Charles M. Rowland, II

Charles M. Rowland, II

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Fairborn, OH

Babb, Rowland & Anderson LLC
 | 2190 Gateway Drive, Fairborn, OH 45324
Phone: 937-318-1384
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
Attorney Profile

I am a DUI attorney, representing the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio. I provide information on how to fight your case and get your life back. I invite you to examine my credentials at my website or visit my blog at

About Charles Rowland, II

Admitted: 1995, Ohio

Professional Webpage:

Honors and Awards:

  • Charles M. Rowland continues being the lead criminal defense attorney in an ADAP (Alcohol Detection Apprehension and Prosecution) Mock Trial for the Greene County Police Academy.  The academy students get to face a real-life cross examination in a fictional DUI case in a courtroom setting., Visiting DUI Defense Attorney, ADAP Academy Class, 2011
  • In 2010 Charles M. Rowland II was chosen by the United States government and testified in court martial proceedings as an expert witness in evidential breath testing., Expert Witness, United States, 2010
  • Twice-elected to the Beavercreek City School Board, Charles M. Rowland was a co-recipient of the 2006 Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce Public Education Award., Public Education Award, Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce, 2006
  • In 2005, Charles Rowland was given the singular honor of being named a Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation.  The Fellowship project that Mr. Rowland participated in resulted in a continued outreach to the Somali immigrant community and an interactive CD/DVD wherein members of the Somali community could learn about their rights in Ohio., 2005 Fellow, Ohio State Bar Foundation, 2005
  • For his dedicated service to volunteer efforts in Greene County and for his activities with TCN-BHS, Greene County's Mental Health/Alcohol & Drug treatment provider, Charles M. Rowland II was awarded the District 6 Community Service Award for attorneys under 40 years of age., Community Service Award for Attorneys Under 40, Ohio State Bar Foundation, 2004

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Completed Drug Recognition Expert Training in Denver, Colorado under the tutelage of Lance Platt, Platt & Associates. The training covered the main focus of the DRE protocol that is currently being implemented in Ohio. , 2014
  • In 2010, Charles M. Rowland II attended the most current NHTSA training wherein he was trained to administer and evaluate the standardized field sobriety tests . This is the same NHTSA/SFST training course that law enforcement officers are trained in nationwide and testify to in court., 2010
  • Charles Rowland was the first private attorney in the State of Ohio certificated on the Intoxilyzer 8000 breath testing machine.  His certification required an understanding of the machine, its calibration and the use of the device as an evidential breath testing instrument in DUI cases., 2009
  • Charles M. Rowland II was the first attorney in the United States to earn a certificate in Forensic Sobriety Assessment. FSA certification requires proficiency in the scientific principles and research relating to sobriety testing in a DUI/OVI stop.  It subsumes the NHTSA training (knowledge of the NHTSA manual is required) and greatly extends it.  Charles Rowland is currently the only lawyer in Ohio to hold FSA certification., 2008
  • National Patent Analytical Systems has certified Charles Rowland in the operation, diagnostic verification and calibration of the BAC DataMaster Breath Alcohol Testing Instrument, the most commonly used breath testing instrument in Ohio for DUI arrests., 2006

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Charles M. Rowland II of Fairborn, Ohio has been selected to be a Fellow to the American Bar Foundation.  The Fellows is an honorary organization of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have been elected by their peers to become members of The Fellows. They have demonstrated outstanding achievements and dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. The Fellows support the research work of the American Bar Foundation through their annual contributions and sponsor seminars and events of direct relevance to leaders of the legal profession., 2012
  • Chalres M. Rowland II is currently a member of the Clark County Bar Association, 2009
  • Charles M. Rowland II is a member of the Dayton Bar Association., 2008
  • Charles M. Rowland II served as President of the Greene County Bar Association from 2008 to 2009.  His service was marked by a return of Bar Association special events honoring people who have provided service to the Greene County Bar Association., 2008
  • Charles M. Rowland II is a member of the National College for DUI Defense and has attended their intensive training seminar at Harvard University.  He has also attended the 16th annual DUI Forensic Science Seminar., 2005
  • Charles M. Rowland II is a former Fellow and continuing member of the Ohio State Bar Foundation., 2005

