Daniel J. Sabol

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Columbus, Ohio

Sabol | Mallory, LLC
Daniel J. Sabol
Sabol | Mallory, LLC

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, DUI-DWI; view more

Licensed in Ohio since: 2006

Education: The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2025 Selected to Rising Stars: 2013, 2016
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Sabol | Mallory, LLC

743 S. Front St.
Columbus, OH 43206 Visit website


Daniel Sabol is one of Ohio’s most recognized and skilled criminal defense attorneys. His talent has been acknowledged by many Ohio and National organizations, including America’s Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, Columbus CEO, and Columbus Business First. Dan is a regular speaker at seminars across the country, and his expertise is often sought by other defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges, and officers.

Dan has engaged in extensive training to give him an edge in the courtroom. He completed several courses of forensic science in a laboratory, which culminated in a designation of “lawyer scientist” by the American Chemical Society. Further, Dan became the first private attorney in Ohio to be accepted into the National Forensics College, which covered a wide array of advanced tactics including DNA, digital forensics, ballistics, and false confessions. Dan has also completed extensive training in DUI/OVI field work and has been qualified as an instructor in standardized field sobriety testing.

Dan’s true passion lies in trial practice. He is one of only a few in Ohio to be board certified in criminal trial law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. He regularly lectures on trial practice and strategy, with a particular emphasis on cross examination and closing argument. Dan takes his client’s liberty to heart, and enjoys fighting for them every day.

When not in court, Dan enjoys spending time with his wife, step daughter, and twin boys. Originally from Solon, he enjoys Cleveland sports and following tOSU wrestling.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations

  • 50% Criminal Defense
  • 50% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI

