Robert J. Beck, Jr.

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Marysville, Ohio

Beck Peistrup, Ltd.
Robert J. Beck, Jr.
Beck Peistrup, Ltd.

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in Ohio since: 1998

Education: The University of Akron School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024 Selected to Rising Stars: 2009
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Beck Peistrup, Ltd.

116 S Court St
Marysville, OH 43040 Visit website

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Robert J. Beck Jr. is a dedicated attorney practicing at Beck Peistrup, LTD, located in Marysville, Ohio. Focusing on criminal defense law, he provides unwavering legal counsel to clients in Union, Logan, Delaware and Franklin counties. He represents individuals facing a diverse range of legal challenges, including but not limited to:

  • OVI/DUI
  • Assault
  • Burglary
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug offenses
  • Theft
  • Juvenile defense
  • Probation violations
  • Weapons charges (both federal and state)
  • Sex crimes 
  • Homicides

A skilled litigator, Mr. Beck has successfully led over ninety jury trials, numerous bench trials and evidentiary hearings. His exceptional abilities have garnered recognition from his peers. He also maintains a "Superb" rating on Avvo. Additionally, he is a highly regarded speaker and instructor at continuing education seminars. For five years, he meticulously developed and supervised the new lawyer training program for criminal defense practitioners, a mandatory training initiative for all new lawyers in the State of Ohio.

Mr. Beck is not only an accomplished litigator but also possesses a profound understanding of the prevalent mental health and substance abuse challenges in our society. His proficiency in this area was acknowledged by the Franklin County Mental Health Court, where he was honored as the Attorney of the Year in 2010. Furthermore, he collaborates regularly with mental health and addiction professionals, leveraging these partnerships to achieve exceptional outcomes for his clients.

Having effectively advocated for numerous clients facing OVI/DUI charges, Mr. Beck has honed his proficiency in OVI/DUI defense through formal training provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This training led to his certification for administering field sobriety tests—a requirement for law enforcement personnel as well. His proficiency in OVI/DUI defense has garnered recognition from fellow legal professionals, who frequently invite him to share his insights and knowledge at OVI/DUI seminars designed to instruct fellow lawyers.

Mr. Beck earned his B.S. cum laude in communication from Ohio University in 1995 and pursued his legal studies at The University of Akron School of Law, obtaining his J.D. in 1998, followed by his license to practice in Ohio. Actively associated with the legal community, he is a member of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Ethics Committee, the Ohio State Bar Association, the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Madison County Bar Association.

Renowned for his outstanding achievements in challenging cases, Mr. Beck began his legal career at two prominent metropolitan indigent defense agencies. There, he successfully represented over twenty thousand clients facing criminal or traffic charges. In 2015, he transitioned to private practice, showcasing his unwavering commitment to providing professional and effective legal representation.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations

  • 60% Criminal Defense
  • 40% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

First Admitted: 1998, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://www.centralohiolaw.com/lawyers/robert-beck/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member of the OACDL Ethics Committee
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Ohio State Bar Association
Educational Background:
  • Ohio University - B.S., Bachelor of Science in Communication, cum laude - 1995
Honors/Awards:
  • Rising Star – Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine, 2009
  • Attorney of the Year, Franklin County Mental Health Court, 2010
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Mental Health Court; Franklin County Mental Health Court Seminar 2005
  • Franklin County Public Defender’s New Lawyer Training Seminar, 2015
  • Franklin County Public Defender’s New Lawyer Training Seminar, 2014
  • 4th Annual Mental Health Court Seminar, 2013
  • Franklin County Public Defender’s New Lawyer Training Seminar, 2013
  • 3rd Annual Mental Health Court Seminar, 2012
  • Ohio Supreme Court Interpreter OVI Training, 2012
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys’ New Lawyer Training Seminar, 2012
  • 2nd Annual Mental Health Court Seminar, 2011
  • Mental Health Court Seminar, 2010
  • Judges are Lawyers, too 2.5; Union County Bar Association Professionalism Seminar, 2019
  • The Story of a Case Named Brady; Hot Topics in Criminal Law (OACDL), 2018
  • Field Sobriety Testing Fundamentals; OVI Representation (COAJL), 2018
  • Sentencing Law Update; Hot Topics in Criminal Law (OACDL), 2017
  • A Practical Approach to Field Sobriety Testing; OVI 2017 (Columbus Bar Association), 2017
  • Three Phases of OVI Detection; OACDL DUI Seminar: Defending Your Client the Right Way, 2017
  • Trial on a Budget; The Premier Ohio DUI Defense Seminar (OACDL), 2017
  • Cross Examination Instructor; The Premier Ohio DUI Defense Seminar (OACDL), 2016
  • The Everyday Expert; Ohio State Bar Association OVI Update, 2015
  • Breath Testing Simplified and On the Cheap; Columbus Bar Association OVI Seminar, 2015
  • Introduction to Chemical Breath Testing; Franklin County Public Defender’s New Lawyer Training Seminar, 2015
  • Cross Examination Instructor; The Premier Ohio DUI Defense Seminar (OACDL), 2015
  • Authentication versus Admissibility; Franklin County Public Defender’s New Lawyer Training Seminar, 2014
  • OVI Discovery; The Premier Ohio DUI Defense Seminar (OACDL), 2014
  • Judges are Lawyers, too 1.5; 4th Annual Mental Health Court Seminar, 2013
  • Introduction to Standardized Field Sobriety Testing; Franklin County Public Defender’s New Lawyer Training Seminar, 2013
  • Fundamentals of Arraignments; 3rd Annual Mental Health Court Seminar, 2012
  • Ethical Dilemmas in Specialty Courts; 3rd Annual Mental Health Court Seminar, 2012
  • DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing; Ohio Supreme Court Interpreter Training, 2012
  • Interpreting OVI Cases; Ohio Supreme Court Interpreter Training, 2012
  • Introduction to Ohio OVI Law; Ohio Supreme Court Interpreter Training, 2012
  • Everyday Experts; New Lawyer Training (OACDL), 2012
  • Judges are Lawyers, too; Hot Topics in Criminal Law (OACDL), 2011
  • Ethical implications of Electronic & Social Media; 2nd Annual Mental Health Court Seminar, 2011
  • Judges are Lawyers, too; Mental Health Court Seminar, 2010
  • Expert Witnesses; Balancing the Wheels of Justice, 2009
  • The Art of Effective Cross Examination; The David H. Bodiker Memorial Seminar, 2009
  • Effective Cross Examination; Ohio Public Defender’s Training, 2009
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Akron v. Little, 703 N.E.2d 879, 94 Ohio Misc.2d 108 (Ohio Mun. 1998).
  • City of Columbus v. Lopez-Antonio, 914 N.E.2d 464, 153 Ohio Misc.2d 4, 2009-Ohio-4892 (Ohio Mun. 2009).
  • City of Columbus v. Nolan, 903 N.E.2d 719, 150 Ohio Misc.2d 44, 2009-Ohio-1083 (Ohio Mun. 2009).

Office location for Robert J. Beck, Jr.

116 S Court St
Marysville, OH 43040

Phone: 937-770-6149

Selections

2 Years Super Lawyers
1 Year Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2023 - 2024
  • Rising Stars: 2009

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