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Introducing our law firm

 Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney

Licensed in Ohio and West Virginia

Introducing Our

Law Firm

Mr. Baumgartel has been practicing criminal law for 30 years, representing thousands of clients in Ohio and West Virginia on charges ranging from DUI/OVI to serious felonies like murder and sexually oriented offenses. Since opening his law office in Marietta, Ohio in 1996, he has established himself as the premier criminal trial attorney in the Mid-Ohio Valley, having tried over 200 jury trials.


Mr. Baumgartel is licensed in Ohio, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia, and limits his practice to traffic, criminal and juvenile cases in Ohio and West Virginia.  Through his numerous appearances in southeast Ohio and northwest West Virginia, he has become a familiar and respected figure in courthouses throughout the area.

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Felonies are the most serious type of charge and come in varying degrees of severity. 



Misdemeanors are considered minor offenses that may result in jail, fines or probation. 



DUI/OVI offenses are considered a traffic offense and a criminal offense, which could result in jail, fines and probation.


Juvenile Offenders

Juvenile offenders do not have jury trials and are overseen by the juvenile court.

Our Firm

That it is better 100 guilty persons should escape than that one innocent person should suffer, is a Maxim that has long and generally approved.

Benjamin Franklin (1785)

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