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Brian Joslyn is the founder and managing partner of Joslyn Law Firm. He created the firm with the mission of providing all clients with the highest level of attention, whether they are facing misdemeanor or felony charges. Brian Joslyn represents clients in Columbus, Franklin County, Delaware County, Madison County and the surrounding communities. Clients receive open, practical communication that helps them understand the benefits of all of their legal options and keep them informed, every step of the way.


As a Columbus, OH criminal defense attorney, Brian Joslyn is a strong advocate for people facing state and federal criminal charges including Franklin County DUI, weapon violations, probation violation and white collar crimes in Columbus among many other crimes.


Brian Joslyn understands that knowledgeable legal counsel can be an asset in non-trial related matters as well, where individuals still stand to lose former freedoms. Joslyn Law Firm helps clients navigate administrative matters such as license revocation hearing, emergency bond hearings, and criminal records sealing while representing their best interests.


Prior to opening Joslyn Law Firm, Bryan Joslyn worked in a Public Defender's Office. While there, he saw first-hand the impact of charges on people facing alleged criminal offenses. Brian Joslyn understands all too well the fear, anxiety, and sometimes physical pain that can result from interaction with law enforcement. As the victim of police brutality during his undergraduate career (for charges that were all later acquitted), Brian Joslyn can better understand the ordeals that his clients face and is passionate about defending them.


Call (614) 444-1900 to discuss your legal defense options during a free consultation. The impact of a criminal conviction can be dire, potentially affecting future employment, housing options, relationships, and reputation. As a Columbus criminal defense lawyer, Brian Joslyn is committed to helping individuals charged with criminal offenses safeguard their futures. It's best to make an informed decision, regardless of the severity of the charges you or your loved one face. Contact Brian Joslyn to learn more.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    5 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    5 years
  3. Domestic Violence: 20%
    5 years
  4. Violent Crime: 15%
  5. Juvenile: 15%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Holly Patricia Regoli

    Mr. Joslyn is a highly respected in the community and I recommend him to take care of your legal needs.


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  • Eric Alan Steiden

    Brian is every lawyer's go-to guy when it comes to criminal defense and DUI matters. As an attorney who previously practiced criminal defense before focusing in a different area of the law, I know what it takes to be an effective advocate for those accused of a crime. The words "relentless" and "tenacious" come to mind when I think of Brian's commitment to his craft. He won't accept anything short of the best results from himself and his staff. Prosecutors be advised.


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2014
Top 10 Attorney Award for the state of OhioNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Nationally Ranked Top 10 AttorneyNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration CertificationTony Corroto2011
Pro Bono Honors AwardHouse Opportunities Collaborative2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerJoslyn Law Firm2011 - Present
Juvenile Public DefenderSan Diego Public Defender's Office2009 - 2011
Criminal Law InternWilliam C. Matthews Law Office2008 - 2009
Criminal Law InternLaw Offices of Joseph Landusky and Mark Herder2002 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Central Ohio Association for JusticeMember2010 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMember2010 - Present
National Police Accountability ProjectMember2010 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
National Association of Consumer AdvocatesMember2010 - Present
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
National Lawyers GuildMember2008 - Present
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana LawsMember2008 - Present
Big Brother Big SisterVolunteer2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Ohio v Gerardo GomezNot Guilty
State of Ohio v Michael WoodNot Guilty
State of Ohio v Mathew DoudsNot Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Franklin UniversityMarketing, summa cum laudeBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Franklin UniversityFinance, magna cum laudeBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Franklin UniversityBusiness Administration, summa cum laudeB.S.N/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Sex Crime DefenseDefending Sex Cases2014
Drug SeminarDefending Drug Cases2013
Defending Those Charged With Drunk DrivingDrunk Driving Defense2013
Drunk Driving Defense / Defending with IntegrityOVI Defense2012
Defending Modern Drug CasesDefending Modern Day Drug Cases2012
DWI Defending with IntegrityOVI/Criminal Defense2011
DUI Defending With IntegrityDUI/OVI Defense2010
Defending with IntegrityDrunk Driving Defense2010