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Michael L Dear

Michael L Dear

Practice areas:

Litigation, Criminal Defense

About Me

I handle cases in the areas of Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation, including Business and Contract disputes and Landlord-Tenant law.  I pride myself on being immediately responsive to my clients.  I will answer when you call, or return your message the same day. 


I decided to become a lawyer while working as a paralegal at the Public Defender's office in 2005.  I loved the work, but decided I could never be at the top of my profession without graduating from law school.  I graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2005 with a degree in legal studies and a semester early from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2008.  From there I began work as a prosecutor with the 12th Circuit State Attorney's Office in Sarasota, FL.  I am now in private practice where I handle Criminal Defense and Civil Litigation cases, including Business Litigation and Landlord-Tenant Law.  Please visit my firm's site at to see all of our practice areas.   


Please call me today for a free consultation.  If you are a Criminal Defense client, your case is likely time sensitive.  Whether you call me or another attorney, do so immediately. 


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    7 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 50%
    4 years, 100 cases



Retainer (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Darren Mark Finebloom

    I endorse this lawyer. I have had several trials against Michael when he was a State Attorney in Sarasota. He is not only a great advocate but is a superb trial attorney. I highly recommend him.


    Darren Finebloom DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • No photo

    Mr. Dear is an excellent attorney, skilled in many areas of litigation and criminal defense. He is honorable and diligent, and will fight for your cause.


    Matthew Meyers Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Railey, Harding & Allen, P.A.

15 N Eola Dr
Orlando, FL, 328011936


FLMember in Good Standing200905/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyRailey, Harding and Allen, P.A.2011 - Present
Assistant State AttorneyOffice Of The State Attorney2009 - 2011

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2013 - Present
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2013 - Present
Alpha Tau Omega Housing CorporationBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Orlando Young ProfessionalsMember2012 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2011 - Present
Florida Bar, Real Property, Probate and Trust Law SectionAttorney Member2011 - Present
FCSL Student Bar AssociationTreasurer2008 - 2008
Florida Bar, Young Lawyers DivisionAttorney MemberN/A
Florida Bar, Construction Law CommitteeAttorney MemberN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Coastal School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2008
University of Central FloridaLegal StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts2005

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
College Mock TrialMock Trial Judge2013
Florida Coastal School of Law CommencementCommencement Ceremony2009