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Stephen George Cobb

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Stephen G. Cobb: the only Bar certified Criminal Law Specialist in Okaloosa County. Free Criminal Law videos.


You or someone you love may have been falsely accused of breaking the law. This happens.


So to, it happens that people break the law repeatedly - why? I asked that question many years ago. I wondered why the same people would get arrested over and over again. They would try rehab or counseling or DUI school or Anger Management . . . or whatever, and it would work. For a while.


Then, in 2006, something happened that changed my perspective forever: I saw a SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) brainscan for the first time. I had already studied psychology and psychiatry for well over a decade on my own (after four college and university degrees, my parents had this unique idea that after 101/2 years of post-secondary education, I should actually get a job) without pursuing a formal degree. Yet this was truly different: You could actually see a living brain.


When psychiatrists prescribe medicine, or psychologists recommend counseling, they normally do so without looking at the very organ causing the problem: Would you let a doctor prescribe "pain counseling and a sling" if your child fell off of the roof and appeared to have broken an arm? Yet that is exactly what the legal system does every day.


The Criminal Justice System works like this:


Q: "What's your charge?"


A: "_________________"


"Okay, go to _________________ counseling."


This explains why most DUI/Drug/Domestic Violence/Whatever counseling in the legal system fails - they usually do not even try to diagnose. Needless to say, this is very frustrating for overworked and underpaid mental health providers . . . and for defendants. Who wants to go to counseling and get drug tested when all it means is greater pain? Who wants to take medication when the last three guesses failed?


SPECT and psychometric (psychological) testing now give us the ability to virtually solve the problem of crime itself. This is a magical time in the field of criminal law, and an opportunity to solve the problem of crime, not just a crime.


The last time I checked, six (6) months in jail doesn't cure a broken arm - nor a brain that isn't working correctly. By using the technology we now have, we can effectively humanely redirect behavior and cost effectively reduce human suffering tremendously.


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

5 total 

  • 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.


    Richard Alvoid Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • 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

Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm

495 Grand Blvd.
Miramar Beach (Walton County), FL, 32550

Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm

1100 Fort Pickens Rd
Pensacola Beach, FL, 32561

Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm

1325 Commerce Dr
Number 1460
Crestview, FL, 32539



FLMember in Good Standing198909/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

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
The Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of MissouriHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Pensacola State CollegeElectronics TechnologyN/A1982
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