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Bryan Andrew Hawkins

DUI and DWI Attorney at Columbus, OH

4.9   49 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Bryan

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Bryan Hawkins grew up in Central Ohio and graduated from high school in Cincinnati. After earning a bachelors degree in History from The Ohio State University, he graduated cum laude from Capital University Law School.

Shortly after passing the bar, he was hired as an attorney in the municipal unit of the Franklin County Public Defender's Office. Over the next 6 1/2 years he handled thousands of cases ranging from simple traffic matters to DUI/OVI and shoplifting to assault and domestic violence.

At the Dominy Law Firm, he continues to practice exclusively in the area of criminal defense. He uses his experience, skill and expertise to help clients achieve the best possible outcome in every case.

 

Location

Dominy Law Firm
7716 Rivers Edge Drive
Suite B
Columbus, OH, 43235

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Bill | May 30, 2024
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Exceptional Legal Expertise
I recently had the pleasure of working with Bryan and I couldn't be more satisfied with the outcome. I was extremely anxious about potential consequences. However, Bryan demonstrated unparalleled reliability, extensive legal knowledge, and outstanding negotiation skills. From our first consultation, Bryan was exceptionally thorough, taking the time to understand every detail of my situation. His in-depth understanding of laws and related defenses was immediately evident, and he outlined a clear, strategic plan to address the charges. Throughout the process, Bryan kept me informed and reassured, always available to answer my questions and provide guidance. Bryan's professionalism, attention to detail, and unwavering commitment to my case made a world of difference. Bryon and his team truly exceeded my expectations.
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Posted by PJ | April 10, 2024
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Premium Quality
Worth every penny and a knowledgeable, cool dude. He ended up saving me money, my license and my life. 1 charge dropped, 1 reduced and getting back license earlier than expected. Highly recommend
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2024
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Good Job
Very please with my results due to the circumstances. Will always recommend this law firm to anyone who needs great representation.
Posted by James | February 23, 2024
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Top Notch Attorney
I was referred to Bryan for a recent OVI charge. He did an absolutely amazing job. He was responsive and very knowledgeable about my options. The overall outcome of my case was better than even my best hopes for the situation.
Posted by Katie | February 6, 2024
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Helpful and Professional
Bryan was responsive and helpful with everything. I appreciate his attention to detail and would recommend him. Thank you.
Posted by Madeline | January 24, 2024
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Helpful with all aspects
Bryan helped me through a very stressful situation. He was able to help with all court related questions and got back to me quickly each time. He ventured many avenues to find evidence to support my case. I recommend him to anyone!
Posted by Eric | November 18, 2022
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Worth Every Penny
Bryan was responsive and easy to work with. His counsel helped me through a stressful situation and provided reassurance that I had the proper representation for my case. I was initially charged with 2 first degree misdemeanors and ended up pleading to a single 4th degree misdemeanor charge. In my opinion, this outcome is why attorneys are worth the money. Thank you Bryan!
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2022
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Blessed
So grateful that I got blessed with Bryan as my attorney, he was always in communication and was always straight forward. For my situation it could have been a lot worse since this was my second offense and he got it reduced to a lesser offense which was a big win for me. Bryan is an amazing attorney who is always for his client.
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Posted by Erin | August 25, 2022
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Ovi
He was really helpful and also really understanding. He had a really good grasp on law around dui and ovi I would highly recommend him in any similar case.
Posted by Gary | August 12, 2022
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Outstanding Attorney
Bryan did a great job with my case from day one. He had an uphill challenge with my case due to being in an accident but he was fantastic and was able to get the charges reduced. He was honest with me throughout the process and was always available for my questions. Bottom line, I always felt like Bryan was fighting for me and had my best interest at heart. I can't think Bryan enough and would highly recommend him to anybody in an OVI situation.
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Posted by Gavin | August 5, 2022
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OVI Attorney
Bryan was super easy to work with, and was always readily available. He is clearly an expert in the OVI field, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for an OVI lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2022
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Great OVI Defense Attorney
Having never been charged with a criminal offense before, I was faced with a lot of uncertainty when I received my OVI charge. However, from the start, Bryan led me through the process through every step. In the end, Bryan made a real difference in my case and I would recommend him to anyone that is going through something similar.
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Posted by Isaac | April 20, 2022
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Turned out great
Bryan was very thorough and professional. I appreciated all of the communication I received. He helped me explore my options. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Seth | April 13, 2022
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Best OVI Defense Lawyer
Facing the unknown of an OVI arrest, I contacted Bryan Hawkins for representation, and I'm grateful I did. Bryan led me through the court process, used his expertise to create a solid defense and made all the difference in my case. I would not hesitate to recommend Bryan Hawkins to anyone in the same situation.
Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2021
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OVI charge
I received a recommendation to use Mr. Hawkins from another lawyer who knew he would be best for my case. Mr. Hawkins was easy to talk to, was clear about the proceedings, and followed up with me closely throughout the whole process. He was able to get my charges dropped and me back driving much quicker than I expected. I would recommend Dominy Law firm for anyone with a drug/alcohol related charge in central Ohio.
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Posted by anonymous | August 19, 2021
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Excellent!
Brian did a terrific job! He representing me in an OVI case. I was from out of town and he helped me so that I did not have to appear in person until the final hearing. He plea bargain down my case to charges that I was very happy with. He explained everything in detail and was very thorough.
Posted by anonymous | July 29, 2021
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Bryan is brilliant at what he does.
I originally contacted an agency that I could’ve received free legal representation through; they told me I can’t do anything and must plead guilty and hope the judge has mercy. I then got referred to Bryan’s firm - Bryan was extremely communicative and answered his phones at all times of the day, was very honest with me regarding potential outcomes, and even communicated with my attorney for another case as needed without me having to ask. He was able to get my OVI/OVI high test/Reckless Op/Underage Alcohol Use plead down to just the standard OVI. Fantastic. Bryan is well known throughout Franklin County and carries himself very well. 10/10!
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Posted by anonymous | July 22, 2021
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Highly recommend
Bryan Hawkins got my OVI to physical control. I barely had to do anything. He was there every step and answered all my questions. Even after the case was closed he still responded to my emails on any other questions I had. He is reliable, easy to talk to and very communicative. I highly recommend him if you get an OVI.
Posted by Vince | April 20, 2021
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Looking out for my little girl !
Brian did awesome job , my daughter suffered a head injury in a accident and the cops believed she was under the influence of drugs ! Which was far from the truth , Police charged her with OVI and Failure to control actually charged her twice for it in different jurisdictions! He was able to get case dropped to what she should of been charged with in the beginning! We were very happy with the outcome of a bad situation! He was passionate how he handled the case and was persistent with the courts ! Kept me informed with all the information and court dates ! Obviously took almost a year to get it all settled mostly because of the pandemic and court scheduling ! Good sharp young man ! Highly recommended him !
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Posted by anonymous | April 20, 2021
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OVI/ Physical Control
Bryan was great to work with. I was from out of town when the occurrence happened. I had very little notice to get documents submitted to the court and Bryan's team was able to make this happen within minutes !! In the following weeks Bryan communicated very effectively and timely, which was critical for me being in this situation for the first time and from out of town. Bryan took my wishes into consideration and did his best to accommodate, he even brought in another attorney who was more familiar with the local court system where the case was held. Unfortunately the outcome wasn't 100% to what was agreed to by the prosecutor, but this was based on the judge and was not a reflection of Bryan or the other attorney (Mike S.). Everyone was shocked at the judges reaction, Bryan agreed to help with additional measures at no cost which I am grateful for. Although I won't be needing Bryans services in the future; I would highly recommend them to anyone in need.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Dominy Law Firm, LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Franklin County Public Defenders Office
  • 2012 - 2018

