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Ronald David Yarwood

DUI and DWI Attorney at Youngstown, OH

4.9   33 reviews
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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1997
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Ronald

Learn Ronald’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    Trial to a jury as lead defense counsel or co-counsel on multiple trials involving homicide charges. Five of the trials were death penalty cases. Counsel of record on numerous cases involving assault, drug charges sex crimes and white collar crimes.

    26 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    Trial counsel on numerous DUI/DWI cases

    26 years

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%
    Counsel on numerous Speeding and Traffic Citation cases.

    26 years

  4. Juvenile law
    5%

  5. Litigation
    5%

    26 years

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Location

DeGenova & Yarwood, Ltd.

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | April 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
This is the lawyer to call
I found Ron through Avvo. He's the lawyer you want. He answers the phone personally, and calls back promptly. He tells it like it is and won't leave you wondering whats going on. Compared to the penalties I was looking at before he worked his magic his fee basically paid for itself.
Posted by Michael | March 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Would recommend to any family or friends i know. I was hoping he would be able to get my charge reduced, but he was able to get the major one dismissed completely. Based on your circumstances, i can say he will fight for your best possible outcome. You can reach him and he will respond in a timely manner. Very friendly and is very knowledgeable in the field of law. He has a lot of experience. I can't say anything negative.
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Posted by Patrick | August 17, 2023
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Father of a defendant
Ron did an excellent job for my daughter... I can't say enough good about him. If you or a loved one needs an attorney to take away your legal burdens Ron is the attorney for you he restored my faith in attorney's. If there was a10 star ratings I would give Ron 10 stars!
Posted by Amanda | August 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Look no further!!! Highly recommended doesn't even do Atty Yarwood justice
2 weeks ago I got pulled over for a minor infraction just to find out I had a warrant for my arrest in Trumbull County from 6 yrs ago. It was Friday night and everything was closed! I couldn't for the life of me figure out where these charges stemmed from. The next day, after a night gripped with fear, I decided I'd better at least try calling some law offices and maybe God would lead me to the right one and someone would answer or call me back. The 1st message I left was with Ron Yarwood and he ended up being the only attorney to call me back the very next day on Sunday! I couldn't believe it. I didn't retain him that day because I thought these charges were going to be a mistake and I was trying to save money, but he heard me out and didn't cut me off. The next day I called the magistrates office and the Police Depart, and found out I was facing a Felony. I was sick to my stomach, sitting at work suffering in silence and fighting back tears. I asked for a personal day and went home to search for attorney that I could afford because I didn't have that much money and I was still holding out hope this would just get dismissed. It had been almost 6 years and no crime was actually committed, it was just an attempt to commit an offense. I called tons of attorneys, and if your reading this you'll know what I'm talking about when I say they only cared about the money, not about me. Long story short, I found an attorney(not Yarwood) and things went downhill, fast. He wouldn't listen to me or do any research on the facts I was giving him. He was dismissive of me. At this point, I new I was in trouble and I knew it was time to search for another attorney. It's 8am Monday(3 days ago) on my way to work, leaving msgs yet again. Once again only Yarwood called me back! I told him my charges and what has been happening this far and I had a hearing scheduled this Thursday. He said let's meet today so I took off work(again) and drove to his office. Ron came right down to meet me and led me to the conference room. At this point, I was exhausted, not sleeping and not trusting anyone. Atty Yarwood didn't sugarcoat anything for me and got right to the point. He looked at all the facts and right away went in to what his defenses would be.(thats right, i said defenses, plural!) I tried not talk much because I wanted to hear what he had say and I didn't have time to waste. Immediately, he picked up on crucial details that I had been begging my attorney(at the time) to look at to no avail. Even though I had not hired Ron Yarwood yet, he didn't hold back one bit of what his defenses would be. Atty Yarwood said it is important that we become a team, which resonated with me because I never heard an attorney talk like that before and that we need to trust each other... And that he's not a hand holder lol(which I didn't need)...however, I needed someone who will fight. After an hour meeting, which he never looked at his watch 1 time and I never felt rushed, I knew he was the one. My feelings were that he was honest and became an attorney for all the right reasons, so I googled him immediately. Everything he told me was true. Yesterday morning(8/16) I ran him over a check at 730 am. We talked for another hour and I just expected him to take my money and I'd be on my way. Not Ron, he pulled out a white board and went over exactly how this process would go and went over every possibility of how this could play out. I left feeling great and confident he had my back and I really could trust him. Fast forward 24 hours later...I'm sitting in the courtroom at my preliminary hearing, sick..again. Ron pops in just let me know he's there and he'd come back in shortly. 30 to 45 minutes later he grabs my dad and I and tells us to follow him outside where he tells us the charges are going to be dismissed! What!! Ron came in prepared and ready to go all the way for me. I am so grateful to him and I couldn't wait to write this review! Thank you Ron!!! Call Ron Yarwood!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2023
