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Steven Tyler Fox

DUI and DWI Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   80 reviews

also known as Steve Fox, Steven T. Fox


Licensed for 23 years

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Learn Steven’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    60%

    22 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    40%

    22 years, 1,000 cases

A highly respected and experienced legal advocate, Steve Fox is the owner and founder of the Steven T. Fox Law Firm, LLC. Steve has nearly 20 years of experience as a criminal defense attorney in Columbus, defending clients charged with traffic and criminal offenses in numerous Ohio courts. Mr. Fox enjoys representing clients in various criminal and traffic matters, but focuses primarily on representing individuals charged with OVI & DUI.While Steve has defended several thousand individuals charged with OVI & DUI and other crimes in a number of Ohio counties, he spends the majority of his time defending clients in Franklin, Madison, Union and Clark counties.​Mr. Fox is one of only a handful of lawyers in Ohio to complete the same training course required by police officers to conduct standardized field sobriety testing. Consequently, Steve has been certified in the administration of Field Sobriety Tests, having successfully completed training for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing course.During his time as a DUI & OVI attorney in Columbus, Steve has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as a "Rising Star" in the area of DUI & OVI defense. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list which identifies Ohio's top lawyers under the age of 40. In conjunction with this distinction, Mr. Fox was recognized as a Top Young Attorney in Ohio, as published in Cleveland/Cincinnati Magazine, having been selected by peer recognition and professional achievement.Furthermore, Steve has been recognized by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD) as one of the Top 100 OVI attorneys in Ohio.Away from the courtroom, Mr. Fox has been a presenter on the topic of DUI & OVI at legal seminars in Ohio as well as a guest speaker at a Columbus-area Driver Intervention Program. Furthermore, he has participated in training police officers at the Columbus Police Academy's Driving Impaired Criminal Enforcement (D.I.C.E.) training by conducting mock trial cross examinations of arresting officers.Prior to founding his own law practice, Steve represented thousands of individuals charged with DUI & OVI and other criminal offenses as a member of the Koffel Law Firm, where he built a strong reputation for himself and the firm as an experienced litigator who can be trusted to handle the most intricate of OVI and criminal matters. Before that, Steve was a Senior Staff Attorney with the Franklin County (Columbus) Public Defenders Office where he handled a high-volume docket and gained invaluable courtroom experience.Mr. Fox is a graduate of Wittenberg University and the University of Toledo College of Law, where he was a member of Moot Court, and competed at the National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Richmond, Virginia. During law school, Steve clerked for the law firm of Gallon & Takacs and defended indigent defendants as a certified legal intern at the Lucas County Public Defender's Office.Steve is a member of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association and NAFDD.​Steve is married with three children. In his free time he enjoys coaching youth sports, boating, fishing and just hanging out with his wife and kids.
Licensed for 23 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/11/2022

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

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The Steven T. Fox Law Firm, LLC
1335 Dublin Road
Suite 205-A
Columbus, OH, 43215

