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Zachuary Thorpe Meranda

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The Meranda Law Firm is a general practice firm located in downtown Columbus and Newark, Ohio. The firm is committed to providing high quality, affordable, and personal legal representation to achieve the most advantageous outcome in your case. We understand that effective communication between a lawyer and a client is of utmost importance. Our focus is to assure that every client receives personal attention and is an active participant in the decision-making process. Whenever possible, we will attempt to resolve matters amicably and efficiently through settlement or mediation. But, when necessary, our lawyers are prepared to fight vigorously and aggressively in order to defend your case in court.

Our firm represents and advises clients in a variety of areas including: Criminal Defense, Domestic Relations, Juvenile Law, and Personal Injury Law. For your convenience, we have a flexible appointment schedule, including evening and weekend appointments. We look forward to working with you. 

Contact The Meranda Law Firm today to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION on your legal matter.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    7 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
    7 years



Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

15 total 

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  • Douglas Alan Funkhouser

    I endorse this lawyer. Zach and I worked on a very complicated rape case last year. Together we were able to obtain a not guilty for our client. He has great instinct about criminal defense matters and is a natural in the courtroom. I look forward to working with him again in the future.


    Douglas Funkhouser Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael Stephen Probst

    Zach is an experienced lawyer with a practice spanning in multiple counties throughout Ohio. His clients speak highly of his work ethic and he is well respected in the criminal defense legal community as a results-oriented attorney. I recommend Zach for those seeking an experienced attorney with a proven record of success.


    Michael Probst Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Meranda Law Firm LTD

729 South 3rd Street
Columbus, OH, 43206

The Meranda Law Firm LTD

33 W Main St
Ste 205
Newark, OH, 43055



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
Top LawyersColumbus C.E.O. Magazine2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Top LawyersColumbus C.E.O. Magazine2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Top 10 under 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Ohio Outstanding Young LawyerTop Attorneys2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Excellent RatingAVVO2013
Clients Choice AwardAVVO2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Meranda Law Firm2008 - Present
Contract AttorneyScotts Company2008 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2010 - Present
Wright State University Alumni BoardSecretary2010 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Licking County Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Menacing Charge DismissedCase Dismissed.
Theft Case Gets An Outstanding Plea Deal!Plea Deal.
Another Dismissal on a Receiving Stolen Property Charge!Case Dismissed.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2008
Wright State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2004