Jessica G. D'Varga

Jessica G. D'Varga

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Columbus, OH

Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc.
 | 713 South Front Street, Columbus, OH 43206
Phone: 614-444-3036
Fax: 614-445-7873
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (60%),
  • Criminal Defense (40%)
Attorney Profile

Jessica D'Varga, an Associate Attorney with The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., with offices located in Columbus, Delaware, Mt. Gilead and  Cleveland, Ohio, has dedicated her practice to the defense of OVI and criminal charges.

Jessica has set herself apart from her peers in the OVI industry by completing training in the operation and maintenance of the Intoxilyzer 8000 and BACDataMaster Breath Alcohol Testing Instrument. She also completed the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s course on DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing-the same course administered to police officers throughout the State.

Jessica is the Secretary and OVI Committee Co-Chair for the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and has organized and spoken at several seminars on the topic of OVI and criminal defense across the State. She also educates the public on the legal ramifications of an OVI conviction through speaking engagements at  Second Chance Counseling's Driver Intervention Program.

In addition to her OVI practice, Jessica handles all levels of criminal offenses, from minor misdemeanors to serious felonies and federal crimes. 



About Jessica D'Varga

Admitted: 2005, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • Ohio Rising Star, 2012
  • Ohio Rising Star, 2011
  • Ohio Rising Star, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National College of DUI Defense, Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Columbus Bar Association, Ohio State Bar Association, AmSpirit Business Connections, Columbus Young Professionals
  • OACDL Advanced OVI Seminar Co-Chair, 2014
  • OACDL DUI Committee Co-Chair; Membership Co-Chair; Death Penalty Co-Chair, 2012, 2013
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Secretary & Board Member, 2016
  • OACDL Advanced DUI Seminar Co-Chair, 2012, 2013
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-Secretary, OVI Chair, Membership Chair, Advanced DUI Seminar Co-Chair, 2015

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Wexner Center GenWex Committee, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Team in Training, Pelotonia, Second Chance Counseling

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • H.B. 265-The Bad Idea that Won't Go Away-Columbus Lawyers Quarterly, 2011
  • Waging War Against the Intoxilyzer 8000, Columbus Bar Association, Lawyers Quarterly-Summer 2012, 2012
  • The Constitutional and Ethcial Obligations of Plea Bargaining, Columbus Bar Association, Lawyers Quarterly, 2014
  • "Understanding the Administrative License Suspension", 2014 Advanced DUI Seminar and Trial Skills Academy, "Plea Negotiations", OSBA Webinar Series 2013," OVI Case Law Update". Annual OVI Update 2013, "Case Law Update and Panel Discussion", 6th Annual Thanksgiving OVI Seminar 2013, "SB 337: Lots of Small Changes That Could Make Us Look Bad if We Don't Know Them", OSBA OVI Update 2012, "OVI Procedure, Pleadings and Motion Practice: What You Must Know to Protect your Client and your Practice", CBA OVI Update 2012, "Defending the Intoxilyzer 8000 Case", OACDL Advanced DUI Seminar 2012, "Motion Hearing Tips and Tactics Intoxilyzer 8000-What You Need to Know to Defend Your Client", OACDL Update, "Intoxilyzer 8000 Case Law Update", 5th Annual Thanksgiving OVI Seminar 2012, "DUI from A-Z", OACDL Tools for the Criminal Defense Lawyers Toolbox 2011, "Common Mistakes Lawyers Make In OVI Cases -- And How to Avoid Them", CBA OVI CLE Seminar 2011.
  • The Dollars and Sense of the Death Penalty, OACDL-The Vindicator, 2013


Educational Background:

  • University of Dayton, BA History, Summa Cum Laude 2002
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Office Location for Jessica G. D'Varga

713 South Front Street
Columbus, OH 43206

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Last Updated: 8/14/2019

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