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Kelly Farrish Jr.

DUI and DWI Attorney at Cincinnati, OH

4.4   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 45 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1979
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KELLY FARRISH DEVOTES 100% OF HIS TIME TO DUI/OVI CASES AND TO YOUR INTEREST.

Kelly's work life began in the United States Air Force. He served in the Air Force for five (5) years and did two voluntray tours of duty in South Vietnam. When he returned to Cincinnati he work the midnight shift as a technician at Cincinnati Bell. Kelly always knew that he wanted to be a lawyer, however. He always had a drive to help others. After graduating Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati, therefore, Kelly attended Chase Law School for four years. He was a nontraditional student at Chase and worked full time at Cincinnati Bell (having been promoted to their Marketing Department) all four years.

 

Kelly has practiced law since graduating from Chase in 1979. He frequently speaks about DUI/OVI and related issues at the Cincinnati Bar Association and at the annual statewide Ohio State Bar Associsation DUI Seminar. He also regularly dies DUI 101 seminars for private groups and organizations throughout the Tristate. He also served as an adjunct at the University of Cincinnati undergraduate program for 10 years.

 

Kelly's passion is helping people. He truly loves what he does and enjoys being in the courtroom. He fights zealously for the rights of his clients and works to reduce achieve the best outcomes possible for those clients.

 

Kelly the proud primary partner of the building in which his firm is located. He served as the general contractor for 810 Sycamore during its remodel.

 

Kelly is a very active participant in Hamilton County's Veterans Court and works tirelessly for all his clients.

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The Farrish Law Firm, L.P.A.

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Posted by Andrew | September 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent! Look no further for an OVI genius!
I was referred to Kelly by a mutual friend, and I am extremely glad I hired him. His knowledge of the law surpassed both the judge AND the prosecutor on my case. Faced with a difficult set of circumstances, due to my situation, Kelly knew exactly what to try, and let me tell you it worked perfectly. Do not hesitate to retain Mr. Farrish, you will NOT be disappointed. His knowledge and long history with the different judges and prosecutors is invaluable! Do yourself a favor and at the very least, consult with him! You WILL thank me!! Andrew S.
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Posted by Dan | June 22, 2020
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Do yourself a favor!
Kelly was professional, no nonsense and to the point right from the start. You could tell he knew what, why and how. The man was obviously respected by other lawyers and the judges. You could tell right away you are in good hands. I’ve been through the mill before so to speak and he was recommended by an awesome divorce lawyer that I was referred to previously . Worth the money spent as I came out very well and most of all was treated well during the experience of representation. I would and have recommended him to many which makes me look good as well. Don’t pass this guy up when looking for a DUI defense attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | May 30, 2020
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Anonymous
Great lawyer. Highly recommended. Although my BAC was quite high, he got my charge reduced to reckless ops with minimal punishment. Very thankful to him!
Posted by Rob | February 12, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Best possible outcome!
Kelly was professional and clearly communicated everything that needed to be considered before making a plea agreement. He gave me a discount for being a fellow veteran and for lawyer referral. Almost half off. He was ready to go to trial if we needed to, but he must be a magician or something because he got me the plea deal of a lifetime. Reduced (after prior reductions), Annie's law(6month suspended license with interlock, no classes), & no court fees. I feel incredibly grateful and blessed to have had him represent me. Thank you Kelly!
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Posted by Tiffani | August 7, 2019
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Charges Reduced
Kelly Farrish is most definitely the lawyer to contact when facing an OVI charge. Mr. Farrish was able to meet with me as soon as the next day after I contacted him. He is very efficient in all work he performs and is very detail-oriented when it comes to each case. He spent about 30 minutes on the phone with me during my initial contact and then spent A LOT of time during our in-person meeting going over EVERYTHING, as this was my first offense. He explained different scenarios of what could possibly happen with my case and was very transparent. He is very knowledgeable with OVI cases and takes pride in his work. Mr. Farrish was able to answer all questions when asked and if he was unavailable, he was very quick to respond. He is upfront with timelines and expectations, as well as informative with all aspects of cases. He provides facts and statistics to help clients better understand how things can go. I was able to get my OVI charge reduced, thanks to Kelly Farrish. This, of course, was a huge blessing, as I was concerned how this could burden my current employment and personal life. I honestly could not have gotten through this entire process without Mr. Farrish. He was very concerned with my emotions and was able to help ease a lot of stress with information he provided. I would 100% recommend Kelly Farrish. I am forever grateful for his time and assistance with my case.
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Posted by Dorothy | April 8, 2019
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ACQUITTED of all charges!
I was VERY pleased with Kelly Farrish's services. I ended up getting charged with a marked lanes violation, 2nd offense DUI, refusal, and two misdemeanor gun charges (I have my CCW's). I had a consult with Farrish and he explained to me the process involved in what my case may entail. I believe in being responsible for actions, but in this case, I know I didn't refuse the test, but was nervous for the simple fact, I've progressed in my career and how this could affect me. He took the time to review discovery and as much as I wanted this to be over fairly quickly (was offered a plea deal), Farrish's advise led me to continue to fight. He seems to know if there's a chance or not, and I recommend to follow his advice. My case lasted several months, but he kept at reviewing the evidence, and pointing out issues with my case to the prosecution. We ended up having to go all the way to a motion to suppress trial in which the judge denied it and it ended up going to a bench trial. In which, the judge ended up acquitting me of all charges, except the traffic violation. This was a long process and I wanted it to be over quickly and thought I should just take the plea deal just to be done. I know that sounds bad, but trying to work and get off of work, was getting stressful. Farrish's advise and expertise led me to understanding the importance of patience as well as you get what you pay for. I truly believe he is genuine in whether a case should end at a plea deal or if it's worth going to the next step. I'm glad I decided to go the next step because it ended up turning in my favor fully. He's knows this field very well, and I will be forever grateful for the hard work, dedication and time he put into fighting my case.
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Posted by anonymous | January 25, 2024
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I wouldn’t recommend Kelly at all
He recommends a bunch of useless expert reports that are of no benefit to your case and are only meant to get more money out of you.
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AVVO RATING 9.5 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • The Farrish Law Firm
  • 1979 - Present

Education

  • Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of Cincinnati
  • N/A

Associations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Greater Cincinnati Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top Attorneys in Ohio & Kentucky for DUI
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Best DUI Lawyers Southwest Ohio
  • Business Courier
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers Southwestern Ohio
  • Business Courrier
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers Southwestern Ohio
  • Business Courrier
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers Southwestern Ohio
  • Business Courrier
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers Southwestern Ohio
  • Business Courrier
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers Southwestern Ohio
  • Business Courrier
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers Southwestern Ohio
  • Buisness Courrier
  • 2009
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Brown Bag Learn During Lunch
  • DUI Law
  • 2016
  • 2016 Fall Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • DUI: WHat You, Your Attorney, and Your Clients Need To Know About a DUI
  • 2016
  • Tools For The Criminal Defense Toolbox
  • Basic OVI
  • 2015
  • DUI 101
  • The DUI Case A to Z
  • 2015
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • DUI 101
  • 2015
  • Advanced DUI Seminar
  • Mitigating the DUI Case when Your Facts Are Bad
  • 2015
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Ohio DUI 101
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelly is an excellent DUI OVI attorney. He is top notch when it comes to that area of the law. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kelly. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"No one knows DUI law better than Kelly Farrish. If you are faced with an OVI he is the man to call. I highly recommend this attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Cincinnati DUI and DWI Lawyer Kelly Farrish Jr.
Kelly Farrish Jr.
DUI and DWI Attorney
Cincinnati, OH
Licensed for 45 years