Client Reviews - The Dominy Law Firm
- DISCLAIMER: These are actual reviews written by real clients represented by the Dominy Law Firm in criminal cases and drunk driving cases in Columbus, Ohio and the central Ohio area. However, the results achieved in past cases is not necessarily indicative of the results that may be achieved in your case because the facts of every case are unique.
Polite And Non-Judgmental
I was so pleased wit the service I received. Everyone was polite and non-judgmental. This was a first offense and extremely scary, and I was reassured and grateful.
-Elizabeth, November, 2020
Bryan was a excellent Lawyer he was very well prepared. Kept me informed I would strongly recommend him if you have been stopped for driving impaired.
-Richard, November, 2020
You're In Good Hands!
Bryan was extremely diligent in keeping me up-to-date on everything happening with my court case. He knew what to expect from both the assigned Judge and prosecutor on my case. He was able to recommend that I complete certain activities, such as the driver intervention program, prior to further hearings so that I could tackle that hurdle before being sentenced to complete the program. Bryan makes you feel like you're in good hands! i would recommend him for any OMVI situation.
-Anonymous, October, 2020
The Best Experience
I truly had the best experience this past month with Bryan as my lawyer. I thought my life was over when I was charged with physical control with no prior record. I didn’t know what to expect and hiring a lawyer was something i’ve never had to do. Bryan worked so hard to keep in touch, answer all of my questions and let me know what to expect at both of my court dates. He walked me through the best and worst possible outcomes and of course, the best possible outcome happened! A physical control turned into a reckless operation which is what I wanted, no alcohol related offenses on my record!! I am so happy and would recommend Bryan to anyone in my position, he truly cares about his clients.
Absolutely The Best Attorney I've Ever Worked With!
I've battled mental health issues my entire life and have gotten in more than my fair share of grief over the years and turned to Mr. Hawkins after my 7th petty theft offense with one previous felony theft. I was certain the court would throw the book at me but Mr. Hawkins, while making no promises, was extremely reassuring and helped me immensely. He helped to bring my case before the best judge possible, worked with the prosecutors, the judge, and was able to bring about a resolution that placed me placed on just one year of probation, with no same or similar offense, and fines waived. Unbelievable skill. Throughout, Bryan was easily accessible and always took my calls and patiently answered my questions, unlike previous attorneys I had retained who, once they received their retainer, refused to take my calls or return my messages. There is not a better attorney in the City of Columbus and the surrounding areas. I assure you.
-Rob, September, 2020
Bryan did a great job handling my case for almost a year and during this COVID time.
-Tyler, September, 2020
Everything was explained from the beginning and I got the result I expected.
-Edward, July, 2020
Kindness, Understanding & Professionalism
I was referred to Bryan and I am grateful I was. He was easy to get ahold of, replied quickly and was extremely efficient. Living in the most stressful time in my life so far, I was late to meeting Doctors and other Care Takers at the hospital where my newborn was “living” in the NICU. I swiped a parked car and with only one thing on my mind I ran inside to meet with the hospital staff before (as I regret) attempting to find the driver. I had full intentions on finding the driver once I had the chance. Before I could, the driver and the car left the hospital parking lot. I was charged with a Hit & Run. Bryan was able to help me achieve a lower plea of a Reckless Operation, saving me a suspended license (& even possible jail time). He truly was a saving grace during this trying time. His kindness, understanding and professionalism is worth every penny and then some. Bryan, thank you!
-Sara, July, 2020
Amazing Lawyer With Great Dedication
Choosing Mr. Dominy to represent me for my OVI case was the best decision I could of made. He was dedicated to my case and worked very hard to do the best he could for me. Throughout the entire process I felt reassured and confident in him. He is extremely personable and kind and I will be forever grateful.
-Anonymous, June, 2020
Excellent Guide Through a Difficult Situation
I had an excellent experience working with Shawn Dominy. I would not have wanted to try to navigate the legal system on my own, and he was the perfect person to walk me through the process. He is outstanding at what he does, very experienced and knowledgeable. He made me feel at ease throughout the entire process, helping me to make the necessary decisions, and offering insight that only a person with his experience and expertise could offer. He was ultimately able to get my charge reduced, and I felt with him that I really had someone in my corner, fighting for me.
-Emily, June, 2020
Shawn did an excellent job representing me in my OVI case. Shawn and Windy were extremely informative and prompt in their communication. Ultimately I plead guilty because the penalties allowed me to miss the least amount of work. Shawn was able to get me "very permissive" driving privileges per the judge. Of note, Shawn was confident that we could have beat the case in a trial, but going that route would have resulted in more missed work and a longer automatic license suspension because I refused the breathalyzer test. I would highly recommend Shawn!!
