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Jeffrey Charles Meadows

DUI and DWI Attorney at West Chester, OH

4.8   40 reviews

Licensed for 25 years

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About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    70%
    I am an aggressive OVI trial attorney. Each year I will go to trial on many DUI cases in Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont counties.

    25 years, 1,500 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    I have handled all kinds of criminal cases including going to trial on Rape, felonious assault, Robbery and many other criminal offenses.

    25 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Violent crime
    5%

I am an aggressive DUI/OVI defense attorney.  

 

On average I spend 60 hours a week (or more) working on DUI/OVI issues, either directly on behalf of my clients, or reading decisions from various appellate courts and maintaining the OVI website that I run called www.ovilaw.com or my blog (www.oviblog.com).

 

The www.ovilaw.com website is a site that other attorneys join for the sake of being kept up-to-date with the most recent decisions coming out of the Ohio Courts of Appeal that affect the way we argue cases in the trial courts.

 

In 2007, I tried 16 OVI cases and in 2008 I went to trial 14 times.  2009 appears to be headed in the same direction.  I try cases for many reasons including the fact that I love to be in front of a jury!  After all, I am a lawyer and lawyers should do jury trials!  The fact that I handle 150+ OVI/DUI clients a year also lends itself to a high volume of trials as well.

 

When not in court fighting for my clients, I love to SCUBA dive and the attorney I work with, Rob Lyons, and I have turned our passions for SCUBA and OVI/DUI defense into a seminar that we now host every year in Key West, Florida. 

 

The Diving Into An OVI/DUI Case seminar is a mid-winter mini-vacation that combines fun with learning as we host a legal education program with some of the nations top expert witnesses and Ohio's top OVI/DUI attorneys.  Our firm (www.lyonsandlyonslaw.com) also hosts two other seminars each year in order to address the constantly changing area of OVI law.  You can check out our seminars at www.lyonslegalseminars.com

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Licensed for 25 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/16/2022

