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Bradley Paul Koffel

DUI and DWI Attorney at Columbus, OH

4.6   20 reviews

also known as Brad Koffel


Licensed for 29 years

About Bradley

Learn Bradley’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    75%
    Mr. Koffel is one of the top 3 lawyers in Ohio for Criminal / DUI as rated by his peers in "Best Lawyers in America" and "Ohio Super Lawyers"

    30 years, 8,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    Mr. Koffel's private criminal defense practice is primarily limited to serious vehicular crimes, economic crimes, drug and alcohol based offenses, and first offender felonies. He does not accept violent criminal cases or organized criminal activity cases.

    30 years, 1,000 cases

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Licensed for 29 years
State OH
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/12/2022

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

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The Koffel Law Firm
1801 Watermark Drive
Suite 350
Columbus, OH, 43215

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
Posted by Shawn | December 22, 2014
The only one I'd want to represent me!!!!!
I had Bradley Koffel himself to represent me and I can honestly say 5 stars does him no justice. I went from 12yrs prison to 90days house arrest and probation! He was always on time, and most important honest reguardless of good or bad. Rick and Brad were both always concerned about my family as well as me on a client and personal level. I paid the cost and crossed 2 county's to be represented by him and it was the best choice I could have ever made. Thank you Koffel law firm
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Posted by Rob | September 20, 2010
The Best Representation
As a professional with a board. A family man with children. A small business owner. A representative and community leader with much to lose.. I have and would place all the trust and faith in the representation provided by Brad Koffel. I slept better at night knowing that he was handling my cases and every time in the end everything worked out in my favor. Thanks Brad.
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Posted by Gary | May 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good honest and transparent representation!
I retained Brad Koffel and was very happy with the professionalism, responsiveness and overall representation I received. Brad is well respected and takes a vested interest in providing the best representation for his clients. Brad has many years of experience, knows many of the judges in and around central Ohio and is very transparent with his advice. Brad took time to get to know me on a personal level which helped shape his advice and representation. The entire staff at Koffel | Bringer | Nesbitt was very responsive, professional and I highly recommend Brad and the team for legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attorney Par Excellence
I couldn't have asked for a better lawyer to represent me than Atty. Brad Koffel. The criminal case brought against me threatened not only my livelihood but the future of my business. As someone who has never had to deal with the law, being charged with a misdemeanor was extremely stressful and nerve-racking. Brad was the perfect counselor and guide in navigating a process that was both highly intimidating and unfamiliar. He put together a team to help with my case and, in hindsight, knew exactly what to do each step of the way— including when, why, and how to engage with the judge and prosecutor. The legal strategy he devised on my case and his ability to see what’s coming ahead— and more importantly what’s around the corner— to develop and execute the appropriate response was simply invaluable. He’s very careful in his choice of words and he writes with brevity, clarity, and power making the legal arguments he was presenting on my behalf so effective. In the end, Atty. Brad Koffel got my case dismissed without going to trial which was the best possible outcome for me, a result I couldn’t possibly have expected at the beginning of this horrific journey. I owe it to Brad and his depth of experience, intimate knowledge of the criminal court and the players in it, his courage and integrity in fighting for justice and the truth, and his unwavering dedication to clients like myself that I finally have my life back. You simply cannot put a price or value on that, and so I will forever be indebted. You cannot ask for a better lawyer than Atty. Brad Koffel. He’s the best and you want him on your side fighting with and for you.
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Posted by Trent | May 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Compassionate
I hired The Koffel Law Firm to represent me after being falsely accused of felony theft by my employer. Brad was always honest and upfront with me about the legal process. He was compassionate and professional in all of our dealings. After sharing the evidence gathered by Rick (a Koffel investigator, also top notch) my case was dismissed. I didn’t even have to see the judge throughout the entire process. Brad and his team including Rick and Will are truly knowledgeable and among the best in their field. I highly reccomend The Koffel Law Firm.
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Posted by Debbie | April 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brad and Rick are awesome and full of integrity!
Our son got in a very serious legal situation and Brad and Rick did everything they possibly could do for him! I'm so appreciative of them and highly recommend them to friends and family. Although we couldn'tafford him throughout our ordeal, they still tried to help with our public defender and that spoke volumes to our family. Go see them if in trouble, you won't regret it!
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Posted by Nadine | August 14, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Impressive
My adult son was arrested on very serious charges and with no legal issues in the past I wasn't sure where to turn. I felt led to Brad Koffel and have never regretted it! It was after I made the call that the leadership in the firm started immediately and never ended. The entire firm works together like a well oiled machine. From Rick to Brad to Diane to Fran.....! My son is a veteran with severe ptsd which went untreated from the VA. So there were deeper issues than just a crime committed. Brad was very professional, caring, determined and committed to get my son the best outcome he could. And the respect shown to Brad in the courthouse also put me at ease! Though my son did end up with a short prison sentence, the seriousness of the crime called for the possibility of a much longer sentence. I would recommend the Koffel Law Firm without hesitation!
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Posted by BRIAN | November 4, 2010
Current Client Repeat Offender
If your charged with DUI or REFUSAL, dont even waste time contacting another attorney, trust me I know 1st hand, hes not the cheapest hes the best, you may not get off scott free but the outcome will be the best considering the situation you put yourself in, i cant even begin to tell my story it would take to long, bottom line use him you wont regrett it.
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Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2010
Brad Koffel
Brad was very understanding, sympathetic to my situation, yet factual and let meknow my options. Brad made an extremely upsetting point in my life, a little more easy to deal with. He never made me feel like a bad person. Thanks!
Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2010
Produces Great Results
