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Dorian Baum

Criminal defense Attorney at Lancaster, OH

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Ohio - OH 12 years
    Washington - WA 14 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2009
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Dorian

Learn Dorian’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Baum Law Office will handle difficult cases in state felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile courts, including murder, manslaughter, rape, drug crimes, theft, robbery, trespass, burglary, assault, domestic violence, and driving under the influence (DUI), among others.

    15 years, 450 cases

  2. Family
    Baum Law Office is prepared to represent you in matters regarding divorce or dissolution, child custody disputes, child support claims or modifications, parenting plan claims or modifications, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and mediation.

    15 years, 100 cases

  3. Litigation

    12 years, 5 cases

  4. Debt collection
    Baum Law Office can help you collect debts owed to you by other parties. Using the court system, you can protect yourself from those who would prefer not to pay their debts, whether they are from business relationships, outside contracts, or any other reason a debt is owed.

    15 years, 10 cases

  5. Expungement

    15 years, 5 cases

  6. Landlord or tenant
    Baum Law Office will help you in disputes with your landlord, or with a tenant. We can help mediate disputes between parties as well as assist you with the legal process in protecting your rights as a tenant or as a landlord.

    15 years, 3 cases

Attorney Dorian Keith Baum grew up in Brush Prairie, WA, simultaneously graduating from Prairie High School and getting an Associates of Arts degree from Clark College. After graduation, he moved to Seattle, WA to attend the University of Washington, where he graduated with bachelor of arts degrees in both Philosophy and Sociology with a minor in Law, Societies, and Justice. Dorian then attended the University of Akron, School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate degree. While there, he was voted Secretary and Treasurer of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society (SELS) and Vice President of the Akron chapter of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), and interned at the Summit County Legal Defenders office, where he represented indigent defendants in various misdemeanor cases and juveniles in both misdemeanor and felony cases before the court.


Dorian moved back to Washington where he became a partner at Baum Law Office, with attorneys Mark Baum and Jennifer Sitterley Baum, operating in Clark County, WA and handling primarily criminal defense and family law cases. Baum Law Office then relocated to Lancaster, Ohio, where Dorian currently lives and practices. Dorian is a member of the Ohio State Bar and Ohio State Bar Association, as well as the Washington State Bar and  both the Washington State and Clark County Bar Associations. Dorian focuses primarily on criminal defense and family law, but has also worked with contracts and landlord-tenant law.

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Baum Law Office
123 South Broad Street
Suite 314
Lancaster, OH, 43130

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Posted by Melissa | January 25, 2022
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Melissa Chochard's Raving Review
Dorian Baum law offices: This law firm exceeded my expectations by far. Dorian Baum is one of the best!! He is beyond kind, fair and most of all thorough...He helped me with my case and the court dismissed it; even without court cost!! He is the best..I would recommend 10/10 Thank you, Baum law office..
Posted by Thomas | February 20, 2019
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Criminal Defense
Dorian did a great job. He was very efficient and professional in his approach and excellent at getting up to speed on the case. His approach was sound and I wholeheartedly recommend him.
Posted by Sarah | December 9, 2018
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Satisfied Client
Mr. Dorian Baum was very helpful in his counsel on my custody case. He was very knowledgeable, professional and easy to communicate with when he was explaining legal jargon, as well as being fair in the price associated with his representation. I would recommend Baum Law Offices for anyone requiring such services!
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2016
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My experience with Dorian
Dorian was a wonderful attorney who made me comfortable, listened and really helped me through a tough time in my life, he was very compassionate and understanding.I felt he really had my best interest at all times, explained possible scenarios and always gave me options, In addition I felt he was aggressive but in as way that was meant for the best outcome for myself, he stood up for me when I would not even do it for myself and made me feel at ease through life changing circumstances, I would highly recommend him for family law.
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Posted by Kaydon | September 21, 2015
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Best Attorney Ever!
I always imagined lawyers to be very stiff individuals with no personality, or compassion. I was blown away by Dorian! He did everything he possibly could to help me with my case, even though he knew I could only make very small payments, and only when I could. He answered me for my case on a Friday night at 8pm. I was frantic, so he calmed me down and assured me he would help me with things. I would recommend Dorian over an attorney in my own family. He's so laid-back and calm, it makes the process easier. Also, he ensures your understanding of all proceedings taking place. If you're looking for humanity, compassion AND intelligence, as well as great court-room skills, I beg you to choose Dorian Baum. You will NOT be disappointed!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 250-250 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Sole Practitioner
  • Baum Law Office, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Sitterley & Vandervoort, Ltd.
  • 2011 - 2014
  • Legal Intern
  • Sitterley & Vandervoort, Ltd.
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Partner
  • Baum Law Office
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Head Intern
  • Summit County Legal Defenders Office
  • 2008 - 2009
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  • University of Akron School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
  • University of Washington -Seattle
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Lutz
  • Jury Verdict: Not Guilty on all Counts


  • Young Professionals of Lancaster
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Young Professionals of Lancaster
  • Vice President
  • 2012 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • District 9 Community Service Award for Attorneys 40 and Under
  • • Ohio State Bar Foundation
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Pro Bono CLE
  • Credit Card Debt/FDCPA
  • 2013
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Credit Card Debt/FDCPA
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Endorse Dorian
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dorian is a skilled, battle-tested defense attorney and represents each client with energy and attention to detail. I would highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Other
"Aggressive representation and a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"By reputation, I know Mr. Baum to be an excellent criminal attorney in our city. My experience with Dorian though is in the area of domestic relations. He is an aggressive attorney but he is also knowledgeable about the law. This combination makes it easy to endorse Mr. Baum as an attorney to meet your legal needs."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dorian possesses the rare combination of professionalism and tenacious representation of his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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