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The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. - Skilled Columbus Trial Lawyers

The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. is one of Columbus' premiere law firms. If you or your loved one is involved in a criminal defense matter, arrest for operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI), family law or divorce dispute, or estate planning, a Columbus attorney from The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. can provide insight into all of these legal issues. With more than 100 years of combined legal experience and dedication to providing unwavering legal representation to every client, our firm stands ready to represent you!

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National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Ohio Trial Attorneys

Members of our firm have been ranked among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Ohio. The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization that is comprised of some of the nation's most premier trial lawyers. Because this organization is highly selective, each lawyer who is invited in to the organization must fulfill stringent qualifications as a Columbus criminal defense trial lawyer.

Selection for The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is based on several factors, including:

  • Experience
  • Knowledge
  • Legal skill in and out of the court
  • Success, personal and professional

By combining resources and influence, the National Trial Lawyers continually strive to share knowledge, network, and train one another in order to achieve the highest quality possible as the nation's leading trial lawyers. Together, the top trial lawyers in the nation work together to promote excellence in the legal field.

Nationally Recognized

  • Best Lawyers In America
  • Best Law Firms - U.S. News and World Report (Best Lawyers)
  • Best Ohio Attorneys
  • Columbus CEO Top Lawyers
  • Top 100 Ohio Trial Lawyers - National Trial Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers Top 50 Lawyers - Columbus, OH
  • Super Lawyers - Rising Stars
  • Avvo Top Rating (10/10)
  • Martindale-Hubble LexisNexis Preferred Rating (5/5)
  • Columbus Business First Central Ohio Top Firms

Other Firms Seek Our Advice & Recommend Our Services

As a reflection of our firm's stern commitment to providing ethical, effective, and professional representation for our clients, Attorneys Jon J. Saia and Richard A.L. Piatt have earned the highest possible rating of 5.0 AV Preeminent® by the nation's most reliable attorney-rating service, Martindale-Hubbell®. In addition, Attorney Saia has been listed in Super Lawyers® since 2007, was included in the Top 50 Columbus, Ohio Super Lawyers® list in 2013, and has a 10.0 Superb Rating by Avvo. Our firm was also listed as one of the Best Law Firms by Best Lawyers® U.S. New s and World Report in both 2016 and 2017.

Attorney Saia is often consulted by peers and colleagues in regard to OVI defense cases, specifically with evidence involving breath, blood, or urine testing issues. He and Attorney Piatt are certified in both administration and instruction of driving while intoxicated detection methods and field sobriety testing and he provides consultation services and expert testimony. Attorney Saia is also a frequent speaker at driving under the influence defense (DUI) seminars throughout Ohio and a frequent contributor to the Ohio State Bar Association publication Law You Can Use in the area of DUI defense. We are proud of our accolades and accomplishments, but recognition and trust from our peers distinguishes our firm from the competition!

Criminal Defense

Many individuals who find themselves facing criminal allegations are oftentimes overwhelmed, and rightfully so. A criminal arrest can allow confusing emotions to arise and can cause individuals to make hasty decisions in an attempt to make the problem go away as fast as possible. It is tempting to yield to your charges, but The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. can pursue justice on your behalf.

If you have been arrested for a criminal offense such as a drug crime, sex crime, traffic offense, violent crime, or white collar crime, our firm can be of assistance. As experienced trial attorneys, we can provide unique insight into your criminal defense strategy. Unlike most law firms, we defend each case to the fullest extent of the law, which allows us to effectively represent you at trial.

At a time when it feels as though the entire legal system is against you, you can trust that The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc. will be by your side from beginning to end. We have represented individuals, families, and businesses involved in legal disputes in both state and federal courts countless times. We have been trusted to stand by our clients to defend their freedom when they need it most.

OVI Defense

At Saia & Piatt, we have dedicated a large portion of our practice to defending individuals who have been arrested for alleged OVI offenses. Only an attorney who is experienced in all areas of OVI legislation can determine if all regulations, practices, procedures, guidelines, and mandates have been appropriately followed in your particular case.

Founding Partner Jon Saia is a member of the National College for DUI Defense, and both he and Attorney Piatt are certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for Standardized Field Sobriety Testing. Attorney Saia also is a certified operator for Diagnostic Verification and Calibration of BAC Datamaster Breath Alcohol Testing Instrument. As an active lecturer and contributor for several publications in the area of DUI and OVI defense, Attorney Saia is the Columbus lawyer to trust after an arrest for an OVI offense.

Family Law & Divorce

We have the family law experience to help you through the difficult process of legal issues involving divorce and separation. At Saia & Piatt, we are familiar with the pain and emotion that many people experience during divorce. We can help you through dispute negotiation by providing helpful mediation services in and out of the courtroom!

We can help represent you through tough legal battles including child support, child custody, and visitation. We have extensive experience in litigation and non-adversarial alternatives, including negotiation and mediation services. By offering a cost-efficient alternative, our clients tend to benefit greatly from our firm's range of family law services.

Estate Planning

At The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., we can help you preserve your finances today to help protect your legacy tomorrow. By drafting the documents that you need for an estate plan, we can help you create the best possible will, trust, or other tool to protect your children, money, and assets well into the future. With our knowledge of elder law and trial experience, we can pursue legal action on your behalf if the validity of your will and trust ever comes into question.

Contact a Columbus Lawyer from the Firm Today

If you have questions about how our firm can provide assistance for your legal matters, do not hesitate to call us as soon as possible. When you contact The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., you can schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our legal team. We always treat cases as though they are going to trial even if they don't. Preparing your case to the fullest extent can allow us to help you attain the best possible resolution in your legal matter!

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