- 17 years as a Franklin County Public Defender
- B.A., Business Administration, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, 2001
- J.D., Capital University, 2004
Attorney Zachary Olah is driven by helping people. When potentially life-changing criminal charges confront his clients, he knows they will face obstacles. And while he can’t always make the obstacle go away, he can guide them through difficult times.
Originally from Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Zach pursued a legal career after a school trip to the State House, where he witnessed arguments concerning the laws that affect people’s lives. After attending college and Capital University Law School, where he clerked with the county prosecutor’s office, Zach began practicing criminal defense law. He spent 17 years with the Franklin County Public Defenders Office, working alongside his fellow attorneys and staff, who were a limitless source of support and inspiration.
Now, as part of Luftman, Heck & Associates, Zach represents people across Columbus who find themselves charged with the following:
- Drug Charges
- Domestic Violence
- Sex Crimes
- Theft & Fraud
- Traffic Offenses
- Weapon Offenses
- Probation Violations
“There is no political agenda in defense work. There is only the client’s best interest.” – Zach
With his significant insight into the Columbus criminal court and legal system, Zach handles all levels of criminal matters, from the most serious felony offenses to relatively minor charges that still carry major consequences on a client and their family.
As a criminal defense lawyer, Zach can communicate with people from all walks of life and see problems from different perspectives and angles. Sometimes this allows for alternative and more favorable solutions. Whether that means winning a motion hearing, a trial, or simply helping a client navigate a stressful process through plea negotiations, clients can expect that a passionate and detail-oriented advocate is working to accomplish their goal.
When he’s not fighting for his clients, Zach spends time with his wife and two teenage children, who are active in sports and music. A sports and music fan himself, Zach also enjoys watching baseball and football and sings in a local band.