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Stephen Thomas Wolfe

Criminal defense Attorney at Columbus, OH

4.6   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    75%
    Trial experience in all types of cases: Federal, Felony, Misdemeanor, and Traffic from speeding to aggravated murder.

    16 years

  2. Appeals
    10%
    Practice in appellate courts throughout Ohio

    16 years

  3. Sex crime
    10%

    16 years

  4. DUI and DWI
    5%

    16 years

Mr. Wolfe is a lifelong resident of the Columbus area, having grown up in Worthington and graduating with honors from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Economics.  He then attended Capital University Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctorate in 2008. He twice studied law at Oxford University, in 2003 and 2006.  While in law school, he worked at the Columbus City Prosecutor's Office.  Upon being admitted to practice law in 2008, he went into private practice, working for 5 years at the firm Cooper & Pennington Co., LPA, where he specialized in criminal defense.  He has served as counsel on numerous jury trials, and completed the National Defender's Training Project, a criminal trial strategy practicum, in 2012.

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Location

Wolfe Law Group, LLC
1350 W 5th Ave Ste 330
Columbus, OH, 43212-2907

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Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
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Posted by Ryan | August 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Legal mess
Best Representation I’ve ever had handled everything quickly and efficiently if I ever get into trouble again I will definitely use Wolfe law firm again very happy with the outcome highly recommended.
Posted by Neil | March 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer. Combines professionalism and compassion. (OVI Charges)
I hired him for help with two OVIs. As a young man and this being my first charge, I was very nervous and racked with guilt. He was great about making sure he answered all my questions to ease my concerns and leave me feeling as worry free as he could. He over delivered both times. Mr. Wolfe was terrific about listening to me and helping me understand what was happening in both of my cases. He helped get one dropped as an OVI and settled the other one for minimal costs and punishments. He helped me maintain driving privileges both times and kept me out of jail and out of rehab. I went with a different lawyer (under the advisement of a family member) for my third OVI. The other lawyer was way higher priced and didn’t seem to care much about the case or me. This really highlighted my experience with Mr. Wolfe. He cares about you as his client and he will give you the time of day to make sure you are heard.
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My attorney
Stephen Wolfe is my attorney for a criminal charge. I found that Stephen Wolfe was very prompt in handling my case. Always kept me informed on how he was handling my case. Stephen handles himself well in the court room and is very helpful. I highly recommend him if you are in need of a criminal defense attorney.
Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Results
Took a case with 2 years probation,and revocation warrant,and got it thrown out.
Posted by Carol | January 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney
I am not from the area at all so I looked around at a handful of lawyers. After talking to Stephen on the phone, I felt most comfortable with him as a person and as my attorney. As this was my first time going through the system with an OVI related case, he made sure that I understood all of the minimum and maximum charges that may be tried. I was able to tell him everything about my case and he took all of it seriously as he worked with the prosecutor to make my sentencing as low as possible. He answered any of my questions that I had with a clear and confident response. He was even available after my court date to suggest the driver intervention programs that he knew were good and solid. Overall, he was a great attorney helping me through all of the stages and any questions I had, along with responding to calls or emails within a timely manner!
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Posted by Michael | August 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Well versed attorney
Stephen did an excellent job on my criminal appeal. Kept me informed through all stages of the appeals process. Was always there to answer my questions in a very timely manner. True professional, exceeded my expectations. Great attorney highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Very helpful, courteous and informative. Very good person to help you through a difficult situation. Hopefully I never need a lawyer again, but I would consult with Stephen T Wolfe in a heartbeat if I did.
Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2015
Reliable
I believe that calling Stephen Wolfe was the best decision I could have made in regards to my legal situation. He was very knowledgeable and confident in that knowledge, additionally putting me at ease at keeping me regularly informed. He communicated well with me at anytime I attempted contact and continues to do whenever I need a question answered or situation taken care of.
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Posted by Amanda | May 12, 2015
Great Attorneys
I am so thankful for Mr. Wolfe and his associates, he kept me constantly informed about my Dads case as well as was very patient with me when I would ask questions. He answered them thoroughly and made sure I understood the legal jargon. I would refer them to anyone needing a good attorney! Thank you for all you do
Posted by anonymous | March 2, 2015
FREEDOM
Stephen Wolfe. He's a man of integrity, honor, and respect. He was a court appointed attorney. In stating this I thought I was to be imprisoned for 15 years. Wether your a pro-bono case or you seek out an attorney, he is the man for the job. He truly cares about each and every client. While incarcerated, we spoke regularly. If you have ever been incarcerated, your aware that you generally only speak with your lawyer/attorney once maybe twice. He explained every option possible from the good to the bad. My expectations of my sentence were exceeded. Under my circumstances I expected nothing less than a five year judicial. I led my agreement to a plea out of 5 years community control 3 years on the shelf and I spent a total of 7 1/2 months incarcerated and imprisonment combined. He stayed in contact with my family members. Communicated with all friends and family I asked of him. He got me home to my baby boy. My judicial was filed the second he was able to file it. All documents and offers were turned in and replied to in a timely manner. Phone calls were returned within 24-48 hours. He made communication with him completely accessible 24/7. To this day almost a year later, I am still able to contact him with questions and/or any concerns I have about any legal matters he is knowledgeable of. If I ever find myself in need of legal council I will be sure to contact Stephen Wolfe.
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Posted by Kyle | February 2, 2024
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Rude and doesn't seem to do anything
So he hasn't represented me but he's definitely not representing my friend. But so far my friend has met this man 1 times and has been in a court room 4 soon to be 5 and this man was there for the first hearing and didn't accomplish anything and hasn't been to any of the other hearings and will not answer the phone when his client has called him and the times he has answered the phone he has said he can't speak to them on the phone because it's recorded by the jail and then he has proceeded to not show up to any more of the court dates that his client has had and it seems like all they are doing is postponing the actual trial date just to collect the paycheck is what I'm guessing I don't know how they get paid but he is definitely not done anything for his client and he will not answer the phone call from his client and he will not answer the phone call from his client's friend which is me to get any information about the case I don't know much about how attorneys work and the fact that he's a public defender for this client makes me believe that he just doesn't care and actually I know he doesn't care because well he just won't answer phone calls he won't respond to a message that you leave him he has not called me back to talk to me actually I've called him just to have him hang up on me so lack of better words this man is a very unprofessional and does not care about his clients so that's just a speculation from the outside looking in but from what I've seen I would not recommend this guy to anyone unless they plan on just throwing their money away because lazy does not answer phone calls I mean it's a phone call it's all you got to do is answer and then be courteous and talk to the person let them know something but no his client just sits there gets nothing back from him at all except for false hope saying that he's going to do something but he doesn't do it and doesn't get it done and then when you see it in action well he doesn't try very hard because so far he's had somebody else step in and do his job for him but didn't do his job at all so totally useless is an attorney in my eyes and if I could give zero Stars I would because one star is too much
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Wolfe Law Group, LLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Founding Member
  • Wolfe Van Wey & Associates, LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate
  • Cooper & Pennington Co., LPA
  • 2009 - 2013

