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The Wurtzel Law Team
Ben and Lori Wurtzel are the husband and wife legal team behind Wurtzel Law’s full-service criminal defense firm. Our unique combination of professional experiences, interests, and talents are what give us the opportunity to offer comprehensive legal services. Our ability to work together allows us to collaborate as a team for our clients. We are a family firm and we consider all of our clients to be a part of that family. All of our clients, no matter how big or small the case, receive the personal attention they deserve.
STETSON UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2010
UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
Bachelor of Science, 2007
United States Court- Middle District of Florida
UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor, 2007
Bachelor of Science, 2005
BENJAMIN D. WURTZEL
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.
A Central Florida native, Mr. Wurtzel grew up in Maitland, FL and graduated from Winter Park High School. His entire legal career has been in the Central Florida area. Prior to opening Wurtzel Law, Mr. Wurtzel served as an Assistant Public Defender for seven years 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 is the President of the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and is on the Board of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, and serves as Membership Chair of the Rotary Club of Maitland.
Lori Wurtzel is an Attorney with a long history of service to the Central Florida community, beginning her career as an Assistant 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 a specialized area of practice in issues related to sex offenders, violations of probation and parole, post-conviction work, administrative issues and juvenile offenses.
In private practice, Ms. Wurtzel focuses her work on the collateral legal issues of our criminal clients. These issues include family law (custody and paternity/support), dependency/juvenile matters, and post-conviction issues. Additionally, Ms. Wurtzel can 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 is an active member of the Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers, as well as the Orange County Bar. In addition to her work as an attorney, Ms. Wurtzel works as an educator for Florida's young aspiring lawyers.