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Donald Timothy (Tim) Huey

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Columbus, OH

Huey Defense Firm
3240 West Henderson Road, Suite B
Columbus, OH 43220
Phone: 614-963-9589
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022
Licensed in Ohio Since: 1984
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (90%), Criminal Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Donald Timothy (Tim) Huey is the founder and owner of Huey Defense Firm in Columbus, Ohio. Regarded as one of the leading criminal defense attorneys in the country, Mr. Huey provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout the greater Columbus metro region and all across central Ohio who stand accused of OVI/DUI or some other felony or misdemeanor offense.

Over the course of his legal career spanning more than 35 years, Mr. Huey has achieved a long record of securing successful outcomes for his clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. During the same time, he has become a recognized authority in DUI/OVI law and defense, and he is highly trained in breath testing, blood and urine testing, standardized field sobriety testing and drug recognition examination, as well as effective trial skills and advocacy involving OVI/DUI cases.

Using the extent of his in-depth legal knowledge and experience handling DUI cases, Mr. Huey has written extensively on the topics, and he has conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars across the country on DUI law and related subjects. He has also served as president of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association as well as board member, faculty member and Justice Foundation trustee.

In addition, he has served as president of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as well as chairman of its DUI committee. He is also a sustaining member and Ohio delegate for the National College for DUI Defense.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Huey has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers as being among the top DUI attorneys in the nation. He has also received the Award of Excellence from DUI-Help.com along with 10 out of 10 client ratings on Avvo.

A 1981 graduate of The Ohio State University, Mr. Huey obtained his Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School in 1984.

Practice Areas
  • 90%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 10%Criminal Defense
Focus Areas

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

Selections

9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2022

About Donald Timothy (Tim) Huey

First Admitted: 1984, Ohio

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

Representative Clients

  • Edward Scott Miller

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Breath Instrument Calibration Checks Ohio Advanced DUI Defense Seminar, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2006
  • Out of State DUI & Drug Suspensions Ohio State Bar Assn. 2007 DUI Update, Ohio State Bar Association, 2007
  • New Voir Dire Techniques to Connect with Jurors DUI Strategies in Ohio, Lorman Legal Education, 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
  • Attacking Refusal Cases Ohio Advanced DUI Defense Seminar, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2008
  • Motion Practice for DWUI cases - SCUD Missile, IEDs & Smart Bombs Wyoming Trial Lawyers Seminar, Wyoming Trial Lawyers, 2008
  • Case Law: Focus on Ohio and US Supreme Court Cases Impacting DUI Cases Columbus Bar Assn. OVI Seminar for Lawyers & Judges, Columbus Bar Association., 2009
  • Breakout Sessions on Cross Examination - National College for DUI Defense Education - Summer Session Boston Mass -2009, National College for DUI Defense, 2009
  • Urine Alcohol Testing Ohio Advanced DUI Defense Seminar, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2009
  • New Issues in DUI Defense Ohio Advanced DUI Defense Seminar, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2010
  • Examination of an Expert in Breath Alcohol Case & Motions, Jury Selection and Opening Statements What You Need to Know About Our New Breath Testing Machine, Lorman Education Association, 2010
  • Frequent Lecturer and Author on OHIO DUI Law
  • Lead author, Amicus Brief in State v Ilg, 2014
  • 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
  • Presentation at the South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers Association's Annual DUI Seminar, Lecturer, Destroying Breath Testing Devices, South Carolina Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2013
  • 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
  • DUI Defense Annual Ohio Public Defender Training, Ohio Public Defender's Office, 2000
  • 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
  • Standardized Field Sobriety Testing after State v Homan, DUI Journal: Law & Science, 2006
  • 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
  • Column: Unimpaired Justice Per Se, The Vindicator - Official Journal of the Ohio Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2001
  • 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
  • Column: Unimpaired Justice Per Se, The Vindicator - Official Journal of the Ohio Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2000
  • Presentation at the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Advanced DUI Defense Seminar, Lecturer, Challenging the Data Master at Trial, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2014
  • Column: Unimpaired Justice Per Se, The OACDL Vindicator, 1999
  • Webcast presentation first in a three-part OVI Essentials webcast presentation series, Presenter Webcast, DUI START TO FINISH, Ohio State Bar Association, 2014
  • Column: Unimpaired Justice Per Se, The Vindicator, 1998
  • 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
  • All About Breath Tests GOING TO TRIAL IN DRUNK DRIVING CASES, Ohio State Bar Association, 2001
  • 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
  • Lecturer at the Ohio State Bar Association's Annual OVI Defense Update, Lecturer, Defense of DUI Drug Cases, 2014
  • Suppressing Breath tests Ohio Advanced DUI Defense Seminar, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2002
  • Trial Strategies and Methods That Work. Basics of Retrograde Extrapolation of Blood Alcohol Levels, Lecturer, MIAOWIA, 2015
  • Breath Alcohol Testing DUI Strategies, Lorman Legal Education, 2003
  • Attacking Standardized Field Sobriety Tests - Masters of Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases - Atlanta Georgia, DUI Defense Seminars Headlines Marketing, 2003
  • New DUI Laws, Central Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyers, 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
  • Mock Trial in Breath Test Case National College for DUI Defense Education - Masters of Scientific Evidence Seminar, National College for DUI Defense, 2004
  • Taking on the Machine at Trial - Demystifying the Data Master Ohio Advanced DUI Defense Seminar, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2004
  • Drugged Driving Ohio Advanced DUI Defense Seminar, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2005

Educational Background

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

Bar/Professional Activity

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

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

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
  • 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 guidelines, Mr. Huey does not hold himself out as a "specialist.", 2013
  • Appointed to the DUI Defense Lawyers Board of Trustees, 2016
  • N.T.S.A Certified

Industry Groups

  • DUI Defense
  • Law
  • Operating Under the Influence Of Alcohol
  • OVI Defense

Comments

  • “ 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”
  • “ 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.”

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: 614-963-9589

Last Updated: 7/15/2021

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