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 DUI/OVI Arrests in Ohio
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.
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 ...
Rape Case Dismissed On Eve Of Trial
Our client was indicted for rape as a result of a sexual encounter on a local Ohio college campus. The case was investigated for 18 months. Just days before the case was to proceed to trial, the ...
Not Guilty Verdict
Our client was the subject of a 3 year investigation involving the alleged molestation of a young girl from the early 2000’s. The case proceeded to a jury trial. We retained one of the world’s leading ...
Sexual Assault Investigations. No Charges
A young man came under investigation after a party at his home resulted in one of the female guests sleeping in his bed. She woke up, called her parents, who then called the police claiming she was ...
Investigation Closed. No Charges
Mr. Koffel’s client met a woman on a dating app after their profiles and preferences for BDSM matched. Their date led to a sexual encounter at our client’s home and consensual “deviant” play. Several ...
Investigation Closed. No Charges
Mr. Koffel’s client, a 17 year old boy, was accused of raping a female classmate after school in his vehicle. The client’s version of events was clear, concise and compelling. He passed a polygraph ...
Mr. Koffel’s team was successful in demonstrating serious credibility issues of the client’s accuser. The client (and his friends) met a woman(and her friends) at a bar. They all agreed to go back to ...
In The News
KBN Named to 2022 "Best Law Firms" List
KBN is pleased to announce that our firm has once again been named to U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” It’s also an honor made possible by KBN Managing Partner Brad Koffel’s recent selection ...
Brad Koffel Comments on "Bad Optics," Reduced Charge in Case Against Lima Teacher
Criminal Defense Attorney Brad Koffel was quoted by The Lima News discussing a criminal case against a former Lima Senior High School teacher who pleaded guilty to a reduced charge after being ...
Operation Ohio Knows: Over 160 Arrested in State's Largest Human Trafficking Sting
More than 160 people were arrested during a statewide anti-human trafficking sting last week, according to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, Yost and law enforcement officials from Franklin, ...
Cell Phone Forensics in Criminal Cases
Smart phones are filled with troves of personal data that can be a valuable source of information in criminal investigations – both for the government and the defense. To leverage this information, ...
Brad Koffel Earns 15th Selection to The Best Lawyers in America®
KBN Managing Partner Brad Koffel has again been named to The Best Lawyers in America ®, an annual publication that recognizes the country’s most accomplished and respected attorneys. With his latest ...
Apple Unveils Software That Will Scan iPhones for Child Abuse Images and Messages
Last week, Apple announced that it has developed software to scan iPhones for child abuse images and report suspected users to authorities, giving concern to privacy advocates and civil libertarians ...
Title IX: Another Biden Screw Up
Biden’s Education Department on July 20, 2021 issued new guidelines for how colleges should investigate sexual misconduct under Title IX. The Biden administration has set forth new guidelines under ...
Off-Campus Snapchats Are (Mostly) Protected Speech, SCOTUS Rules
A 14 year old high school girl did not make her school’s varsity cheerleading team. Complaining to he friends and family is certainly not new. However, going “off” on Snapchat caught the attention of ...
Child Pornography Investigations in Ohio
There are very few criminal cases in the world that are more disgusting than downloading and possessing child pornography. However, these types of cases are always met with the same question - who are ...
One in Three Criminal Sexual Assault Allegations are Unfounded, Studies Suggest
Approximately one-third of sexual assault allegations in the criminal setting are unfounded, according to recent studies and statistical analyses. As reported by the Center for Prosecutor Integrity, ...
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
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 Day & Next Day AppointmentsBecause clients and their families are scared, we are specifically designed to get you in for a consultation immediately. We always have an attorney at the office with open office hours, Monday - Fridays. Call 614.675.4845 if you would like to come in for a meeting.
It’s not just what you know, it’s also who you knowWhen you get arrested or are under investigation, you want a lawyer who knows the people on the other side - the police, the prosecutors and the judges. This is our bread and butter.
We are active in seeking sentencing alternatives, diversion & deferred prosecutionsMany offenses and offenders may qualify for pre-indictment dispositions such as diversion. Post-indictment may permit intervention in lieu of conviction or non-prison sentencing alternatives. We are vocal and passionate about finding non-prison alternatives for our clients.
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!
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