Ben Hiltzheimer graduated from the George Washington University Law School in 2006, and began his legal career at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. In his first two years at PDS, Ben was employed in a fellowship position focused on litigating complex forensics issues, while also working in partnership with the Innocence Project to develop litigation strategies to combat the leading causes of wrongful conviction in trial courts nationwide. Ben then transitioned that experience into the role of trial attorney, representing indigent clients charged with serious felonies in the District of Columbia.

As a public defender and now in private practice, Ben has devoted his career to representing the accused. He has earned a reputation as a fierce litigator who fights hard for his clients, with a record of achieving excellent results against long odds. Ben is currently licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts of North Carolina, and maintains inactive licenses in California and Washington, DC.

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