Riddell Law LLC

Highly Rated Columbus DUI & Criminal Defense Attorneys. One of Only Four Attorneys in Ohio Named to Rising Stars list by Ohio SuperLawyers Magazine for DUI Law in 2014. Free Initial Case Consultation. Flat Fee Structure. Payment Plans Available.

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Firm Overview

Our team of Columbus DUI and criminal defense lawyers is devoted to defending clients charged with DUI / OVI, criminal misdemeanor, and traffic charges throughout the Columbus area.

Awards & Recognitions

Lexis-Nexis / Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating.

Attorney Douglas Riddell has been awarded an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell. The AV Preeminent Rating is the highest possible rating given by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review for a lawyer and is established wholly on a peer-review basis. The AV Preeminent designation signifies that Mr. Riddell has been rated by judges and fellow attorneys as having the highest possible rating for legal abilities and ethical standards. This "is a significant rating accomplishment a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence."

Listed, Rising Stars, Ohio SuperLawyers Magazine 2014.

Doug was chosen as one of only four Ohio Rising Stars in the area of Criminal Defense: DUI. Ohio Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The Rising Stars list consists of selected attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the list.

Rated 10.0 / 10.0 on Avvo.com. Attorneys Douglas Riddell and Bridget Purdue Riddell have both achieved the highest possible rating by Avvo.com. To determine their ratings, Avvo evaluates a lawyer's background. The rating is calculated using a mathematical model that considers the information shown in a lawyer's profile, including a lawyer's years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.

Listed, "Top Lawyers" by Columbus CEO Magazine in 2014. Douglas Riddell has been selected as a "Top Lawyer" by Columbus CEO Magazine for 2014.

Client Distinction Award, Lexis/Nexis Martindale-Hubbell. Douglas Riddell has been selected twice as the recipient of the "Client Distinction Award" by Martindale-Hubbell. Less than 1% of the 900,000 attorneys listed on martindale.com and lawyers.com have been awarded this Martindale-Hubbell honor of distinction. This honor is awarded based upon client nominations and ratings in the following areas:

Communications Ability
Responsiveness
Quality of Service
Value for Money

Riddell Law serves clients throughout Columbus and the surrounding areas, including in county and mayor's courts throughout Columbus, Delaware County, and surrounding areas, including:

Bexley
Blacklick
Canal Winchester
Circleville
Delaware
Dublin
Gahanna
Grandview Heights
Grove City
Groveport
Hilliard
Lancaster
Lewis Center
Marble Cliff
Mason
Minerva Park
New Albany
Obetz, Pataskala
Pickerington
Plain City
Reynoldsburg
Springfield
Upper Arlington
Urbana
Valleyview
West Jefferson
Westerville
Whitehall and
Worthington.


Having defended many clients of against drunk driving, traffic, speeding, and misdemeanor criminal cases throughout Columbus, Cincinnati and Central Ohio, we offer a unique combination of experience, personal service and a transparent flat fee structure.
Main Office

Riddell Law LLC
1335 Dublin Road
Suite 220a
Columbus   OH  43215

Phone
  • (614) 361-2804
Fax
  • (614) 453-8849

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

All DUI/OVI, traffic, speeding and criminal defense services are offered for a fixed fee.

Hourly Rates

Flat Fees

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM; Sat - Sun 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

English

DUI and DWI
Our Columbus DUI & criminal defense attorneys understand what is at stake and aggressively fight for your rights. DUI Defense. Criminal & Traffic Charges. We work to save your license, avoid jail and minimize the impact on your employment.
Our practice is devoted to defending clients facing Ohio DUI charges.

When faced with a DUI (called "OVI" - operating under the influence - in Ohio), contacting an experienced Ohio attorney is essential. An experienced Ohio OVI attorney familiar with Ohio's OVI laws can help you to identify available defenses to your charges that could lead to a reduction or even dismissal of your OVI charges.

When so much is at stake, it is not worth taking your chances in court without legal counsel. The potential consequences of having a DUI (or multiple DUIs) on your record are too serious, including the stigma of having a criminal conviction, jail time, fines, driver's license suspension, electronic home monitoring, vehicle immobilization, mandatory alcohol treatment programs, increased insurance rates, and loss of your job and future employment opportunities.

With our experience in Ohio OVI law, we examine all aspects of our client's Ohio OVI case to identify any possible defenses to the charge. For example, we examine whether the arresting officer properly issued all required warnings, properly administered all of the roadside field sobriety tests, and performed the search, tests and arrest lawfully.

Call 614-361-2804 or email doug@riddelllaw.com now to speak directly with Mr. Riddell about your case.

Riddell Law serves clients throughout Columbus and Central Ohio, including Bexley, Circleville, Delaware, Dublin, Grandview Heights, Grove City, Gahanna, Hilliard, Lancaster, Lewis Center, Marble Cliff, Pataskala, Pickerington, Plain City, Powell, Reynoldsburg, Springfield, Upper Arlington, Urbana, West Jefferson, Westerville, Worthington, and Whitehall.

Riddell Law also represents clients throughout Butler, Champaign, Delaware, Fairfield, Licking, Logan, Madison, Pickaway, Union and Warren counties.
Traffic Tickets
Columbus traffic citation, CDL defense, and speeding ticket attorneys
The attorneys at Riddell Law represent clients in Columbus and Central Ohio area courts facing traffic-related offenses.

