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Benjamin Herbst

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Phone: (954) 543-0305

Benjamin Herbst is the founder and managing partner of The Herbst Firm and specializes in criminal defense in all South Florida jurisdictions. Mr. Herbst has extensive trial experience, with over 70 jury trials and hundreds of pre-trial motions to his credit. He has achieved acquittals in dozens of jury trials ranging in severity from misdemeanor traffic offenses to life felonies.

He received his undergraduate education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, graduating with university honors with a B.A. in political science. Mr. Herbst went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Miami, Coral Gables. While in law school Mr. Herbst first learned the practice of criminal defense working for the Miami-Dade Public Defender as a certified intern. He also worked for a medium sized personal injury law firm in Coral Gables during his law school years.

After graduating from law school from the University of Miami Mr. Herbst went on to serve as an assistant public defender in Broward County where he represented close to 1,000 different clients in cases ranging from misdemeanors such as DUI and possession of marijuana, to life felonies such as armed robbery and carjacking. Mr. Herbst then left the public defender’s office to work for the trial firm of Dell & Schaeffer in Hollywood, a multi practice law firm specializing in criminal defense and personal injury in the South Florida area.

Benjamin is a skilled trial lawyer who focuses his efforts on defending those charged with crimes in the State of Florida. Benjamin formed The Herbst Firm to offer dedicated and relentless representation to defendants charged with any crime including misdemeanors such as DUI, possession and of drugs, disorderly conduct, burglary, and assault. He is also committed to representing clients charged with serious felonies such as drug distribution, sexual battery, robbery, DUI manslaughter, and murder, and is also an experienced juvenile lawyer. As partner of The Herbst Firm, Benjamin Herbst is a relentless and aggressive personal injury trial lawyer who does not back down from large insurance companies, and fights to earn settlements or verdicts his clients deserve. Mr. Herbst is admitted to practice law in both state and federal court, and is a member of the Florida Bar, and the Maryland Bar.

Benjamin represents clients in every South Florida courthouse from South Miami to Fort Pierce and has extensive Tri County criminal defense experience. He has successfully represented defendants in felony and misdemeanor cases in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties, and has worked for both the Miami and Broward Public Defenders prior to gaining enough experience to run a private law firm. Benjamin is completely dedicated to his criminal defense clients and all clients are provided with his cell phone number for weekend and off hour access. He is also willing to discuss the cases with family members and even friends as long as the client wishes for that to happen. Benjamin has extensive federal criminal defense experience and has represented clients in front of United States Magistrate Judges and appointed United States District Court Judges.

In addition to representing adult clients in County and Circuit Court, Benjamin is also an experienced juvenile criminal attorney who has helped numerous teenage clients keep their records clean and remain with their families when facing the most serious felony charges. He understands the unique challenges of representing younger defendants, and will always keep his client’s parents informed during each step of the process. Benjamin also represents clients in domestic violence court, and has successfully defended numerous individuals in cases of alleged spousal abuse. You can contact Mr. Herbst 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (954) 543-0305.


J.D., University of Miami, Coral Gables

B.A. in Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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My family and I could not be more grateful for everything you did for me. I truly thought my future would be permanently impacted and I would never be able to join the military or even go to college. Because of your hard work I still have the opportunity to do both. Thank you so much! - T.S.
Hiring you was the best decision I’ve made in a long time. Thank you for supporting me and for your willingness to take the state to trial. Another lawyer may have tried to get me to take a plea, but you were ready to fight from day one. I’m so glad to have this case behind me, and have you to thank for it. - R.D.
I can’t thank you enough for your personal attention to the mess I got myself into. You don't know what a relief it is to be done with this criminal case. I never ever thought I would have been charged with a crime, but having you as my lawyer made the entire situation bearable. You gave me confidence that I would be able to overcome this from day one, and you followed through. Take care of yourself and your family, and thanks again for everything! - S.S.
You never backed down from the state, and you supported my decision to go to trial. Then you delivered in court. I appreciate you Ben. - T.C
I appreciate the hard work you put into my case, and my wife and I can’t thank you enough. Without you I could have lost everything. I’ll never forget what you did for me. - J.B.