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Leland Eric Garvin

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Leland Eric Garvin, a Florida native and second generation trial attorney, began his legal career working as a Prosecutor. While at the State Attorney’s office, he gained invaluable trial experience representing the State of Florida in countless jury trials at both the misdemeanor and felony levels.


Prior to taking the job with the State, and throughout law school; Mr. Garvin worked for one of the larger personal injury law firms in South Florida. When he wasn’t handling injury and auto accident cases; he made time for the Moot Court Honor Society. It was during his time with Moot Court that he developed a love for the courtroom and passionate advocacy.


After leaving his job as a prosecutor, Mr. Garvin started his own firm handling both criminal defense and injury cases. More recently he and his father Jeff decided to combine their two practices to better serve the needs of their clients.


In 2009, Leland was selected as “one of the best up and coming attorneys” in the state of Florida by Florida Trend Magazine and listed in the 2009 edition of Strathmore’s Who’s Who.


In 2010, Mr. Garvin was named by Florida Super Lawyers magazine as one of the Top Young Lawyers in Florida. Only 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers for this list.


Leland was also selected as one of the top 40 lawyers under the age of 40 in Florida by The National Trial Lawyers Association in 2012.

He serves on the Board of Directors of the Young Lawyers Section of the Florida Justice Association in addition to being a member of the PULSE Committee for the American Heart Association.


Leland is a member of American Association for Justice, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Broward County Justice Association, Broward, and Lee County Bar Association. He concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, wrongful death and criminal defense litigation.


He is admitted to the Florida Bar, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the Middle District of Florida.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accidents: 50%
    8 years
  2. Personal Injury: 40%
    8 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 5%
    8 years
  4. Insurance: 5%
    8 years



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    Leland is a fantastic attorney with a legal pedigree second to none. His firm provides quality legal services and I endorse this lawyer.


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    I endorse this lawyer. Leland is a very talented lawyer who works hard for his clients. He is very smart and I would recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer


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Contact info

Garvin Law Firm

4280 Cleveland Ave.
Fort Myers, FL, 33901

Garvin Law Firm

2671 Airport Rd. S
Suite 302
Naples, FL, 34112

Garvin Law Firm

317 Whitehead Street
Key West, FL, 33040



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 40 under 40The National Trial Lawyers Association2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarsSuper Lawyers2010
Florida Trend Legal Elite - Top Up & Coming AttorneysFlorida Trend Magazine2009
Strathmore Who's WhoWho's Who Legal2009
Moot Court Honor SocietyNova Southeastern University2004
Deans ListFlorida State UniversityN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerGarvin Law Firm2008 - Present
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office, 17th Judicial Circuit2006 - 2008
N/ACohen & Cohen, P.A.2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)Member2006 - Present
Broward County Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Broward Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
Florida BarMember2006 - Present
Florida Lawyers Mutual Insurance CompanyMember2005 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember2004 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Armed Robbery w/a FirearemAvoided Adult Sanctions
Possession of MarijuanaNo Adjudication
Petit Theft / Resisting a MerchantCase Dismissed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Florida State UniversityBusinessBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A