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Matthew T. Ernst

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Cincinnati, OH

Ernst & Associates, LLC
212 West 8th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone: 513-548-5544
Fax: 513-579-9585
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023
Licensed in Ohio Since: 1996
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense
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Attorney Profile

Attorney Matthew T. Ernst is the owner of Ernst & Associates, LLC, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Mr. Ernst focuses his practice on criminal defense, representing clients accused of alcohol offenses, domestic violence, drug offenses, DUI/DWI, sex offenses, theft crimes and traffic violations. He practices in Cincinnati and the surrounding areas.

A highly qualified attorney with over 26 years of legal experience, Mr. Ernst is a powerful advocate for Ohio residents who are facing criminal charges. He provides committed and professional legal services to each client, using forceful advocacy and skilled negotiation to bring them the best results they can reach.

Mr. Ernst is certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the administration of standardized field sobriety tests and is a member of The National College for DUI Defense and the DUI Defense Lawyers Association. His training and experience give him intimate knowledge of the strengths and weaknesses of the techniques and evidence used in DUI/DWI prosecutions, a distinct advantage when he is defending the rights of people accused of these crimes. He often lectures on DUI/DWI topics throughout Ohio and internationally.

Mr. Ernst holds memberships in the Ohio State Bar Association, the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Ernst earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration in information systems and finance from the University of Cincinnati and received his law degree from The University of Toledo College of Law. He founded Matthew T. Ernst & Associates, LLC, in 1996, soon after becoming a licensed attorney. He holds licenses to practice law before all Ohio state and federal courts.


Practice Areas
  • 70%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 30%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

DUI/DWI, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence


3 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2023

About Matthew T. Ernst

First Admitted: 1996, Ohio

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Special Licenses/Certifications

  • NHTSA certified in the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests

Bar/Professional Activity

  • US District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Ohio
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems & Finance, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1992
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Office Location for Matthew T. Ernst

212 West 8th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Phone: 513-548-5544

Fax: 513-579-9585

Last Updated: 8/30/2022

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