This firm was excellent in being knowledgeable and aware. I really enjoyed working with all of the lawyers that helped with my case. They were always very quick to respond and willing to help me understand the legal process. I would highly recommend this firm and their lawyers. I felt extremely comfortable and aware of all parts of my case.
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Posted by Michelle | September 19, 2010
Brad was fantastic!
We hired Brad to represent our son after being arrested for marijuana possession. We were scared and confused. His firm called us back within 1 hour of us being referre pd to him -- on a Sunday. Brad knows exactly what he's doing & we quickly felt very comfortable with him and just let him guide us. The reset was just as he predicted and we still thank our lawyer friends who recommended him.
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Posted by Frank | September 2, 2010
Brad Koffel
Absolutely satisfied. Treated with courtesy and respect.
Posted by John | September 1, 2010
Brad Koffel Representation
Brad was extremely professional in his dealings with me and my case. He was extremely thorough and did a great job understanding all of the factors that would have ramifications with regard to making decisions in my case. He is professional, knowledgable, and personal. He made dealing with a very uncomfortable circumstance as comfortable as possible. I was very well represented and was never concerned about the decision I made to hire Brad for representation. His knowledge of the law, the process, and the people involved was invaluable. I am 100% confident that the outcome of my case would not have been the same with any other representation.
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Posted by Joseph Baumann | August 27, 2010
Review of Brad Koffel
Brad Koffel provided excellent representation. He was knowledgeable, trusting and responsive.
Posted by Kaitlin | July 23, 2010
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Was referred to Brad in Dec. 2008 after receiving my second DUI. Was understanding, nonjudgmental, and seemed to really be willing to help me. I could see he had my wellbeing in mind and took my case very seriously. He not only helped me through that DUI case (2nd PV down to 15 days in jail from 6 months), but kept in contact with me and my probation officer. He then helped me after that as I fell into more charges and a larger case pending. Throughout the past year from July 2009-present, he has helped changed my life drastically and I would say partly saved my life. He recommended a placement consultant for addiction/alcoholism treatment, and kept in touch with my, my family, my counselors throughout the entire year. He also made reports to my probation officer and judge. I recently had my court date from charges pending-facing up to 165 days in jail-and with his help and my cooperation, he fought for me and in conclusion my charges all were dropped and I was free to leave. My record in Ohio still stands, however I was free to go back to California (off of probation) where I plan on remaining sober. He helped me do all of this. I would highly recommend Brad to anyone who needed an attorney. He is absolutely amazing at what he does, and seems to be very genuine in helping other people, not only with their cases, but also in their life.
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Posted by Jeff | July 22, 2010
Brad Koffel - Koffel & Jump
I am a 51 year old Sales Director for an Ohio based company that has an engineering based product and service. My job responsibilities require me to drive over 20,000 miles per year and to rent vehicles for travel in other states. I was arrested for,and charged with OVI. Prior to this arrest I had a very clean traffic record with no violations of any kind in the previous 15-20 years. Koffel & Jump's representation, directed by Brad Koffel was extremely professional, responsive, and helpful. They clearly had the respect of the court system that my case was heard by, which indicated to me that the court system knew they would be professional, respectful, and not waste the courts time pursuing an unlikely outcome. I was very concerned about my ability to have driving privledges that are required for my profession. Despite the charges I was faced with, they were able to convince the courts that my conduct, while not excusable, was not consistent behavior, and that I should be allowed to continue to have driving privledges. While a not guilty outcome, or reduction in charge would have been a welcome outcome, I was pleased that Koffel & Jump was able to minimize the sanctions against me and enable my to miss only a minimal amount of work and retain full driving privledges. Additionally, the entire process was handled in such a way that it was not necessary for me to appear before anyone for my hearings and court dates until the final sentencing at which point it was required. They kept me very informed, answered any and all questions, and were very comforting through what was a very stressing process. I highly suggest using Koffel & Jump for Legal representation
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Posted by Adam | July 5, 2010
Good work!
The first case I had with Brad I was kind of skeptical but since my second case it is clear Brad does a great job with whatever he may be doing. He did a great job for me and I would recommend him to anyone in need of help.
Response from Bradley Koffel July 7, 2010
This client's first case presented some very unique and difficult challenges. Nonetheless, it resulted in a favorable result. His second case arose less than one year later while he was still on probation. All charges were dismissed after Mr. Koffel conducted a hearing before the judge.
Posted by Colleen | August 31, 2010
Review of Brad Koffel
Brad was very knowledgeable and realistic about the situation I was facing. His assumptions about the way things turned out were almost spot-on. The only complaint I have is that I placed a phone call to one of Brad's associates a few days before my final hearing and did not receive a response back. Other than that, every other aspect of his services were fantastic.
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Posted by Mahumud | April 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fake Lawyer
My family retained Mr. Koffel on a burglary charge after finding him online. We were very interested because Mr. Koffel lists on his website that he has received many awards for his practice of criminal defense and even claims to be the very best. My family has come to learn from our 2nd attorney that this attorney isn't really a good lawyer at all and has limited trial experience. In fact we could not find a single case in Franklin County in the last 5 years that Mr. Koffel went to trial on. How can he claim to be some great attorney when he does not conduct trials for his clients. I thought Mr. Koffels advertisements were misleading and my family thought he did not have our best interests at hand. I would never recommend this attorney and I think his website portrays him as an excellent attorney when in fact it appears as though he pleads all of his clients guilty.
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Posted by Dan | March 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrible Lawyer "Fake"
This lawyer is a complete sham. I feel totally taken advantage of and feel like they took my money and did nothing more than I could have myself. Staff was friendly but essentially thats all i paid for was a nice staff. Several others in my driver intervention program class got better results than I and paid half as much. Defintely would not recomend this attorneys misleading representations of being a great lawyer.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • Miami University of Ohio
  • 1993
  • Capital University
  • law
  • N/A

