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Brian Lee Coffman

Criminal defense Attorney at Akron, OH

4.7   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1998
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About Brian

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I defend people against all federal and state charges - felonies and misdemanors. I appear in all federal and state courts in Ohio.

  2. DUI and DWI
    I represent people charged with OVI/DUI in northeaestern Ohio. I also assist drivers with BMV and other suspension issues.

  3. Business
    I assist business owners in choice of entity and entity creation (corp., LLC, etc.). I also represent businesses in civil litigation (contracts, creditors rights, etc.)

  4. Divorce and separation
    I represent people in divorce, dissolution and annulment actions, as well as child support, custody, and companionship.

  5. Litigation
    I represent people who have been injured in accidents and other types of civil litigation (landlord/tenant, contracts, collections, etc.).

Attorney Brian L. Coffman is a solo practitioner in Akron, Ohio. The majority of his practice is devoted to the art of criminal defense and he is dedicated to providing quality representation at a fair rate. A lifelong resident of Portage County, Attorney Coffman appears in all courts there as well as most courts in northeast Ohio.


After graduating summa cum laude from Ohio University with a Bachelor's of Business Administration, I graduated from the University Of Akron School Of Law. I was admitted to practice by the Ohio Supreme Court in 1998 and to the federal bar in 2004. I am a member of the Ohio State Bar Association and the Bar Associations of Akron and Portage County, as well as the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Since 2008, I have served on the Board of Directors of the Portage Animal Protective League and I participate in various annual charity events.


Coffman Brian L
203 Malone Building
209 South Main Street
Akron, OH, 44308-1305

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4.7 / 5.0
  12 customer reviews
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Posted by Brandon | May 2, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
He's great!
He really helped me out, I'd definitely recommend him! I really felt listened to.
Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney very reliable
He helped me with my case and he got great results.. I will recommend him to all my friends and family
Posted by Imelda | March 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
The Best Attorney in Akron
Attorney Brian Coffman helped me with my case,he is definitely the best attorney in Akron,I will definitely recommend him to my friends
Posted by Beth | January 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
I would highly recommended Brian Coffman to be your attorney. He is very smart, compassionate and fair. He got my case settled very quickly and is very professional and helpful. Thank you.
Posted by Lexi | May 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Brian Coffman was a pleasure to work with, he helped me get out of a couple tough situations and for that I'm extremely grateful, he was very flexible and professional and exceeded my expectations.
Posted by Amin | December 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended
I was falsely accused of something I didn't do. I was very worried about the case since if I was charged with the offense, it would ruin my life. So I searched a lot and finally, I find Mr. Brian Coffman. He managed the case professionally So in the end, the police didn't charge me with any offense. Highly recommended.
Posted by Meredith | December 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Caring and compassionate
I have known Brian Coffman for almost 13 years. He has helped me in several cases which allowed me to see what kind of attorney he is. Brian is not only compassionate towards his clients but also for the law. He believes in fairness and helping people get past bad experiences for the betterment of their lives and society. He's not only been a legal consultant for me but also a source of guidance in my life when I couldn't understand the world. When I found out we shared the love of animals and animal rights helping the same animal charity over the years I knew he was the attorney for me. I would consider Brian a friend as well. Thank you Brian for all of your help over these years! You have helpe me make my life a much brighter place with your guidance. In conclusion, I would highly recommend Brian Coffman as your attorney in any circumstance. He is smart, knows the law to a T and very fair even towards both parties involved. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2018
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We won
Great job on my case traffic case. Very professional honest and straightforward guy.
Posted by Meredith | April 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Compassionate hard working
I have known Brian for about 8 years now. Not only is he a hard working defense lawyer, he is also very passionate about what he does and compassionate with his clients. He believes fully in our justice system and strives to conclude cases in the most just and fair manner for all parties. I highly recommend Brian for your legal needs!!
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Posted by Rob | February 28, 2018
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Satisfied client
He was very helpful during the consultation. He was willing to drive a long way, in the evening, to meet with our family. He was very professional and explained everything very well. Prices were very fair and work was done quickly and well. I will recommend Atty. Coffman to others
Posted by Angie | March 12, 2012
Fantastic Attorney
Brian Coffman has been exceptional and tentative with helping with all of our needs. Very impressed with him and his knowledge. He is truly out to help others thru whatever situation they have, and in a quick manner.
Posted by Nicholas | March 11, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
I hired Brian and he misrepresented himself and could not fulfill the duty he claimed he originally could. He told me he would refund my money multiple times and failed to do so, He told me last year in an email that he would issue a check to me on 3/5/2019. Today is 3/11/2020 and he never delivered on his word, Just excuses and new stories. Absolutely would not recommend.
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AVVO RATING 6.8 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Brian L. Coffman
  • 1998 - Present


  • University of Akron
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Ohio University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1986


  • Portage County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Portage Animal Protective League
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Ohio organizations (state)
  • DUI & OVI
  • 2017

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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
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"Brian Coffman is an excellent attorney. I have consistently seen Brian working diligently for his client's best interest. He also has been a resource and great help in discussing cases. Beyond just being a good Lawyer, Brian is a genuine person who cares about his clients and his community."
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Akron Criminal defense Lawyer Brian Lee Coffman
Brian Lee Coffman
Criminal defense Attorney
Akron, OH
Licensed for 25 years
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