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Could not recommend enough
Attorney Yarwood could not be recommended more highly. He represented me in a DUI case, and the amount that he was able to get the charges reduced was nothing more than a miracle. I knew from the beginning that he genuinely cared about me and the outcome of this case. He worked hard at every step, and made sure I always had all available information and understood all my options from beginning to end.
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Posted by Larry | July 6, 2020
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It was a pleasure
Attorney Yarwood was a pleasure to work with. He was quick to respond via text message, email, or phone call. He was always through in his explanations and a genuinely nice person. He was able to reduce my penalties significantly and for that I would hire him for any needs moving forward for legal representation. Although, I hope I never have to!
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Posted by Ashley | November 1, 2018
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Great attorney
I had Ron for an assault charge and he was able to get it down to a menacing with some probation and fines at my pre trial which im happy with. He was willing to go further with it but i just wanted it to be done. Super nice guy and fought for me to get it down. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
If you're seeking the best, stop!! You've found him!
Mr. Ronald Yarwood exceeded every expectation I had as my defense attorney for a DUI. He made me feel comfortable and was easy to share my personal information with. He always made himself personally available for any questions and advice. I felt as though he was truly interested in solving my problem. His fees for service are far less than what he deserves. I would highly recommend him for your needs.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2018
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Awesome Lawyer
I was facing a OVI (First Offense) and a felony Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle. I made a very poor decision one night and it would have ruined my entire life. I called the number for Degenova & Yarwood and Ron Yarwood was the one I spoke with. He was with me at court the very next morning. He explained how serious the situation I was in was and was extremely professional and friendly. I didn't think he was going to be able to do anything at all and I was offered a plea deal that would have still cost me my job. Ultimately, I was given a 3 day course, 2 days in jail and 2 years probation. The felony was reduced down to an M1 misdemeanor. My absolute worst fears were over and now I can continue on with my life. I can't thank him enough. I would highly recommend hiring this guy.
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Posted by Tom | January 28, 2018
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Brilliant, couldn't have asked for a better outcome!
I'm in the furniture business and travel for a living so a clean driving record is important to me. I have a very good driving record (almost 40 yrs). I was exiting the Shops at Boardman Park on a Friday night during a very bad snowstorm. There was a long line a cars entering 224 and I was unable to stop (sliding on the hill into the intersection) The light turned red as I was already in the intersection. A State Trooper pulled me over and seemed quite agitated and could care less about the road conditions and my defense. He proceeded to write me a red light citation which as you know comes with a 2 points moving violation. I found Atty. Yarwood and contacted his office. He called me immediately and I explained to him what happened. He put me at ease and said he can take care of it. My main concern was my travel and responsibilities outside of the area. I was worried about having to be in court but he said he would do everything in his power to represent me in my absence, and that's exactly what he did. During the time that I first contacted him and all through the waiting, he was just a text / phone call away. I really appreciate him keeping me calm through this. Even though it was only a red light, he had to work and negotiate a deal. He got it reduced to no points and a small fine! Highly recommended. Thanks for everything Ron! Tom in Boardman
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Posted by Dave | January 9, 2018
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Great Attorney
Mr. Yardwood was nothing but a wonderful professional and acted as if he knew me for years, he was very easy to work with and well worth the cost. He took the worry right out of the process. I was really glad to have him on my side and would suggest him for you. If you have any questions about him that you want me to answer feel free to call me. Thank you Mr. Yarwood again.
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Posted by anonymous | December 12, 2017
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Above and beyond
I called Mr. yarwood on a saturday at 6pm, and he agreed to meet me on a sunday morning when most others likely would not have. He charges a reasonable fee and I can safely say I got more than my money’s worth. Mr yarwood took his time to walk with me to the courthouse before every meeting and he truly went above and beyond when it came to negotiating my case with the prosecution. He made the best out of a bad situation for me.
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Posted by John | December 11, 2017
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The Best Attorney in the Mahoning Valley!
Over the years, Ron has represented me on several traffic offenses and a civil matter. He is a consummate professional who is excellent at his craft. He knows the law and gives great representation and counsel. He also represented my son on a Traffic and a serious Juvenile Court Issue. He was able to get diversion for the Traffic and the other issues completely dropped. His firm, DeGenova and Yarwood represented me in a divorce and custody issue. I came away from that very satisfied. They worked to find an equitable settlement and handled my custody case with respect and professionalism. If you need a lawyer in the Northeast Ohio area, Ron and his team are the very best!!
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Posted by Ryan | December 4, 2017
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Incredible Lawyer
