A Record of Favorable Results and Satisfied Clients

The Dominy Law Firm is focused on providing ‘personal service when results matter’ for select clients charged with criminal offenses, serious vehicular crimes, traffic tickets, and DUI / OVI in Columbus, Ohio and the central Ohio area. Founding attorney Shawn Dominy has practiced DUI / OVI defense and criminal defense since 1997.

The attorneys at the Dominy Law Firm have undergone specialized training specific to the areas of criminal defense, DUI / OVI defense and vehicular crimes defense. That training continues, as they are constantly seeking to improve their skills. They have represented clients in literally thousands of cases, including dozens of suppression hearings and jury trials, in Columbus, Ohio and courts throughout central Ohio.

The attorneys at the Dominy Law Firm are leaders in the areas of DUI/OVI and serious vehicular crimes like Vehicular Homicide and Vehicular Assault. They wrote and edited three books:  the 'Ohio DUI/OVI Guide', the 'Ohio Vehicular Homicide Guide', and the 'Ohio Vehicular Assault Guide'. They also have written many articles for state and national publications, and they teach other lawyers about these areas of law at continuing education seminars.

Contact the Dominy Law Firm today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Drunk Driving / OVI / DUI Defense
  • Serious Vehicular Crimes Defense (Vehicular Homicide & Vehicular Assault)
  • Traffic Ticket Defense

Call at 614-717-1177 to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Shawn DominyPicture of Shawn Dominy

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2000

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Past President)
  • National College for DUI Defense (State Delegate for Ohio)
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association (Founding Member)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Civics Education Advisory Committee)
  • Columbus Bar Association (Past Chair of Criminal Law Committee)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)


  • Ohio State University College of Law, Columbus, Ohio, 1997
    • J.D.
  • The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1993
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Criminology

Honors and Awards:

  • SuperLawyers selection for DUI defense
  • Best Lawyers in America: DUI Defense and Criminal Defense
  • AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Lawyer selection by Columbus CEO Magazine
  • 10.0 rating from Avvo.com
  • Client’s Choice Award from Avvo.com

Attorney Bryan HawkinsPicture of Bryan Hawkins

Bar Admissions:

  • Ohio, 2011


  • Capital University Law School, Columbus, Ohio
    • J.D.
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
    • B.A.

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Board of Directors)
  • National College for DUI Defense (Member)
  • Ohio State Bar Association (Member)
  • Columbus Bar Association (Member)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)
  • Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member)

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys Under 40 in Ohio, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 10.0 rating from Avvo.com
  • Client’s Choice Award from Avvo.com

Good Guy. Good Attorney.
Shawn represented me, in what is a very difficult county to navigate, Delaware County. He knew the people and was able to successfully negotiate terms that I could live with. He knew the process well, explained it to me and guided me through the quagmire to the end. Highly recommend Mr. Dominy.
-Anonymous, August, 2021

Another Lawyer Knew He Would be Best for My Case
I received a recommendation to use Mr. Hawkins from another lawyer who knew he would be best for my case. Mr. Hawkins was easy to talk to, was clear about the proceedings, and followed up with me closely throughout the whole process. He was able to get my charges dropped and me back driving much quicker than I expected. I would recommend Dominy Law firm for anyone with a drug/alcohol related charge in central Ohio.
-Anonymous, August, 2021

Made Me Feel At Ease
Bryan Made me feel at ease right away.  I felt like I had the right guy in my corner.  Made me feel like "we got this".  You will be highly recommended if I know anyone who needs help.  Thank you so much!
-Peter, July, 2021

Highly Recommended
Bryan Hawkins got my OVI to physical control. I barely had to do anything. He was there every step and answered all my questions. Even after the case was closed he still responded to my emails on any other questions I had. He is reliable, easy to talk to and very communicative. I highly recommend him if you get an OVI.
-Anonymous Client, July, 2021

Expert OVI Lawyer
Worth every penny! He helped us through a very challenging time and was 100% available every time I had a question or concern. He thoroughly explained every step of the progress and every piece of information regarding my case was made available to me quickly. I never once had to question what was going on. He even returned a call and consulted with me while he was on vacation. I was extremely impressed with his professionalism and how hard he fought to get me a fair outcome. I'm very pleased with hiring him and have no doubts that he was the best person to help with my situation. He is an expert at OVI law!
-Anonymous, July, 2021

Looking Out for My Little girl!
Brian did awesome job , my daughter suffered a head injury in a accident and the cops believed she was under the influence of drugs, which was far from the truth. Police charged her with OVI and Failure to control actually charged her twice for it in different jurisdictions! He was able to get case dropped to what she should of been charged with in the beginning! We were very happy with the outcome of a bad situation! He was passionate how he handled the case and was persistent with the courts! Kept me informed with all the information and court dates! Obviously took almost a year to get it all settled mostly because of the pandemic and court scheduling! Good sharp young man! Highly recommended him!
-Vince, April, 2021

Highly Recommended
Mr. Hawkins is by far the best attorney I have ever worked with. I had to do very little but was kept informed throughout the process. The outcome of my case was far better than what I expected and I am able to use my CDL again. I cannot say enough about how pleased and impressed I am with the job he did.
-Andrew, April, 2021

Kept Me Informed
Bryan was very knowledgeable and kept me informed on what was going on and advised me to do the DIP. He got my first OVI dropped to physical control and my other charges dropped.
-James, March, 2021

Best Outcome Possible
Professional and responsive. If you find yourself in an unfortunate situation to need this law firm's services, Mr Dominy will get you the best outcome possible. Highly recommended!
-Kel, February, 2021

