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Ben-Zion Datika

Criminal defense Attorney at Philadelphia, PA

5.0   44 reviews

also known as Ben Datika, Pennsylvania Trial Attorney


Licensed for 6 years

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Ben Datika, Esquire is an energetic, aggressive, and skilled trial attorney with a genuine passion for protecting the Constitutional rights of his clients – while ensuring they have the best personalized representation in court and the strongest performance during trial.  He has extensive experience in the Trial Courts as well as the Appellate Courts throughout Pennsylvania – specifically handling courtroom and trial representation, while making the best of his clients' individual circumstances.  If you have an open case and want a premium grade law firm as well as top quality trial lawyer who will fight strongly to help you win or increase your chances of a favorable outcome as best as possible, then contact Mr. Datika.

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Licensed for 6 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2016
Updated 12/04/2022

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Ben Datika, Esquire – Trial Attorney & Counselor at Law
1617 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Penthouse – 20th Floor
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
Montgomery County Office
One East Airy Street
Norristown, PA, 19401
Chester County Office
600 Eagleview Boulevard
Suite 300
Exton, PA, 19341
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Posted by Moyo | August 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn't ask for a more thorough counselor!!!
From the very first phone call I felt confident that this attorney was more than that. His ability to convey very specific and concise strategies to overcome any obstacle - and which mine were many lol - elevated my confidence and this gentleman exponentially! Mr. Datika listens attentively to all the facts of your circumstance and gives you the sense that you are the only client that he has - that's how hard he works! Almost like he started to practice law just to represent you. Again, I will reiterate it doesn't matter what the circumstance was and in my case I have criminal and civil issues and Mr. Datika operated smoothly transitioning from one issue to the other and it felt like he could do it in his sleep. If a counselor is ever needed in any matter from small to big civil or Criminal Ben is the only route I would recommend. Ben is more than an attorney he's a super human being and intelligent negotiator and a brilliant strategist. I'm writing him and 11 out of 5 stars!
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Posted by Vladimir zimbobway pitken | June 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Save your worries , don’t even panic
What can I even say about Mr.Dakita ? MONEY WELL SPENT. I’m from nyc and I was out there just joining my friend to go register a car. Long story short we got pulled over I gave em a false name I thought nothing of it , we’ll be on our way. I had 8 grams of marijuana individually packed in two different ways in a zip lock bag (not a big deal in nyc ) they’ll let Give it right bck laugh at you but they classify that as (controlled substance) out there in these common wealth states & give you 5 different charges for that. I was worried it had me very upset for a while. what can I say, I feel a lot of weight of my shoulder now. less than a year later, a month would of made a year but everything was resolved and I got the best outcome I could ask for .I feel like I dodged a big bullet and it don’t hurt to say it again MONEY WELL SPENT . So take care of Mr.Dakita and his law firm save your worries . They’ll take care of you he’s one hell of a dude With great tactics and great negotiation skills follow his lead he’ll take care you .
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Posted by Justin dao | November 21, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great laywer
I’m 15 and I was called into court for runaway on my dirtbike with no turn signals no license and I ran a stop sign . Mr. Datika was so nice and kind. Every time we called he answered right away or texted us . I had 5 charged and he got it down to one . That one charge wouldn’t effect me in any bad way . I would have to pay $700 in the fines, but he got a reduced down to less than 200. I thank you so much and I highly recommend him .
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Posted by Jamie | November 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Professional and Kind!
Ben came to my rescue. I have professional licensure's that need to be maintained with a clean record. He listened to my full explanation of the case and the damages I could ensue if the case was not handled correctly. Because of Ben and only Ben my case was dismissed! I truly can’t thank him enough for what he has done for me and ultimately my family. He’s the kind of lawyer you want on your side! If you’re reading this Ben, Thank You again from the bottom of my heart.
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Posted by Jim | November 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Ben was outstanding. His expertise in court was only outdone by his relentless energy. His skill and understanding of how things work is incredible. He got me an outcome that I thought was impossible. Thanks to him I am home tonight with my family
Posted by John | August 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough, Responsive and out for your best interest
Ben is a true professional. He over communicates, provides sound guidance, but always keeps your best interest in mind. He is a pleasure to work with and will get you the results desired. I highly recommend Ben for your legal needs.
Posted by Phil | February 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
This was the first time I used Ben Datika as my lawyer. He was a great negotiator and very professional. He was always available to answer any questions and promptly returned phone calls. I was very happy with his representation and the outcome of my criminal case. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Real Deal
My nephew found himself in a difficult position without an attorney to represent him in a criminal matter. After extensive research I found Mr. Datika and my nephew retained his services. Mr. Datika immediately went to work and reviewed all aspects of the case. He remained in constant communication with my nephew and kept him informed every step of the way up to the date of his hearing. He inspired a sense of confidence and calm for my nephew at the most difficult time in his life. I would highly recommend that you secure the services of Mr. Datika if you, a family member, or friend ever finds themselves in a position of requiring the services of a Criminal Defense attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and fast
Ben was very quick and profesional, handled my case and bench warrant quickly in the best possible way. Explained to me the whole process from beginning to end and explained all the possibilities and how to go best about the situation. Couldn’t have asked for better representation. Was absolutely pleased throughout the whole process and finally was at ease when heard of the final result. Thanks again Ben. Definitely recommend to anyone who needs a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer!!!