Education

  • Capital University Law School
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • The Ohio State University
  • BA
  • 2008

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2022
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Under 40
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2018
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Publications

  • The Vindicator (OACDL)
  • Ohio Supreme Court Weighs in on Reliability of Anonymous Tips as the basis for a Traffic Stop
  • 2021
  • The Vindicator (OACDL)
  • Smoke on the Water: Roadside Testing of THC in Oral Fluid
  • 2020
  • The Vindicator (OACDL)
  • How to Handle Evidence of a Test Refusal in OVI Cases
  • 2019
  • The Vindicator (OACDL)
  • Terminating the ALS in OVI Cases: The Inherent Power of the Judiciary
  • 2018
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Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced OVI Seminar
  • Oral Fluid Testing in Drugged Driving Cases
  • 2023
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Chemical Testing in Marijuana OVI Cases
  • 2019
  • OACDL Sunshine Seminar
  • Update on Mitchell v. Wisconsin
  • 2019
  • CBA OVI Seminar
  • Chemical Testing in Marijuana OVI Cases
  • 2019
  • OSBA OVI Seminar
  • Speedy Trial Issues in OVI Cases
  • 2018
  • CBA OVI Seminar
  • Representing Pilots, Bus Drivers and Taxi drivers in OVI Cases
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having worked with Bryan for years, I never hesitate to refer potential clients to him for all levels of criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bryan brings strong legal knowledge and compassion to every case he handles--and he has the guts to take a case to trial when it's in his client's best interests. He is respected throughout the community, and his reputation is beyond reproach. I trust him, and you can too."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Bryan Hawkins as your attorney. When I started practicing criminal law, I worked with Mr. Hawkins on several matters. Not only did he teach me how to be practical in my approach to OVI related traffic offenses, he taught me an enormous amount about the law itself. Bryan is dedicated, thorough, reasonable, and tenacious. I have watched Mr. Hawkins aggressively litigate cases through jury trial and have personally seen him go above and beyond for his clients. Hire Bryan Hawkins. You will not be sorry."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"When I was hiring an attorney for my firm, I asked several judges for recommendations. One person who was highly recommended multiple times was Bryan Hawkins. I was familiar with his outstanding work in the Franklin County Municipal Court. He is intelligent, creative and hard-working. He does a great job for his clients and is a valuable asset to the Dominy Law Firm."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Bryan for many years. He really understands the practice of OVI law and works hard to get his clients the best results possible. I highly endorse this lawyer."

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Columbus DUI and DWI Lawyer Bryan Andrew Hawkins
Bryan Andrew Hawkins
DUI and DWI Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 12 years
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