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Chad K. Hemminger is a criminal defense attorney with The Hemminger Law Firm, LLC in Westerville, Ohio. Chad is a former Assistant District Attorney who now defends clients charged with OVI/DUI, traffic, criminal and juvenile delinquency offenses.  Chad has a winning record at trial and handles cases in every common pleas court, municipal court and mayor's court throughout Columbus and the Central-Ohio area.  In addition, Chad is often retained to travel and represent individuals in various municipalities and counties outside of the Columbus area.  Chad lives in the City of Columbus and is very active in the Columbus, Westerville, Worthington and Delaware communities.  Chad is President of Business Networking International's (BNI) Cap City Chapter in Worthington and previously served on the Board of Directors for LeaderSpark, a part of the United Way of Central Ohio. Chad also been actively involved in various volunteer and charitable causes throughout the Columbus area, including Life Care Alliance and the Columbus Cancer Clinic.  In addition, Chad spends most of his spare time on the golf course, but has also completed four marathons, including the Columbus and New York City Marathons.  


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    11 years, 100 cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    8 years, 100 cases
  3. Speeding Ticket: 10%
    11 years, 100 cases
  4. Violent Crime: 10%
    11 years, 50 cases
  5. Expungement: 5%
    11 years, 50 cases



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  • Donald Paul Beck

    Chad is excellent criminal defense/ DUI lawyer both in the courtroom and with clients. He never hesitates to put in the effort necessary for each. He is very down to earth, and his prior experience as a prosecutor makes him an exceptional advocate for his clients.


    Donald Beck Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Chris Odessaus Paparodis

    I have referred many clients to Chad with the utmost confidence in knowing that he would achieve the best possible results for my clients. I endorse him both professionally and personally, and would highly recommend him to any client or attorney seeking his expertise in criminal representation. Chad’s knowledge and experience navigating the legal system creates the best results in each individual’s circumstances.


    Chris Paparodis Administrative law Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Hemminger Law Firm, LLC

470 Olde Worthington Road
Suite 200
Westerville, OH, 43082


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2017
Top Rated DWI AttorneyBest DWI Attorneys2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2016
Top LawyersColumbus C.E.O. Magazine2016
Top LawyerThe Global Directory of Who's Who2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top LawyersColumbus C.E.O. Magazine2015
Best Law FirmsBest Lawyers in America2015
Top LawyerFortune Magazine2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Best Law FirmsBest Lawyers in America2014
Top LawyerFortune Magazine2014
Top LawyerFortune Magainze2013
Top lawyerFortune Magazine2012
Joel Jay Finer Criminal Procedure AwardCleveland-Marshall College of Law2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberThe Hemminger Law Firm, LLC2015 - Present
AttorneyLane, Alton & Horst, LLC2008 - Present
Assistant District AttorneyAshland County Prosecutor's Office2006 - 2008
AttorneyR. Chris Harbold & Associates2004 - 2006
Law ClerkUnited States Attorney's Office2003 - 2004
Law ClerkLaw Office of Michael A. Partlow2003 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2015 - Present
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2014 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Business Networking International (BNI) Cap City ChapterMember2008 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Business Networking InternationalPresident2015 - 2017
LeadersparkBoard of Directors2011 - 2014
Business Networking InternationalPresident2010 - 2011
National District Attorneys AssociationMember2006 - 2008
Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys AssociationMember2006 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. Franz (Franklin County Municipal Court)Not Guilty
Columbus v. Adkins (Franklin County Municipal Court)Not Guilty
State v. Cathey (Delaware County Municipal Court)Not Guilty / Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Columbus Criminal Defense BlogYou Have The Right to Remain Silent2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
Ohio State UniversityMajor: American History; Minor: Social-Economic GeographyBA - Bachelor of Arts2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lane AltonAvvo2015
BNI Cap CityOverview of Ohio OVI laws and procedures2012