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Ben Faber

DUI and DWI Attorney at Columbia, MO

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also known as Benjamin Faber


Licensed for 9 years

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Ben Faber focuses his practice in the fields of DWI defense, alcohol and drug offenses, traffic violations, and general criminal defense matters, including cases in both state and federal courts. Ben grew up in Columbia, Missouri, and understands the unique dynamic of central Missouri. After graduating Rock Bridge high school, he attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where he received a bachelor’s degree in History. He went on to the University of Missouri School of Law where earned a Juris Doctorate and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution. While in law school, Ben clerked at a local law firm where he gained the experience in criminal law, personal injury, workers’ compensation, and administrative law. He is an active member of the Boone County Bar Association, the Boone County Bar Association Criminal Defense Committee, the Missouri Bar Association, and the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Ben Faber has handled hundreds of criminal cases and strives for the best possible result for his clients in every case. When he is not able to secure a dismissal or favorable outcome through negotiation, Ben is not afraid to take the fight into the courtroom, and has successfully argued motions to suppress evidence which has resulted in the case being dismissed. Ben Faber has also had success in Missouri Department of Revenue Driver’s License hearings, finding creative ways to win and maintain his clients' driving privileges after a DWI arrest. In 2013, Ben was part of the team that won the freedom of Anthony Williams, who had been wrongly convicted in 1994 and spent over 20 years in prison before being released as a result of the work done by the Bukowsky Law Firm. Ben has written briefs in the Missouri Court of Appeals in both civil and criminal.

Ben is a member of the Missouri Bar Lawyers for Veterans program, and also volunteers his time as the staff criminal defense attorney for Boone County Veteran’s Court, a treatment-based alternative sentencing court. He lives in Columbia with his wife and daughters. 

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016
Client's Choice
2022 2020 2019 + 3 ...

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Licensed for 9 years
State MO
Status Good Standing, Active
Acquired 2013
Updated 01/01/2023

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

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Faber Law Firm
1001 Cherry St.
Suite 104
Columbia, MO, 65201

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
Ben received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2022
Posted by Elizabeth | April 30, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best in Town Defense Attorney
Ben Faber is an amazing Attorney he really went above and beyond for me and because of him I am free!!! I was facing several charges for my first offense and he was able to ensure my freedom! He answered my phone calls after hours and answered any questions that I had. He knows his stuff!!! I would definitely recommend his services to anyone looking for defense attorney!!! Thanks Ben for everything I appreciate it so much words can’t even begin to describe
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Posted by Aaron | April 2, 2020
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Super easy and simple
Really appreciated the easy explanations and quick response from him and his team were much appreciated in my somewhat complicated situation
Posted by Beth | October 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Speeding ticket
I got a speeding ticket going 15-16 over. It would have negatively impacted my driving record, but Ben got it reduced to 1-5 over. Him and his secretary Brandy are amazing and were awesome at keeping me up to date! I'm so glad he was referred to me!
Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2021
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As good as they get
Ben will be your best option when you're in need of legal help. Professional and timely.
Posted by Katie | July 25, 2019
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Teenage speeding ticket
Ben defended our daughter on a speeding ticket. He was respectful of our (the parents) time and treated our daughter with respect. We hope to never need his services again, but would absolutely recommend him!
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2019
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Exceptional Attorney
Mr. Faber has assisted me on various occasions, and has been nothing but professional, knowledgeable, and reliable. I highly recommend him to anyone needing a personal attorney.
Posted by Luke | August 21, 2018
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Well Represented
Ben is an expert in handling criminal cases. Very affordable, well versed in criminal law, easy to contact, and fights hard for all his clients. He has represented me on many traffic cases and one criminal case. I always recommend anyone I know to contact him if they need any legal help in mid-Missouri. If you get a DWI, or charges related to drugs, Ben is your guy.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2018
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Best Mizzou attorney
Ben was available on the weekend to respond to our initial outreach. He is very confident and a straight shooter and a skilled defense attorney. The outcome was the best case scenario for our case. We highly recommend his services.
Posted by Rehema | March 14, 2021
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Strong ethic, commitment compassion and empathy
I and my brother are from East Africa - Uganda in a refugee camp. When my brother got a ticket some friend of us reffered us to Ben Faber and i was very happy with how he handled the case. He's empathy and encourgement gave us strengthen.
Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2018
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Life saver. best lawyer in columbia, missouri
I thank god for this man. He took an impossible task and came out with an incredible outcome. He saved my life and because of him I was not banished and did not become homeless. I was able to kept my job and acceptance into the masters program. He reduced a vicious dui that would have resulted in me losing everything. But he kept me together and was able to come to an agreement with the state.
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Posted by Rachel | August 19, 2022
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Great Comminication!
Ben and his team had great communication with me and were very secure with all of my personal information! Made the process very easy and simple for me as a client. Would recommend highly to anyone in the area!
Posted by Josh | August 15, 2022
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LDP
Ben has done great work for me - twice. Little tangles with the DOR that he cleared up for me. Very personable as well. Good communication, highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2022
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Incredible Attorney
I was unfortunately needing Ben for a DWI/Speeding case in Boone County and had several consultations with family-friend attorneys (other city/states so they weren’t used here) and other local criminal attorneys and I got basically the same answer from them all.. DWI is fairly cut and dry in the area assuming no other crazy circumstances and I went in expecting a fairly specific outcome regardless of who I went with. Ben was not the most expensive option nor was he the cheapest but he provided the best possible value overall. I figured this wasn’t something I wanted to do cheaply and just get over with and immediately after consulting with Ben I had made my mind up that he’s who I wanted to go with. I still talked to a couple others just to be sure and even got positive feedback from other local DWI attorneys when I mentioned I talked to him as well. From the beginning he was obviously knowledgeable, cared about what he did, and was honest. I am more than pleased with the outcome he got me. He accomplished more than anyone I spoke to thought was possible. He has great communication and you can tell he really loves what he does. He has gone above and beyond for all aspects of my case and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anybody. I never plan to need his services again, but if I ever happen to come across any other situation, even a minor traffic issue he will likely be my first call.
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Posted by Kondwani | June 10, 2022
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DUI Case
Ben Fiber helped me alot with my DUI case. I was in deep trouble after i got charged with DUI. I randomly googled lawyers around columbia missouri. Then, luckily enough i found Ben Fiber who help solve my Case at a reasonable price.As i speak my case was closed .
Posted by Derek | May 11, 2022
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Best Lawyer ever
Best attorney I have ever done business with. My results may not be typical, but Ben got me a smokin deal. We went from a Felony to a simple traffic violation and fine, without me seeing the inside of a courtroom once. I highly recommend using Ben for legal representation
Posted by Tom | February 16, 2022
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Personable and caring
Mr Faber did a felony expungement for me. He went beyond the minimum to get it done. Good discussion of possible approaches and pros and cons of each.
Posted by Pamela | February 9, 2022
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Criminal case
Great lawyer from my experience so far and handling my criminal case seems to work hard I am confident in this guy always gets back with me very promptly and has no problem arguing his case wouldn't recommend anyone else seems to be a great lawyer hope not to need another but if I do I will definitely contact him and refer anyone else that I know needing help to him has been very patient with me and very very easy to work with
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Posted by Kyle | January 10, 2022
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Will Fight for You and Very Likely Win
Ben is fantastic: quick, capable, and very willing to answer technical questions when you have them. He got my charges fully dismissed on the basis of my disability diagnosis, and in the process even showed me how to effectively advocate for myself on the basis of my disability at work, where I have won several accommodations of my own. More than a lawyer: a life-changing experience for anyone looking to watch and learn from one of the best
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Posted by Manuel | August 10, 2021
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Lawyer
He was quick and honest, didn’t keep you waiting, I was recommended to him by 3 other people, highly recommend him
Posted by anonymous | July 18, 2021
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Faber Law Firm.
I choose Ben, Because he is honest, seeks results, and puts his best foot forward. Never have been left unaware of something I have had questions about. If you want a lawyer by yourside that's for you, and not just what's in your wallet. Choose Faber.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Faber Law Firm
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate
  • Bukowsky Law Firm
  • 2013 - 2017

