Donald Timothy (Tim) Huey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Columbus, OH

Huey Defense Firm LLC
 | 3240 West Henderson Road, Suite B
Columbus, OH 43220
Phone: 614-487-8667
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1984
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (90%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Other lawyers and judges call Tim Huey when they need information or help with a difficult case or if a family member has been charged with OVI, vehicular assault or vehicular homicide. This is because they know Mr. Huey "wrote the book" as author of Ohio OVI Defense; the Law & Practice and has earned reputation as a DUI defense trial lawyer that is recognized throughout the state and indeed the Country. 

In 2018 Mr. Huey was elected the President of the national DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA), he has also served as President of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL), has served as OACDL DUI Seminar Chairman for over 10 years and given over 100 presentations on DUI defense topics to lawyers and judges in Ohio and around the country. 

"Friendly," "dedicated," and "driven," are tems clients have used to descibe Tim Huey. This is because, while he enjoys a statewide and national reputation, Tim Huey treats each client as if he or she is a friend or family member. 

The Huey Defense Firm is located in northwest Columbus Ohio, very close to Dublin Ohio, Hilliard Ohio and Upper Arlington Ohio and thus Mr. Huey regualrly appears in courts throughout Central Ohio such as Franklin County Municipal Court, the Dublin Mayors Court, the Upper Arlington Mayors Court, the Marble Cliff Mayors Court, the Grandview Heights Mayors Court, the Worthington Mayors Court, the Westerville Mayors court and Municipal Courts in central Ohio such as Delaware Ohio, Marysville Ohio, Newark Ohio and London Ohio. 

Not limited to central Ohio, Mr. Huey is also regularly called upon to represent individuals in other the parts of the state with successful trials, motion hearings and negociations in bigger cities such Cleveland, Cincinatti, Toledo, Lima and Dayton and smaller towns such as Mount Gilead, Marietta, Zanesville and the like. With 30 years experience Mr. huey has contacts in just about everwhere in the state.   

As founder of the Huey Defense Firm LLC, Timothy Huey is devoted to finding a way to preserve a client’s rights, freedoms and future. He has spent years reviewing research, tactical strategies and case law, and he continues to devote hours every week to doing the same. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has certified him in field sobriety test administration.

Licensed to practice law for more than three decades, Mr. Huey is fluent in all issues related to DUI. He advocates for clients in administrative hearings and in the courtroom. He is admitted to practice before state and federal courts. Over the course of his career, he has helped clients retain their driving privileges and secured case dismissals.

These accomplishments, as well as Mr. Huey’s devotion to exceptional service, are the reasons why he holds an Avvo “Excellent” rating. He is truly invested in the outcome of every case he handles and challenges every item possible to obtain favorable results.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts in political science from The Ohio State University in 1981, Mr. Huey went on to receive a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School in 1984.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (90%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense (10%): Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Motor Vehicle Offenses

Focus Areas

DUI/DWI, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Motor Vehicle Offenses

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020

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About Donald Huey

Admitted: 1984, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://www.serious-ohio-dui-defense.com/columbus-ohio-dui-at...

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Elected President for the national DUI Defense Lawyers Association. , 2018
  • Elected as President Elect for the national DUI Defense Lawyers Association. , 2017
  • Appointed to the DUI Defense Lawyers Board of Trustees. , 2016
  • In 2013 Mr. Huey took and passed a Certification Examination offered by the National College for DUI Defense. This is an exam which the American Bar Association requires a lawyer pass to gain specialist status as a DUI defense lawyer -along with other requirements. While passing the exam helps show Mr. Huey's knowledge of DUI law and science, in accordance with Ohio Supreme Court guidlines, Mr. Huey does not hold himself out as a "specialist." , 2013
  • N.T.S.A Certified

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Trustee for the Justice Foundation of the DUIDLA (DUI Defense Lawyers Association), 2015
  • Trustee for the Justice Foundation of the DUIDLA (DUI Defense Lawyers Association), 2014
  • Immediate Past President of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2012
  • President of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2011
  • DUI - OVI Chairman - DUI - OVI Seminar Chairman, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1990 - Present
  • Federal Courts
  • Ohio Bar Association, Member
  • Life Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers  
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association
  • Sustaining Member, National College for DUI Defense, 1998 - Present
  • Ohio, 1984
  • Ohio Delegate to the National College for DUI Defense
  • Member, Ohio State Bar Association, Traffic Law Committee

