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Scott Aaron Rubenstein

DUI and DWI Attorney at Cincinnati, OH

5.0   18 reviews

Licensed for 23 years

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Scott A. Rubenstein has practiced criminal law for close to 20 years in Southwest Ohio.  A former Assistant Prosecutor with Hamilton County, and in private practice since 2003, Mr. Rubenstein has litigated hundreds of felony and misdemeanor criminal cases including murder, robbery, sex crimes, narcotic crimes, white collar crimes, theft crimes, and appellate cases of all varieties. He has represented successfully hundreds of clients at trial and all other stages of courtroom proceedings, including arraignment, bail hearings, preliminary hearings, probation violations, sentencing hearings, and appeals.

Mr. Rubenstein received his BA degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1995. He received his JD law degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1999. Mr. Rubenstein was admitted to the State Bar of Ohio in 1999 and to the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio in 2000. He was admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in 2003, and to the Supreme Court of the United States in the same year.

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Licensed for 23 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1999
Updated 11/14/2022

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The Law Offices of Scott A. Rubenstein
125 East Court Street
Suite 1000
Cincinnati, OH, 45202

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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2018
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HE DESERVES A GOLD METAL FOR HANDLING OUR CASE. Your Search Ends Here, You have found the Best Lawyer In Southern Ohio
During a time of Chaos, not knowing if I was coming or going or even existing, I found Scott through a google search. A child is the most precious person to a mother; and mine was incarcerated...... My son made a bad choice of Drinking and Driving On New Years Eve, a PV then trusted the wrong lawyer to represent him.... He was in jail and I was left on the outside clueless trying to untangle a web of disaster, with one goal and that was to Get Him the help that he needed, which was treatment in the proper facility to give him the tools and support to help him succeed on the streets as a sober positive citizen..... ... Scott was amazing: he demonstrated understanding compassion toward me and my son, he patiently guided me on what steps and data we needed, he proved to have professional communication between everyone involved while exercising precise expertise of the law and proper system ethics within the judicial system, an exceptional communication ability to problem solve and negotiate between myself my son, the prosecutors, Judges, Jails other lawyers and treatment centers... Needless to say our case was anything BUT Typical we were complicated but Scott FIXED IT... His services are priceless and life changing.
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Posted by anonymous | July 5, 2018
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Excellent OVI Defense in Clermont County
Attorney Scott Rubenstein did an outstanding job on my OVI defense in Clermont County. I was stopped for speeding late at night, and the Trooper asked me if I had been drinking. I told him that I only had a couple of beers. I cooperated fully, and I performed the field sobriety tests. I felt that I did pretty well, but I was arrested anyway. I was able to make an appointment right away. Scott Rubesntein was easily accessible, and he answered all of my questions. Our communication was great, and I was impressed with his knowledge and expertise. Scott Rubenstein took care of my case. We went to trial, and I was acquitted! I highly recommend this attorney for an OVI defense.
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Posted by Alex | June 28, 2022
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Great Job
Scott did a great job assisting me with a speeding ticket and resolving an error between the Clerk's Office and BMV. If left unresolved this error would have resulted in extra points on my record. Scott was clear, detailed, and made the process as smooth as possible.
Posted by John | August 30, 2021
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Awesome lawyer
I had a on going charge for 11 years I was scared to death thinking Everytime I would drive if I get pulled over by police that I was going to jail so through a friend he recommended Scott Rubenstein so I called him and he got the ball rolling but he made it seem a lot less scary for me than I thought.i got a court date and arrived at the appropriate time when they called my case long story short it all got dismissed ive never felt so free in all my life thanks again Mr Rubenstein
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Posted by Shelly R. | June 4, 2019
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Best I ever had
Mr.Rubenstien took his time with my case. We met up and went over evidence efficiently. He researched my charges and gave me a choice on how I wanted to handle my criminal case ! He even spoke with family members and treated my case as and top priority. Long story short it was the toughest decision I had to make and thanks to it I Am currently managing an optometrist office and in my graduating year in Psychology!!!
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Posted by Steven | April 29, 2019
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Excellent expungement lawyer
I hired Scott for help with a expungement to get my life back on track on charges that I thought was impossible to get expunged. Nothing is impossible with Scott by your side. Worth every dollar and more.
Posted by anonymous | July 10, 2018
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Judicial Release
I hired Scott Rubenstein to represent my incarcerated grandson to hopefully obtain an early release from prison. Scott did an excellent job representing my grandson and achieved his early release. Scott is a very skilled, accomplished, capable and competent litigator.
Posted by anonymous | June 30, 2018
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Outstanding OVI Defense
I retained Scott Rubenstein to represent me on an OVI case in Hamilton County. This was my first time ever getting in trouble. I was impressed with the time and attention that he gave to my situation. He was responsive to my frequent inquiries, and he made me feel comfortable during a difficult time. Most importantly, we got an oustanding result. I highly recommend this attorney for OVI defense.
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Posted by Nelson | June 26, 2018
