Are You The Best DUI Lawyer?
Someone called my office the other day and demanded an answer. “I want the best DUI lawyer, Is that you?” Believe it or not, I have encountered this question a few times. I always answer by saying, “I have experience, credentials and a great track record, but you should sit down with me and see if I’m right for you.” The truth is that you have to choose an attorney who is qualified. Once they pass that test, you have to judge them on a more intuitive level. Do you like them? Has their staff treated you well? Can you get to their office easily? Does the attorney answer your questions? How much will you pay?
What Do You Think?
All of these factors musts be taken into account. I may be the best DUI lawyer on paper, but if you do not believe you can put your full faith and trust in me, you should consider another attorney. So where does that leave us? I hope that after reviewing my credentials you will call my office and sit down with me for a free consultation. If this article raises any questions, please contact me and I’ll do my best to give you an answer.
As always, thanks for taking the time to review DaytonDUI and all of the hard work I have put into becoming the best DUI lawyer I can be. Remember my motto, “All I do is DUI defense.” (BTW, I have no idea how the indentations will turn out below!)
Charles M. Rowland II, Esq.
2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324, (937) 318-1384, toll-free 888-769-5263
Accomplished trial attorney with over 20 years of experience seeking an epic third act.
Babb & Rowland, LLC, 2005-present
Managing partner of a small law firm with a diverse suburban practice. I limit my practice to criminal litigation and drunk driving defense.
1st attorney in Ohio certified on the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath test machine
1st attorney in Ohio to earn Forensic Sobriety Assessment Certification
1st attorney in Ohio trained in Drug Recognition Expert protocol
Completed Standardized Field Sobriety Test Training
Completed certification on the BAC DataMaster breath test machine
Founding member, American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys
Founding member, DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Fellow to the American Bar Foundation
Fellow to the Ohio State Bar Foundation
President, Greene County Bar Association
National College for DUI Defense
Author/editor: Anderson’s Ohio Civil Practice, 2008 ed.
Author of the DaytonDUI blog, 18,000+ articles related to criminal defense
Frequent lecturer and presenter on topics related to criminal defense
City Prosecutor, 1999-2000
Served as acting prosecutor and acting law director at the Xenia Municipal Court. Handled all aspects of the criminal docket including trials, appeals, office management and long-term planning.
Cox, Keller & Rowland, 1995-2005
Handled all aspects of complex civil litigation focusing on construction law and the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act, criminal, family, juvenile and personal injury.
Babb & Rowland, 2005-present
Managing partner of one of the Miami Valley’s premier legal teams. We dedicate each day to becoming the leading attorneys in our field.
Ohio Northern University, J.D., 1995
H.E. Ashcroft Memorial Scholarship Recipient, Order of the Barristers, Ohio Northern Moot Court Executive Board, Associate Justice.
Top 25% of graduating class, Visiting Scholar, University College London, Bentham Faculty of Laws, London, United Kingdom
Wright State University, B.A. Political Science, 1992
University Honors Scholar, Honors in Political Science, Magnum Cum Laude, Phi Kappa Phi Honors, Minor in Sociology: Concentration in Criminal Justice
University Honors Scholar, Political Science Departmental Honors Academic Letter Award for excellence in Mock Trial Competitions, Student Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China
Beavercreek City Board of Education, 2002- 2008
Elected twice to serve a four-year term administering an “Excellent” school district. Co-recipient of the 2006 Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce Education Award.
TCN-BHS (Greene County’s Mental Health Provider), 1999- 2007
Worked with the Eastern Miami Valley ADMHS Board and the Greene County Commission to assure proper services for mental health patients in Greene County. 2004 Ohio State Bar Foundation Community Service Award.
Greene County Police Academy, 2008-present
Teach a twice-yearly portion of the police academy wherein cadets are subjected to a live mock trial and intensive cross-examination.
Greene County Transit Board, 2015-present
Provide safe, reliable, and accessible public transportation for the residents of Greene County with special attention to those who are transportation disadvantaged in coordination with agencies, organizations, businesses, and local governments.
Wright State University, adjunct professor, 2008
Served as an adjunct professor for the University Honors Department teaching introductory political science in conjunction with the 2008 Presidential election.
Writer and Presenter
Authored and co-edited the 2008-2009 edition of Anderson’s Ohio Civil Practice
Authored over 18,000+ articles for the DaytonDUI blog. The blog has been included in the prestigious American Bar Association Journal and LawBlogs.net.
Frequent speaker to groups including: Ohio NORML, Miami Valley NORML, Ohio Northern University (Debate on Heroin), St. Luke’s Catholic Parish (Debate on Death Penalty), Ohio Crime Club, Ohio Municipal and Prosecuting Attorneys
(Intoxilyzer 8000 Implementation), Dayton Bar Association, Greene County Bar Association, WHIO radio (regularly appeared on the “Brews Brothers” show to talk DUI law).
Clubs and Activities
Honorable Kentucky Colonels, Free & Accepted Masons, (Dayton Lodge 147), Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, (Valley of Dayton)