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Juris Doctor, 2010                    


Bachelor of Science, 2007

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United States Court- Middle District of Florida




Juris Doctor, 2007                    


Bachelor of Science, 2005

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Board-Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer

Benjamin D. Wurtzel is a Florida Bar Board-Certified Criminal Trial Attorney defending the rights of individuals throughout Central Florida.  In awarding him the distinction of Board Certification, the Florida Bar has recognized Mr. Wurtzel as an expert in the area of criminal trial law.   Mr. Wurtzel handles all aspects of criminal defense litigation and his practice is 100% devoted to criminal defense.

Prior to Opening Wurtzel Law, Mr. Wurtzel served as an Assistant Public Defender for seven years at the Office of the Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orange County, FL. During his time as an Assistant Public Defender, Mr. Wurtzel handled thousands of criminal cases, representing individuals in pre-trial, trial, appellate and post-conviction matters.  Mr. Wurtzel has extensive courtroom experience and has served as lead counsel in jury trials ranging from criminal traffic and misdemeanor offenses to first-degree and life felonies.  Mr. Wurtzel also has substantial experience handling violations of probation, including motions for early termination and/or modification of probation. 

In addition to his law practice, Mr. Wurtzel is an active member of both the state and local criminal defense communities.  Mr. Wurtzel has been a member of the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers since 2011, and currently serves as President-Elect.  Mr. Wurtzel is also a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Orange County Bar Association, and serves his local Rotary Club of Maitland as a Board Member.

A Central Florida native, Mr. Wurtzel grew up in Maitland, FL and graduated from Winter Park High School.  Mr. Wurtzel obtained his undergraduate degree, cum laude, from the University of Florida, and obtained his J.D., cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law.  Mr. Wurtzel resides in Maitland with his wife and two daughters.





Lori Wurtzel is an Attorney who is passionate about advocating for the needs of people across Central Florida. 

Ms. Wurtzel has a long history of service to her community, beginning her career as an Assistant Public Defender at the Office of the Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orange County, FL. During her time as an Assistant Public Defender, Ms. Wurtzel handled thousands of criminal cases, and developed her specialized experience in sex crimes, Violations of Probation, post-conviction work, and juvenile offenses.  

Lori’s passion for using her law degree to help others has led to a career of exploring many areas of law, in an effort to help the existing clients of Wurtzel Law. She has experience with many family law issues, including custody and paternity, child support, and divorce, and enjoys helping clients to protect their rights to their children in dependency court. Additionally, Ms. Wurtzel loves to help clients with issues related to professional licensing, disciplinary hearings, and Baker Act/Marchman Act proceedings.

Lori Wurtzel is also passionate about our Central Florida community, as a planning committee member at United Against Poverty Orlando, and a member of the Juvenile Justice Committee at The League of Women Voters Orlando.  Ms. Wurtzel feels strongly about using her education and skills to serve the community, and donates her time to Legal Aid of Orange and Seminole Counties.  In addition to her work as an attorney, Ms. Wurtzel works as an educator for Florida's young aspiring lawyers.

Ms. Wurtzel attended Vanderbilt University, where she graduated magna cum laude, and received her law degree from the University of Miami School of Law, from which she graduated cum laude.  Ms. Wurtzel lives in Maitland with her husband and two daughters.

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