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Michael J. Streng is a partner at Cannizzaro, Bridges, Jillisky & Streng, LLC. Cannizzaro, Bridges, Jillisky & Streng, LLC has been recognized by US News and World Reports as a Top Tier Law Firm in Ohio and maintains an AV Rating with Martindale-Hubbell. 


Michael is a dedicated trial lawyer who helps people who are often overlooked by the justice system.  Specifically, Michael defends and represents those who have been charged with serious traffic and criminal violations.


In addition to his formal undergraduate and doctorate education at Capital University, Michael has completed The Trial Lawyers College designed by Gerry Spence. Michael has also completed the same training as law enforcement in DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.


Michael has been admitted to the National Association of Distinguished Counsel – The Nation’s Top One Percent; He is a member of the National Trial Lawyers - The Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Each State (Ohio); He has been a member of the National Trial Lawyers - Top 40 Under 40 (Ohio); He is a founding member of DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA); Michael is nationally ranked as a superior DUI attorney by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC (NAFDD) - The Top 100 DUI Lawyers in Each State; He is recognized in the Who's Who registry in the area of criminal defense; Michael has been recognized as a Rising Star in the Ohio Super Lawyer Directory; He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Union County Bar Association (Past President), the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the Ohio Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL) where serves is on the OVI committee and defense lawyer strike force.


Michael is a contributing author to Trial Techniques for Criminal Cases published by Thompson Reuters/Aspatore, 2010. He has given numerous lectures on the legal issues of DUI and teaches other attorneys how to defend OVI and criminal cases.  Michael has been featured as the defense attorney for a CLE where a real OVI case was presented to a jury from jury selection to verdict. This event was recorded with closed circuit cameras inside the jury room for prosecutors and defense attorneys to learn how jurors process evidence in OVI/DUI cases (‘09).


Michael has lectured at the OACDL Annual Advanced DUI Seminar ('07, '08, '09, ‘11, '12, ‘13) and has served as the co-chairman of the seminar (‘14 & ‘15); Further, Michael has lectured on the subject of legal ethics in OVI cases for Lorman ('11); He has presented at many Driver Intervention Programs (DIP); He has been featured in Business First magazine and recognized as a top lawyer in Columbus CEO Magazine (‘15).



Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 62%
    15 years
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
    15 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 15%
    15 years
  4. Speeding Ticket: 3%
    15 years



Hourly ($250/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Shawn Richard Dominy

    I know Michael Streng from working with him on a seminar committee, which lead to us working together on a few cases. I am impressed with his knowledge, and he is a very talented trial lawyer. If I needed an attorney for a DUI or any other type of litigation, I would not hesitate to have Michael Streng represent me.


    Shawn Dominy DUI & DWI Attorney
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  • Amber Lynn Vangunten

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    Amber Vangunten Criminal Defense Attorney
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Contact info

Cannizzaro, Bridges, Jillisky & Streng, LLC

302 South Main Street
Marysville, OH, 43040


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Lawyer - 2015Columbus CEO Magazine2015
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2013
RegistryWho's Who2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerCannizzarro, Bridges, Jillisky & Streng, LLC2000 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Distinguished CounselMember2015 - Present
DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA)Founding Member2014 - Present
National Advocacy for DUI Defense - The Top 100 DUI Lawyers in Each StateMember2013 - 2014
Top 40 Under 40 - National Trial LawyersMember2013 - 2014
National Trial Lawyers Association - Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Each StateMember2012 - Present
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL)Member2002 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)Member2002 - Present
Union County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Trial Techniques for Criminal CasesContributing author to Trial Techniques for Criminal Cases, published by Thompson Reuters/Aspatore, 20102010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
Capital UniversityBiologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Capital UniversityEducationBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
OACDL OVI SeminarCross examination of Officer's at Motion Hearings2013
OACDL Advanced OVI SeminarFinding Your Client's Story2012
Tools for the Tool BoxGetting Ready for Trial2011
Strategies in Defending DUI/DWI CasesEthics and Professionalism in OVI Cases2011
OACDL Annual Advanced OVI SeminarVoir Dire in Tough DUI Cases2011
OACDL Annual Advanced OVI SeminarTelling the Client's Story2010
2nd Annual OVI Mock Jury TrialTrial - Voir Dire to Verdict2009
OACDL Annual Advanced OVI SeminarCommercial Drivers Licenses and OVI2008