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Outstanding Representation
I had never had never been in any kind of trouble before. I got Scott Rubenstein's name from a friend of mine in law enforcement. He did not disappoint. It was obvious that he has been doing this for a long time. He expertly handled my case, and the outcome was great. I am so pleased with the results. I would highly recommend this lawyer.
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Posted by Kevin | June 12, 2018
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Diligent, knowledgeable, caring, down-to-earth lawyer
I have fortunately only had to call Mr. Rubenstein on a couple of occasions. Both occasions were for small incidents such as fighting a traffic ticket and to deal with a previous employer. In both instances Mr. Rubenstein was attentive, cordial, knowledgeable and prompt. He was able to resolve the issues quickly and to my favor. He has always answered the phone, if he is able, or calls back as soon as he can. He also has advised me whenever I have a legal question. I can't say how helpful he has been. He has also worked with several friends of mine and helped them win their cases. I highly recommend Mr. Rubenstein.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2018
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Extremely capable and caring!
I hired Mr. Rubenstein to assist with a bizarre case that was brought against my special-needs child by a school employee. Mr. Rubenstein's extensive expertise allowed us to get a dismissal on all charges despite the employee's vendetta against my child. Additionally, he was tremendously kind and caring toward my very frightened little girl.
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Posted by Brian | March 9, 2018
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Criminal court attorney
I hired Mr. Rubinstein to represent me in the motion to terminate my probation early. I had a court date within about 2 weeks of hiring him and went to court with a successful outcome. I would highly recommend him for any legal problems you may have.
Posted by Diana | February 19, 2018
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Most Genuine
Scott Rubensteins character is one of genuine concern for his client to have the best outcome imagineable. I would highly recommend Scott. He’s honest and very professional. He knows the law!! I will forever be grateful for Scott Rubenstein, he help me out in a time of my life when I needed a great Lawyer
Posted by Julie | February 18, 2018
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Positive Experience - Highly Recommend
We would highly recommend Scott Rubenstein. When seeking counsel, one is looking for exactly what Scott provides ... His knowledge, counsel and personal attention to our case was above and beyond our expectations.
Posted by Todd | May 6, 2015
Credit To The Profession
Thorough, helpful, candid, excellent communication, extremely competent, and highly-respected by his peers are just a few of the examples I can think of that would describe my experience with Scott Rubenstein. His legal savvy and understanding of personnel and events that might impact an outcome can offer peace of mind as well at a time when fear of the unknown may not seem so peaceful. Hiring and forming a relationship with an attorney may not always occur during our 'prouder' moments in life, but one can take comfort in the expertise and concern of Scott Rubenstein and his firm to professionally manage the situation, and pursue the best possible resolution available. I am very fortunate and grateful he was able to handle my case...best of wishes to Scott, and his firm.
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Posted by Sherry | October 27, 2014
The only attorney I would recommend...
I was recently charged with my first OVI offense, and I was scared and nervous - not knowing what to do. Scott Rubenstein was highly recommended to me by a friend, and I am so glad he was! Scott Rubenstein's reputation precedes him, and I was certainly not disappointed by his results in my case. Mr. Rubenstein returned my initial phone call immediately. He then patiently walked me through the entire court process and clearly explained each possible outcome of my case, putting my mind at ease. I knew instantly that he was just a real straight forward, honest guy - who takes his job seriously and realizes the impact and severity that an OVI charge can have on someone's life. Mr. Rubenstein made my experience with the courts short and painless. He did a fantastic job handling my case and was genuine with his words and actions. He will help you through the burdensome process of an OVI and will fight for the best possible outcome. In the end, I ended up with a much lower charge/sentence and walked away with a comfortable feeling that I had been well represented. Aside from being competent and courteous by returning all of my communications promptly, he is also clearly an upstanding member of the legal community, as the prosecutor himself told me that I had a great attorney representing me. Mr. Rubenstein is the only lawyer I would recommend to anyone involved in an OVI case, as you will surely not find any other Cincinnati attorney as experienced, professional and personable as Mr. Rubenstein. I would give him nothing short of 5/5 stars. -Satisfied client.
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Posted by Gary | August 8, 2014
Scott Rubenstein, Excellent Attorney
Scott is a fantastic attorney who helped my family when we needed it most. He truly cares about his clients and was instrumental in arranging for a full dismissal of the case. I would strongly recommend Scott Rubenstein for any and all legal matters.
Posted by Tony | April 15, 2014
Down-to-Earth, Respected, and Hard-Working Attorney
Scott Rubenstein is an AMAZING attorney, and as a result of his representing me we have become friends. How many clients can actually say their attorney was that down-to-earth, and what you see is what you get with Scott. He FIGHTS for HIS CLIENTS!!! You cannot go wrong hiring Scott. He has the respect of others attorneys as well as the prosecutors since he's been there and done that. A good attorney will be able to work effectively with the "other" side...the opposing party, and get things done to not just his satisfaction but to his client's!!! You want a great attorney, there are plenty of fish in the sea; HOWEVER, if you want an OUTSTANDING ATTORNEY, Scott is your guy!!!!
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Rubenstein & Thurman, LPA
  • 2003 - Present
  • Hearing Officer
  • Hamilton County Clerk of Courts
  • 2003 - 2009
  • Assistant Prosecutor
  • Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office
  • 1999 - 2003

