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Benjamin David Wurtzel

Criminal defense Attorney at Winter Park, FL

5.0   32 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Benjamin

Learn Benjamin’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Experience in all kinds of criminal trial cases, including criminal traffic violations (and DUIs), misdemeanors, as well as third-, second-, first-, and life-felonies. Experience from pre-trial matters, to trial and post-conviction.

  2. Violent crime
    25%
    Includes battery, aggravated battery, all domestic violence charges, robbery, carjacking, etc.

  3. Sex crime
    15%
    Sexual battery, lewd and lascivious molestation, and capital sexual battery

  4. White collar crime
    15%
    Includes complex financial crimes

  5. DUI and DWI
    10%
    DUIs including first-time and subsequent offenders, including felony-level DUIs; including leaving the scene of an accident and DUI manslaughter

  6. Expungement
    5%
    Assist clients in petitioning the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, under strict guidelines, to expunge or seal their criminal history

Benjamin D. Wurtzel is a Florida Bar Board-Certified Criminal Trial Attorney defending the rights of individuals throughout Central Florida.  In awarding him the distinction of Board Certification, the Florida Bar has recognized Mr. Wurtzel as an expert in the area of criminal trial law.   Mr. Wurtzel handles all aspects of criminal defense litigation and his practice is 100% devoted to criminal defense.

 Prior to Opening Wurtzel Law, Mr. Wurtzel served as an Assistant Public Defender for seven years at the Office of the Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orange County, FL. During his time as an Assistant Public Defender, Mr. Wurtzel handled thousands of criminal cases, representing individuals in pre-trial, trial, appellate and post-conviction matters.  Mr. Wurtzel has extensive courtroom experience and has served as lead counsel in jury trials ranging from criminal traffic and misdemeanor offenses to first-degree and life felonies.  Mr. Wurtzel also has substantial experience handling violations of probation, including motions for early termination and/or modification of probation. 

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Wurtzel is an active member of both the state and local criminal defense communities.  Mr. Wurtzel has been a member of the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers since 2011, and a Board Member and Executive Officer for the past three years. Currently, Mr. Wurtzel serves as the Board’s President-Elect.  Mr. Wurtzel is also a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Orange County Bar Association.

A Central Florida native, Mr. Wurtzel grew up in Maitland, FL and graduated from Winter Park High School.  Mr. Wurtzel obtained his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Florida, and obtained his J.D., cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law.  Mr. Wurtzel resides in Maitland with his wife and two daughters.

