Attorney Steve Fox provides competent, experienced OVI and criminal defense.
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.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|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|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|University of Toledo College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|Wittenberg University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1996|
|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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Thu Jan 11 2018
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Sat Nov 18 2017
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