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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 or my blog (


The 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 ( 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


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 98%
    19 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 2%
    19 years, 1 thousand cases



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Attorney endorsements

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  • John Leo O'Shea

    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.


    John O'Shea Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Jon Joseph Saia

    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.


    Jon Saia DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Meadows Law Firm

5900 West Chester Road
Suite E
West Chester, OH, 45069


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 50 Lawyers in CincinnatiSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top 50 Lawyers in CincinnatiOhio Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSUPER LAWYERS2012
Outstanding PresentationOhio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/AttorneyMeadows Law Firm2014 - Present
President & FounderTESTorARREST2012 - Present
Senior AssociateLyons & Lyons Co., LPA1999 - Present
AttorneyLyons & Lyons Co., Lpa1999 - 2014
Association namePosition nameDuration
DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2015 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2002 - Present
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1999 - Present
Butler County Bar AssociationMember1999 - Present
Cincinnati Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
.166 breath test and weaving found NOT GUILTY of OVINOT GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES
Client offered Reckless Op and refused itClient was found NOT GUILTY after a trial.
.34 blood test found NOT GUILTYClient was found not guilty of OVI and not guilty of assured clear distance ahead.
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Publication nameTitleDate
TESTorARREST BLOGBoosting the Local Economy with Drunk Driving Fines2012
TESTorARREST BlogDADSS Are Coming to Get You2012
OVIBLOG.comWhat If I Can't Afford To Hire A Lawyer2009
OVIBLOG.comThings to Look For When Hiring an OVI Lawyer2008
Cincinnati EnquirerDUI Drivers duck DUI tags2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
University of CincinnatiPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
10th Annual Diving Into A DUI CaseProgram Director2016
Advanced DUI SeminarTrial Skills2015
9th Annual Diving Into A DUI CaseField Sobriety Testing2015
2015 Thanksgiving CLEModerator2015
8th Annual Diving Into A DUI CaseModerator2014
Thanksgiving OVI SeminarEthics2013
Rotary LuncheonDUI in Ohio2013
Advanced DUI SeminarCan you WIN a DUI Case in Ohio2013
7th Annual Diving Into A DUI Case SeminarHost/Moderator2013
OVI - Part 2Handling the Difficult Case2012
OVI - Part 1That call in the middle of the night2012
Advanced OVI SeminarTrial Skills Workshop2012
6th Annual Diving Into A DUI CaseProfessions Affected by OVI2012
5th Annual Thanksgiving OVI SeminarProfessionalism & OVI2012
2012 Mock Jury Trial CLEOVI Defense - Organizer/Moderator2012
5th Annual Diving Into A DUI CaseSponsor & Facilitator2011
Thanksgiving OVI SeminarOVI - Case Law Update2010
OSBA Annual ConferenceOVI - The Intoxilizer 80002010
OACDL Advanced OVI SeminarCase Law Update2010
Basics of Gas ChromatographyOVI - Gas Chromatography2010
Annual OVI UpdateOVI - The G.E.R.D. Defense2010
4th Annual Diving Into an OVI/DUI Case SeminarSponsor and Facilitator2010
Representing the Ohio OVI ChargeIssues In Handling an OVI Case2009
OACDL Advanced OVI SemianrOVI/DUI Defense2009
2nd Annual OVI Mock Jury Trial SeminarOVI2009
Thanksgiving OVI SeminarSponsor and Facilitator2008
2nd Annual Diving Into An OVI CaseRules of Professional Conduct in Motion Drafting2008
Thanksgiving OVI SeminarDiscovery in the OVI Case2007
2006 Advanced DUI SeminarVoir Dire2006
Strategies in Handling DWI and DUI Cases in OhioCase Law Update and Motions to Suppress2005
The Role of the Expert Witness in DUI/OVI CasesCross Examination of State's Expert Witness2004
Impaired Driving Law Issues in OhioMotions to Suppress2004
Impaired Driving Law Issues in OhioMotions to Suppress2003