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Amber Lynn Vangunten

Criminal defense Attorney at Sylvania, OH

4.7   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Amber

Learn Amber’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense

    25 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI

    25 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Divorce and separation

    25 years, 1,000 cases

  4. Personal injury

    25 years, 100 cases

I have been practicing law for 19 years in Northwest Ohio.  My office is located in the Sylvania area.  I practice primarily in the area of criminal and OVI defense, family law and personal injury.  I practice in a six county area including Fulton, Henry, Lucas, Wood, Williams, and Defiance.

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VanGunten Law Office
5323 Spring Creek Lane
Sylvania, OH, 43560


4.7 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2022
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Custody from foster care
I wish I could give to this woman more than a review..when hope was lost a seeked out Amber, taking my case I felt a wieght lifted. She and her staff stayed in contact with me, kept me informed. I felt reassured, and heard. She is very compstionate and when it came down to my day in court I was so pleasantly surprised( having a crappy lawyer before) this woman came to fight for me and my grandson. So professional. By the end my grandson came home with me and I won. If you need a lawyer that checks every box she is. Thank you Ms VanGunten and your team. God bless
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Posted by Michelle | September 23, 2020
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Amazing attorney and person
Amber VanGunten took the worry and concern of my case off my shoulders. Once she and her staff took control, I could completely relax knowing that it was being handled by professionals who were bright, knowledgeable and professional. I would recommend Amber to anyone who needs an attorney in any capacity. She is a quality attorney and a quality person.
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Posted by Madison | October 1, 2018
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I hired Amber when my daughter received a ticket for an accident that was NOT her fault. After explaining the details to Amber, she took on my daughter's case and we WON! Her support and dedication goes above and beyond. Amber really cares about her clients!
Posted by Kristina | September 27, 2018
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Amazing - The Best Bull Dog
Amber is AMAZING... she is understanding, knowledgeable and professional. She took over my child custody case without a struggle and it was a very smooth transition. I had no worries with Amber. I would recommend Amber to anyone!!
Posted by Shelby | March 31, 2017
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Professional & Caring
I've known Amber for many years and I will never hesitate to contact her with any type of legal issue! She is always professional, dependable, understanding and above all else, she cares about the people she represents. In the courtroom Amber is always fighting for her clients and comes to the courtroom prepared to win every time!! She prides herself on always being fair and obtaining the best outcome for each client! No matter what your circumstance, you owe it to yourself to consult with Amber and her dedicated staff.
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Posted by Dawn | March 22, 2017
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Triple Duty
Amber was recommended by a friend who was knowledgable of the court system as I was in need of legal representation. After consulting with her she proceeded in a timely professional manner until the conclusion. At a later date, I again consulted with her regarding a dissolution and was retained. During our dissolution process Amber was professional, knowledgable, honest and empathetic during a difficult time for both of us. Some time later I had the opportunity to work with Amber in her office. So knowledgable, concerned with timely matters and so very compassionate. I am grateful and thankful to have gotten to know her full circle. More than a five star rating from me!!!
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Posted by Scott | March 22, 2017
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Amber came highly recommended and did not disappoint. She went over every detail of my divorce and clearly explained everything to me and led me in the right direction. Whenever I had a question concerning something with the divorce I could call her and either she would answer or get back with me right away. The best part was Amber is a normal person who just wants the best for her clients and will work hard to make that happen. If you want someone who will work extremely hard for you and be readily available to answer all your questions Amber is the right choice.. not only her but her friendly staff made the whole difficult time easier than I could of imagined. Thank you Amber for all the hard work for myself and for my kids.
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Posted by Melissa | March 21, 2017
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Amber is currently handling my separation/divorce and has walked into this focused on my needs and wants as a client. She has held my hand through the process which has made me feel more at ease through a stressful time. She has followed up with all of my questions. I appreciate her care and knowledge.
Posted by Lisa | March 21, 2017
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Amber was amazing!
When Amber handled my divorce it was very obvious this was her area of expertise! She was very thorough and left no stone unturned! She guided me through a difficult and emotional time and handled my divorce battle like it was her own. She fought for the best interest of my children and settled for nothing less. She was reassuring and compassionate when we met, yet aggressive and forceful in the court room! I have hired her a few times since then for other legal issues and have recommended her to friends and family. Also, her paralegal Jessica has always been extremely knowledgeable and helpful every time I have spoken with her!
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Posted by Karey | March 20, 2017
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Amber went above and beyond on two sperate cases for me. She truly cares about people.
Posted by anonymous | October 29, 2015
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Very pleased
I can't say enough good things about Amber. She was very professional and experienced. Everything I asked for was taken care of in a timely manner. I would highly recommend her to anyone!!!
Posted by AL | September 25, 2012
Divorce with kids
Attorney Vangunten represented me in a recent divorce. She was very professional and easy to communicate with during the case. She is very knowledgable about Family and Criminal Law. I have reccomended her to several friends and they also have been very happy with her representation.
Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2012
Legal advice
Amber is a very caring person and has compassion for the people she is helping. I have called her and asked her for her advice on a few incidents in my life and she returned my call and been more then helpful and compassionate.
Posted by Jeramie | April 18, 2012
Child Custody Assistance
Amber was excellent in providing legal advice and how we could make this as easy as possible for both parties. After going through 2 different courts and a lot of paperwork, custody was awarded with no additional problems. I would highly recommend Amber for any legal issues.
Posted by Amy | March 4, 2012
Understanding & Effective!!
Amber is amazing! She is very understanding in the office, but is a bulldog in the courtroom. She fought & is currently fighting hard for me. She is a fantastic advocate for me & effectively gets her point across, whether it be with me (the client) or the judge/opposing counsel. I would recommend her for any type of case, and have actually done so in the past.
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Posted by mark | February 29, 2012
Professional Security
Amber give you the secutiry you need from a professional that is handleing some of your most sensitive issues. Also she listens to your needs and exicutes a legal plan and strategy that most benifits you. She is not afriad to give or take direction when needed and applies her expertise to you action plan.
Posted by eric | February 24, 2011
reviewing Mrs. Vangunten
best attorney i have had. besides being knowledgeable, she listens and explains the real situation. id recommend her and would be willing to have her be my attorney if the need ever arises again
Posted by Susan | April 7, 2016
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Amber was recommended by neighbors who knew I needed a divorce attorney to finish what another divorce attorney had confidently begun. Amber's lack of communication and unconventional advice ultimately did get me divorced. For that, I am grateful.
Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2019
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Took retainer then quit
Took my retainer. Said she reviewed my case and took a hefty chunk of the retainer and then quit. Huge waste of my time and money.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 175-225 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • VanGunten Law Office
  • 1999 - Present


