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Andrew Hugh Stevenson

Criminal defense Attorney at Lancaster, OH

5.0   44 reviews
  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 31 years
    Indiana - IN 30 years
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State IN
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Inactive In Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Andrew

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EXPERIENCED, EFFECTIVE AND DEDICATED CRIMINAL DEFENSE OF FELONIES AND MISDEMEANOR FOR OVER 20 YEARS

I take great pride in being a criminal defense attorney. I feel honored to defend my clients and I respect the trust each one places in me. I have very strong trial skills and an empathetic concern for each client.  I work hard to help achieve the best possible outcome for each client.  In order to more effectively defend my clients, I have limited my practice to criminal and DUI defense.  I have successfully defended clients charged with capital murder, aggravated murder, murder, rape, robbery, kidnapping, drug offenses, domestic violence and child abuse. I am also experienced in, and have successfully defended, cases involving allegations of “shaken baby” as well as multiple bone fractures. My practice also encompasses DUI defense and the related charges of aggravated vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. 

Throughout my practice I have developed a strong understanding of the forensic sciences and issues commonly confronted in criminal cases:  forensic pathology, toxicology, tire impressions, speed calculations, finger prints, psychological and psychiatric illnesses.  I strive to understand the science and methodology associated with the many different types of experts I encounter, particularly DNA evidence.  I frequently consult on DNA issues in cases, and have presented several lectures in an effort to help other attorneys understand and defend against DNA evidence. I have also achieved a strong working understanding of the medical science and issues related to shaken baby cases as well as multiple fracture cases.  I am also certified in DWI detection and the administration of NHTSA standardized field sobriety testing.

I am a past president of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2009) and a continuing board member of OACDL. I am a long-standing member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Fairfield County Bar Association and I have been a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 continuously since 2013. I am also proud to be a graduate of NACDL’s National Criminal Defense College.   

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2021,2019,2017,2015
Client's Choice
2023 2021 2019 + 2 ...

