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Daniel James Sabol

Criminal defense Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   18 reviews

Licensed for 16 years

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
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    Simply being accused of a crime can change your life. The penalties of a conviction can haunt you for years after you’ve served your sentence and may affect what kinds of jobs you’re able to obtain and even where you’re allowed to live. Call now.

  2. DUI and DWI
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    Are you facing jail time as the result of multiple drunk driving convictions? Did you lose your license after being charged with DUI? Attorney Sabol will work hard to help you avoid jail, keep your license and keep all charges off your record.

Daniel Sabol is one of Ohio’s most recognized and skilled criminal defense attorneys. His talent has been acknowledged by many Ohio and National organizations, including America’s Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and various Columbus affiliates. Dan is a regular speaker at seminars across the Country. In fact, his expertise is often sought by other defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges, and even officers.

Dan’s experience and training are unmatched by any attorney in Ohio. In 2017, he became the first private attorney to be accepted into the National Forensics College, which covered a wide array of advanced tactics including DNA, digital forensics, ballistics, and false confessions. Dan has spent weeks in laboratories learning how to test solid drugs and bodily substances, which has enabled him to know and understand when the state’s experts make mistakes. Dan is also qualified as an instructor in standardized field sobriety testing, and typically has as much—or more—training and understanding than the officers he’s questioning.

Dan’s true passion lies in trial practice. He is one of only 14 attorneys in Ohio to be board certified in criminal trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Dan has earned a reputation as a savvy and aggressive trial attorney, and he brings passion and enthusiasm to every case he tries.