Ben from the very beginning was totally honest and answered all of my questions. He informed me that it was going to be a difficult case, but he was up for the challenge. I was very lucky to have found such a caring attorney. He truly cares about his clients, returns your call within 24 hours and is extremely thorough. Ben definitely went above and beyond and worked extremely hard. The outcome was truly remarkable and our family was blessed to have found Ben. If anyone is in need of a great lawyer I would highly recommend him. He is the best!!
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Posted by Monique | December 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A1 lawyer
Amazing representation! What wasn't possible was possible with him! He moved mountains for my husband's case and got the best outcome imaginable! Highly recommend!!! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Posted by Fran | November 26, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
THE lawyer for when you want to go to trial !!
Dear Mr. Datika, thanks for representing me and saving me from a record. You seriously overdelivered and made me feel like a million bucks every time we went to court. You explained the seriousness of this case to me and that it would be a difficult one to win, you explained that at the very beginning before accepting my case and gave me all of the options and realistic chances. You are the first and only lawyer I ever met that did not overpromise or brag or try to sell your services to me and get me to retain you. I really respect that you basically interviewed me and made sure I would be a good fit to accept as a new client. In fact your reputation led me to you and I knew that you are very selective with any new clients or cases you accept. I respect that you dont accept just any and everyone as a new client and that makes you stand out from other lawyers and shows that you are in demand for the work you do. Thanks for seeing the good in me and arguing for my innocence at trial. It was a stressful time for me and I was scared having to go through trial but you really made me feel comfortable seeing you arguing the best way possible to show that they werent my drugs and you gave it your all. It really showed at trial. It showed to me and it showed to everybody in court and that is why we won. You were not cheap but you always get what you pay for !!!! Thanks so very much for all that you did for me and I will always remember you !!!
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Posted by Elisabeth | October 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal Trial in Montgomery County for Drug paraphanalia
Mr. Datika is an absolutely incredible lawyer. He spent considerable time and effort on my case/trial. He explained every detail every step of the way and was by my side in a very stressful, scary time. He also was successfully able to negotiate an INCREDIBLE deal that has allowed me to "get my life back". In any court hearing you feel tiny and alone but if you decide on hiring Mr. Datika he will be by your side and fight for you. He is caring, considerate, intelligent and very knowledgeable. I truly feel that if you should ever find yourself in need of a Criminal defense, DUI, or DWI attorney that Mr. Datika is the lawyer you should pick.
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Posted by Jeff | August 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I used mr. Datika to represent me in a very difficult case. He kept me out of jail and I ended up with the best possible outcome. He communicated with me promptly the entire time and fought hard for me. You'd be crazy to go with anyone else!
Posted by John | August 5, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI with Aggravated Assault
Where do I start.. Ben is a wonderful and trustworthy person. He helped me out big time with my case and made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process . At first, when the incident happened I was super nervous , couldn’t sleep, and out of it for a while . But with great faith from Ben I was able to overcome my fear and stress . Ben really worked his magic and got me out of big trouble . I highly recommend Ben as your lawyer he works wonders . Thanks again , if I ever need you in the future I will 100% use you again.
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Posted by Vincenzo | April 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Premium Trial Attorney
Mr. Datika accepted my case and gave me the best premium representation I could’ve asked for for my case. He helped me not just by representing me the best way as my family friends brag to me he does, but he also helped me by making the court process as painless for me as is possible. It felt good being in the courtroom with him the way everyone in the courtroom knows and respects this gentleman. He he is a real gentleman and treats his clients with real respect. You get what you pay for and much more with Mr. Datika. Grazie, Mr. Datika to you and your law firm.
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
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Ben was very helpful in answering all of my questions. He was patient and thorough explaining the process that I would be going through.
Posted by Alberto Sanchez | September 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
satisfied
Incredibly helpful!! Mr. Datika got me the best possible outcome. Was looking at 2 years and got away with 90 days probation. Mr. Datika pulled some strings stay blessed fam!!!!!
Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
From 1 to 100 Mr. Datika is a 1000
I was charged with a Felony 1 and other similar charges. Mr. Datika got all of my charges dismissed. He was friendly, professional, knowledgeable and affordable. Truly blessed!
Posted by India | July 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fast, professional, problem solver
Long story short my past was catching up with me. I finally matured and grew up and was ready to face it. But not without help. That's where ben came in. I was concerned cause my case was in PA and I live in FL, I also have bad health issues and I had a bench warrant I had to turn myself in for. I Express my concerns to ben, I let him know that I needed him to convince the court that I can not come to PA because I'm hi risk for covid. Within a 3 day time frame ben (for a very reasonable price) made my court date. Convinced the judge I couldnt be there because of my health. He got the court date and appeared for me. He got my bench warrant dropped with ease. Within 3 days it was done and over. I highly recommend him. He is quick and problem solver and straight to the point. And he didnt seem shady like other lawyers. Thanks ben! I'm a free woman!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Court of Common Pleas Arbitrator
  • Court of Common Pleas
  • 2018 - Present
  • Trial Advocacy Lecturer & Coach
  • Private University
  • 2017 - Present
  • Court-Appointed Counsel Qualified
  • Court of Common Pleas
  • 2017 - Present
  • Trial Attorney
  • Private Practice
  • 2016 - Present
  • Summer Associate
  • Gambone & Associates
  • 2015 - 2015
  • CLI
  • Montgomery County Court Of Common Pleas
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Bar Exam Preparation Representative
  • Barbri
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Judicial Associate
  • Magisterial District Court
  • 2011 - 2012
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Education