Contact Andrew

Andrew H. Stevenson
Andrew H. Stevenson
14 N. Court Street
Suite 302
Athens, OH, 45701
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Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2023
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RN defendant
Andrew was the best thing that happened to me considering the circumstances. Worth every penny.
Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2023
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Very thorough and professional
Mr. Stevenson did an excellent job handling my case. From right when I submitted my inquiry, Mr. Stevenson called me and instantly showed interest in helping me. Throughout this stressful time, Mr. Stevenson provided clarity and peace of mind. I could not recommend Mr. Stevenson any more!
Posted by Aaron C | April 16, 2023
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OVI (DWI) Charges Dropped
Andrew's firm found a resolution to my case quickly. I was wrongfully charged with an OVI, and Andrew explained each step through the justice system processes. Andrew promptly got the judge's permission so that I may leave the state for family reasons. He was able to reinstate my license by overturning the administrative license suspension. When Andrew was done, the prosecutor had no evidence; the officer refused to show at court, had no admittable breath/chemical test, and could not proceed and dropped all charges. As a result, I never went to court. I keep his business card in my wallet at all times now.
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Posted by Amy | March 29, 2023
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Integrity At It's Finest
Mr Stevenson is the attorney you want in your corner. I was very confused and was also very leary. Speaking with Andrew calmed me down considerably. Throughout my case he was always very open, honest, and considerate. He was always on top of everything and was always ready to talk if I had questions. There was never a time that I called his office that I did not speak to him. It is evident he has a lot of respect in the courtroom and he has earned it.
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Posted by Joy | March 29, 2023
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The Person We Needed
Andrew walked our family through a very difficult situation. His office responded quickly to messages and calls. His staff was delightful and helped every step of the way. Andrew worked hard to get the best outcome possible and communicated clearly every step of the way. He prepared us for our son’s court appearance and it went exactly how he said it would. If another situation arose that required us to enlist a defense attorney, I would definitely hire Andrew again.
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Posted by Samantha | March 29, 2023
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This man is an amazing attorney
He went way beyond wat he needed to do from the very first call. I was calling around and after being denied for a public defender he was the one that stuck out from all of my calls to get prices and info. He is very prompt and professional. He makes sure that you completely understand the situation you are in and all of the options you have. He was able to get the case dropped to a lot lesser charge and keep a life hunting charge on my uncles license. I would definitely recommend him to anyone that has gotten themselves into a very sticky situation and needs someone who cares and fight for them. Andrew is definitely worth the money. He doesn't over load his case load so he can be sure to give the needed amount of time to your case.
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Posted by Cole | May 12, 2022
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Student
Andrew got me the best possible outcome for my situation, and was available and open throughout all stages of the process. Andrew communicated every possible option and outcome clearly and effectively, and got me a result I did not even think possible. He was patient with all my questions, and made everything easy to understand and digest. He is worth every dime, and I wholeheartedly recommend him and his work.
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Posted by Anthony | March 3, 2022
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10/10 Representation.
Mr. Stevenson was the perfect attorney for my situation. He was very attentive, answered every question asked and held my hand through this process every step of the way. 10/10 would definitely recommend his services and truly cannot thank him enough for everything he has done.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2022
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Incredibly Competent and Professional
Of all the attorneys I consulted with before choosing one represent myself, I found Andrew Stevenson to be the most honest, straightforward and knowledgeable. He made the legal process I endured much more manageable, and I always felt as though things were under control while following his counsel. I would easily recommend Mr. Stevenson to anyone in need of legal help. He helped me keep an OVI charge off my record and he can help you too.
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Posted by Stacey | January 12, 2022
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Amazing
Andrew was able to defend my son and have the charges lowered. This was the first time that we have used an attorney and felt very comfortable with him and extremely delighted with the outcome. It was the best possible outcome we could have expected. Thank you for your hard work! Heather is amazing also.
Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2022
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Mr S
I found these reviews very helpful. This was my first time needing a lawyer and everything that is mentioned in the reviews are true. Andrew is very kind and understanding. He really listens to you and gently tells you the truth of the matter. Communication is superb and at no point did I wonder what was going on with my case. His support staff are wonderful and are prepared to help you in any way they can. Andrew got me a better than expected result and I am very grateful to him. I highly recommend Andrew.
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Posted by Bridget | October 11, 2021
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Expedited Services
Making the decision to hire Attorney Stevenson was indeed a very benefitting one. Not having any experience with court dealings, our family was in need of expertise which is what Mr. Stevenson displayed. He was able to communicate in detailed laymen's terms all what would transpire, and was with us throughout the process. Trial dates were very backed up; close to a year, Mr. Stevenson was able to have our son's case moved forward and settled within 2 months of us hiring him. He made himself readily available to our phone calls. At times he was not available, his staff was very courteous in taking messages which he would return, if not the same day, the very next. Mr. Stevenson was personable and very professional. His knowledge and confidence exudes in the courtroom. We had peace of mind throughout this process, and would highly recommend him as a reliable attorney.
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Posted by Johnny | October 6, 2021
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Very Reliable Attorney
I found myself in a very bad position with several bad misdemeanor charges. I came in contact with Mr. Stevenson and he helped me get the case against me dismissed. He was very confident, very informative, and I felt that he truly cared about me. Not only this, but recently he helped me get my charges expunged from the record, and it was for no additional charge. He really has saved me and had it not been for him I would be in a much worse position that would make my current career path unattainable. I recommend him to anyone I know. Thanks Andrew!
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2021
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Completely Beneficial Services
Mr. Andrew Stevenson was referred to our family by another family who previously used his services. Our world was slammed with the possibility of charges being applied to our completely falsely accused son. As we met Andrew, he quickly laid out with clarity the possibilities of what could happen going forward. Andrew’s knowledge of how the system works was obviously beneficial to our case. The private investigator that works alongside his office did an excellent job quickly gathering the information needed to have Andrew stop any momentum in having charges filed. Our family was incredibly relieved to learn that due to Andrew’s efforts, the ugly story of being falsely accused came to a swift ending. Obviously, I would endorse Andrew’s work every day of the week.
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Posted by Jacob | September 2, 2021
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Amazing lawyer, would recommend to anyone!
Very easy to get ahold of, extremely professional, great all-around lawyer. Has friendships and connections from working in the area for so long and it shows! Got my charges completely dropped and I’m so thankful. Worth every penny.
Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2021
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Excellent professional service
Mr. Stevenson was very professional honest and punctual. He showed abundant knowledge with my case and worked hard to achieve a fair ruling. I would strongly recommend Attorney Andrew Stevenson for anyone seeking help with any legal advice. Thank you Mr. Stevenson
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2021
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Great defense attorney
Mr. Stevenson helped me resolve my case and even got it dismissed. He always made me feel comfortable and he really fought for me. He was there for me the entire time and did a great job keeping me informed. I would recommend Mr. Stevenson for anyone looking for a criminal defense attorney.
Posted by Wanda | March 25, 2021
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Wanda
Mr. Stevenson was with me every step of the way. He was ept at keeping me up to date with every aspect of my suit. All materials he got he provided to me. He was always willing to answer any questions I had as well as providing a probable outcome. Always willing to provide understanding of what i didn’t understand and very personable. I feel he’s compassionate about his position and true to what he stands for.........professionalism.
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Posted by Shannon | March 11, 2021
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A professional and respected attorney for Athens and Southeast Ohio
Mr. Stevenson was very professional and non-judgmental. He listened to my concerns when I called him directly and took time to respond to all of my questions. He explained the procedures and what to expect in my case from start to finish during my phone consultation. After hiring Mr. Stevenson, he and his assistants followed up with me and made sure my case was handled completely and professionally. He explained everything without judgment and in easy-to-understand language. I would highly recommend Mr. Stevenson for you legal needs as well. I am very satisfied with the resolution of my case.
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Posted by Alex | March 12, 2020
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Very pleased
Mr. Stevenson is a great lawyer who knows his way around a court room. He got my case reduced to the best possible scenario and I avoided jail time and paid minimal fines. If I were ever to get in trouble again he is definitely the first call I’m making.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Andrew H. Stevenson
  • 1998 - Present