Reviews

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Posted by Paul | January 10, 2018
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Highly Recommended!
Mr. Fox is a very professional, thorough and knowledgeable attorney. He was able to provide me with quality representation, and helped me attain the best results in my case. I am very satisfied and no doubt I would call him again. I would highly recommend his services to any friend or relative.
Posted by Shannon | November 17, 2017
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Great lawyer
I'm very glad I hired Steven Fox as my lawyer. He was always very professional, informative, and listened to any concerns me and my family had. Having him represent me in court calmed any anxiety I was feeling about my situation. Steve was able to get me driving privileges while the case was ongoing, and in the end got my OVI charges reduced to a much lesser charge. I'm very happy and releived with the way everything churned out.
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Posted by Shelly | August 11, 2021
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Great experience & service
I hired Steve in one of the most serious times of my life. He handled everything timely, professional and with lots of knowledge step by step. I would highly recommend him as your attorney!
Posted by Rob | May 22, 2021
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Only DUI lawyer I'll ever recommend
I was convinced they had me dead to rights and I was going to have the DUI on my record but Steve was able to get the prosecutor and judge to drop it down to a physical control violation even with all the damning evidence against me. Definitely worked some lawyer magic for me.
Posted by Adam | December 22, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
Steve was an excellent lawyer. He always communicated very well with me and made sure I understood all the details of my case. He is very knowledgeable with his area of law and mitigation processes. Overall, a fantastic lawyer and would recommend him to anyone ever needing a DUI/ DWI criminal defense lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2020
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Highly recommend!
Steve was very informative throughout the entire process. He did an excellent job staying in contact with me, and worked diligently to achieve the best possible outcome!
Posted by Robert Kent | October 1, 2020
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Expert lawyer
Mr. Fox was an attorney that represented my son for a DUI. He’s very professional and answered all questions in detail. His in-depth knowledge of the law in the court system provided my son with the best outcome possible. I would highly recommend him to all those individuals that need and experienced and personable lawyer.
Posted by Jimmy | September 29, 2020
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Best law firm in town
Fox law to me is the best Steve is not scared of who is trying to do yo wrong when you hire him you can guarantee results what he says he does. Also he got my case dismissed
Posted by Kevin | September 29, 2020
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Highly recommend
FANTASTIC LAWYER! Very professional..I was very happy with the result of my case..I will refer him to anyone I know if they need assistance..very easy to talk to and a all around great guy
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2020
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Steve Fox is awesome
Steve was fantastic attorney. He always made sure I understood everything going on, kept me up to date as soon as anything happened, and was always easy to get ahold of.
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2020
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Client
Steve was an excellent attorney and worked hard to get me a the results wanted with my court case. Originally, I was cited for a “reckless operation” by an officer and by the end of it all it was reduced down to a “no operation.” The original reckless operation would be fours points on my record and most likely result in a suspension but instead I received a small fine and was able to drive off from court with no points on my record.
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Posted by Jeffrey | January 27, 2020
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Trust well placed
Mr Fox excelled in mitigating the crap I stepped in. I most highly recommend this man for your legal issues. I actually smiled after our last court appearance. Mr. Fox is trustworthy and knows how the system works. He is well known in Madison County. I can't rate attorneys with my limited usage...however, if I need another, well, Mr. Fox is my choice. I also consider him a friend. An excellent choice.
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Posted by Paul | September 4, 2019
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OMVI
I was very impressed with Steve Fox as my attorney, He was very kind and considerate with me personally. I felt that my case was very important to him. He was not happy with the plea bargain so my case did go to trial and I was not convicted for the OMVI. I would highly recommend him as I have to my friends.
Posted by Besingi | August 14, 2019
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Best experience with an attorney
Mr. Fox is a very thorough and knowledgeable attorney. He is a very professional attorney. He was able to represent me and maintain my integrity while helping me attain the best results in my case. I am very satisfied with the outcome. I would highly recommend his services to anyone seeking legal counsel or representation.
Posted by Todd | August 6, 2019
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First Time Offender
This was my first time hiring a lawyer and Mr. Fox was very professional and always took the time to call, email, or text whenever I was in need of additional information or had doubts about my case. This is the single most stressful situation I have ever been through in my life, but Mr. Fox is patient, and will explain all your options and do his very best to see that you receive the best possible outcome. I am very pleased with my final results and would recommend Steve to anyone in need of great lawyer.
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Posted by Jeff | June 14, 2019
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Very Professional
Mr. Fox did a great job at communicating all aspects of my case. He is very confident in the areas of law in which he practices. My outcome was better than expected, and I feel very lucky I had Steve as my attorney.
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2019
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Very professional, thorough, personable lawyer!
This was my first OVI offense so I was nervous about going through the legal process. Steve helped me navigate through the legal system and answered all questions that I had throughout the process and always made time for me. He presented me with and explained all my options, gave me his recommendations with a decision and was completely transparent throughout the entire process. He gave great legal advice and in the end won my case!
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Posted by Zach | March 7, 2019
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When in dire straits, Mr. Fox is the lawyer you want in your corner
Mr. Fox is one of the best lawyers for central Columbus, and I believe this 100%. A consummate professional, he is incredibley dilligent and I don't believe that there are many other lawyers in Ohio as knowledgeable as he is about his chosen profession. Mr. Fox is an understanding and kind man, willing and able to help in your time of need. While not the cheapest lawyer in Columbus, I am a firm believer in "getting what you paid for" and in this regard, Mr. Fox absolutely worth the investment. In closing, I would just like to express my wish that if you are in need of a great traffic lawyer, please seriously consider hiring Mr. Fox, you won't regret it.
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Posted by Donald | March 7, 2019
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First Time Offender
My son got in a bit of trouble for the first time and I was not sure how to go about handeling it. I looked up avvo and saw Mr. Fox’s high rating. After our first meeting I understood why. Throughout the process I could not ask for a more communicative attorney. I could not be happier with the result of my son’s case, especially since initially this result was not feasible. Mr. Fox is a top shelf professional, which shows in his interactions with both clients and all court appointed officials.
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Posted by John | December 2, 2018
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Class Act....Could Not Have Asked for Better
I was charged with my first and only OVI earlier this year. Never had been in trouble with the law or any traffic violations prior so when I was arrested and charged I was scared to death. I thought life as I knew it was over. I had two friends recommend two different attorneys. Mr. Fox was the second attorney I spoke to and was an immediate choice after speaking with him on the phone the Sunday evening he returned my call. Instead of strictly being concerned about the money, he was more interested in hearing about my situation and what we could do. The first attorney was strictly about the payment and how I would pay him, cash or charge. I was surprised to see how respected Mr. Fox is by the judges and other attorneys in the courthouse. Mr. Fox was able to have my initial charge of an OVI dropped to a Physical Op. Throughout the process he was nothing but professional yet so personal I felt like I had known him for years. I would highly recommend Mr. Fox to any family member or friend without hesitation should they ever need a great attorney. Cannot thank him enough.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Founder
  • The Steven T. Fox Law Firm, LLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Koffel Law Firm
  • 2004 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Franklin County Public Defender
  • 2000 - 2004

