Law Office of Eben Lee Kurtzman

Firm Overview

We mostly do criminal defense. I handle adult matters and Ben handles juvenile matters. We also handle various civil cases, including personal injury and real estate.

Example cases

One of my clients was charged with four felony child molestation counts and he was found not guilty. Another client was charged with premeditated attempted murder and the charges were dismissed mid-trial.

Main Office
1131 Park Avenue
San Jose  CA  95126
  • (408) 295-2105
  • (408) 295-7430


Free Initial Consultation?
I have never charged an initial consultation fee.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
They vary from case to case. Generally, misdemeanors start at $1,500, but they can range from $250 to $5,000. Felonies are generally $2,500, but they can range from $500 to $50,000 or even more in truly extreme cases.
Hourly Rates

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Office Manager
Marli King
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken
Gurmit Saini speaks Punjabi.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

While I am not a certified specialist, the vast majority of my practice is criminal defense because I enjoy the challenge.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

Ask questions and make sure you understand what is happening. You are the one who must make informed decisions and obey court orders.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Absolutely. The client is the most important source of information.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I will not help a client lie, but I will educate them as to what the law is and what must be proven in court.

Eben Lee Kurtzman

Ben and I have been self-employed for more than ten years.

I have handled over one thousand cases and more than forty jury trials.

I have an excellent relationship with the courts. This allows me to do things many other attorneys cannot.

Straight-forward and honest. You may not like what I tell you, but it will be the truth. I will not tell you that I can get you a deal just to get your money. If I do not think you will benefit from hiring me, I do not want your case.

Personal interests:

I do not mix my business life with my personal life.

  • Bar Number: 144142
    California , 1989
  • Santa Clara University
    Juris Doctorate , 1989
    Santa Clara, CA
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    Bachelor of Arts , 1986
    Santa Barbara, CA
    Political Science

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