Education

  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • University of Colorado - Boulder
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Legal Cases

  • State v. Lomax (2007) 114 Ohio St.3d 350
  • Ohio Supreme Court Win
  • State v. Murrell, (2002) 94 Ohio St. 3d 489.
  • Ohio Supreme Court Win

Associations

  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Ohio Bar Assiciation
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Rising Start
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2005
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • University of Cincinnati
  • Criminal Defense Cases in the Media
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (8)
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the hardest-working and most well-respected attorneys currently practicing in the Greater Cincinnati area. His representation is dynamic and his knowledge of criminal law and procedure extensive. When you retain Scott Rubenstein you may rest assured that you are receiving the highest quality representation."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Having observed Scott in the courtroom, his legal knowledge and expertise are always on display for his clients. Scott gives clear and concise legal arguments and understands how to get the best outcome. Scott works hard for his clients no matter the case. I highly recommend Scott to anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is an excellent, well-respected, hardworking lawyer. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having both worked him with and observed Scott in court, I know him to be an attorney who inspires confidence in clients as well as judges. He spares no effort to achieve the best outcome for each of his clients and possesses the experience, knowledge and skill to support that goal."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is an excellent, knowledgeable lawyer who does great work for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Scott is a great attorney who works hard and goes the extra mile for all his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a former prosecutor, Scott Rubenstein has the respect of the "other side" in criminal defense cases. He is passionate about defending the rights of people accused of crimes and works hard to come to favorable resolutions for his clients. I highly recommend Scott."
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Cincinnati DUI and DWI Lawyer Scott Aaron Rubenstein
Scott Aaron Rubenstein
DUI and DWI Attorney
Cincinnati, OH
Licensed for 23 years