From the first phone call to Ron I knew he was my guy. He worked very hard for me got everything done behind the scenes. Polite Person, very skilled, Takes care of business with a Headstrong Attitude. He'll even play Rocky Top for ya, If that's what your into. Depending on Whatever you've been Accused of, you may never even see court thanks to this man. Thank You Ron.. Duck Season Awaits
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2017
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Thankful for Ron Yarwood and HIGHLY recommend him!!
This is long over due! While traveling for work I made a poor decision and ended up with a DWI in Ohio. I live in PA about 6 hours away. I called on a Saturday morning to find my lawyer and Ron was the only one who answered. From the jump he was honest and forth coming with me that I did not have a strong case but he would work with and for me to help me through the process. I had received a lvl 2 DWI and did nothing right at the time of my arrest. I feared for my new job and my future. Ron did his best to calm me down and keep me sane. After my first court appearance we talked for an hours or so and came up with a plan. He also helped me put everything in perspective with that conversation. My next court appearance I drive 6 hours for a 9 am time slot hitting snow along the way. I decided during the drive that I just wanted this over and behind me. So I spoke to Mr. Yarwood and told him I just wanted this to be over. He stated he had a deal but it was not probably what I wanted. He then looked me in the eye and said "Let me work for you! You already paid me!". That was the single greatest advice I have received in a while. I agreed and 2 court appearances later with a weekend course behind me I walked away with essentially a traffic ticket and no DWI on my record. No probation, loss of license or anything. I had to give the man a hug when it was over. I am not worried about losing my job now or switching jobs etc. I felt like I had my life back and I owe it all to him. I am so glad he answered his phone and gave me the advice to let him work for me. Can not recommend him enough!
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Posted by Mark Bowman | June 21, 2017
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Strongly Recommend, Great Lawyer and Great person!!
Ron is great , really saved me i called several lawyers and nobody wanted to work with me. Ron gave me a set rate answered all my questions, actually listened when i called with concerns and when he walked into the court room with me i knew i was going to be ok. I was facing jail time for multiple speeding tickets he got it dropped down to no points and a small fine! Wow is all i can say, Thank you so much Mr. Yarwood! Strongly recommend
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2017
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Gave me a victory, in the face of defeat
Mr. Yarwood was confident and professional in working to have my felony indictment and extremely large restitution request reduced to a misdemeanor and money halved. I was allowed to continue on with my life as usual while he worked behind the scenes to protect my future from being tarnished by a felony.
Posted by David Belvedere | September 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Thoughtful advice and excellent service
In December, 2016, my daughter made a mistake. She associated with the wrong person, and ended up accused of felonious assault and theft. She was incarcerated, and I began making phone calls. I found the number of Atty. Rhys Cartwright-Jones in the phone book and called his office. He arranged to see me that same afternoon, and agreed to defend my daughter. He also introduced me to his associate, Atty. Ron Yarwood, and the two of them handled my daughter's defense. From the beginning, Atty. Yarwood provided comprehensive information about the situation my daughter was in, as well as thoughtful reasoning and advice about how we should proceed. In my several conversations with Atty. Yarwood, I always felt that he had a strong mastery of the situation, and an excellent understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of my daughter's position. He and Atty. Jones let us know that they had no fear of going to trial if my daughter's defense demanded it; but, in the end, they were able to negotiate her sentence down to two misdemeanors, and her punishment down to a year's probation. Throughout all of this, Atty. Yarwood was available to answer all of our questions. He always returned calls and emails within 24 hours. He was very firm with my daughter, letting her know just how serious her situation was, but was simultaneously extremely supportive. I felt we were in very capable hands. In the end, my daughter and I were very happy with her attorneys' counsel. I fear that with a less competent team, her outcome could have been much worse, and I am very grateful to Atty. Yarwood for his time, concern, and expertise.
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Posted by John C | April 15, 2016
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OUTSTANDING!!!
I hired Ron based on the advice of a friend. I have no knowledge of court and finding lawyers etc. I called and he answered himself and was very cordial. I met him and his associate Ed and felt very good when I left. He helped and coached me every step of the way down to what to wear. On the day of court, he was the first one there and inside the court room it was all business. He won my case very convincingly. I recommend ron highly!!!
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Posted by Darin | October 29, 2015
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Excellent attorney
I hired Ron for a case I had. I have an extensive background. He got me exactly what I asked him for. Answers every phone call. Rated a top trial attorney, a top d.u.I Attorney. I would use him again and I recommend anyone else to do the same. He is the best attorney I have ever had. Thank you Ron
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Member
  • DeGenova & Yarwood, Ltd.
  • 2000 - Present
  • Sole Practitioner
  • Ronald D. Yarwood Attorney at Law
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Elk & Elk Associates CO LPA
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Law Clerk
  • The Richardson Law Firm
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Law Clerk
  • Lewis Engineers & Scientists Association NASA
  • 1995 - 1997
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Education

