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Anthony Shawn Vannoy

Criminal defense Attorney at Dayton, OH

4.9   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1996
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Attorney VanNoy handles the total gambit of criminal matters including all misdemeanor and felonies. These cases range from OVI and DWI to Murder, manslaughter, white-collar crimes, health care fraud, embezzlement, RICO violations, money laundering, Prescription Drug offenses, drug trafficking and drug possession. Additionally, Attorney VanNoy provides legal services in the area of Sexual Assault and Battery, Importuning, Unlawful sexual conduct and Child Endangering.

    28 years, 2,500 cases

  2. Family

  3. Personal injury
    Obtained Several Settlements in excess of 1 million dollars.

    28 years, 100 cases

The VanNoy Firm is dedicated, working diligently to bring their clients aggressive and individualized legal representation. Ensuring each client’s issue is successfully resolved to the very end is The VanNoy Firm’s primary goal.

The VanNoy Firm is experienced in Criminal Defense, Family, Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and DUI & OVI.

Attorney Anthony S. VanNoy is highly respected in the Dayton community as well as other cities throughout the state of Ohio. His years of legal experience have distinguished him as a leader. If you are in need of legal representation, do not hesitate to contact The VanNoy Firm.

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The VanNoy Firm
2621 Dryden Road
Suite 306
Dayton, OH, 45439

