Robert E. Calesaric

Top rated DUI-DWI attorney in Newark, Ohio

Calesaric Law
Robert E. Calesaric
Calesaric Law

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

Licensed in Ohio since: 1994

Education: Capital University Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

Calesaric Law

35 South Park Place
Suite 150
Newark, OH 43055 Visit website


Attorney Robert E. Calesaric has assembled an impressive resume since he passed the Ohio State Bar in 1994. He spent six years as a felony criminal prosecutor and has more than 25 years of trial experience. At his firm, Calesaric Law, Mr. Calesaric limits his practice to OVI/DUI and Criminal Defense. Believing that firsthand experience is necessary to properly defend his clients, Mr. Calesaric is one of the few attorneys in Ohio who is certified to use the BAC DataMaster breath test and is certified in the administration of roadside Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. Further, Mr. Calesaric is certified in the Advanced Roadside Impairment Driving Enforcement which focuses on drugged driving.

Mr. Calesaric has given numerous lectures on the subject of DUI, legal issues related to DUI and strategies in handling cases pertaining to the operation of motor vehicles while intoxicated. He is on the OACDL DUI committee.  He is admitted to practice within the state of Ohio as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense

Focus areas


  • 70% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 30% Criminal Defense

First Admitted: 1994, Ohio

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Educational Background:
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, B.A. in Criminal Justice, 1989
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • BAC Datamaster and Basic Science of Evidentiary Breath Alcohol Testing, BAC, 2006
  • Administration of Roadside Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
  • Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement, 2014
  •  NPAS has certified Mr. Calesaric in the operation, diagnostic verification and calibration of the BAC DataMaster Breath Alcohol Testing Instrument., 2006
  • Mr. Calesaric is certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests that are established by the NHTSA. , 2007
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • OACDL/NCDD 2016
  • Drugged driving  , OSBA
  • Strategies in Handling OVI Cases in Ohio - Guest Speaker, Lorman Education Services, 2007
  • Lecture on drugged driving, Speaker, NCDD/OACDL, 2015
  • Lecturer, Wellness Group DIP on DUI Legal Issues
  • Lecturer, Advanced DUI Seminar Columbus, OH
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Salvation Army, 2014
  • Top 100 DUI Attorneys State of Ohio, National Advocacy for DUI Defense, 2013
  • Who's who in American Law, Marquis, 2013
  • Who's who in American Law, Marquis, 2014
  • Who's who in American Law, Marquis, 2015
  • Order of the Curia, Capital Law School, 1994
  • Award of Appreciation , Licking County Prosecutor's Office, 2001
  • Bar College , OSBA, 2008
  • Bar College, OSBA, 2010
  • Bar College, OSBA, 2011
  • Who's Who in American Law, Marquis Who's Who in American Law, 2012
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Licking County Bar Association, 2014
  • Ohio, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1996
  • Committee Member, OACDL DUI
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Mr. Calesaric is an excellent DUI Defense Attorney that I work with quite often. He is at the top of his game.”

“Mr. Calesaric is an outstanding DUI Defense Attorney. He is currently Co-Chair of the OACDL Advanced DUI Defense Seminar. I often refer DUI matters to Mr. Calesaric.”

Office location for Robert E. Calesaric

35 South Park Place
Suite 150
Newark, OH 43055

Phone: 740-345-6454


12 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2023

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