Dan Sabol is a criminal defense lawyer who has been recognized by multiple state and national organizations, including Super Lawyers, the National Trial Lawyers, and the National Advocacy for DUI Defense. He is one of only 14 attorneys in Ohio to be board certified in criminal trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

In 2017, Mr. Sabol was the first private attorney to be accepted into the National Forensics College, which covered a wide array of advanced tactics including deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), digital forensics, ballistics, and false confessions. He has spent weeks in laboratories learning how to test solid drugs and bodily substances, and is also an instructor in standardized field sobriety testing.

Mr. Sabol enjoys spending time with his wife, step daughter, and twin boys. Originally from Solon, he enjoys following Cleveland sports and cheering for OSU wrestling.

Credentials and Experience


Ohio State University, Bachelor of Arts with Honors, 2003
Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2006

Bar Admissions

Ohio, 2006
United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Honors and Awards

Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2015
Top 10 DUI Attorneys in Ohio, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2014
Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2013
Avvo Rated Attorney, Avvo, 2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America, The National Trial Lawyers, 2013
Nationally Ranked Superior DUI Attorney, The National Advocacy for DUI Defense, 2013
Clients Choice, Avvo, 2013

Professional Associations and Memberships

National College of DUI Defense
Columbus Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Areas of Practice

Operating vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OVI)
Drug Crimes
Domestic Violence & Family Crimes
Sex Crimes
Weapons Crimes
Underage Offenses
Offenses Against the State
Assault and Menacing
Preventative Defense

Specialized Training

2017 NACDL/Cardozo Law National Forensic College
Axion Labs Forensic DUID Course
Axion Labs Forensic Drug Analysis
Axion Labs Forensic Chromatography Theory and Practice
NHTSA Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE)
NHTSA SFST Instructor Course
NHTSA SFST Student Course
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
Gas Chromatography and Basic Principles of Metrology

Speaking Engagements

Loraine County Bar Association Winning OVI Cases — DRE and ARIDE: What it is and What it Means (December 2018)
OACDL Hot Topics in Criminal Law — Understanding, Attacking and Defending DRE Cases (December 2018)
OSBA OVI Seminar — Blood and Urine Testing 101 (November 2018)
CBA OVI Update — Why DRE’s aren’t “E’s” and Other Problems With this Alleged Science (October 2018)
Columbus Bar Association — DRE Cases (September 2018)
DUIDLA Fall Seminar Philadelphia: Ringing the Liberty Bell—What Stormy Daniels and DUI Defendants Have in Common: Establishing that the Officers and Investigation were Unfair can Set Your Client Free (September 2018)
DUIDLA Trial Skills Seminar — Instructor (March 2018)
OACDL Best in the Midwest OVI Seminar — Expert Breath Test Trial Tips (March 2018)
Columbus Police Department DUI Training — Panel Discussion (December 2017)
OSBA OVI Seminar — Cross of the Instrument Check Officer in a Breath Case (November 2017)
CBA OVI Seminar — Successfully Using Bathroom Scales to Win Test Cases (November 2017)
Capital University Law School, Forensic Evidence — SFST Administration (Fall Semester, 2017)
Capital University Law School, General Practice Practicum—Criminal Law (One Class) (Fall Semester, 2017)
OSBA OVI Seminar — Motion Hearings and Trials (September 2017)
DUIDLA Trial Skills Seminar — Instructor (September 2017)
DUIDLA Fall DUI Seminar in Charleston, SC — Mock Closing Argument (September 2017)
Columbus Police Department DUI Training — Panel Discussion (June 2017)
Tennessee District Public Defenders Conference — DUI Cross Examination (June 2017)
OACDL Trial Skills Seminar — Instructor (March 2017)
OACDL Advanced OVI Seminar — Getting the Officer to Confess (March /2017)
OACDL Hot Topics — The Ever-Changing Horizon of OVI Law in Ohio (December 2016)
OSBA OVI Seminar — Pre-Trial Motion Practice (October 2016)
CBA OVI Seminar — How to Get an Officer to Admit His Investigation was Unfair (October 2016)
Capital University Law School, Forensic Evidence — SFST Administration (Fall Semester, 2016)
Capital University Law School, General Practice Practicum — Criminal Law (One Class) (Fall Semester, 2016)
OACDL Trial Skills Seminar — Instructor (March 2016)
OACDL Advanced OVI Seminar — Mini-Mock Breath Test Trial, Cross Examination of Officer Using ODH and NHTSA Materials (March /2016)
OSBA OVI Seminar — Changes in the 2015 NHTSA Manual (November 2015)
CBA OVI Seminar — Advising Clients on Their Rights in Roadblocks and Other Routine Traffic Stops, and How to Defend Them When They Don’t Listen (October 2015) Capital University Law School, General Practice Practicum — Criminal Law (One Class) (Fall Semester, 2015)
OACDL Advanced OVI Seminar — Why the Good Faith Exception is Misunderstood, and What to do About it in Court (March 2015)
CBA OVI Seminar — The Antidote to a Freedom Destroying Cocktail: Identifying Fourth Amendment Violations Before Field Sobriety Tests Begin (October 2014)
Capital University Law School, General Practice Practicum — Criminal Law (One Class) (Fall Semester, 2014)
OACDL Trial Skills — Instructor (March 2014)
OACDL The Premier Ohio DUI Defense Seminar — Road Block Cases (March 2014)
CBA OVI Seminar — Recent Changes in ODH Breath Testing Regulations (October 2013)
OACDL Trial Skills Seminar — Instructor (March 2013)
OACDL Advanced OVI Seminar — Collateral Consequences of OVI Convictions (March 2013)
OSBA OVI Seminar — The Latest BAC Regulation Revisions (February 2013)
OSBA OVI Seminar — What to Look For When Your Client Was Stopped at a Sobriety Checkpoint (November 2012)
CBA OVI Seminar — Hidden Life Changing Consequences of an OVI Conviction (November 2012)
CBA OVI Seminar — Analyzing BAC Records (November 2011)
OACDL Advanced OVI Seminar — Pleadings You Must File in an OVI Case (March 2011)
Muskingum County Bar Association — Defending Clients Charged With OVI (2009)
OACDL Advanced OVI Seminar — OVI Law in the Trenches (March 2009)

Representative Cases

State v. Alihassan, 2012-Ohio-825, Case remanded.
State v. O’Dell, 164 Ohio Misc.2d 36, 2011-Ohio-3946, Breath test suppressed.
State v. Jones, 188 Ohio App.3d 628, 2010-Ohio-2854, Suppression upheld, case dismissed.

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Columbus, OH 43206

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