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Zachuary Thorpe Meranda

Criminal defense Attorney at Columbus, OH

4.9   101 reviews
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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Zachuary

Learn Zachuary’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    The criminal process can be complex and confusing. If you've been charged with a criminal offense, your rights, record, and liberties are at stake. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you understand the law as it relates to the crime you've been charged with, and will help you make informed decisions to ensure that your rights remain protected as your case moves through the court process.

    15 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    20%
    The criminal process can be complex and confusing. If you've been charged with a criminal offense, your rights, record, and liberties are at stake. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you understand the law as it relates to the crime you've been charged with, and will help you make informed decisions to ensure that your rights remain protected as your case moves through the court process.

    15 years

  3. Violent crime
    15%

  4. White collar crime
    15%

  5. Expungement
    10%

PROVIDING QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE REPRESENTATION, THE MERANDA LAW FIRM IS HERE FOR YOU!

The Meranda Law Firm is a general practice firm located in downtown Columbus and Newark, Ohio. The firm is committed to providing high quality, affordable, and personal legal representation to achieve the most advantageous outcome in your case. We understand that effective communication between a lawyer and a client is of utmost importance. Our focus is to assure that every client receives personal attention and is an active participant in the decision-making process. Whenever possible, we will attempt to resolve matters amicably and efficiently through settlement or mediation. But, when necessary, our lawyers are prepared to fight vigorously and aggressively in order to defend your case in court.

Our firm represents and advises clients in a variety of areas including: Criminal Defense, Domestic Relations, Juvenile Law, and Personal Injury Law. For your convenience, we have a flexible appointment schedule, including evening and weekend appointments. We look forward to working with you. 

Contact The Meranda Law Firm today to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION on your legal matter.

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2016,2015,2012,2011
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 7 ...

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Location

The Meranda Law Firm LTD
Miranda Law Firm, LTD
33 West Main Street, Suite 205
Newark, OH, 43055
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  101 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Katelyne | August 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great DUI Attorney
Zach handled my situation and got me the best deal possible. I am very satisfied with the outcome of my case and would 100% recommend him to anyone dealing with any type of OVI charge :)
Posted by Joey | July 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great great lawyer
Zack did a great job with my case an got my charges lowered to a less offence... He also took care of 2 speeding tickets that I got during the time of the case that he took care of for GP...... Thanx again zack
Posted by Greg | February 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No nonsense and very professional
Zach was very focused on winning our case! In plain language, told us what would happen and then walked us through the entire process. Highly recommended!!
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Wonderful attorney
Wonderful attorney! Straight and to the point! Saved my son from prison! I will be forever greatful! He is a real person that genuinely understands us mommas. And will take the time to explain everything! Thank you again! And did I mention he loves us country people…lol
Posted by anonymous | January 4, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
The best
Zachuary was able to help me with a DV/assault case and get everything dropped with little repercussions for me. He saved my career and helped me when I really needed it. I will forever be grateful.
Posted by Brittany | December 6, 2023
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Juvenile
Zach is an amazing attorney. He fights for his clients. He does an amazing job at getting things done and helping his client understand what is going on.
Posted by Kevin | December 4, 2023
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traffic violation
Zach got the job done with a fantastic result on our first court appearance.
Posted by Robert | November 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Accomplished the Goal
Zach answered the phone when I called, he was responsive, which is becoming more and more rare. He accomplished our goal while managing my expectations. I highly recommend consulting with him if you’re looking for attorney services.
Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
OVI
Meranda Law Firm was very professional, efficient, and beyond helpful with my case. He answered all questions, made me feel very safe, comfortable, and at ease with what would happen and I am greatly appreciative.
Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer for a case.
He did amazing & helped me out tremendously when i had absolutely no idea what to do, very appreciated of him and would refer everyone to him!
Posted by Bobbi | August 24, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Super lawyer
I hired Zack as my son's lawyer as he was incarcerated in Newark Ohio that got on it right away and had him out of jail within 24 hours I would recommend him for any criminal case he is excellent hands down the best attorney I have ever had I give him 10 Stars stars thanks Zach for being so wonderful
Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
GREAT LAWYER
Super satisfied with the results we were able to secure with the work of Zack he was very clever and quick on his toes responding to the judge and state prosecutor. I feel like he definitely got us the best outcome possible under the circumstances definitely a dependable guy stuck with us for hours while waiting to be the last case called in a freezing court room. He’s a Ride or Die. Definitely a guy you want fighting for you in the trenches.
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Posted by Eli | December 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
My attorney for criminal in licking county
It was good working with Zachuary Meranda Excellent to work with, Serious false allegations, dismissed in a week ,
Posted by Dave A. | November 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Zach saved me from prison and my crazy ex gf.
Zach has helped me through a very tough set of situations. I had an improper transport of a firearm charge, and then a very crazy ex girlfriend who put a cpo in me and tried to take me down. She was no angel and when it was all said and done, SHE had a cpo on HER, and I didn't go to jail. The only thing Zach is missing is a cape! Thank you Zach and your crew!
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2022
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Expungement
Zach helped get a case dropped for me a few years ago, didn’t realize it was still on my records for background checks, he was able to get the judge to expunge the old case from my records. This guys amazing
Posted by Mike Eichner | October 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellence FIRST
Zack and his team are wonderful attentive and for me the best attorney. He has helped me be able to move forward and put my past in the rearview. Thank you, Zach and Team!
Posted by Ashley | September 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Zac has been beyond amazing ,his understanding and support of my situation got me threw it all. Thank you.
Posted by Cortland | August 11, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
High powered
Hiring Zack was the best thing I could’ve done. Hired him for two big cases and walked away with no time served for both of them. If you want a high powered, result driven attorney , he’s the one.
Posted by Elmer | August 4, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
He got my felony charges lowered to a misdemeanor and for that I’m very grateful since I can go about my day to day without doing jailtime
Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Z. Meranda helped me so much! Walked me through everything that was happening and what would happen! Stayed in constant communication, as well as his team! I am 1000% glad that I hired him to represent me! I will also recommend him to anyone who needs legal assistance
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Meranda Law Firm
  • 2008 - Present
  • Contract Attorney
  • Scotts Company
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Public Defender
  • Washtenaw County Public Defender's Office
  • 2008 - 2009

