Awards And Professional Associations

National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) Shawn Dominy is Ohio's state delegate to the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), and Bryan Hawkins is a member of NCDD. The mission of the NCDD is to provide the finest advanced-level training available to DUI defense lawyers. NCDD offers annual seminars, including the ‘summer session’: the signature DUI trial skills program held at the Harvard Law School. Shawn Dominy completed the summer session three times.

DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA). Shawn Dominy is one of ten founding members in Ohio for the national DUIDLA. 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.

Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers®. Shawn Dominy was 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. Shawn Dominy is one of only four lawyers in Columbus, Ohio listed in Super Lawyers® for the area of DUI/OVI defense.

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.

Best Lawyers - Shawn Dominy
Best Lawyers. Shawn Dominy was selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America. Those lawyers are selected using a process which is entirely peer review. Shawn Dominy is one of only six lawyers in the state of Ohio chosen as one of the Best Lawyers In America for both practice areas of DUI Defense and Criminal Defense.

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.

Better Business Bureau A+ Rating
Better Business Bureau A+ Rating. The Dominy Law Firm has an A+ rating with the central Ohio BBB.  The mission of the BBB is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust. Accordingly, the BBB rates businesses and provides accreditation to businesses which meet its high standards.

Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL). Shawn Dominy and Bryan Hawkins are members of the OACDL, a statewide organization of approximately 700 lawyers committed to defending the rights secured by law of persons accused of the commission of a criminal offense. Shawn Dominy is the Past President and serves on the Board of Directors. Bryan Hawkins is on the Board of Directors and serves on the Publications Committee and the DUI/OVI Seminar Committee.

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

Columbus CEO Top Lawyers. Columbus CEO compiles a listing of the top lawyers in Columbus by practice area, and that list includes about 10% of the lawyers in Columbus. The Dominy Law Firm is named as 'Top Lawyers' in the area of DUI defense for Columbus, Ohio.

"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.