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Jon Saia

DUI and DWI Attorney at Columbus, OH

5.0   3 reviews

also known as Jon Joseph Saia


Licensed for 35 years

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Learn Jon’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    50%
    Jon J. Saia has over 20 years of experience in defending OVI cases. The focus of his practice is OVI defense. Beyond representing individuals charged with OVI, he also provides consultation and expert testimony on the issue of field sobriety testing and is often consulted by colleagues with regard to breath testing issues.

  2. Criminal defense
    20%
    The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt are supremely capable of handling your criminal defense case. If you've been charged with a crime in Ohio, call Attorney Saia today for a free case evaluation and stop worrying.

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    10%
    If you were recently cited for a traffic violation such as speeding, it's important that you take legal action as soon as possible. It may not seem like a big deal, but multiple infractions can add up. Call now for a free consultation.

  4. Domestic violence
    5%
    Unfortunately, countless innocent individuals are wrongfully accused and prosecuted for domestic violence crimes that they didn't commit. Call now to discuss your case.

  5. Expungement
    5%
    Under Ohio law, certain criminal convictions are eligible for "expungement," or a criminal record sealing. Once a criminal record is expunged, it is as if the conviction never occurred, and the information is not accessible to the public. Call now.

  6. Violent crime
    5%
    If you have been arrested for a violent crime such as murder, assault, rape, or more, Attorney Saia recommends staying silent until you talk to him. Call him immediately for a free consultation.

  7. White collar crime
    5%
    If you have been accused of a white collar crime, such as fraud or embezzlement, the penalties can be extremely harsh. Call Attorney Saia today for a free consultation.

AGGRESSIVE OVI (DUI) DEFENSE FOR INDIVIDUALS THAT CANNOT AFFORD AN OVI CONVICTION. CALL TODAY

Jon J. Saia is a founding attorney at The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., which has offices located in Columbus, Delaware, and Cleveland. Mr. Saia has been practicing law for over 30 years, and focuses his practice on defending individuals who have been charged with a criminal offense. Attorney Saia is certified by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, where he serves as an instructor in the administering of standardized field sobriety tests. To find out about the benefits of working with Mr. Saia, do not hesitate to contact the firm today. 

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Licensed for 35 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1987
Updated 11/16/2022
State PA
Status Retired
Acquired 1998
Updated 12/04/2022

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

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The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc.
713 South Front Street
Columbus, OH, 43206
Law Offices of Saia & Piatt
98 N. Union St
Delaware, OH, 43015
Law Offices of Saia & Piatt
19 East High Street
Mount Gilead, OH, 43338
Law Offices of Saia & Piatt
111 West Brown Street
New Lexington, OH, 43764
The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc.
122 South Gate Parkway
Cambridge, OH, 43725
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Posted by anonymous | October 4, 2011
Reference - The Best OVI Attorney Out There
I was unfortunately was arrested for an OVI refusal in Ohio and the arrest details of my case were extremely non-favorable at first glance and the initial interpretation of the unfortunate events led me to believe there was no cause to battle the inevitable. Simply put, I felt as though my life was ruined and everything I have worked for was gone. My career requires me to drive for work purposes and losing my battle could have HAD absolutely devastating effects on my personal life and career. I needed the best attorney for my complicated case and after doing a TON OF RESEARCH and CONTACTING HIS PEERS, Jon Saia’s name came up often. The particulars of my case required a strong understanding of technical and medical principles not possessed by many of the attorneys out there. On top of that, Jon is a very personable guy and that goes a long way with people. Jon is open to any ideas you as a client that he may leverage to defend your case; share as many of the details as possible, even if you believe that they are non-significant. Jon and his team are readily available for his clients and do not shun even the seemingly dumb questions you may have now that you have gotten yourself in this mess. Do the research – Jon is one of the best OVI attorney’s in the country. This reference in no way, shape or form is intended to sound like an advertisement; this is truly the way I feel. Jon Saia and his Investigator Evelyn DeGaugh saved my life – I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS ATTORNEY AND HIS TEAM!
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Posted by anonymous | August 26, 2009
OVI Case
A friend of mine recommended I call Jon for a pending OVI case I had in Columbus. I spoke to three different attorney’s at the time, but after speaking to Jon he made the choice pretty easy. Jon is a straight shooter. He isn’t going to tell you what he can/can’t do for you until he gathers all the facts and understands what he is dealing with. Jon will study the situation, figure out if the officers did their job correctly and then ensure that you did violate the law to warrant the arrest. He is hard working, knowledgeable and will do extensive research on the entire arrest. I was charged with five different violations, and was found not guilty on each because of Jon’s continued hard work and dedication. My situation wasn’t an open/close case and attention to detail was essential. Jon gave his full efforts, and thankfully his persistence won in the end. I highly recommend his services to anybody who needs assistance with an OVI.
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Posted by Mac | January 28, 2010
A compelling, engaging & powerful law firm
12 years ago I was faced with a challenging domestic custody case. After a search for a strong, agressive trial lawyer I was fortunate to find Jon. He and his group took on a difficult and very lengthy trial. During this period Jon was responsive, engaging and very passionate about my case and the actual legal aspects of the trial. His staff was equally absolute every step of the way. As important as it is to have great legal representation these cases are very emotional and draining. I found Jon and all of his staff very sympathetic with a great "bed side manner". The bottom line is always the outcome. Only with this firms powerful and effective representation did this case have the ending I fully expected. Since then Jon has represented me and my family on various family law matters all ending in success. For those in search of extraordinary legal services requiring energy, overpowering and exhilarating representation I highly recommend this powerful attorney and his firm.
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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

  • Columbus Criminal Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt Inc.
  • 1987 - Present

Education

  • Capital University
  • Law
  • 1986
  • King's College, Pennsylvania
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983
  • University of Copenhagen
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • State of Ohio v. Katz
  • Administrative License Suspension (ALS) terminated