Education

  • Thomas Cooley School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Wright State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Attorneys law licensed saved.
  • Reduction of origninal charges to minor misdemeanor disorderly conduct offense
  • Aggravated Robbery Pled Down to a Misdemeanor Theft Offense!
  • Misdemeanor Theft Charge.
  • Decade Old Felony Expunged!
  • Case Expunged and Record Sealed.
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Wright State University Alumni Board
  • Secretary
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Licking County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Ohio Outstanding Young Lawyer
  • Top Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top 10 under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2014
  • Excellent Rating
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Clients Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (16)
Endorse Zachuary
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Zach and I worked on a very complicated rape case last year. Together we were able to obtain a not guilty for our client. He has great instinct about criminal defense matters and is a natural in the courtroom. I look forward to working with him again in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Zach is an experienced lawyer with a practice spanning in multiple counties throughout Ohio. His clients speak highly of his work ethic and he is well respected in the criminal defense legal community as a results-oriented attorney. I recommend Zach for those seeking an experienced attorney with a proven record of success."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have practiced alongside Zach in Licking County Common Pleas and the Franklin County Juvenile Court. Zach has an excellent reputation among attorneys in both courts and works very hard for his clients. He is also extremely personable and has had a professional demeanor in all of my interactions with him. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my closest friend or family member."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Zachuary. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
General practice Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Meranda knows his way around the court house and he know how to get the job done right."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Zachuary as a criminal defense lawyer. Zachuary genuinely cares about his clients' needs and vigorously tries to obtain the best results he can for them. Zachuary is well liked and respected by his peers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Zachuary Meranda in litigation and negotiation. He vigorously advocates for his clients. Because of his hard work, he gets results. Beyond his litigation skills, he is a genuinely nice guy. He will take an interest in you as a person, not simply as a case file. My experiences with him lead me to believe he would no only be an incredible attorney, but a compassionate counselor as well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Meranda is well liked by his clients and provides great advice here on Avvo. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. I would be completely comfortable recommending him to those seeking counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Meranda is widely respected amongst his fellow attorneys in central Ohio. He is well known for the zealous representatio that he provides for his clients and the good working relationship he maintains with the judges and their courts. I would highly recommend Mr. Meranda."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer for his professionalism, dedication to his clients, and overall commitment to achieving the best possible result for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Friend
"As a fellow attorney, I endorse Zachuary Meranda. He known to me as an intelligent, hard working attorney who will take all steps necessary to get the job done."
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