Attorney Profile - Shawn R. Dominy

Columbus  DUI / OVI Defense Attorney & Criminal Defense Lawyer

I am Shawn R. Dominy, Attorney at Law. The Dominy Law Firm is in Columbus, Ohio, and I help clients charged with DUI / OVI, vehicular homicide / vehicular assault, and criminal offenses in Columbus and the central Ohio area. This page of the website is designed to give you more background information about me.

Formal Education

I grew up in central Ohio and attended Olentangy Schools. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993 from The Ohio State University, where I studied criminology and political science. I graduated from The O.S.U. Moritz College of Law in 1997 and scored in the top five percent on Ohio's bar exam.

Continuing Education 

I regularly participate in national continuing education seminars on the topics of DUI/OVI and criminal law, and I frequently speak at seminars where I teach other Ohio attorneys about DUI/OVI. I have undergone training in field sobriety testing (the same training law enforcement officers undergo from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration), breath alcohol testing (for the Datamaster and Intoxilyzer breath-testing machines), and blood/urine testing (gas chromatograph operation). In addition, I twice completed the course at Harvard Law School from the National College for DUI Defense. I continuously seek additional training to improve my effectiveness as a lawyer.  For details about my training and experience specific to Ohio DUI / OVI cases, see the certifications page.


During law school, I worked for a Columbus attorney with a practice focused on criminal defense and DUI/OVI defense. After graduating from law school in 1997, I formed a partnership with that attorney. In 1999, I established my own firm, focusing on DUI/OVI defense and criminal defense. I have represented thousands of clients charged with DUI/OVI and criminal offenses. My cases have ranged from speeding tickets to murder indictments, and everything in between. I have taken dozens of cases through suppression hearings and jury trials in Columbus and in courts throughout central Ohio, and I have obtained a lot of favorable results, as you can see on the 'Recent Case Results' page.  I have also represented clients in Ohio appellate Courts and the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Professional Organizations

I am a member of the National College for DUI Defense, the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, the National Advocacy For DUI Defense, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (DUI/OVI Committee), and the National Trial Lawyers.  I am also a member of the Ohio Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association (former chair of the Criminal Law Committee), and the Delaware Bar Association.  In addition, I am a member of the Central Ohio Better Business Bureau (A+ rating) and the Powell Area Chamber Of Commerce.

Areas of law

My practice is focused on representing clients charged with DUI/OVI, Vehicular Homicide/Vehicular Assault, and criminal offenses. I do not practice other areas of law and handle an occasional DUI / OVI or criminal case:  this is all I do, and I enjoy my work.

Geographic areas

From my law office in Columbus, Ohio, I practice DUI/OVI defense in courts throughout central Ohio, including the following counties: Franklin County, Delaware County, Fairfield County, Knox County, Madison County, Marion County, Morrow County, Pickaway County, and Union County.  I practice in Municipal Courts, Common Pleas Courts, and Mayor's Courts.


If you would like more information about my practice, please see the firm overview.  You can also see what clients say and review my past case results.  If you would like to talk with me about your DUI/OVI case, please EMAIL ME or call me at 614-717-1177 to arrange an initial phone consultation at no cost.


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Columbus, OH

Phone: (614) 717-1177
Fax: (614) 717-1188