Robert E. Calesaric

Attorney Profile

Top Rated DUI-DWI Attorney in Newark, OH

Calesaric Law
 | 35 South Park Place, Suite 150
Newark, OH 43055
Phone: 740-345-6454
Fax: 740-345-0996
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1994
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (70%),
  • Criminal Defense (30%)
Attorney Profile

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 20 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
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (70%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense (30%)

Focus Areas



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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020

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About Robert Calesaric

Admitted: 1994, Ohio

Professional Webpage:


  • Who's who in American Law, Marquis, 2015
  • Who's who in American Law, Marquis, 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 Who's Who in American Law, 2012
  • Bar College, OSBA, 2011
  • Bar College, OSBA, 2010
  • Bar College , OSBA, 2008
  • Award of Appreciation , Licking County Prosecutor's Office, 2001
  • Order of the Curia, Capital Law School, 1994

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement, 2014
  • Mr. Calesaric is certified in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests that are established by the NHTSA. , 2007
  •  NPAS has certified Mr. Calesaric in the operation, diagnostic verification and calibration of the BAC DataMaster Breath Alcohol Testing Instrument., 2006
  • Administration of Roadside Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
  • BAC Datamaster and Basic Science of Evidentiary Breath Alcohol Testing, BAC, 2006

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Licking County Bar Association, 2014
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Committee Member, OACDL DUI
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio, 1996
  • Ohio, 1994

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Salvation Army, 2014

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecture on drugged driving, Speaker, NCDD/OACDL, 2015
  • Drugged driving  , OSBA
  • OACDL/NCDD 2016
  • Lecturer, Advanced DUI Seminar Columbus, OH
  • Lecturer, Wellness Group DIP on DUI Legal Issues
  • Strategies in Handling OVI Cases in Ohio - Guest Speaker, Lorman Education Services, 2007

Educational Background:

  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, B.A. in Criminal Justice, 1989


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

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

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Office Location for Robert E. Calesaric

35 South Park Place
Suite 150
Newark, OH 43055

Phone: 740-345-6454

Fax: 740-345-0996

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Last Updated: 7/22/2019

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