Home> Florida

Attorneys in Florida

Lawyer Legion Florida Information Center

Search Directory for Lawyers in Florida

Change your query below to search for lawyers in other areas. *results are limited to 250 per query

Lawyers by County

{FullName}

Best Attorneys in Florida

Lawyer Legion Top Picks for 2024

The following list was determined using a number of factors including both objective and subjective criteria. Lawyers were selected based on their career accomplishments, high-profile and famous cases, professional involvement, community leadership, and board certifications. This list represents some of the most highly accomplished lawyers currently practicing in Florida. Including Florida criminal defense lawyers, family lawyers, personal injury lawyers, and a variety of other practice areas.

When reviewing this list, please be aware of each of the following:

  • Lawyers cannot pay to be included in this list.
  • Only lawyers who are active on Lawyer Legion were selected.
  • It is impossible to accurately determine a statewide shortlist of attorneys who are actually “the best” at practicing law.
  • It is difficult to compare lawyers who practice in different areas of the law.
Christian Dietrich Searcy
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyer
West Palm Beach, FL
View Profile
Nancy La Vista
Medical Malpractice Lawyer
West Palm Beach, FL
View Profile
Aaron Samuel Podhurst
Civil Trial Lawyer
Miami, FL
View Profile
Mark William Clark
Personal Injury and Civil Trial Lawyer
West Palm Beach, FL
View Profile
John Scarola
Personal Injury and Business Lawyer
West Palm Beach, FL
View Profile
Janet Ellen Wise
Employment Lawyer
Tampa, FL
View Profile
Roger James Dodd
Personal Injury Lawyer
Jacksonville, FL
View Profile
Andrew Needle
Personal Injury and Civil Trial Lawyer
Miami, FL
View Profile
Scott Bryant Smith
Personal Injury Lawyer
West Palm Beach, FL
View Profile
David S Katz
DUI Lawyer
Orlando, FL
View Profile
Robert Scott Reiff
Criminal Defense Lawyer
Miami, FL
View Profile
David Christopher Prather
Civil Trial Lawyer
West Palm Beach, FL
View Profile

More Noteworthy Florida Attorneys

Florida Legal Resources

Helpful Videos

About Smith & Hopen - U.S. patent attorneys

Germain Law Group - Florida Insurance Lawyers

What does it mean to be Florida Bar Board Certified?

Florida Bar Associations and Legal Organizations

The Florida Bar - The Florida Bar began with a small group of lawyers in 1889. Today, the organization has grown to over 90,000 members. The Florida Bar prosecutes unethical lawyers, advises on advertising practices, administers a client protection fund, governs a substance abuse program, and provides continuing education programs for lawyers in Florida. Additionally, The Florida bar provides the public with: legal periodicals, public information programs, ethics and law management advice, and conferences.
FJA - Florida Justice Association - FJA is a nonprofit, professional association for lawyers representing plaintiffs in Florida's civil court system. The organization provides its members with networking opportunities and educational resources including CLE programs including the Workhorse Seminar and Annual Convention. The Florida Justice Association advocates for upholding Florida's civil justice system and protecting the rights of citizens and consumers.
AFELA - Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys - The Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys (AFELA) is a prominent organization of legal experts specializing in elder law matters. AFELA members provide crucial legal assistance to seniors, addressing issues like estate planning, guardianship, and long-term care. Through education, advocacy, and networking, AFELA ensures that elderly individuals receive the knowledgeable and compassionate representation they need to navigate complex legal challenges.
AAML - Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers - The Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) is a premier group of family law attorneys. Membership indicates expertise in divorce, custody, and marital cases, backed by experience and peer endorsement. This chapter promotes excellence through education, publications, and advocacy, upholding professional standards. AAML Florida Chapter is a valuable resource for those seeking adept legal representation in family law matters.
FACDL - Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL) was founded in 1988. Since its creation, FACDL has continued to promote excellence in the practice of criminal law and protect the rights of the accused. Its members includes public and private criminal justice attorneys serving the needs of the criminal defense bar in Florida. The FACDL offers attorneys listings for criminal defense attorneys on their website.
FL-NELA - Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association - The Florida Chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (FL-NELA) unites legal professionals dedicated to advocating for employee rights. With a focus on workplace fairness, FL-NELA members work to counter workplace discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination. Through education, collaboration, and legal initiatives, FL-NELA contributes to fostering just and equitable work environments across the state.
Florida Bar Rules for Attorney Advertising - Florida Bar Rules for Attorney Advertising establish ethical standards in legal promotions. Guided by Rule 4-7 of the Rules of Professional Conduct, attorneys must ensure their advertising is accurate, not misleading, and respectful. The rules cover content, client testimonials, and comparisons. Compliance with these rules ensures truthful and transparent communication between attorneys and the public, fostering professionalism and maintaining the integrity of the legal profession.

