not only facing a complaint in juvenile court, but were also facing criminal charges.  This Doylestown Attorney worked with the Doylestown police department and Wayne County Children Services Board to create a solution.  No neglect complaint or criminal charges filed.   

2015 In re M.P.:  Wayne County Juvenile Court.  This Wayne County child support attorney challenged the business expenses claimed by the father and accepted by Wayne County Child Support Enforcement Agency (CSEA).  Through the work of a private investigator and numerous certified public records, and other valuable evidence, Attorney Gigiano discredited father's claims, resulting in his income for child support purposes being tens of thousands of dollars higher, and client's monthly child support being nearly double the amount awarded by CSEA.
 
2016 L.G. v. L.G.: Medina County Domestic Relations Court.  In a divorce proceeding, the court awarded Attorney Gigiano's client spousal support of over $4,000 per month, giving the client the ability to maintain her marital lifestyle and her household.
 

Attorney Daniel Gigiano Case Highlights & Accomplishments

Personal Injury Case Highlights


  2004 A.S.: Client was in a motor vehicle accident resulting in broken bones in her wrist.  Recovered $69,500 settlement for $22,500 in medical bills.  

2009: R.K.: Client suffered a facial scar in motor vehicle accident.  Settled one week before trial for $50,000 for approximately $20,000 of medical bills.  

2014: Four clients were injured as a result of metal shavings in their food prepared by a local restaurant.  While injuries were minimal for three clients and some lingering injuries for one, total settlement of $18,000 was recovered for injuries only requiring emergency room visits and minimal follow up for one of the clients. 


Attorney Daniel Gigiano Case Highlights & Accomplishments

Personal and Business Bankruptcy


2006 In re J.T.: Northern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court, Akron Division; This Wadsworth bankruptcy attorney filed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy for a Wadsworth resident, along with a complaint to discharge student loans, which are usually not dischargeable.  After an evidentiary hearing, student loans discharged due to hardship.  

2009 In re R.S. & A.S.: Northern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court, Akron Division; This Lodi bankruptcy attorney filed Chapter 7 Bankruptcy for Lodi residents, with over one million dollars of debt arising from a once-successful business venture.  Successfully discharged the business debt, and retained the mortgages on the home.  This included successfully addressing a significant document review by the U.S. Trustee.  The discharge enabled R.S. & A.S. to get a fresh start and to pursue other business opportunities.

2010 In re F.C. and J.C.: Northern District of Ohio Bankruptcy Court, Akron Division; this Wadsworth bankruptcy lawyer filed Chapter 13 Bankruptcy to discharge significant business debt for these Wadsworth residents.  This Medina County bankruptcy attorney stripped and discharged a six-figure second mortgage that was used to finance the business.  The discharge was granted, giving clients a fresh start from crushing debt that threatened to burden them and their home for the remainder of their lives.  Only their first mortgage remains on their home.

 


Attorney Daniel Gigiano Case Highlights & Accomplishments

Civil Litigation


2011 U.N.B. v. T. S. : Stow Municipal Court.  My client had thousands of dollars held in escrow from a mortgage refinance because of a judgment and judgment lien.  The creditor was gone and could not be found.  The judgment was vacated and the client was able to have her funds released to her.  

2012 J.E. v. T.S.: Wadsworth Municipal Court.  Sued for money due in division of unmarried couple's property.  Case resulted in trial and judgment for my client for over $12,000.   

2013 C. v. M.G.: Wadsworth Municipal Court.  Purchaser of debt sued my client for alleged past-due credit card debt.  Purchaser was unable to prove existence of debt.  Case dismissed.