Education

  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Wittenberg University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1996

Associations

  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
  • Founding Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National Academy for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Criminal Defense Lawyer of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2018
  • Nationally Ranked Criminal Law
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 OVI Attorneys State of Ohio
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in the State of Ohio
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Nationally Ranked Top Ten Attorney
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyers
  • Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • 2015
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Superior OVI Attorney
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Young Attorneys in Ohio
  • Cleveland, Cincinnati Magazine & Columbus Monthly
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Superior OVI Attorney
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2013
  • Top Young Attorneys in Ohio
  • Cleveland/Cincinnati Magazine
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • DWI & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certification
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Admin & IACP
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Third Annual Summer Specialty CLE
  • 4th Amendment Search and Seizure- 2 Recent SCOTUS Cases
  • 2015
  • Mayor's Court Training- OVI
  • Ignition Interlock- The Defense Perspective
  • 2015
  • D.I.C.E. (Driving Impaired Criminal Enforcement)
  • OVI Police Training
  • 2015
  • D.I.C.E. (Driving Impaired Criminal Enforcement)
  • OVI Police Training
  • 2013
  • OVI Detetecion and Apprehension
  • OVI Law Enforcement Training
  • 2012
  • Franklin County DUI Task Force
  • OVI Discussion
  • 2011
  • Driver Intervention Program
  • OVI Speaker
  • 2010
  • OVI Seminar
  • Representing Multiple OVI Offenders
  • 2009
  • OVI Seminar
  • Representing Multiple OVI Offenders
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (3)
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Steve is extremely knowledgeable and experienced. He is respected by both his peers, prosecutors, and judges."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Fox is an extremely knowledgable attorney. He knows exactly what to say and when to say it. He will fight for you every step of the way."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Steve Fox since I was licensed to practice law. Steve fights hard for his clients. As a prosecuting attorney, Steve and I have frequently opposed each other in court. He is pleasant to work with and professional. He knows the law. He is highly respected by the criminal defense bar, the bench, as well as the prosecuting attorney community. Simply put, Steve's intelligence and easygoing personality make him an excellent attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I cannot count how many DUI/DWI cases I prosecuted with Steve as defense counsel. Without fail, Steve was a strong, knowledgeable, effective advocate for his clients. It was always a pleasure to have a defendant with Steve as their attorney because I always knew I'd be dealing with a professional, seasoned attorney who would do the right thing for his client. I have had many hearings and trials with Steve. This man knows the law and knows how to advocate for his clients. He's a top notch attorney who I continue to recommend to my friends in Ohio when they find themselves in trouble."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been a Prosecutor for 18 years. Over these years, I have handled numerous cases with Mr. Fox on the other side. In every instance, he was exceptionally prepared and professional. He works incredibly hard for his clients to achieve the best outcome possible. He is a skilled and experienced criminal defense attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Steve and I worked together for 5+ years. He is a highly talented criminal defense and OVI/DUI lawyer in this state. I had the fortunate opportunity to learn from one of the best in the business. Steve is one of the best trial attorneys in the state. He is relentless inside the courtroom to obtain the best possible outcome for his clients. Steve is also well respected by other defense attorneys, Judges and prosecutors. I highly endorse him."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been a municipal prosecutor in Central Ohio for over 22 years, during which time I have been on the opposite side of hundreds of cases with Steve. He is always professional and prepared, and his experience and knowledge base is among the best in the area. I wouldn't hesitate to refer any friend, family member, or acquaintance to Steve."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There is a small number of attorneys in the central Ohio area who have developed expertise in the area of OVI defense, and Steve Fox is one of those attorneys. We have discussed OVI issues several times, and I am impressed with his knowledge. I am not surprised he is repeatedly asked to teach lawyers and police officers about OVI defense. Steve Fox has earned a reputation as an effective defense attorney, and it's a reputation well-deserved."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve Fox is one of the best OVI / DUI attorneys in the central Ohio area. I have known Steve professionally for 11 years and can personally attest to his ability when it comes to representing his clients at an extremely high level. Steve is adeptly able to both negotiate great pleas for his clients, as well as litigate suppression hearings and/or jury trials when the case calls for it."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a prosecutor, I dealt with Steve on a regular basis. I always found Steve to be very knowledgeable about the issues in his cases. In many instances, I observed Steve go to extra lengths to fight for his clients. Should any of my closest friends or family members find themselves in a bind, I would be very comfortable if Steve represented them."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is one of the best criminal and ovi defense attorneys in Ohio. He has an exhaustive knowledge of the law, exceptional trial skills, and he has won many difficult trials. He is trusted and respected by judges and prosecutors alike. If a friend of mine was arrested and I was unable to represent them, my first call would be to Steve. I trust him, and you can too."
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Columbus DUI and DWI Lawyer Steven Tyler Fox
Steven Tyler Fox
DUI and DWI Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 23 years
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