  • University of Tulsa College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Not Guilty After a Trial for Telecommunications Harassment
  • Not Guilty
  • Not Guilty Verdict after a Jury Trial for Attempted Murder
  • Not Guilty Verdict for Attempted Murder
  • Domestic Violence Case Dismissed
  • Case Dismissed
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Associations

  • Mahoning County Law Library
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2003 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Mahoning County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
  • Life Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Diversity Law Institute
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Mahoning County Bar Association, Grievance Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • Fellow
  • 2007 - 2017
  • Board for the Mahoning County Community-Based Correctional Facility Governing Board
  • Chairperson
  • 2007 - 2007
  • MCBA Young Lawyers/Banquet Committee
  • Co-Chairperson
  • 2001 - 2003
  • MCBA Campaign Ethics Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
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Honors and Awards

  • 2019 Top Attorney Award
  • Attorney.com
  • 2020
  • 2020 Boutique Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year-Ohio
  • Global Law Experts
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers Ohio
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 2018 Boutique Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year in Ohio
  • Corporate INTL
  • 2018
  • 2017 Boutique Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year in Ohio
  • Corporate INTL
  • 2017
  • 2017 Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Ohio
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 2016 Boutique Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year in Ohio
  • Corporate INTL
  • 2016
  • Nation's Top One Percent For Ohio
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • 2014 Top 100 Trial Lawyers - Ohio
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 DUI Attorneys State of Ohio
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Mahoning County Bar Association
  • 2009
  • Charter Fellow
  • Litigation Counsel of America
  • 2007
  • CALI Award in Introduction to Advocacy
  • University of Tulsa
  • N/A
  • CALI Award in Jurisprudence
  • University of Tulsa
  • N/A
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Speaking Engagements

  • CLE Seminar
  • Rules of Evidence: A Practical Toolkit
  • 2018
  • CLE Seminar
  • Trial Practice
  • 2018
  • CLE SEMINAR
  • What Civil Court Judges Want You to Know
  • 2018
  • CLE Seminar
  • Anatomy of a Criminal Defense Trial III
  • 2018
  • Advanced Trial Techniques
  • Cross-Examination of Witnesses
  • 2017
  • Nathaniel R. Jones American Inn of Court
  • State Civil Court Judicial Forum Moderator
  • 2015
  • CLE Seminar Civil Court Judical Forum
  • Civil Court Judicial Forum Moderator
  • 2015
  • CLE Seminar Anatomy of a Criminal Defense Case II
  • Anatomy of a Criminal Defense Case II
  • 2015
  • Criminal Defense CLE Seminar
  • Anatomy of a Criminal Defense Case
  • 2013
  • Civil Court Judicial Forum
  • Civil Court Judicial Forum
  • 2013
  • CLE Seminar
  • Improper Trial Tactics, Handling "Rambo" Litigators in Ohio
  • 2012
  • CLE Seminar
  • Settlement Conferences Civil Procedure and Judicial Review Outside of Trial
  • 2011
  • CLE Seminar
  • Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case
  • 2009
  • CLE Seminar
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury From Start to Finish
  • 2008
  • In service training
  • OVI (DUI) update defense lawyer perspective
  • 2007
  • CLE Seminar
  • How to Successfully Resolve Automobile Injury Cases
  • 2007
  • In service training
  • OVI (DUI) update defense lawyer perspective
  • 2006
  • CLE Seminar
  • Plaintiff's Personal Injury: Practice Tips and Applications
  • 2006
  • In service training
  • legal update at the YSU Police Academy
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Yarwood is at the top of his field in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. He has the highest regard for his clients and the profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a superb criminal defense attorney"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ron's heart is always in the right place. He cares deeply about those he represents. First class guy and lawyer IMO."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Atty. Yarwood and I have worked together on various criminal and civil cases over the past several years. He brings energy, focus, dedication, and attention to detail that you cannot find anywhere else. Work with him and see for yourself!"
Litigation Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Yarwood takes a practical approach to getting his client the best possible result and never loses sight of this goal. He is aggressive and professional. He is well-known for providing top-notch representation in both criminal and civil law. I strongly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I heartily endorse Atty. Ron Yarwood as an intelligent, skilled, honest, ethical, and hard working lawyer. I know Ron very well and will openly admit that he and I are friends as well as colleagues. I admire his abilities and ambition. I respect his sense of fair play. I trust his judgment implicitly, to the point that he even represented me on a civil matter where I sued a third party. If you are in need of a good, effective, smart, honest, and hard-working criminal defense attorney, you would be well-served by contacting Atty. Ron Yarwood!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Youngstown DUI and DWI Lawyer Ronald David Yarwood
Ronald David Yarwood
DUI and DWI Attorney
Youngstown, OH
Licensed for 26 years
Virtual consultation available