Education

  • Indiana University
  • PhD - Doctorate
  • 1997
  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1989

Legal Cases

  • 2 counts Rape, Burglary, Kidnapping
  • All charges DISMISSED
  • Murder
  • Reckless Homicide
  • Possession of Heroin
  • Case was DISMISSED
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Associations

  • National Trial Lawyer Association - Top 100
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past President
  • 1999 - Present
  • Fairfield County Bar Assocation
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • SuperStar Seminar
  • OACDL
  • 2010

Publications

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (OACDL)
  • Tuna Fish on Rye with a Side of Jail - President's Message
  • 2010
  • University of Michigan Press
  • The Role of Self-Control in Delinquency
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Legal Update
  • Cell Phones: Friend or Foe - The Forensic Analysis of Cell Phones
  • 2015
  • Instituting Evidence Based Practices in Sex Crime Defense
  • Understanding and Defending DNA in Sex Cases
  • 2015
  • DNA Evidence
  • How to Effectively Challenge DNA Evidence in Court
  • 2013
  • Death Penalty Seminar
  • DNA Evidence: Lawyers Guid to Understanding
  • 2012
  • MLK Seminar
  • Jury Selection
  • 2010
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Rule 16 Discovery
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (3)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mr. Stevenson if you are in need of an attorney for any criminal matter. He is one of the best in the area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Andrew Stevenson. He is a talented and hard working criminal defense lawyer. I worked closely with Andrew in an extremely difficult murder case in 2010 and 2011, and was impressed with his legal ability, attention to detail, and compassion for his client."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Awesome attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Mr. Stevenson for a number of years. Mr. Stevenson is one of the top criminal defense attorneys in our area. I have no problem not endorsing him, but I have also recommended clients to him in the past."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Stevenson exemplifies the very best attributes of an active attorney and displays a high level of professionalism, confidence and skill we should all aspire to. Honesty, dedication and a love of the law, which means. giving back to others who lack our understanding of the law and a benefit from our inherent desire to provide solutions to problems. The thousands years of combined legal experience of professionals activity participating in this forum represent some of the very best of our profession, which is after all, at its base is desire to help those in need. This Attorney’s experience and knowledge, I believe, demonstrates that there is a desire to provide accurate advice and obtain appropriate results for clients. Most importantly, this Attorney is willing to help complete strangers (as is the case in this forum) with their legal problems for which we collectively provide useful information, thereby demystifying the legal process as much as possible. I would recommend"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable and helpful."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Andrew and I have worked together on cases and at State seminars. Andrew thinks outside the box to come up with successful and innovative ideas."
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