Douglas E. Riddell, Jr.

Douglas E. Riddell, Jr.

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Columbus, OH

Riddell Law LLC
 | 1335 Dublin Road, Suite 220a
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-361-2804
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (70%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%)
Attorney Profile

Doug Riddell is a Columbus attorney and the founder of Riddell Law LLC.

Mr. Riddell focuses his practice on the defense of traffic, DUI/OVI and criminal charges.  He has represented thousands of OVI, traffic, and criminal defendants in his career, gaining extensive experience in courtrooms throughout Central Ohio.  After practicing as both a government attorney and with a small law firm, Mr. Riddell founded Riddell Law with the goal of combining excellent client service and aggressive legal defense. 

Mr. Riddell regularly practices in courthouses throughout Columbus, including county and mayor’s courts in Dublin, Gahanna, Grandview Heights, Grove City, Hilliard, Lancaster, Lewis Center, Marble Cliff, New Albany, Newark, Pataskala, Pickerington, Plain City, Reynoldsburg, Springfield, Upper Arlington, Urbana, Westerville, Whitehall and Worthington.

He represents clients facing a wide range of criminal and traffic charges, such as DUI / OVI / drunk driving, speeding tickets, traffic violations, underage drinking, domestic violence, reckless driving, theft, criminal damaging, disorderly conduct, domestic violence, drug crimes, drug paraphernalia, fraud, juvenile crimes, hit skip, probation violation, and vandalism, among other charges.

About Douglas Riddell, Jr.

Admitted: 2005, Ohio

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Each year, Columbus CEO Magazine publishes a list of "Top Lawyers" in the Central Ohio area. , Top Lawyer, Columbus CEO Magazine, 2014
  • This honor is made possible by clients who have taken the time to compliment Douglas Riddell in the following areas: Communications Ability Responsiveness Quality of Service Value for Money, Client Distinction Award, Lexis-Nexis Martindale Hubbell, 2013
  • Avvo Ratings are based on background data that Avoo collected on each lawyer. That data may come from various sources, including public records (such as the state bar associations, regulatory agencies, and court records), published sources on the Internet (including lawyers' websites), and information that lawyers choose to supply to Avvo. This information is then considered and weighted by Avoo's mathematical model to arrive at a numerical rating. The Avvo Rating takes into account factors such as a lawyer's qualifications, including the attorney's experience, professional achievements, and disciplinary sanctions., "Superb" Rating, Avoo, 2013
  • The “AV Preeminent” rating is awarded to less than five percent of all attorneys across the United States, and is the highest rating offered by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. The Legal Ability Rating indicates professional ability in a specific area of practice and is based on five key areas: legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience. The General Ethical Standards Rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence, and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities., AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
  • Public Service Award, Franklin County Public Defender, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Columbus Bar Association; Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • I am a volunteer mentor at Columbus Bar Inc.  Columbus Bar Inc. is an innovative program run through the Columbus Bar Association intended to accelerate the successful development of new lawyers in an environment that provides an array of business support resources. (2011-2013), 2013

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Mr. Riddell successfully litigated a constituional challenge to an Ohio criminal statute in the Ohio Supreme Court.  In State v. Romage, Slip Opinion 2014-Ohio-783, the Ohio Supreme Court found in his favor and struck the statute as unconstitutional.   The opinion is available at:, 2014
  • State v. Romage, 2012-Ohio-3381.  Tenth District Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed the trial court's decision finding ORC 2905.05(A) unconstitutional.  Published appellate decision:, 2012

Educational Background:

  • University of Notre Dame, B.A. Political Science
Office Location for Douglas E. Riddell, Jr.

1335 Dublin Road
Suite 220a
Columbus, OH 43215


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Last Updated: 7/14/2017

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