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William Hugh Nesbitt

William Hugh Nesbitt

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

Attorney Will Nesbitt has devoted his entire career to the defense of persons charged with criminal and traffic violations. Thousands of individuals have benefited from Mr. Nesbitt's expertise in these areas of practice. Mr. Nesbitt's career jump started after clerking for a Franklin County Municipal Court Judge. After seeing the courtroom from a judicial advantage point Mr. Nesbitt decided to pursue a career in criminal/traffic defense.


While studying law at Capital University Mr. Nesbitt worked part-time as a legal-intern with the Franklin County Public Defender's Office. Upon graduation and admission to the Ohio Bar, Mr. Nesbitt accepted a position as a staff attorney with the PD's office. Although one of the youngest attorneys in the office, Mr. Nesbitt quickly began to aggressively litigate and negotiate successful plea resolutions for his clients. It was the high volume of cases at the PD's office that afforded Mr. Nesbitt the opportunity to solve diverse legal issues. Mr. Nesbitt quickly gained a reputation for zealously and compassionately defending his clients.


Mr. Nesbitt routinely speaks at certified driver's intervention programs around the Columbus metropolitan area. In addition, Mr. Nesbitt has been a guest speaker on the topic of OVI/DUI law around central Ohio. He has been a featured speaker at continuing legal education seminars (CLE). Most recently, his topic was "Representing and Mitigating the Multiple OVI Offender in Ohio" at the 2011 November Lorman Legal Seminar. He has also successfully completed training for the National High Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing Student Course.


Mr. Nesbitt earned his bachelor's degree from Indiana University Bloomington. He received his J.D. from Capital University Law School. While Mr. Nesbitt attended law school he was active in the legal fraternity Phi Alpha Delta and the Environmental Law Society.


Mr. Nesbitt is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, and the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (OACDL). He is also actively involved with the Kiwanis Club of Dublin.


Will is married to Laura, who is also a lawyer, and they have two daughters.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2007

  1. DUI & DWI: 80%
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Lisa Michelle Tome

    Will is a well-respected member of the defense bar. He is down to earth and honest. I endorse his skills without reservation.

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    Lisa Tome DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Steven Tyler Fox

    Will and I practiced together for nearly five years as members of the same law firm. During that time, we litigated many cases together. I consider Will to be one of the very best lawyers I know. His endless drive and tireless work ethic, in conjunction with his legal acumen, has earned him a great reputation in the legal community. He is someone who can be trusted to provide exceptional legal representation for his clients.

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    Steven Fox DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

The Koffel Law Firm

1801 Watermark Dr.
Ste. 350
Columbus, OH, 43215

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive200707/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2015
Top LawyersColumbus C.E.O. Magazine2015
"10 Best"American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Koffel Law Firm2010 - Present
Trial Staff AttorneyFranklin County Public Defender2007 - 2010

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Columbus Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
OSU Student Avoids DUI/OVI ConvictionReckless Operation
OHIO DUI / OHIO OVI CHARGES DROPPEDReckless Operation

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital UniversityN/AlawN/A

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Drivers Intervention ProgramLegal Aspects2014
Advanced OVI SeminarQuestions for Testing Officer2014
CAPP Drivers Intervention ProgramOVI/DUI2013
New Lawyer MeetingOVI/DUI Overview2012
CAPP Drivers Intervention ProgramOVI/DUI2012
Wellness Drivers Intervention ProgramOVI/DUI2011
Advanced DUI StrategiesRepresenting and Mitigating the Multiple DUI Offender in Ohio2011
Weekly MeetingOVI Overview2010