Highly Recommend
Mr. Hawkins did an amazing job with my case. It couldn't have turned out much better. He explained everything very clearly and thoroughly. He took into consideration my hopes for the outcome and respected my thoughts and feelings completely. He kept me at ease through the entire process. I am very thankful for him and what a terrific job he did!
-Kelly, February, 2021

First Class
Shawn was very professional and and thorough. I felt l was treated with priority and a high level of respect. His reputation inside the courtroom is tremendous. If you have any doubts financially, don't. He's worth every penny if not more. I was an offender of multiple DUI's and I could not have asked for a better outcome. Thank you to the Dominy law firm.
-Anonymous Client, February, 2021

Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value
I was facing my third DUI in Delaware, Ohio and needed to find a great attorney in the area since I live out of state. I found Shawn and his team after searching all night for the best DUI attorneys in Ohio and I was not disappointed. Shawn was very thorough and able to drop the case down to reckless driving with no jail time. I highly recommend using Shawn if you find yourself in the same unfortunate situation.
-J Provie, December, 2020

Outstanding Lawyer Who Is Very Personable
Shawn is an outstanding lawyer who is very personable and explains court proceedings in detail and provides you information concerning your case in an expedient manner. I was more impressed with him when the judge stated that his paperwork is always meticulous. His knowledge of OVI law is outstanding to where I received reduce charges instead of going to trial.
-M.E., December, 2020

Polite And Non-Judgmental
I was so pleased wit the service I received.  Everyone was polite and non-judgmental.  This was a first offense and extremely scary, and I was reassured and grateful.
-Elizabeth, November, 2020

Excellent Lawyer
Bryan was a excellent Lawyer he was very well prepared. Kept me informed I would strongly recommend him if you have been stopped for driving impaired.
-Richard, November, 2020

You're In Good Hands!
Bryan was extremely diligent in keeping me up-to-date on everything happening with my court case. He knew what to expect from both the assigned Judge and prosecutor on my case. He was able to recommend that I complete certain activities, such as the driver intervention program, prior to further hearings so that I could tackle that hurdle before being sentenced to complete the program. Bryan makes you feel like you're in good hands! i would recommend him for any OMVI situation.
-Anonymous, October, 2020

The Best Experience
I truly had the best experience this past month with Bryan as my lawyer. I thought my life was over when I was charged with physical control with no prior record. I didn’t know what to expect and hiring a lawyer was something i’ve never had to do. Bryan worked so hard to keep in touch, answer all of my questions and let me know what to expect at both of my court dates. He walked me through the best and worst possible outcomes and of course, the best possible outcome happened! A physical control turned into a reckless operation which is what I wanted, no alcohol related offenses on my record!! I am so happy and would recommend Bryan to anyone in my position, he truly cares about his clients.
-Anonymous Client, October, 2020

Absolutely The Best Attorney I've Ever Worked With!
I've battled mental health issues my entire life and have gotten in more than my fair share of grief over the years and turned to Mr. Hawkins after my 7th petty theft offense with one previous felony theft. I was certain the court would throw the book at me but Mr. Hawkins, while making no promises, was extremely reassuring and helped me immensely. He helped to bring my case before the best judge possible, worked with the prosecutors, the judge, and was able to bring about a resolution that placed me placed on just one year of probation, with no same or similar offense, and fines waived. Unbelievable skill. Throughout, Bryan was easily accessible and always took my calls and patiently answered my questions, unlike previous attorneys I had retained who, once they received their retainer, refused to take my calls or return my messages. There is not a better attorney in the City of Columbus and the surrounding areas. I assure you.
-Rob, September, 2020

Columbus Firefighter
Bryan did a great job handling my case for almost a year and during this COVID time.
-Tyler, September, 2020

Great Work!
Everything was explained from the beginning and I got the result I expected.
-Edward, July, 2020

Kindness, Understanding & Professionalism
I was referred to Bryan and I am grateful I was. He was easy to get ahold of, replied quickly and was extremely efficient. Living in the most stressful time in my life so far, I was late to meeting Doctors and other Care Takers at the hospital where my newborn was “living” in the NICU. I swiped a parked car and with only one thing on my mind I ran inside to meet with the hospital staff before (as I regret) attempting to find the driver. I had full intentions on finding the driver once I had the chance. Before I could, the driver and the car left the hospital parking lot. I was charged with a Hit & Run. Bryan was able to help me achieve a lower plea of a Reckless Operation, saving me a suspended license (& even possible jail time). He truly was a saving grace during this trying time. His kindness, understanding and professionalism is worth every penny and then some. Bryan, thank you!
-Sara, July, 2020

Amazing Lawyer With Great Dedication
Choosing Mr. Dominy to represent me for my OVI case was the best decision I could of made. He was dedicated to my case and worked very hard to do the best he could for me. Throughout the entire process I felt reassured and confident in him. He is extremely personable and kind and I will be forever grateful.
-Anonymous, June, 2020

Excellent Guide Through a Difficult Situation
I had an excellent experience working with Shawn Dominy. I would not have wanted to try to navigate the legal system on my own, and he was the perfect person to walk me through the process.  He is outstanding at what he does, very experienced and knowledgeable. He made me feel at ease throughout the entire process, helping me to make the necessary decisions, and offering insight that only a person with his experience and expertise could offer.  He was ultimately able to get my charge reduced, and I felt with him that I really had someone in my corner, fighting for me.
-Emily, June, 2020

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