Knox County Juvenile Law Lawyers

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Alysse L Giles
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Alysse L Giles
Knox County, OH Juvenile Law Attorney with 8 years of experience
(740) 397-5321 109 E. High St.
Mt. Vernon, OH 43050
Juvenile, Collections, Divorce and Family
Capital University Law School and Ohio University
William Paul Bringman Esq
Knox County, OH Juvenile Law Attorney
(740) 694-3015 13 E College St
Fredericktown, OH 43019
Juvenile, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Jeffrey Williams
Knox County, OH Juvenile Law Attorney
(740) 393-6796 111 E High St
Mt Vernon, OH 43050
Juvenile, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
James Ronk
Knox County, OH Juvenile Law Attorney
(614) 393-6797 111 E High St
Mt Vernon, OH 43050
Juvenile, Administrative and Estate Planning
Kathy Miller Trimble Esq
Knox County, OH Juvenile Law Lawyer
(740) 397-5262 121 E High St
Mt Vernon, OH 43050
Juvenile, Business, Employment and Medical Malpractice
Michael Schlemmer Esq
Knox County, OH Juvenile Law Lawyer
117 E High St
Mt Vernon, OH 43050
Juvenile
Jennifer LeAnn Springer Esq
Knox County, OH Juvenile Law Attorney
(740) 393-6720 117 E High St
Mt Vernon, OH 43050
Juvenile and Criminal
Bruce James Malek Esq
Knox County, OH Juvenile Law Lawyer
(740) 393-6734 117 E High St
Mt Vernon, OH 43050
Juvenile, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Noel Alden Esq
Knox County, OH Juvenile Law Lawyer
(740) 397-5262 121 E High St
Mt Vernon, OH 43050
Juvenile, Agricultural, Business and Criminal
John Michael Nicks Esq
Licking County, OH Juvenile Law Attorney
(740) 967-5555 55 S Main St
Johnstown, OH 43031
Juvenile, Business, Collections and Estate Planning
Brian Joslyn
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Brian Joslyn
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(614) 444-1900 501 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Brian Joslyn’s decision to become a criminal defense attorney was shaped by unique personal hardship. His life has been and remains a testament to the pursuit of justice for those subjected to overzealous law enforcement. He firmly believes in the dignified, respectful treatment of every person before the law. In Brian’s Pursuit of justice, he has become one of Ohio’s most recognized and skilled criminal defense attorneys. His success has been heralded by many reputable organizations including Columbus CEO Magazine naming him as a top lawyer, The national Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys selecting him as one of the 10...
David Shaver
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David Shaver
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Attorney with 34 years of experience
(614) 547-7111 67 E. Wilson Bridge Road
Suite 101
Worthington, OH 43085
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Capital University Law School
Mr. Shaver is an experienced and aggressive attorney practicing primarily in the are of family and criminal law. He graduated in 1986 from Capital University law school (Magna Cum Laude) and is a member for Phi Beta Kappa from Denison University (also Magna Cum Laude). He has served as President of the Fairfield County Bar Association and as an Acting Judge in the Fairfield County Municipal Court. His public service includes being the Mayor of Pickerington and a city councilman. He also serves as a Guardian Ad Litem in Juvenile and Domestic cases.

Mr. Shaver and his staff...
Andrew Hugh Stevenson Esq
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Andrew Hugh Stevenson Esq
Fairfield County, OH Juvenile Law Lawyer with 27 years of experience
(740) 653-0961 301 E Main St
Lancaster, OH 43130
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatJuvenile, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Andrew H. Stevenson takes great pride in being a criminal defense attorney. He feels honored to defend his clients and respects the trust his clients place in him. Combining his strong trial skills with his empathetic concern for each client, he works hard to help achieve the best possible outcome for each client. In order to more effectively defend his clients, he has limited his practice to criminal and DUI defense. Andrew has successfully defended clients charged with capital murder, aggravated murder, murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping, drug offenses, domestic violence and child abuse. He is experienced...
Leslie Albeit
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Leslie Albeit
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Attorney with 9 years of experience
(614) 745-2001 262 S. 3rd Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Juvenile, Criminal and Education
Capital University Law School
School Law | College Code of Conduct | Academic Misconduct | Title IX | Special Education | Educator Licensure Issues | Criminal & Traffic Defense | Small Business | Employment Law | Estate Planning

