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Chad Kristian Hemminger

Chad Kristian Hemminger

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Violent Crime, Speeding & Traffic Ticket, Expungement

About Me

Chad K. Hemminger, 37, is a criminal defense attorney with the law firm of Lane, Alton & Horst, LLC in Columbus, Ohio. Chad is a former Assistant District Attorney who now defends clients charged with OVI/DUI, traffic, criminal and juvenile delinquency offenses.  Chad has a winning record at trial and handles cases in every common pleas court, municipal court and mayor's court throughout Columbus and the Central-Ohio area.  In addition, Chad is often retained to travel and represent individuals in various municipalities and counties outside of the Columbus area. 


Chad lives in the City of Columbus and is very active in the Columbus and Worthington communities.  Chad is a member and past President of Business Networking International's (BNI) Cap City Chapter in Worthington and previously served on the Board of Directors for LeaderSpark, a part of the United Way of Central Ohio. Chas also been actively involved in various volunteer and charitable causes throughout Columbus, including Life Care Alliance and the Columbus Cancer Clinic.  In addition, Chad spends most of his spare time on the golf course, but has also completed four marathons, including the Columbus and New York City Marathons.



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    10 years, 100 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    7 years, 100 cases
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 10%
    10 years, 100 cases
  4. Violent Crime: 10%
    10 years, 50 cases
  5. Expungement: 5%
    10 years, 50 cases



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Elizabeth B Carpenter

    I endorse this lawyer. Fantastic DWI attorney.


    Elizabeth Carpenter Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Joseph Torri

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Joseph Torri Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Two Miranova Place
Suite 500
Columbus, OH, 43215-7052



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top LawyerFortune Magazine2015
Best Law FirmsBest Lawyers in America2015
Top LawyersColumbus C.E.O. Magazine2015
Top LawyerFortune Magazine2014
Best Law FirmsBest Lawyers in America2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top LawyerFortune Magainze2013
Top lawyerFortune Magazine2012
Joel Jay Finer Criminal Procedure AwardCleveland-Marshall College of Law2003

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLane, Alton & Horst, LLC2008 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyAshland County Prosecutor's Office2006 - 2008
AttorneyR. Chris Harbold & Associates2004 - 2006
Law ClerkUnited States Attorney's Office2003 - 2004
Law ClerkLaw Office of Michael A. Partlow2003 - 2004

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2015 - Present
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
LeadersparkBoard of Directors2011 - 2014
Business Networking InternationalPresident2010 - 2011
Business Networking International (BNI) Cap City ChapterMember2008 - Present
Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys AssociationMember2006 - 2008
National District Attorneys AssociationMember2006 - 2008
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. Franz (Franklin County Municipal Court)Not Guilty
Columbus v. Adkins (Franklin County Municipal Court)Not Guilty
State v. Cathey (Delaware County Municipal Court)Not Guilty / Guilty

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Publication NameTitleDate
Columbus Criminal Defense BlogYou Have The Right to Remain Silent2013

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Ohio State UniversityMajor: American History; Minor: Social-Economic GeographyBA - Bachelor of Arts2001

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Lane AltonAvvo2015
BNI Cap CityOverview of Ohio OVI laws and procedures2012