Douglas Riddell Jr

Riddell Law LLC: Ohio DUI, Criminal & Traffic Attorneys
Contact: 614.361.2804
Law School: University of Cincinnati College of Law - University of Cincinnati
Jurisdiction: Ohio


About Douglas Riddell Jr
After law school, I spent several years in public service as a public defender in the Franklin County Municipal Court. This experience was invaluable both in the extensive experience I gained in trials and hearings on DUI and criminal misdemeanor cases and in my ability to learn our local Columbus court system inside and out.

After spending several years in public service, I decided to open my own law practice focusing on DUI, criminal misdemeanor and traffic offenses in Columbus and Central Ohio. My practice focuses primarily on defense of clients facing charges in the Franklin County and surrounding county municipal courts as well as mayor's courts throughout the Greater Columbus area. In fact, I have for the past eight years spent almost every working day in court representing clients in Central Ohio facing DUI, traffic and criminal misdemeanor charges.

If you have been charged with a DUI (OVI), criminal misdemeanor or traffic citation in the Greater Columbus area, call me today to get advice about your charge. At your initial consultation, you will meet with me personally about your case. At that meeting, we will review the facts of your case and explore potential defenses as well as strategies for getting driving privileges and related issues.

Remember, your initial consultation with me is free -- you do not pay anything until you decide to hire me as your attorney. If you do decide to hire me as your attorney, my firm offers affordable flat free pricing so that you know all of the costs up front.

Call (614) 361-2804 to speak with me directly. I am available nearly 24/7 to answer questions and discuss options in your case.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
  • Traffic Tickets
Additional Practice Areas
  • Commercial Driver
  • Theft
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    • All major credit cards accepted.
  • Free Consultation
    • At your free initial consultation, Mr. Riddell will review the facts of your case, begin to identify weaknesses in the prosecutor's case, and begin to explore potential defense strategies.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • For information about our flat transparent fees, call our attorneys at (614) 361-2804 or visit our website at
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
Owner / Attorney at Law, Riddell Law LLC
Staff Attorney, Franklin County Public Defender's Office
University of Cincinnati College of Law - University of CincinnatiLaw
University of Notre DameB.A.Political Science
Professional Activities
Mentor Columbus Bar, Inc.
Ohio Rising Star, SuperLawyers Magazine
Selected as one of only four Ohio Rising Stars for DUI/DWI law in Ohio.
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review ratings
The AV Preeminent 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 Riddell has been rated by judges and fellow attorneys as having the highest possible rating for legal abilities and ethical standards. The AV Preeminent rating is awarded to less than five percent of all attorneys across the United States, and is the highest rating offered by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. The Legal Ability Rating indicates professional ability in a specific area of practice and is based on five key areas: legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience. The General Ethical Standards Rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence, and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities.
Professional Associations
Member, Ohio State Bar
Member, Columbus Bar Association
Member, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


Ohio Field Sobriety Tests: What are Police Officers Looking for?
Ohio Field Sobriety Tests: What are Police Officers Looking for?

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Driving Privileges: Can I Drive if I Have Been Charged with an OVI in Ohio?
Driving Privileges: Can I Drive if I Have Been Charged with an OVI in Ohio?

If you have been charged with an OVI in Ohio, what happens to your driver's license? How are you ...
OVI v. DUI: What is the Difference?
OVI v. DUI: What is the Difference?

In this video, Attorney Douglas Riddell answers the question: "What is the difference ...


Articles & Publications


Website: Columbus DUI & Criminal Defense Website



Riddell Law LLC: Columbus DUI & Criminal Attorneys
1335 Dublin Road
Suite 220a
Columbus, OH 43215
Telephone: 614.361.2804
Fax: 614.453.8849
Riddell Law LLC Cincinnati
9435 Waterstone Blvd
Suite 140
Cincinnati, OH 45249
Telephone: 513.655.7240
Fax: 513.672.1067