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Dustin Mikel Blake

Dustin Mikel Blake

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, White Collar Crime

About Me


Dustin Blake is one of Ohio’s premier criminal defense attorneys and trial lawyers.  Mr. Blake has represented hundreds of individuals charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes.   Mr. Blake also handles select high stakes civil lawsuits.  

Mr. Blake has been recognized by peers and colleagues as a Top Lawyer in Central Ohio by Columbus C.E.O. Magazine and rated by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV® rated attorney, the highest such rating available to any individual lawyer.  AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.  

Mr. Blake is a member of many legal organizations including The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, which is an invitation-only national organization, composed of America’s Top Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Blake is admitted to practice before the Ohio Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.  

Practice Areas:

Criminal Law:  Federal / State Crimes, Felony / Misdemeanor Crimes, Appeals.  White Collar Crimes,  Drug Trafficking / Possession / Paraphernalia,  DUI / OVI / DWI,  Money Laundering,  Embezzlement / Forgery / Theft / Fraud,  Crimes of Violence,  Sex Crimes,  Computer Crimes,  Gun Crimes,  Extradition,  Parole Violations,  Expungements.

Civil Litigation.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2006

  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. White Collar Crime: 30%
  3. DUI & DWI: 30%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

  • Colin R. Maher

    Mr. Blake is an extremely talented lawyer. He will fight for you every step of the way.


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

  • Chris R. Brockman

    I have worked closely with Dustin on several cases. He provides diligent and zealous representation. He works hard for his clients, endlessly striving toward the best possible result. I highly endorse this attorney.


    Chris Brockman Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Dustin M. Blake, Attorney At Law

580 S. High St., Suite 200
Columbus, OH, 43215



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent®Martindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent®Martindale-Hubbell2013
Top Lawyers In Central OhioColumbus C.E.O. Magazine2013
Top Lawyers In OhioThe Legal Network2013
Standardized Field Sobriety Testing CertifcationNational Highway Transportation Safety Administration2013
AV Preeminent®Martindale-Hubbell2012
Rule 20 Death Penalty Certified Co-CounselOhio Supreme Court2012

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Criminal Defense Attorney / Trial LawyerDustin M. Blake Co., LLC2012 - Present
Associate Litigation AttorneyPrivate Practice2006 - 2012
Law ClerkReminger Co., LPA2005 - 2006
BailiffAlliance Municipal Court2003 - 2003
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Jeffrey Jakmides & Tracey Laslo2003 - 2003

Association NamePosition NameDuration
The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial LawyersMember2013 - Present
The National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Franklin American Inn of CourtMember2010 - 2011
Central Ohio Association for JusticeNew Member's Committee Chair2010 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMember2009 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
NOT GUILTY VERDICT - Felony Aggravated AssaultNOT GUILTY VERDICT - Jury Trial
CASE DISMISSED - Felony Gun ChargesCASE DISMISSED by Prosecutor
CASE DISMISSED - Felony Aggravated Robbery and KidnappingCASE DISMISSED by Prosecutor

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Publication NameTitleDate
The Communicator (COAJ)EDITOR’S COLUMN2011
The Communicator (COAJ)The "Rocket Docket"2010

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Mount Union CollegeBusinessBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Roundtable DiscussionFranklin County Municipal Court's Specialty Dockets2013
New Lawyer Training: Criminal LawModerator: Criminal Law2013
Law School EngagementOpening Up a Law Practice2012
Trial Skills InstituteA Demonstrative View of State v. Daniel Jacobs2011