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Donald Timothy Huey

Donald Timothy Huey

DUI / DWI and Criminal Defense Lawyer
D Timothy Huey, Attorney at Law
Columbus, OH
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Attorney Biography

Tim Huey's biggest accomplishments are being a good husband and great father. He has also had significant success and recognition as defense lawyer including:

Being elected President of the National DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA) in 2018. Being Elected President of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL) 2012. Being chosen to write the Ohio OVI Defense; the Law & Practice, Lawyers & Judges Publishing. Being asked to do over 100 presentations on DUI defense topics in 14 states and several national seminars. Being appointed in 2015 by the Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives to serve on the Ohio Criminal Justice Recodification Committee to help rewrite the Ohio Criminal Code as the only committee member whose practice is primarily focused on DUI defense. Helping many, many folks accused of DUI, vehicular injury or vehicular death charges get their life back. (Some examples below.)

Mr. Huey has also been:

A Charter Member of the DUIDLA. A DUIDLA Justice Foundation Trustee. A DUIDLA Board Member. Sustaining member of the National College for DUI Defense. Ohio Delegate to the NCDD.

Some of his recent successes include:

In 2011 State of Ohio v Nicole Gerome. The result was a ruling that the Intoxilyzer 8000 has vulnerabilities. In 2013 State of Ohio v Chelsea Lancaster ruling that the Intoxilyzer 8000 results "are not scientifically reliable." In2014 Cincinnati v Ilg, as Amicus Counsel in the Ohio Supreme Court holding that the accused can challenge and question breath results and breath instruments. In 2016 State of Ohio v Michael Venturelli, Lima Municipal Court, Mr. Huey cross-examined the state's top breath testing expert and got a ruling that she was not qualified to give expert testimony about the BAC DataMaster breath testing instrument. In 2017 State of Ohio v Zack Benner, Lima Ohio Municipal same ruling as in Venturelli even AFTER the expert got "advanced training" at the DataMaster factory. In 2018 In reA.LMr. Huey was brought in for trial of a juvenile case, that got enhanced to felony vehicular homicide after the juvenile, the daughter of a judge, insisted she was not guilty and refused to plead to a misdemeanor. Mr. Huey cross-examined a GM OnStar engineer and got his testimony excluded. His closing argument focused on the battle of the experts and the state’s failure to meet its burden and was the lynch pen upon which the judge rendered a verdict of Not Guilty on all charges.

Tim has authored many articles on DUI issues for publications such as:

The DWI Journal: Law & Science - a two-part article on Standardized Field Sobriety Tests and State v Homan. The National College for DUI Defense Journal - Trial Tips. The Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Vindicator Magazine - breath testing and DUI science..

Tim has authored or co-authored Amicus Curiae (Friend of the Court) briefs on various issues including Intoxilyzer 8000 breath test results, field sobriety testing, HGN, blood testing, and destruction of video tapes.

Tim is a National College for DUI Defense Sustaining Member, lecturer, mock trial participant and trial skills leader.

Tim has given over 100 DUI related presentations to lawyers in Ohio, Oklahoma, Georgia, Texas, Wyoming, Florida, Arkansas, South Carolina, Colorado, Michigan, Illinois, Arizona, New Hampshire and Tennessee.

Practice Areas

DUI / DWI (80%)
Criminal Defense (20%)

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Résumé - Donald Timothy Huey

Bar Licenses

Ohio State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Work Experience

D Timothy Huey, Attorney at Law
30 plus years as a Lead Trial Lawyer for Huey Defense Firm


Capital University Law School
Capital University Law School
Doctor of Laws

The Ohio State University
Bachelor of Arts

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DUI Defense Lawyers Association
Charter Member,
Bd. Member
DUI Defense Lawyers Association

National College for DUI Defense
Sustaining Member,
Former State Delegate
National College for DUI Defense

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Life Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
President 2012,
DUI Seminar Chair,
Bd Member
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Awards & Honors

Ohio Top 100 Lawyers
Ohio Super Lawyers

Columbus Top 50 Lawyers
Ohio Super Lawyers

Listed as an Ohio Super Lawyer 2013-2019
Ohio Super Lawyers

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Donald Timothy Huey
D Timothy Huey, Attorney at Law
3240 W Henderson Rd
Columbus, OH 43220
Office: 614-487-8667
Fax: 614-573-7232

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Bar License Information

Supreme Court of Ohio -

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Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.

Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

OACDL defends the rights of the accused while assisting and educating criminal defense attorneys in Ohio.

National College for DUI Defense, Inc. -

The NCDD is the largest non-profit, professional organization of criminal defense attorneys focused specifically on defending DUI / DWI and drunk driving related criminal charges throughout the United States and Canada.

DUI Defense Lawyers Association -

The DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Inc. (DUIDLA) was founded in 2014 by a group of 27 charter members. The group prides itself on the quality of its Spring and Fall CLE seminars which help train hundreds of dedicated drunk driving defense attorneys on innovative techniques for fighting these unique and complicated criminal offenses.