Dustin Blake

Dustin Blake

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Columbus, OH

Dustin M. Blake Co., LLC
 | 580 South High Street, Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-224-4114
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%)
Attorney Profile
Dustin Blake is one of Ohio's premier criminal defense attorneys and trial lawyers. Dustin represents individuals charged with felony and misdemeanor crimes in state and federal court. Dustin aggressively represents clients in order to achieve the best possible result. Consequently, Dustin has obtained not guilty verdicts for clients in criminal jury trials. Dustin is recognized by peers and colleagues as a Top Lawyer in Central Ohio by Columbus CEO magazine and rated by Martindale-Hubbell as an AV-rated attorney, the highest such rating. Dustin is a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only organization, composed of America's Top Trial Lawyers; NACDL, COACDL; OSBA; and CBA, serving as Criminal Law Committee Chair.

About Dustin Blake

Admitted: 2006, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://www.dustinblakelaw.com/attorneys.php

Honors and Awards:

  • Avvo 10.0 rating
  • Top Lawyers In Ohio, The Legal Network
  • Top Lawyers In Central Ohio, Columbus C.E.O. Magazine
  • AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • NHTSA Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Certification
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • Ohio Supreme Court Certification on Capital Case as Co-Counsel
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Supreme Court of Ohio  

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • APPEAL - DRUG CONVICTION & PRISON SENTENCE OVERTURNED: Client entered a plea with another attorney to Drug Possession, a felony of the first degree, and received a 7 year prison sentence. Client retained Attorney Dustin Blake to represent him in an appeal.  Attorney Blake argued that the search of the home was an illegal search and that the conviction/sentence should be reversed.  The appellate court agreed and reversed the drug conviction and 7 year prison sentence.  Attorney Blake was also able to get client's cash and property returned as a result of the illegal search. 
  • NOT GUILTY VERDICTS: Client was charged with Domestic Violence and Assault charges against his  wife. Despite his wife testifing against him, the jury returned verdicts of not guilty after deliberating for less than an hour.
  • NOT GUILTY VERDICTS: Client was charged with Domestic Violence and Assault charges against his estranged wife and her sister. Despite the wife and sister testifing against the client, the jury returned verdicts of not guilty after deliberating for less than an hour.
  • NOT GUILTY VERDICT: Client charged with Aggravated Assault after an alleged altercation where he fractured the orbital bone in another man's face. Attorney Dustin Blake argued self-defense to the jury. After a brief deliberation, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
  • NOT GUILTY VERDICT: Client was charged with Sexual Imposition. Attorney Dustin Blake successfully challenged the identification of his client and the jury returned a verdict of not guilty after deliberating for approximately 30 minutes.

Representative Clients:

  • Client was charged with DUI / OVI after being pulled over speeding and refusing to take a breath-test. After challenging the Administrative License Suspension, Attorney Dustin Blake was able to get the prosecutor and court to agree to reduce the charge DUI / OVI charge with no license suspension.
  • Client charged in federal court with gun charges for selling stolen firearms and was facing up to 5 years in federal prison. After a plea, Attorney Dustin Blake was able to get the court to impose probation.
  • Client was charged with multiple counts of felony robbery and one count of felony kidnapping along with gun specifications carrying mandatory prison time. The alleged victim's story was not reliable and Attorney Dustin Blake was able to get the prosecutor to dismiss the case prior to trial.
  • Client allegedly ran into the back of another vehicle and drove away from the scene prior to the police arriving. The police were investigating client for DUI / OVI, hit/skip, and assured clear distance after a woman said the client smelled like alcohol. Attorney Dustin Blake was able to resolve this matter with the police without any charges being filed against client.
  • Client charged with Aggravated Assault after an alleged altercation where he fractured orbital bone in another man's face. Attorney Dustin Blake argued the defense of self-defense to the jury. After a brief deliberation, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty.
  • Client charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon and Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle, both felonies of the 4th degree. After Attorney Dustin Blake challenged the State's evidence by filing a Motion to Suppress for an unlawful search and seizure the case was dismissed by the prosecutor fearing that there would be issues in proving the criminal charges.
  • Client had prior domestic violence convictions and was charged with felony domestic violence. Case was continued several times by the prosecutor and Attorney Dustin Blake was able to get the prosecutor to dismiss the case prior to trial as state was unable to present evidence after the victim failed to appear on the day of trial.
  • Client was in nursing school. A felony conviction would have destroyed her nursing career. On the day of trial, Attorney Dustin Blake was able to get the prosecutor to dismiss the case because of issues with the victim and insufficient evidence.
  • DUI / OVI charges dismissed after hearing on Motion to Suppress filed by Attorney Dustin Blake challenging the legality of the stop and arrest of client. Court determined after cross-examination by Attorney Dustin Blake that the officer failed to conduct the HGN field sobriety test correctly and did not have probable cause to arrest Defendant for DUI / OVI. Client plead guilty to minor misdemeanor marked lanes violation and paid a fine/costs.

Educational Background:

  • B.A., Mount Union College, Business Administration
  • Juris Doctor, The University of Akron School of Law
Office Location for Dustin Blake

580 South High Street
Suite 200
Columbus, OH 43215

 

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Last Updated: 2/14/2017

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