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Robert Edward Calesaric

DUI and DWI Attorney at Newark, OH

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Robert

Learn Robert’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    70%
    Certified in Ohio Breath Testing and Field Sobriety Testing. Owns and operates Ohio Breath Testing Machines. Co-chair of National and State DUI seminars and teaches at DIP classes.

    30 years

  2. Criminal defense
    30%
    Ex-prosecuting attorney who has handled cases from minor speed tickets up to Capital Murder cases. Very experienced at protecting your constitutional rights.

    30 years

My  practice is limited to three specific areas: DUI/OVI; Criminal Defense; and Personal Injury/Wrongful Death.  If the case involves an automobile, than the odds are it is a case that I will litigate whether it is from the DUI Defense perspective or  prosecuting a personal injury case involving a motor vehicle crash.  

 

I graduated from OSU in Criminal Justice.  I was a private investigator for two years  prior to entering law school.  After law school, I spent six years as an assistant prosecuting attorney learning the skills necesary to handle complex litigation.  Currently I spend approximately 70% of my practice on DUI defense, 20% on criminal defense, and 10% on personal injury/wrongful death cases.  I am on the OACDL DUI committee and I am certified in Breath Testing Procedures, ARIDE and Standardized  Field Sobriety Testing Procedures.  I speak annually at various seminars and orginizations. I have co-chaired the OACDL Advanced DUI Seminar. 

Photos and videos

Jeff Meadows, Rob Calesaric and Terry Rudes at the 2013 OACDL DUI Seminar.
2011 Advanced DUI Seminar
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Location

Robert Edward Calesaric
35 South Park Place
Suite 150
Newark, OH, 43055

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2014
The Best of the Best
Rob is at the top of his game. This is the man you need on your side when the law isn't on your side. This man took me out of the hardest situation of my life and got us the best possible outcome we could receive. He is thorough, trustworthy, and keeps the communication following at all times. If you need any legal help in this area call this office ASAP. Keep up the stellar work Rob!
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Posted by Tim | February 1, 2014
Rob is awesome!
Rob has done a wonderful job for me. I had a case that lasted almost a year. I had a 3rd ovi offense in 6 years. The court wanted lengthy jail time and to forfeit my car. Through Rob's hard work and diligence, he got the DUI reduced to physical control. Thanks to Rob I got to keep my job and didn't have to through the agony of a 3rd DUI conviction.
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Posted by S. D. | December 4, 2009
CASE DISMISSED!!!
Rob held the Officer to the same degree of technical legal standards that the Officer applied in making my traffic stop. The Officer failed the test(s) and my case was dismissed.
Posted by anonymous | September 8, 2009
Review of Robert Calesaric
Robert is personable, smart, and to the point. He has twice been of great service to me. He is very competitive, which is obviously something you would want in a lawyer. He is one of the top lawyers in his field, recommended to me by two other lawyers I know who are family friends. I personally cannot recommend him more.
Posted by Donn | September 8, 2009
Found NOT GUILTY
Rob was very good in his defense. He used techniques when talking to the Jury pool that would help the Jury to discount the Prosecusion witnesses' testamonies without having them appear to be lying. I thought this especially effective and considerate of their honor and integritty "what you thought you saw was not what actually happenned"
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Attorney
  • Licking County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
  • 1994 - 2001

Education

  • Capital University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Pataskala vs J.H.
  • Not Guilty
  • State v JH
  • Not Guilty
  • State v. D.C.
  • Dimissed
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Associations

  • Licking County OVI Court Advisory Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • traffic law committee
  • 2010 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • DUI committee
  • 2004 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Licking County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • NACDL
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2024
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2021
  • Who's Who in the World
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2020
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2020
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomas Reuters
  • 2019
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2018
  • Who's who in American Law
  • Marquis
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2017
  • Highly Rated in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Who's Who in AMerica
  • Marquis
  • 2015
  • Top Lawers
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2014
  • Marquis
  • Who's Who In American Law
  • 2014
  • Top 100 DUI Attorneys in Ohio
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2013
  • Highly Rated in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Who's Who in American Law -Marquis
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2012
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • 2012
  • Bar College
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2011
  • Bar College
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Bar College
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2008
  • Award of Appreciation
  • Licking County Prosecutor's Office
  • 2001
  • Order of the Curia
  • Capital Law School
  • 1994
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Publications