-M.T., June, 2020
Totally Lived Up to the Reputation
Shawn handled my case with great care and completeness. I specifically liked his calmness and composure throughout the case. He was able to get my charge reduced on a difficult case. During the case tenure , whoever I met or inquired had great things to say about Shawn. He totally lived up to the reputation.
-Abhishek, June, 2020
Extremely Professional, Knowledgeable, Respected
I made a big mistake. Bryan couldn't fix that, but he was able to make the charges that carried the stiffest penalty go away. I'm grateful. If you face an OVI charge, I highly recommend Bryan.
-Anonymous Client, June, 2020
Exceptional Lawyer, HIGHLY Recommend
I was faced with a 2nd OVI charge with a breathalyzer refusal. Because i refused I was looking at 20 days in jail, yellow license plates, and an interlock device. Lets just say the prosecution would have had the cards stacked against me if they had a chance to review the evidence. I was utterly shocked when Bryan told me I had the option to accept a plea deal to a stipulated first offense! No jail time or yellow license plates, 1 year suspension. If you’re charged with a DUI, you need to hire a lawyer who specializes almost entirely in this area of the law. Hire Bryan.
Extremely Responsive And Informative
Bryan was extremely responsive and informative to my questions and requests. I didn't know how I would proceed through the court hearing. Bryan was supportive and encouraging but also realistic about the outcome. I appreciated his honesty. During the court hearing, I thought Bryan was professional and represented me the best possible way. In a way, this unfortunate situation saved my life and possibly others. Thank you.
Awesome To Work With
Shawn was awesome to work with. He was actively engaged from start to finish for the entire case. Shawn went above and beyond what I expected and he was able to get me the best possible deal that I didn't think was possible given the circumstances. I would absolutely recommend Shawn's legal services to everyone.
-Anonymous, January, 2020
Your Own Personal Advocate
To say that Mr. Dominy goes above and beyond is an understatement! Mr. Dominy makes you feel at ease and his level of professionalism is superb. There was not a moment when I didn’t know what was going on with my case. Shawn and Windy stayed in touch with me throughout my case. I couldn’t ask for a better attorney to represent me in this unfortunate situation. He is truly a breath of fresh air and has motivated me to make some serious changes in my life and for that I will be forever grateful!!
Excellent Service From Bryan Hawkins
I could not have said it any better when the Judge publicly stated in court, "your attorney, Mr. Hawkins, has been working very hard for you." The results of my case exceeded my expectations and I would encourage everyone who is considering an attorney in a central Ohio County Municipal Court to talk with Bryan.
-Anonymous, November, 2019
Professional & Transparent
Mr. Dominy was very transparent on all the issues I was facing, keeping me in the know on the process of court, proceedings and possible outcomes. I feel as though I received a best outcome.
Diligent And Personable
When I was charged with OVI in Morrow County I spent countless hours shopping around for an attorney. I made the decision to hire Bryan because he was one of the few attorneys to be generous with his time and give me his full attention during our initial consultation. Throughout the four month duration of my case Bryan was very accessible, promptly addressing my questions and concerns as they arose. He was sympathetic to the stress I was under but realistic about the potential outcomes of my case. Bryan took the time to get to know me as a client and understood the importance of me having a driver's license for my job. He was able to have an administrative license suspension temporarily lifted so I was able to drive myself to and from work while my case was pending. In addition to being personable and genuine Bryan a very experienced and formidable attorney when it comes to OVI law. By closely examining the small details of the traffic stop that led to my arrest he was able to present an argument to the prosecution which ultimately resulted in a plea deal to have my OVI dropped down to a lesser charge. In my specific case, this was a very favorable outcome. I doubt whether a different attorney could have achieved such a positive outcome. I would strongly recommend Bryan Hawkins to anyone facing a similar situation.
-Anonymous Client, October, 2019
Wonderful Person, Even Better Lawyer
From the first few minutes of our phone call, I knew I wanted to hire Bryan. He explained everything fully, in terms I could understand and made me feel at ease about the situation. He worked diligently and effectively to get the best possible outcome for my case, provided constant communication, and best of all I felt comfortable with him handing my case. All in all, I’m thankful I was able to find him as my lawyer and I appreciate his hard work for me during my case.
-Anonymous Client, October, 2019
Great Person And Lawyer!
