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Benjamin Jordan Herbst

Criminal defense Attorney at Baltimore, MD

5.0   9 reviews

also known as Ben Herbst

  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 15 years
    Florida - FL 16 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    75%
    Defending clients in both state and federal court in charges ranging from murder to DUI and drug possession. Extensive jury trial experience with numerous felony and misdemeanor acquittals. Accepts state and federal cases in all Maryland jurisdictions including juvenile cases, and is available seven days a week for a free consultation. Jury trial experience in robbery, drug distribution, arson, assault, theft, DUI, murder, human trafficking, and numerous other offenses.

    17 years, 2,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    15%
    Representing clients in a Maryland jurisdictions including federal DUI citations received on the BW Parkway and other federally patrolled highways. Extensive experience representing out of state defendants and repeat offenders.

    17 years, 250 cases

  3. Personal injury
    10%
    Fighting big businesses insurance companies in all personal injury cases ranging from store and hotel slip and falls to car, truck, pedestrian and bicycle accidents. Will not settle for anything less than his clients deserve.

    17 years

Maryland and South Florida criminal defense lawyer who has represented adult and juvenile defendants in over 1,200 criminal cases ranging in severity from first degree murder to drug possession and DUI.  Has challanged the government in over 60 jury trials, and appeared on national television as a legal analyst for Face the Nation on CBS. Will fight to the finish on every case.  Born and raised in Baltimore County and attended Pikesville High School.  Received undergratuate education at The University of Michigan and then law degree at The University of Miami School of Law. 

Photos and videos

Benjamin Herbst appearing as a legal analyst for Face The Nation.