  • Thomson Reuters
  • superlawyers
  • 2021
  • Newark Advocate
  • Seminars directed to only judges and prosecutors are troubling
  • 2010
  • 888oviohio
  • Defense counsel being denied attendance at prosecutor and judges only seminars
  • 2010
  • Proposed breath alcohol test mired in litigation
  • Proposed Breath alchol tests mired in litigation
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • OACDL Advanced OVI Seminar
  • OVI Motion Hearings
  • 2024
  • Criminal Justice
  • OPOTA Security Instructor Criminal Justice
  • 2017
  • Advanced DUI Seminar
  • Marijuana OVI
  • 2017
  • Dugged Driving
  • DUI
  • 2016
  • Advanced DUI Seminar
  • DUI
  • 2016
  • Criminal Justice
  • Arrest powers
  • 2015
  • Advanced DUI Seminar 2015
  • DUI
  • 2015
  • Driver Intervention Program
  • DUI
  • 2013
  • Driving Intervention Program
  • DUI/OVI
  • 2012
  • Advanced DUI Seminar
  • DUI/OVI
  • 2012
  • 5th Annual OVI MOCK JURY TRIAL C.L.E. SEMINAR
  • DUI/OVI
  • 2012
  • Driver Intervention Program
  • DUI/OVI
  • 2011
  • Defending OVI cases
  • DUI/OVI
  • 2011
  • Advanced DUI Seminar
  • DUI/OVI
  • 2011
  • Lecture
  • Criminal Law
  • 2010
  • Driver Intervention Program
  • DUI Law
  • 2010
  • Advanced DUI Seminar
  • DUI defense
  • 2010
  • OVI Seminar
  • OVI case law
  • 2009
  • DUI Update
  • DUI Law
  • 2009
  • DUI update
  • DUI/OVI
  • 2009
  • DUI update
  • DUI defense
  • 2009
  • Driver Intervention Program
  • DUI Law
  • 2009
  • Advanced DUI Seminar
  • DUI/OVI
  • 2009
  • Handling DUI cases in Ohio
  • DUI Law
  • 2008
  • DUI update
  • DUI/OVI
  • 2008
  • Driver Intervention Program
  • DUI Law
  • 2008
  • Advanced DUI Seminar
  • DUI defense
  • 2008
  • Stregies in Handling OVI cases in Ohio
  • DUI Law
  • 2007
  • DUI update
  • DUI/OVI
  • 2007
  • Driver Intervention Program
  • DUI Law
  • 2007
  • Advanced DUI Seminar
  • DUI defense
  • 2007
  • Advanced DUI Seminar
  • DUI/OVI
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (25)
Endorse Robert
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob offers his clients a unique perspective in the courtroom due to his experience both as a prosecutor and defense counsel. His experience makes him equally comfortable and highly competent in front of a jury, a judge or simply a pretrial conference. His background and knowledge are indeed an asset to anyone who seeks his counsel. I greatly recommend Rob."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Robert to be an excellent attorney who spends time helping answer questions to people in need of advise. I highly recommend this attorney!"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Rob as a criminal defense/ OVI lawyer. Rob is personable and responsive to his clients' needs and makes sure their questions are answered. He has an excellent reputation among his peers and the respect of the Judges. You cannot go wrong choosing Rob to assist you in your legal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This lawyers contributions to this site are invaluable. I happily endorse this lawyers work, ability and charity to those asking for advice. Further, I like to endorse good lawyers, because I find the AVVO rating system to be dishonest and corrupt. Frequently, disgruntled litigants on the opposing side (not your clients) will bash a lawyer on this site, pretending to be "your" client. When this situation is brought to AVVO attention, Avvo refuses to do anything to investigate and remove the false, slanderous "client" reviews. AVVO is a mean petty internet blog site trying to make money off of lawyers, and does not care if the public receives truthful information."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rob has been a wonderful mentor since I started practicing OVI defense and for good reason-he is highly skilled, knowledgable, and dedicated to his clients. He practices in a jurisdiction where many attorneys fear to go and he flourishes there because of his high-quality representation."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rob is a sharp and hard-working DUI defense attorney. His wit, work ethic and diligence enable him to produce favorable verdicts and outcomes for his clients. He is truly a leader among the peer group of DUI and criminal defense lawyers in Ohio. I commend Rob’s approach to DUI and criminal defense and I am grateful for the example he sets for his peers."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Calesaric is one of the most aggressive and knowledgeable OVI/DUI attorneys in Ohio. Mr. Calesaric has lectured on OVI topics for state and local bar associations. He wins cases for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rob is a DUI Defense GURU! He has recently been doing a Fabulous Job Fighting the new Intoxilyzer 8000 breath testing machine across the State of Ohio! Rob is called upon by Attorneys across Ohio to instruct them on proper DUI Defense Tactics and Procedures! Rob is a frequent presenter at OACDL DUI Seminars, and other DUI Seminars across the State of Ohio. Rob is a really down to earth guy, and I know that many DUI attorneys approach him for their most difficult questions and cases. Anyone facing an OVI ( DUI ) would be well-served by Rob's TALENT!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable and helpful."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Robert on a case and I have found him to be very competent and knowledgeable in his area. He is responsive and easy to work with. I recommend him without hesitation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the best in the Columbus area and the State of Ohio. This guy really knows his stuff and he always works very hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's efforts to educate the public about criminal law including drunk driving law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Smart attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Rob and I have worked together at DUI seminars and have called on each other for adivice on cases that we have each had to deal with. I have tremendous amount of respect for his ability to think outside the box and his "no holds barred" approach to representing his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Rob on seminars for DUI defense and criminal defense. I am very impressed with his knowledge and skills, and I highly recommend him. If I were charged with an offense in Licking County, Ohio, my first call would be to Rob."
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Newark DUI and DWI Lawyer Robert Edward Calesaric
Robert Edward Calesaric
DUI and DWI Attorney
Newark, OH
Licensed for 29 years