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Licensed for 16 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/07/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Posted by Terri | September 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dan. Rockstar!!!
Dan got my domestic violence case dropped, dismissed as well as myson's cases. We all three were in front of different judges. I had Janet Grubb and she somehow got them thrown out.
Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Multiple Charges Dropped Completely or Lowered.
Dan Sabol took my case and I had multiple drug charges plus other lesser charges. I walked into court ready for jail time and walked out with everything pretty much dropped. I was amazed at how much he seemed to care about the case. He is hands down worth the money. If anything ever comes up again, I know I will be calling Dan.
Posted by Brad | August 10, 2015
Great Job
Came to Mr. Sabol for assistance with my DUI after blowing decently high and ended up with a stop sign ticket after everything was said and done. Luck was on my side but Mr Sabol did an excellent job defending me in court against a 'well-trained' officer. He was very straight forward and confident with his job. I learned a lot myself just from having him represent me in court. I definitely recommend Mr. Sabol, nice work!
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Posted by anonymous | July 13, 2015
Great Lawyer.
Dan is who you want to be your laywer. Simple as that. He's very kind, respectful, knowledgable, and quick to respond and be there for you. Dan was able to get my whole case dismissed and cleared off of my record. I am so thankful for him. He's great! Choose him to be your lawyer as well, you will NOT regret it.
Posted by Tara | May 27, 2015
wonderful
Dan is the absoute best at what he does. He was able to get the charges on my case reduced and not put my professional career in jeopardy. He was always there when i needed him. The firm goes above and beyond to defend their clients in court. I would recommend him and the firm for any legal issue you have. I dont plan on ever needing him again because i learned from my first incident but if so, he is the man to hire. Thanks.
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Posted by Michael | April 23, 2015
Excellent Attorney
I have had the privilege of working alongside Dan Sabol as a colleague in the legal industry for 5 years and he is a trusted attorney who fights extremely hard for his clients. He is devoted to criminal and DUI defense and his passion for the law shows every day in his practice. He is an extremely ethical attorney as well. I can always count on Dan to be around when I need to discuss complex legal matters. He is a valuable source of knowledge and a great attorney.
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Posted by Frank | January 18, 2015
Excellent choice for solid legal advice!
Mr. Sabol was a pleasure to work with. He responded quickly to my inquiries and was extremely knowledgeable. Mr. Sabol took control of my case and instantly made me feel comfortable with what seemed like an intimidating process. He always took my calls or responded to inquiries in a timely fashion. He was approachable and easy to talk to while still maintaining the utmost professionalism. I would not hesitate to work him again and would wholeheartedly recommend him to any associates in need of legal advise.
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Posted by Larry | January 8, 2015
The only choice to make
I have hired Dan twice and he is the only choice to make for any alcohol related cases. He knows his material, keeps you in the loop and is by far the best lawyer money can buy. I have told everyone I know , including law enforcement officers and judges. You can't go wrong with Dan
Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2014
Dan Sabol, a must-consider
Dan Sabol is precisely the kind of counsel that one in a difficult situation would want on their side. I hired the Luftman Heck and Associates firm after my arrest for OVI following a bad accident in Central OH. Dan was assigned my case. He was able to get a very favorable resolution and reduction to my case. He was clearly one of the most respected defense attorneys in the Franklin County Municipal Court. His counsel, communication, honesty, and reputation are all things you want on your side.
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Posted by Mike | September 18, 2014
Danile Sabol..He will Fight for you
I just wanted to write a short note to let everyone know how pleased I am with how Daniel Sabol is handling my case. He has been really wonderful to communicate with and work together on the case. He has kept me informed and more importantly he has listened to me when I thought I had something to offer weather it was advice or when I saw something that I thought was important. Dealing with the law is not easy for the “common” man. The law has a unique way of looking at things at times, not necessarily what is common sense. I thought the way Dan handled the discovery was absolutely perfect, he was so well prepared and so well versed he knew aspect of the current police procedures that not only did the State Trooper and prosecuting attorney did not know the Judge as well was not up to date on. To say I am pleased would be a great understatement. Even a year later when I though all had been resolved and the system threw us a curve ball, Dan jumped right back in and resolved it. I could not have asked for a better advocate
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Posted by Sean | August 22, 2014
Ovi free
Mr Sabol, did a great job on my case. When you get in a legal conflict like mine, it was comforting to know there was someone that had the knowledge and was fighting on your side. My thanks to Mr Sabol, and his team.
Posted by Jamie | May 1, 2014
Great lawyer
Answered all my questions and guided me along through the process. We were able to work around my schedule and get an outcome I wanted. Very pleased.
Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2014
Criminal Defense review
I couldn't recommend anything more strongly than I recommend Attorney Sabol and the Luftman Heck and Associates firm. The communication was clear and concise, always professional and timely. They were very effective in their negotiations for the desired plea outcome as well as the sentencing. With no priors it was of paramount importance to me to end up with no more than a misdemeanor (initial charge was a F5 felony) and serve no time. Attorney Sabol was able to accomplish both of those successfully. It is well worth your time to reach out to Attorney Sabol if you have a criminal defense need.
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Posted by anonymous | November 20, 2013
Outstanding Service!
I hired Luftman, Heck & Associates to represent me on an OVI conviction. The entire service that I received from the firm was outstanding throughout the process. Attorney Luftman initially provided sound information and advice. This was followed by incredible work by Attorney Sabol in court hearings. His preparation and investigative work led to a dismissal of my conviction! Without any reservation I highly recommend this firm to anyone needing support and assistance with a conviction. Well Done!!
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Posted by Greg | October 15, 2013
GREAT, GREAT Job Dan Sabol!!
I had a DUI in December 2006. I was pulled over for suspicion of DUI in March 2013. Even though I passed all field sobriety tests, I was still charged. Thanks to the negotiating skills of Dan Sabol with the Prosecuting Attorney, all charges were reduced to a Reckless Operation, a non alcohol offense. Dan was always responsive and did an amazing job with this situation & I can not thank him enough! I would highly recommend Dan & this firm to anyone with a possible DUI situation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2013
Excellent Lawyer and Litigator, Highly Recommended!
I would highly recommend the services of Mr. Sabol and Mr. Luftman to anyone facing a DUI charge. Despite the seemingly grim circumstances, these attorneys together managed to reduce this charge to something much less significant (Reckless Operation), and, in so doing, rescued me from a significant reduction in my well-being through various avenues (socially, academically, career-wise etc.). Mr. Sabol was always frank and offered an objective view on the situation at hand. Mr. Sabol was very responsive, even at the most inconvenient times (I recall him answering a question by phone the day before Christmas). He was sure to answer my (many) calls and answered my questions promptly, thoroughly, and in a realistic way. He explained legal matters in a way that ensured my comprehension and demonstrated a strong understanding of the law. Finally, after meeting Mr. Sabol, I found that he also had great character. He related to me as a human being and not just as a client. He went out of his way to answer questions related to the case following its closure, and for this also I am extremely appreciative. I cannot thank you enough, Dan!
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Posted by Subtle 1 | January 7, 2013
Would HIGHLY recommend Daniel Sabol
I cannot say enough positive words about my experience. As someone who was in a very tenuous situation and completely unaware of how to handle the upcoming aftermath, attorney Sabol was a lifesaver. On the recommendation of a friend, I contacted him via the Luftman, Heck & Associates website (as it was later in the evening). He contacted me almost instantaneously via email and communicated with me at length regarding my situation and what was to be done next. I'd contacted other law firms earlier in day and spoken with them but none of them gave me the peace of mind and sense of security that I felt after communicating with attorney Sabol. After meeting him the next day in person, and throughout the entire endeavor, I can only say I have no doubt I made the right choice, no doubt. I have recommended him to my friends and associates and will continue to do so in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2013
A man you can trust!
Mr. Sabol is a very knowledgeable attorney with an immense understanding of our judicial system. He is a compassionate and timely attorney that not only met all my expectations but succeeded where others have failed. His office staff was very polite that answered all my questions and returned my phone calls promptly. If I have any future mishaps I will not hesitate to call on his expertise.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Sabol Mallory LLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Luftman, Heck & Associates, LLP
  • 2009 - Present
  • Staff Attorney
  • Franklin County Public Defender
  • 2007 - 2009

Education

  • Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Ohio State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts with Honors
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • State v. Alihassan, 2012-Ohio-825
  • Case remanded.
  • State v. O’Dell, 164 Ohio Misc.2d 36, 2011-Ohio-3946
  • Breath test suppressed.
  • State v. Jones, 188 Ohio App.3d 628, 2010-Ohio-2854
  • Suppression upheld, case subsequenty dismissed.

