About Brian Taubman

From an early age, Brian Taubman knew he wanted to help people. That belief crystalized during his childhood as he sat at the dinner table listening to his father, Bruce Taubman, speaking about the practice of law. Brian learned, and listened, to how his father’s daily endeavors changed people’s lives for the better. Brian realized he wanted to be an attorney, to help people, and to make a difference — much as his father had. Brian graduated from Shaker Heights School before matriculating his way to, and graduating from, Kenyon College. He later received his law degree from Capital University Law School.

With more than 12 years of experience in both criminal and civil law, Brian has worked tirelessly to earn the respect of his peers, clients, and community. Brian’s experience encompassed cases presented in municipal, juvenile, common pleas, and appellate courts. He began developing that experience early; at Capital Law School, he worked a year in legal aid and volunteered at Whitehall as a prosecutor.

In his present position at Taubman Law and Cuyahoga Criminal Defense, Brian has been involved in the resolution of hundreds of cases. The extensive trial court experience has given him insight and expertise into learning how trial courts work, and where they can fail. That background has also provided him with a broad and comprehensive understanding of Ohio law in general — the rules of evidence, the rules of civil and criminal procedure, and Ohio’s complicated sentencing law.

Brian is the only current candidate who has previously run for judge in Lakewood, and is the only candidate who actively represents and helps the people of our community.

Get to know Brian

Brian met his wife, Mary, in Lakewood, and still has fond memories of their first date more than six years ago at Forage Public House. They love spending time with their two dogs at several of the Cleveland Metroparks and the Lakewood Dog Park. Brian and Mary are looking forward to their welcoming their first child on the same day of the primary, September 14th. Brian also enjoys eating at local restaurants and attending live concerts throughout the Greater Cleveland area. He spends most of his free time with family and friends. If you spot Brian around town, say hi, snap a photo, or start up a conversation.


Capital University Law School
Juris Doctorate
2005 – 2008
Admitted to Ohio State Bar in 2008

Kenyon College
Bachelor of arts, History
2001 – 2005

Shaker Heights High School

Volunteer activities

Brian likes to volunteer his time to activities that support the law, education, and animal welfare. Here are a few of the organizations he supports and at which he volunteers:

  • Lakewood animal shelter
  • Lakewood Democratic Club
  • The Movember Foundation
  • Kenyon College (peer mentor)
  • Cuyahoga County Executive Committee Member
  • Lakewood 3G Democratic Ward Leader
  • National MS Foundation

He’s also a member of the West Shore Bar Association.