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1900 Polaris Pkwy #450-037
Columbus, Ohio 43240

Bryan Hawkins - Lawyer For Criminal Defense and DUI / OVI Defense In Central Ohio

Bryan Hawkins is a lawyer with the Dominy Law Firm in Columbus, Ohio. He represents clients with all types of criminal cases: criminal offenses, DUI / OVI offenses, serious vehicular crimes, and traffic violations. This website page gives more information about the background of Bryan Hawkins.

Formal Education

Bryan Hawkins grew up in central Ohio and attended Dublin Schools. After graduating from high school in Cincinnati, Mr. Hawkins returned to central Ohio to attend The Ohio State University. There, he studied history and graduated from O.S.U. with a Bachelor of Arts degree. While attending Ohio State, Mr. Hawkins grew increasingly interested in the law and decided to attend law school. Mr. Hawkins graduated Cum Laude from Capital University Law School in 2011 and was admitted to the Ohio Bar that same year.

Professional Experience

During law school, Bryan Hawkins worked as a law clerk in the Common Pleas division of the Franklin County Public Defender Office. In that capacity, he assisted attorneys in the defense of clients charged with felony crimes. During his time as a law clerk, Mr. Hawkins decided to dedicate his career to the practice of criminal defense.

Shortly after being sworn-in, Bryan Hawkins was hired as an attorney in the Municipal Unit of the Franklin Public Defender Office. Over the next seven years, Mr. Hawkins represented thousands of clients in cases which included minor traffic violations, DUI / OVI offenses, and serious vehicular crimes. He also handled a wide range of criminal offenses, including shoplifting, assault, domestic violence, drug offenses, sex crimes, theft, and underage alcohol consumption.

Continuing Education

Mr. Hawkins understands the value of continually increasing his expertise in criminal defense. Accordingly, he has consistently attended continuing education courses in the areas of criminal law, DUI / OVI, and traffic crimes.

Professional Organizations

Bryan Hawkins is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. For the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Mr. Hawkins participates on the Publications Committee and the OVI Seminar Committee. He is also a member of the Ohio Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, and the Delaware County Bar Association.

Practice Areas

For his entire career, Bryan Hawkins has practiced criminal defense. After nearly seven years in the Public Defender office, Mr. Hawkins was hired to work with the Dominy Law Firm. He continues to practice exclusively in the area of criminal defense. He uses his experience, skill and expertise to help clients achieve the best possible outcome in every case.

Geographic Areas

Bryan Hawkins and the Dominy Law Firm represent clients in Columbus, Ohio and the central Ohio area. Mr. Hawkins practices in courts throughout central Ohio, including the following counties: Franklin County, Delaware County, Union County, Pickaway County, Morrow County, Marion County, Madison County, Licking County, Knox County, and Fairfield County. Mr. Hawkins represents clients in Mayor’s Courts, Municipal Courts and Common Pleas Courts throughout central Ohio.


Bryan Hawkins and the Dominy Law Firm believe it is important for you to educate yourself about your situation before you go to court and even before you hire a criminal defense lawyer. This website contains dozens of pages which will help you educate yourself. After learning more about your circumstances, you will also want to research attorneys. For more information about the Dominy Law Firm, please visit this site’s About Us page. You can also see client reviews and case results on other pages of this site. If you would like to arrange for a free phone consultation with the Dominy Law Firm, please submit a CONTACT FORM or call the firm at 614-717-1177.

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