Benjamin Luftman

Top rated DUI-DWI attorney in Columbus, Ohio

Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP
Benjamin Luftman
Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP

Practice Areas: DUI-DWI, Criminal Defense; view more

Licensed in Ohio since: 2003

Education: Capital University Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011, 2013, 2018

Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP

601 S High St Ste 107
Columbus, OH 43215 Visit website


As a founding partner with the Luftman, Heck & Associates LLP law firm in Columbus, Ohio, Benjamin Luftman focuses his practice on criminal defense, OVI and DUI defense and defending against other types of traffic violations. As an attorney, Mr. Luftman believes that all people deserve the best legal representation possible regardless of their situations, and throughout his decades of practicing law, he has helped hundreds of clients fight for their rights and secure their freedom.

An Ohio native, Mr. Luftman attended The Ohio State University, where he received his undergraduate degree in history in 2000. He then attended Capital University Law School and obtained his Juris Doctor in 2003. The Ohio State Bar Association admitted him to practice that same year, and he can also legally practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.

In addition to being active in the Ohio State Bar Association, Mr. Luftman is also active in the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Columbus Bar Association, among others. Moreover, he is certified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the procedures that law enforcement officers use to conduct roadside sobriety tests, and he routinely lectures throughout central Ohio on matters related to OVI/DUI law and the proper use of Breathalyzers and field sobriety tests.

An accomplished author, Mr. Luftman has published numerous articles pertaining to OVI/DUI law and criminal defense, as well as authoring or co-authoring chapters for books that DUI defense attorneys across the county use to prepare their DUI cases. In recognition for his service and professionalism, Mr. Luftman has received numerous awards and honors, including an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

When he is not practicing law, Mr. Luftman volunteers with Habitat for Humanity, the Special Olympics and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Recently, Mr. Luftman opened an office in Dublin, Ohio.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal Defense

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Domestic Violence, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, DUI/DWI, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, False Accusations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Parole, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations

  • 70% Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 30% Criminal Defense

First Admitted: 2003

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Bar/Professional Activity:
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio Academy of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Ohio
  • Columbus Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA), Jury Instructions Committee, Member
  • Wellness Driver Intervention Program Advisory Board
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Wellness Driver Intervention Program Advisory Board, Member
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • OVI/DUI Law, Driver Intervention Program, Dublin Counseling Center
  • OVI/DUI Law, Driver Intervention Program, Mount Carmel
  • OVI/DUI Law, Driver Intervention Program, Parkside Behavioral Healthcare
  • OVI/DUI Law, Driver Intervention Program, Wellness Group
  • Defending Clients Charged with OVI, Seminar, Muskingum County Bar Association
  • "Proven Strategies to Effectively Assert Your Client's Fourth Amendment Rights" in The Legality of Search and Seizure in DUI Cases, 2011 ed., Co-author
  • “Using The SFST Results to Develop Successful Defenses in a DUI Case” in Trends in DUI Discovery, 2015 ed., Author
  • Defending Clients Charged with OVI Seminar, Muskingum County Bar Association
  • Guest lecturer at Capital University Law School
  • Guest Speaker at Phi Kappa Psi – The Ohio State University
  • Lawyers Ohio Rising Star Attorney, 2010 - 2011
  • Avvo 10.0 Rating – Top Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Attorney Rating, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012
  • Lawyer of the Day, CBA’s, February 2, 2010 - Present
  • Recognized as a 2014 top lawyer in Central Ohio in the areas of criminal defense and OVI / DUI by Columbus CEO Magazine
  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2016
  • 2015 America’s Most Honored Professionals – Top 5%
  • Only OVI / DUI law attorney selected as 2010 Super Lawyer Rising Star Attorney for the State of Ohio
  • 2013 Lead Counsel Rated Attorney
Educational Background:
  • The Ohio State University, B.A. in History, 2000

Office location for Benjamin Luftman

601 S High St Ste 107
Columbus, OH 43215

Phone: 614-500-3836


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2011, 2013, 2018

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