After receiving an OVI, I contacted Dominy Law firm and began to discuss my case with Bryan, he was extremely knowledgeable and professional the entire time and made me feel at ease with everything going on. He was able to get my OVI changed to a lesser charge and another charge dismissed. From what I was looking at to the disposition of the case, I was extremely pleased and very grateful for his expertise. 10/10 would recommend to anybody facing any OVI case.
-Sean, September, 2019
Dominy Wrote The Book On OVI!
I found Shawn Dominy online in a moment of sheer terror. I had found myself in a situation where I was unfamiliar, terrified, and not sure what to do next. In those life moments, I am someone who seeks knowledge and to be informed. I had never even had a speeding ticket in 34 years of driving! If you find yourself in this situation, download his guide: what-you-need-to-know-about-dui-ovi-in-ohio-book. Shawn's guide, his experience, his counsel, and his professionalism was crucial to my navigating this crisis. I literally do not know what I would have done without his representation. I highly recommend him - you will not be sorry!
Thank you, Shawn!!
-Melissa, August, 2019
Mr. Dominy is a lawyer that I recommend highly. His attention to detail, professionalism, & communication really helped put my mind at ease through an incredibly tough ordeal. Something that cannot not be understated is his kindness & understanding. At no point did I feel as though he had judged me on any level. He is both a great lawyer & a good man.
Business Done Right
Mr. Dominy provided excellent legal representation and was able to negotiate a plea deal that was better than I expected. He is very knowledgable about this area of law and took the time to explain the muddied processes of the legal system and what to expect from start to finish. Mr. Dominy was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend anyone seeking legal help for an OVI charge to give him a call.
Your Firm As A Whole Is Amazing
Bryan is a very likeable and knowledgeable guy. He more than surpassed my expectations. Your firm as a whole is amazing. Continue the great work!
-J.S., July, 2019
Very Knowledgeable, Very Efficient, And Very Fair!
I contacted Bryan's law firm, (Dominy Law Firm, LLC) 3 days before my OVI court date, 2 of them being the weekend. Everyone at Dominy is great to work with. I cannot say enough about Bryan's service, knowledge, and professionalism. He made me feel very confident about his ability to get the best outcome possible, and he did exactly that. For my case, he was able to obtain a plea deal from the prosecution at the arraignment that completely dismissed my OVI! I walked away with a 4 point charge and a $50 fine. Bryan even offered to charge me less than the original agreed upon fee. He is an amazing attorney, I would hire him for any case!
-Jake, July, 2019
He Is Very Good At His Job
Mr. Dominy helped get my case knocked down and 2 out of 3 charges completely dropped. He is a very nice guy. He is very good at his job. I would recommend hiring Mr. Dominy.
-Jeremiah, July, 2019
Very Well Known Throughout The Courts
After getting an OVI with a high breath test, I quickly reached out and contacted the Dominy law firm. I had never had a run in with the law and was very intimidated by what had happened that night and didn’t know how to take it. Bryan contacted me within a very short amount of time. Through the entire process he was not only very knowledgeable but also professional and easy to work. He is very well known throughout the Franklin County Courts. Between himself and paralegal Windy, they kept in touch throughout the whole process through email and phone. During a very stressful situation, he never allowed me to have false hope and showed me the reality of the situation I got myself into. He was also able to keep me at ease and updated on the situation. Every step of the way he explained everything in depth and ensured that I understood what was happening and that there were no questions. I was very fortunate to have his expertise on my charges, which he ultimately had my high test dismissed and my OVI reduced to a physical control. This allowed me to not only avoid points on my license but also gave me full driving priveledges back immediately. With my job, and the need for driving this was something that I was very fortunate to end up with. He was a very great individual to work with and definitely made this process as easy as it could be. I’m very glad that I reached out to him that morning. I don’t plan on needing his services again but if I do, or anyone else would need him, he would definitely be who I would reach out to.
-Anonymous, June, 2019
Great To Work With
Bryan was great to work with! I will not hesitate to refer a friend if needed. Thank you!
M.W., April, 2019
I Will Only Use Your Law Firm
Bryan did a great job. I hope I never need his service again. However, if I do, I will only use your law firm.
-T.C., April, 2019
It was great to have Bryan and the Dominy law firm on my side during this process. Bryan was very helpful in making sure I had all the information I needed to get through this process as painlessly as could be expected. He was able to have my penalties reduced significantly and was great to work with. I highly recommend his services.
