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Dustin Mikel Blake

Criminal defense Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   6 reviews

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About Dustin

Learn Dustin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Federal/State – Felonies/Misdemeanors; Appeals; DV/Assault; Drug Trafficking/Possession/Paraphernalia; Embezzlement/Forgery/Theft/Fraud; Expungements; Extradition; Kidnapping/Extortion; Money Laundering; Murder/Manslaughter/Homicide; Parole Violations; OVI/DUI; Sex Crimes - Rape/GSI; Robbery/Burglary/Trespass; Solicitation; Gun Charges - CCW; White Collar Crimes.

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%

  3. White collar crime
    30%

 

Dustin Blake is one of Ohio’s premier criminal defense attorneys and trial lawyers.  Mr. Blake has represented hundreds of individuals charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes.   Mr. Blake also handles select high stakes civil lawsuits.  

Mr. Blake has been recognized by peers and colleagues as a Top Lawyer in Central Ohio by Columbus C.E.O. Magazine and rated by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV® rated attorney, the highest such rating available to any individual lawyer.  AV Preeminent® is a significant rating accomplishment - a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.  

Mr. Blake is a member of many legal organizations including The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, which is an invitation-only national organization, composed of America’s Top Trial Lawyers.

Mr. Blake is admitted to practice before the Ohio Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit.  

Practice Areas:

Criminal Law:  Federal / State Crimes, Felony / Misdemeanor Crimes, Appeals.  White Collar Crimes,  Drug Trafficking / Possession / Paraphernalia,  DUI / OVI / DWI,  Money Laundering,  Embezzlement / Forgery / Theft / Fraud,  Crimes of Violence,  Sex Crimes,  Computer Crimes,  Gun Crimes,  Extradition,  Parole Violations,  Expungements.

Civil Litigation.

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Licensed for 16 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/07/2022

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

Contact Dustin

Dustin M. Blake, Attorney At Law
492 S. High St., Suite 300
Columbus, OH, 43215

Reviews

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Posted by Kristina | September 2, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wrongful Entrustment-Excellent Attorney
I have never been in trouble in my life before this and I was totally freaked out when I was charged with this offense. Everything looked awful from my standpoint and I was completely unsure as to what was getting ready to happen to me. I contacted Dustin Blake for help immediately. He is very easy to talk to and I am amazed at how easy he made this whole process. My charges were dismissed without ever stepping foot into a court room. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal representation.
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Posted by Kyle | December 19, 2013
Accident on ice, Dustin Blake took care of everything
A year or two ago I had gotten into an accident on black ice. I ended up going head on into a telephone pole. My cousin who happened to be close by picked me up from the accident when he saw what had happened. I was very much out of it from the collision and I ended up contacting Dustin Blake about the situation. I could have been charged for fleeing the scene of the accident but Dustin took care of everything and I ended up not getting charged at all. My car was totalled so the only thing I ended up paying for was a new car and Dustin's outstanding services. I could not have been happier with the outcome.
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Posted by Nick | December 10, 2013
Integrity+Perseverance+Calling to Serve Others=Great Person & Lawyer
The integrity, perseverance, & professionalism that Dustin displayed throughout his representation of me makes him an exceptional lawyer. The exchange of value that Dustin provided was second to none and much more efficient and cost effective than many other high-priced Attorney's in Columbus, Ohio. As service professionals, Attorney's are judged by the value that they bring to their clients. Dustin brought to me a much greater value than the money, trust, and time he received in exchange!
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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2013
Professional and loyal attorney
In my time of need Dustin was a very comforting, trustworthy, and a responsible attorney! He was able to answer all of my questions and helped me through my situation . I have recommended other clients to Dustin because of his professionalism and calming demeanor. I highly recommend Dustin Blake.
Posted by Kris | November 9, 2013
Thank You Dustin!
Our son got into trouble --- not once but twice -- and Dustin was our shoulder to lean on. Nothing is scarier than the court system and the ramifications that could result if you are not prepared. Thank heavens we knew Dustin. In both cases, Dustin took over and lead us through the process. He was calm and so professional that we felt immediate relief that our son would get the best possible outcome. If you ever need an attorney, run -- don't walk-- to Dustin Blake! You will be glad you did.
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Posted by Jason | November 8, 2013
Expungement
Dustin was referred by a close friend. He did an excellent job calming my anxiety about getting the expungement done, and in the end, he was successful in getting the conviction removed from my record. I truly believe that Dustin's professionalism was the difference in resolving my case!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Criminal Defense Attorney / Trial Lawyer
  • Dustin M. Blake Co., LLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate Litigation Attorney
  • Private Practice
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Reminger Co., LPA
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Bailiff
  • Alliance Municipal Court
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Law Clerk
  • Law Offices of Jeffrey Jakmides & Tracey Laslo
  • 2003 - 2003
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Education

  • University of Akron School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • Mount Union College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • CHARGES DISMISSED - DUI / OVI
  • CHARGES DISMISSED - DUI / OVI
  • PROBATION - Federal Felony Gun Charges
  • PROBATION
  • CASE DISMISSED - Felonious Assault
  • CASE DISMISSED by Prosecutor
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Associations

  • The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • New Member's Committee Chair
  • 2010 - Present
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Franklin American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent®
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent®
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers In Central Ohio
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers In Ohio
  • The Legal Network
  • 2013
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certifcation
  • National Highway Transportation Safety Administration
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent®
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Rule 20 Death Penalty Certified Co-Counsel
  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • 2012
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Publications

  • The Communicator (COAJ)
  • EDITOR’S COLUMN
  • 2011
  • The Communicator (COAJ)
  • The "Rocket Docket"
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • Roundtable Discussion
  • Franklin County Municipal Court's Specialty Dockets
  • 2013
  • New Lawyer Training: Criminal Law
  • Moderator: Criminal Law
  • 2013
  • Law School Engagement
  • Opening Up a Law Practice
  • 2012
  • Trial Skills Institute
  • A Demonstrative View of State v. Daniel Jacobs
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (11)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Blake is an extremely talented lawyer. He will fight for you every step of the way."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked closely with Dustin on several cases. He provides diligent and zealous representation. He works hard for his clients, endlessly striving toward the best possible result. I highly endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dustin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dustin is an excellent criminal defense attorney. He is well respected in the legal community and provides a tremendous service to his clients. I certainly endorse Dustin in the area of Criminal Defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen this lawyer work for several years now. He is diligent in his efforts and I have seen him get many favorable results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dustin as a criminal defense lawyer. Dustin 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 Dustin to assist you in your legal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Dustin as a criminal defense lawyer. He has an excellent reputation among his peers and the respect of the Judges. Dustin is also personable and responsive to his clients' needs. John Alton"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Blake is an outstanding criminal defense attorney who has assisted my clients in the past with matters involving DUIs, minor traffic violations as well as felonies. He does a tremendous job for his clients and his fees are very reasonable. I plan to continue to seek his assistance for my clients in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dustin is an aggressive attorney who understands the legal process and isn't afraid to take a case to trial. I've referred him business and will continue to do so."
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Columbus Criminal defense Lawyer Dustin Mikel Blake
Dustin Mikel Blake
Criminal defense Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 16 years