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Stephen George Cobb

About me

My name is Stephen G. Cobb and I have practiced criminal defense law since July 2, 1990.

I opened my own criminal defense law firm on October 1, 1997. In August of 2002 I was officially certified as a criminal law specialist by the Florida Bar.

My Avvo "10 Supreb" Rating is actually not very important. Board Certification is what the legal profession uses to rate lawyers in Florida. Less than 1% of the lawyers in Florida are officially Bar Certified as specialists in criminal law, and almost 90% of lawyers attempting to pass the certification exam the last time it was given, failed.

Becoming a Board Certified Specialist is hard.

So, what kinds of cases have a handled?

Name ten criminal charges off of the top of your head, and I've probably handled every one of them more than once or twice.

Whether you want to just beat the case or cut your losses, I can help you. Just give me a call at 850-651-656.

My staff has been instructed to be prepared for your call.

This means that Lisa or Janice will ask you some questions so that a report can be prepared for me before we speak. Then you and I will speak and it helps a great deal if you also watch the short video in on my website's home page, Thank you.


Languages spoken: French, English

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 25%
    25 years, 800 cases
  2. Domestic Violence: 20%
    25 years, 700 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    25 years, 10 thousand cases
  4. Child Abuse: 20%
    25 years, 400 cases
  5. Violent Crime: 15%
    25 years, 700 cases



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Richard Arlen Alvoid Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. When immigrants need a criminal attorney across the panhandle, I do not hesitate to recommend Mr. Cobb. He always makes himself available for my calls to discuss the case in a deep, clear and informative way.


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  • Sherry Gale Ivey Jones

    I endorse this lawyer without reservation. I know Stephen Cobb personally and he will do what it takes to get the most favorable outcome possible in any criminal defense case. I've had opportunity to work with Stephen Cobb on several cases, and his courtroom experience is top notch. Additionally, he is able to effectively ask questions in depositions to help get all the facts in order to defend cases. He is smooth yet very tough in court and assertively represent's his clients interests.


    Sherry Jones Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm

5 Clifford Drive
Shalimar, FL, 32579


FLMember in Good Standing198909/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Ten AwardNational Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2014
Invitation Only Membership, Peer RecognitionNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Certified Criminal Trial Law Expert (recertification)The Florida Bar Board of Legal Education and Specialization2012
Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist (recertification)Florida Bar Board of Legal Education and Specialization2007
Initial Certification, Board Certified Criminal Law SpecialistFlorida Bar Board of Legal Education and Specialization2002
RecognizedWho's Who of Business and Executives USA2000
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderCobb Criminal Defense Law Firm1997 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender1990 - 1997
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Okaloosa-Walton chapter)Past President2007 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Okaloosa-Walton chapter)Secretary2006 - 2008
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Okaloosa-Walton ChapterPresident2002 - 2006
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Okaloosa-Walton chapter)Member2002 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2000 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1998 - Present
The Florida Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. John Doe 1997Capital Sexual Battery
State v. John Doe 2013Not Guilty, all counts
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Publication nameTitleDate
Wall Street SelectNational Trial Lawyers Organization Selects Controversial Lawyer2013
Florida Criminal Law TelevisionAfter the Arrest: What Happens Next.2012
Gulf Breeze NewsIs your brain at fault?2010
Florida Criminal Law NewsletterThe Law Firm of Tomorrow, Today2006
Florida Criminal Law NewsletterFlorida DUI Breath Testing Under Fire: Is the Intoxilyzer 5000 About to be Invalidated Statewide?2006
Florida Criminal Law NewsletterDUI Litigation Update2004
Florida Criminal Law NewsletterShaken Baby Shaken: Shaken Baby Syndrome Exposed as a Pseudoscience2003
Florida Criminal Law NewsletterGovernment Tyranny and You2003
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of MissouriHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Pensacola State CollegeElectronics TechnologyA.S.1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Guest Speaker, Faculty of Law and NeuroscienceSPECT Brain Imaging Studies and how to use them in the courtroom2015
Innaugural Atlanta, GA Forensic SPECT Brain Imaging CLE SeminarIs Brain Imaging the Future of Criminal Law?2013
Advanced SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) Forensic NeuroimagingCrime is the Answer2013
Brain SPECT Imaging in Clinical Practice: Advanced Neuro-imaging SeminarOne Stop Therapy: Solving the Problem of Crime Through Neuro-imaging & Ettective Treatment.2006