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Tad Kent Brittingham

DUI and DWI Attorney at Cincinnati, OH

5.0   18 reviews

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Attorney Tad Brittingham has dedicated his career to helping clients in need. As a zealous advocate for clients who have been charged with DUI/OVI and other criminal offenses, Tad is known for his honest, aggressive representation. No matter how big or small the case may be, Attorney Brittingham promises to stand next to his clients from start to finish.

Prior to joining The Law Offices of Steven R. Adams, LLC in June of 2015, Attorney Brittingham worked at the Montgomery County Public Defender’s Office. Shortly after, he was asked to join the Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office. After accepting the position and proving his dedication, he was promoted to Municipal Court Team Leader.

Tad earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Hanover College in Indiana and his law degree from the University of Dayton College of Law in 2005, and was licensed to practice law in the state of Ohio that same year. 

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Licensed for 14 years
State KY
Status Active
Acquired 2016
Updated 12/20/2022
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 02/01/2023

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Posted by anonymous | August 15, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Better then the rest
I worked with Tad on my case for a year! He would text me back weekend or not, super friendly. Explained the whole process of everything in a way I could understand what was really going on. I was accused of a crime I truly did not commit and he believed me. Unfortunately we could not prove a phone call conversion in trial we we settled for a plea. Went from 2 major felonies count 2 and a 3. Down to a misdemeanor 1, probation for 2 years that’s it. Great guy enjoyed working with him but hopefully I never see him again unless it’s a run in at the store.
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Posted by Josh | November 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
I called Tad just days before my pre-trial hearing and he was nice enough to accommodate me into his busy schedule. He took my concerns very seriously and was very thorough in investigating all the details of my case. He was available at any time of the day when I had a question or concern. His law office is focused on trial, and not just pleading out. If you desire a plea bargain he will work to achieve the outcome you desire, but dont fear if you want to go to trial. He is dedicated and thorough and will work hard to achieve a positive outcome. My case was dismissed, but Tad a solid game plan, with motions for dismissal, and a trial plan if the case was not dismissed prior to trial. I would recommend him to anyone in need of a well qualified trial attorney.
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Posted by Dan | July 2, 2019
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Case dismissed
Tad was recommended by a friend and was above and beyond what I expected. After my first call we met immidiatly and Tad took action gathering information. Tad was very informative and easy to deal with. Tad very clearly broke down my case, possible outcomes and different strategies to approach with. End result was a case dismissal for me and one very happy client. Only lawyer I will ever recommend. 10/10
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Posted by Judith Dusterberg | July 21, 2018
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DUI/Criminal Defense Lawyer
Tad was recommended to me by another attorney who I trusted but didn't have the time to take my case. He not only handled my case but was able to get charges reduced. Having never been in trouble with the law before, he worked hard on my behalf and was personally supportive when I needed it the most. He was honest about consequences and also gave me worst case scenario - also while letting me know how he was working on reducing charges. I will recommend him to anyone I know who needs help.
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Posted by Quiara | July 2, 2018
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Knowledgeable & Swift
I was hesitant hiring a lawyer given my lack of knowledge but I took a leap of faith and I was not let down! Ted was very informative and started on my case right away. I really appreciate Ted and Tiffany keeping me up to date due to myself currently residing in Georgia. I highly recommend!!
Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Blown tire
I blew a tire and found myself charged with OVI. I was charged in the wrong venue multiple errors such as paperwork etc. were exposed in the case. Tad worked diligently to get my case moved to the correct jurisdiction and brokered a reduction with the Prosecutor to reckless operation. I couldn’t have ask for a better outcome other than not being in the situation to begin with. I would not have wanted to be represented by any other attorney than Tad! He was awesome! Hopefully no one in my circle will need him but you better believe his contact information is stored in their phones.
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Posted by Dave | November 12, 2017
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Tad Brittingham’s review
Called their firm and got an immediate response. Tad took my case and with his exceptional experience and knowledge worked with the courts to get my charges reduced to the best possible outcome. Anytime I called he was there to answer any questions or concerns. I feel that of everyone I’ve talked to that Tad is the best lawyer anyone could have to represent them. I am truly grateful and so thankful for his dedication and help. I highly recommend that if you’ve been out and have had any alcoholic drink to never ever drive, but if you do and unfortunately get arrested, then call the firm Not Guilty Adams and ask for Tad.
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2017
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Trustworthy, Empathetic, and Reliable. The Best.
