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Andrew Hugh Stevenson

About me

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.   


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Holly Patricia Regoli

    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.


    Holly Regoli Divorce and separation Attorney
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  • David Hansen Thomas

    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.


    David Thomas White collar crime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Andrew H. Stevenson

301 East Main Street
Lancaster, OH, 43130

Andrew H. Stevenson

14 N. Court Street
Suite 302
Athens, OH, 45701



INInactive In Good Standing199307/03/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
SuperStar SeminarOACDL2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyAndrew H. Stevenson1998 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Trial Lawyer Association - Top 100Member2012 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2001 - Present
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPast President1999 - Present
Fairfield County Bar AssocationMember1998 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
MurderReckless Homicide
2 counts Rape, Burglary, KidnappingAll charges DISMISSED
Possession of HeroinCase was DISMISSED
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Publication nameTitleDate
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (OACDL)Tuna Fish on Rye with a Side of Jail - President's Message2010
University of Michigan PressThe Role of Self-Control in Delinquency1997
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Indiana University School of LawSociology/CriminologyPhD - Doctorate1997
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Miami University of OhioEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Legal UpdateCell Phones: Friend or Foe - The Forensic Analysis of Cell Phones2015
Instituting Evidence Based Practices in Sex Crime DefenseUnderstanding and Defending DNA in Sex Cases2015
DNA EvidenceHow to Effectively Challenge DNA Evidence in Court2013
Death Penalty SeminarDNA Evidence: Lawyers Guid to Understanding2012
MLK SeminarJury Selection2010
Fairfield County Bar AssociationRule 16 Discovery2010