Awards & Recognitions

One of the Most Awarded DUI and Criminal Law Firms in Ohio

You've just been arrested. You're likely scared of what might happen next. Your future and your freedom hang in the balance. Now is the time to contact a criminal defense attorney you can trust. Koffel Brininger Nesbitt is one of the most awarded DUI/OVI and criminal law firms in Ohio. Our track record testifies to the lengths we are willing to go to secure fair and just results for our clients. Another testament to our ability to secure optimal results for clients is the awards and recognitions we have garnered over the years.

The Best Lawyers in America® Best Lawyers in America

To be listed in Best Lawyers®, a lawyer must be nominated by a client, another attorney or a marketing team. The lawyer's peers then vote based on whether they would refer a case to a nominee if they could not take a case themselves. Our firm's founding attorney, Brad Koffel, has been voted as one of the "Best Lawyers in America" since 2008.

U.S. News – Best Law Firms®Best Law Firms U.S. News

Best Lawyers® paired with U.S. News & World Report to create the U.S. News – "Best Law Firms" to distinguish the top law firms per practice area in the nation. Firms are evaluated on criteria such as expertise, responsiveness, integrity and more. More than 11,000 firms are eligible to be submitted to the ranking process, but only 6,000 in the nation receive first tier rankings. KBN is one of only law firms in the entire state of Ohio to be featured in the exclusive U.S. News – Best Lawyers® "Best Law Firms" list in the DUI / DWI niche.

NACDA Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in OhioNACDA

Attorney Brad Koffel received the honor of being voted one of the Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorneys in Ohio by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys (NACDA). There are more than a million lawyers in the United States, so being selected as one of the top 10 criminal defense lawyers in Ohio is a singular honor.

Ohio Super Lawyers®

Super LawyersSuper Lawyers® recognizes lawyers with exceptional professional achievement and outstanding peer recognition. Attorneys are evaluated on 12 separate factors – ranging from years of experience to verdicts & settlements. No more than five percent of attorneys in a particular state and practice area are selected for inclusion. Attorney Brad Koffel has been voted into Super Lawyers® or "Rising Stars" since 2005. Partner Tod Brininger has received a "Rising Stars" rating (2009, 2011) as has Partner Will Nesbitt (2015).

AV® Peer Review RatedAV Preeminent Rated

These ratings are an objective indicator of a firm's ethical standards, as well as professional ability, and are considered an industry-wide standard of excellence. These are generated from scores on legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability and legal experience. Preeminent™ is the highest rating, and we are proud that six of our lawyers and staff have earned such a mark.

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