Florida Legal Associations - Florida Bar associations are vital networks for legal professionals within the state. With diverse specialty areas, these associations offer lawyers a platform to connect, exchange insights, and enhance their expertise. Through workshops, seminars, and networking events, members can stay updated on legal developments, share best practices, and collaborate for the advancement of the legal field in Florida.

Lawyer Referral Services in Florida - Lawyer Referral Services in Florida aid individuals in finding skilled attorneys tailored to their legal needs. These services streamline the process by matching clients with qualified lawyers in various practice areas. By offering expert guidance and facilitating consultations, they empower individuals to make informed decisions about legal representation, ensuring access to competent professionals for their specific cases.

Multicultural Bar Associations in Florida

Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) - The Florida Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL), founded in 1951, champions gender equality and growth for women in Florida's legal sector. Comprised of lawyers, judges, and law students, FAWL offers networking, mentorship, and skill-building through events and initiatives. In a field where inclusivity is vital, FAWL serves as an indispensable resource, fostering an environment of empowerment and success for women in Florida's legal community.

State Bar of Florida Board of Legal Specialization (FLABAR)

Florida Board of Legal Specialization & Education (BLSE) - Board Certification is the highest level of evaluation offered by the Florida Bar. For an attorney to become board-certified by the state, he or she must meet minimum requirements. For instance, the attorney must demonstrate substantial involvement in the practice area he or she is seeking to become certified. The Florida Board of Legal Specialization and Education certifies attorneys in twenty-four (24) select areas of the law. In addition, more than 4,800 attorneys in Florida have been designated as board-certified specialists in 26 different specialty areas of the law.

Specialty Areas

Admiralty & Maritime Law - Admiralty & Maritime Law is an area of specialization offered by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. Many of the top Admiralty & Maritime Law attorneys have become board certificated in this specialty area of the law. Admiralty & Maritime Law is defined as the practice of law dealing with the rules, concepts and legal practice governing vessels, the shipping industry, the carrying of goods and passengers by water as well as related maritime concepts.

Adoption Law - Use the Lawyyer Legion directory to find information on "Board Certified in Adoption Law." Rule 6-28 for the minimum standards for certification and recertification in adoption law in Florida.

Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law - Learn about Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law Board Certification for Specialist attorneys in Florida as offered by The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

Appellate Law - Find information on attorneys board certified attorneys who focus on appellate practice in Florida.

Aviation Law - Rule 6-19.1 of The Rules Regulating The Florida Bar provides that a lawyer who is a member in good standing of The Florida Bar and meets the standards prescribed below may be issued an appropriate certificate identifying the lawyer as "Board Certified in Aviation Law." The purpose of the standards is to identify those lawyers who practice aviation law and have the special knowledge, skills, and proficiency, as well as the character, ethics, and reputation for professionalism, to be properly identified to the public as board certified in aviation law.

Business Litigation - Find information on Attorneys who are Board Certified in Business Litigation in Florida.

City, County or Local Government Law - Find information on attorneys board certified as a specialist in government law - "Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law."

Civil Trial Law - Find the requirements listed in Rule 6-4.1, for lawyers who have earned Board Certification in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Legal Specialization and Education.

