Shawn R. Dominy


A Proven Record of Favorable Results and Satisfied Clients
You Have Questions

If you were charged with a criminal offense or a DUI/OVI offense in Columbus, Ohio or the central Ohio area, you are probably concerned about the impact this is going to have on your life. You want to learn more about your situation, but most attorney websites are focused on selling you the lawyers’ services. What you need now is information: before you can make decisions, you need answers to your questions.

This Site Has Answers

This website provides valuable information about Ohio DUI/OVI issues and criminal law topics. After you learn more about your situation, you will be in a good position to make educated decisions about how to handle your case, whether to hire a lawyer, and how to choose a good Columbus DUI attorney. If you are charged with DUI/OVI in Columbus or central Ohio, another good source of information is the book: ‘I Was Charged With DUI/OVI – Now What?!’ That short guide can be downloaded from this website. Before you hire a lawyer, educate yourself about your situation.

Hiring a Lawyer

After you educate yourself about your situation, you may decide representation is necessary. If so, you need to determine what lawyer to hire. The lawyer you hire may be the single most important decision you make about your case. There are many factors to consider when choosing an attorney. Some of the most significant traits to look for in a lawyer include: focus, expertise, experience, industry recognition, results of past cases, customer service, and client satisfaction.

Experience and Expertise

I practice only DUI/OVI defense and criminal defense , and I have focused on these areas since the beginning of my career in 1997. I have undergone extensive training specific to DUI/OVI cases. That training includes courses in DUI detection, field sobriety testing, breath alcohol testing, and forensic gas chromatography for testing blood and urine. Regarding industry recognition: I am one of few attorneys on the SuperLawyers® list for DUI/OVI defense in Columbus, Ohio. I have an AV-Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell, I am rated a 10.0 on Avvo, and I was named a ‘Top Lawyer’ for DUI defense by Columbus CEO Magazine. For more information about me, please see the Attorney Profile page.

Personal Service

I take on a limited number of cases, typically one per week. By limiting my caseload, I can work each case thoroughly and provide the level of representation and service I would want as a client. I am here to help, so hopefully you can stop worrying. The result of limiting my caseload and focusing my practice on a narrow area of law is a track record of favorable results and satisfied clients.

Favorable Results

Results matter. An attorney’s expertise and experience are only valuable if they lead to favorable results for clients. If you are considering hiring me or any other Columbus DUI lawyer, one of the most important criteria to consider is the outcomes of cases similar to yours handled by that attorney. On this site, there are pages of real results from cases I’ve handled. The case results include the circumstances surrounding each case so you can find cases similar to yours. The outcomes of cases similar to yours are available on the Case Results page.

Satisfied Clients

More important than what an attorney says about himself or herself is what clients say. With the assistance of the internet, we can now read reviews of nearly every product and service. Deciding which lawyer to hire is an important decision, so you’ll want to see reviews from previous clients. On this site, there are pages of real reviews from real people I represented for criminal offenses and DUI/OVI charges in Columbus and central Ohio. To see what clients say about my representation, please see the Client Reviews page.

Flat Fees

Not all lawyers are the same: there are varying levels of knowledge, focus and service. Accordingly, there is a wide range of fees among lawyers who handle criminal cases and OVI/DUI cases in Columbus and central Ohio. Based on my experience, expertise and limited caseload, my fees are at the high end of that range. I charge flat fees, so it is clear from the beginning exactly how much my representation will cost. Fees may be paid by credit/debit card, check, and cash, and financing is available for qualified applicants. For more information about my practice, please see this site’s Firm Overview page.

I Can Help

As a Columbus DUI lawyer, I have helped hundreds of clients in situations like yours obtain favorable results for criminal cases and DUI/OVI cases in Columbus and central Ohio. To find out how I can help with your situation, call my office at 614-717-1177 or complete a contact form to arrange a free consultation with me.


Before you speak to any lawyer, including me, the best thing you can do is educate yourself about your situation and about attorneys. Not every client or situation is the same, and not every attorney is the same.

This site has information that will help you learn about DUI / OVI cases and criminal cases in Columbus and Central Ohio. It also has information about my practice.

Reading through the information on this website will help you make informed decisions.

I Was Charged With DUI/OVI
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This book is available for sale in online bookstores, and you can download the e-book for free here.

"I'm so appreciative of his promptness and professionalism to make a very scary situation better for me and my family..."

Sasha, February, 2016 Read More

"Very attentive, precise and informative towards all actions on me and my case. I can not thank him enough for getting the OVI charge reduced..."

Kelly, December, 2015 Read More

"Shawn has a very extensive knowledge of the law. He was able to look over my case and see the facts that..."

Chuck, July, 2015 Read More
Recent Case Results
  • Third DUI/OVI Reduced To Lesser DUI/OVI A bar employee called the police and reported that my client was
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