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If it's experience at a big firm you are looking for, I dont have any. But what I do have is a very particular set of skills. Skills that I have acquired over a long career. Skills that make me a nightmare to people that might challenge me. If you give me what I want, that'll be the end of it. I wont sue, you I wont come after you.  But if you challenge me or my clients, I will sue, you, I will come after you...and I WILL beat you. 


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
    6 years
  2. Speeding Ticket: 15%
    6 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    6 years



Fixed (always)

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Charles Matthew Rittgers

    Chet is an outstanding advocate for his clients. He takes the time to prepare each case and takes the necessary steps to stay up to date with new legal techniques. Chet's passion for his clients helps him achieve the results they deserve. I highly recommend Chet for any criminal matter.


    Charles Rittgers Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Mark Alan Deters

    Chet is a phenominal OVI & Criminal Defense Attorney! A NATURAL and TRAINED FIGHTER! Not only that, he surrounds himself with the Connections to get things done, and with the Best Experts in the field. If I got arrested, I would be calling Chet!


    Mark Deters DUI and DWI Attorney
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Contact info

Chet L. Palumbo Attorney at Law

257 Regency Ridge Dr.
Dayton, OH, 45459


WVInactive - Suspended201008/13/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Intoxilyzer 8000 course certificate of completionForensic Alcohol Consulting2013
Trial Advocacy Certificate of CompletionNational Defender Training Project2013
Forensic Sobriety Assessment CertificationDr. Steve Rubenzer2013
DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Test InstructorNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration2013
DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Test practitionerNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration2012
Dean's ListAppalachian School of Law2010
School AmbassadorAppalachian School of Law2010
Who's whoWho's Who Among American Colleges and Universities2010
Highest Grade Award in Advanced Criminal ProcedureAppalachian School of Law2010
Mock Trial Semi-FinalistAmerican Association for Justice2010
Dean's ListAppalachian School of Law2009
Highest Grade Award in Criminal PracticeAppalachian School of Law2009
Dean's ListAppalachian School of Law2008
Highest Grade Award in EvidenceAppalachian School of Law2008
Student Trooper AwardAmerican Legion2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyChet L. Palumbo, Attorney at Law, LLC2013 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderClinton County Public Defender's Office2012 - Present
Associate AttorneyLaw Office of John Mengle2011 - 2012
Associate AttorneyBailess Law, PLLC2010 - 2011
Law ClerkStreet Law Firm2009 - 2010
Law ClerkWilmington, NC District Attorney Office2008 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
National College of DUI DefenseMember2012 - Present
Clinton County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
National Rifle AssociationPistol Instructor2012 - Present
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationAffiliate Member2011 - Present
Appalachian Journal of LawArticles Editor2009 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. McFarlandPled Guilty to Reckless Operation
State v. SchockResults of breath test were successfuly suppressed and client pled to a reduced charge of reckless operation. No jail, no license suspension and a minimal fine.
State v. HouserCase Dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Appalachian School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of North Carolina, WilmingtonCriminal JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
What to expect in a law firmThe legal profession2013
Ohio Concealed Carry CourseLaw of Self Defense2013
NRA Basic Pistol CourseLaw of Self Defense2012