Brad Koffel has been a criminal defense trial lawyer in Columbus since 1993. He has been ranked in the top 1% of all lawyers in the United States by Best Lawyers in America since 2005. For nearly 25 years he has limited his practice to criminal defense, including professional license matters. He has represented thousands of clients in the criminal courts all across Ohio. He has won acquittals and dismissals for his clients charged with Drug Offenses, DUI, Aggravated Vehicular Homicide, Sex Offenses, Domestic Violence, and many other types of criminal offenses. He has defended prosecutors, public defenders, lawyers, and police officers. He has negotiated favorable plea bargains in every kind of criminal case in Ohio from homicide to traffic matters.

He is a frequent lecturer on the subject of trial tactics, cross-examination, closing arguments for criminal trials in Continuing Legal Education Seminars throughout Ohio.

Mr. Koffel is also a legal analyst for 610 WTVN and the host of “For the Defense” on 610 WTVN, a weekly live radio show discussing contemporary criminal law topics. He is married and has four (4) children.


Best Lawyers in America -- 2005-current

Super Lawyers -- 2006-current

"Lawyer of the Year", Best Lawyers in America

Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in Ohio, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®

Practice areas

Investigations and Prosecutions for DUI, Aggravated Vehicular Assault/Homicide, Felony Assault / Assault, Rape, Sexual Battery, Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a Minor, Gross Sexual Imposition, Sexual Imposition, Importuning, Voyeurism, Public Indecency, Solicitation, Disseminating Matter Harmful to Juveniles, Displaying Matter Harmful to Juveniles,Pandering Obscenity, Illegal Use of a Minor in Nudity-Oriented Material, Drug Trafficking, Cultivation, Possession of Drugs, Deception to Obtain Drugs, Arson, Robbery, Burglary, Forgery, Medicaid Fraud, Tampering with Records / Evidence, Insurance Fraud, Workers’ Compensation Fraud, Receiving Stolen Property, Gambling, Telecommunications Harassment, Domestic Violence, Bribery, Intimidation, Falsification, Obstructing, Resisting Arrest, Illegal Conveyance, Weapons Cases, Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity, Underage Drinking/Consumption, Serious Traffic Offenses, and Representation before the Ohio State Medical Board, Ohio State Pharmacy Board, Ohio Board of Nursing, Ohio Department of Education, and all other regulary agencies.


Ohio, 1993


Miami University, B.S., 1990, Capital University Law School, 1993