Education

  • Capital University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • The Ohio State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Franklin County Case No. 16 CR 1351
  • Not guilty verdict
  • Knox County Appeals Case No. 14 CA 8
  • Reversal in part
  • Franklin County Case No. 13 CR 5674
  • Evidence suppressed, charges dismissed
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Associations

  • Ohio State Bar Association, Legislative committee
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Committee
  • Secretary
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Criminal Justice Committee
  • Vice Chair
  • 2016 - 2019
  • Licking County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2021
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor (Criminal Defense)
  • Avvo
  • 2015

Publications

  • Q & A, The Newsletter of the Criminal Law Section (OBA)
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2016

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (19)
Endorse Stephen
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wolfe is a dedicated defense attorney who has exhibited exceptional skill in the courtroom. I highly recommend him for any criminal or traffic defense matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Wolfe as a criminal defense lawyer. Stephen is personable and responsive to his clients' needs and makes sure their questions are answered. He has an excellent reputation among his peers and the respect of the Judges. You cannot go wrong choosing him to assist you in your legal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Wolfe is a fantastic advocate for his clients. He is a wealth of knowledge and is always up for a challenge. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen is a knowledgeable attorney that I can routinely rely on. After seeing the quality work he has done, I would never hesitate to refer a client to him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wolfe is highly respected in the community and an attorney I can recommend for your legal needs."
Appeals Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Stephen is a brilliant appeals attorney. He goes the extra mile to ensure the best results possible."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and reliable."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Wolfe has vast experience and unparalleled results. If you are facing a criminal charge, you want him in your corner."
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