Brad Koffel is honored to have been selected as one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Ohio by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDA). Out of more than a million lawyers in the nation, being included in the Top 10 in the state for criminal defense is an honor.
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The Best Lawyers in America
Attorney Brad Koffel has been selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America® since 2008.
Attorneys selected by Super Lawyers® are among the top 5% of lawyers in their region and practice area.
Best Law Firms US News
Koffel Brininger Nesbitt is one of only three Ohio law firms voted “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News for DUI/OVI defense.
Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Ohio NACDA
The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys has listed Attorney Brad Koffel as one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in the state.
AV® Preeminent™ Rated
Attorneys listed as Preeminent™ on Martindale-Hubbell® have achieved the highest peer review rating.
Best Lawyers U.S. News
Attorney Brad Koffel has been selected as the 2017 Lawyer of the Year for DUI/DWI Defense – Columbus, OH
We Represent people with a story to tell."
- Brad Koffel
Aggressive Defense for Criminal and DUI/OVI Arrests
KBN is one of the leading 100% privately retained Criminal / DUI law firms in Ohio. Our firm's managing attorney, Brad Koffel, has been voted to the list of "Best Lawyers in America" since 2008, and the firm is one of only four in Ohio ranked “Tier 1 Best Law Firms” by US News for DUI/OVI defense.
Not Guilty Verdict
Our client was accused by one of his daughters of raping her and fondling her from 4 th grade to 8 th grade. Two of his other daughters testified against him as well as his wife. Mr. Koffel exposed ...
Rape Indictment Dismissed
Our client was accused of rape arising out of a sexual encounter at the bars on Lake Erie. The alleged victim and our client met at one of the bars and continued to drink, flirt and dance. Her friends ...
Not Guilty Verdict
Our client was one of the IT employees of a publicly-traded company located in Ohio. After our client was terminated, someone hacked into the corporation’s servers and compromised the network and ...
Rape Case Dismissed
Our client engaged in consensual sexual activity with a woman that he met at a bar. Both had been drinking extensively. During the course of the evening they decided to go to his car and get into the ...
Rape Case Reduced
Our client was accused of raping a woman in his downtown Columbus condominium. He is a Chinese national and a conviction of nearly any kind would have resulted in his deportation. The woman ...
Juvenile Rape Case Reduced
Our client, a high school boy, left his home in the middle of the night and went to a former girlfriend’s home. She came outside and they met in the backyard. Soon they were engaged in consensual ...
Mr. Koffel’s client was accused of illegal sexual touching of a high school student. He refused to resign and requested a full, public hearing on the allegations in order to clear his name. Mr. ...
Our client was accused by his 11-year-old daughter of committing a sex act against her resulting in 2 rape counts being filed against him. The alleged victim was placed in foster care and her father ...
In The News
SUPREME COURT REVERSES RAPE CONVICTION
The State’s theory is that the alleged victim was too intoxicated to consent/resist. Just one problem. Her blood alcohol was zero. Even worse, the State failed to disclose this exculpatory information ...
GROSS SEXUAL IMPOSITION (GSI) CONVICTION REVERSED IN DELAWARE COUNTY, OHIO
The case of State v. Biggs involved a Defendant / Appellant who had been convicted of gross sexual imposition (R.C. 2907.05(A)(1)) in Delaware County Common Pleas Court. The defendant was convicted of ...
Ohio Supreme Court: Amended Self-Defense Burden of Proof Applies in Trials From 2019 Effective Date
Last week, the Supreme Court of Ohio ruled that a new state law which shifts the burden of proof in criminal trials involving self-defense claims applies to all cases as of March 28, 2019 – even when ...
Franklin County Unveils New Jail Facility
On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, Franklin County officials unveiled its new jail facility during a dedication ceremony in honor of the county’s longest-serving sheriff, Jim Karnes, who passed away in ...
37 Officers Graduate from Ohio State Patrol's Peace Officer Class
Nearly 40 officers have graduated from the Ohio State Highway Patrol’s latest Basic Peace Officer Class, the OSHP reports . The 37 graduates will go on to assume duties as law enforcement officers for ...
Ohio Supreme Court: Victim Seated at Prosecutor’s Table Violated Defendant’s Constitutional Rights
The Supreme Court of Ohio recently ruled that prosecutors violated a criminal defendant’s right to a fair trial when they made an unconventional decision to seat the alleged victim at the prosecutor’s ...
SCOTUS Strikes Down New York’s Concealed Carry Licensing Law
On June 23, 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a New York law that placed strict limits on carrying a handgun in public, ruling that Americans have a broad right to keep and bear arms for ...
