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Charley Hess

Contracts and agreements Attorney at Dublin, OH

4.2   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 33 years
    Ohio - OH 42 years
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1990
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1981
    Active No misconduct found

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Graduated from Capital University in 1972; Ohio State University in 1974; and Capital University in 1981.  Served in US Naval Reserve and US Army Reserve.  I enjoy skiing, golfing, and athletics in general.  Married, seven grandkids.  Practice primarily civil and criminal litigation with emphasis on civil contract and consumer and debtor-creditor disputes. 


Charley Hess
7211 Sawmill Road
Suite 200
Dublin, OH, 43016


4.2 / 5.0
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Posted by Zach | December 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I hired Charley for a criminal case where I had an outstanding warrant. He was able to show the Judge that I don't deserve to be in jail and I was able to be put on probation. He restored my faith in the system. I have referred him clients because he is a rarity as far as lawyers go.
Posted by John | December 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney - Highly Recommend
Charley represented me on 2 occasions and I have referred at least 3 other people that need representation. Charley is extremely well versed in both criminal and civil litigation. I find him open minded and a great advocate for his clients. Our relationship goes back 10+ years and he is the only attorney I would consider for representation.
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Posted by Tom | October 9, 2014
Excellent and Knowledgeable Attorney
Charley Hess is professional and a charming gentleman. I am 73 years old and, over my business career, have met and employed several attorneys. Charley is as competent and ethical as any attorney with whom I’ve been involved. He thinks on his feet and outworks his opposition. He quickly grasps situations that seem too complicated for his opposing counsel. I’ve retained Mr. Hess in struggles against Ford Motor Co. and Merrill Lynch – and, in each case, he won more than I thought possible. I highly recommend Mr. Hess to anyone in need of an extremely competent lawyer.
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Posted by Alan | September 10, 2014
Charley Hess is the best not just as a attorney but also as a person! ( A RARITY IN ANY PROFESSION THESE DAYS) He fights for what is right. He also fights for what is in his clients best interest. That may mean telling you when to cut your losses and stop throwing money in the wind. On many occasions I have been madder than H--L and he has sat down with me and listened to my case. After hearing all my facts and evidence his reply to me was. Yes what happened is absolutely wrong you have every right to be mad and I will do every thing in my power to make this right but your facts and evidence are a little lose and I personally would not pay me to chase after this one. After hearing this I thought wow any one that would not exploit someones emotions for personal gain this is the true definition of INTEGRITY! His office staff is of the same quality, integrity and professionalism as he. From the time you walk in the door you are treated like the most important client they have. ( cant say that about every place you spend your money at these days) Charley Hess and his team are one of those rare gems you find along life's path!!!!
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Posted by Monte | September 4, 2014
Having known Mr. Charles, "Charley", Hess since high school days, I had early opportunity to see his identifiable and admirable character traits: great work ethic, high intellectual ability, compassion for others, relentless pursuit at whatever the task and a powerful drive to "just get things right"! Subsequently, many years later, I had the good fortune to have Mr. Hess represent me in a sundry of legal concerns: 1) In court, per Mr. Hess's counsel, I disputed having to pay delinquent taxes that were erroneously "dumped" on me when my family and I purchased a large land parcel (we won) 2) I was arrested for a domestic violence charge that was basically a "set-up" by my ex-wife and her "lawyer-boyfriend" (charges were dropped/we won) 3) I purchased a new, 2006 Chrysler 300 vehicle that continued to have mechanical deficiencies with its alignment and steering rods; 5 trips to the dealership without getting it fixed>>hence: Mr. Hess sued Chrysler under the "Lemon-law" provisions (Again, we won! The settlement allowed me correct the problem). While these are three examples of my own personal concerns, I have referred Mr. Hess to several of my relatives who also benefitted in all matters he addressed. Moreover, I know of a number of situations where Mr. Hess has helped out some of our "down-and-out" classmates who got into big trouble. Charley, due to fault of his own, always jumped in to help out without being concerned whether they could pay him or not. His loyalty to friends and compassion for those in need are a constant daily mantra for Mr. Hess. Without any reservation whatsoever, , I highly recommend Mr. Charles, "Charley", Hess to anyone who needs important legal representation!
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Posted by J. Brown | September 3, 2014
Reliable and Fair
A professional with high integrity and character who is no-nonsense and gets right to it. I've known and worked with Mr. Hess several times over the past 10 years and found him to be very reliable and fair. I intend to continue using his services, when needed, and would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by rick | September 2, 2014
Charley is quite adept and knowledgeable about tort law. I have known Charley for over 59 years, and I have used his services as a professional law expert in several situations over the past 25 years. I have been thoroughly impressed with his ability to maneuver through the judicial system and get results for his clients.
Posted by Don | July 25, 2014
Outstanding Representation
Myself and my Family most recently went thru some turbulent times. Without Charley's knowledge of my particular case, I'm not sure what we would have done. He was very professional in all aspects of my case. I would not hesitate to recommend him for Legal Advice or Services.
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Charley represents criminals and the lowest scums of the earth
Charley Hess is the lawyer for Lux Auto Depot in Powell Ohio and their salesman Steve Vaughan stole $30,000 from me and the owner Ani (last name too long to write) who supposedly isn’t even a US citizen. Some lawyers just have no ethics and will protect anyone for a quick buck. $75 consultation. Must be a great lawyer. Does he offer coupons too ;).
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Posted by anonymous | June 17, 2016
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Call Another Lawyer
Charley Hess was hired to represent me in filing a case against my builder through the AAA. Charley put his interests ahead of mine! Charley was paid a lot of money by the hour and neglected to include 5 of the 9 issues at the arbitration hearing in early 2016 and of the 4 issues that were presented at the hearing Charley left out crucial evidence, had witnessed not show up, and witness excluded that I did not know about. Charley did not do his job and drug out the entire process! Charley was not prepared for the hearing, lacked communication, and did less for me than the Building Industry Association of Central Ohio.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Vorys Sater Seymour & Pease
  • 1981 - 1984


  • Capital University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1981
  • Capital University
  • Undergraduate
  • 1972

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Gang, et al., v. ReMax Champions
  • Verdict for Plaintiff $35,000.00
  • Redmon v. RCD Sales
  • Settlement
  • McDaniel v. Markoski
  • Settled


  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • State Champions
  • Mock Trial Teacher/Coach
  • 1992


Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Discrimination Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Charley was a heck a quarterback, and he brings the same intensity and preparation to the representation of his clients. You will find him a good listener and a sound advisor."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Charley Hess for years and have worked both with him and against him on litigation matters. He is a fine lawyer with high integrity, does a great job for his clients, but at the same time is easy to work with. Very reasonable, with good judgment."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr.Hess for nearly 25 years. During that time, he has been a passionate and effective advocate for his clients while maintaining the highest standards of professionalism. Even though generally on the opposite side of cases, we have also litigated cases together and I often seek his advice on matters affecting my own clients. I give Mr. Hess my highest recommendation."

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Dublin Contracts and agreements Lawyer Charley Hess
Charley Hess
Contracts and agreements Attorney
Dublin, OH
Licensed for 42 years