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Location

Wurtzel Law, PLLC
425 W. New England Ave.
Suite 200
Winter Park, FL, 32789

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Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I’d give 10 stars if I could. Highly recommend.
It is hard to truly capture my full appreciation and recommendation for Attorney Benjamin Wurtzel. Most of us don't think we will need a criminal defense attorney in our lifetimes. I found myself in a situation where life changed in an instant and as a new mother in the midst of a major storm, I was in desperate need of competent and reliable counsel. The complexity of my case was astounding and I knew immediately after the initial consultation with Ben that he would be unlike other attorneys. The research he had done in a short time frame showed me that he was intelligent and diligent, with careful attention to details. (I spoke with several other attorneys who either rushed me off the phone or seemed genuinely perplexed by my situation - bringing zero confidence in their ability to help). Throughout the subsequent months, Ben kept me informed every step of the way, often wearing a very patient "teacher" hat, explaining the court and legal systems, since this world was quite foreign to me. I never for a second questioned his allegiance and surprisingly - his empathy (a rarity among lawyers I'm sure). I felt genuine concern and care in every correspondence which, to put it bluntly, brought much needed peace during very sleepless nights. This peace extended out to my anxious friends and family who also came to trust Ben and his instincts, even through they didn't personally know him. This to me, was priceless. I now see that an outstanding attorney cares about their clients, is knowledgeable of the law with a track record of success, is highly intuitive and able to both read people and circumstances quickly and is a master negotiator... Ben is all of these things and more. My case resulted in mostly dropped charges and a no-contest plea, for which I am forever grateful to soon put this season behind me. It's a tough job he has and while I hope I never need his services again (smile) I cannot recommend him enough to others who do.
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Posted by Andrea | July 20, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The absolute best!
My husband was in need of filing a motion to have his probation modified and we could not have been blessed with a better team. Ben was extremely thorough, patient, and knowledgeable. Something that my husband and I appreciated most was his willingness to provide us with realistic expectations throughout the entire process. We had our hearing today and by the grace of God and Bens hard work and expertise, the motion for modification was granted. We are in absolute awe of the outcome as it was a huge request that is not often granted. My husband and I are more than proud to call Ben and Lori our family lawyers and would recommend them without a doubt. Thank you Ben and Lori!!
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Posted by Daniel | June 7, 2023
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Legal Powerhouse
In a situation where our family found itself juggling cases on multiple fronts, we had the privilege of working with Ben Wurtzel from Wurtzel Law. Ben exhibited a tenacious and strategic approach to the case, providing us with an honest perspective on what lay ahead. His professionalism, coupled with his extensive experience, enabled us to navigate the complexities of both law enforcement and the state attorney's office, ultimately resulting in the ideal outcome of no charges being filed. Ben is undeniably an exceptional attorney, and I wholeheartedly endorse him without reservation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
Our 16 year, old son, with poor judgment, was expelled and arrested from school for joking on social media about shooting the school. Ben was highly recommended by a very successful and prominent friend and judge in the community. The moment we spoke to him during our consultation we knew he was the man we needed to help our son. I can’t even begin to express how much he helped our family. He was so good with my son and went out of his way to visit him in juvenile detention in Daytona. He kept us informed the entire time and worked tirelessly to get him out of jail. He was organized, well educated and had a calm yet tenacious disposition about himself in court that we loved. He fought and fought until we finally got our son home with dropped charges. He allowed us to call, txt or email as often as needed without us having to worry how much it was going to cost us. Ben was very transparent about what to expect from the beginning so we had no surprises whatsoever. It is rare to find an attorney with such compassion and patience, something we so desperately needed. I strongly recommend him for his knowledge, honesty, communication and most importantly his driven attitude to fight for his client.
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Posted by Merced | August 13, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best criminal lawyer in town
My family was in need of a criminal attorney for a false accusations that was made against them. We was lucky to have found Mr. Benjamin Wurtzel and have him on our case he stood next to us every step of the way and fought for the in justice against us. We will forever be thankful for the way he took care of our case. Thank you Ben you are the Best Criminal Attorney in Orlando you truly fight for your clients.
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Posted by Bryan | August 11, 2022
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Exceptional Attorney
I was charged, and wrongly convicted, of a felony that was punishable by life. I met Ben when he arrived at my trial to assist as a co-counsel for the attorney I had hired. I wish he had been my primary attorney from the start. After being convicted, he handled my appeal all the way to the Florida Supreme Court, and saw my conviction overturned, and my life returned to me. He and his wife and law partner, Lori, were a Godsend. Who you hire as an attorney MATTERS. Choose wisely, choose Wurtzel.
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Very professional
Ben has been such a huge blessing. Not only did he help me understand the ins and outs of the journey I was about to take but he assured me that he was going to be there to see me through it, to be there to answer any questions I had along the way. I am so thankful. Ben has been just great!
Posted by M.E | March 26, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Prompt , professional, personable and experienced
I'm not one to write reviews but sometimes when someone exceeds your expectations on so many levels, it behooves one to say something. Ben was recommended by a friend. I left a message and he returned my call within 10 minutes of leaving a message for him. He didn't get a secretary or Paralegal. He called me himself. Answered my questions and helped guide me with a level of professionalism and guidance that was top notch. He lifted my concerns with clarity and laid down a roadmap of how to handle a legal concern. I have no reservations in recommending him to anybody. They say its important to have a good lawyer , good doctor and a good plumber. With Ben Wurtzel, you've got the lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very pleased with the results
If you need a criminal attorney, Wurtzel law office is who to call. I was referred by another lawyer. Benjamin is very nice, he answered all my questions and trust me I had a lot of questions. Very understanding and very patient. We talked on the phone, and then by tex messages and by email. The out come I’m very pleased. If you need a attorney Wurtzel is who to call. Extremely pleased with the results.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision
Going with Ben was the best decision I could have made. He constantly kept me informed and calm about all possibilities. He handled everything so smoothly and kept me up to date on every single step, I never had to ask first what was going on. If I ever need someone to represent me again I will 100% go back to Ben.
Posted by Dimitri | January 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
My experience
The overall process, was fast easy and convenient. Everything about this law office exceeded my expectations. The outcome was a lot better than I can ask for. Me and my family greatly appreciate the hard effort from Mr. Wurtzel and he's definitely a man of his word. I highly recommend to everyone...
Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer you could ask for
Benjamin Wurtzel was the absolute best and most involved lawyer I could’ve asked for. For a simple possession of alcohol under the age of 21 case, he worked endlessly to get me the best possible outcome. Initially I was offered to go on a 6 month pretrial diversion program, but we took it as far as challenging the admissibility of evidence and the judge offered for me to do 10 hours of community service and the case would be dropped. Throughout the entire case, beginning right after my over-the-phone consultation he was always just a text or phone call away. He was extremely accessible and far from lazy. He genuinely cares for his clients and will do whatever it takes to get the best possible outcome regardless of how serious the case is. He was generous enough to mention my case to his wife Lori Wurtzel and she offered to help me with the office of student conduct since the incident was on my college campus. I can’t put it into words how helpful they were while also educating me so that I understood every step of the process. I highly recommend Benjamin Wurtzel for ANYONE in need of a criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He handled a misdemeanor case
Attorney Ben is a very good attorney very easy to get in contact when you text him he immediately respond back if I ever had to hire attorney I would hire him first and I would recommend him to all my family and friends He handled my case very well and got me a great outcome
Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney
I am so grateful that Mr.Wurtzel was my attorney. He got me a speedy trail and got me in a diversion program. Now my charges will be dropped when I complete this program; and I can finally move on with my life on a positive path. He is outstanding at communication ! Even if I had a question on the weekend he would still answer. Also during this program , if I have any questions he's always there to help the best he can.
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Posted by anonymous | June 12, 2019
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First Class
I highly recommend Mr. Wurtzel for any legal issues that you may find yourself in. Throughout the entire process I was kept up to date and the communication that was received through this stressful time was first class. I would not hesitate to hire Ben again for any legal representation that I may need.
Posted by anonymous | June 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Realiable
This is a lawyer that I would refer to anyone that's in need of legal representation. He got the job done in a timely manner, very profession.
Posted by Hezekiah | April 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Satisfied client
I highly recommend, Mr Wurtzel to anyone needing legal services. His expertise,organization and timely response to any issues regarding the case is, second to none. Thanks to Mr Wurtzel, my case was down graded from a felony with probation, classes and a letter in which Mr Wurtzel, had dropped down to Misdemeanor and time served with a prior! I am very satisfied with Mr Wurtzel, and not only would I recommend him to anyone in Florida, but to anyone in the United States. He's an excellent attorney!!!
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Posted by Antonio | April 1, 2019
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Professional & Honest Services
Found Mr . Wurtzel on this app and im very happy with my decision , Called him and he made me feel like family , I went over the details with my case and he really knows exactly what he’s talking about . Anybody in the Orlando area needing an attorny hes the Best guy in Town !
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Received one of two desired outcomes
Recommended by a friend and it ended up being a more than satisfactory experience. Was able to communicate in a timely manner and answer any questions that I had. I was able to get into a pretrial program giving me the opportunity to get all charges dismissed even with priors. Timely, available, effective.
Posted by Tyler | February 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Need a quality attorney that will get the job done for you? Ben Wurtzel is your guy!
Mr. Wurtzel was recommended by a friend, who assured me, that he was the best. They were so right! I couldn’t believe how great he was at communicating, explaining every little detail of my situation, and truly caring, each step of the way. His hard work paid off, and my outcome was what I had hoped for! Mr. Wurtzel was the perfect choice. I highly recommend.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Wurtzel Law, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Public Defender's Office
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Associate
  • Wicker, Smith, O'hara, Ford, McCoy, PA
  • 2010 - 2011