Athens County Municipal Court Opts for Ankle Monitors in Lieu of Jail in Pending Criminal Cases
Athens County Municipal Court has announced that it’s invested in ankle monitoring devices that will allow more defendants to stay out of jail while their cases are pending. The recent investment is ...
OH Supreme Court Overturns Drug Conviction Over Warrantless Bookbag Search
In June, the Supreme Court of Ohio vacated a woman’s drug possession conviction due to an unlawful search by law enforcement. In its unanimous decision , the Court ruled that while Marion police had ...
OH Appeals Court Reverses Drug Trafficking Verdict in Clark County
A fact pattern in the office of every criminal defense lawyer recently resulted in a rare win for the defendant. The case, State v. Fleming , involved a defendant who was convicted in trial court on ...
We Know How To Pick Our Clients
Why do we have happy clients and extremely high rates of success?
We start with only accepting cases and clients that we believe have the factors that point towards a favorable resolution. We are primarily interested in accepting clients who have no or very limited previous contact with the criminal courts. We are looking for cases that have a high potential for a favorable outcome in terms of treatment in lieu of conviction, diversion, misdemeanors, probation, and non-prison terms.
Who We Won't Represent
A clear understanding of a law firm's practice limits
We do not accept violent deadly weapon crimes, acts of violence, habitual felons, or gang members. Our lawyers and staff will treat our client with utmost respect and dignity and we expect the same in return from a client. We will fire a client who mistreats or is rude to our staff. We will not represent a client who lies or misleads us.
Are We Right For You?
We know what we do and you can read what we do
However, the best peace of mind you can find in hiring a lawyer is to hear from past clients. Some things our clients have said about retaining our firm - “The only one I’d want to represent me” and “You’ve helped me get a second chance at life” are just a few. We encourage anyone considering our firm to view our client testimonials.
Fast, Personal Service
The firm's bench strength is the rare personal touch that is hard to find with most professional services providers. Our Three lawyers are always "on call" as is every single member of our professional support staff. Evenings, weekends, and even holidays, we will reply to client texts, emails, and phone calls. We are available to non-clients for telephone interviews and fast assistance 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 7 days a week. Once we accept a case, we offer retainers and payment options to qualified clients. Most of our clients hire us over the phone and we are in court with them the next day or a few days later.
Turn To For Help
The Ohio criminal lawyers at KBN act quickly, every day of the week, and every day of the year. If you or someone you care about is in jail, call us. We can probably get them out today. (To learn more about jail release, click Jail Release & Immediate Bond Hearings.) If you or someone you know has a court date right around the corner, we can most likely handle it. If you or someone you know has been contacted by a detective, call us before speaking to the detective. In all likelihood, we've seen your situation many, many times before. We have low retainers, connections with bail bondsmen, and we know all the judges and prosecutors quite well in the counties in which we practice. In Criminal / DUI law, being quick, connected, and reputable are the keys to success.
Same & Next Day Appointments
It’s Not Just What You Know, It’s Who You Know
We Actively Seek Sentencing Alternatives, Diversion & Deferred Prosecutions
I sincerely appreciate all you did for my son.
With so much at stake, I would not even consider another attorney.
You have treated us with kindness and dignity when others would not.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol makes about 24,000 OVI enforcement stops every year.
There are about 3,800 OVI enforcement stops annually in the Columbus District alone.
After a DUI arrest in Ohio, you have 30 days to request a BMV hearing to contest the suspension of your license.
In Ohio, refusing a breath test is a violation of implied consent law and can result in the automatic suspension of your driving privileges.
A second drunk driving offense within six years of your first will result in heavier penalties like increased length of license suspension and a minimum jail sentence.
People with five or more drunk driving offenses are required to register on Ohio’s habitual OVI offender registry.
About Our Alcohol and Drugs Practice
Our firm established the micro-niche AOD Practice Group (Alcohol & Other Drugs). The AOD Practice focuses exclusively on working with clients and their families who are battling addictions. The firm's lawyers and staff have personally visited most of the major treatment providers in Ohio as well as some of the nation's leading treatment facilities. From interventions to relapse prevention and everything in between, the firm is fluent in evidence-based therapy programs and bridges the gap between treatment and the courts. The firm's clients have greatly benefitted from this acute legal-medical practice group. If you’ve been arrested for drunk driving in Ohio, act fast and put an experienced attorney in your corner. KBN is one of Ohio’s highest-ranked DUI/OVI law firms. Call today for tough defense!
Arrested for DUI/OVI in Ohio? Useful Info Revealed That May Aid Your DefenseDownload