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Columbus, Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyer

State of Ohio & Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

Columbus, Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyer & Federal Attorney

Proven Trial Attorney & Formidable Litigator

Columbus, Ohio Criminal Defense Attorney Joseph Edwards has more than three decades of criminal law experience.

Attorney Edwards has represented defendants in state & federal criminal cases ranging from murder and internet sex crimes to felony drug cases, RICO, and conspiracy charges.

With an unprecedented commitment to providing the best legal defense for his clients, Joe cares deeply about achieving the most favorable possible outcome for the clients he serves.

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To The Point Case Analysis

When your rights are on the line, you need answers now. our office provides consultations with an attorney who will provide you with a no nonsense assessment of your case.

Aggressive Advocacy

Whether it proceeds to a high stakes jury trial or to favorable results driven negotiations, all criminal defense attorneys are not he same, don't trust your future to just anyone!

Ethical and Principled

With an unprecedented commitment to providing the best legal defense for his clients, my firm cares deeply about achieving the most favorable outcome for the clients we serve.

Skillful Communicator

Joe has a reputation for communicating directly with his clients, assessing the case, and working hard to tip the scales of justice toward the best client outcome in every case he takes.

Federal Charges Defense

Experienced Federal Defense Attorney serving Northern & Southern Federal Districts of Ohio.

State Criminal Charges

Former Prosecutor & Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer in Columbus Serving Throughout Ohio.


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Columbus Criminal Defense Lawyer
Serving Throughout Ohio

Attorney Joe Edwards handles criminal cases throughout the state of Ohio, including Franklin, Delaware, Madison, Licking, Pickaway, Ross, Fairfield and Muskingum counties. Additionally, Joe practices as a Federal defense attorney throughout the Sixth Circuit, in the Northern and Southern Federal Districts of Ohio.

Columbus Defense Lawyer

W. Joseph Edwards, Attorney at Law

Joe began his legal career as an Assistant Attorney General in the federal litigation section under Ohio Attorney General Celebrezze, then worked as an Assistant Prosecutor for the Franklin County Prosecutor’s office.

Since 1990, Attorney Edwards has operated his criminal defense in Columbus, Ohio helping clients at the state and federal levels.

 His extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney, combined with his previous prosecutorial experience provides a unique perspective along with the requisite skill set, whether it proceeds to a high stakes jury trial or to deliver favorable, results-driven negotiations.

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