Jon J. Saia

Ohio OVI Defense Lawyer

Jon J. Saia is a founding member of The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., with offices located in Columbus and Delaware, Ohio.

Mr. Saia has more than 27 years of legal experience and focuses his practice in OVI defense, as well as defending criminal and traffic offenses in Ohio. Mr. Saia has earned a reputation in the Ohio legal community for aggressively defending clients against charges for OVI, criminal, and traffic offenses through his with vast knowledge of the law and extensive trial experience.

Attorney Saia provides expert testimony on behalf of individuals arrested for OVI as it relates to standardized field sobriety testing. He has a reputation for outstanding professionalism, and is often consulted by other lawyers about breath testing issues relating to OVI arrests. Attorney Saia is certified by The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as an instructor in the administration of standardized field sobriety tests and is certified by National Patent Analytical Systems, Inc., the manufacturer of the BAC Datamaster, in the operation, diagnostic verification, and calibration of the BAC Datamaster Breath Alcohol Testing Instruments. The BAC Datamaster is the most commonly used breath alcohol testing instrument in Ohio.

Attorney Saia’s years of experience and knowledge of the law ensures that every client receives excellent legal representation in the defense of OVI, criminal and traffic offenses. Mr. Saia shares his legal experience and knowledge through seminar speaking engagements and is often consulted by other lawyers and the media with regard to certain legal issues relating to OVI, as well as criminal and traffic offenses. Visit Attorney Saia's Avvo profile.

Attorney Saia was featured on the cover of the 2014 Super Lawyers Magazine for Ohio & Kentucky. Check it out here!


  • Admitted to the Ohio State Bar, 1987


  • Juris Doctor - Capital University, 1986


  • Ohio Super Lawyer (DUI Defense), 2006-2014
  • The Best Lawyers in America, 2015
  • AV Preeminent® Rating by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™
  • Avvo Superb 10.0 Rating

Professional Associations

  • Central Ohio Association for Justice, Member
  • National College for DUI Defense, Member
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense, Chair (DUI Defense)
  • Delaware Bar Association, Member
  • Columbus Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member

Recent Speaking Engagements and Seminars

OSBA Criminal Advocacy Seminar - 9/4/14

Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Presentation - 5/28/14

Ohio State Bar Association Annual Convention - 5/1/14

DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Course - 4/12/14

8th Annual Driving Into A DUI Seminar - 2/20/14

Call (614) 444-3036 or use our consultation form to learn how Attorney Jon Saia and his team can help you!