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Top 10 Ohio Criminal Defense Attorney
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.
COLUMBUS CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
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.
Over 15,000 Clients Helped
Top 1% Best Lawyers
99% Positive Client Ratings
In the case of State v. K.R., Mr. Koffel’s client, a public-school teacher, found herself in a distressing situation when she was attacked in her own home by her intoxicated boyfriend. Fearing for her ...
Not Guilty Verdict
Mr. Koffel’s client was indicted on counts of vehicular homicide arising out of a fatal collision in Knox County just outside Kenyon University in Gambier, OH. The State of Ohio retained Henry Lipian, ...
Not Guilty Verdict
Mr. Koffel’s client was indicted in Hocking County, Ohio on 11 counts from an alleged sexual assault. The case went to trial in 2023. The accuser claimed she was too intoxicated from alcohol and ...
RAPE TRIAL RESULTS IN HUNG JURY
Mr. Koffel’s client was accused by his 21 year old estranged step-daughter of daily sexual violence over a 3 year period when she was in middle school. However, Mr. Koffel’s client adamantly denied ...
Not Guilty Verdict
Mr. Koffel’s client, 21, was accused of luring a 15 year old girl high school into a series of sexual encounters in Allen County, Ohio. He was indicted on 3 counts of unlawful sexual conduct with a minor ...
RAPE INVESTIGATION CLOSED WITH NO CHARGES
Mr. Koffel’s client met a woman on a social dating app. Over the course of time they agreed to meet in person. They found a country music artist they shared an interest in and decided to go to it. The ...
Doctor's Rape Case Dismissed
Our client is an Ohio licensed physician accused of sexually assaulting a patient in an Ohio hospital. The criminal investigation resulted in no indictment. The Ohio State Medical Board opened a case ...
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 ...
IN THE NEWS
Google AI Technology Flags Dad Who Took Photos of Son for Doctor
A California father who took naked photos of his toddler for the doctor had his life upended when an automated tool used by Google flagged his account and triggered a...
Can I Sue an Accuser for Defamation?
I got this question quite a bit from clients. They are accused by another person of a crime. What happens if the case is never charged but the gossip is...
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...
A Not Guilty Verdict
Mr. Koffel’s client, a Lieutenant with the Columbus Fire Department and career military father of 3, was falsely accused of felony assault in Licking County, OH. The indictment accused our...
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...
Brad Koffel Secures Not Guilty on All Counts in Sex-with-Minor Case
KBN Managing Partner Brad Koffel recently secured Not Guilty verdicts on all counts for a client charged with having consensual sex with a 15-year-old girl. As reported by The Lima...
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...
Brad Koffel Secures Not Guilty Verdict in Multi-Count Rape Trial
Koffel | Brininger | Nesbitt Managing Partner Brad Koffel recently secured a Not Guilty verdict on behalf of a client who was facing multiple sexual assault charges. As reported by...
How Can We Help You?
At KBN, we proudly help clients in a wide variety of criminal cases. We’ve helped more than 15,000 people throughout the years who have been criminally accused.
Is Koffel Brininger Nesbitt A Good Fit For You?
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.
The Firm You Can
Turn To For Help
Fast, Personal Service
The firm’s bench strength is the rare personal touch that is hard to find with most professional services providers. Our 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.
Niche Firm. Low Retainers. Payment Options.
You may be surprised at how reasonable our retainers are. Depending upon the type of charge, county, and prior record, we are able to work out legal fees for 500 people per year. For qualified clients, we can offer payment terms. The firm’s docket typically includes cases pending in counties all across Ohio as well as the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio in Columbus. We handle DUI, Ohio OVI, and other criminal cases in Columbus, Dublin, Hilliard, Worthington, and all surrounding communities.
In 1994, Attorney Brad Koffel opened his private practice in Upper Arlington, Ohio. Today, KBN is a ten-person practice group that has established itself as one of the most reputable and successful Criminal / DUI Defense practices in Ohio.
From the very first phone call, we can immediately start listening and giving you quick feedback. Most clients feel lost in the maze. In all likelihood, what you are facing, we’ve seen before — probably many times over. Call 614.675.4845.
What Sets Us Apart
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.
Because 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 – Friday. Call 614.675.4845 if you would like to come in for a meeting.
When 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.
Many 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.
Ohio DUI Facts & Statistics
What You Need To Know About DUI
There are about 3,800 OVI enforcement stops annually in the Columbus District alone.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol makes about 24,000 OVI enforcement stops every year.
In Ohio, refusing a breath test is a violation of implied consent law and can result in the automatic suspension of your driving privileges.
After a DUI arrest in Ohio, you have 30 days to request a BMV hearing to contest the suspension of your license.
People with five or more drunk driving offenses are required to register on Ohio’s habitual OVI offender registry.
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.
Arrested for DUI/OVI in Ohio? Useful Info Revealed That May Aid Your DefenseDownload
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!
Legal Firm News & Updates
DUI Defense Strategies: What Your Lawyer Can Do
If you have been arrested for DUI in Ohio, you are probably feeling overwhelmed and scared about what awaits you. The consequences of a DUI conviction can be severe, including...
Ohio Sex Offender Registration Tiers
TIER 1 2907.04 Unlawful Sexual Conduct less than four years or no consent 2907.05 (A)(1), (2), (3) or (5) Gross Sexual Imposition 2907.06 Sexual Imposition 2907.07 Importuning 2907.08 Voyeurism 2907.09(B)(4)...