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.


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


Very Helpful
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:

  1. Brian has strong relationships throughout the Franklin County legal
  2. Brian has great expertise and experience working on DUI cases.
  3. 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


Awesome Attorney!
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


Great Communicator
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


Forever Grateful
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