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About me

I am believer that people accused of a criminal offense deserve the most competent  and experienced legal counsel possible for a fair and reasonable cost of representation. My team of criminal defense lawyers vigorously defends the rights of Ohioans accused of all types of State or Federal criminal offenses. 


I grew up in the Central Ohio area (small town of Bexley OH) and attended The Ohio State University for my undergraduate degree before obtaining my Juris Doctorate in Law at Capital University Law School. 


When I'm not in the court room, I like to spend my time with my family, volunteering with local organizations and charities, and playing sports. I also enjoy traveling that involves outdoor exploration and adventure.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
  3. Speeding Ticket: 15%



Fixed (always), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (5%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Benjamin. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Brad Joseph Groene

    Ben's knowledge of OVI/DUI law is unparalleled. He works tirelessly for his clients, and his results show that. He is the attorney you want if you are faced with an OVI in Columbus, Ohio. I highly recommend this attorney.


    Brad Groene Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Luftman, Heck & Associates, LLP

580 E Rich St Floor 2
Columbus, OH, 43215


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2013
Client Distinction AwardMartindale-Hubbell2012
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
The State's Outstanding Young LawyersCincinnati Magazine2011
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
The State's Outstanding Young LawyersCincinnati Magazine2010
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney at LawLuftman, Heck & Associates, LLP2003 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Columbus Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
Ohio State Bar AssociationDog Bite Jury Instruction (Contributing)2012
Aspatore Book publicationThe Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases2011
Ohio State Bar AssociationVehicular Vandalism Jury Instruction2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Capital University Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Ohio State UniversityN/AN/A2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Live Radio ProgramOVI/DUI LawN/A
General Law PracticumNetworking for LawyersN/A
Defending Clients Charged with OVI SeminarOVI/DUI LawN/A
Certified Driver Intervention ProgramOVI/DUI LawN/A
Certified Driver Intervention ProgramOVI/DUI LawN/A
Certified Driver Intervention ProgramOVI/DUI LawN/A
Certified Driver Intervention ProgramOVI/DUI LawN/A
Certified Driver Intervention ProgramOVI/DUI LawN/A