Location

The Herbst Firm
400 East Pratt St.
8th Floor
Baltimore, MD, 21202

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Andre’ | September 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
You get what you pay for: THE BEST LAWYER!!!
8/11/23. Mr. Benjamin Herbst, of The Herbst Firm, is criminal defense attorney, who over this pass year and a half, expertly helped my son Joseph, handle a very serious criminal incident. This raving review can best be summarized in Joseph’s own words: “Benjamin gets 10 stars out of 5”. Here are the highlights of his outstanding services: Benjamin brilliantly won the transfer of my son’s case to Juvenile Court. He had always returned my calls within the same day. He provided relentless representation to have the State’s Attorney to accept the waiver or transfer to Juvenile court. He was very knowledgeable and professional, as he walked us through the process with patience and understanding. He made himself accessible anytime of the day, night or weekends. Benjamin means what he says and says what he means. He’s a man of his word. He is always well-dressed and punctual to court hearings. Being a family man himself, he extended that same family care, concern and compassion to us, his clients. He is not only a great criminal defense lawyer, but a wonderful warm person & friend. Benjamin is highly and unconditionally recommended. Call him today at (410) 207-2598. You will not regret the call!!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Firearm charges in Maryland handled excellently
Ran into some firearm related problems with the law in Maryland. Benjamin Herbst did an excellent job getting me through the process and saved me a lot of time and headache. Benjamin was very responsive and provided a 10/10 experience. I would use the services of this firm if I ever needed it again.
Posted by ralphy | December 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCEPTIONAL!!!!!!!!!!
I have a not too proud criminal history that included manslaughter,being from out of town and not a resident of Baltimore i was charged with a 1st degree assault charge with weapon..I went on the run for 3 years back to my home state..i grew tired of running and wanted to get the system off my back i turned myself in and hired Benjamin..my sentencing judge was Barry Williams and i was facing 14years,Benjamin convinced the judge to give me a chance due to a strong backing that was present for me in court.Mr. Williams gave me that chance and with 1year in and 2 on probation...i have just paid my debt to society and I am a free man to celebrate the holidays...in this business of law its not always what you know but who you know that can help you...thank you Benjamin and my best wishes to an excellent career and reputation...
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Posted by Tonya | June 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The Herbst Firm
I strongly recommend Benjamin to everyone that I know, Benjamin was always available for all my questions & strongly knowledgeable about the law & reasonable price & worked out an excellent payment plan to fit my budget & not to mention got my loved one out of jail almost immediately,Benjamin worked out a deal to save & help my family, I truly appreciate his work & knowledge of the law, I truly recommend the Herbst firm
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Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
BEST Criminal Attorney
My case was casino related trespass. From the day I've got the citation and reached out to Mr. Herbst, he has been nothing but an amazing counselor and attorney. He advised me to calm down and laid out the best route so that the case can have a best outcome. I had followed up his advice and the case were Nolle Prosequi. He ALWAYS reply calls and he is there when you need him and is well versed on the case and advise you the best route to take. If you want an honest, engaged and focused attorney Mr. Herbst is the best to reach out to.
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Posted by Rob | May 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
100% connected, and focused. THE attorney to go with!
My experience with The Herbst Firm has been outstanding. Professional, caring and importantly- always there for questions or guidance. Benjamin Herbst took the time to consult with me, at no charge, to listen to the details about my case. He looked up the criminal charges, and began to discuss strategy. I engaged him as my attorney, immediately. Ben acted within 24 hours to delay the case until more information could be determined. He kept me informed every step of the way, and was so focused. He took my calls when I was worried. He advised me what to do in court. ( I had never been charged before ). On the day of the trial, I was so happy he was there. I saw other people with lawyers who never showed up, or those who had no representation. They did not have a good result. To be fair, there were other lawyers there -- NONE were as focused as Ben. Ben is a super-lawyer. My case involved casino purported trespass. With the help of Ben and The Herbst Firm team, my case was dismissed, and most importantly, expunged. If you have a legal issue -- be it small, Big or HUGE - go with the best. You DESERVE it.
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Posted by Mick | August 7, 2017
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Best attorney I could have had
Mr Herbst was very patient with me as I had a lot of questions and concerns due to never being in a legal problem before. I spoke with many attorneys but I chose him because he was down to earth instead of condescending like most of the others I spoke to. Mr Herbst also kept in contact with me throughout the 2 months before trial to insure that he was doing everything he could for my case, in the end he was able to get me stet which was the best possible outcome for my case and the best part was that I did not even have to show up for court. Mr Herbst did everything that he said he would to the letter to the day, if you want an honest attorney with your best interest his only goal then hire Mr Herbst.
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Posted by William | May 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
One fine lawyer
Ben did such a great job in defending me. He kept me calm and he did everything he said he was confident that he could do in our first meeting. If you want a fighter Ben will not disappoint. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent.....eight stars
Excellent lawyer....fearless.seemed the prosecutor needed everything to be right when they knew he was my lawyer.eventually the case was dropped,all because of his name.i will recommend him to anyone..Thank you again Ben for saving me.i will forever remain grateful.
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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

  • Managing Partner
  • The Herbst Firm
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Dell & Schaefer
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Public Defender
  • Broward County Public Defender's Office
  • 2007 - 2010

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. QS
  • Plea to misdemeanor 2nd degree assault, time served
  • State v. S.S.
  • Acquitted of all charges at jury trial
  • State v. T.T.
  • Not guilty all counts at jury trial
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Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Attorney
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
Endorse Benjamin
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Benjamin without hesitation. He is pragmatic and never backs down for his clients. He is not afraid to ask tough questions and is always direct and accessible to clients. We worked together on several cases and I have no hesitation recommending him to anyone in need of his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ben is a competitor. Whether it is in a courtroom, on a football field, a basketball Court or playing scrabble, the guy does not like to lose. He is gamer that rises to the occasion and brings the fight to the opposition. If you want a guy that will fight hard who refuses to back down then Ben is your guy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Ben and I worked together for several years as Assistant Public Defenders. He is highly intelligent, prepared, and an outstanding trial attorney."
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Baltimore Criminal defense Lawyer Benjamin Jordan Herbst
Benjamin Jordan Herbst
Criminal defense Attorney
Baltimore, MD
Licensed for 16 years
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