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Firm Overview

In 1999, I opened my own practice, with offices in downtown Columbus, Ohio and downtown Delaware, Ohio. I now have one office on Polaris Parkway in Columbus, Ohio.

I practice criminal defense exclusively and focus on representing clients charged with DUI/OVI. I represent clients in Columbus, Delaware, and other courts in the central Ohio area.

Example cases

I represent clients from all walks of life that need an effective criminal defense attorney in the central Ohio area. All of my cases involve clients who have been charged with a DUI/OVI and/or criminal offenses. Most of my cases are in Franklin County and Delaware County, and I also handle cases in other central Ohio courts.

For further information on past case results, please visit my website.

Main Office

Main
1900 Polaris Parkway
Suite 450
Columbus  OH  43240

Phone
  • (614) 717-1177
Fax
  • (614) 717-1188

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

I offer a free initial case evaluation that typically lasts about 30 minutes.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I charge flat fees, so clients know at the beginning of my representation the amount of the fee.

Hourly Rates

This is not applicable.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

One of my influences during high school was a prosecuting attorney, so I have been interested in criminal law from an early age. During my undergraduate work, I studied Criminology and Political Science. During law school, I took elective courses in the area of criminal law.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I recommend that clients become educated about the law that applies to their situations. I am in favor of clients educating themselves on legal issues, but I would advise people to be cautious in what they conclude when reading from second-hand sources rather than directly from statutes, regulations, and cases.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I am willing to review documents prepared by my clients, but this situation does not arise frequently in criminal and DUI/OVI cases.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I would not want my doctor to coach me on how to perform my own surgery, and I do not recommend that people represent themselves in DUI/OVI cases or criminal cases.

Shawn R. Dominy

I have practiced criminal defense for my entire career. In law school, I worked for a criminal defense attorney. After graduating from law school in 1997, I formed a partnership with that attorney.

I have handled thousands of cases, ranging from speeding tickets to murder, and everything in between. I have taken many cases to trial. Although this may be a client's first time facing this experience, I have been there before. I have undergone specialized training for DUI/OVI defense, including a program in the science of evidential alcohol testing, a class in field sobriety testing, and courses through the National College for DUI Defense.

My strength is that I focus my practice on one area of law so I can do it with excellence. My goal is to effectively represent my clients. To that end, I conduct thorough research and analysis of the facts and the applicable law, then communicate effectively with my clients, prosecutors and judges. Effectiveness does not equal aggressiveness. I communicate with prosecutors and judges with professionalism and respect, just as I do with my clients and people in general.

Personal interests:

I play drums at my church and for a local band.

License
  • Bar Number: 0068108
    Ohio , 1997
Education
  • The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1997
    Columbus, OH
  • The Ohio State University
    B.A. , 1993
    Columbus, OH
    I studied Criminology and Political Science

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