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Benjamin L. Luftman

Benjamin Luftman

Providing aggressive and professional legal representation focused on criminal defense and traffic violations, particularly OVI/DUI defense.
Luftman, Heck & Associates, LLP
(11-15 Attorneys)
www.lawlh.com

AREAS OF LAW:
D.U.I./Criminal and Traffic Defense

LOCATION:
580 E Rich St
Columbus, OH 43215
Downtown

YEARS OF PRACTICE:
14 years

PHONE:
614-224-1500

FAX:
614-224-2894

Why did you become an attorney?

I became an attorney because of my personal strengths in communicating, deciphering problems and analyzing situations, and also because I genuinely enjoy problem solving.

What experiences (work and personal) help you to be a better attorney?

I believe that a great deal of my interpersonal experiences have shaped me both as an individual and as an attorney. A great deal of my daily job is interacting with people, so I always try to learn from these valuable experiences. Such exchanges have helped me to become an exceptional listener and an effective communicator, two traits that are crucial in my practice.

What made you choose your primary specialty focus of law?

I clerked at the Franklin County Public Defender’s Office during law school, an opportunity that familiarized me both with criminal defense and traffic law, as well as the practical aspects of being an attorney in those areas.

What makes your law firm unique?

Luftman, Heck & Associates, LLP, is unique in that the other attorneys and I all take an immense amount of pride in distinguishing ourselves from other professionals in our given practice areas. We hold ourselves to a very high standard.

Describe your ideal client.

My ideal client would be an individual who recently has been charged with an OVI/DUI and is in need of my expertise in the area to guide him/her through what can be an incredibly difficult time in one’s life.

Describe your personal interest and hobbies.

I love to travel and have done so extensively in Europe and elsewhere. As a history major, I have a unique appreciation for the historical importance of the places I visit, as well as for the aesthetic beauty of wherever I happen to be. I also enjoy playing and watching sports of all kinds. In general, I love to experience new things.

Describe your charitable activities.

In 2006-2007, I was a volunteer mentor/tutor to a 5th grade student at a local elementary school through Big Brothers/Big Sisters. Also in 2007, I volunteered at the Special Olympics Summer Games in Columbus, Ohio.

D.U.I./Criminal and Traffic Defense
  • Appeals
  • Burglary
  • Capital Crimes/Capital Cases
  • CDL Suspension
  • Child Abuse
  • Conspiracy
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drugs
  • DUI / OVI
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Felony Auto Accidents
  • Forfeiture
  • Grand Jury
  • Homicide and Assault
  • Juvenile
  • Misdemeanor
  • Search & Seizure
  • Sex offenses
  • Shoplifting
  • Theft and Fraud
  • Traffic and Moving Violations
  • White Collar
Degree

Capital University Law School
Juris Doctor (JD), 2003

Bar Association Membership

American Bar Association
Columbus Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
Ohio Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Accomplishments

Mr. Luftman regularly speaks about OVI/DUI law at Certified Driver Intervention programs throughout central Ohio. He has spoken on OVI/DUI law at:Dublin Counseling Center Certified Driver Intervention Program, Mount Carmel Certified Driver Intervention Program, Parkside Behavioral Healthcare Certified Driver Intervention Program, and Wellness Group Certified Driver Intervention Program.

Court Admissions

All Ohio courts
US District Court, Southern District of Ohio

Continuing Education

A partner at Luftman, Heck and Associates, LLP, Mr. Luftman's practice focuses in the areas of criminal defense and traffic violations, particularly OVI/DUI defense. Mr. Luftman regularly speaks about OVI/DUI law at Certified Driver Intervention programs.

Bar Admission Date

2003-01-01

Supreme Court Number

0076404

Licensed In

Ohio (2003), #0076404

Significant Cases

Proud of our growth and success, we at Luftman, Heck and Associates take pride in providing quality legal services to all our valued clients.

Summary of Firm

Providing aggressive and professional legal representation focused on criminal defense and traffic violations, particularly OVI/DUI defense.

Summary of Previous Employment

A partner at Luftman, Heck and Associates, LLP, Mr. Luftman's practice focuses in the areas of criminal defense and traffic violations, particularly OVI/DUI defense. The law firm of Luftman, Heck and Associates offers the quality of sophisticated litigation services found in larger firms, but without costly overhead, higher fees and conflicts. Luftman, Heck and Associates was formed in 2003 practicing in all aspects of civil law, criminal defense, and traffic cases. With the opening of a second office in Bexely, Ohio, we expanded the firm's focus to the area of consumer law.

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes, Free Initial Consultation Given to All Clients.

Typical Retainer Fees

$500 - $25000, depending on details of the case.

Fees by Hourly Rate

Most cases taken on a flat-fee basis. If case is billed by the hour, rate is dependent upon the complexity of the case.

 

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