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Chad Kristian Hemminger

DUI and DWI Attorney at Westerville, OH

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Chad

Learn Chad’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%
    Drunk driving is one of the most common and serious charges you can face. Being arrested for OVI (DUI) can turn your world upside down, and sometimes even cost you your job or professional license. If you are arrested for OVI in Ohio, you need a lawyer who knows and understands OVI law. Warning, not every criminal defense lawyer is capable of handling OVI cases. Not only am I capable of handling OVIs, I thrive on it!

    19 years, 100 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    I am a former Prosecutor turned criminal defense lawyer. I handle all types of misdemeanor and felony cases, as well as juvenile delinquency cases. I have experience handling traffic tickets, violent crimes (including domestic violence), alcohol and drug related crimes, theft crimes, sex offenses and homicides. No case is too big or too small.

    16 years, 100 cases

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%
    Traffic tickets carry hidden consequences such as points and higher insurance premiums. Call me before you decide to just pay the ticket. I handle all traffic tickets, both moving and non-moving violations.

    19 years, 100 cases

  4. Violent crime
    10%
    I have handled the most violent of crimes including murder, rape, sexual battery, robbery, burglary assault and domestic violence. What makes me different from other lawyers is that I've actually taken violent cases to jury trials. If you've been charged with a violent crime, you need an experienced and dedicated attorney.

    19 years, 50 cases

  5. Expungement
    5%
    I have helped dozens of people clear their records and start over. Why live with your past mistakes? I can help you seal felony and misdemeanor convictions, bail forfeitures and/or dismissals.

    19 years, 50 cases

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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Delaware County Municipal Court
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Location

The Hemminger Law Firm, LLC
470 Olde Worthington Road
Suite 200
Westerville, OH, 43082

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't ask for more!
Chad is a wonderful attorney! He was honest with me about my case and my options, which I appreciated. He was always easy to get ahold of and was extremely helpful! I definitely made the right choice hiring Chad!
Posted by R.A. | August 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Chad Hemminger represented us in 2017 in which his attention to detail yielded us the results we deserved. His professionalism, knowledge, and skill was excellent which was coupled with a positive and reassuring attitude. Highly recommend him and would hire again if needed.
Posted by Jeremy | January 9, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A very good guy, very good lawyer
I hired Chad when I was charged with DUI in 2015. He was more than thorough in helping me understand my options and making sure I was prepared and I knew what to expect at every turn. Chad was very accessible at all times and more than fair in his dealings. I had a wacky case that took forever. Chad never lost his patience with my indecision throughout the process, and in the end things turned out just the way he said they would. He got my charges reduced to a physical control which was a much lesser charge and a big relief to me.
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Posted by Jessica | February 2, 2016
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Wow!!!
Looking our horrible scenario. Attorney Chad Hemminger was professional, honest and very personable. Mr. Hemminger thinks outside the box. He negotiated with the courts to give us the best outcome. We were completely Wowed with his commitment and diligence to our case. Thank you for representing us!
Posted by John | October 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Chad Hemminger was recommended to me from a friend when I was charged with a DUI. My job was at risk with a DUI on my record considering I have my CDL. Chad was honest with best and worst case scenarios, and what we needed to accomplish in the courtroom. With Chad’s hard work and attention to detail, I ended up with the best case scenario and was able to keep my job. He went above and beyond every step of the way and made me feel like his only client. I can’t say enough good things about Chad - he pulled me (and my family) out of a bad situation and I will be forever grateful.
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Posted by Aaron | September 30, 2015
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Exceptional Attorney
I searched through the web to find a solid attorney, and then I came upon Chad. He is extremely personable, and very honest. He told me exactly what he thought, and his objective for my case. The entire process was seamless, and he did a fantastic job. He was able to put me in an amazing spot for the circumstances I was facing (speeding ticket). I couldn't have asked for a better attorney. If you are wondering whether or not you should choose Chad, do it now! You will not regret it.
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Posted by Chrissy | March 30, 2015
Credible, Dependable and Considerate
I am forever grateful for the dedication and compassion Chad exuded as he represented me for a recent traffic violation. He initially helped me to understand the charge that I was given, fully educated me on the process that would take place and represented me in a very professional manner from start to finish. I know Chad was very busy and had other trials that were occurring during the time that we were working together, however when we were discussing my case and preparing for our court appearances he made me feel like I was his only client. Chad’s credibility and integrity throughout the process gave me much comfort during a time of uncertainty and I am very happy with the end result. Thank you Chad! I would highly recommend your services and wish you the best.
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Posted by Daniel | March 11, 2015
Dedicated
Mr. Hemminger was professional, responsive, and knowledgable. He represented me in a speeding ticket, personally handling my case and taking the time to understand the situation. He was thorough in explaining my options and how the speeding ticket process worked in Ohio. He took care of all aspect of the case from the scheduling to negotiations. The case went to trial where he did an excellent job in the court room objecting to the opposing side's testimony and argument. He is very down to earth, has lots of energy, and clearly enjoys what he does. It was a privilege to work with him and I would highly recommend Mr. Hemminger to anyone looking for an attorney to represent them.
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Posted by Brian | November 19, 2014
Great attorney and a wonderful guy
Chad returned my call on a Sunday, coming home from vacation. I had been pulled over the night before coming home from a night out and charged with an OMVI. Chad was able to talk through the situation with me and calm my nerves. He was able to find many flaws with the tape and came up with, what I thought were, very strong arguments in my defense. I let Chad know what I was hoping to get out of this case and that I was prepared to go to trial, if needed. His fee structure is set up that one payment is everything pre-trial and another payment was made for the trial if it was needed. Chad negotiated an offer with the prosecutor prior to the suppression hearing that ensured my initial wishes were met. He could have made more money if we agreed to a trial, but he was trustworthy enough to explain where I stood, and that the offer I was getting was solid and was most likely my best avenue. I was impressed that he was able to remember every detail of my case. It may not sound like a huge deal to some, but I talked to a few people who had attorney's that had a hard time remembering who they were, let alone their case. He is a very down to earth guy that is very helpful and understanding.
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Posted by Phil | September 5, 2014
Great Attorney
Chad helped me get points reduced with a speeding ticket even though I have a not so great driving record. I would recommend Chad to anyone he was very helpful and knowledgable throught the whole process.
Posted by Matt S. | May 7, 2014
Great Attorney!!! Very Trustworthy!!!
Chad provides excellent service, and did a great job of representing me for a traffic ticket issue. I was facing a large fine and possible license suspension, and Chad got it all worked out for a small fine, and no points on my license. I couldn't be more satisfied, and will use Chad for any future incidents. I will and do often recommend him to my friends and family for all of their legal needs as well.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • The Hemminger Law Firm, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lane, Alton & Horst, LLC
  • 2008 - Present
  • Assistant District Attorney
  • Ashland County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • R. Chris Harbold & Associates
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Office of Michael A. Partlow
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • United States Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2004
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Education

