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Benjamin Harrison Hamlet

Benjamin Harrison Hamlet

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

Benjamin H. Hamlet devotes his practice exclusively to criminal defense in the state of Virginia, with a strong emphasis on the trial phase of legal advocacy. Benjamin H. Hamlet has extensive trial experience.  He has handled over 4,000 criminal cases.  During his career as a private criminal defense lawyer, he has successfully represented clients in a wide range of state and federal criminal cases in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth, and Suffolk as well as other jurisdictions in Virginia.  His extensive trial experience, coupled with a personal commitment to his clients, combine to offer his clients competent representation in a supportive, hands-on environment.   Ben looks forward to every new case as a fresh challenge to succeed for his clients.


Get the defense you deserve.  Call for a free consultation today at 757-714-6600.  Email:


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2002

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    12 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    12 years



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Daniel P. Donahue

    Give Ben a call when you need excellent representation in VA. I endorse this lawyer.


    Daniel Donahue Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Justin Wage Esworthy

    Ben is a well respected attorney and he works very hard for his clients.


    Justin Esworthy Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Hamlet Law Firm

1200 Sparrow Road
Chesapeake, VA, 23325


VAAuthorized to practice law200203/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Wilkins-Howard Scholar Athlete of the Year AwardOld Dominion University1999

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerBenjamin H. Hamlet, PLLC2009 - Present
PartnerKozak & Hamlet, P.C.2007 - 2009
AssociateMarcus, Santoro & Kozak, P.C.2002 - 2006

Association NamePosition NameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2002 - Present
Virginia State BarN/A2002 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Attempted MurderAttempted Murder reduced to Felony Child Abuse
Robbery, firearm, and mask charges dismissedAll charges dismissed
Drug Distribution Charges DismissedJury found my client NOT GUILTY

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawN/AJuris Doctor2002
Old Dominion UniversityHistoryBachelor of Arts1999

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Student-Athlete Mentoring SessionBeyond the Playing Field2008