  • Thomas R. Kline School of Law
  • JD – Juris Doctor – Criminal Law Specialty
  • 2016
  • Arcadia University
  • BA – Double Major with Pre-Law Concentration
  • 2013

Legal Cases

  • Possession With Intent to Deliver Case – Pennsylvania
  • All Charges Dropped. Client was arrested after the Pennsylvania State Police recovered nearly 165 pounds of cocaine from my client's 18-Wheeler. After aggressively fighting for my client, all charges were dropped and my client was released.
  • Felony and Misdemeanor Assault-Related Case in Montgomery County, PA
  • After aggressively fighting for my client, the Judge dismissed all charges at the preliminary hearing level and ordered that my client be released the same day.
  • Driving Under Suspension–DUI-Related Case in Montgomery County, PA
  • Defense Motion to Dismiss all charges was granted by the Judge. After aggressively fighting the case, all charges were dismissed, allowing my client to avoid the mandatory 60-90 day sentence of incarceration and one year suspension.
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Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2021 - Present
  • Montgomery Bar Association, Diversity Committee
  • Federal Court Practice Committee Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Montgomery Bar Association
  • Bench-Bar Committee Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Rules of Court Committeeman
  • 2018 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Listserv Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Regional Trial Coordinator
  • 2018 - Present
  • Montgomery County American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Criminal Law List Serv
  • 2018 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Criminal Rules of Court Committee Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Criminal Law Committee Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Mock Trial Association
  • Trial Coach and Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Section Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Delaware County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Montgomery County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Bucks County Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Bucks County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Bucks County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Drexel Law Alumni
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Arcadia University Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Criminal Law Society – Kline School of Law
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2016
  • American Constitution Society – Kline School of Law
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Oral Advocacy Society – Kline School of Law
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Arcadia Pre-Law Association
  • President & Founder
  • 2009 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Client Champion Silver Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • "10 out of 10" Rating, Top Attorney Award
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Superb Lawyer Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Top Attorney Award
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Certificate of Admission
  • Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas
  • 2018
  • Top Attorney Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Excellent Lawyer Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • Montgomery County
  • 2016
  • Dean's List Award
  • Thomas R. Kline School of Law
  • 2016
  • Kline Law Scholarship
  • Drexel University Kline School of Law
  • 2016
  • Legal Scholarship
  • Drexel University Kline School of Law
  • 2015
  • Certificate of Service Award
  • Montgomery County
  • 2015
  • Voted Most Effective Oral Argument
  • Criminal Law – Thomas R. Kline School of Law
  • 2014
  • Dean's List Award
  • Arcadia University
  • 2013
  • Winning Mock Trial Presentation
  • Arcadia Pre-Law Association
  • 2012
  • Strongest Oral Argument Award
  • Constitutional Law Judges Panel
  • 2012
  • Best Performance in Constitutional Law Award
  • Arcadia University
  • 2011
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Publications

  • Thomas R. Kline School of Law
  • Federal Criminal Law - Civil Asset Forfeiture
  • 2016
  • Thomas R. Kline School of Law
  • An Explanation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2019
  • "Essential Characteristics of Winning Trial Attorneys"
  • Trial Advocacy
  • 2017
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Civil Asset Forfeiture
  • 2016
  • Advanced Constitutional Law
  • Due Process and Firearms Rights
  • 2016
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Law Oral Argument
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (31)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Datika is an aggressive zealous advocate of his clients rights and will fight like a lion to win your charge. I endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Datika is a well-respected and personable lawyer who works hard for his clients. I have had the pleasure of working side-by-side on a case with Ben in the courtroom and we were able to achieve a dismissal of all charges for both of our clients. I strongly endorse him and encourage you to contact him if you need an experienced advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Datika is attentive, knowledgable and a zealous advocate for his clients."
Appeals Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. This is an attorney who takes the time to care about clients and answer questions with patience and knowledge."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Constitutional Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have read many of the answers provided by Mr. Datika on Avvo, and they demonstrate that not only is he knowledgeable and insightful, but he cares about his clients and will work hard to help them achieve their goals."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Constitutional Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Philadelphia Criminal defense Lawyer Ben-Zion Datika
Ben-Zion Datika
Criminal defense Attorney
Philadelphia, PA
Licensed for 6 years
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