Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) December 20, 2013
Raleigh DWI lawyer Ben Hiltzheimer was recently recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates as a “Top 40 Lawyer Under 40” in the state of North Carolina for his criminal defense work. According to ASLA’s website, the organization’s selection process is conducted manually by attorneys and includes an analysis of an attorney’s verdicts, educational accomplishments, demonstrated legal achievement, among other criteria.
Mr. Hiltzheimer has been practicing law for over seven years, and from the beginning has been committed to representing the interests of the accused. He obtained his law degree from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and was trained in criminal defense by the nation’s pre-eminent public defender agency, the federally funded Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS). As an attorney at PDS, Mr. Hiltzheimer worked on systemic criminal justice issues in conjunction with the Innocence Project, as well as in the role of trial attorney in DC’s Superior Court where he represented indigent individuals charged with felonies in the District. From there, he relocated to North Carolina, where he now runs his own practice as a Raleigh DWI lawyer and is honored to accept this recognition as a “Top 40 Lawyer Under 40” in the state.
“It is an honor to have my work and dedication to my clients recognized by a national organization,” said Mr. Hiltzheimer. “And I appreciate the timing of the nomination, since I won’t qualify for the ‘under 40’ category much longer.”
Following nomination as a Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 by the American Society of Legal Advocates, member attorneys obtain “access to a vibrant community of outstanding lawyers, facilitating networking, fostering referrals, and enabling dialogue about the day’s most pressing legal issues.”
“My practice in Raleigh now focuses almost exclusively on defending people charged with DWI,” said Mr. Hiltzheimer. “It is both rewarding and challenging work, and it is an honor to represent people from all walks of life charged with drunk driving. Many of my clients have never been in any kind of trouble in their entire lives, and are terrified at the potential consequences of a criminal conviction to their livelihood and reputation. I make every effort to get to know my clients, and to put them at ease as we work through a difficult process and seek justice in every case. It’s always nice to be recognized for my work on their behalf.”
According to ASLA, the category of “Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 identifies and recognizes lawyers demonstrating leadership and talent early on in their careers, not only in their practice, but in exemplifying the characteristics that will demonstrate the best that the legal profession has to offer. By highlighting the work of those showing promise among the next generation of lawyers, we hope to foster growth in the legal profession and promote the highest standards of practice.”
The Hiltzheimer Firm, PLLC, is a criminal defense law practice based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Raleigh DWI lawyer Ben Hiltzheimer is committed to fighting for the rights of individuals charged with DUI/DWI, along with the full spectrum of criminal charges ranging from simple misdemeanors to serious, complex felonies. Call (919) 727-9227 for a free attorney consultation.
Disclaimer: The information provided in this press release and on The Hiltzheimer Firm’s website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact a locally licensed attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular legal issue, and nothing in this news release or websites linked herein create an attorney-client relationship. Each case is different, and no specific result in any individual case can be guaranteed. Ben Hiltzheimer is licensed to practice law in North Carolina, as well as the District of Columbia (inactive) and California (inactive).