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Ben Stechschulte

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Tampa, FL

Stechschulte Nell
1105 W. Swann Ave
Tampa, FL 33606
Phone: 813-692-3903
Fax: 813-579-5225
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019
Licensed in Florida Since: 2005
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (40%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Ben Stechschulte is a partner with Stechschulte Nell law firm in Tampa, Florida. Board-certified as a criminal trial attorney by The Florida Bar, Mr. Stechschulte has more than 14 years of legal experience, and he provides highly effective, personalized representation and support to clients throughout the greater Tampa Bay region who stand accused of any type of felony or misdemeanor offense, including DUI, drug crimes, federal crimes, sex crimes, theft crimes and more.

A former prosecutor in Hillsborough County, Mr. Stechschulte has invaluable insight into the criminal justice system from both sides, which makes him all the more effective when devising the best defense strategy possible for those he serves. Over the course of his career as a criminal defense attorney, he has accumulated a long record of securing acquittals, dismissals and reductions of charges for the accused, and he has earned a reputation as a tireless and dedicated legal advocate who always aggressively pursues the most favorable outcomes for his clients.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and outstanding service, Mr. Stechschulte has received numerous top rankings from his peers and designation as one of the leading criminal defense attorneys in his region. He has also received "Superb" 10 out of 10 client ratings on Avvo, along with the site's Clients' Choice Award, and he has received many five-star reviews and referrals from his satisfied clients.

A 2001 graduate of John Carroll University with a Bachelor of Science in psychology, Mr. Stechschulte attended Stetson University College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 2005. He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

A leader in his field, Mr. Stechschulte has written extensively and conducted many lectures and continuing legal education seminars on a variety of legal topics. He is also an active member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and other local, state and national legal organizations.

Practice Areas
  • 40%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 30%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime


2 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

About Ben Stechschulte

First Admitted: 2005, Florida

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Educational Background

  • John Carroll University

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, BCS

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Speaking engagement at the Hillsborough County Bar association to educate fellow Tampa Bay attorneys about the implications Federal charges can have on a state court criminal cases., Presenter, Federal Sentencing Considerations in State Criminal Court Cases, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Admitted to practice in the Eastern District of Missouri, 2018
  • Board certification in Criminal Trial Law in Federal and State Court, 2012


  • Celebrating four years of criminal and trial law excellence., Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015
  • AVVO's superb attorney award, 2014
  • AVVO Client's Choice Award, 2012

Industry Groups

  • Florida Association Of Criminal Defense Attorneys
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Office Location for Ben Stechschulte

1105 W. Swann Ave
Tampa, FL 33606

Phone: 813-692-3903

Fax: 813-579-5225

Last Updated: 12/10/2020

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