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Shawn Richard Dominy

About me

I authored the book 'I Was Charged With DUI/OVI-Now What?!'.  As the subtitle indicates, the book explains 'what you need to know before going to court and before hiring a lawyer for DUI/OVI in Ohio'.


The philosophy of the Dominy Law Firm is to represent few clients with excellence rather than many clients with mediocrity.  I only accept a limited number of clients, typically one per week, so I can provide 'personal service when resuls matter'.  From my office in Columbus, Ohio, I practice DUI/OVI defense in Franklin County, Delaware County, and other counties throughout central Ohio.



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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 80%
    19 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    19 years



Fixed (always)

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  • Jeffrey Thomas Perry

    I endorse this lawyer. Shawn is the lawyer you want in your corner. He takes the time to analyze and truly understand his clients' issues. Shawn's work ethic, along with his legal acumen, enable him to provide best-in-class legal guidance and representation. Shawn is a true professional.


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Contact info

Dominy Law Firm

1900 Polaris Pkwy
Columbus, OH, 43240


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyers List DUISuper Lawyers Magazine2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top LawyerColumbus CEO Magazine2015
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Nation's Top DUI AttorneysNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyDominy Law Firm1998 - Present
AttorneyScott & Dominy1997 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Columbus Bar Association, Criminal Law CommitteeChairN/A
Better Business BureauMemberN/A
Powell Chamber Of CommerceMemberN/A
National College of DUI DefenseMemberN/A
Delaware County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Columbus Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFounding MemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. LancasterIn consolidated hearing for multiple cases, court held that breath-testing machine was too unreliable for its results to be admissible in court.
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Publication nameTitleDate
iUniverse publicationI Was Charged With DUI/OVI - Now What?!2014
Defending DUI Vehicular Homicide CasesSettlement Strategies For DUI Vehicular Homicide Cases2012
Daily TribuneDrug Trafficking2012
Akron Legal NewsCounterfeit Controlled Substances2009
Daily ReporterDrug Trafficking Laws2009
Continental News ReviewSobriety Checkpoints2009
Columbus Bar Lawyers QuarterlyPlea Bargaining In The Wake Of Howe2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio State University Moritz College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Ohio State University, ColumbusPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Ohio State University, ColumbusCriminology MinorBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Trial Skills Academy 2015Trial Skills2015
The Premiere Ohio DUI Defense SeminarHunting For Treasure In ODH Manuals2015
OVI 2012Are marijuana OVI laws constitutional?2015
Trial Skills Academy 2014Trial Skills2014
The Premiere Ohio DUI Defense SeminarThe Lancaster Case In Marietta2014
OVI SeminarPresenting A GERD Defense2014
Trial Skills Academy 2013Trial Skills2013
OVI Update 2013The Intoxilyzer 8000 Is Struck Down Again2013
OVI Seminar 2013Field Sobriety Testing Studies And How To Use Them2013
OVI Seminar 2013Intoxilyzer 8000 Trends And Issues2013
OVI Part 2State v Lancaster May Affect Ohio Breath Testing2013
OVI Part 1OVI In Juvenile Court2013
Trial Skills Academy 2012Trial Skills2012
O.V.I. Update 2012Things You May Not Know About The NHTSA Manual2012
O.V.I. 2012The NHTSA Manual Isn't Just Valuable At Trial2012
OVI SeminarDon't Get Bullied Into Throwing Away Your Client's Rights2011
OSBA Annual ConventionRule 16 In OVI Cases2011
ONG Victim Advocate TrainingRole Of Defense Attorney In Sex Cases2011
Advdanced DUI SeminarMotions In OVI Cases2011
OVI LawDiscovery In OVI Cases2010
New Trends And Tactics In OVI LawDiscovery In OVI Cases2010
Mock Trial SeminarDUI Trial2010
OVI Update 2009Detaining Drivers For OVI Investigations2009
OVI LawUnderstanding Breath Testing Machines2009
Advanced DUI SeminarS.C.R.A.M.2009
OVI UpdateS.C.R.A.M.2008
Advanced DUI SeminarBreath Testing Permits2008
Drugged DrivingDUI2007