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Ryan Michael Shafer

Ryan Michael Shafer

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Violent Crime, Juvenile

About Me

Ryan Shafer is a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney who defends the rights of those facing criminal charges in Central Ohio. Shafer is an attorney at Joslyn Law Firm in Dayton, Ohio. There he handles a variety of cases, including DUI, drug crimes, violent crimes and white collar offenses.  

Shafer studied business and minored in political science at the University of Cincinnati, where he graduated Cum Laude in 2002. He earned his Juris Doctor at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh in 2006 and became licensed to practice law in Ohio the following year.

Shafer began his work in the legal field at Dominic Frank Law Offices, and he later became a public defender at the Franklin County Public Defender's Office. As a public defender he represented those facing a range of misdemeanors and felonies across Franklin County, from drug possession to felony assault.

Shafer participates in several legal organizations, including the Ohio Association for Justice, National College of DUI Defense, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. When he is not in the office, he volunteers with the Salvation Army and the Legal Aid Society.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    7 years, 500 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    7 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Juvenile: 10%
    2 years, 100 cases
  4. Violent Crime: 10%
    7 years, 250 cases



Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Ronald Roman Petroff

    I endorse this lawyer as professional and diligent criminal defense lawyer. I refer this attorney many DUI cases that come across my desk and will continue to do so.


    Ronald Petroff Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Timothy Mathew Walsh

    Ryan and I have worked together on several cases. His dedication to achieving the best results for his clients in unparalleled. I strongly endorse Mr. Shafer


    Timothy Walsh
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Joslyn Law Firm

70 Birch Alley
Ste 240, Bldg B
Beavercreek, OH, 45440

Joslyn Law Firm

20 S. Third St.
Suite 210
Columbus, OH, 43215




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyJoslyn Law Firm2013 - Present
Public DefenderFranklin County Public Defender's Office2008 - 2013
AttorneyDominic Frank Law Offices2007 - 2008

Association NamePosition NameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2015 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Central Ohio Association for JusticeMemberN/A
National College of DUI DefenseMemberN/A
Ohio Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
OVI/DUI, Vehicular HomicideCase went to Jury trial and was found not guilty of all charges
Drug Trafficking ChargesDefendant plead to a less serious charge of criminal tools after the suppression motion

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Publication NameTitleDate
Wooster VoiceWhen does a drunken hookup.....2013

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Duquesne University School of LawLawJuris Doctor2006
University of CincinnatiBusiness and Political ScienceBachelors2002