Associations

  • EO
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • President's Award
  • Franklin County Trial Lawyers Association
  • 1999
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lorman Advanced DUI Seminar
  • Closing Arguments: Arguing Beyond A Resonable Doubt
  • 2008
  • Lorman Advanced DUI Seminar
  • Representing & Mitigating the Multiple Ohio DUI Offender
  • 2006
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Aggravated Vehicular Homicide & Assult Cases
  • 2004
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Ohio DUI Case Law Update
  • 2004
  • Franklin County Municipal Court Committee
  • Ohio DUI Changes
  • 2003
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Ohio DUI Case Law Update
  • 2002
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Ohio DUI Appellate Issues Ripe for Appeal
  • 2002
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Understanding Lab Testing in Ohio DUI Cases
  • 2001
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Taking the Midnight DUI Phone Call
  • 2001
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Ohio DUI Case Law Update
  • 2001
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • How Breath Test Machines Work and Don't Work
  • 2000
  • Loram Education
  • Ohio DUI Breath Test Issues for Jury Trials
  • 2000
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Ohio DUI Breath Tests: Winning at Trial
  • 1999
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Defending Breath Tests at Trial
  • 1999
  • Lorman Education
  • Breath Testing in Ohio: Bad Science
  • 1999
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Ohio DUI Law Update for the Advanced DUI Seminar
  • 1998
  • Ohio CLE Institute
  • Beating Breath Tests at Trial
  • 1998
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Juvenile Ohio DUI Cases: Higher Level of Representation
  • 1997
  • Ohio Association of Criminal Lawyers
  • Ohio DUI Chemical Evidence Litigation
  • 1997
  • Ohio CLE Institute
  • Understanding Ohio's New DUI Chemical Testing Regulations
  • 1997
  • Ohio CLE Institute
  • Attacking Blood, Breath and Urine Tests
  • 1996
  • Central Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Defending the Tough DUI Cases
  • 1996
  • Columbus Bar Association
  • Ohio DUI Case Law Update
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (1)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am writing to endorse Bradley Koffel and his law firm in the area of Drunk Driving. Bradley is exceptional, knowledgeable and skillful in defending his clients who are accused of Drunk Driving. If you are charged in the Columbus, Ohio area there is simply no better attorney and law firm to hire!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Bradley. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brad Koffel is an excellent criminal defense and DUI lawyer. Brad's dedication and expertise is evidenced by his long record of success in criminal defense and DUI cases. I highly recommend Brad to anyone needing a top notch lawyer to defend them."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brad is a very intelligent and skilled attorney in defending individuals charged with OVI cases. He is a seasoned trial attorney who is not afraid to take cases to trial. Brad is also an excellent businessman and understands how to maintain client control in difficult situatuations."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Other
"Brad is a talented Criminal Defense attorney, second to none. Although I hope you'll never need his services, his ability to advocate for his clients is unparalleled. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Brad. He is known as a fighter in the legal community. You will be well-served with Brad on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. If you or a loved one are facing criminal charges, you should retain Mr. Koffel! He is an outstanding lawyer, and is a tremendous advocate for his clients!."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brad is certainly the "go to" lawyer when I need to refer one of my clients for assistance with a DUI. He is clearly considered the top in our profession."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brad is a very highly regarded lawyer in Central Ohio, and for good reason. His professionalism, his ethics, his intelligence and his talent are all beyond reproach. I comfortably and confidently refer clients to Brad knowing that they are going to be treated with respect, charged fairly and defended zealously."
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Columbus DUI and DWI Lawyer Bradley Paul Koffel
Bradley Paul Koffel
DUI and DWI Attorney
Columbus, OH
Licensed for 29 years