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • I spoke to the graduating Paralegal class at Fortis College in Centerville, Ohio.  Linda Mullins Borgert had me in and we spoke about a range of topics including the current state of criminal law and the ways that paralegals can help shape the judicial system., 2013
  • Charles M. Rowland offers his services to the Police Academy of the Greene County Career Center's Criminal Justice Class.  He acts as defense attorney in a mock trial designed to prepare officers to tesify in court on DUI topics.  The class is the culmination of the ADAP DUI training program., 2009
  • Chalres M. Rowland II has returned to the Board of TCN-BHS, Greene County's Mental Health/Alcohol & Drug treatment provider.  Charles also served as President of the Board of Directors of TCN-BHS, Greene County’s Drug and Alcohol provider from 2003-2005., 2009
  • Charles M. Rowland II was twice-elected to serve on the Beavercreek City Schools Board of Education.  Each year of his service was marked by an EXCELLENT distinction for Beavercreek City Schools by the Ohio Department of Education., 2001

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • On May 16, 2015 I spoke to a meeting of Miami Valley NORML about how to properly, politely and firmly handle a police interaction. It was a fun meeting. , Attorney, Handling A Police Interaction, Miami Valley NORML, NORML, 2015
  • Continuing Legal Education seminar.  I spoke about issues specific to DUI cases and participated in an open panel question and answer session., Lecturer, DUI Update, Dayton Bar Association, Dayton Bar Association, 2011
  • Charles M. Rowland II was a visiting professor of Political Science for the Wright State University Honors Department teaching and participating in events leading up to the 2008 Presidential election., Professor of Political Science, Adjunct Professor, Wright State University Honors Department, 2008
  • In 2008, he contributed to a revision to Anderson’s Ohio Civil Practice along with the judges of the Greene County Common Pleas Court., Author, Co-Editor, Anderson's Ohio Civil Practice (with Forms), Lexis-Nexis Publishing, 2008
  • In 2006, Charles Rowland presented a seminar on standardized field sobriety testing before the Greene County Bar Association., Speaker, Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, Greene County Bar Association, 2006

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • State v. Martin, Jackson County Municipal Court.  Charles M. Rowland II successfully defended a high profile client.  OVI charges were dismissed.  Client pled to a minor misdemeanor violaiton., 2011
  • State v. Kreitz: Charles M. Rowland II was able to obtain a not guilty verdict on behalf of a defendant accused of causing two deaths while driving under the influence. Using forensic science and a lifetime of hard-earned trial experience, Rowland was able to convince the jury that Mr. Kreitz was not the driver of the vehicle., 2008


  • What are the field sobriety tests and why do they impact your DUI case.  Charles M. Rowland II is qualified to challenge your field sobriety tests in court., Field Sobriety Tests, 2011
  • Where does my passion for DUI defense come from and why should you hire me to represent you in a DUI case? This video will explain why we fight as hard as we do to defend your drunk driving case., Why I Fight, 2011
  • Sometimes the scariest part of a court case is not knowing what the process is like.  Charles Rowland explains the court process., Court Process, 2010
  • Charles M. Rowland II explains his credentials and how they can help clients., Credentials, 2010
  • Here is how you can contact attorney Charles M. Rowland II., Contact Us, 2009


  • Charles M. Rowland II provides information on Ohio's tough drunk driving laws., Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Educational Background:

  • Charles M. Rowland earned a B.A. from Wright State University in Political Science (with honors) a minor in Sociology and graduated a University Honors Scholar, an academic letter winner, and with Phi Kappa Phi distinction., 1995
  • Charles M. Rowland graduated from Beavercreek High School in 1988., 1988
Office Location for Charles M. Rowland, II

2190 Gateway Drive
Fairborn, OH 45324


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Last Updated: 9/26/2017

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