Awards And Professional Associations

U.S. News & World Report-Best Law Firms
U.S. News & World Report-Best Law Firms. The Dominy Law Firm is one of only four law firms in Ohio named by U.S. News & World Report as a "Tier 1 Best Law Firm" for DUI/OVI Defense and also named as a "Best Law Firm" for General Criminal Defense. The U.S. News "Best Law Firms" rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations and peer review from leading attorneys.

Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers®. Shawn Dominy is named in the Super Lawyers® list of the top 5% of attorneys in the state of Ohio. He was also named by Super Lawyers® as one of top 50 lawyers in the city of Columbus, Ohio: a city with over 8,000 lawyers.

Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 In Ohio. Bryan Hawkins was selected as one of the top 10 Ohio criminal defense attorneys under 40 by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDA). Fewer than 1% of attorneys in each state are selected to that list.

Columbus CEO
Columbus CEO Top Lawyers. Both Shawn Dominy and Bryan Hawkins are named as 'Top Lawyers' in the area of DUI defense in the Columbus CEO magazine list of the top lawyers in Columbus, Ohio.  That list includes about 10% of the lawyers in Columbus.
Best Lawyers - Shawn Dominy
Best Lawyers in America®. Shawn Dominy is one of only two lawyers in the state of Ohio chosen as one of the Best Lawyers In America® for both DUI Defense and Criminal Defense.  Those lawyers, the top 5% of lawyers in the nation, are selected using a process which is entirely peer review.  Shawn Dominy is also the recipient of the Best Lawyers in America® 'Lawyer of the Year' award for DUI/OVI defense.

Better Business Bureau A+ Rating
Better Business Bureau A+ Rating. The Dominy Law Firm is accredited by the Central Ohio BBB and has an A+ rating.  The BBB advances marketplace trust by rating businesses and providing accreditation to businesses which meet its high standards.

Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent® Rating. Shawn Dominy was awarded the highest possible rating, AV-Preeminent®, from the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory. These ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary.

Avvo Rating 10.0
Avvo Rating 10.0. Both Bryan Hawkins and Shawn Dominy are rated a 10.0 on Avvo’s ratings scale of 1.0 to 10.0.  Avvo provides detailed profiles for over 95% of the practicing lawyers in the United States, and those profiles include a rating from 1.0 to 10.0. 

Avvo Clients’ Choice Award
Avvo Clients’ Choice Award. Bryan Hawkins and Shawn Dominy are both recipients of Avvo’s Clients’ Choice Award. The award is based on reviews provided by clients. Both Bryan Hawkins and Shawn Dominy have a review average which is five stars out of five stars.

National College for DUI Defense (NCDD). Shawn Dominy and Bryan Hawkins are members of NCDD. Shawn Dominy is Ohio's state delegate and Ohio's only recipient of the the organization's annual Leadership Award.  The mission of the NCDD is to provide the finest advanced-level training available to DUI defense lawyers, including the the signature DUI trial skills program held at the Harvard Law School.

DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA). Bryan Hawkins is a member of the national DUIDLA, and Shawn Dominy is a founding member. The DUIDLA was formed in 2014 to protect and ensure by rule of law those individual rights guaranteed by the state and Federal Constitutions in DUI-related cases.

Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL). Shawn Dominy is the Past President and serves on the Board of Directors. Bryan Hawkins serves on the Board of Directors and is a member of the Publications Committee and the DUI/OVI Seminar Committee.  The OACDL is a statewide organization of approximately 700 lawyers committed to defending the rights of persons accused of committing criminal offenses.

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). Bryan Hawkins and Shawn Dominy are both members of the NACDL.  The NACDL is a nationwide organization with a mission of ensuring justice and due process for persons accused of a crime.

"Shawn is a wonderful person and an elite attorney. Being represented by him gives you complete peace of mind knowing you are in good hands, with..." M.A.
"Shawn Dominy quickly displayed his expertise in defending OVI cases at a level that made me immediately comfortable in my decision to..." K.G.
"I was looking at a Physical control OVI charge. License suspension, 3 day class, all that. Shawn got it reduced to persistent disorderly conduct. I paid a fine, saw..." Y.E.