Education

  • University of Missouri School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2013
  • University of Missouri
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Legal Cases

  • State v. John Doe
  • dismissal
  • State v. John Doe
  • dismissal

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Boone County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Boone County Bar Association, Criminal Law Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Missouri Bar, Criminal Law Committee
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Boone County Bar Association
  • Executive Committee
  • 2019 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Pro Bono Wall of Fame
  • Missouri Bar
  • 2015
  • John E. Burress Prize
  • University of Missouri
  • 2012
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Publications

  • Journal of Dispute Resolution
  • Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Must the District Court Issue a Stay After a Decision Adverse to Arbitration, and to What Extent Are Arbitration Clauses Applied Retroactively?
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Bernard Edelman DWI Law and Science Seminar
  • Rising BAC and Other Blood Issues
  • 2018
  • Community Event
  • Stopped by the Police: Now What?
  • 2016
  • Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity - University of Missouri
  • Protecting Your Constitutional Rights During Law Enforcement Contacts
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (19)
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DUI and DWI Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is a knowledgable and zealous advocate for his clients both in and out of the courtroom. I know him well and have personally consulted with him on many cases. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who needs a criminal defense lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben Faber is a diligent, hard working and intelligent lawyer. I would recommend him to any of my clients who needed a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is a dedicated, bright defense attorney who is passionate about his work. He treats every client as he would a member of his own family, thoroughly researching each case in order to provide the best legal representation possible. I always recommend him to my clients who need a competent, compassionate defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is a brilliant defense attorney whose extensive knowledge of the law has made him the preeminent choice for those needing representation in the Mid-Missouri area."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is an excellent DWI and criminal defense attorney. I never hesitate to refer cases to him in the Columbia area, as I know his clients will receive an outstanding defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is a fantastic criminal defense attorney. He volunteers his time speaking with local and state organizations about the criminal justice system and how citizens can protect their rights. Ben is an asset to the criminal defense bar and he does an amazing job for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is an active contributor to several message boards related to DWI and general criminal defense. I find his thoughts to be insightful and creative."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ben is a knowledgeable attorney and fiercely advocates for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I had the pleasure of learning a great deal from Mr. Faber regarding blood evidence. His knowledge was impressive and his assistance greatly appreciated. Competent, honest, straightforward. A true warrior. Outstanding Choice."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ben is extremely knowledgeable and diligent. I've seen him obtain amazing results for his clients countless times. I highly recommend Ben for DWI/DUI cases and for other criminal defense matters in municipal, state, and federal courts."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is an excellent attorney. He is knowledgeable, aggressive, and committed to helping his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is an excellent defense attorney, who is more than happy to go the extra mile for his clients. I would recommend him to anyone in need of representation in the mid-MO area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ben is one of the finest young lawyers around. He works hard to consistently get good results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Benjamin is an excellent attorney who takes pride in providing the best legal representation possible."
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Columbia DUI and DWI Lawyer Ben Faber
Ben Faber
DUI and DWI Attorney
Columbia, MO
Licensed for 9 years
Free Consultation
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