Bradley P. Koffel
Ohio Criminal Defense Lawyer
Bradley P. Koffel, 47, is a criminal defense attorney who practices in
most of the state courts in Ohio. He is listed in The Best Lawyers In
America which represents the top 1% of the lawyers in the country. Mr.
Koffel has been named one of the best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Ohio by Ohio
Super Lawyers®. And, he has received the highest rating for professional ability
and integrity by the nationally-respected Martindale-Hubbell legal directory.
He has been selected by his peers on multiple occasions as one of the 50
best lawyers in Columbus, where there are over 7,000 practicing attorneys.
In 2013, Mr. Koffel was also named a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer in America"
by The National Trial Lawyers. This is an invitation-only organization
composed of the premier trial lawyers in each state.
After graduating from Miami University (1990) and Capital Law School (1993),
Mr. Koffel began his career as a solo practitioner right out of law school
handling all types of criminal cases. Over the past 20 years, his private
practice grew into a 6-lawyer boutique criminal law firm consisting of
a full time in-house private investigator, an alcohol-drug treatment specialist,
and two trusted paralegals that have been with him for most of his career.
Who Mr. Koffel Represents
A typical client of Mr. Koffel has had minimal or no prior contact with
the Courts, and is an adult or juvenile facing the most serious situation
he or she has ever encountered. Mr. Koffel prides himself on giving each
one his personal attention, and limits his caseload to meet this goal.
If a conviction to some of the charges is inevitable, Mr. Koffel presents
creative sentencing proposals to the Court which emphasizes treatment,
Mr. Koffel' s typical caseload includes allegations of vehicular homicide
/ assault; corporate embezzlement; forgery & fraud; DUI/OVI; domestic
violence; felony assault; drug trafficking, drug possession, marijuana
cultivation and illicit drug manufacturing; bank, regulatory agency or
government fraud; sex abuse allegations; computer crimes including importuning,
disseminating matter harmful to juveniles, and possession of illegal media;
all juvenile crime; and, any other type of crime in Ohio in which Mr.
Koffel likes the client and wants to represent him or her.
"I am very pleased with how things turned out. Second, and much more
importantly, I really do appreciate everything you do well above and beyond
the legal aspects of things." -R.F.
View more of Brad's testimonials.
His practice before Regulatory Boards focuses on the suspension of professional
licenses and other disciplinary proceedings against lawyers, doctors,
pharmacists, nurses, and chiropractors. Mr. Koffel puts a special emphasis
in his criminal cases on drug and alcohol addiction treatment, expert
witnesses, creative sentencing proposals, and the representation of professionals.
He has handled many high-profile cases, including Ohio's first texting
aggravated vehicular homicide jury trial, the felony assault trial of
one of the country's leading LASIK eye surgeons; criminal investigations
of Ohio State University athletes; a numerous high profile members of
the community who's cases remained totally confidential and were never
discovered by the media. Based on these experiences, Mr. Koffel knows
the "unwritten" rules of dealing with the media and reporters
if publicity is a foregone conclusion, although his preference is to keep
the client out of the spotlight.
However, the overwhelming majority of Mr. Koffel' s clients are folks
who never, in their wildest dreams, ever thought they would have to go
to court and stand in front of a judge. They come from stable families,
have jobs, and, for whatever reason, find themselves being investigated
by the government.
Mr. Koffel frequently is asked to address continuing legal education programs
for criminal defense lawyers as well as numerous requests to speak at
The Columbus Police Department Training Academy and Ohio Peace Officers
Training Academy to cadets as well as seasoned police officers coming
in for more specialized training.
Currently, Mr. Koffel is on the Judicial Screening Committee for the Columbus
Bar Association and the Criminal Law Jury Instruction Sub-Committee for
The Ohio State Bar Association.
It is no secret that the single most important factor in determining the
outcome is often the expertise of the lawyer who represents him or her.
Please feel free to call Mr. Koffel at his office in Columbus at 614-884-1100
or simply send him an e-mail him at
Appellate Cases Mr. Koffel Has Handled:
City of Columbus v. Acree, 96APC01-11, 1996
City of Columbus v. Sayre, 97APC10-435, 1998
City of Gahanna v. Steffy, 99AP-779, 2000
State v. Cline, 04MO4, 2004
Sommer v. Phalen, 2:06-CV-1048, 2007
State v. Burtch, 09AP-635, 2010
State v. Davenport, CA208-01-011, 2009
State v. Easter, 14-96-26, 1996
State v. George, 00AP-1071, 2001
State v. Gray, 01AP-1251, 2002
State v. Kellough, 02CA14, 2003
State v. Kimpton, 98AP-1048, 1999
State v. Moberger, 08 CAC 06 0030, 2009
State v. Reynolds, 12CA7, 2012
State v. Riley, 11CA14, 2012
State v. Obhof, 07AP324, 2007
State v. Robertson, 03AP277, 2004
State v. Roush, 96APC10-1389, 1997
State v. Williams CA96-03-015, 1996
State vs. Williams, 97APC091141, 1998
State v. Wilson, 12AP-551, 2013