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Florida
  • B.S.
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 482016CF001633000AOX
  • Count 4 - Judgment of Acquittal; Remaining counts- Not Guilty, Acquitted by Jury

Associations

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President-Elect
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Vice President
  • 2017 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified - Criminal Trial
  • Florida Bar
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Public Defenders College
  • Pre-Trial Motions
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Among the best in the business, and certainly in the top ten defense attorneys in Orlando, Ben Wurtzel is an expert of Florida criminal law. I have seen Ben defend the most difficult cases with skill and success. I regularly go to Ben for advice on defending criminal cases, and I strongly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Benjamin Wurtzel and I worked on numerous cases over the years and he is one of the most dedicated lawyers I have ever met. He will begin the defense of your case from the start through strong and intelligent motion practice and continue the fight through trial and any appeals that may be required. I highly recommend him to any individual going through the stress of criminal charges."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"Benjamin Wurtzel is an extraordinarily professional and detail-oriented attorney. He is a Board-Certified Criminal Trial Attorney and is qualified to handle all kinds of criminal cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Words will not do Ben Wurtzel any justice. Pun intended. He is a paragon of zealous advocacy. He is a consummate professional. He helped me brainstorm trial strategies on several cases when we worked together. If you’re in a room with him, just know that he is better prepared hands down and better organized. He is also President-Elect of the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ben is one of the smartest and hardest working attorneys that I know. He is a well respected and knowledgeable attorney, and a great trial lawyer as well. He has definitely earned his status as a Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Wurtzel and I have worked together on cases numerous times over the nearly 10 years I have known him. He is the consummate professional. He is always prepared, courteous, respectful of all parties and diligent in his representation. He is a fierce and dynamic advocate for his clients and I cannot recommend him enough."
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