Why Hire Me?

Why Hire Me?

High-Quality Representation in Athens & Lancaster

As a practicing criminal defense lawyer with offices in Athens and Lancaster, I have successfully represented countless individuals in the most complex of cases. My representation is based on extensive experience, training, forensics knowledge, and skills; all of which I use to maximize results. I am relentless in analyzing, preparing, and trying your case. My goal is to ensure you have the best possible defense. When you hire Andrew H. Stevenson Attorney at Law, serving you to the best of my ability is my highest priority.  For help from a dedicated and proven defender, contact me today to get started.

To learn more about me please visit my forensic knowledge page, public speaking page, radio show page, and media page.

One-On-One Representation, Support, and Trust

I begin my representation with a one-on-one, free consultation. This is an opportunity to discuss the charges against you, ask questions that matter, and begin to formulate the best defense to resolve your case with a positive outcome.  Our initial meeting is also an opportunity to begin to build trust.  As important as helping you understand what your potential consequences and options are, it is equally important that you feel confident that you are in the right hands. I treat my clients the way I would wish to be treated when facing a life crisis as threatening as criminal charges. In my practice, you are not a case number; you are a unique individual who is owed due process, fair treatment, and the right to be effectively defended. My representation is founded on a genuine desire to help others. 

Connect with criminal defense attorney Andrew H. Stevenson by contacting me online or by phone at (740) 483-0690. Your initial consultation is free.

Experience and Representation

  • 25 years of criminal defense experience.
  • Practice is limited to criminal defense with an emphasis on sex crimes, college crimes, Title IX defense, violent felonies and OVIs.
  • You will always work one-on-one with me; you will never be turned over to an associate.
  • I only represent those individuals whom I believe I can help.
  • Honest, straightforward and empathetic representation. 
  • Past President of the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL) 09-10.

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 National Trial Lawyers, 2012 - Present
  • America’s Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2015 - Present
  • Nation’s Top 1% Attorney, The National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2021- Present
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  • America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • Super Lawyers
  • NADC Top 1% of Lawyers
  • Lifetime Charter Member
  • 10 Best Attorneys Client Satisfaction
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating Top Attorney
  • Avvo 5 Stars
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award 2019
  • Expertise Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Columbus
  • 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 Strength You Need to Overcome Difficult Times
  • 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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