Joseph Hada

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Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Mayfield Heights, OH

Joseph Hada, Attorney at Law
 | 1392 Som Center Rd, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
Phone: 404-987-0952
Fax: 440-443-1969
Selected To Rising Stars: 2021
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (80%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Joseph Hada is the founder and owner of Joseph Hada, Attorney at Law, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. A top-ranked trial lawyer with more than 11 years of total legal experience, Mr. Hada focuses his practice primarily on DUI and criminal defense, and he provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout Cleveland and all of Cuyahoga and Lake counties, as well as Summit, Geauga, Ashtabula and Portage counties, who stand accused of any of the following:

    ·       DUI/DWI/OVI

    ·       Traffic violations

    ·       All types of felonies and misdemeanors

    Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Hada has gained a reputation as a fierce and devoted advocate who fights hard to help his clients achieve the favorable outcomes they seek for their serious legal challenges as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. To that end, he uses the latest in legal technology to analyze and challenge field sobriety testing conducted by law enforcement, and he is very effective in developing successful defense strategies for the accused.

    From his efforts, Mr. Hada has achieved a long record of securing positive results for his clients both inside and outside the courtroom, and he has obtained numerous acquittals, dismissals and reductions of charges for those he has served. Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, he has earned consistent top rankings and endorsements from his peers as well as Superb, 10 out of 10 client ratings on Avvo and the site's Clients' Choice Award.

    Moreover, Mr. Hada received the Certificate of Appreciation Award from the Lake County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and Litigation World featured him in a 2014 Pick of the Week article. A leader in his field, he routinely instructs other attorneys in the use of the Hudl Technique and other methods, and he has written extensively and conducted dozens of lectures and continuing legal education seminars on DUI defense, the appropriate use of legal technology and other subjects.

    A 2004 cum laude graduate of Heidelberg College, Mr. Hada obtained his Juris Doctor from Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2007. He started his legal career as a public defender in Lake County before transitioning into private practice, and he maintains active involvement with the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, the Ohio State and Lake County bar associations, among his other professional affiliations. He is also a founding member of the Lake County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

    Practice Areas
    • 80%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    • 20%Criminal Defense
    Focus Areas

    DUI/DWI, Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence


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    Rising Stars: 2021

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    About Joseph Hada

    Admitted: 2008, Ohio

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    • Forensic Lawyer-Scientist, American Chemical Society - Chemistry and the Law Division, 2018
    • Wrote an article about improving case presentations by use of the latest technology and software options. The article can be found here:!news/nws1/5059C6ED-8F4D-43AD-84BE-C7FD2800E2B3/getting-the-edge%3A-tech-tips-to-make-your-case-stand-out, Pick of the Week, TechnoLawyer, 2013