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteered over 50 hours of his time serving as lead author of a Friend of the Court brief filed in the Ohio Supreme Court on behalf of the National College for DUI Defense, 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer, Trial Strategies and Methods That Work. Basics of Retrograde Extrapolation of Blood Alcohol Levels, MIAOWIA, 2015
  • Lead author, Amicus Brief in State v Ilg, 2014
  • Lecturer at the Ohio State Bar Association's Annual OVI Defense Update, Lecturer, Defense of DUI Drug Cases , 2014
  • Presentation at the Maryland Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association's DUI Defense Seminar in Baltimore Maryland, Lecturer, Cross-Examination of the Blood Expert , Maryland Criminal Defense Lawyers Association , 2014
  • Webcast presentation first in a three part OVI Essentials webcast presentation series , Presenter Webcast, DUI START TO FINISH, Ohio State Bar Association , 2014
  • Presentation at the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Advanced DUI Defense Seminar , Lecturer, Challenging the DataMaster at Trial, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers , 2014
  • Presentation to the Florida Bar Association's Annual DUI Defense Seminar, Tampa Florida , Lecturer, Raising the Roof: The Intoxilyzer 8000 Reliability Challenge, Florida Bar Association , 2014
  • Presentation to the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association's Annual DUI Defense Seminar, Breckenridge Colorado , Lecturer, To dream the Possible dream. Slaying dragons, tilting at windmills, taking down giants and destroying the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath testing device – it can be done! , Colorado Criminal Defense Bar Association, 2014
  • Lecturer at the Ohio State Bar Association's Annual OVI Defense Update, Lecturer, WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GET A BLOOD TEST CASE, Ohio State Bar Association, 2013
  • Presentation to lawyers and scientific experts in DUI cases , Lecturer, Examination of Breath Expert – Proper Use of the Breath Expert, Scientific Law Forums – 2013 Summer Conference, 2013
  • Presentation at the Scouth Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers Association's Annual DUI Seminar, Lecturer, Destroying Breath Testing Devices , South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers Association , 2013
  • Presentation at the Columbus Bar Association seminars OVI part 1 and OVI Part 2, lecturer, Thoughts on current status of Vega & breath tests , Columbus Bar Association , 2013
  • Article on the history of the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath testing device in Ohio and legal challenges to the device, Author, Lipstick on a Pig? Ohio challenges the Intoxilyzer 8000 and the Department of Health Responds, The Vindicator, 2012
  • Column: Unimpaired Justice Per Se, The Vindicator, 1998
  • Column: Unimpaired Justice Per Se, The OACDL Vindicator, 1999
  • Column: Unimpaired Justice Per Se, The Vindicator - Official Journal of the Ohio Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2000
  • Column: Unimpaired Justice Per Se, The Vindicator - Official Journal of the Ohio Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2001
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing after State v Homan, DUI Journal: Law & Science, 2006
  • Frequent Lecturer and Author on OHIO DUI Law
  • New Issues in DUI Defense Ohio Advanced DUI Defense Seminar, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2010
  • Urine Alcohol Testing Ohio Advanced DUI Defense Seminar, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2009
  • Breakout Sessions on Cross Examination - National College for DUI Defense Education - Summer Session Boston Mass -2009, National College for DUI Defense, 2009
  • Case Law: Focus on Ohio and US Supreme Court Cases Impacting DUI Cases Columbus Bar Assn. OVI Seminar for Lawyers & Judges, Columbus Bar Assn.,  2009
  • Motion Practice for DWUI cases - SCUD Missles, IEDs & Smart Bombs Wyoming Trial Lawyers Seminar, Wyoming Trial Lawyers, 2008
  • Attacking Refusal Cases Ohio Advanced DUI Defense Seminar, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2008
  • Science of Infrared Breath Testing: Opening the Black Box -Looking Behind the Curtain on Sobriety and Breath Testing -2008, Ohio Public Defenders Office, 2008
  • New Voir Dire Techniques to Connect with Jurors DUI Strategies in Ohio, Lorman Legal Education, 2008
  • Out of State DUI & Drug Suspensions Ohio State Bar Assn. 2007 DUI Update, Ohio State Bar Association, 2007
  • Breath Instrument Calibration Checks Ohio Advanced DUI Defense Seminar, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2006
  • Drugged Driving Ohio Advanced DUI Defense Seminar, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2005
  • Taking on the Machine at Trial - Demystifying the DataMaster Ohio Advanced DUI Defense Seminar, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2004
  • Mock Trial in Breath Test Case National College for DUI Defense Education - Masters of Scientific Evidence Seminar, National College for DUI Defense, 2004
  • Breath Alcohol Testing DUI - OVI Defense Training for Public Defenders, Ohio Public Defenders Office, 2004
  • Challenging Chemical Tests DUI Strategies, Lorman Legal Education, 2004
  • New DUI Laws, Central Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2004
  • Attacking Standardized Field Sobriety Tests - Masters of Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases - Atlanta Georgia, DUI Defense Seminars Headlines Marketing, 2003
  • Breath Alcohol Testing DUI Strategies, Lorman Legal Education, 2003
  • Suppressing Breath tests Ohio Advanced DUI Defense Seminar, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2002
  • All About Breath Tests GOING TO TRIAL IN DRUNK DRIVING CASES, Ohio State Bar Association, 2001
  • DUI Defense Annual Ohio Public Defender Training, Ohio Public Defender's Office, 2000
  • Examination of an Expert in Breath Alcohol Case & Motions, Jury Selection and Opening Statements What You Need to Know About Our New Breath Testing Machiene, Lorman Education Association, 2010

Representative Clients:

  • Edward Scott Miller

Educational Background:

  • Ohio State University, B.A. in Political Science, 1981

Industry Groups

  • DUI Defense
  • Law
  • Opperating Under The Influence Of Alcohol
  • OVI Defense

Comments

  • “I have known Tim since we both started practice over 20 years ago. He is the person I go to if I have a question that is so obscure I know that he will already know the answer or have a good starting point. Is always meticulous in his preparation and willing to go the extra mile for his clients and his fellow lawyers.”
  • “Great lawyer.”
  • “I have known Tim for over 25 years. He works very hard in the field of DUI defense. we recently attended a 4 day seminar together in Chicago to learn more about blood testing. He has organized an advanced DUI seminar for the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense lawyers that is attended by lawyers from all over the country. He is a credit to our profession”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

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Office Location for Donald Timothy (Tim) Huey

3240 West Henderson Road
Suite B
Columbus, OH 43220

Phone: 614-487-8667

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Last Updated: 6/25/2019

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