KBN is one of the leading 100% privately retained Criminal / DUI law firms in Ohio. For years, our law firm has been chosen as one of the “Best Law Firms in America” by U.S. News and our founding attorney, Brad Koffel, has been listed as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” since 2008.
Our attorneys have also been recognized with the following awards and honors:
- AV Preeminent™ on Martindale-Hubbell®
- Ohio Super Lawyers®
- Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Ohio (NACDA)
Each year, our lawyers accept cases ranging from underage drinking and DUI to embezzlement and aggravated vehicular homicide in counties up to two hours away. The firm does not charge by the hour nor does it charge a “travel fee” to go to distant Ohio counties. If the case and client meet our parameters, we will do what it takes to help the client.
What You Get by Working with Our Firm
Evidence of how we represent our clients can be found in the following statistic – the majority of our clients are referred by other attorneys, clients, police officers, and court personnel. Once we accept a client’s case, we encourage our clients to text or email the lawyers or staff, even on weekends and evenings. Communication is critical to a healthy and positive experience when going to court with a lawyer.
How to Choose a Columbus Criminal Defense Lawyer
Not all attorneys are equal. Being able to say, “I’ve seen this exact scenario before and I know how to deal with it” is worth its weight in gold in criminal and DUI cases. With more than 15,000 former clients under our belt, it is a rare day when we “haven’t seen this before”. Experience brings wisdom. Wisdom leads to maximizing a client’s legal outcome inside a criminal courtroom.
Why Location Shouldn’t Be a Deciding Factor
When hiring a lawyer to represent you, it is a bad idea to hire the first law firm you call or the closest one to your home. Take some time and speak with a number of firms. Ask around. Try to get a referral. Eventually, you will start to hear the same names pop up. Narrow your search to those same names and pick one. Pay the fee, listen to the lawyer’s advice, ask questions, stay engaged, and don’t be afraid to chime in on your case. It is your life after all.
Bear in mind that the most successful and sought after law firms typically do not offer “free office consultations” with their lawyers for the simple reason that their time has been paid for by their clients and the lawyers are busy working on their client’s cases. You need to know that after you hire a lawyer, he or she isn’t spending the rest of the day meeting prospects. In fact, none of our lawyers offer free consultations for this important reason.
Whether you are facing a first DUI offense or have been charged with a serious felony, your case will be handled professionally and fast action will be taken to defend you. It is crucial that you get legal representation as soon as possible after an arrest – and prior to any questioning by law enforcement.
Contact a Columbus criminal defense lawyer from KBN today if you have been arrested or charged with a crime in Ohio!