Douglas E. Riddell

Douglas E. Riddell: Attorney with Riddell Law LLC
  • Attorney at Riddell Law LLC (2 Attorneys)
  • Rivers Edge, 1335 Dublin Road, Suite 220a, Columbus, OH 43215
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  • Doug Riddell is the managing attorney at Riddell Law and has extensive experience in the areas of OVI (also called DUI or drunk driving) defense, speeding and traffic ticket defense, and defense of many other misdemeanor and felony charges in Columbus and Central Ohio. Doug Riddell offers the unique combination of aggressive defense and dedication to client service with reasonable and affordable flat fees.
  • Peer Reviews
    4.9/5.0 (12)
    Client Reviews
    100% Recommended (5)
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Biography

AV Rated Defense Attorney. Selected as a Rising Star by Ohio SuperLawyers Magazine and and a Top Lawyer by Columbus CEO Magazine. Ohio DUI & Criminal Defense.

Founding attorney Douglas Riddell's reputation as an experienced DUI and criminal defense attorney continues garner recognition. In 2017, he was listed as both a "Top Lawyer" by Columbus CEO Magazine and as an Ohio SuperLawyer Rising Star by SuperLawyers Magazine. Additionally, he has received the highest rating from his peers - an "AV Preeminent" rating by Martindale-Hubbell. Further, he has been awarded a perfect 10.0 score by Avvo.

Doug is certified in the most recent Approved Curriculum for DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Practitioner Course designed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHSTA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. This NHSTA training is the same training required of police officers to conduct roadside field sobriety testing.

Douglas Riddell is an Ohio DUI and criminal defense attorney and the founder of Riddell Law LLC. Mr. Riddell focuses his practice on the defense of traffic, DUI/OVI and criminal charges. He has represented thousands of OVI, traffic, and criminal defendants in his career, gaining extensive experience in courtrooms throughout Central Ohio. After practicing as both a government attorney and with a small law firm, Mr. Riddell founded Riddell Law with the goal of combining excellent client service and aggressive legal defense with affordable fees.

Mr. Riddell regularly practices in courthouses throughout Ohio. He represents clients facing a wide range of criminal and traffic charges, including DUI / OVI, speeding tickets, traffic violations, underage drinking, domestic violence, reckless driving, theft, criminal damaging, disorderly conduct, drug crimes, drug paraphernalia, fraud, juvenile crimes, hit skip, probation violation, and vandalism, among other charges.

Doug regularly speaks about OVI / DUI law at Certified Driver Intervention programs throughout Ohio, including Second Chance Counseling Driver Intervention Program and Crossroads Recovery Services Driver Intervention Program.

Areas of Practice (22)

  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Criminal Defense
  • CDL / Trucking Violations
  • Criminal Damaging
  • Disorderly Conduct
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • DUI/OVI Defense
  • Expungements
  • Hit and Run
  • Misdemeanors
  • Reckless Driving
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Search and Seizure
  • Shoplifting
  • Speeding Tickets
  • Theft
  • Traffic Violations
  • Weapons Charges
  • Traffic Accidents
  • Underage Drinking
  • Vandalism
  • Zoning Code Violations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
(614) 361-2804  Phone
(614) 361-2804  Cell Phone
614-453-8849  Fax
www.riddelllaw.com
University Attended:
University of Notre Dame, B.A., Political Science, 2002
Law School Attended:
University of Cincinnati, J.D., 2005
Year of First admission:
2005
Admission:
2005, Ohio; 2006, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
Memberships:
Columbus Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Associations
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Languages:
English
Reported Cases:
State v. Romage, Ohio Supreme Court, 2014-Ohio-783. Successfully argued to the Ohio Supreme Court that an Ohio criminal statute was an unconstitutional violation of First Amendment rights.
ISLN:
918634755
Payment Information:
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Peer Reviews

    • 4.9/5.0 (12)
    • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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    • Douglas E. Riddell

      5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 01/08/13 in DUI/DWI on 01/08/13

      Outstanding lawyer who provides superior customer services and results for his clients.

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      Outstanding lawyer who provides superior customer services and results for his clients.

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    • Douglas E. Riddell

      5.0/5.0 by a Member on 01/08/13 in Criminal Law on 01/08/13

      Doug is an excellent criminal attorney whose opinion and capabilities I trust. He has the experience to get results for his clients. He is incredibly responsive, replying...

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      Doug is an excellent criminal attorney whose opinion and capabilities I trust. He has the experience to get results for his clients. He is incredibly responsive, replying to virtually all communications within 12-24 hours. And it only helps that he is a straighforward and pleasant person to deal with.

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      5.0/5.0 by a Government Counsel on 02/01/13 in General Practice on 02/01/13

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    • Douglas E. Riddell

      5.0/5.0 by a Staff Lawyer on 01/30/13 in Criminal Law on 01/30/13

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    • Douglas E. Riddell

      5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 01/24/13 in Criminal Law on 01/24/13

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      5.0/5.0 by a Government Counsel on 01/24/13 in Criminal Law on 01/24/13

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    • Douglas E. Riddell

      5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 01/08/13 in Traffic Violations on 01/08/13

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      5.0/5.0 by a Associate on 01/08/13 in Criminal Law on 01/08/13

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      5.0/5.0 by a Senior Associate on 01/08/13 in Traffic Violations on 01/08/13

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    • Douglas E. Riddell

      4.6/5.0 by a Staff Lawyer on 01/24/13 in Labor and Employment on 01/24/13

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    Client Reviews

    • 4.8/5.0 (5)
    • 100% (5)
    • Silver Client Champion
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    • Douglas E. Riddell

      5.0/5.0 on 10/21/15 on 10/21/15

      I was visiting out of state and got a speeding ticket. I contacted Mr Riddell on Friday and my court date was Monday morning. He had no problem taking care of everythi...

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      I was visiting out of state and got a speeding ticket. I contacted Mr Riddell on Friday and my court date was Monday morning. He had no problem taking care of everything for me.

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    • Douglas E. Riddell

      5.0/5.0 on 01/01/15 on 01/01/15

      Doug was caring and committed to my needs. I trusted him 100% that he would resolve my case, and I would be happy with the outcome. He did, and I was very pleased, and le...

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      Doug was caring and committed to my needs. I trusted him 100% that he would resolve my case, and I would be happy with the outcome. He did, and I was very pleased, and left out of the courtroom with a smile. I would highly recommend him in the future. He is determined to win your case!

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    • Douglas E. Riddell

      5.0/5.0 on 12/03/12 on 12/03/12

      Mr. Riddell did an excellent job handling a speeding ticket I received. He was responsive and got me into a diversion program so that I received no points for the ticket...

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      Mr. Riddell did an excellent job handling a speeding ticket I received. He was responsive and got me into a diversion program so that I received no points for the ticket. I frequently recommend friends and family in need of criminal or traffic advice to Mr. Riddell.

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    • Douglas E. Riddell

      4.8/5.0 on 03/31/13 on 03/31/13

      He is highly responsive, thorough, and dedicated, and he worked with us 100% throughout the case.

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      He is highly responsive, thorough, and dedicated, and he worked with us 100% throughout the case.

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      4.0/5.0 on 10/30/12 on 10/30/12

      Did a competent job at a decent price

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      Did a competent job at a decent price

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