First Admitted: 2006, Ohio

Professional Webpage: http://sabolmallory.com/teams/dan-sabol/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • OACDL Strike Force--Pro Bono representation of various attorneys
  • DUIDLA Amicus Committee
Educational Background:
  • The Ohio State University, Business Administration, B.A., With Honors, 2003
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • AVVO 10/10 Rating
  • Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers, DUI/DWI Defense, Best Lawyers, 2018
  • Top Lawyers, Columbus CEO
  • Super Lawyers
  • Top Lawyers, Columbus Business First
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Stephanie Clifford, AKA Stormy Daniels, v Keckley, et al., 2019
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • DUIDLA Badass of the Year, 2023
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • OSBA OVI Update, Presenter, Cross Examination in OVI Cases, OVI Defense, 2023
  • An article concerning virtual testimony and the new Criminal Rule 40 which deals with the same., Author, Virtual Testimony. Virtual Justice., OACDL Vindicator, Criminal Defense, 2023
  • An article focused on current issues in indigent defense., Author, The Future of Indigent Defense in Ohio is Now, OACDL Vindicator, Criminal Defense, 2023
  • DUIDLA Trial Skills, Instructor, 2022
  • OACDL Advanced OVI Seminar, Moderator, DRE Evaluations, 2022
  • OACDL OVI Seminar: Effective Cross Examination, Presenter, 2021
  • Chicago DUIDLA Fall Seminar: "Sabol-Style' Cross of Cops, Presenter, 2021
  • South Carolina DUIDLA Regional Seminar: Trials Post-Pandemic, Presenter, 2021
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers presentation on fighting cases involving drug recognition evaluators , Presenter, https://www.facdl.org/page/blood,-breathe-&-tears-2020-virus-edition, 2020
  • Moritz College of Law lecture of DUI law, Lecturer, 2020
  • OACDL Premier OVI Seminar--HGN Demonstration, Moderator, 2020
  • COACDL: Marijuana Update, Lecturer, 2020
  • OSBA: Accentuate the Positive/Eliminate the Negative: Practical Tips to Win Your OVI Case, Lecturer, 2019
  • Capital Law School--Forensics Course, Lecturer, 2019
  • San Diego DUIDLA Fall Seminar, Lecturer, 2019
  • New Hampshire Criminal Lawyers Association-Cross Examination Lecture, Lecturer, 2019
  • OACDL Summer OVI CLE, Lecturer, 2019
  • Columbus Police Department DICE Training—Mock Cross Examination, Lecturer, 2019
  • DUIDLA Trial Skills, Instructor, 2019
  • OACDL Advanced OVI Seminar—Are DRE’s Supported by Science?, Lecturer, 2019
  • Loraine County Bar Association—DRE and ARIDE: What it is and What it Means, Lecturer, 2018
  • OACDL Hot Topics Seminar—DRE Overview, Lecturer, 2018
  • OSBA OVI Seminar—Blood and Urine Testing 101, Lecturer, 2018
  • CBA OVI Seminar—Problems with the Alleged Science of DRE Examinations, Lecturer, 2018
  • COACDL—DRE Overview, Lecturer, 2018
  • DUIDLA Trial Skills Seminar, Instructor, 2018
  • DUIDLA Fall Seminar in Philadelphia, PA—Cross Examination, Lecturer, 2018
  • OACDL Best in the Midwest OVI Seminar—Expert Breath Test Trial Tips, Lecturer, 2018
  • OACDL Trial Skills Seminar, Instructor, 2017
  • Columbus Police Department DUI Training—Panel Discussion, Panel, 2017
  • OSBA OVI Seminar—Cross of the Instrument Check Officer in a Breath Case, Lecturer, 2017
  • CBA OVI Seminar—Successfully Using Bathroom Scales to Win Test Cases, Lecturer, 2017
  • Capital University Law School, Forensic Evidence—SFST Administration, Lecturer, 2017
  • Capital University Law School, General Practice Practicum, Lecturer, 2017
  • OSBA OVI Seminar—Motion Hearings and Trials, Lecturer, 2017
  • DUIDLA Trial Skills Seminar, Instructor, 2017
  • DUIDLA Fall DUI Seminar in Charleston, SC—Mock Closing Argument, Lecturer, 2017
  • Columbus Police Department DUI Training—Panel Discussion, Panel, 2017
  • Tennessee District Public Defenders Conference—DUI Cross Examination, Lecturer, 2017
  • OACDL Advanced OVI Seminar—Getting the Officer to Confess, Lecturer, 2017
  • OACDL Hot Topics—The Ever-Changing Horizon of OVI Law in Ohio, Lecturer, 2016
  • OSBA OVI Seminar—Pre-Trial Motion Practice, Lecturer, 2016
  • OACDL Advanced OVI Seminar—Mini-Mock Breath Test Trial, Cross Examination of Officer Using ODH and NHTSA Materials, Lecturer, 2016
  • CBA OVI Seminar—How to Get an Officer to Admit His Investigation was Unfair, Lecturer, 2016
  • Capital University Law School, Forensic Evidence—SFST Administration, Lecturer, 2016
  • Capital University Law School, General Practice Practicum—Criminal Law , Lecturer, 2016
  • OACDL Trial Skills Seminar, Instructor, 2016
  • OSBA OVI Seminar—Changes in the 2015 NHTSA Manual, Lecturer, 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, Lecturer, 2015
  • Capital University Law School, General Practice: Criminal Law, Lecturer, 2015
  • OACDL Advanced OVI Seminar--Why the Good Faith Exception is Misunderstood, and What to do About it in Court, Lecturer, 2015
  • CBA Seminar--The Antidote to a Freedom Destroying Cocktail: Identifying Fourth Amendment Violations Before Field Sobriety Tests Begin, Lecturer, 2014
  • OACDL Trial Skills, Instructor, 2014
  • OACDL Premier Ohio DUI Defense Seminar--Road Block Cases, Lecturer, 2014
  • OACDL Advanced DUI Seminar
  • CBA Defending DUI Seminar
  • Muskingum County Bar Association, Defending Clients Charged with OVI Seminar
  • Capital Law School, Practice of Criminal Law, Guest Lecturer
  • Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, Guest Speaker
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • OACDL President, 2023
  • OACDL Strike Force Committee Chair
  • DUIDLA Board of Directors
  • Ohio Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers Board of Directors
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • High Performance Liquid Chromatography at Axion Analytical Labs and Training Institute, 2024
  • American Chemical Society CHAL Designated Lawyer-Scientist, 2019
  • Certified as an operator of the BAC Datamaster by completing the BAC Datamaster and Basic Science of Evidential Breath Alcohol Testing course modeled after the BAC Datamaster Supervisor program.
  • Criminal Trial Law, National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Certified as an instructor of standardized field sobriety testing by completing the instructor course designed by NHTSA and IACP.
  • Completed an introduction to gas chromatography (FID and MS) and basic principles of metrology course
  • Certified in the administration of standardized field sobriety tests by completing course designed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).
  • Completed the NHTSA/IACP standardized field sobriety testing refresher course.

Office location for Daniel J. Sabol

743 S. Front St.
Columbus, OH 43206

Phone: 614-300-5088


9 Years Super Lawyers
2 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2025
  • Rising Stars: 2013, 2016

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