A TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS
We have attorneys with over 30 years combined arbitration, litigation and negotiation experience that can help provide a cost-effective resolution to your legal needs. At Leist Warner we are dedicated to pursuing your claim to the fullest extent permitted by law. We never charge for our initial consultation and if we believe we can help, we will pursue your case on a contingent fee basis. We want our clients to be so satisfied that they remain clients of our firm for life and to feel confident that they can refer friends and family to our firm.
Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney – Ohio DUI/OVI Lawyer
As dedicated Columbus, Ohio criminal attorneys, Leist Warner recognizes that every case is unique, even if the alleged criminal charges are the same. In order to provide the highest quality of representation, we take the time to get to know our clients and thoroughly understand the specifics of a case from the client’s perspective. Regardless of the type of offense, any criminal conviction can have long lasting repercussions and Columbus criminal defense lawyer Darrin Leist will fight to help you receive the best possible outcome.
Though our focus is primarily on DUI defense in Columbus and Central Ohio, we also handle a wide variety of other criminal and traffic offenses. If you are convicted of a DUI or OVI in Ohio, you could face harsh penalties, including fines, jail time, and driving license suspension. If you’ve been arrested or charged with a DUI offense, contact a Columbus DUI attorney at Leist Warner as soon as possible. The knowledge and expertise of our skilled drunk driving attorneys could make the difference between a conviction and an acquittal.
Columbus, Ohio Litigation Attorneys
In addition to our experienced Ohio criminal attorneys, Leist Warner has attorneys with over 35 years of combined experience handling civil litigation including personal injury cases, breach of contract cases, securities cases, class actions and consumer cases. Leist Warner attorneys have successfully litigated these types of cases for thousands of clients and class members. Leist Warner attorneys have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for clients and most of our civil cases are handled on a contingent fee basis.
FEATURED CASE STUDIES
Court of Appeals Dismisses Safeguard's Appeal of the Denial of its Motion to Strike Class Allegations
Appellate Court Affirms Successful Suppression Motion filed by LW Attorney Darrin Leist
Leist Warner Successfully Defends 5 Bartenders
LeistWarner successfully defends 5 bartenders. Court rules in favor of the defendants holding that they were entrapped by the Columbus Police Department and therefore found NOT GUILTY. READ MORE >
In a class action lawsuit, one or a small group of individual persons or businesses serve as representative plaintiffs for approximately 40 or more other individual persons or businesses who have suffered a similar legal wrong. These class representatives typically seek to remedy legal wrongs against a group of similarly situated individuals known as the class. [...]
No matter who is at fault or why the car accident happened, any time you get in a car crash in Ohio, you need to take the seven steps listed below. A few of the steps will seem like no-brainers, while others are important in avoiding possible traps that can lead to an accident victim getting victimized twice. [...]
After 10 years of litigation, an Illinois court recently certified a class of Illinois residents who allege that their Sears Kenmore Washer, manufactured by Whirlpool, was defectively designed. The Plaintiffs allege that the Sears/Whirlpool washing machines which they and similarly situated individuals purchased were defectively designed in a manner that permitted [...]
Why choose us
"Darrin is quite simply an outstanding lawyer. He truly cares about you as an individual and your well-being above and beyond the client / attorney relationship. Recently, I was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. The charges were unfounded and in my opinion my rights were violated. Darrin represented me in my trial and brought to bear his considerable energy, in-depth preparation, compassion and expertise on my behalf. It appeared to be a long shot, but against all odds he was able to persuade the jury to render a verdict of not guilty! I highly recommend anyone who gets into a legal bind to reach out to Darrin."
"Whenever you have a legal issue, you need to know that you can depend on the attorney you choose. The legal system is daunting to the average small business owner. I would highly recommend my attorney Patrick Warner. Trust is not given, it is earned. And Mr. Warner has proven over many years that he is absolutely worthy of my trust."
