At The Owen Firm, we believe a criminal defense lawyer is defined by his or her courtroom record – by what they’ve done, how well they did it, and whether the outcome was good for the client. In other words, you need a lawyer with a proven ability to win.
We are a small, close-knit group of Columbus criminal defense lawyers who focus on criminal defense in state and federal courts, with a proven record winning criminal cases. But our clients are not all suspects in major crimes: We handle all sorts of criminal matters from domestic violence or drunk driving, to drugs and narcotics, as well as white collar charges. The firm, based in Columbus, Ohio, represents both ordinary people and high-profile clients. The Owen Firm is highly recognized by its peers (and the media), and has an impressive track record where it counts – in the courts. The single most important factor that distinguishes our firm from its competitors is its track record.
The Owen Firm’s record of winning NOT GUILTY jury verdicts has continued for 25 years, and puts us in a better position to represent our clients, even if the case is ultimately resolved through a negotiated plea bargain because prosecutors know that we will not hesitate to go to trial. The firm’s impressive track record winning NOT GUILTY jury verdicts is chronicled in COURTROOM VICTORIES and in IN THE NEWS.
The Owen Firm has received an AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the nation’s largest and oldest attorney rating service. This AV® Rating is the highest given, awarded to only a small percentage of practicing attorneys, and is testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank the firm at the highest level of professional service.
The firm’s presiding partner, Columbus criminal attorney James D. Owen, was named “Ohio Super Lawyer” by Cincinnati Magazine and the Center for Law and Politics in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010. This designation is awarded to only 5% of Ohio’s practicing attorneys, and designates him as having received the highest degree of peer recognition and professional achievement among practicing attorneys in Ohio.
Mr. Owen was also recently recognized by Columbus CEO magazine as one of “Central Ohio’s Top Lawyers.”
The Owen Firm’s legal work has been recognized by Ohio’s news media, including its established daily newspapers. The Columbus Dispatch, for example, published a Sunday article entitled “The Defense Never Rests,” that recognized Mr. Owen’s work and accomplishments as a criminal defense lawyer. Later, The Dispatch published an editorial praising Mr. Owen’s work, saying, “more power to James Owen to make things right.”
The Akron Beacon Journal, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Playboy, and Cincinnati Magazine have all published articles recognizing our legal work and record of winning cases.
Please click IN THE NEWS to see first-hand what the news media has to say about our legal work.
Based in Columbus, Ohio, The Owen Firm focuses on criminal defense law. To schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys call us at 614/454-5010, or toll-free at 1-888-454-5070.