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Ronald David Yarwood

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    19 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%
    19 years
  3. Speeding Ticket: 15%
    19 years


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Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Edward Joseph Hartwig

    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.


    Edward Hartwig Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

DeGenova & Yarwood, Ltd.

42 North Phelps Street
Youngstown, OH, 44503-1130


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Boutique Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year in OhioCorporate INTL2016
Nation's Top One Percent For OhioNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 DUI Attorneys State of OhioNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
Lawyer of the YearMahoning County Bar Association2009
Charter FellowLitigation Counsel of America2007
CALI Award in Introduction to AdvocacyUniversity of TulsaN/A
CALI Award in JurisprudenceUniversity of TulsaN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
MemberDeGenova & Yarwood, Ltd.2000 - Present
Sole PractitionerRonald D. Yarwood Attorney at Law1998 - 1999
AssociateElk & Elk Associates CO LPA1997 - 1998
Law ClerkThe Richardson Law Firm1996 - 1997
Law ClerkLewis Engineers & Scientists Association NASA1995 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Diversity Law InstituteMember2012 - Present
Litigation Counsel of AmericaFellow2007 - Present
Mahoning County Law LibraryBoard of Trustees2003 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Mahoning County Bar AssociationMember1998 - Present
Phi Delta Phi legal fraternityLife Member1995 - Present
Mahoning County Bar Association, Grievance CommitteeMember2010 - 2014
Board for the Mahoning County Community-Based Correctional Facility Governing BoardChairperson2007 - 2007
MCBA Young Lawyers/Banquet CommitteeCo-Chairperson2001 - 2003
MCBA Campaign Ethics CommitteeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Felony Falsification Dismissed After IndictmentCase Dismissed
Not Guilty Of Filing False Claim of Abuse, Not Guilty of Obstruction, Not Guilty of FalsificationNot Guilty of All Counts after a Jury Trial
Not Guilty ManslaughterNot guilty after a jury trial
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tulsa College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Nathaniel R. Jones American Inn of CourtState Civil Court Judicial Forum Moderator2015
CLE Seminar Civil Court Judical ForumCivil Court Judicial Forum Moderator2015
CLE Seminar Anatomy of a Criminal Defense Case IIAnatomy of a Criminal Defense Case II2015
Criminal Defense CLE SeminarAnatomy of a Criminal Defense Case2013
Civil Court Judicial ForumCivil Court Judicial Forum2013
CLE SeminarImproper Trial Tactics, Handling "Rambo" Litigators in Ohio2012
CLE SeminarSettlement Conferences Civil Procedure and Judicial Review Outside of Trial2011
CLE SeminarEvidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case2009
CLE SeminarPlaintiff's Personal Injury From Start to Finish2008
In service trainingOVI (DUI) update defense lawyer perspective2007
CLE SeminarHow to Successfully Resolve Automobile Injury Cases2007
In service trainingOVI (DUI) update defense lawyer perspective2006
CLE SeminarPlaintiff's Personal Injury: Practice Tips and Applications2006
In service traininglegal update at the YSU Police Academy2004