The Columbus Ohio DUI / OVI, Criminal and Traffic Defense Lawyer
The Steven T. Fox Law Firm, LLC represents individuals charged with criminal and traffic offenses in most Central Ohio counties. Our firm handles cases all municipal courts, mayor’s courts, and common pleas courts in Franklin County, Madison County, Delaware County, Union County, Fairfield County, Clark County and other jurisdictions including administrative hearings at the Ohio DPS/BMV.
Steve focuses his law practice exclusively on DUI/OVI, criminal and traffic defense. With a strong reputation for zealous and aggressive work on behalf of his clients, Mr. Fox routinely handles a broad range of misdemeanors and felonies including DUI/OVI, assault, domestic violence, theft, underage drinking, disorderly conduct, criminal damaging, drug charges, driver’s license violations, reckless driving, hit-skip and various other criminal and traffic charges. Steve also handles other post-conviction matters such as expungements, sealing of records and probation violations.
- Columbus CEO Magazine- Listed as a Top Columbus Lawyer
- AVVO Client’s Choice Award winner
- National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD) as one of the Top 100 OVI attorneys in Ohio
- Recognition in Criminal Defense by Lawyers of Distinction
- The American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Super Lawyers magazine as a “Rising Star” in the area of DUI/OVI Defense
- Top Young Attorney in Ohio, as published in Cleveland/Cincinnati Magazine
- National Trial Lawyers Top 100- Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Ohio
- National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDA) as one of the Top Ten Criminal Defense attorneys in Ohio
- American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys- 2015 Client Satisfaction Award
- Certified in the administration of Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs)
- Completed the NHTSA and IACP for DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
Mr. Fox is one of a small percentage of lawyers in Ohio to complete the same training course required by police officers to conduct standardized field sobriety testing. Consequently, Steve has been certified in the administration of Field Sobriety Tests, having successfully completed training for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing course.
During his time as a DUI & OVI criminal defense attorney in Columbus, Steve has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as a “Rising Star” in the area of DUI & OVI defense. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list which identifies Ohio’s top lawyers under the age of 40. In conjunction with this distinction, Mr. Fox was recognized as a Top Young Attorney in Ohio, as published in Cleveland/Cincinnati Magazine, having been selected by peer recognition and professional achievement.
Furthermore, Steve has been recognized by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD) as one of the Top 100 OVI attorneys in Ohio and one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense trial attorneys in Ohio by The National Trial Lawyers association. Additionally, Steve was selected as a Top Ten Criminal Defense attorney if Ohio for 2014 by the NACDA.
Away from the courtroom, Mr. Fox has been a presenter on the topic of DUI & OVI at legal seminars in Ohio as well as a guest speaker at Columbus-area Driver Intervention Programs. Furthermore, he has participated in training police officers at the Columbus Police Academy, including “Driving Impaired Criminal Enforcement” (D.I.C.E.) training by conducting mock trial cross examinations of arresting officers.
Prior to founding his own law practice, Steve represented thousands of individuals charged with DUI & OVI and other criminal offenses as a member of the Koffel Law Firm, where he built a strong reputation for himself, and the firm, as an experienced litigator who can be trusted to handle the most intricate of OVI and criminal matters. Before that, Steve was a Senior Staff Attorney with the Franklin County (Columbus) Public Defenders Office where he handled a high-volume docket and gained invaluable courtroom experience.
Mr. Fox is a graduate of Wittenberg University and the University of Toledo College of Law, where he was a member of Moot Court, and competed at the National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Richmond, Virginia. During law school, Steve clerked for the law firm of Gallon & Takacs and defended indigent defendants as a certified legal intern at the Lucas County Public Defender’s Office.
Steve is a member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), the National Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDA), the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA), the American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys, the Lawyers of Distinction, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association and the Madison County Bar Association.
Steve is married with three children. In his free time he enjoys coaching youth sports, boating, fishing and just hanging out with his wife and kids.