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Posted by Julian | March 31, 2016
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Attorney "Heavy Weight " Champion
Attorney Vannoy represented me in a very complicated divorce/custody case. I went to him and explained my reasons for my divorce also my eagerness to gain custody of both of my children. I had many fears going into this process, but he made sure to explain things completely and in a way I could understand them. He is clearly a family man and holds true to his word. Attorney Vannoy did everything possible to bring closure to my divorce also gaining me full custodial custody of both my daughter (5) and son (11). As a man, I had doubts about gaining custody of both of my children, but Vannoy made that doubt a reality. He is a very smart and compassionate family attorney who knows what his clients need. He was always available on the phone/email and responded to my queries promptly. His staff was always professional, polite and welcoming with each visit or phone call. If ever need The Vannoy Firm services again I would not hesitate to call . Thank you
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Posted by Shawn | June 6, 2015
Shawn"s case
I am so please to hired atty. Vannoy to take care of my criminal case that happened in 2001 In Springfield Ohio . I am now currently reside in Connecticut with my family w/c even more trustworthy that he handled my case without me going down to Springfield Ohio until arraignment date. As a result of my hearing date Atty. Vannoy was able to dismiss my case and erase all the records .. We can now live a peaceful life , no more worries !! I will continue to live as a law abiding citizen of this country and a good husband and father to my children.
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Posted by Jerermy | April 24, 2015
Good Divorce Lawyer
I was very scared going into a Divorce with my more than unhappy and vendictive wife. Anthony and his legal team are so calm and collected, they made me feel at ease and calmed me down. I felt like part of their family and very much appreciate everything they did for me. Even though Anthony is a busy man he still found the time to call me directly and answer my messages. The outcome of the divorce was exactly what I intended and wanted for me and my kids. Thank you again "The VanNoy Firm"
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Posted by Jerome | January 24, 2015
The first and only name I called
Mr. Vannoy is the first and only name I call when I have legal concerns. Mr. Vannoy has not only helped me with legal concerns but has also taken the time to educate me so that I may make intelligent decisions of my own. Each time I've called on him he has been concise and accurate with his evaluations, even if it meant referring me to an attorney out side of his specialization and/or firm. He is an honest, caring attorney with a heart for serving people. I have no reservations recommending and/or choosing Anthony Vannoy as my attorney of choice.
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2015
An Attorney Worth Hiring
Attorney VanNoy is a top-notch attorney and the staff at his firm give their all to serve the client. Mr. VanNoy was attentive to my issue, maintained contact and was responsive when I needed to communicate with him. He handled my matter with professionalism, and he and his staff were courteous throughout the entire time. I found out that he is well-respected in the Dayton legal community and I appreciate that.
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Posted by Michelle | December 17, 2014
Awesome Advocate!
Anthony VanNoy is an aggressive advocate for his clients! He is very knowledgeable & caring at the same time. He stays abreast of relevant law. He is hands down the BEST criminal defense attorney in the city of Dayton.
Posted by LeAnn | December 13, 2014
Our son had one of the best, Attorney Anthony Vannoy!
Mr. Vannoy was very professional, yet down to earth and truly cared about our son and his charges. He spent time explaining what the charges involved, possible outcomes, and the best course of action. He kept in contact with us and if unavailable, returned our phone calls promptly. He worked hard and skillfully on our son's case and was very committed. We highly recommend Anthony Vannoy!
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Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2014
We had the best.
Last October our son was charged with a very serious crime. He qualified for a public defender and Anthony VanNoy was appointed. In our stressful moments during those early days, my husband and I consulted several attorneys, including a friend who had been a judge for a number of years. He told me that if one of his kids was in trouble, Mr. VanNoy would be the attorney he would want to engage. His recommendation was spot on. Mr. VanNoy and his team were actively engaged in our son’s defense from the beginning. His investigator, Wayne Miller, spent countless hours going over the timeline, interviewing witnesses, and answering patiently the many calls made by our son’s friends who wanted to help. Mr. VanNoy kept my husband and me in the loop at every critical moment. During the trial, he and his associate, Gail Miller, made sure that we were kept updated on each interaction. At the end of the trial, the judge commented to the jury that they had seen some of the best lawyering he had had the privilege to see in his career. His compassion for what we were going through, his very demonstrated proficiency in the law, and even his respect for the victim and the victim’s family, were more than we could ever have expected. I would recommend Mr. VanNoy and his office for any legal matter.
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Posted by Allen | December 5, 2014
Anthony Vannoy Review
Mr. Vannoy has represented me in several cases. He has always been extremely helpful in negotiating with judges and prosecuting attorney's. He is very well mannered and well spoken. He is an experienced attorney who understand the complicated legal world and how to navigate through the process. He handles his cases in a timely fashion and always maintains discreetness. I would definitely recommend Mr. Vannoy to anyone who is seeking legal advise or representation.
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Posted by BRIGETTE | December 4, 2014
Highly Recommend
Anthony Vannoy did A excellent job with my case. I gave him a task and delivered. When offers were made for on the table he challenged them to the best of his ability and proved my innocence by being honest , and getting down to the root of what actually happen ! If you need an attorney Anthony is the man to go to!
Posted by Patricia | May 17, 2013
Great Job . . .
I'd like to share my satisfaction with the way Attorney VanNoy handled a particular case. My niece ran into some drug issues, and was facing some years in prison. Attorney VanNoy came to my family's home and patiently explained the process. He expertly handled the case, and my niece was released on probation and did not serve any time. She later shared with me that after everything was over, Attorney VanNoy sat down with her and explained that this could be the beginning of a new start for her and encouraged her that she had the potential to do whatever she wanted in life. I don't usually take the time to post anything like this. But I wanted to commend his professionalism and expertise. Keep up the good work Attorney VanNoy!
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Posted by Audrey | May 17, 2013
My son's cases
Mr. VanNoy represented my son in a case dealing with gang-related issues. Both my son and I were very well pleased with the outcome. In my opinion, Mr. VanNoy is a trustworthy individual who has put 110% into my son's case. It is quite obvious that Mr. VanNoy will fight for his client(s) to the very end. He does not believe in giving up on his client(s). In fact, when my son thought he had no chance to win, Mr. VanNoy showed him differently. My son was equally impressed with the outcome of his case. He spoke highly of Mr. VanNoy to his friends. If asked if I would recommend Mr. VanNoy for legal representation, my response would be: "Yes, I would certainly refer Mr. VanNoy to anyone who is facing criminal charges". So allow me to encourage those who are reading this: If you need legal representation, just call Mr. VanNoy and watch him work for you.
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Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2013
Great lawyer
Mr. VanNoy helped me through a difficult time, he handled my case and communicated with the other side, I didn't want to even acknowledge them, so it was great what he did. I felt very comfortable knowing he was working out this matter. I am happy with the results and have recommended him to my friends.
Posted by anonymous | May 17, 2013
Problem Case? He's the ONE!!
I hired Attorney VanNoy after being falsely accused of a domestic violence charge. Even though most of these cases are found guilty because of lack of evidence, Attorney VanNoy fought and saw my case all the way through to trial. WE WON!! He will fight for his clients and he will win.
Posted by anonymous | December 19, 2012
Son is well pleased with outcome
I hired Mr. VanNoy for my son's child support case. The outcome was more than we could have imagined. It was AWESOME! for both my son and grandson's benefit. Way to go Mr. VanNoy!
Posted by anonymous | December 6, 2012
A great Attorney who will go the distance for you!
I employed the services of Attorney VanNoy for a personal injury matter and it was resolved in less than six months. He pointed me in the right direction allowing me to see the pros and cons of my case. The result? A successful settlement and an appreciative client!
Posted by Karen | May 16, 2014
Professional and Personable
Mr. VanNoy's office helped us with a family practice matter which concerned child custody.He and his team set up an immediate interview , reviewed our copies of other proceedings related to the case , and took some personal information.They moved in a timely fashion so the child would not become a ward of the state.. A member of his staff was in contact with us while the case was being handled.They were always available to us to answer any questions we had.
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Partner
  • The VanNoy Firm, INC.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner/Shareholder
  • Wright & VanNoy
  • 1998 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • McCray & Associates
  • 1996 - 1998