  • Cleveland State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Smith (Delaware County Municipal Court)
  • Charges Reduced
  • State v. Johnston (Delaware County Municipal Court)
  • Dismissed
  • State v. Steele (Delaware County Court of Common Pleas)
  • Not Guilty / Guilty
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Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Business Networking International (BNI) Cap City Chapter
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Business Networking International
  • President
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Leaderspark
  • Board of Directors
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Business Networking International
  • President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • National District Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Ohio Prosecuting Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyer
  • The Global Directory of Who's Who
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Rated DWI Attorney
  • Best DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • Fortune Magazine
  • 2015
  • Best Law Firms
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • Fortune Magazine
  • 2014
  • Best Law Firms
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyer
  • Fortune Magainze
  • 2013
  • Top lawyer
  • Fortune Magazine
  • 2012
  • Joel Jay Finer Criminal Procedure Award
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
  • 2003
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Lane Alton
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • BNI Cap City
  • Overview of Ohio OVI laws and procedures
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (19)
Endorse Chad
Unknown Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Hemminger is widely respected by his peers and is excellent attorney and I certainly endorse him as an attorney to meet your legal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Fantastic DWI attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Experienced and highly regarded in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hemminger provides his clients with solid legal advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Chad. He is well versed in the law and an asset to the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Hemminger is a skilled and respected member of the legal community. He is a zealous advocate for the rights and interests of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Chad. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chad's extensive experience as a former District Attorney make him uniquely qualified to help his clients when they call upon him to assist with DUI or criminal matters. He is a courthouse regular who can use his years of experience to serve his clients well. I highly recommend Chad to any of my clients, family or friends who need assistance in the Columbus area."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When you need powerful and high-caliber representation in the Columbus Ohio area for a DUI or criminal case, look no further than Chad Hemminger. Chad is an experienced former prosecutor, well-liked by his clients, judges, and prosecutors alike. If you find yourself in trouble with the law, do yourself a favor and check with Chad. I highly endorse this attorney."
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