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About me

I have practiced almost exclusively criminal la for over 30 years and tried hundreds of cases from South Florida to New York and Los Angeles. There is no case that I will not face head on and have expanded my practice to include Federal litigation, going after Law Enforcement for illegal arrests as well as excessive force. I have great experience challenging search warrants, consent searches as well as warrantless home entries that have resulted in illegally obtained evidence. My website is and I can be seen on Face Book at Gary Ostrow P.A. with many published blog articles relating to my trial experiences as well as my relentless advocacy for those who cannot speak for themselves and the opporessed.


I offer free consultations 24/7 and adopt an open door policy where I am always available to my clients as well as responding to client calls, both new and existing. If you need legal representation, and you desire an aggressive advocate with vast experience, please contact me at 954-566-4033. My practice is focused on South Florida however I have traveled the country in representing clients everywhere in the domestic U.S. 


Practice areas


  1. Juvenile: 25%
  2. Violent Crime: 25%
  3. DUI & DWI: 25%
  4. Criminal Defense: 25%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Christopher James O'Toole

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Gary ostrow over the past 17 years . I first met him when I was a prosecutor when he was a defense attorney. I had a trial against him and quickly realized that he was the best defense attorney I had ever gone against. Since that time I've had the privilege to work alongside him on other cases. He truly cares about every client and is passionate about his work. After knowing him for so many years and getting to see how he prepares for each case, he would be the first person I would call if I was ever to be in trouble because I know he would fight hard for me and he is still one of the best trial lawyers I have ever known.


    Christopher O'Toole Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Michael Alexander Dye

    There are only a handful of attorneys that I would hire to represent me or a family member and Gary is one of them. If your objective is to hire an attorney with a "10 out of 10" AVVO ranking, by all means go ahead. Be sure to send me your inmate # and DOC facility so we can be pen pals. Alternatively, if your objective is to stay out of prison, disregard the AVVO rank and hire Gary.


    Michael Dye Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

3000 NE 30th Pl Ste 302
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33306-1904


FLMember in Good Standing198209/08/2015

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public Reprimand
    issued in FL, 2015


    Public reprimand means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

    Gary’s comment: “Sadly, this website red flags my practice without having ANY details of a public reprimand I consented to in a Bar Disciplinary matter. I am a member of the Florida Bar in good standing and I stand on my career of over 30 years of busting my back for my clients and RESENT this site for it's inappropriate, disproportionate and absurd red flag that completely ignores the many client and attorney reviews that reflect my true character and passion as a defense lawyer with a history of over 500 trial”

  2. Suspension
    issued in FL, 2010


    Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
multiple Hat Trick AwardsBroward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner/OperarorLaw Firm of Gary Ostrow P.A.1982 - Present
Public Defender assistantBroward County Public Defender's Office1979 - 1982
Association namePosition nameDuration
Broward Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1993 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Private legal counselCase resulted in a negotiated plea
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of South FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978