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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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