Located in the heart of Columbus, Ohio, we represent REAL people with REAL problems. We understand paying an attorney is never what someone wants to do. However, providing the benefit that comes with hiring an attorney is our focus. An investment now to protect your rights will pay off in the end.

James S. Sweeney
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James S. Sweeney
Delaware County, OH Juvenile Law Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(614) 499-4676 285 South Liberty Street
Powell, OH 43065
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, DUI and Family
Capital University Law School
James S. Sweeney is the founder and managing member of James Sweeney Law, LLC. A native of Central Ohio, James was born in Columbus and grew up in Marysville.

Prior to starting his own practice, James worked at the Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. While in law school, he also worked at the Reynoldsburg City Attorney’s Office, where he served as a Prosecutor at the Reynoldsburg Mayor’s Court, and also worked at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. He formerly served as the Village Solicitor of Alexandria, Ohio.

Prior to attending law school, James lived for several years in...
Ryan Shafer
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Ryan Shafer
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Lawyer with 13 years of experience
(614) 444-1900 501 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Duquesne University School of Law
Ryan Shafer is a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney who defends the rights of those facing criminal charges in Central Ohio. Shafer is an attorney at Joslyn Law Firm in Dayton, Ohio. There he handles a variety of cases, including DUI, drug crimes, violent crimes and white collar offenses. Shafer studied business and minored in political science at the University of Cincinnati, where he graduated Cum Laude in 2002. He earned his Juris Doctor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh in 2006 and became licensed to practice law in Ohio the following year. Shafer began his...
Dorian Keith Baum
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Dorian Keith Baum
Fairfield County, OH Juvenile Law Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(740) 777-8673 123 South Broad Street
Suite 314
Lancaster, OH 43130
Juvenile, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
University of Akron School of Law, University of Washington School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Attorney Dorian Keith Baum grew up in Brush Prairie, WA, simultaneously graduating from Prairie High School and getting an Associates of Arts degree from Clark College. After graduation, he moved to Seattle, WA to attend the University of Washington, where he graduated with bachelor of arts degrees in both Philosophy and Sociology with a minor in Law, Societies, and Justice. Dorian then attended the University of Akron, School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate degree. While there, he was voted Secretary and Treasurer of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS) and Vice President of the Akron chapter...
Adam Lee Nemann
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Adam Lee Nemann
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(614) 333-6007 1243 S. High Street
Columbus, OH 43230
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Adam Lee Nemann grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and moved to Ohio to pursue his education. After graduating from the University of Cincinnati, with an enthusiasm for law and public speaking, he attended Capital University Law School. It was during law school that Nemann thrust himself into the world of trial advocacy. By day, he worked in a prominent criminal defense firm preparing to defend the accused, by night, he attended law school and volunteered for mock trial and trial advocacy clinics. Nemann obtained a limited license to practice law while an intern, representing his own...
Carol M. Jonhenry
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Carol M. Jonhenry
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Lawyer with 7 years of experience
(614) 715-4710 175 South Third Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Juvenile, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Arizona State University
Jonhenry Law provides adept, strategic legal representation in all Ohio counties.

Whether you are currently married, divorced, or have never been married, Jonhenry Law is here to guide you towards your desired resolution of your family law matters.
Ashley Dollins
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Ashley Dollins
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Lawyer
(614) 444-1900 501 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215
Juvenile, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Ashley Dollins works as a associate attorney for Joslyn Law Firm. She understands court proceedings in Ohio, including municipal courts and mayor's courts. Before working as a attorney she was a deputy clerk in several divisions of the Franklin County Municipal Court, including the Criminal Division and the Traffic Division.