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4.8 / 5.0
  40 customer reviews
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Jeffrey received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Connie | January 25, 2010
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I highly recommend Jeff, his exemplary knowledge of OVI law is undeniable. He is extremely thorough, professional and examines every facet of every one of his cases. You're in good hands with Jeff Meadows as your attorney.
Posted by Michael | February 7, 2010
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Jeff was an excellent defense attorney for my case. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Susan | August 22, 2022
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Definitely hire Mr. Meadows
He fights to the end, 100% trustworthy and honest, a kind man but one tough defense attorney. Personally cared about me and got me the best outcome possible. Mr. Meadows has sway with many different court personnel. Hire him.
Posted by Sarah | April 28, 2022
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Best Lawyer Ever!! A man of his word!!
I got pulled over for a traffic violation and I literally didn’t do anything. I knew that I was being served for a quota by the highway patrol. He pulled me over illegally and then acted like he was doing me a favor by giving me a seat belt violation (I was wearing my seatbelt by the way…just had the shoulder strap below my breast because of an upcoming breast surgery). The officer never even told me about the 3 warnings he put down on my ticket (his reasoning for pulling me over was me touching the white safety line in the slow lane “supposedly”). I already know some of you are reading this like “it is a non-moving violation and I would have just paid it.” I heard that from attorneys actually whom I tried to hire. To me, it was the principal of the matter. I knew that I did nothing wrong and my insurance company would not guarantee they wouldn’t ding me for it. Plus, I was wearing my seat belt!! The crazy part is other attorneys were nonchalant saying they would charge $500 and there weren’t any guarantees. If an attorney is not confident run! Jeff Meadows was confident, even knew the highway patrol officer by name, and frequently goes into Hamilton’s courts! He requested the video and audio footage from the State Highway Patrol. When I was supposed to go to trial, Jeff called me stating not to bother, the case was dismissed!!! They didn’t even provide the footage requested and Jeff handled it like a pro!! I suspect that the footage incriminated the officer and with a competent and confident attorney like Jeff representing you, you are in the best position to win!! I can’t say enough good things about Jeff and his office staff! They call to remind you of court hearings and answer any questions too! Don’t hesitate to give Jeff and his firm a shot to win your case and represent you in the right way! Too many other attorneys want to get paid without caring if they win or not.
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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2022
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Would highly recommend
Jeff and Catherine Were phenomenal could not ask for better representation and communication their knowledge and and experience Was very refreshing and reassuring It was a pleasure to work with them.
Posted by Keith | March 2, 2022
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Excellent
The whole experience dealing with this firm was excellent it’s wellllll worth the money and him or this team are always helpful!!!!
Posted by Stephen | February 25, 2022
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Qualified, trusted, respected
After firing my first attorney I did my research before hiring Mr. Meadows. He has been my attorney now for over a year in several cases in multiple jurisdictions and I trust his advice and appreciate the respect and determination he provides me every time. I would recommend his services to everyone…
Posted by Dan | February 24, 2022
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Performer
Atty Meadows has a great mannerism and related well to us as parents and to our 20 yr old daughter. He exhibited knowledge, familiarity with the court, the entire process and officials. We had the highest level of confidence in him. He told us what to expect and he delivered.
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2022
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Great Service
My lawyer took care of everything start to finish. The case played out as expected without any surprises.
Posted by Richard | January 18, 2022
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Business owner
Knowledgeable professional prepared to win . Best decision best value best results
Posted by Erica | December 23, 2021
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Wonderful!
They made me feel less stress and worry about my case and eased my mind a lot. They were professional and always had great communication skills! Highly recommend!
Posted by William | December 5, 2021
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Excellent
Very professional and knowledgeable Catherine Ritzmen took care of my case and I couldn’t ask for better service always calling me keeping me updated this is the firm you want
Posted by Kenneth | December 3, 2021
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Great Law Firm
Jeff and his team are very attentive to your needs and were on top of all of my proceedings. Jeff knows what he is doing and was able to have my case dismissed. I highly recommend the Meadows Law Firm!
Posted by Brandy | November 20, 2021
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If you want the best possible outcome!
I had the opportunity to work with Catherine from the beginning to the end she was on it. She was compassionate and determined to get a great outcome with my case. In the beginning she got me driving privileges with no restrictions then as the case went on Catherine was able to get my DUI charges dropped down to a true reckless operation and I didn’t get my license suspended. Overall I say if you want Attorneys that will work hard for you this is the A-Team that you want on your case.. Thank You!
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Posted by Randall | November 11, 2021
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Complete knowledge of the issue and the solutions
Mr. Meadows knew my issue inside and out knew the best solution and obtained it for me miraculously he worked well with the prosecution and provided me the exact solution I wanted I would recommend them to anyone needing a DUI a jury the traffic attorney or a criminal defense attorney!
Posted by anonymous | November 11, 2021
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Thank you
Catherine Ritzmann was excellent!! Very thorough. Would recommend her highly.
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2021
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Catherine.. Thank you so Much
I’d like to say thank you so much for being understanding, helpful and smart I really appreciate you Catherine and Jeff They did great job
Posted by Hunter | September 28, 2021
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Jeff the man
Very drawn out process but kept to his guns and got the job done. Greatly appreciate everything he’s done for me and would 100% recommend him!
Posted by Columbus | July 29, 2021
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Columbus
ms.ritzman represented me very well she was very good and professional i thank you very much columbus peters
Posted by James Wolpert | June 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The best of the best!
I've hired Jeff Meadows on numerous occasions for at least three DUIs and a few other misdemeanor charges. It's amazing how he can get a third offense DUI drop down to a first! He is a master of the English language, and just mentioning his name strikes fear inhe heart of any arresting officer. One time a police officer searched me and found his business card in my wallet and immediately changed his tune did a 180 and released me with no charges because he was so scared of even the possibility of getting on the stand in front of Jeff Meadows. He has a great relationship with every judge and the greater Cincinnati area. It is amazing how police officers stutter and fumble over their words when he cross-examines them. I've heard some police officers even call in sick and don't show up to court because they know that they don't stand a chance on the stand, he is so thorough that if a police officer forgets to check a small box on the ticket he can get a case dismissed, his best tactic to get a case dismissed is to catch a police officer in a lie. His tongue is a weapon. It's the best money you'll ever spend!
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Meadows Law Firm
  • 2014 - Present
  • President & Founder
  • TESTorARREST
  • 2012 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Lyons & Lyons Co., LPA
  • 1999 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lyons & Lyons Co., Lpa
  • 1999 - 2014
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • University of Cincinnati
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992

Legal Cases

  • .166 breath test and weaving found NOT GUILTY of OVI
  • NOT GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES
  • Client offered Reckless Op and refused it
  • Client was found NOT GUILTY after a trial.
  • .34 blood test found NOT GUILTY
  • Client was found not guilty of OVI and not guilty of assured clear distance ahead.
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Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Founding Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Butler County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 50 Lawyers in Cincinnati
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 50 Lawyers in Cincinnati
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SUPER LAWYERS
  • 2012
  • Outstanding Presentation
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2006
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Publications

  • Cincinnati Enquirer
  • DUI Drivers duck DUI tags
  • 2005
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Speaking Engagements

