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Criminal Defense Attorney in Columbus, Ohio

At a small firm and I can pay attention to you. It’s very easy to get ahold of me and I make it a point to be available to you. I don’t do as many cases as I can. I take my time with each client and care about the situation they are in. I'm not going to take any and every case that comes to my desk. I put time and detail in the cases I work on and make sure I communicate what I know about the case to my client.

Let's Discuss Your Options

I make time for my clients

I'm not your average lawyer who pushes through as many cases as possible to get more money. I'm always available to my clients, espically when they are in serious trouble and need an attorney anytime of day or night. 

Personal Attention to your case

I pace myself to take cases that I know I can help with. I'm detailed and work hard to make sure I uncover all the information I need to for your case. I'm not going to settle for anything less than my best effort when it comes to your future outcome. 

Doing what is best for you

I do what I do to help the people that are in difficult spots in life. I give advice to my clients that will be their best option for the case at hand. I'm not going to mislead my clients and make it a point to let them know all their options and point them to the best one. 


Meet Joe Halabi

Joe Halabi has called the greater Columbus area “home” for the past fifteen years. After earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa, he obtained his Juris Doctorate degree at Capital University School of Law, while simultaneously working for the Columbus City Prosecutor’s Office. He is licensed to practice law in all Ohio state courts.

My Approach

You Speak Directly with the attorney when you call.

I answer my own phone. When you call you get me and not an assistant or paralegal. I don't hand you off to a team to work on your case. When you work with me I'm the only one guiding you through the process. 

Attention to the Cases I Take

I know that facing criminal charges can be daunting, so regardless of the type of charges you face, you can count on Halabi Law for help. I have years of trial experience, as well as investigative experience, and I put all my knowledge to work for you. 

I cover all the bases with you so you know all your options.

I'm not satisfied with anything less than the best possible outcome under the circumstances because that’s what you expect. I will lay out the options of your case and work with you to pick which one will work to get, is possible, the favorable outcome you're wanting. 

I Fight for the Best Outcome for you


Service Areas

Columbus, Ohio

Our main office is in downtown Columbus not far from the Convention Center, Art Museum and Nationwide Arena. There is a bus stop across the street and ample free onsite parking. I have been a Greater Columbus area for the past fifteen years and care about the Columbus community. I'm dedicated to the local representation of the people I consider my neighbors. 

Central Ohio

Halabi Law provides effective criminal and DUI/OVI defense for a wide range of clients throughout central Ohio, including people from Columbus, Worthington, Clintonville, Hilliard, Westerville, Delaware, Upper Arlington, Dublin, Mt. Gilead, Lewis Center, Powell, New Albany, Gahanna, Grandview, and Marysville.

Throughout Ohio

I represent clients in other communities within Franklin County, Pickaway County, Madison County, Delaware County, Licking County, and Fairfield County. Each client, regardless of the charges he or she faces, receives the benefit of our team’s knowledge of Ohio laws, attention to detail and hard work. In criminal defense cases, hiring the right attorney is critical, so count on Halabi Law, LLC.

Have Me On Your Side

For years, Attorney Joe Halabi worked in the prosecutors office and saw some of the toughest cases on behalf of the State of Ohio. Now, he’s on your side. So, if you need a Columbus criminal defense lawyer to aggressively defend you against DUI/OVI, white collar crime, assault, burglary, and other charges, or if you simply need to talk to an experienced attorney about a situation that you’re facing, contact the firm today and schedule an appointment with a dedicated and hard-working attorney at Halabi Law LLC.

I offer local representation to residents throughout Columbus and the Central Ohio area. Furthermore, I'm committed to providing the most effective legal assistance with personal attention on every case, so you can rest assured that I will be here to defend your rights.

I’ve successfully handled thousands of criminal defense cases over the years, and I work with people just like you. My simple commitment to you is that I will come to work every day and give the very best effort every time I work on your case. For your free consultation, use the contact form or call me today.

The presumption of innocence is just one of your Constitutional rights that brave women and men have fought and died to protect. Their sacrifice is the main reason that we take our jobs so seriously at Halabi Law, LLC. Because although you do have rights, they mean nothing without an aggressive advocate who will speak up for you in the toughest of circumstances. That’s who we are, and that’s what we do.