Examples of the traffic cases we handle include: moving violations, equipment violations, hit skip, CDL violations, license suspensions and reinstatements, speeding tickets, failure to comply, red light violations, OVI charges and the like.

If you have been cited for a traffic violation, have been ticketed or arrested for driving under suspension, were charged with reckless driving, have too many points on your Ohio driving record, are seeking driving privileges, or have other traffic-related legal questions, our attorneys can help.

We represent all Ohio drivers, including both those with standard driver's licenses and commercial driver's licenses (CDL) facing traffic and speeding charges throughout Columbus and Central Ohio.

Riddell Law also regularly represents clients from out of state who were ticketed on Columbus or Central Ohio highways and roads. If you received a ticket in the Columbus area, but are an out-of-state driver or trucker, we understand your unique needs and can work with you over the phone, email or fax to help resolve your case without your having to travel all the way back to Ohio to fight the ticket.

Call us anytime - 614-361-2804. We will answer or will call you back right away. Don't just pay the ticket. Examine your options with an experienced Ohio traffic attorney first.

Remember: you don't owe anything until you agree to hire us.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Since founding Riddell Law, I have had the opportunity to represent clients charged
with misdemeanor, traffic and felony offenses, including OVI, felony theft, forgery,
breaking and entering, assault, receiving stolen property, among other charges,
throughout Central Ohio. I have experience representing clients in jury trials,
bench trials and motion hearings, and have regular interaction with prosecutors,
police officers and other court officials in courthouses throughout central Ohio,
including both municipal and mayor's courts throughout Columbus.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Being arrested or charged with a crime can be a frightening experience. When
you are facing criminal charges, I am available to take your case quickly and
confidently. I work personally on every aspect of my clients' cases and am willing
to work tirelessly to make ensure that all of my clients obtain the best resolution
possible in their individual case.

Douglas Riddell

Attorney Douglas Riddell's practice is devoted to defending clients charged with DUI / OVI, speeding and other traffic violations, CDL trucking violations, and other misdemeanor and felony criminal charges.

Awards & Recognitions

Lexis-Nexis / Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating. The AV Preeminent Rating is the highest possible rating given by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review for a lawyer and is established wholly on a peer-review basis. The AV Preeminent designation signifies that Mr. Riddell has been rated by judges and fellow attorneys as having the highest possible rating for legal abilities and ethical standards. This "is a significant rating accomplishment a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence."

Listed, Ohio Rising Star, SuperLawyers Magazine 2014. Doug was chosen as one of only four Ohio Rising Stars in the area of Criminal Defense: DUI. Ohio Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations. The Rising Stars list consists of selected attorneys who are 40 or under, or who have been practicing for 10 years or less. No more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are named to the list.

Rated 10.0 / 10.0 on Avvo.com. Mr. Riddell has received the highest possible rating by Avvo.com. To determine their ratings, Avvo evaluates a lawyer's background. The rating is calculated using a mathematical model that considers the information shown in a lawyer's profile, including a lawyer's years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements and industry recognition.

Listed, "Top Lawyers" by Columbus CEO Magazine in 2014.

Client Distinction Award, Lexis/Nexis Martindale-Hubbell. Less than 1% of the 900,000 attorneys listed on martindale.com and lawyers.com have been awarded this Martindale-Hubbell honor of distinction. This honor is awarded based upon client nominations and ratings in the following areas:

Communications Ability
Responsiveness
Quality of Service
Value for Money

Riddell Law serves clients throughout Columbus and Central Ohio, including Dublin, Grandview Heights, Grove City, Gahanna, Hilliard, Lancaster, Marble Cliff, Plain City, Reynoldsburg, Springfield, Upper Arlington, Urbana, West Jefferson, Westerville, and Whitehall. Riddell also represents clients in Champaign, Delaware, Fairfield, Licking, Logan, Madison, Pickaway and Union counties.

Having handled thousands of DUI / OVI / drunk driving, traffic, speeding, and criminal defense cases throughout Central Ohio, Doug Riddell provides a unique mix of experience and personal service. At Riddell Law, your case will not be handed over to a young associate. Attorney Riddell will personally evaluate your case and fight for your rights in court.

Prior to founding Riddell Law, Mr. Riddell served as a Public Defender in Franklin County, Ohio. In that position, he represented low-income defendants in criminal proceedings, including handling hundreds of criminal misdemeanor and DUI/OVI cases during his tenure. As a public defender, Mr. Riddell gained significant experience representing clients in both jury and bench trials, gaining the critical skills necessary to navigate the criminal justice system on behalf of his clients.
License
  • Bar Number: 0079839
    Ohio , 2005
Education
  • University of Cincinnati College of Law
    Law , 2005
  • University of Notre Dame
    Political Science , 2002

Bridget Riddell

After graduating at the top of her class from the University of Notre Dame, joining Law Review and graduating in the top ten in her class at the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, Bridget joined a major law firm in Columbus practicing business litigation. After five years of practicing in a big firm environment, Bridget joined Riddell Law.

For the past three years (2011-2013), Bridget has been selected as a "Rising Star" by Ohio Super Lawyer magazine, a distinction reserved for the top 2.5 percent of lawyers in Ohio who are younger than 41 or have been practicing for less than ten years.

License
  • Bar Number: 0082502
    Ohio , 2007
Education
  • University of Notre Dame
    B.A. Economics , 2003
    Graduated summa cum laude
  • The Ohio State University
    Law , 2007

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