Condominium & Planned Development Law - Find the requirements for Board Certification in Condominium & Planned Development Law in Florida offered by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization and Education (BLSE).

Construction Law - Find the requirements for Board Certification in Construction Law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization and Education.

Criminal Appellate Law - The standards for board certification in criminal appellate law can be found in Rule 6-8. The purpose of the standards is to identify those lawyers who practice criminal law and have the special knowledge, skills, and proficiency, as well as the character, ethics, and reputation for professionalism, to be properly identified to the public as a board-certified in appellate law. Also, the certification is awarded by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization and Education (BLSE).

Criminal Trial Law - The field of criminal law as a specialty practice area for certification was originally established in 1987. The Florida Board of Legal Specialization and Education (BLSE) of The Florida Bar governs the rules and policies for each of the certification areas. An attorney who is a member in good standing and has met the requirements for certification may be issued an appropriate certificate identifying the lawyer as either "Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law" or "Board Certified in Criminal Appellate Law."

Education Law - Board Certified in Education Law under Florida's Rule 6-27.1. The rules for board certified Florida lawyers in international law were last revised on October 16, 2015.

Elder Law - Learn more about the rules for becoming a Board Certified attorney in Elder Law in Florida under Rule 6-20.

Health Law - Information on finding attorneys who are Board Certified Specialist in Health Law in Florida under Rule 6-14.1.

Immigration and Nationality - Information on finding an attorney who is a Board Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law under Rule 6-15.1.

Intellectual Property Law - Find the requirements for Board Certification in Intellectual Property Law in Florida.

International Law - Learn more about International law which was established as a field for board certification in Florida in 1988. The rules for board certification as a specialist in international law are explained in Rule 6-21.1.

International Litigation and Arbitration - Find the requirements to become board certified in International Litigation and Arbitration Law in Florida from the Florida Board of Legal Specialization and Education (BLSE).

Juvenile Law - Learn more about how attorneys can become Board Certification in Juvenile Law in Florida. The minimum standards for juvenile law certification are explained in Rule 6-29.3. Task requirements include handling of at least 10 fully adjudicated trials or appellate proceedings arising from petitions for dependency, termination of parental rights, or delinquency, of which occurred during the five years immediately preceding application.

Labor and Employment Law - Find the requirements for becoming Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law in Florida. The board certification is awarded by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization and Education.

Marital and Family Law - The Florida Bar certifies lawyers as specialists in Marital and Family Law for attorneys practicing in state family courts in the areas of divorce, child custody, and other family-related legal issues. The purpose of the specialization standards is to identify those lawyers who practice family law and have the special knowledge, skills, and proficiency, as well as the character, ethics, and reputation to be properly identified to the public as board-certified marital and family law specialists.

Real Estate Law - Find information on how attorneys become board certified in Real Estate Law. The certification is offered by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization and Education.

State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice - Learn more about how attorrneys become Board Certified in State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice in Florida.

Tax Law - Find information on the requirements for attorneys to become board certified in tax law in Florida including the task requirements.


Workers' Compensation Law - Find information on the requirements to become board certified in workers' compensation law. The category of Workers' Compensation was established as a field for specialty certification in Florida in 1988.

Show More

Law Schools in Florida

Ave Maria School of Law - Ave Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Naples, Florida. Founded in 1999, Ave Maria School of Law is a Private school with approximately 269 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.

Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Orlando, Florida. Founded in 1999, Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law is a Private school with approximately 646 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.

Florida A&M University College of Law - FAMU Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Orlando, Florida. Founded in 1949, Florida A&M University College of Law is a Public school with approximately 563 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.

Florida Coastal School of Law - Florida Coastal School of Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Jacksonville, Florida. Founded in 1996, Florida Coastal School of Law is a Private school with approximately 184 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.

Florida International University College of Law - FIU Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Miami, Florida. Founded in 2000, Florida International University College of Law is a Public school with approximately 465 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.

Florida State University College of Law - FSU Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Tallahassee, Florida. Founded in 1966, Florida State University College of Law is a Public school with approximately 605 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.

Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law - NSU Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Davie, Florida. Founded in 1974, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law is a Private school with approximately 621 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.

St. Thomas University School of Law - St. Thomas University School of Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Opa-locka, Florida. Founded in 1984, St. Thomas University School of Law is a Private school with approximately 565 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.

Stetson University College of Law - Stetson Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Gulfport, Florida. Founded in 1900, Stetson University College of Law is a Private school with approximately 862 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.

University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law - University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Gainesville, Florida. View the Lawyer Legion profile and alumni directory for this law school to learn more. Browse the Lawyer Legion alumni directory for this law school to learn more.

University of Miami School of Law - Miami Law is an ABA-approved law school located in Coral Gables, Florida. Founded in 1926, University of Miami School of Law is a Private school with approximately 1113 students currently enrolled. The Juris Doctor or J.D. is the degree program offered for law students wishing to enter the legal profession and pass the bar exam to become licensed to practice law. View the Lawyer Legion profile and browse the alumni directory for this law school to learn more.

Show More

Florida Government and Court Resources

Florida Attorney General

Florida Attorney General - The Florida Attorney General serves as Florida's chief legal officer and advisor, responsible for representing Florida in legal matters, providing counsel to state agencies, and ensuring the protection of consumers and citizens' rights. This elected official plays a vital role in upholding the law, prosecuting criminal cases, defending the state's interests, and advocating for justice on behalf of Florida's diverse population.

Florida Courts

Florida Courts - The Florida Courts are responsible for upholding the rule of law and ensuring the fair and impartial administration of justice within the state. Their duties encompass interpreting and applying the law, adjudicating civil and criminal cases, safeguarding individual rights, ensuring due process, and overseeing Juvenile law. The Florida judicial system also plays a crucial role in addressing legal issues unique to the state, such as those related to its diverse population and coastal geography.

Florida Department of Children and Families

Florida Department of Children and Families - The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) oversees a wide range of social services and programs aimed at safeguarding the well-being of individuals and families throughout the state. DCF administers child welfare services, including child protective investigations, foster care, adoption, and family support initiatives. DCF's primary responsibilities include providing essential support, intervention, and resources to vulnerable populations, advocating for their safety, and working towards family stability and self-sufficiency across Florida communities.

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity - The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) is the state agency responsible for coordinating efforts to support economic development, job creation, and workforce services. DEO collaborates with public and private partners to implement initiatives that enhance Florida's economic well-being. The department administers programs aimed at attracting and retaining businesses, promoting innovation, and providing resources for workforce development. DEO oversees unemployment assistance programs, workforce training, and community development efforts, all contributing to the state's economic resilience and prosperity.

Florida Legislature

Florida Legislature - The Florida Legislature operates as a bicameral body, consisting of the Florida Senate and the Florida House of Representatives. The Senate has 40 members serving four-year terms, while the House comprises 120 members with two-year terms. The Legislature is responsible for proposing, debating, and passing laws that govern the state. Its duties include crafting the state budget, levying taxes, and addressing various policy matters such as education, healthcare, and environmental regulations.

FPDA - Florida Public Defender Association

FPDA - Florida Public Defender Association - The Florida Public Defender's Association safeguards the rights of indigent individuals facing criminal charges. Through a robust framework of advocacy, educational initiatives, and collaborative efforts, the association empowers its members with the tools and knowledge needed to provide effective and ethical legal representation. By promoting justice and equity, the association ensures quality defense for all, regardless of financial means.

Supreme Court of Florida

Supreme Court of Florida - The Florida Supreme Court, established in 1845, serves as the pinnacle of Florida's judicial structure. With a mandate to ensure consistency and fairness in the application of the law, the court reviews appeals from lower courts, offers advisory opinions, and sets legal precedents. Its influential decisions impact a wide array of legal issues, from constitutional matters to civil disputes and criminal cases, shaping the interpretation and implementation of laws throughout Florida.

Suggest an Edit

Thanks, your suggestion has been sent to our support team
loading...
Saving...