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Experienced Criminal Lawyer

"Never dare to judge until you've heard the other side." 


Rolf Baumgatel Attorney at Law 

Our Vision

For many people facing criminal charges, the experience can be one of the most difficult, stressful and confusing events of their lives.​ The consequences of a criminal conviction can stay with you throughout your life. Finding competent legal representation is critical and can substantially change the possible outcome of your case. 

Our Practice

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Attorney Rolf Baumgartel

Attorney in criminal law

Mr. Baumgartel grew up in Youngstown, Ohio and earned two Bachelor of Arts and Sciences degrees from Ohio University in English and History. He received his Juris Doctorate from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1989 and began working for the Ohio State Public Defender's office as a staff attorney, with a focus on appellate work. In 1992 he moved to Athens, Ohio and worked for The Ohio State Public Defender's office, focusing on criminal trial work. 

Mr. Baumgartel has worked in the private sector as a criminal defense lawyer since 1996, opening his own practice in Marietta, Ohio in 1999. He has represented thousands of clients and tried over 200 criminal jury trials, establishing himself as one of the most experienced, respected trial attorneys in southeastern Ohio and northwest West Virginia. He has an outstanding reputation with judges, prosecutors, and law enforcement. 

Email : Tel: 740-373-2420

It is more dangerous that even a guilty person should be punished without the forms of law than that he should escape.

-Thomas Jefferson

Value 01.


Listening is the most important quality in a great attorney. The unique characteristics of each situation make attention to detail vital in determining the outcome of a case. The ability to extract small details and develop a defense can be used to negotiate with prosecutors. 


Details can often result in a reduced sentence, a dismissal or a not guilty verdict at trial.  Often this doesn't happen until the attorney receives what is called discovery from the prosecutor. The ability to recognize these consequential components comes with experience and knowledge of what to look for. 

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