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Douglas Alan Funkhouser

Criminal defense Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Douglas A. Funkhouser

  • Licensed for 28 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1995
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Douglas

Learn Douglas’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    16%
    I have been practicing criminal law since I was prosecutor in the U.S. Army in 1997. I currently handle complex felony and misdemeanor cases. I've tried almost every type of criminal case to a jury including capital murder, rape, felonious assault, theft and domestic violence.

    29 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    16%
    I handle DUI/OVI cases throughout Ohio, but mainly in Franklin, Delaware, Fairfield and Licking Counties. Preventing an OVI conviction is crucial to my clients.

    25 years, 500 cases

  3. Expungement
    16%
    Sealing a criminal record for a client is one of the most important tasks I can perform. After their case is sealed, the client is free to pursue otherwise unavailable jobs and careers.

    25 years, 400 cases

  4. Litigation
    16%

  5. Speeding and traffic ticket
    16%

  6. Violent crime
    16%

  7. Other
    4%

My practice is dedicated to representing people charged with criminal offenses.  I pride myself on having handled every type of criminal case from beginning to end.  I learned as a prosecutor in the U.S. Army that a successful attorney must be dedicated and devoted to getting results.  That takes time and practical knowledge.  As I approach my 18th year practicing law, I bring those experiences earned inside the courtroom during jury trials to each one of my client's cases.  Results do matter and I know that preparing properly before trial is one of the keys to success and obtaining a not guilty verdict for my clients. 

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Location

Douglas A. Funkhouser Co., L.P.A.
765 South High St
Columbus, OH, 43206-1908

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Reviews

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Posted by Helen | November 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Lawyer You Want
Doug has always achieved favorable outcomes for me in a timely manner. He is always willing to go the extra mile. I have been beyond impressed with his professionalism and results. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and honest
Doug has served as a consultant to myself and many others. He's not what we have come to expect from lawyers. He's a throwback. Battle tested and extremely knowledgable of his capabilities.
Posted by Myrna | October 6, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation with Mr. Funkhouser....
I meet with Mr. Funkhouser for consultation. From the first time I walked into Mr. Funkhousers office he and his staff made me feel that they truly had my best interest in mind. He was very knowledgeable and helpful. He was respectful to my feelings, I appreiate his kindness.
Posted by Nate. T | May 21, 2013
Best lawyer i could ask for...
I have had the fortune of Mr. Funkhouser representing me in 2 DV charges.. Doug prepaired me for every aspect of the process and because of his efforts i still have a job and avoided jail time. This is the guy to have representing you in criminal court! Thanks Doug! I owe you everything!
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2012
Pleasantly Satisfactory Legal Representation!
I was charged with a Misdemeanor - Theft by Deception Charge in the Franklin County Municipal Court. Having never been in any legal trouble, I was pleasantly satisfied with the time and attention that Attorney Funkhouser provided to me as he guided me through every step of the legal process. From the first phone call to the last phone call, he was always prompt to return my phone calls and I always ended the conversation with all my questions answered! His vast knowledge of the law was very reassuring and comforting. On the day of my arraignment, I was confident because I had an aggressive Attorney by my side that had already worked behind the scenes to negotiate a more than satisfactory plea deal. I would recommend Attorney Funkhouser to any individual looking for legal representation from an Attorney who is well educated in the law, professional in and out of the Courtroom, and always attentive to all the details and needs of your case.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2010
Experienced and diligent attorney
Excellent attorney who answered all of my questions while we were in court. Easy to get a hold of by telephone and always returned my calls when I miss him. I would use him again if I needed a criminal attorney. Very knowledgeable.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Douglas A. Funkhouser Co., LPA
  • 2000 - Present
  • Principal
  • Douglas A. Funkhouser Co., L.P.A.
  • 1900 - Present
  • Captain, Judge Advocate
  • United States Army
  • 1996 - 2000

Education

  • Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army
  • Military Law
  • 1996
  • Capital University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. L.F.
  • Not guilty

Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2013 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Criminal Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Chosen to 2011 Super Lawyers List
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Jury Selection in Criminal Cases by Aspatore
  • The Criminal Voir Dire Process in Criminal Proceedings
  • 2013
  • Trends in DUI Discovery (Inside the Minds)
  • Using Discovery to the Advantage of the Defense
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Criminal Advocacy
  • Direct Examination of the Defendant
  • 2015
  • FAQ Series
  • OVI Basics
  • 2008

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (7)
Endorse Douglas
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Doug is who I refer everyone seeking advice on criminal matters to."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Doug is a highly qualified defense attorney. I am happy to endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Douglas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Doug is a highly skilled defense attorney who assisted me in a highly contested Rape case. After several months of trial preparation and a week long Jury Trial our client was found NOT GUILTY on all charges. If you are facing serious criminal charges do not hesitate to call Doug for your legal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Funkhouser was opposing counsel on a matter I was involved in. The subject matter of the lawsuit was very sensitive and emotionally charged. At all times he acted with the utmost professionalism. He has a great reputation among other professionals in the legal community. If you find yourself facing criminal charges, Attorney Funkhouser is someone you want on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked professionally with Dough Funkhouser for years. He is competent, proficient, and experienced."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I whole-heartedly endorse this attorney. Consistently provides clients with excellent representation. Excellent reputation."
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