I take great pride in being a criminal defense attorney. I feel honored to defend my clients and I respect the trust each one places in me. I have very strong trial skills and an empathetic concern for each client. I work hard to help achieve the best possible outcome for each client. In order to more effectively defend my clients, I have limited my practice to criminal and DUI defense. I have successfully defended clients charged with capital murder, aggravated murder, murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping, drug offenses, domestic violence and child abuse. I am also experienced in, and have successfully defended, cases involving allegations of “shaken baby” as well as multiple bone fractures. My practice also encompasses DUI defense and the related charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault.
Throughout my practice I have developed a strong understanding of the forensic sciences and issues commonly confronted in criminal cases: forensic pathology, toxicology, tire impressions, speed calculations, finger prints, psychological and psychiatric illnesses. I strive to understand the science and methodology associated with the many different types of experts I encounter, particularly DNA evidence. I frequently consult on DNA issues in cases, and have presented several lectures in an effort to help other attorneys understand and defend against DNA evidence. I have also achieved a strong working understanding of the medical science and issues related to shaken baby cases as well as multiple fracture cases. I am also certified in DWI detection and the administration of NHTSA standardized field sobriety testing.
I am a past president of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2009) and a continuing board member of OACDL. I am a long-standing member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Fairfield County Bar Association and I have been a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 continuously since 2013. I am also proud to be a graduate of NACDL’s National Criminal Defense College.
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I strongly endorse Andrew Stevenson. He is a talented and hard working criminal defense lawyer. I worked closely with Andrew in an extremely difficult murder case in 2010 and 2011, and was impressed with his legal ability, attention to detail, and compassion for his client.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Attorney||Andrew H. Stevenson||1998 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Trial Lawyer Association - Top 100||Member||2012 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2001 - Present|
|Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Past President||1999 - Present|
|Fairfield County Bar Assocation||Member||1998 - Present|
|2 counts Rape, Burglary, Kidnapping||All charges DISMISSED|
|Possession of Heroin||Case was DISMISSED|
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|Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (OACDL)||Tuna Fish on Rye with a Side of Jail - President's Message||2010|
|University of Michigan Press||The Role of Self-Control in Delinquency||1997|
|Indiana University School of Law||Sociology/Criminology||PhD - Doctorate||1997|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1992|
|Miami University of Ohio||Economics||BS - Bachelor of Science||1989|
|Legal Update||Cell Phones: Friend or Foe - The Forensic Analysis of Cell Phones||2015|
|Instituting Evidence Based Practices in Sex Crime Defense||Understanding and Defending DNA in Sex Cases||2015|
|DNA Evidence||How to Effectively Challenge DNA Evidence in Court||2013|
|Death Penalty Seminar||DNA Evidence: Lawyers Guid to Understanding||2012|
|MLK Seminar||Jury Selection||2010|
|Fairfield County Bar Association||Rule 16 Discovery||2010|