Ashley graduated from Kent State University after being named to the Dean's List. She earned a Paralegal Certification from Akron University.
Brian G. Jones
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Brian G. Jones
Delaware County, OH Juvenile Law Attorney with 13 years of experience
(740) 218-5289 52 North Sandusky Street
Delaware, OH 43015
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Appeals, Criminal and Domestic Violence
University of Akron School of Law
Before launching his own practice, Brian served as an Assistant Public Defender in Portage County, Ohio. While there, Brian made a name for himself by putting his own freedom at risk in order to defend his client's rights. When ordered by a rogue judge to proceed to trial after a mere two hours assigned to the case, Brian declined to begin the trial because he did not want to sacrifice the client's right to effective assistance of counsel and a fair trial. Brian was immediately arrested for refusing the judge's illegal orders. The case garnered national attention. The National Association...
Christopher J Tamms
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Christopher J Tamms
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Attorney with 11 years of experience
(614) 859-9529 5 West Main Street
Westerville, OH 43081
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Divorce and Family
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
I am a OSBA Board Certified Family Law Specialist located in Westerville, Ohio. I strive to provide high quality yet affordable legal representation in all areas of domestic relations and custody matters. If I can be of service, please contact my office.
Michael Stephen Probst Esq
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Michael Stephen Probst Esq
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(614) 232-8890 1207 Grandview Avenue
Suite 205
Columbus, OH 43212
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Capital University
Michael S. Probst is a criminal defense attorney who represents clients throughout Central Ohio. Mr. Probst is a former prosecutor who has been handling criminal law cases since 1999. Michael S. Probst represents adults and juveniles. He defends the rights of clients facing charges in state, federal and mayor's courts. In addition to his experience as a negotiator and trial lawyer, Mr. Probst is experienced in criminal appeals.
David Michael Johnson
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David Michael Johnson
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Lawyer with 5 years of experience
(614) 987-0192 1900 Polaris Parkway Suite 450
Columbus, OH 43240
Juvenile, Criminal, DUI and Family
The University of Toledo College of Law
I graduated from The Ohio State University cum laude with a B.A. in Criminology and earned a J.D. from the University of Toledo College of Law with a concentration in criminal law. While in law school I worked for both the Toledo Public Defender's Office and Lucas County Prosecutor's Office. These experiences allow me to give excellent representation to my clients in need of criminal defense.
Troy Wisehart Esq
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Troy Wisehart Esq
Richland County, OH Juvenile Law Attorney with 28 years of experience
(419) 871-8085 6 W 3rd St
Ste 200
Mansfield , OH 44902-1200
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
The University of Toledo College of Law
Troy Wisehart is an aggressive, dedicated Ohio criminal defense attorney. Over the years, he has represented clients on high-profile felony cases including murder charges, rape allegations, and drug trafficking. He works to protect his clients' constitutional rights and mount a strong defense to ensure the best possible outcome. If you are facing a criminal charge including, DUI, drug theft, or sex offense, call Troy Wisehart to see how he may be able to defend your rights.
Erika M. Smitherman
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Erika M. Smitherman
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Attorney with 19 years of experience
(614) 222-4288 140 E. Town Street
Suite 1070
Columbus, OH 43215
Juvenile, Divorce and Family
Capital University
Erika M. Smitherman was born in Norwalk, Ohio and graduated from Norwalk High School in 1993. She earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University, with minors in both English and Philosophy. Ms. Smitherman remains active in the Ohio State Alumni Association. After graduating from Ohio State, Ms. Smitherman furthered her studies at Capital University Law School. After graduating from Capital in May 2000, she was sworn into the Ohio Bar in November 2000. ?Ms. Smitherman began employment at the Ohio Attorney General’s Office in the Consumer Protection Section and later, she simultaneously...
Chad Kristian Hemminger Esq
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Chad Kristian Hemminger Esq
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(614) 636-3384 470 Olde Worthington Road
Suite 200
Westerville, OH 43082
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Cleveland State University and Ohio State University - Columbus
Dean Edward Hines Esq
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Dean Edward Hines Esq
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Attorney with 26 years of experience
(614) 228-2680 33 N. Third Street, Suite 400
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Divorce, Family and Tax
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Our firm provides representation in regards to: Family Law, Domestic Relations/juvenile matters, Federal and State taxation, and numerous civil related business matters. Our practice areas and philosophy are fully detailed in my website www.deanhines.com. We have offices in Dayton and Columbus, Ohio. Our firm serves all counties in Southwest and Central Ohio. We pride ourselves in providing aggressive and conscientious representation taking into account the needs and goals of our clients. I have a BV rating from Martindale Hubbell which is an attorney rating service in which you are graded by your peers. We are committed...
Jeff Reynard
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Jeff Reynard
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Attorney with 20 years of experience
(614) 461-8080 35 East Livingston Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Domestic Violence
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
I am an attorney that represents clients in criminal, traffic, and juvenile matters as the majority of my practice in the Central Ohio area. I also represent clients in bankruptcy proceedings.
Nicholas William Yaeger Esq
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Nicholas William Yaeger Esq
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(614) 224-4114 580 South High Street
Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Juvenile, Civil Rights, Divorce and Family
Capital University Law School
I started my legal career in Columbus by clerking for a prominent firm in 1996. Shortly thereafter, while working my way through undergraduate studies, I attended Capital University Law School where I graduated in the top 10% of my class. I worked for two large firms in Columbus until I settled in with a practice located in Dublin for numerous years. After wanting more freedom to handle cases the way I felt best for my clients, I decided to start my own firm. I know have the freedom to spend the time necessary to make sure...
Tamas Tabor
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Tamas Tabor
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Attorney
(614) 444-1900 501 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215
Juvenile, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Tamas Tabor graduated cum laude from Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law. He also holds a B.A. in philosophy summa cum laude from the University of Akron and a master's degree in the same discipline from Central European University. He scored in the 97th percentile on the Ohio Bar Examination.