  • University of Toledo College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Ohio Northern University
  • Communications
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Ohio v. Walter Zimbeck
  • Dismissed
  • State of Ohio v. William Whitten
  • Suppression win affirmed on appeal


  • Northwest Ohio Bar Association, Grievance Committee
  • 2007 - Present
  • Toledo Bar Association
  • Fellow
  • 1999 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1999 - Present
  • Fulton County Bar Association
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Trooper Award
  • Ohio Northern University
  • 1994


  • Polaris
  • Assistant Editor
  • 1992

Speaking Engagements

  • DIving into an OVI Seminar
  • OVI IN YOUR DRIVEWAY.... YES, Your Driveway
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (7)
Endorse Amber
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Amber Vangunten to be a committed and fierce advocate for her clients and professional in all regards. I would refer a client in her area to her without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I proudly endorse this lawyer. Attorney Vangunten is well respected in our legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Amber for approx. 10 yrs. and know that she zealously fights for her clients. Amber also makes a point of attending continuing legal education seminars to make sure that she stays current with the latest developments in science and law. I feel very confident in recommending Amber for OVI and criminal defense work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amber is a hard charging battle tested lawyer who fights for her clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Amber is a recognized and outstanding lawyer in the fields of criminal and DUI defense. Her dedication and persistence have led to numerous verdicts and outcomes favorable to her clients. I commend Amber’s approach to DUI and criminal defense and I am grateful for the example she sets for her peers."
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