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Joseph Donald Hada

also known as Joseph Hada, Joe Hada

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Joseph Hada, an Associate Attorney with The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., with his office located in Cleveland, Ohio, has dedicated his practice to OVI/DUI, Criminal and Traffic Defense.

Attorney Hada has conducted extensive research and gained immense knowledge with respect to the defense of charges relating to OVI/DUI, Criminal and Traffic offenses. He is deeply rooted in Northeast Ohio and built a reputation as a strong advocate for his clients. As a former public defender, Joseph has a wealth of experience in defending OVI/DUI, Criminal and Traffic charges from arraignment through trial.

Mr. Hada is a frequent speaker at seminars on the topic of OVI/DUI Defense and continues to research and pursue innovative defenses for his clients.

Attorney Joseph Hada is available to meet with you to discuss your legal issues at the Cleveland, Ohio office. You can contact his office at 440-646-1881 to schedule your free, initial consultation.



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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 75%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%



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Attorney endorsements

17 total 

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  • Meredith Aggers O'Brien

    Joe knows criminal defense in Cleveland. I would recommend any of my family, friends, or loved ones to contact him if they were in trouble.


    Meredith O'Brien Domestic violence Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Brandon James Henderson

    I endorse this lawyer.He is always well versed in the law and puts his clients' best interest first and foremost!


    Brandon Henderson Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Offices Of Saia & Piatt, Inc.

1392 SOM Center Road
Cleveland, OH, 44124


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pick of the Week - Featured ArticleLitigation World2014
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2014
Certificate of AppreciationLake County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant Public DefenderLake County Public Defender's Office2008 - 2012
Law ClerkLake County Public Defender's Office2007 - 2008
Law Clerk/MediatorCleveland Municipal Court2005 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Driving Under the Influence Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationSeminar Chair2014 - Present
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Lake County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Lake County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationFounding Member2011 - Present
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Intoxilyzer 8000 ChallengeBreath test results not allowed to be used as evidence of OVI
State v. TMOVI Dismissed Prior to Trial
State v. DHReduced to Reckless Operation
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Vindicator (OACDL)The Right to a Defense: The City of Cincinnati v. Daniel Ilg2015
Lake County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationGetting the Edge: Tech Tips to Make Your Case Stand Out2014
Ohio Tavern NewsHigh Court Upholds Right to a Defense in OVI Cases2014
LCCDLA Weekly Internet ColumnEleventh District Court of Appeals Update2013
OnTap Newsletter Volume 5 Issue 2Breath Test Results from the Intoxilyzer 8000 Inadmissible2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Heidelberg CollegeBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Taking on Breath Tests Post Cincinnati v. IlgThe Truth About invalid Samples2015
Premier DUI Defense SeminarTrial Skills Academy - Instructor2014
Annual OVI SeminarDoes Stopping and Starting Really Cause Invalid Samples?2014
The Premier Ohio DUI Defense SeminarIntoxilyzer 8000 – Current Trends & Upcoming Issues2013
OVI Law UpdateMaking an Appealable Record in an 8000 Case2013
OVI Defense Update - 2013Reviewing BAC Logs 1012013
But Why am I Under Arrest? Dismantling SFST's in OVI CasesFighting Reasonable Suspicion and Probable Cause Using the NHTSA Manual2013
What You Need to Know to Defend Your ClientThe Intoxilyzer 8000 Is Coming to a Court Near You2012
Trial Advocacy SeminarOVI Cross-examination2012