Tad did such a great job with my case. Words can't express how thankful I am. He got me the best outcome possible and saved me and my family a lot of worse problems in the long run. He handled it professionally and set up realistic expectations. During those hard times, what I appreciate most about Tad is that he was easy to reach. He responds in a timely manner or as soon as he can, within reasonable hours, of course. That really helped calm me down, just to be able to talk to him about my case. He really is a great lawyer and a good person. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Charlie | September 27, 2017
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Fantastic service!
I reached out to Tad for his services to help with a driving infraction. Tad was able to quickly get the issue resolved. I would definitely recommend Tad to others needing legal help.
Posted by Judi | September 18, 2017
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Quick and complete
I was very pleased with my interactions with Tad Brittingham. He was responsive, worked quickly and much to my satisfaction. I would highly recommend him and his services.
Posted by Alice | August 30, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Brittingham is hard working, friendly, keeps you informed and keeps you calm as you go through your legal process.
Posted by Scott | March 8, 2017
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Refreshingly Trusting
I had the pleasure of having Tad on my side. At first I was very skeptic of the idea of a lawyer and was worried I would be treated as a number. Tad quickly gained my personal trust and friendship with his kind & friendly demeanor. Tad help me out from start to finish with any and all questions I had and taught me much about how the process was going to happen. I did not once feel like I was not informed or left in the dark. The only thing I would suggest to Tad would be quicker response time. Even if it is just a confirmation that the the client's message was received. Overall a solid A rating in my book!
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Posted by Maurice | November 17, 2016
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Excellent Attorney
Tad is very professional and personable attorney who was committed to understanding and resolving my case. I felt confident throughout the entire process.
Posted by Sally | September 21, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
Tad was great at sorting through and handling my son's multiple tickets and courts in two cities. Couldn't ask for better outcomes. Great job, Tad! I would feel confident in recommending Tad. Couldn't have made it through this mess without him.
Posted by Nick | September 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Not guilty
Got a DUI, and I wasn't DUI WAS the problem, but honestly proscuter's seem to care about convictions only not if your charge, fit the bill, or if there is responsible doubt, even if there is plenty of that without a good lawyer none of you being a law a bidding citizen, matters, with out someone like tad your gonna get everything you don'the Desver, the thing is your gonna pay twice as what you would pay tad to represent you in the end, and public defenders even if all the evidence is infront of them that can get the case thrown out of court, most everyone knows if they actually did the right thing they won't have a job long , not only did mr.tad beat my DUI, but he even got the ticket beat, after all the courts efforts they did not get a single dollar from me, and I'm not doing community service, or blowing into a device, or making payments to a probation officer, or going to ridiculous CCR class, that would had costed another $700, with Tad you have a chance, THANKS TAD
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Posted by Josh | September 9, 2016
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Tad did an amazing job of communicating with me and helping me understand everything that was going on. I felt the entire time he was fighting his hardest. He worked and my ovi was dropped to a wreck less op, and I kept my license, I was pleased with all he did.
Posted by Drew | September 8, 2016
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Couldn't have had a better experience.
It's clear that Tad has a lot of experience in alcohol related incidents. He exceeded my expectations throughout the entire case. I was able to reach him through text or email anytime of the day with no problem. There was one night where I actually called his cell phone at 10pm and he welcomed the call. I had the slimmest of chances getting my desired outcome for the case but Tad pulled it off. Would highly recommend to friends.
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2010
Trustworthy and reliable
Mr. Brittingham reviewed a couple of contracts for me and has reviewed me and my wife's wills. He was quick, thorough, and I didn't have to chase him down. He really took care of us and I highly recommend him.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Steven R. Adams, LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Municipal Court Team Leader
  • Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Public Defender
  • Hamilton County Public Defenders Office
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Legal Research
  • Lexis/Nexis
  • 2008 - 2011
  • Public Defender
  • Montgomery County Public Defender's Office
  • 2007 - 2008
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  • University Of Dayton College Of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Hanover College
  • B.A.
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • State v. M.
  • Jury Trial - Not Guilty
  • State v. Allen
  • Reversed on appeal.


  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2015 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Indigent Defense Clinic - UC
  • DUI Fundamentals
  • 2015
  • In House Training
  • Legal Research
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I see Tad in court several times a week. His clients are well-served by his representation. Tad comes to court prepared."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Tad in the past and know him to be an excellent attorney."
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