-Anonymous, April, 2019
OVI Third Offense
I was looking at a third OVI offense with refusal, as well as a speeding ticket, failure to signal and illegal lane change. This would have resulted in a minimum of 60 days in jail, forfeiture of my vehicle and no doubt, loss of employment. After quite a bit of research, I hired Mr. Dominy to represent me. Both Mr. Dominy and his paralegal Windy were both professional, courteous and prompt to answer any and all questions I had. Mr. Dominy was flexible with phone consultations and was even willing to call later than his normal business hours. Mr. Dominy is very knowledgeable and detail oriented. If there are any mistakes made by the arresting officer, he will find them. Mr. Dominy was able to get my charge reduced to a stipulated second offense with all other charges dismissed, no vehicle forfeiture, 2 year driving suspension with work privileges and only 10 days in a “private jail”. Without Mr. Dominy, I doubt any of that would be possible. I highly recommend Mr. Dominy for anyone who is in the situation I was in.
-Shawn, March, 2019
Would Hire Again!
My brother and I hired Brian through Dominy Law Firm to represent our other brother after he was charged with his third DUI within 10 years. We were extremely surprised and thankful with the favorable outcome of the case given the situation and owe Brian a great deal for making that possible. Specifically, the following three things about Brian set him apart from many others that we feel make him very successful:
- Brian has strong relationships throughout the Franklin County legal
- Brian has great expertise and experience working on DUI cases.
- Brian’s professionalism.
We appreciated Brian’s way of managing our expectations by continuously providing updates and presenting realistic outcomes given all components of the case. He was able to effectively communicate the options that were on the table and provided great counsel on each given his experience with others in similar situations. Not only would we hire Brian again, we would recommend him to our family, friends, and others that may be in this unfortunate situation.
-Anonymous, February, 2019
100% Recommend Shawn
My case was really difficult because I did the breath test and there was nothing wrong with it. The prosecutor was a really pain in the butt, and didn't want to make a plea deal at all. By the end of the case, my OVI charges were dropped and I had just a marked lanes violation which is basically the same as a speeding ticket. Shawn really knows what he's talking about. I'm so glad I chose him. Definitely wouldn't bother looking else where. Hire him.
-R.P., February, 2019
I recently went through a tough time in life and got into some trouble with the law. I connected with Bryan through the Dominy Law Firm. Bryan was extremely knowledgeable about the DUI laws in Ohio, and extremely easy to stay connected to. Which was huge for me while navigating the legal system. I was given the best outcome for my case! Thank you Bryan!
-Jodi B., January, 2019
Bryan Hawkins was a great lawyer throughout a stressful time. Got my case dismissed and was always available to talk and communicate about the case. Definitely recommended!
-Anonymous, January, 2019
Got The OVI Charge Dropped
During a very stressful time with my son related to an OVI (+ host of other charges), Shawn was able to provide a level of calmness during the entire process. His review of evidence was thorough and provided additional details that I missed when reviewing. He didn’t over promise anything and was very objective in interpreting the evidence and providing feedback to my wife and me. Shawn ultimately got the OVI charge dropped. He was well prepared and his top team kept us informed at all times.
-Client's Father, November, 2018
He Would Be My First Call
Shawn was great throughout the entire process. I enjoyed his calm demeanor and ability to thoroughly explain things. If I ever needed a lawyer again, he would be my first call.
-B.R., September, 2018
Bryan Is Superb!
I hired Bryan for my OMVI case and he did a superb job in representing me. He took all the time I needed to explain my case to me. He worked with the prosecutor to get my charges reduced and a favorable outcome was achieved. I hope never to need him again, but would not hesitate for a moment if I did.
-Al, September, 2018
Excellent Lawyer And Staff, Highly Recommend!
From the first call to the final disposition in my case, the Dominy Law Firm was truly amazing. Shawn listened intently, explained the process, what to expect, possible outcomes, etc... like a true professional. I was facing some possible hard sanctions as a result of a 3rd OVI and Shawn made me feel at ease with the entire process. He worked relentlessly with the prosecutor and was able to negotiate a plea bargain that truly resulted in the most positive outcome I could expect from the situation.
Shawn and his staff, most notably Windy, kept me informed on all aspects of the case and expectations every step of the way. I highly recommend Shawn Dominy as your go-to lawyer for any OVI-related offense.
-Gary, August, 2018
Great OVI Attorney
Excellent, knowledgeable. Consulted Bryan on a legal matter. He gave me great advice. I highly recommend him.
