I am Shawn R. Dominy, Attorney at Law. I am a native of central Ohio, and my office in Columbus, Ohio serves the greater Columbus area and all of Central Ohio. My practice is limited to DUI/OVI defense, criminal defense, and traffic ticket defense. This page of the website is designed to give you more background information about me.
Education. I grew up in central Ohio and attended Olentangy Schools. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Ohio State University, where I studied criminology and political science. I graduated from the OSU College of Law and scored in the top five percent on Ohios bar exam.
Experience. During law school, I worked for a Columbus criminal defense attorney. After graduating from law school in 1997, I formed a partnership with that attorney. In 1999, I established my own law office, focusing on criminal defense, DUI defense, and traffic ticket defense. I have represented thousands of clients charged with OVI, criminal offenses and traffic offenses. My cases have ranged from speeding tickets to murder indictments, and everything in between. I am in court on a daily basis, and I have taken many cases to trial in courts throughout central Ohio. I also handle appeals: I have represented clients in Ohio appellate Courts and the federal Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Training. I regularly participate in continuing education seminars on the topics of DUI and criminal law, and I have been a speaker for seminars as well. I have also undergone training in field sobriety testing (the same training law enforcement officers undergo from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration) and alcohol testing (from the manufacturer of the Datamaster breath-testing machine). In addition, I completed a course from the National College for DUI Defense at Harvard Law School. I continuously seek additional training to improve my effectiveness as a lawyer.
Areas of practice. My practice is focused on representing clients charged with criminal offenses, DUI/OVI, and traffic offenses. I do not practice other areas of law and handle an occasional DUI or criminal case; this is all I do, and I enjoy my work.
Professional Organizations. I am a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National College for DUI Defense. I am also a member of the Ohio Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, and the Delaware Bar Association. For the Columbus Bar Association, I served two terms as the chair of the Criminal Law Committee.