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Assisted Attorney Joe Low in teaching seminar attendees voir dire in OVI cases., Trial Skills Instructor, The Premier Ohio DUI Defense Seminar, OACDL, 2014
    • Joined with other attorneys at the forefront of Intoxilyzer 8000 litigation to update attendees on recent rulings, the state of the law, and how to attack the admissibility of breath tests from this particular breath machine., Presenter/Panel Member, Intoxilyzer 8000 – Current Trends & Upcoming Issues, The Premier Ohio DUI Defense Seminar, OACDL, 2013
    • Instructed attendees on how best to make an appealable record in an Intoxilyzer 8000 case in Ohio under the current state of the law., Speaker, Making an Appealable record in an 8000 Case, OVI Law Update, Lorain County Bar Association, 2013
    • Gave an in depth look into what to expect when investigating a breath machine and what to look for the aid the defense in challenging the admissibility of the breath results., Presenter, Review BAC Logs 101, OVI Defense Update, OSBA, 2013
    • Presented defense tactics for challenging the stop and exit of a driver for the purposes of field sobriety tests and provided related case law for the OVI defense lawyer's toolbox., Presenter, Fighting Reasonable Suspicion using the NHTSA Manual, But Why am I Under Arrest? Dismantling SFST's in OVI Cases, OACDL, 2013
    • Performed a mock cross examination of a police officer regarding an OVI arrest and instructed attendees on how best to utilize the NHTSA manual and validation studies to the benefit of the defense., Presenter, OVI Cross-Examination, Trial Advocacy Seminar, LCCDLA, 2012
    • Presented lecture and video on the truth behind what actually causes and "Invalid Sample" result on a BAC DataMaster breath machine., Annual OVI Update, Does Stopping and Starting Really Cause Invalid Samples?, Columbus Bar Association, 2014
    • Cincinnati v. Ilg is being heralded as a major victory for the defense bar, but it also serves as a major victory for transparency and fair play for those accused of a crime where the presumption is not one of innocence but of guilt. In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a defendant may challenge the accuracy, competence, admissibility, relevance, authenticity, or credibility of his breath test results, regardless of the Ohio Department of Health's approval of the machine., Author, The Right to a Defense: The City of Cincinnati vs. Daniel Ilg, Vindicator Magazine, Ohio Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2015
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association OVI Update: “ALS Appeals and Preserving a CDL” Cleveland, Ohio, 2017
    • Ohio State Bar Association, OVI Update: “Intoxilyzer 8000 Update” Columbus, Ohio, 2017
    • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association Hot Topics in Municipal Law: “Protecting You Client’s Information and Your Data: Cybersecurity Advice for Lawyers” Independence, Ohio, 2017
    • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers OVI Fundamentals: Defend Your Clients the Right Way “Bad Breath: Challenging the Datamaster and Intoxilyzer 8000” Toledo, Ohio, 2017
    • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers OVI Fundamentals: Defend Your Clients the Right Way “Fighting Bad Breath: Datamaster vs. Intoxilyzer Cases” Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 2017
    • Sandusky County Bar Association Basics of OVI: “The Ethics of OVI Defense” Sandusky, Ohio, 2017
    • Parma Bar Association Mayor’s Court Training: “Intoxilyzer 8000 Discovery Issues” Parma, Ohio, 2016
    • West Shore Bar Association Strategies in Prosecuting and Defending OVI Offenses: “Intoxilyzer 8000 and the Quest for Discovery” Rocky River, Ohio, 2016
    • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Advanced OVI Seminar: “Intoxilyzer 8000 Update” Columbus, Ohio, 2016
    • Parma Bar Association Mayor’s Court Training: “Collateral Consequences in Criminal and Traffic Offenses” Cleveland, Ohio, 2015
    • Lake County Bar Association Lake County Common Pleas Judges Seminar: “OVI Defense: Arrest to Trial” Mentor, Ohio, 2015
    • Lorain County Bar Association OVI Defense Update: “Using 21st Century Technology – Making Your Work Easier” Sandusky, Ohio, 2015
    • Ohio State Bar Association Traffic Law Update: “Investigating the Breath Machine” Sandusky, Ohio, 2015
    • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Taking on Breath Tests Post Cincinnati v. Ilg: “The Truth About Invalid Samples” Columbus, Ohio, 2015
    • Ohio State Bar Association Annual OVI Seminar: “Using Facebook and Other Social Media in OVI Cases” Columbus, Ohio, 2016
    • Ohio State Bar Association – Annual Convention Must Know Changes for Representing OVI Clients: Current Developments in Intoxilyzer 8000 Litigation Cleveland, Ohio, 2017

    Educational Background:

    • Forensic Chromatography XVIII: Theory & Practice Axion Training Institute, Chicago, Illinois, 2016
    • Forensic Principles of Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Axion Training Institute, Chicago, Illinois, 2017
    • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, (NHTSA), Standardized Field Sobriety Testing and Training, 2014
    • Forensic Chromatography XX: Theory & Practice Axion Training Institute, Chicago, Illinois, 2017
    • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, (NHTSA), Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement (ARIDE), 2014
    • Mastering Scientific Evidence in DWI/DUI Cases New Orleans, Louisiana, 2017
    • Forensic Drug Analysis VIII Axion Training Institute, Chicago, Illinois, 2017
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    Office Location for Joseph Hada

    1392 Som Center Rd
    Mayfield Heights, OH 44124

    Phone: 404-987-0952

    Fax: 440-443-1969

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