Shawn Dingus

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Columbus, OH

Plymale & Dingus
 | 136 W Mound Street, Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-398-3281
Fax: 614-542-0230
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (80%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%),
  • Family Law (10%)
Attorney Profile

An attorney at Plymale & Dingus, Shawn Dingus devotes 100 percent of his practice to civil and criminal litigation. Located in Columbus, Ohio, he provides representation to clients throughout the state, and he is admitted to practice before all Ohio state courts. Highly regarded by his fellow attorneys for his high degree of professionalism and superb track record, Mr. Dingus has been named to both The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 and The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.

In his criminal defense practice, Mr. Dingus provides dedicated and forceful advocacy to people who have been charged by the state with misdemeanors or felonies. The types of cases that he has had experience with have included driving under the influence of alcohol, drug possession and trafficking, assault, domestic violence, forgery, embezzlement, shoplifting, burglary, robbery, and passing bad checks. Mr. Dingus also helps clients with respect to expungement petitions, and he provides defense representation in cases involving speeding, driving without a license or insurance, and commercial driver's license violations.

Mr. Dingus represents clients who are going through a divorce and attempts to help them reach an accord on such related issues as child support, alimony, the division of marital assets and debts, and child custody and visitation. He assists people who are seeking modifications to or the enforcement of support and parenting orders, and his family law experience also includes companionship rights on behalf of grandparents. In his personal injury and wrongful death practice, Mr. Dingus helps clients who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties to obtain appropriate compensation for their losses. A 1994 graduate of Morehead State University, he was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude by the University of Akron School of Law in 1998.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (80%): Personal Injury - Plaintiff

Criminal Defense (10%): Criminal Law, Felony, Misdemeanor

Family Law (10%)

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Criminal Law, Felony, Misdemeanor


Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2012

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About Shawn Dingus

Admitted: 1998, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • Louisville Slugger Award, Franklin County Trial Lawyers Assocation, 2002
  • Recognized as Top 40 Trial Lawyers in Ohio under 40 by the National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Named “Ohio Rising Star” by Ohio Super Lawyers, 2011
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2013
  • Columbus CEO: Top Lawyers, 2015
  • Named the University’s “Greek Man of the Year,” Morehead State University

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, Columbus Bar Association LGBT Committee, 2009
  • Member, Columbus Bar Association Solo and Small Firm Committee, 2007
  • Member, OSBA Negligence Law Committee, 2005
  • Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • American Association for Justice
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member of the Board of Trustees, Central Community House, 2010
  • Member, The Harmony Project, 2009
  • Volunteer with the "Save the Dream" Pro Bono Foreclosure Project, 2008
  • Volunteer with the Columbus Legal Aid Society, 2008
  • Mentor with the Ohio Supreme Court Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program, 2008
  • Interfaith ProBono Clinic, 2007
  • First Congregational Church
  • Board of Directors, American Constitution Society, 2010
  • The Shamrock Club of Columbus    

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker, Medicare Set-Aside in Personal Injury Litigation, National Business Institute, 2010

Educational Background:

  • Morehead State University, Bachelor of Arts, Major in Government and Minor in Philosophy, 1994
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Office Location for Shawn Dingus

136 W Mound Street
Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-398-3281

Fax: 614-542-0230

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Last Updated: 5/6/2019

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