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
The Koffel Law Firm 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
Best Lawyers in America
Positive Client Ratings
Ohio DUI / OVI Lawyers
The Koffel Law Firm 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.
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.
On The Radio
For the Defense: The Epstein Episode
Criminal Defense Attorneys Brad Koffel and Eric Willison focus the latest episode of For the Defense on the case of Jeffrey Epstein. A convicted sex offender, Epstein was recently ...
Where's This Anti-Patriotism Coming From?
For the Defense with Attorney Brad Koffel taps into U.S. history, nationalism, and America’s roots to question where the country’s undercurrent of anti-patriotism is coming from, ...
100th Episode of For the Defense: Democratic Debates & Ohio Fireworks Laws
For the Defense marks its 100 th episode! With Attorney Eric Willison and Zach Smith in the studio, Criminal Defense Attorney Brad Koffel dives into the Democratic Debates and who ...
Father's Day Bonanza: Foreign Affairs, Classified Info & Alabama's New Castration Law
Happy Father’s Day from For the Defense! This week’s episode starts off with foreign affairs, Trump’s already infamous interview with George Stephanopoulos, and legal requirements ...
Mt. Carmel Doctor's Murder Charges & A Dissection of Democrat
For the Defense returns after a difficult criminal trial in Delaware County to springboard off a discussion about the value of jury service and its role in our criminal justice ...
America the Beautiful, Good or Bad & Zach Smith on Learning From the Past
On For the Defense’s pre-Memorial Day show, Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney Brad Koffel honors the brave men and women who sacrificed for our country, and thanks all those who ...
For the Defense: Foreign Affairs & America's Role on World Stage
Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney Brad Koffel and the For the Defense team continue their list of talking points for conservatives by focusing on historical perspective for ...
For the Defense 90th Show: Separation of Church & State & Political Party Branding
For the Defense with Columbus Criminal Defense Attorney Brad Koffel wishes all the moms a Happy Mother’s Day, and focuses much of its 90 th show on expanding its horizons from ...
For the Defense: Cinco de Mayo, Religion in Schools & Prison Time
For the Defense with Columbus Criminal Defense Lawyer Brad Koffel begins with a recap of the Blue Jackets’ inexplicable string of losses, possible Russian meddling, and Game 6 set ...
When an Investigation Never Ends, Why Joe Biden & "God Bless America": PC Gone Too Far
Sunday’s episode of For the Defense starts off with playoff hockey and a recap of the Columbus Blue Jackets’ series-tying overtime win over the Boston Bruins. Criminal Defense ...
In The News
Juvenile Pranks Gone Wrong: What’s Appropriate Punishment?
Kids and adolescents are prone to making mistakes and poor decisions; it’s a fact of life. What isn’t as clear is how they should be disciplined when their youthful acts or ...
Alabama Passes Chemical Castration Law for Sex Offenders
Alabama is doubling down on controversial laws. Having made headlines over its recent abortion ban, the state now has a new polarizing policy: mandatory chemical castration for ...
Brad Koffel Discusses Kids & Bad Decisions with WTVN's Joel Riley
Attorney Brad Koffel recently contributed his two cents, over two decades of experience as a defense lawyer, and insight as a Dad, to discuss children, bad behavior, and discipline ...
Social Media & Bullying: How Tech Has Transformed Teen Tormenting
Teen attitudes have long been scrutinized by scientists and inquisitive adults, and findings over the years indicate bullying is no new trend. Even before the internet, teens have ...
Title IX: More Courts Side in Favor of Accused in Federal Lawsuits
As a law firm with an active practice representing students accused of sexual misconduct on college campuses, The Koffel Law Firm has covered many issues related to Title IX cases ...
America's Juvenile Justice System: How the U.S. (Mis)Handles Juvenile Crime
For the Defense with Criminal Defense Attorney Brad Koffel kicks off its final episode of March 2019 with a close look at the U.S. Juvenile Justice System, which incarcerates more ...
Settlement Reached Over Penn State's Handling of Sexual Misconduct Cases
Penn State has settled a civil lawsuit over the University’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations involving students, according to a settlement notice filed in the U.S. ...
Yale Sees Rise in Sexual Misconduct Complaints in Fall Semester As Policy Changes Loom Large
In Fall 2018, Yale University received 162 complaints involving sexual misconduct – the most in school history, according to the school’s Provost Office. A report released on March ...
43 Suspects Indicted in Federal Court Over Drug Distribution Operation in Mansfield
Federal officials from the U.S. Department of Justice have indicted 43 of 79 individuals implicated in two drug conspiracies for their roles in conspiring to sell large amounts of ...
How the Previous Week Went for People Involved in High Profile Happenings
Sunday’s snowy episode of For the Defense features discussions about how the previous week went for a few people involved in high profile happenings. That includes Michael Cohen, ...
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 or sex crimes against children, 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 5 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, email, 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 as low as $500 on certain cases 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.
The Firm You Can
The Koffel Law Firm acts 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.
Outcome exceeded all expectations
Thanks once again for being by my side.
I highly recommend the Koffel Law firm
Our client was falsely accused of sexually assaulting a co-worker. Local law enforcement investigated. Client hired our law firm for representation. Over the span of 60 days, the accuser’s story ...
Our client was accused of molesting his adopted son nearly 20 years ago. Our client was confronted with the allegations when a detective contacted him. Unsure what to do, the client retained Attorneys ...
Client's Rape Indictment Dismissed – enters a plea to a reduced charge and receives community service -- Mr. Koffel's client, a 34-year-old husband and father, was falsely accused of raping a ...
Our client was falsely accused of molesting his own 7 year old daughter. Within 30 days of retaining The Koffel Law Firm, the charges were deemed “unsubstantiated” and the detective closed the case. ...
Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor. Client was accused of engaging in non-consensual sex with an underage girl. Case was taken to bench trial after prosecutor refused to negotiate possible ...
The Koffel Law Firm was retained to defend a grandfather who was falsely accused of sexually abusing his five-year-old granddaughter. Through our representation & 2 polygraph exams, the detective ...
Our client, a teller at a local bank, was indicted for stealing cash from the bank. Surveillance video was inconclusive. The client passed two (2) polygraphs, the last one just the day before his jury ...
Not Guilty Verdict
Jury decides Mr. Koffel's client used self-defense when client's wife accused him of assaulting her in front of their 2 kids. (State v B.O., Delaware Ohio)
Mr. Koffel’s client was indicted for engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity for purchasing stolen items from a theft ring. The case lasted nearly 2 years. The client, 38 years old, married with 3 ...
Our client and the alleged victim engaged in consensual sexual intercourse in his dorm room. When her friends discovered that she was in the room with our client, her friends notified the RA who ...
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
The Koffel Law 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 nation's leading treatment facilities. From interventions to relapse prevention and everything in between, the firm is fluent in the 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. The Koffel Law Firm is one of Ohio’s highest ranked DUI/OVI law firms. Call today for tough defense!
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