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Joseph Knape

Joseph Knape

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Litigation, Family, DUI & DWI

About Me

As far as my hobbies, I am an avid golfer and play whenever I can take a few hours away from the cases.  Golf provides me a few hours each week to focus and concentrate on this skill.  I also play chess and scrabble to sharpen my vocabulary and mind.  I just got into crossword puzzles, but I would still rank myself as a beginner.  I love to compete and win, I have that drive to succeed.  Being a trial attorney you must find a way to connect with the jury and also not intimidate or scare jurors into your strategy.  Personally, I love spending a great amount of time with my family.  I also enjoy dining out and crime movies.  I hope to expand my practice in the next 5 years with growth into the Panhandle and other parts of Florida.  There are many amazing attorneys in this great state and I like to think of myself as one who puts in the extra hours, always answers client phone calls and will provide the highest quality legal services. 



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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
    6 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 25%
    6 years, 300 cases
  3. Family: 20%
    6 years, 100 cases
  4. DUI & DWI: 10%
    6 years, 100 cases



Fixed (Always), Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (20 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

31 total 

  • Marivette Gonzalez

    Attorney Joe Knape definitely takes his cases seriously and fights for his clients. I highly recommend him as he is dedicated, aggressive, and a compassionate lawyer all in one.


    Marivette Gonzalez Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jacob Vickers Stuart



    Jacob Stuart Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact Info

The 850-CALL-JOE Law Firm

189 S. Orange Ave.
Suite 1800
Orlando, FL, 32801


FLMember in Good Standing200905/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top ContributorAvvo2014
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2013

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe 850-CALL-JOE Law Firm, P.A2012 - Present
AssociateGregory and Clark, PLLC2011 - 2012
Assistant Public DefenderPublic Defender Office2009 - 2011

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Seminole County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2013 - Present
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2013 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2012 - Present
Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers DivisionAttorney Member2012 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Drug Sale to Undercover Police Officerwithhold of adjudication, probation

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Publication NameTitleDate
Blog for 850-CALL-JOEMinor in Possession of Alcohol2013

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Coastal School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2007
Western Michigan UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2004

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
N/ACriminal Records and Impact on Employment2013