My strong sense of justice and compassion made pursuing a career as a criminal defense attorney the best path for me to pursue. I graduated from Stetson University in 2004 with a Juris Doctor (JD) and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). This helped build a strong foundation in my work as an Assistant Public Defender in Florida's 18th Judicial District.
In 2008, I opened the doors to the Law Offices of Germain & Coulter alongside attorney James Coulter. Our private practice law firm allowed me to continue working to defend the rights of individuals facing criminal accusations while using every resource available. I represent clients facing a variety of criminal offenses, including domestic violence, traffic violations, DUI, theft charges, and other misdemeanor and felony offenses. The law firm receives cases throughout Eastern and Central Florida, including Melbourne, Palm Bay, Orlando, Port St Lucie, Titusville, and nearby areas.
I am an active member of the Florida legal community. Having recently been elected to President of the Brevard County chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, I spend a lot of time preparing for the meetings and working on way to better the criminal legal community in Florida. I also serve on the state board for this great organization and take part in the yearly meetings we sponsor across the state.
I enjoy helping in the community. I have been able to volunteer with projects that help the big brother and big sister organization as well as local women shelters.
I am always looking forward to meeting with new clients, and I enjoy helping them with their legal issues. When I am not at work or involved in a community project, I enjoy fishing and reading.
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
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I send all of my criminal referrals to Mark Germain. Mr. Germain has achieved remarkable results using his creativity and knowledge of criminal practice. I have received nothing but glowing reviews from any client that has retained Mark's services and will not hesitate to recommend him in the future.
Edward Bonifant Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2004||09/08/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2015|
|Recognition for service to Young Lawyer's Board||Robert Manning||2010|
|Recognition for service Young Lawyers Director's Board||president of board||2008|
|participation to team six of Vassar B. Carlton Inns Of Court||Judge Maxwell||2007|
|Attorney, Managing Partner||Law Offices of Germain and Coulter, LLC||2005 - Present|
|Assistant State Attorney||State Attorney's Office||2004 - 2005|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||N/A||2013 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||N/A||2011 - Present|
|Brevard County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division||Secretary||2009 - 2010|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Brevard County Chapter||President||2008 - 2009|
|state vs. j.f, 2013ct0447758||Dismissed|
|state v. H.H, 2012mm005564A||battery dismissed and the DUI was amended to a reckless driving|
|state v. L.L, 2012ct057259||DUI was amended to a reckless driving|
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|Stetson University College of Law||Law and Business||JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA||2004|
|Rhodes College||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2001|