  • 9th Annual Diving Into A DUI Case
  • Field Sobriety Testing
  • 2015
  • 2015 Thanksgiving CLE
  • Moderator
  • 2015
  • Advanced DUI Seminar
  • Trial Skills
  • 2015
  • 8th Annual Diving Into A DUI Case
  • Moderator
  • 2014
  • Advanced DUI Seminar
  • Can you WIN a DUI Case in Ohio
  • 2013
  • Rotary Luncheon
  • DUI in Ohio
  • 2013
  • Thanksgiving OVI Seminar
  • Ethics
  • 2013
  • Advanced OVI Seminar
  • Trial Skills Workshop
  • 2012
  • 2012 Mock Jury Trial CLE
  • OVI Defense - Organizer/Moderator
  • 2012
  • 6th Annual Diving Into A DUI Case
  • Professions Affected by OVI
  • 2012
  • OACDL Advanced OVI Seminar
  • Case Law Update
  • 2010
  • OSBA Annual Conference
  • OVI - The Intoxilizer 8000
  • 2010
  • Annual OVI Update
  • OVI - The G.E.R.D. Defense
  • 2010
  • Basics of Gas Chromatography
  • OVI - Gas Chromatography
  • 2010
  • Representing the Ohio OVI Charge
  • Issues In Handling an OVI Case
  • 2009
  • 2nd Annual OVI Mock Jury Trial Seminar
  • OVI
  • 2009
  • OACDL Advanced OVI Semianr
  • OVI/DUI Defense
  • 2009
  • 2nd Annual Diving Into An OVI Case
  • Rules of Professional Conduct in Motion Drafting
  • 2008
  • OSBA OVI Seminar
  • OVI/DUI
  • 2008
  • OACDL
  • DUI/OVI
  • 2008
  • Thanksgiving OVI Seminar
  • Discovery in the OVI Case
  • 2007
  • 2006 Advanced DUI Seminar
  • Voir Dire
  • 2006
  • Strategies in Handling DWI and DUI Cases in Ohio
  • Case Law Update and Motions to Suppress
  • 2005
  • Impaired Driving Law Issues in Ohio
  • Motions to Suppress
  • 2004
  • The Role of the Expert Witness in DUI/OVI Cases
  • Cross Examination of State's Expert Witness
  • 2004
  • Impaired Driving Law Issues in Ohio
  • Motions to Suppress
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (37)
Given (23)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff Meadows is the “go-to” lawyer in the State of Ohio for other lawyers with any questions on DUI/OVI law. He leaves no stone unturned in zealously representing clients on DUI/OVI matters."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"If you are looking to retain one of the best OVI/DUI lawyers in Ohio, look no further. Mr. Meadows is as aggressive as anyone in the State of Ohio in defending individuals charged with OVI/DUI and usually obtains very favorable results for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the privilege of working for Jeff and have first hand knowledge of his expertise. If you want the best OVI attorney, look no further. Hard working and unequivocally knowledgeable in his practice."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recently went to both a state and national seminar aimed at educating experienced lawyers who wanted to be better at defending OVI cases. Among the top people in the field teaching the rest of us was Jeff Meadows from Ohio. I learned a ton from his teaching (and i have been in criminal defense for over 20 years.) Drunk driving cases are getting more and more specialized with all the fancy tests the cops are using and Jeff is an expert in fighting them all. In laymen's turns this means Jeff wins cases when the rest of sometimes don't. I recommend him 100%."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is a highly skilled attorney with excellent training and results in DUI defense. I highly recommend Jeff for DUI defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Atty. Jeff Meadows for his tenacity and ability in defending OWI cases. He is a hard-working, well-respected lawyer who is liked by judges and prosecutors. Jeff is an attorney who truly cares about getting the best results for his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend his services to a friend or family member in need. He's a Fighter and that is exactly what you need if you are serious about challenging your charges!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is one of the most knowledgeable and diligent OVI attorneys a person will ever find. He is generous with his knowledge and dedicated to his clients. He comes with my highest endorsement."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is an exceptional OVI / DUI attorney. He is hard working, dedicated and aggressively advocates for each and every client. I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff Meadows is the go to guy in Cincinnati and surrounding counties for OVI defense."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jeffrey. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff Meadows is a OVI defense lawyer who loves to try cases. I have observed Jeff in action and believe his knowledge and expertise allow him to operate in the court room at a level few can match. I endorse Jeff Meadows."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Meadows is an exemplary attorney that I would not hesitate to refer to anyone and everyone. He provides excellent and informed answers here on Avvo. I have been a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, law professor, and private attorney over the past 24 years and I still regularly learn new aspects about the law from his answers."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff is a premier trial attorney in Ohio, and few can match his skills. I have had the pleasure of working with him at several OVI seminars, and I’m privileged to learn new trial strategy with every presentation he gives. Though he possesses a thorough understanding of the law and science which encompass OVI law, he also has the ability to communicate that knowledge in plain terms to a jury, which is no small feat. Perhaps the greatest endorsement I can give is that if I or a loved one were charged with an OVI in a location where Jeff practices, he would be the man I’d hire for representation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeff Meadows is at the cutting edge of DUI defense in Ohio. He is one a of a select few DUI attorneys who is wiling to take DUI cases to trial. Jeff's record of success in DUI cases is unparalleled. I have been to Jeff's lectures and watched Jeff firsthand in motions and trials. I highly recommend Jeff to anyone looking for someone to rigorously defend their rights."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Attorney Meadows is highly respected in the legal community by his fellow lawyers and former clients. Not only is he experienced and knowledgeable about the law but he truly cares about each of his clients. If you are searching for an aggressive DUI/DWI attorney that will fight for you but who is also compassionate, Attorney Meadows is the lawyer for you."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeff is as smart and as hard working as they come. His trial skills are unparalleled. And, he is just a genuinely good guy. Picked up for OVI in his neck of the woods? Look no further."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Jeff. He is well-known nationally as an expert in DUI Defense. You will be well-served with Jeff on your side."
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West Chester DUI and DWI Lawyer Jeffrey Charles Meadows
Jeffrey Charles Meadows
DUI and DWI Attorney
West Chester, OH
Licensed for 25 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available