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Douglas Edward Riddell Jr.
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Douglas Edward Riddell Jr.

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Speeding & Traffic Ticket

About Me

Douglas Riddell focuses his practice on the defense of DUI/OVI, criminal and traffic charges in Ohio.  He has represented thousands of OVI, traffic, and criminal defendants in his career and has gained extensive experience litigating cases in courtrooms throughout Columbus and Central Ohio.  


 


He founded Riddell Law after practicing for several years as a staff attorney in the Franklin County Municipal Court with the goal of combining excellent client service and aggressive DUI and criminal defense with affordable fees. 


 


He regularly practices in courthouses throughout Columbus and Central Ohio, including county, municipal and mayor's courts.


 


He is available to speak with clients 24/7 and will work with clients and potential clients to arrange evening and weekend in person comsultations as needed.  All initial consultations are at no cost to the client. 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. DUI & DWI: 60%
  2. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 20%
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Colin R. Maher

    Doug has been involved in defending individuals in Franklin County for quite some time. He really knows what he is doing and will fight for you.

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    Colin Maher DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jesse Alexander Atkins

    I endorse this lawyer.

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    Jesse Atkins Probate Attorney
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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive200507/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
A+ RatingBetter Business Bureau2015
Top Lawyers in ColumbusColumbus CEO Magazine2015
Rising Star - DUI LawOhio SuperLawyers2015
CertificationNHSTA Approved Curriculum for DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course2014
Top LawyersColumbus CEO Magazine2014
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2014
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Avvo Rated AttorneyAvvo2013
Avvo Rated AttorneyAvvo2012
Avvo Rated AttorneyAvvo2011
Public ServiceFranklin County Public Defender2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyRiddell Law LLC2010 - Present
AttorneyFranklin County Public Defender2006 - 2010

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Columbus Lawyer FinderAttorney Member2012 - Present
Columbus Bar Inc.Attorney Mentor2011 - Present
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2010 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationAttorney Member2006 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationAttorney Member2006 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. Romage, 10th Dist. No. 11AP-822, 2012-Ohio-3381The Tenth District Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed the trial court ruling in our favor finding the charge against our client under ORC 2905.05(A) unconstitutional.
State v. Jacobs, Athens M.C. No. 13TRC02538 (June 26, 2013)Evidence insufficient to support probable cause for OVI arrest; motion to suppress granted and OVI charge dismissed.
State v. Romage, Ohio Supreme Court, 2014-Ohio-783Defense Victory - Criminal Statute Found Unconstitutional in Ohio Supreme Court

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Ohio State Bar AssociationMy Driver's License Has Been Suspended. Now What?2013
Ohio State Bar AssociationWhat You Should Know About Municipal Courts2013
Ohio State Bar AssociationWhat to Expect in Traffic Court (Update)2013
Ohio State Bar AssociationWhat You Should Know About Obstruction of Justice2013
Ohio State Bar Association"Castle Laws" Change Self Defense Rights2013
Ohio State Bar AssociationWhat You Should Know About Obstruction of Justice (Update)2013
Ohio State Bar AssociationWhat to Expect in Traffic Court (Update)2013
Ohio State Bar Association"Castle Laws" Change Self Defense Rights (Update)2013
Ohio State Bar AssociationWhat You Should Know About Municipal Courts2013
Ohio State Bar AssociationAppellate Judges Review Court Decisions (Update)2013
Ohio State Bar AssociationWhat You Should Know About Plea Bargains in Criminal and Traffic Cases (Update)2012

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of CincinnatiLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
University of Notre DamePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2002

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Driver Intervention ProgramOhio DUI / OVI Law2015
DIP - Driver Intervention ProgramOhio DUI / OVI Law2015
Knowing Your Rights - DUI / OVI in OhioCertified Driver Intervention Program2014
Driver Intervention ProgramOhio DUI Law2014
Second Chance Counseling CenterCertified Driver Intervention Program: DUI / OVI Law2013
Mike Miller & the Morning News Radio ShowCastle Laws in Ohio & Self Defense Rights2013
Crossroads Recovery ServicesCertified Driver Intervention Program: DUI / OVI Law2013
Second Chance CounselingCertified Driver Intervention Program: OVI/DUI Law2012
Crossroads Recovery ServicesCertified Driver Intervention Program: OVI/DUI Law2012
Second Chance Counseling CenterCertified Driver Intervention Program: DUI / OVI Law2011
CrossroadsCertified Driver Intervention Program: DUI / OVI Law2011

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