|VA||Authorized to practice law||2002||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Lawyer||Coastal Virginia Magazine||2015|
|Client's Choice Award - DUI||AVVO||2014|
|Client's Choice Award - Criminal Defense||AVVO||2014|
|Wilkins-Howard Scholar Athlete of the Year Award||Old Dominion University||1999|
|Owner||Benjamin H. Hamlet, PLLC||2009 - Present|
|Partner||Kozak & Hamlet, P.C.||2007 - 2009|
|Associate||Marcus, Santoro & Kozak, P.C.||2002 - 2006|
|Intern with 3rd Year Practice Certificate||Office Of The Commonwealth's Attorney - Chesterfield County||2001 - 2002|
|Summer Intern with 3rd Year Practice Certificate||Office Of The Commonwealth's Attorney - Norfolk, Virginia||2001 - 2001|
|Summer Intern||Office Of The Commonwealth's Attorney - Norfolk, Virginia||2000 - 2000|
|Victim Witness Intern||Office Of The Commonwealth's Attorney - Norfolk, Virginia||1999 - 1999|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2002 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||2002 - Present|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Virginia Beach Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Robbery, firearm, and mask charges dismissed||All charges dismissed|
|Drug Distribution Charges Dismissed||Jury found my client NOT GUILTY|
|Attempted Murder||Attempted Murder reduced to Felony Child Abuse|
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|University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|Old Dominion University||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
|Student-Athlete Mentoring Conference||Understanding Your 4th Amendment Rights||2015|
|Student-Athlete Mentoring Session||Beyond the Playing Field||2008|
Posted by KT
I got caught doing 92 in a 55 and 87 in a 55. I have CDL and knew I was going to lose my license if I was convicted. Virginia Beach Judges don't play with speeding. Over 80 and you could go to jail. I hired Ben for both cases and he got me awesome results. The first case was dismissed and the second case was reduce from reckless driving to speeding. I was able to keep my CDL and stay out of jail. Ben know his way around the courtroom. All of my friends that recommended him to me call him Ben Matlock. I now know why!
Posted by Johnny
Mr. Hamlet helped navigate me through a very difficult time in my life when it seemed like everything was crumbling around me. I was facing an attempted murder charge and I was scared out of my mind. After my initial consultation with him, I knew he was going to fight for me and that he had the knowledge and skills to help me beat the case. Mr. Hamlet was always prepared. He quickly returned my phone calls and responded to my emails. I highly recommend Mr. Hamlet. Thanks to him I now have my life back together and have a very successful career.
Posted by Stacy
I was arrested on felony weapons charges and was facing five years in prison. A friend advised me to call Attorney Hamlet and it was the best advice I've received in a long while. I wasn't going to accept a plea. I was innocent! Hamlet is an impressive lawyer, knows his stuff and was set on a mission to free me of these charges. We went to trial and through his years of experience and outstanding closing arguments the jury found me no guilty! I can't say enough about this amazing attorney. Hamlet is one of the best in Hampton Roads, if not the entire East Coast!
Adam Carroll, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Ben is an aggressive trial lawyer. I trust him to handle cases for my clients that I have a conflict representing. He is well respected by the courts, known in the area he practices and is a good choice for excellent representation.
Christopher Baker, Chapter 13 bankruptcy Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I met Ben during my time as a prosecutor. I've always known him to be professional, knowledgeable, and a fighter in the courtroom. He is not afraid to try cases. And, I've seen him get great results. I endorse this attorney without reservation.
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