Durham Criminal Defense Lawyer Committed to Fighting for Your Rights
Hiltzheimer Law Office, PLLC brings more than a decade of litigation experience to a law firm committed to the rights of individuals. If you’ve been charged with a DWI, a drug charge, assault, larceny, or first degree murder, we have the experience, skill, and determination to fight for your rights. We represent individuals across the state of North Carolina in both state and federal courts.
Whatever your case and whatever your life situation, attorney Ben Hiltzheimer will work hard to achieve the result you are seeking, and we will be at your side to fight for you at every step of the way — both in and out of court. We have the experience, and a track record of proven results.
Please don’t hesitate to contact a criminal lawyer online, or by phone at (919) 899-9404. A lawyer would be happy to talk with you by phone, or in person at our Durham office, for a free consultation regarding your case.
Experience and Results
Hiltzheimer Law Office, PLLC brings a wealth of training and experience to a law practice dedicated to advocating on behalf of the people of North Carolina.
Founder Ben Hiltzheimer was trained as a trial attorney by the nation’s pre-eminent public defender agency, the federally funded Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Hiltzheimer brings his extensive litigation experience to bear on state and federal criminal cases throughout North Carolina.
Hiltzheimer has devoted his career to advocating on behalf of individuals whose liberty has been threatened by the power of state and federal governments. The firm is committed to aggressive representation on behalf of every client. Our clients often come to us for guidance through one of the most difficult and stressful times in their lives, and we take that responsibility seriously in every case. See our Results section for examples of past results.
OUR PRACTICE AREAS
Drug Crimes Lawyer in Durham, NC
Larceny & Theft Crimes
State and Federal Criminal Defense
NC DWI Law and Explanation
NC DWI Treatment Resources
NC DWI Defense Resource Center
We are a criminal defense law firm, and we are committed to providing the highest level of service to our clients. We make ourselves available days, nights, and weekends to make certain that each client is satisfied with our work on your case. With Hiltzheimer Law Office, you will have the cellphone number of your own lawyer and you will be able to reach him when you need him.
Our criminal practice focuses on representing individuals charged with DWI (driving while impaired, or drunk driving, also known as DUI in other states), drug possession and distribution, assault, gun charges, and the entire spectrum of criminal charges, up to and including first degree murder. Whatever the charge, whether misdemeanor or felony, a lawyer from Hiltzheimer Law Office will zealously advocate on your behalf and fight for your rights both in and out of court. We will work hard to achieve the best possible outcome in every case, and our clients are always our top priority.
Attorney Benjamin (Ben) Hiltzheimer
Ben is an experienced trial lawyer who earned his law degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He was trained in trial practice at the nation’s preeminent Public Defender agency, the federally funded Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, described by United States Attorney General Eric Holder as “the best public defender office in the country.”
From 2006 to 2011, Ben was employed as an attorney at the Public Defender Service, including two years in a targeted litigation role focusing on complex forensics and systemic criminal justice issues in partnership with the Innocence Project, prior to transitioning that experience into the role of trial attorney. In his capacity as trial attorney at the Public Defender Service, he represented indigent individuals charged with felonies in the District of Columbia, from their initial appearance in Superior Court through trial. He has a proven track record of achieving excellent results in front of juries and judges, and is committed to advocacy on behalf of his clients in the face of the substantial power of state and federal governments. Ben has devoted his entire legal career to representing individuals, and has never worked for the other side.
Ben currently lives with his wife and three children in Durham, North Carolina.
Founder/Attorney: Hiltzheimer Law Office, PLLC, 2017-Present
Partner: Chetson Hiltzheimer, PLLC, 2016-2017
Founder/Attorney: The Hiltzheimer Firm, PLLC, 2011-2016
Staff Attorney, Trial Division: The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, 2008-2011
Special Litigation and Forensics Fellow (Attorney), The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, 2006-2008
Federal Courts: Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina
District of Columbia (inactive)
J.D., The George Washington University, 2006
B.A., Philosophy, University of Georgia, 1999
B.A., Cognitive Science, University of Georgia, 1999
Awards & Recognition:
Attorney At Law Magazine Criminal Defense Attorney of the Month
National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40
American Society of Legal Advocates Top 40 under 40
Avvo Clients’ Choice Award 2013, 2015
10th Judicial District Bar Association
National College for DUI Defense