Richard A.L. Piatt

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law 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: 2021
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (60%),
  • Criminal Defense (10%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Founding member of The Law Offices of Saia & Piatt, Inc., Richard A. L. Piatt represents clients in central Ohio. With over two decades of experience, his practice is focused on the following types of cases: family law, criminal defense, OVI/DUI defense, estate planning, Title IX proceedings and personal injury. He is a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Instructor in field sobriety testing and was named a Top Lawyer in divorce and separation by Columbus CEO magazine in 2015.

    Mr. Piatt is also a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and for his high ethical standards and long list of successful results, he holds the highest peer rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. Admitted to practice in the state of Ohio since 1993, he is also a former prosecutor, which gives him insight into how both sides of the courtroom function.

    With a major in journalism, Mr. Piatt graduated with his Bachelor of Arts from Ohio University. He then moved on to Capital University Law School, where he graduated with his Juris Doctor. With extensive legal knowledge and trial experience, he is known for his persistent defense and advocacy for every client.

    Whether a client was injured by the negligence of another person or entity, or is facing charges of committing a crime, Mr. Piatt is dedicated to giving them focused, aggressive legal representation that improves their chances of having a successful future. With offices in Delaware, Ohio, and Columbus, Ohio, he also manages cases of juvenile law and domestic relations.

    * AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 60%Family Law
    • 10%Criminal Defense
    • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 10%Estate Planning & Probate
    • 10%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Estate Planning, Personal Injury - Plaintiff


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    Super Lawyers: 2021

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    About Richard Piatt

    Admitted: 1993, Ohio

    Professional Webpage:


    • National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    • AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell Client Review Ratings
    • Columbus CEO Magazine's Top Lawyers (Divorce/Separation), 2015

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified Administration of Field Sobriety Testing, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Instructor

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Ohio, 1993

    Educational Background:

    • Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, B.A. in Journalism
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    Office Location for Richard A.L. Piatt

    713 South Front Street
    Columbus, OH 43206

    Phone: 614-444-3036

    Fax: 614-445-7873

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    Last Updated: 12/28/2020

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