"Pat was a delight to work with and represented me with the utmost in diligence and professionalism. He was able negotiate an out of court settlement that was better than expected, and was very well prepared to present my case had we gone to court. Pat is not the stereotypical attorney. He listens very well and communicated very well with me on my level throughout the entire process. I would not hesitate to have Pat represent me again and I would highly recommend him to anyone! Pat is an extremely intelligent, personable, and competent attorney who genuinely cares about his clients."
“From day one, Patrick advised my wife and I through our legal troubles, kept us readily apprised of our situation and, in the end, won our case. We can’t recommend his firm enough!”
"I retained Darrin when I was charged with an OVI at the age of 25. I had never been in trouble with the law before so the very first time I spoke to Darrin, he put my mind at ease and was extremely helpful and supportive from that moment on. Darrin answered my questions clearly and always kept me updated with what was going on in my case. I was terrified I was going to do jail time but Darrin did everything he could to keep that from happening. My case ended up having a good outcome. I highly recommend this great attorney!"
"Long story short, I made a mistake that was going to really disrupt the integrity of my future. Darrin's representation ensured that I would make it through this unfortunate chapter without a worry! Professional, attentive, and trustworthy are all attributes Mr. Leist brings to the table. If you've made a mistake, Darrin can help!"
"My family recently had a situation that most people would have just paid the fine and walked away from. Our family felt this was a bigger issue and sometimes you have to stand up for what’s right. I called Darrin and after hearing the case he agreed to take it on and help us fight for justice, we felt it was an abuse of power and entrapment. Darrin represented a group of individuals fighting a Detective who misrepresented information to the court and cost several people their jobs, livelihoods and reputations. Darrin hung in there and fought for us for a year and won the battle. The Columbus Dispatch, http://ohianews.com/bars-liquor-license-no-longer-in-jeopardy-judge-says-police-entrapped-servers/ , wrote the included article on the case that was deemed to be entrapment on the behalf of the Detective. Darrin is an excellent litigator and worked very hard to win this case. We are very grateful to Darrin for his guidance, fortitude and dedication. I would recommend Darrin and his firm to anyone who is looking for an honest, smart and hardworking attorney. Any attorney can plea bargain a case but only a true litigator can fight and win."
"I just want to again thank Darrin Leist for getting us full custody of our son today!! You are an amazing man Mr. Darrin. We so appreciate how much you cared about our son...he's an amazing kid and it's about time someone seen in him what we see every day in him. He deserves a special life because he's extraordinary, he has so much potential and was not able to access any of it. Thanks to you Darrin. YOU sir gave us the best gift a person could ever give a family and we will NEVER ever ever forget you. And an extra bonus is we gained an amazing friend from this. It's rare to become friends with your child's attorney. Especially a real friend not an acquaintance or just a guardian but someone who really felt everything we did!! We could never show all of our appreciation. But damn it man you deserve an attorney of the year award. We're very grateful for you."
"Darrin represented me in a personal injury automobile accident. Darrin's first concern was my personal well-being and making certain I was receiving all the medical attention necessary. He was professional, thorough, attentive to detail and relentless. I am very appreciative of his representation and highly recommend anyone to utilize his professional services."
"I recently had need for services from an experienced attorney. After researching professionals I found Darrin Leist of Leist Warner, LLC. Mr. Leist sincerely listened to my situation with concern and empathy and agreed to further examine my legal issue. Mr. Leist was amazingly receptive, prompt and thorough. During the duration of my situation Mr. Leist kept me apprised of the progress and resolved the situation expertly and expediently. While the practice of Leist Warner, LLC. didn't stand to recover any great benefits they did right a wrong that was determined to affect my life. My situation was positively resolved, professionally and personally attended to and I was treated as an individual with a life altering need and not just a client with a problem. I don't know of another attorney who is willing to negotiate the hassles involved with a wrongful action to the benefit of that client and not the law firm. Thank you Mr. Leist for your expertise and professionalism."