Tamas' vast experience in the criminal law distinguishes him as a practitioner and an academician, capable of elucidating complex legal issues at trial, while simplifying intricate theories for clients. He honed his communication skills while serving as an adjunct professor at the University of Akron, Walsh University, and Malone University.

Prior...
John Harold Bates Esq
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John Harold Bates Esq
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Lawyer with 27 years of experience
(614) 221-3630 175 S. Third Street
Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, DUI and Family
Capital University Law School
John Bates is a Columbus, Ohio based attorney who handles criminal defense, traffic, motor vehicle accident, child custody, divorce, and Chapter 7 bankruptcy cases. I practice in central Ohio, which includes Franklin, Delaware, Union, Knox, Licking, Fairfield, Pickaway, and Madison counties. I have been representing families and their legal needs since 1993. I represent clients at all levels of the Ohio state and federal court systems. With over 20+ years of legal and litigation experience, I am strongly qualified to handle your specific legal situation. As your attorney, I provide quality and affordable legal representation...
Ralph Kerns Esq
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Ralph Kerns Esq
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Lawyer with 38 years of experience
(614) 785-9420 885 High St
Suite 106
Worthington, OH 43085
Juvenile, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Andrew Edward Russ Esq
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Andrew Edward Russ Esq
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience
(614) 388-9190 1000 Taylor Station Road
Suite G
Gahanna, OH 43230
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Divorce, Family and Probate
Capital University Law School
Andrew Russ

Columbus Divorce, Custody, and Juvenile Attorney for Men and Fathers

Family Law Attorney for Men and Fathers in Columbus Since 2002

Contact Andrew Russ Law, LLC at (614) 388-9190 for more information or for a free consultation with a Columbus lawyer.