  • University of Dayton School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Ball State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Ohio vs Helton
  • Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity
  • State of Ohio vs Mead
  • Not Guilty Verdict
  • State of Ohio vs Howard
  • Not Guilty Verdict
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  • National Black Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Dayton Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • National Registers Who's Who In Executives and Professionals
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Association of Trial Layers of America
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2002
  • Dayton Bar Association, Ethics Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2000 - 2005
  • National Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Appointed Counsel Award
  • Common Pleas Court - General Division
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Attorney of the Year
  • Greater Dayton African American Chamber of Commerce
  • 2012
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Charles W. Peckham Award for Humanitarian Leadership
  • Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area
  • 2010
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • United States District Court
  • 2006
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  • Google Blog Spot
  • Ohio Criminal Trial Lawyer Blog
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Student Court Camp
  • Being a Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Business Incorporation for the Entrepreneur
  • 2013
  • Paralegal Event
  • Law Practice
  • 2013
  • MWB Quarterly Conference
  • Business and the Law
  • 2012
  • Law Day
  • Challenges for the Diverse Law Student
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is one of the best, most respected attorneys in the Dayton area."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is a professional. In addition, he is knowledgeable, experienced, and very helpful to his colleagues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Anthony Vannoy. He is an extremely competent and compassionate lawyer who always fights for his clients. Anthony is willing to go the extra distance for his clients and working to make sure every aspect of his cases have been throughly reviewed. Anthony's reputation is stellar. Anthony also understands his stature as a leader in the legal community and does not shy away from sophisticated issues and discussions."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Anthony VanNoy is an excellent attorney whose work I endorse without reservation. He is excellent in the courtroom and very compassionate to his clients. Anthony is an intelligent, hard working, and ambitious lawyer who works diligently on behalf of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is probably the best Attorney for the money in Southwest Ohio. He has excellent courtroom manner and is very well respected by the Judges and Magistrates. Most importantly, he delivers consistent results for his Clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Attorney Vannoy on several criminal cases throughout the years and his knowledge, experience and work ethic are unparalleled. His attention to detail has been a valuable resource for the cases we have shared. We were able to come to a successful resolution in a murder trial in 2013, and without his knowledge and experience the clients would have been at a measurable disadvantage."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He has a sharp mind, is compassionate and skillfully fights for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anthony is an excellent advocate for his clients. I give him my highest endorsement in the fields of criminal defense, family law and personal injury work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Tony displays a strong and competent courtroom presence, and is an astute and effective negotiator as well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Welcome to avvo. I endorse this lawyer. His reviews are excellent (read them). It's all about happy clients. Ask for a consultation if your in or near Dayton."
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