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Awarded Top Criminal Defense

  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
    With extremely high standards for selection to America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, less than one-half percent (0.5%) of active attorneys in the United States will receive this honor – truly the most exclusive and elite level of Criminal Defense attorneys in the community.
  • NADC Nations Top 1%
    The National Association of Distinguished Counsel is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of legal excellence. Members are vetted by a research team, a blue-ribbon panel of attorneys, and a judicial review board. Only the Top One Percent of attorneys in the United States are awarded membership in NADC.
  • NACDA Top 10 Ohio Criminal Defense Attorney
    The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys awards the best criminal defense attorneys in each state. The very few attorneys, less than 1%, that are good enough to make our list have demonstrated an extraordinary amount of knowledge, skill, experience, expertise, and success in their practice of criminal defense.
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 is an invitation-only professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet precise qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers.
  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers® recognizes lawyers with exceptional professional achievement and outstanding peer recognition. Attorneys are evaluated on 12 separate factors – ranging from years of experience to verdicts & settlements. No more than five percent of attorneys in a particular state and practice area are selected for inclusion.

Athens Criminal Defense Lawyer

Also Serving Clients In & Around Lancaster, OH

High-Quality Defense Representation

In order to attain the best possible outcome in any situation, you need to seek out the best resources you can find. When it comes to tough legal situations, my high level of experience, skill, and personal dedication to my clients are the quality assets you need to produce optimum results.

From my law offices in Athens and Lancaster, I provide robust, strategic solutions for a focused range of criminal charges in Ohio.

Contact Andrew H. Stevenson Attorney at Law online or at (740) 483-0690 to schedule a free initial consultation today.


Why Andrew H. Stevenson, Attorney at Law

  • 25+ years of criminal defense experience
  • Nationally Recognized as a Top Defense Attorney
  • Practice is limited to criminal defense with an emphasis on sex crimes, college crimes, Title IX defense, violent felonies and OVIs
  • I only represent those individuals whom I believe I can help, and you will always work with me in a one-on-one relationship; you will never be turned over to an associate.
  • Ph.D. in sociology/criminology;  advanced training and experience in forensic evidence
  • Graduate of the National Criminal Defense College
  • Former president of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL)
  • Certified by the Ohio Supreme Court as Lead Counsel in Death Penalty cases
  • Sex Crimes
    Sex Crimes
  • College Rape
    College Rape
  • Violent Crimes
    Violent Crimes
  • Murder
  • Title IX Defense
    Title IX Defense
  • College Crimes
    College Crimes
  • OVI Defense
    OVI Defense
  • Drug Crimes
    Drug Crimes

ANDREW H. Stevenson

Attorney at Law & Doctor of Philosophy in Criminology

My Defense Representation in All Criminal Cases

Whether you are facing a sexual assault charge, a crime of violence charge, an OVI, or some other offense, the quality of the representation you seek can be crucial to the outcome of your case. Since I practice criminal defense exclusively, this concentration has allowed me to gain a wealth of practical experience and professional skills that are critical to success. My Ph.D. in sociology/criminology and decades of criminal defense experience give me unique knowledge and insight, including the use of forensic evidence and the scientific aspects of criminal cases.

What you can expect from me:

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  • Sex Crimes

    At trial, Andrew elicited over 150 “I don’t know” responses from the alleged victim during cross-examination. The phrase “I don’t know” was the ringing mantra of Andrew’s closing argument.

  • College Rape

    College athlete accused of rape at a party. Through investigation and negotiation, I was able to prevent charges from being filed and got the athlete reinstated on the team.

  • Title IX Defense

    The University Title IX Board found the male student NOT to be in violation of the Sexual Assault Code of Student Conduct.

  • Murder

    Client was charged with murder due to the child’s fractured skull and massive brain hemorrhage. Through the reconstruction of events and the use of a defense expert, I could show that injuries resulted from a fall.

  • Violent Crimes

    Client was accused of forcing his way into a house. Ultimately, I was able to demonstrate that the alleged victim was lying in an effort to cover up her illegal activity.

  • Drug Crimes

    Client found in possession of a large amount of marijuana after his vehicle was stopped. Client was facing over 6 years in prison and the case was ultimately dismissed.

  • OVI

    Client was accused of being under the influence of narcotics. Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) was successfully challenged.

What Clients Are Saying

  • “Mr. Stevenson cared about our son as a person. He listened. He was available, responsive and kept us informed.”

  • “The most professional in communication, often going above to satisfy our schedules and location of residence.”

  • “Ability to successfully negotiate has eliminated many courtroom hours, while his ability as a trial lawyer wins cases.”

  • “Respectful, dedicated and trustworthy. Andrew was extremely helpful in resolving a legal issue of mine.”

  • “He kept me well informed of the progress with my case and quickly responded to any questions I had.”

The Value of Proven Legal Representation

Make no mistake – criminal charges are a very serious matter. Even seemingly minor charges can have a ripple effect on the rest of your life. Furthermore, you are likely to understand little about the law, how it may apply to you, all that the criminal legal process entails, or how to properly defend yourself against hardcore prosecutors. The most advantageous action you can take is to retain the services of a criminal defense lawyer with a strong track record of favorable outcomes. While legal experience and training are strong indicators of an attorney’s ability to produce successful outcomes, it is important to see exactly how those skills have translated into a positive performance history. Powered by extensive training and experience, I have achieved a remarkable record of successful results. When your freedom and future are at stake, nothing is more important than having the right attorney by your side. I offer personalized service combined with respected legal proficiency. Contact me today to find out more about how I can help.

  • Unwavering Commitment

    While I realize that all attorneys claim they are committed, I strongly believe that I empathize with all of my clients. By limiting my practice in the number and types of cases I handle, I am able to more effectively address the needs of each individual.

  • Extensive Insight

    I have over 25 years' experience in criminal defense, a Ph.D., and extensive knowledge of forensics. Furthermore, I am a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College (NCDC), where I received advanced criminal defense and trial training.

  • Relentless Investigation
    Lawyers who rely solely on their "courtroom panache" will often fall short. I work in close collaboration with private investigators to make sure every shred of evidence is available to defend my clients.

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