Columbus Ohio DUI Defense Attorney

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 Columbus, OH 43215

Criminal Defense Attorney - Joe Edwards


Joe Edwards

DUI & Criminal Charges Defense Attorney



Columbus Ohio DUI Attorney and Criminal Defense Lawyer W. Joseph Edwards is a graduate of Thiel University, where he double-majored in chemistry and philosophy. Joe then moved to Ohio to attend law school at the University of Dayton. While in law school he competed on the National Moot Court Team and worked as a law clerk for two years alongside renowned Dayton defense attorney, Daniel J. O’Brien.


After graduation from The University of Dayton School of Law in 1985, DUI Defense Attorney Edwards was admitted to the Ohio and Federal bars. Attorney Edwards began his legal career working as an Assistant Attorney General in the federal litigation section under Ohio Attorney General Celebrezze. After a successful tenure at the Attorney General’s office, OVI Defense Attorney Joe Edwards worked as an Assistant Prosecutor for the Franklin County Prosecutor’s office. This experience as a Franklin County prosecutor provides Columbus DUI Defense attorney Joe Edwards with a unique insight when negotiating reduced charges or defending charges in court.


Columbus DUI attorney Joe Edwards then began his criminal and DUI defense law practice in Columbus, Ohio. Joe has tried over one hundred felonies before a jury, argued over ten cases before the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, more than seven cases before the Ohio Supreme Court, and over one-hundred fifty criminal appeals. As a Columbus, Ohio DUI Attorney, he Joe defends those charged with OVI or DUI by Columbus Police, Franklin County Sheriff, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Grandview Police, Bexley Police, Worthington Police, Circleville Police, Chillicothe Police, Delaware PD, Gahanna police, Sharon TWP Police, Lancaster Police, Newark Police, Pickerington Police, Pataskala Police, as well as numerous other departments.

From his law office in Columbus, Edwards maintains a DUI Defense practice primarily in Central Ohio, focusing in Franklin, Delaware, Madison, Union, Madison, Licking, Pickaway, Ross, Fayette, Fairfield and Muskingum Counties.


Languages Spoken:

English, Russian

Additional translation services can be provided for Spanish and other languages.




University of Dayton Law School, Dayton, Ohio

J.D. – 1985


Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania

B.A. – 1981


Lectures and Talks:


Frequent lecturer for the Columbus Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers on various topics, including:


Voir Dire

Evidence Issues

Cross Examination

Expert Witnesses

Appellate Practice

Motion Practice

Professional Associations and Memberships:


Columbus Bar Association, Member

Chairman of Criminal Law Committee (2004-2005)

Ohio State Bar Association, Member

Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member



511 South High Street

Columbus, Ohio  43215



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