Associations

  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top 10 DUI Attorneys in Ohio
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Avvo Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100
  • 2013
  • Nationally Ranked Superior DUI Attorney
  • The National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2013
  • Clients Choice
  • avvo
  • 2013
  • Avvo Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Aspatore Book publication
  • Proven Strategies to Effectively Assert Your Client’s Fourth Amendment Rights (Co-Author)
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • OVI Defense Update
  • Navarette v. California
  • 2014
  • Advanced DUI Seminar
  • OVI Roadblocks
  • 2014
  • Trial Skills Acadamy
  • Trial Skills Instructor
  • 2014
  • Trial Skills Academy
  • Trial Skills Instructor
  • 2013
  • OVI Update
  • ODH Regulations
  • 2013
  • The Premier Ohio DUI Seminar
  • The Collateral Consequences of an OVI / DUI
  • 2013
  • OVI Update
  • Collateral Consequences of OVI Convictions
  • 2012
  • General Practice
  • Criminal Law
  • 2012
  • General Practice
  • Criminal Law
  • 2011
  • OVI Update
  • Attacking the Books in OVI Cases
  • 2011
  • Defending Clients Charged with DUI
  • Motions to Suppress
  • 2009
  • Ohio Advanced OVI Seminar
  • OVI Law in the Trenches
  • 2009
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Attorney endorsements

Received (18)
Given (25)
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I routinely recommend Mr. Sabol to clients who have been charged with a DUI. He is responsive, experienced, and highly skilled."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Dan Sabol for over two years. There is no one I would send family, friends, or loved ones to before him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. is highly respected in the community and an attorney I can recommend for your legal needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Other
"I have known Dan since he traveled all the way to SC to take a course aimed at helping him defend DUIs. Not many lawyers will dedicate that kind of time and money to improving their craft. Since then I've followed his work in improving Ohio DUI law for defendants. He is an excellent lawyer and a bright legal mind."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"The Best. Only these two words are needed because Mr. Sabol is widely recognized as the top DUI attorney in Central Ohio. I have witnessed him numerous times in court and would choose him to represent me, my family, and anyone else I knew if they needed help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is widely regarded as one of the best and brightest defense attorneys in Columbus, and for good reason. He's aggressive, ethical and results-oriented. He's on my short list of attorneys to whom I refer other cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Sabol has been a fantastic mentor to me over the last several years. His knowledge of the law, ability in trial, and his will to win are second to none. When asked who the best is, my answer every time is unequivocally Sabol."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Daniel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Sabol is a highly skilled attorney that works vigorously for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Dan Sabol personally as both a colleague and a friend. His passion for DUI / OVI defense and criminal defense is near unparalleled. His passion lends way to his work ethic and in turn his knowledge of the law. I have respected Dan's opinion on OVI / DUI matters for years and he has always been available to assist in complicated matters of the law. He is one of the most ethical and trustworthy lawyers I know. I highly recommend Dan Sabol."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is truly at the top of the OVI law field. His dedication to his clients is matched only by his tremendous knowledge of OVI defense and talent in a courtroom. I would not hesitate to recommend Dan's services to a close friend or relative. He has my highest endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Sabol is one of the premier criminal and OVI defense attorneys in all of Ohio. He is one of the most creative and innovative defense attorneys that I have met, and has been prominently involved in some of the most groundbreaking cases and legal arguments regarding OVI and criminal defense issues. He is a zealous advocate for his clients, and will not back down from a prosecutor until the client's goals are reached. Dan is highly-skilled in the courtroom, and has fought the hard battles in court. Highly recommended."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is an incredibly intelligent lawyer who stays at the forefront of OVI law. He is an aggressive attorney who will provide his clients with the best possible representation. I had the pleasure of getting to know him and learning from him at an Advanced OVI Seminar and I was very impressed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have co-counseled several trials with Dan and can personally attest to his legal skills. He is a very talented trial attorney that agressively defends his clients. Dan is always on the cutting edge of new legal arguments."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dan is one of the most learned and aggressive defense lawyers I know. His commitment to his clients, and their cases is unmatched. If you are looking for an attorney who knows the law and courtroom, is well respected by his peers, and fights hard for his clients' rights, Mr. Sabol shines in all respects. I highly recommend Daniel Sabol."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the good fortune to meet Dan a few years back at an advanced 3 day OVI training that we were both attending. In the passing years we have went from attending multiple trainings together to teaching OVI defense to lawyers around the state. Dan is an excellent trial attorney who stays up to date with all of the most current issues of law in OVI defense. He is a true litigator, always ready for hearing or trial, and you can trust him to take care of your legal defense needs. Dan Sabol is a great lawyer and a great person, he will outwork his opposition, and doubtless already outmatches their skill in the Courtroom. You can trust him, I do."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is one of the hardest working, most aggressive defense attorneys in Central Ohio. He knows the law and isn't afraid to do whatever it takes to protect his clients. These attributes, combined with the fact that he is genuinely good person, make him an excellent attorney and invaluable resource to the defense bar."
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