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Voice: (614) 388-9190
Fax: (614) 573-7844
Email: andrewrusslawllc@gmail.com

ANDREW E. RUSS - ATTORNEY AT LAW

Andrew E. Russ represents clients in divorce, custody, juvenile, probate, and realted matters in Columbus, Ohio and throughout Franklin County and Central Ohio. Call us today to discuss the facts of your case with an experienced Columbus attorney.

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Bano Itayim
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Bano Itayim
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(800) 296-8479 250 E Broad St
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Columbus, OH 43215
Juvenile and Immigration
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Jon Michael Cope Esq
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Jon Michael Cope Esq
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Attorney
3600 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH 43214
Juvenile, Business, Criminal and Family
Ohio State University - Columbus
For over 30 years Jon “Jack” Cope has earned the respect and trust of his clients along with the legal community as he offers comprehensive family law solutions to his Clients in Franklin and Delaware Counties and the surrounding geographical areas. Specialty areas include: Termination of Marriage Divorce and Marital Dissolution Alimony and Spousal Support Family owned and Small Business Evaluation Tracing of non-marital assets (i.e. Separate Property tracing) Early Planning and Divorce “need to know” Children Matters: Child Custody/Parenting Time Child Support Paternity issues School Placement Problems arising after the Decree Post Decree Contempt and other Motions Recognized...
Christopher Aaron Schmitt
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Christopher Aaron Schmitt
Wayne County, OH Juvenile Law Attorney with 25 years of experience
(330) 439-5080 Liberty Street Commons
146 East Liberty Street, Suite 185
Wooster, OH 44691-4372
Juvenile, Divorce and Family
Capital University Law School
A Family Law Practice limited to: Divorce, Dissolution, Legal Separation, Allocation of Parental Rights and Responsibilities, Visitation/Companionship Time, Shared Parenting Plans, Child Support, Spousal Support, Parentage, Post-Decree Enforcement, Adoption, Juvenile Law, and Appellate Law.
David Hasselback Esq
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David Hasselback Esq
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Lawyer with 35 years of experience
(614) 891-2410 827 Eastwind Drive
Westerville, OH 43081
Juvenile, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Probate
Capital University Law School
Clarence Gordon II
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Clarence Gordon II
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Lawyer
(614) 299-4513 Attorney at Law
394 West Second Avenue
Columbus, OH 43201
Juvenile, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Clarence Thomas Gordon II Attorney at Law is general practioner providing representation in the areas of civil and criminal litigation. His areas of practice include personal injury, slip and falls, auto accidents, medical malpractice, civil litigation, criminal and juvenile defense, traffic violations, drunk driving defense, traffic violations, drunk driving defense and wrongful death. We place client’s legal needs as our top priority! Contact Clarence Thomas Gordon II Attorney at Law at (614) 299-4513 to schedule an appointment. Clarence Thomas Gordon II Attorney at Law has practiced law statewide and in federal court for...
Brad Koffel
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Brad Koffel
Franklin County, OH Juvenile Law Attorney with 27 years of experience
(614) 675-4845 1801 Watermark Drive
Suite 350
Columbus, OH 43215
Juvenile, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Capital University Law School
Bradley P. Koffel is currently one of the Top 50 lawyers in Columbus (Ohio Super Lawyers) and is one of only three lawyers in Ohio listed in "Best Lawyers in America" for DUI / OVI. He has also been awarded the highest rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

He practices all across Ohio defending individuals charged with alcohol and drug offenses, serious vehicular crimes, sex abuse allegations and sex offenses, white collar crimes, and more. Mr. Koffel has a winning record in numerous jury trials and bench trials since he started his practice in 1993. He has tried cases in every county of...

Knox County Juvenile Law Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

Legal Aid Society of Columbus
(740) 383-2161
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