A highly respected and experienced legal advocate, Steve Fox is the owner and founder of the Steven T. Fox Law Firm, LLC. Steve has more than 16 years of experience as a criminal defense lawyer in Columbus, defending clients charged with traffic and criminal offenses in numerous Ohio courts. Mr. Fox enjoys representing clients in various criminal and traffic matters, but focuses primarily on representing individuals charged with OVI / DUI.
While Steve has defended several thousand individuals charged with OVI & DUI and other crimes in a number of Ohio counties, he spends the majority of his time defending clients in Franklin, Madison, Delaware and Union counties. Steve also practices in all Central Ohio Mayor's Courts.
Mr. Fox is one of a small percentage of lawyers in Ohio to complete the same training course required by police officers to conduct standardized field sobriety testing. Consequently, Steve has been certified in the administration of Field Sobriety Tests, having successfully completed training for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing course.
During his time as a DUI & OVI attorney in Columbus, Steve has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as a "Rising Star" in the area of DUI & OVI defense. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list which identifies Ohio's top lawyers under the age of 40. In conjunction with this distinction, Mr. Fox was recognized as a Top Young Attorney in Ohio, as published in Cleveland/Cincinnati Magazine, having been selected by peer recognition and professional achievement.
Furthermore, Steve has been recognized by the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD) as one of the Top 100 OVI attorneys in Ohio and one of the Top 100 Criminal Defense trial attorneys in Ohio by The National Trial Lawyers association. Additionally, Steve was selected as a Top Ten Criminal Defense attorney if Ohio for 2014 by the NACDA.
Away from the courtroom, Mr. Fox has been a presenter on the topic of DUI & OVI at legal seminars in Ohio as well as a guest speaker at a Columbus-area Driver Intervention Program. Furthermore, he has participated in training police officers at the Columbus Police Academy's, including Driving Impaired Criminal Enforcement (D.I.C.E.) training by conducting mock trial cross examinations of arresting officers.
Prior to founding his own law practice, Steve represented thousands of individuals charged with DUI & OVI and other criminal offenses as a member of the Koffel Law Firm, where he built a strong reputation for himself, and the firm, as an experienced litigator who can be trusted to handle the most intricate of OVI and criminal matters. Before that, Steve was a Senior Staff Attorney with the Franklin County (Columbus) Public Defenders Office where he handled a high-volume docket and gained invaluable courtroom experience.
Mr. Fox is a graduate of Wittenberg University and the University of Toledo College of Law, where he was a member of Moot Court, and competed at the National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Richmond, Virginia. During law school, Steve clerked for the law firm of Gallon & Takacs and defended indigent defendants as a certified legal intern at the Lucas County Public Defender's Office.
Steve is a member of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), the National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD), the National Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDA), the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Ohio State Bar Association and the Columbus Bar Association.
Steve is married with three children. In his free time he enjoys coaching youth sports, boating, fishing and just hanging out with his wife and kids.
Columbus CEO Magazine- Listed as a Top Columbus Lawyer for 2015
National Advocacy for DUI Defense (NAFDD) as one of the Top 100 OVI attorneys in Ohio
Super Lawyers magazine as a "Rising Star" in the area of DUI/OVI defense
Top Young Attorney in Ohio, as published in Cleveland/Cincinnati Magazine
National Trial Lawyers: Top 100- Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Ohio
National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDA) as one of the Top Ten Criminal Defense attorneys in Ohio
With more than 16 years experience as a DUI/OVI Lawyer and Criminal Defense Attorney in Columbus, OH.
Hours: Mon - Fir 8am - 6pm
Weekend phone consultations welcomed
Our firm specializes in helping people who have been accused of drunk driving and other traffic and criminal offenses.
Certified in the administration of Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs)
Completed training for NHTSA and IACP for DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing