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Michael Probst has more than 15 years handling criminal, traffic, OVI and DUI cases throughout Ohio.


As a former adult felony assistant prosecuting attorney, Michael has significant courtroom and trial experience and he knows how to be tough and aggressive in the courtroom. As a former assistant prosecuting attorney, he knows how prosecutors think and prepare for criminal cases.


Michael now uses his prior experience to represent clients charged only with felony and misdemeanor criminal offenses, traffic offenses and DUI, OVI and drunk driving offenses.  Michael currently handles, and has significant experiencing representing clients in all of the following types of cases:


* Murder

* Rape

* Gross Sexual Imposition

* Importuning Sex Offenses

* Possession and Transferring Child Pornography

* Felonious Assault

* Robbery

* Burglary

* Weapons Offenses

* Drug Trafficking

* Drug Possession

* Domestic Violence

* Underrage Drinking

* Theft/Shoplifting

* OVI, DUI, Drunk Driving

* Reckless Operation

* Hit-Skip

* Speeding

* Expungements


Michael appears in all Courts throughout Ohio, including the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, and regularly appears in courts in the following Ohio counties:


Franklin County

Delaware County

Union County

Pickaway County

Licking County

Fairfield County

Madison County


Michael also regularly appears in Mayor's Courts in:


Upper Arlington




New Albany

Grove City


Michael is certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) in DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing.


The team at Probst Law Office prides itself in providing superior legal representation for all of our clients, no matter the type of case. We strive to provide an experience for our clients that revolves around constant communication and case status.


Michael is married to his wonderful wife of 10 years and they have 3 beautiful children. In his spare time Michael enjoys working out and playing the piano.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    4 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    4 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

16 total 

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  • Daniel James Sabol

    Mike’s passion for criminal defense has served both his client’s and the defense bar well. On many occasions Mike and I have worked into the late hours discussing strategy and researching law to gain an edge for our clients. I admire his devotion to his clients, and he is a man who can be trusted with your case. I highly recommend him.


    Daniel Sabol Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Benjamin Louis Luftman

    I have had the opportunity to know Michael Probst professionally for a number of years and in my opinion he is an extremely hard working and competent criminal defense attorney. He researches legal issues thoroughly and is never afraid to get in the courtroom and mix it up on his client's behalf. I strongly endorse Michael Probst to anyone in need of legal representation in a criminal or OVI case.


    Benjamin Luftman Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

1207 Grandview Avenue
Suite 205
Columbus, OH, 43212


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2015 Columbus CEO Top LawyersColumbus CEO2015
Certification for Standardized Field Sobriety TestingNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyProbst Law Office, Inc.2009 - Present
AssociateDecker Vonau2005 - 2009
AssociateConnor Behal, LLP2002 - 2005
Assistant ProsecutorUnion County Ohio Prosecuting Attorney's Office2001 - 2002
Staff AttorneyOhio Court Of Appeals, Third Appellate District1999 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2009 - Present
Columbus Bar AssociationColumbus Bar Association2002 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/A1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Ohio v. K.T. (Knox County, Ohio)Dismissal of Rape and Gross Sexual Imposition
State of Ohio v. Adolph - Case No. 2013 TR C 116813 (Franklin County)OVI Reduced to Reckless Operation
State v. ChilcoteReduced to Reckless Operation
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Ohio State UniversityCriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Driver Intervention ProgramUnconstitutional Arrests and Dangers of Submitting to Breathalyzer Tests2015
Ohio Driver Intervention ProgramDangers of Breath Testing2014
Ohio Driver Intervention ProgramOVI Field Sobriety Testing2014
Ohio Driver Intervention ProgramMultiple OVI Offenses2013
Advanced OVI SeminarTechnology and use of iPad in the Legal Field2010
Legal Issues for Ohio Professional EngineersActs constituting violations of the Consumer Sales Practices Act and the Home Solicitation Sales Act2006