Benjamin Herbst was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland and attended Pikesville High School. He is the founder and managing partner of The Herbst Firm and specializes in criminal defense and civil trial law. Mr. Herbst has extensive trial experience, having represented clients in over 50 jury trials. He has secured acquittals in jury trials ranging from DUI and drug possession to felony firearm crimes punishable by life in prison. Mr. Herbst has also argued hundreds of pre-trial motions including motions to suppress evidence and motions to dismiss charges. He was selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers in 2013, 2014, and 2015.
Benjamin 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 Mr. Herbst went on to serve as an assistant public defender where he represented close to 1,000 different clients in cases ranging from misdemeanors such as theft 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 & Schaefer, a multi practice law firm specializing in criminal defense, personal injury, and long term disability.
Mr. Herbst is a skilled trial lawyer who focuses on criminal defense and civil trial practice. Mr. Herbst formed The Herbst Firm to offer dedicated and relentless representation to defendants charged with any crime including misdemeanors such drug possession, disorderly conduct, burglary, and assault. Mr. Herbst is also committed to representing clients charged with serious felonies such as drug trafficking, robbery, arson, and manslaughter, and is also an experienced appellate lawyer.
As partner of The Herbst Firm, Benjamin Herbst is a relentless and aggressive personal injury and long term disability trial lawyer who does not back down from large insurance companies, and fights to earn the settlements and verdicts that his clients deserve. Mr. Herbst is admitted to practice law in state court and the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, and is a member of the Maryland Bar and the Florida Bar.