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Charles Melville Rowland II

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Attorney Charles M. Rowland II maintains an established DUI and criminal practice representing the accused in State and Federal courts in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio. Since 2003, Charles Rowland has dedicated his practice to representing the accused drunk driver.  National Patent Analytical Systems has certified Charles Rowland in the operation, diagnostic verification and calibration of the BAC DataMaster Breath Alcohol Testing Instrument and the new DataMaster DMT, the most commonly used breath testing instrument in Ohio for DUI / OVI arrests.  He is a proud member of the National College for DUI defense and in 2006 attended the intensive seminar on DUI law at Harvard University.  In October, 2006, Charles Rowland presented a seminar on standardized field sobriety testing before the Greene County Bar Association.  In 2007, Charles Rowland earned his operator's certificate of competency on the Intoxilyzer 8000 at an intensive seminar in New Orleans, Louisiana wherein he received additional training on standardized field sobriety testing procedures. 

Charles Rowland has been a trial lawyer in Greene County since the inception of his practice. He is a 1988 graduate of Beavercreek High School and a life-long resident of Beavercreek, Ohio. He graduated magna cum laude from Wright State University in 1992, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology. Charles earned the degree of University Honors Scholar with Honors from the Political Science Department, received the Academic Letter Award for his achievements in the National Mock Trial competition and was selected to represent Wright State University as a Student Ambassador to the People's Republic of China.

He was awarded the H. E. Ashcroft Memorial Scholarship to attend Ohio Northern University's Pettit College of Law. While in law school, Charles studied International Law and European Economic Community Law at the University College London, Bentham Faculty of Laws. He was a finalist at the prestigious National Tax Moot Court Competition in Houston. Texas and for his efforts was made an Associate Justice of the Ohio Northern Moot Court Program and was named to the Order of the Barristers for excellence in appellate advocacy. He graduated in the top 25% of his class in 1995 and returned to the Miami Valley to begin his practice.

Charles Rowland has appeared as an expert on television, radio and in newspapers, authoring articles for the popular "Ask an Attorney" section of the Xenia Daily Gazette, the Beavercreek News Current and the Fairborn Daily Herald.  He has been included in the 2005-2006 edition of the National Register of Who's Who in Executive and Professionals and was the 2004 Ohio State Bar Foundation recipient of the Community Service Award for Attorneys under 40 years old. In 2005, Charles Rowland was given the singular honor of being named a Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation. Charles Rowland maintains memberships in the Ohio State Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Foundation, the Green County Bar Association, the Montgomery County Bar Association, the National College for DUI Defense, the National Motorists Association, the Ohio Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, the American Civil Liberties Union, and is an associate attorney with the Cochran Firm, Criminal Defense Section, the National Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and DUI Defenders, a national network of DUI defense lawyers. Mr. Rowland currently serves as President of the Greene County Bar Association.

In November 2005, Charles was re-elected to serve a four-year term on the Beavercreek Board of Education. He is co-founder and past-president of the Beavercreek High School Alumni Association, Treasurer of the Wright State Honors Advisory Council, advisor to the Board of Directors of the Beavercreek Wetlands Association, and has served on the St. Luke Parish Council where volunteered as a School of religion teacher. He has also served as President of The Community Network (TCN-BHS), Greene County's Mental Health and Drug/Alcohol Counseling provider and on the Legislative Committee of the Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce.

Charles M. Rowland II has been a trial attorney since beginning his practice in 1995. He has served as a Special Prosecutor for Greene County, the Xenia City Prosecutor, as counsel for the Greene County Public Defender's Office and has helped indigent clients in consumer related cases with Southeastern Ohio Legal Aid Services. He represents traffic clients throughout Ohio on behalf of Interstate Trucker Ltd. and the National Motorists Association. Charles Rowland's practice areas include all phases of criminal defense, DUI/OVI law, traffic law, consumer law, personal injury/accident law, juvenile law and appellate practice.


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Chalres M. Rowland II

Brown, Rowland, Babb & Campbell
2190 Gateway Dr.
Fairborn, OH, 45324

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  1. DUI & DWI: 100%



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    I endorse this lawyer. Rowland is undoubtedly one of the absolute finest, hardest working, skilled and knowledgeable DUI lawyers in Ohio.


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    Attorney Charles Rowland is an extremely talented and highly respected attorney in the legal community. Charles aggressively and passionately represents his clients and truly cares about protecting their rights. His experience and credentials are above and beyond any other attorney in his field. I highly recommend Charles to anyone facing an OVI / DUI charge in Ohio.


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Fellow to the American Bar FoundationAmerican Bar Foundation2012
NHTSA Standadized Field Sobriety Testing (Student Course)Platt & Associates2010
Forensic Sobriety Assessment CertificateForensic Sobriety Assessment2008
2005 Bar FellowshipOhio State Bar Foundation2006
Public Education AwardBeavercreek Chamber of Commerce2006
2005 Community Service Award for Attorneys Under 40Ohio State Bar Foundation2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerBrown, Rowland, Babb & Campbell2005 - Present
Acting City ProsecutorXenia City Prosecutor's Office1999 - 2000
PartnerCox, Keller & Rowland1995 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Clark County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Dayton Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Ohio Academy of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
National Motorists AssociationMember2006 - Present
Ohio State Bar FoundationMember2005 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2005 - Present
Greene County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Greene County Bar AssociationPresident2008 - 2008
Beavercreek City SchoolsSchool Board Member2001 - 2006
TCN-BHS, Greene County's Drug & Alcohol Treatment ProviderBoard of Directors1997 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. KreitzNot Guilty on All Counts
State v. ButlerNot Guilty
State v. HassanDUI Dismissed after Motion to Suppress
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Publication nameTitleDate
Car & Driver MagazineTop DUI Defense Attorneys2013
Ohio Anderson's Civil PracticeInsurance to Zoning2008
Tunes & TrendsWhat to Do If You Are Pulled Over2008
Lexis Nexis PublishingCollective Knowlege and Probable Cause Determinations2008
Greene County DailiesAsk an Expert (Legal Commentaries)2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Ohio Northern University - Claude W. Pettit College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
Wright State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1992
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Prof. Cynthia ThompsonDUI & Justice in America2013
Monthly Meeting of the "Crime Club"The Drunken Monkey Theory (Alcohol a Cultural History)2013
Re-prioritizing Criminal Response to Drug UseDUI & Drug Policy2012
Ohio Municipal Law InstituteRowland Speaks to Prosecutors2012
New Media DaytonSocial Media In Dayton2012
Municipal Law Institute 2012DUI: The Intoxilyzer 80002012
Heroin SeminarUnited State Drug Policy2012
Cultural Diversity ClassInequality and the Law2012
College LectureCivil Liberties & The Drug War2012
ADAP/DUI Mock TrialDUI/OVI Cross-Examination2012
DUI UpdateDUI/OVI law2011
Ohio Patients Are Running Out of PatienceLegal Status of Marijuana Laws2010
Ohio Medical Marijuana Compassion ActSupport of Ohio's Medical Marijuana Compassion Act2010
Dayton Bar AssociationOVI Penalties for the Professional2008
Standardized Field Sobriety TestingStandardized Field Sobriety Testing2007

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