Emmanuel O. Olawale

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Westerville, OH

The Olawale Law Firm, LLC
385 County Line Rd W, Suite 160
Westerville, OH 43082
Phone: 614-772-4177
Fax: 614-441-8863
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%), Immigration: Business (50%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Emmanuel O. Olawale is the founder of The Olawale Law Firm, LLC, in Westerville, Ohio, where he practices in the areas of immigration and personal injury law. He has over a decade of experience and serves clients throughout Ohio.

Mr. Olawale has experience with all types of immigration matters, including those involving asylum, green cards, employment authorizations, naturalization, and citizenship and different types of visas. He is also a seasoned personal injury attorney. Over the course of his career, he has secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for Ohio residents who have sustained an injury or lost a family member due to negligence.

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Olawale is a published author and contributes to The New American magazine. He hosts a legal radio program, regularly speaks at legal conferences and seminars, and enjoys mentoring new attorneys.

The recipient of various honors and awards for his accomplishments, Mr. Olawale is included on The National Trial Lawyers “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” list. The National Black Lawyers included him on its “Top 100” list, as well, and many other organizations have recognized him for his achievements.

Mr. Olawale earned a bachelor’s degree from the City University of New York, graduating with honors. He received his law degree from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. He obtained his license to practice law in 2005, which qualified him to appear before all Ohio state courts. He is a member of the Columbus Bar Association, the Ohio State Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 50%Immigration: Business
Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship


5 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2017

About Emmanuel O. Olawale

Admitted: 2005, Ohio

Professional Webpage: https://www.olawalelaw.com/about/

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • In 2011, Emmanuel was able to successfully convince the Court to vacate two guilty pleas and convictions dating back to nineteen years (State of Ohio v. Cumberbatch, Franklin County Case Numbers 1992 CR B 007256/ 1992 CRB 7288).  In 2012, Emmanuel was able to have a felony guilty plea and conviction dating over eighteen years vacated in State of Ohio v. Phillips, Franklin County Case No. 94 CR 05 2782. Emmanuel also prevailed on appeal in Case No. 12 AP-240.   In 2015, Emmanuel successfully assisted a client to vacate two felony convictions two years after the convictions. He won both at the trial court level and the appellate level.


  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 (Civil Plaintiff), 2019
  • Super Lawyers’ Rising Star
  • National Black Lawyers Top 100, 2018
  • The Emerging Leaders Award (2000, 2002) CALI Excellence of the Future Award (2003, 2004), Who's Who in American University and Colleges (2001,2002), Order of the Curia (2005), Excellence in Appellate Advocacy (2004). 
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2017

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • The Olawale Law Firm organized and sponsored a free legal seminar in November 2011. This seminar gathered participants from the immigrant and non-immigrant communities who benefited greatly from the free information session. Participants also had free health power of attorney and living wills prepared for them.
  • Emmanuel has written a memoir, titled "The Flavor of Favor: Quest for the American Dream" The book is awaiting publication. , The Flavor of Favor, Book: Memoir, 2014
  • Emmanuel was a speaker at a ceremony to celebrate High School graduating seniors, where he spoke on the topic "Turning Knowledge to Power.", 2013
  • Emmanuel was an unpaid guest speaker on a Marriage and Family law seminar by the Trust forth Ministry, 2012
  • Emmanuel was a guest speaker and a panelist at the public discussion forum organized by the City of Columbus, Ohio titled "A Conversation on Immigration Reform. Emmanuel was the only attorney-speaker and member of the panel which consisted of six panelists. The discussion was broadcasted on the local government television in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Speaking Engagement to graduating seniors: Topic: "How to Turn Knowledge to Success"
  • International Leadership Conference , Spokesman Publishing Co., 2016

Educational Background

  • City University of New York, College of Staten Island, Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts Bachelor of Science (summa cum laude), Communication, Media studies & Journalism

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association member (AILA)
  • Speaker at Seminar on Immigration Executive Action Speaker at Seminar on Labor and Employment law Speaker at National Hispanic Bar Association Forum, 2015
  • Columbus Bar Association Ohio State Bar Association  
  • Emmanuel was a speaker at a panel discussion organized by the Columbus City Community Relations Commissions titled "Conversations on Immigration Reform" hosted by the City of Columbus., 2013


Pro bono/Community Service

  • Free legal counsel to people affected by presidential Executive Order banning immigrants and visa holders from some countries., 2017
  • The Olawale Law Firm organized a Back to School Supply Drive to benefit students from low income families., 2013


  • Settled sexual molestation case for $490,000., 2018
  • Emmanuel won a $2.5 million verdict for the wrongful death of his clients' two year old daughter killed by an errant driver who ran a stop sign, 2012
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Office Location for Emmanuel O. Olawale

385 County Line Rd W
Suite 160
Westerville, OH 43082

Phone: 614-772-4177

Fax: 614-441-8863

Last Updated: 6/24/2021

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