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Criminal Defense Attorneys in Columbus Ohio

Protecting you like our own

Whether you have been arrested or believe you are under investigation, every subsequent action may have a significant impact on your case and your liberty. We understand the seriousness of every case, and invest all of our skill, resources, and passion into every case we take on.

Our firm is modeled on a low-volume practice—we choose a small number of cases to handle to ensure each of our clients receives the attention and work necessary to ensure the best possible defense. Further, we do not employ younger, inexperienced associates to handle your case once you hire us. We handle all of our cases from start to finish, and enthusiastically put our reputation on the line with every case we handle.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for any kind of criminal or traffic offense in Ohio, you should not delay in retaining legal counsel. Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer to find out what you are facing, and what legal recourses may be available to get your criminal charges reduced or dismissed.

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Why Our Firm?

Empirical Excellence

We believe you shouldn’t have to take our word for being accomplished attorneys before hiring us; rather, you deserve to know exactly what separates us from other lawyers. Since becoming lawyers, we have strived to complete every advanced seminar relating to criminal law we could find. We have completed extensive training identical to what officers do, have spent long hours in a laboratory learning about forensic testing, and have undergone advanced seminars on topics ranging from DNA to hands-on use of force techniques. In fact, Dan was recently designated a “lawyer scientist” by the American Chemical Society.

This extensive training has given us the knowledge necessary to spar with officers on the stand and prosecutors in negotiations and has resulted in many extraordinary outcomes for our clients.

Of course, all of the knowledge in the world would mean little without the will and capability to apply that knowledge in the courtroom. Both Chase and Dan have litigated many hearings and trials and have been invited to speak about trial practice nationwide. Dan is one of only a few attorneys in Ohio who has met the requirements to be board certified in criminal trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. ​

We have collectively represented thousands of criminal and traffic cases. The government carries a heavy burden to prove your guilt, and officers routinely violate constitutional provisions that may result in evidence being suppressed and cases crippled. Call us to review the circumstances of your case to see what the likelihood of securing a favorable outcome may be.

When Reputation Matters

Our accomplishments in criminal and traffic law have led to recognition from our peers and a strong reputation within the legal community. First, Dan and Chase have been asked to speak at over 70 different seminars, where they have lectured in Ohio and around the Country to lawyers, judges, prosecutors, and officers. We take pride in being asked to share our knowledge with other members of the legal community and are privileged to be in a tight network of other accomplished lawyers nationwide.

Further, we have been honored by several different reputable organizations. Collectively, some of the organizations that have recognized us include Super Lawyers, US News Best Law Firms, USNews Best Lawyers, Columbus CEO Magazine, and the National Trial Lawyers Association. Chase is a member of the Columbus Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee, while Dan is on the Board of both the DUI Defense Lawyers Association and the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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Why Our Firm?



When results matter, it is critical to hire an exceptional operating vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OVI) attorney to defend your case.


People can face criminal charges when they possess controlled substances prohibited by law or when they possess legal drugs without valid prescriptions or authorization.


Most any act that involves illegally taking the property of another party is considered theft. People charged with theft crimes in Ohio can face serious penalties if convicted of these offenses.


Weapons offenses address the balance of the right to arm and protect yourself, and the state’s ability to legislate the manner and circumstances you may carry and use your weapon.


Many sexual interactions are remarkably private and intimate experiences, so it often comes as a shock to many people when they are later charged with sex crimes.

06. Violent Crimes

Violent crimes are taken very seriously by prosecutors, as alleged offenders are often viewed as being threats to the safety of the general public.

We are here for you!

Sabol | Mallory has more than two decades of combined experience. Call (614) 300-5088 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.


Mr. Mallory has been active in Ohio since 2009. He was named one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association in 2014 and one of the Top Lawyers by Columbus C.E.O. Magazine in 2016.

Mr. Sabol is a member of the National College of DUI Defense, Columbus Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, and Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Mallory is a member of the Columbus Bar Association Judicial Screening Committee, DUI Defense Lawyers Association, and Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Mr. Sabol also has an impressive amount of specialized training that includes the 2017 NACDL/Cardozo Law National Forensic College, the Axion Labs Forensic DUID Course, Drug Analysis, and Forensic Chromatography Theory and Practice, and theNational Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), SFST Instructor Course, and SFST Student Course. He has also been trained in National Patent BAC Datamaster, K, DMT and Basic Science of Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing Operation and Diagnostic Verification Modeled After the BAC Datamaster Supervisor Course as well as Gas Chromatography and Basic Principles of Metrology.

Drug Crimes
Domestic / Family Violence
Sex Offenses
Felony Offenses
Juvenile Offenses
Robbery / Burglary / Tresspass


A human resource professional was charged with a felony theft and identity fraud after using another’s identifying information to obtain several credit cards.

Charges Dismissed

Domestic Violence & Assault

A local attorney referred M.L. to Chase when she found herself in the Franklin County Jail accused of Domestic Violence.

Charges Dismissed


Our client was referred to attorney Chase Mallory upon receiving his 3 rd (lifetime) OVI in Licking County. He was pulled over for a speeding violation and the officer noticed the odor of alcoholic beverage and alcohol in plain view.

Charges Dismissed
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"I highly recommend Chase! He was very easy to work with and extreme knowledgeable about all of the details of my case.  He did an amazing job of making sure my best interest was always at the forefront. He got the best possible outcome given the details and I’m so grateful to him for his diligence."

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Samantha S.

Chase Mallory helped make our unfortunate situation better. He was very attentive, when he got stuck in trial, he had his partner, Dan come and find us within the court to inform and assist if necessary.  I do recommend the services of this team!

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Nadine L.

I had the pleasure of working with Dan and Chase.  They did amazing work to help me on my case, and I am very grateful for that!! They both are very helpful and get back with you in a timely manner whenever you have questions for them, which was very nice and reassuring throughout my case.

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Jessica H.

Chase and Dan were absolutely amazing and supportive during a very stressful process. I worked with Chase mainly, but Dan was at my arraignment and was very helpful during that process. Chase worked hard on my case and helped answer any questions I had. Going into my case, I felt as if I would not have a chance at winning or getting a plea deal. However, Chase was able to use his knowledge and skills and get my charges reduced to almost nothing.  I was so thankful for all of Chase's hard work during my case. Chase is very honest, reliable, punctual, and professional. I cannot say enough about how Chase and Dan helped me through this whole process. I would highly recommend them.

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Bethany A.

No exaggeration! I and everyone else anticipated me being buried in court but Daniel Sabol defended me; Dan is AMAZING! Sabol and Mallory are the only defense attorneys u NEED.

Five Stars
Laurie S.
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