Associations

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • 2005 - Present
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Chair - DUI Defense
  • 2002 - Present
  • Delaware Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • Former President
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Former President
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Central Ohio Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers - DUI/DWI Defense
  • Columbus CEO Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top 100: Ohio
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 50: Columbus
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Ohio Super Lawyers (DUI Defense)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • DUI / DWI Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • DUI / DWI Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Ohio Super Lawyer (DUI Defense)
  • Cincinnati Magazine
  • 2014
  • Ohio Super Lawyer (DUI Defense)
  • Cincinnati Magazine
  • 2013
  • DUI / DWI Defense
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • DUI / DWI Defense
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • Ohio Super Lawyer (DUI Defense)
  • Cincinnati Magazine
  • 2012
  • Ohio Super Lawyer (DUI Defense)
  • Cincinnati Magazine
  • 2011
  • Ohio Super Lawyer (DUI Defense)
  • Cincinnati Magazine
  • 2010
  • Ohio Super Lawyer (DUI Defense)
  • Cincinnati Magazine
  • 2009
  • Ohio Super Lawyer (DUI Defense)
  • Cincinnati Magazine
  • 2008
  • Ohio Super Lawyer (DUI Defense)
  • Cincinnati Magazine
  • 2007
  • Ohio Super Lawyer (DUI Defense)
  • Cincinnati Magazine
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Bar Briefs
  • Ohio's New CDL Disqualification Law
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • American Bar Association
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2022
  • 2009 Advanced DUI Seminar
  • DUI Defense
  • 2009
  • Strategies in Defending DUI Cases
  • Drugged Driving
  • 2008
  • OVI Defense Strategies
  • OVI Defense
  • 2008
  • Motions and Warrants in OVI CAses
  • Motions in OVI Cases
  • 2008
  • Diving into an OVI Case
  • Commercial Driver's Licenses
  • 2008
  • District 15 Annual Meeting
  • Traffic Law Update
  • 2008
  • Current Issues in Breath Test Cases
  • Breath Alcohol Testing
  • 2008
  • Advanced DUI Seminar
  • Instrument Simulation Checks
  • 2008
  • Superstar Seminar
  • Voir Dire
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (36)
Given (23)
Endorse Jon
Unknown Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have had the great opportunity to be hired by Mr. Saia shortly after my law school graduation. As a young and aspiring attorney, there is no one I would rather learn from than Jon Saia. He is extremely knowledgeable and works his cases with great diligence while always keeping his clients in mind. Mr. Saia is respected by his colleagues at a remarkable level."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jon. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon Saia is not only a scholar on the OVI laws, but is a great communicator, and trial lawyer who works hard to help each and every client. Further, Jon is a lawyer's lawyer in that he is generous with his time and talents to create the next generation of OVI defense lawyers. I endorse Jon Saia."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have co-counseld several cases with Jon Saia, and I can highly reccomend him. He is very skilled, knowlegeable and experienced in OVI and related cases. He is committed to fully defending his clients and will work hard to acheive the best possible result. He is an exceptional lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon Saia is one of the most savvy and well-connected litigation attorneys in Ohio. He can assess the VALUE of evidence in an OMVI case and give targeted advice that is based on experience and "the school of hard knocks." He has built a reputation for diligent and integrity that makes him worthy of consideration in any impaired driving case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Saia is an exceptional attorney. I have been an attorney for 24 years and served as a judge, magistrate, prosecutor, law professor, and private attorney. However, even with all of that experience, I learn from his answers on Avvo each and every day. If you have the chance, hire him in an instant."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Other
"I recently attended a seminar which Attorney Saia was in large part responsible for putting on. It covered a part of criminal defense that few us think about and none of us want to think about: stress and mental health in our profession. I was so impressed with the presentations that he arranged, and the genuineness with which he showed putting this together. It is obvious that he loves this profession and cares it being done honestly, zealously and with integrity. In short, I endorse Jon and at the same time, thank him for his dedication."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a tireless worker for his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is, without dispute, one of the pre-eminent OVI attorneys in Ohio. His vast experience and tireless work ethic have lead Jon to the forefront of most significant OVI legal developments throughout the state. I have used Jon as an expert, and could not have been more pleased. Whether you are an individual charged with an OVI, or an attorney looking for assistance or an expert, I highly recommend retaining Jon’s services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jon is an exceptional lawyer in his field of OVI defense. He has a vast amount of knowledge and experience as a defense attorney as well as an expert witness in his field of practice. As a trusted colleague and friend, I have had the privilege of seeking his advice on many cases throughout my legal career. Jon has selflessly made himself available to help not only me, but many other attorneys in the legal community. I strongly recommend Jon as an attorney who can competently handle any DUI or OVI case."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Jon is a person that I would call if I had a question about OVI defense. His knowledge of the Intoxilyzer 8000(or 10000 as he calls it) and the challenges that he has made throughout the State of Ohio are known state-wide by the select few who actually know how to defend these cases. I am happy to endorse Jon as a colleague and friend."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is one of the foremost experts in DUI defense anywhere. I highly recommend his services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of presenting (lecturing) at continuing legal education seminars with Jon. He is an excellent OVI attorney with an unflappable demeanor which translates into positive results for his clients. His knowledge of OVI law and breath testing science is superb. He has displayed this by being one of the leading defense attorneys against the new (but clearly not improved) breath testing machine in Ohio. Jon Saia is an excellent choice if you are faced with an OVI."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon is one of Ohio's best DUI lawyers. He is thorough, tough and smart, a genuine expert on breath-testing equipment and their flaws."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jon Saia is absolutely one of the best DUI attorneys practicing today. He has strong convictions about truly serving his clients. He's articulate with an amazing courtroom presence that keeps juries actually interested. I don't hesitate to endorse Jon."
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Columbus DUI and DWI Lawyer Jon Saia
Jon Saia
DUI and DWI Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 35 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available