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About Me

Representing people since 1997, I have fought hard for those accused of crimes, traffic cases, and criminal traffic charges.  As the Past-President of the Pinellas Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers, I've been able to deal directly with prosecutors, judges, and fellow attorneys. Being a former public defender who NEVER represented the state but only those accused of crimes, my passion has been to zealously defend clients and give them the personal attention they deserve. In addition to handling all felony, misdemeanor, and DUI cases, our firm does wills, trusts, probate, and personal injury. So, call for a free consult.


In addition to my legal career, my other great love is traveling the world.  It gives one an unparalleled perspective on people.  However, when I am at home, I enjoy riding my motorcycle, a Kawasaki Vulcan.  I often get clients whom I can relate to that are also fellow riders so that experience is invaluable.  I also stay active with sports such as volleyball, kickball, water skiing, and snow skiing.


Languages Spoken: Italian

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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
    18 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    18 years
  3. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 15%
    18 years
  4. Federal Crime: 10%
    15 years



Free Consultation (45 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

24 total 

  • Sean Cleary

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community.


    Sean Cleary Car Accidents Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert Lawrence Cohen

    I endorse this lawyer. Well respected in the community. Can's say enough abut his abilities.


    Robert Cohen Probate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

5445 16th St N
Saint Petersburg, FL, 337032003


FLMember in Good Standing199709/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Client RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Outstanding Service as PresidentPinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association2005
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentCraig Epifanio, P.A.2000 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderPinellas County Public Defender's Office1997 - 1999
Association NamePosition NameDuration
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationN/A2000 - 2006
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1999 - 2008
Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPast President1998 - 2008
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A1997 - 2008
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Barringer v. State of Florida, Dept. of Highway Safety and Motor VehiclesLicense Suspension Invalidated, Reversed.
United States v. Fastino Garcia-ArrietaSentence Vacated
State v. HendrixCase dismissed
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Publication NameTitleDate
Northeast neighborhood associationLetter to editor2001
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1997
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Judge candidate 2004Introduced candidates for judicial election2004