-Anoymous, August, 2018
Exceptional Legal Representation
Had I not hired Shawn Dominy to represent me, my legal fate would have been severe. I wholly endorse his representation to any one faced with a DUI or OVI. Be assured, that without his help, going into court would be the equivalent of diving into shark infested waters without protection. Mr. Dominy is bright, personable, and a credit to his profession. He takes his practice seriously and he places his clients interests above all.
-David, July, 2018
Strong Attention To Detail & Profound Knowledge Of The Law, OVI-Related Charges & The Legal Process
Shawn recently represented me for a case which resulted in an arrest for OVI, open container & a traffic signal indication and my license was revoked immediately. I cooperated at the scene for all 3 field sobriety tests. Later, I refused the breathalyzer test at the station. Having had a few drinks earlier, I personally felt that I didn’t want to potentially arm the prosecution with any additional recorded evidence to use against me.
Shawn Dominy was highly recommended from a lawyer friend as being “The Best” in his field. Therefore, I didn’t waste time talking to other lawyers or price shopping, but instead retained Shawn pretty quickly. He called me back within a half hour of my initial inquiry, which caught me off-gaurd, as I didn’t expect that. From the start, I was impressed by his knowledge of the law, his attention to detail, his thoroughness in examining the details of the case & his regular consistent communication (through emails, phone calls & in person) in terms that I could understand. He calmed my worries a bit because he was not intimidating when I asked questions or needed further clarification. He always called within minutes of our scheduled conference calls.
Mr Dominy was very quick to file any & all potential paperwork, above and beyond what he “might” need as the case unfolded. He also made sure I was kept up to date on the status of what was happening behind the scenes. Luckily, when I was finally seen in court 3 weeks out from my offense—which was not within 5 days of the offense per the law—his due diligence in filing allowed for a Stay of the Administrative License Suspense to be granted. His quick filing of paperwork & his attention to using “details in the law” to his advantage, was the ONLY reason my license was reinstated that day. Surpring to me still, this means I got my license back 3 wks after my initial offense! This also meant I was able to drive for an additional 2 1/2 months while my case was still pending. I would not have been able to legally drive had Shawn not filed a motion to terminate the ALS, which he did immediately after I retained him. This definitely improved morale & helped me and my family better function & tackle what needed done everyday in a less stressful way.
My case just ended & all the original charges were dropped. A plea was offered for Physical Control, which is a no point, non-moving violation. In accepting that plea, I was given less than all the mandatory, minimum sentences with the original charges. My sentence included 6 months driving suspension which was backdated to the time of the offense (instead of 12 months minimum), 6 months non-reporting probabtion (instead of a minimum of a year) and 3 day alcohol education course was offered (in place of 3 days mandatory jail time). Personally, this seemed like a “best case scenario” & was not something I was sure could happen without a trial. Shawn allowed me to make my own decisions, based on what was offered & didn’t try to influence my decisions. When weighing all the options though, I sincerely believed and agreed with Mr. Dominy that we could probably win a trial & be found “not guilty”. However, for me, it was important to plead guilty to the reduced charges that were offered & accept whatever sentence the judge ordered .....so I could finally move on and put this all behind me sooner.
I haven’t had time to do my research yet, so I’m not sure what the Physical Control charge will look like with my insurance company or the BMV. However, I’m fairly certain the zero points will look way better in comparison to that of an OVI & the related charges. Through all this, I learned a lot about the legal process. I hope to never have to use Shawn Dominy as a defense lawyer in the future personally, but I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him to others who find themselves in a similar predicament. He’s good & knows his stuff.
-Anonymous Client, July, 2018
Shawn's a great attorney and a really good guy. He helped me with my case and did everything in a timely fashion and was well worth the money. My family is forever grateful.
-S.J., May, 2018
He Convinced The Judge In My Case To Dismiss All Evidence
Shawn took a great amount of time with me to explain certain important aspects of my case, more than any other lawyer I have dealt with. Shawn is extremely smart and fought hard on my case. He proved all necessary points and convinced the judge in my case to dismiss all evidence, which I thought would never happen. He got all my major charges dismissed in my OVI case, which saved my career. I did a lot of research on lawyers and I would recommend him over any lawyer in Ohio.
-L.H., April, 2018
Also A Good And Caring Man
Shawn is a very knowledgeable and competent attorney. He is also a good and caring man. He managed my case with an expertise that left me surprised and in awe. He won every argument with the judge and prosecutor, quoting laws from memory and being accurate every time. He really did his homework on the case and headed off the prosecution at every angle. He is very highly recommended in my book!
-M.C., January, 2018