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Columbus criminal defense attorneys Ben Luftman, Dan Sabol, Chase Mallory, and Joseph Kunkel have successfully represented thousands of clients on charges. No matter what offense you are charged with, we have likely represented someone in your shoes before and that previous experience will better help us represent you.
An experienced and accomplished legal advocate, Benjamin L. Luftman is a founding partner at Luftman, Heck & Associates and has practiced law for eleven years. His sole practice areas are in criminal defense and traffic violations, having represented clients in cases ranging from the most serious felonies to minor traffic offenses, with a particular concentration in the area of OVI / DUI law.
In every case he takes on, Benjamin never hesitates to devote himself fully to his clients, and his dedication and attention to detail have helped to grow Luftman, Heck & Associates from a fledging firm into the accomplished one it is today. As an example, all of Benjamin’s clients have his cell phone number and can reach him directly with a question or concern.
When not in court, Benjamin regularly speaks about OVI / DUI law at Certified Driver Intervention programs throughout central Ohio. There he’ll talk about topics like which breathalyzer machines are most accurate, what to expect with standardized field sobriety tests and the proper procedure to follow if you find yourself pulled over for driving over the limit.
Benjamin has also been certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for completing the same training required by police officers to conduct the roadside standardized field sobriety tests.
Chase A. Mallory sought his own path in the legal profession, Mr. Mallory attended the Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida. While in law school, his interest in the area of criminal defense grew stronger and he gained experience in criminal defense as a law clerk for Amendolara & Rafidi, LLC. Upon graduation, Mr. Mallory passed the Florida Bar Exam.
Ultimately, the desire to be closer to his family brought Mr. Mallory back to Ohio. He passed the Ohio Bar Exam and joined the litigation group of the Columbus based firm, Maguire & Schneider, where he gained experience in both commercial litigation and criminal defense matters ranging from high profile white collar cases to OVI / DUIs and traffic violations.
Upon joining the law firm of Luftman, Heck & and Associates (LHA), Mr. Mallory has practiced exclusively in the areas of criminal and traffic law, with an emphasis on OVI / DUI and traffic defense.
Chase enjoys litigating cases. He is always willing to conduct a motion hearing or trial. He has had many OVI / DUIs dismissed entirely for clients after successfully winning contested suppression hearings. He has received several not guilty verdicts from judges and juries in cases ranging from minor misdemeanor traffic offenses to serious criminal offenses. Mr. Mallory has also had a numerous cases dismissed on Rule 29 motions during trial.
Daniel J. Sabol is a senior associate at Luftman, Heck & Associates, and heads the firm’s criminal and traffic departments. Daniel began his legal career with the Franklin County Public Defender, where he quickly earned a reputation as an aggressive defense attorney by trying more cases in Franklin County Municipal Court than most—if not all—other criminal defense attorneys. While often dealing with difficult cases, Daniel won the majority of his cases, and has added to that winning record with the trials he has had since joining Luftman, Heck & Associates (LHA). Daniel has exclusively practiced criminal and traffic law, with an emphasis on OVI / DUI defense, drug offenses, theft, crimes of violence, and any cases involving search and seizure issues.
He has practiced in over 25 counties throughout Ohio, representing clients charged with offenses ranging from speeding to aggravated murder. While at LHA, Mr. Sabol has successfully litigated numerous motion hearings and trials, which have resulted in acquittals, favorable plea bargains, dismissals, and appellate rulings that attorneys throughout the state rely upon. Perhaps the greatest testament to Mr. Sabol’s ability is that he has been asked by prosecutors to represent their friends and family when in need.
Daniel is known throughout Ohio for his work in the area of OVI / DUI defense. He is often asked for advice from attorneys around the state, and he is a frequent speaker at OVI / DUI legal seminars attended by defense attorneys, prosecutors, and judges. He was one of the first attorneys in Ohio to cross-examine a representative from the Ohio Department of Health on the new Intoxilyzer 8000 breath test machine. Daniel was also one of the first attorneys in Ohio to successfully have an Intoxilyzer 8000 breath test result suppressed by a judge in a contested motion hearing. He is certified in the administration of Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST’s).
After graduating from McDonald High School near Youngstown, Ohio, Joe completed his undergraduate studies at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. While at OU, he was a Pre-Law, Political Science major, as well as a member of the varsity men’s Track and Cross Country teams. After earning his bachelor’s degree he moved on to law school at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.
At ONU, Joe earned a certificate of achievement in the field of criminal law and received first place in the Burke E. Smith mock trial competition. While in law school he completed judicial externships in Van Wert and Franklin Counties, as well as public defender internships at the municipal and federal levels. Joe gained valuable experience at each of these stops doing everything from researching and writing judicial opinions to working in the courtroom representing indigent defendants.
For over a decade, the Columbus criminal defense attorneys with Luftman, Heck and Associates have successfully represented clients charged with criminal offenses from minor misdemeanors to first degree felonies. That extensive previous experience will enable us to better help you. Learn more about the areas or practice we handle:
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