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Spencer Alan Cordell

About Me

I am Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law. That means I have been recognized by the Florida Bar as an expert in Criminal Trial practice. Before opening my own practice, the Law Office of Spencer Cordell, P.A., I worked for Brown, Suarez, & Rios, the largest criminal defense firm in SW Fla. Before I was a defense attorney, I worked as a prosecutor at the State Attorney's Office for the 20th Judicial Circuit.


I practice not only Criminal Defense, but also Appeals, Personal Injury, and traffic. I handle all types of Criminal cases, and have extensive experience handling DUI cases. Here's a link to an article I wrote on my blog about changes in Florida DUI laws:

Here's the link to a recent media story on a case I handled, including some courtroom footage. The case was overturned on appeal based on my motion to dismiss under Florida's 'Castle Doctrine' portion of the Stand Your Ground Law.  The court ordered a rehearing on the motion, which we won, and my client was exonerated of the charges.  He walked out of jail on a 10 year sentence!

Here's a story that I commented on regarding Florida's expanding DNA sampling:



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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Speeding & Traffic Ticket: 5%
  5. Appeals: 5%



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

32 total 

  • Michael Paul LeMond

    I endorse Spencer. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication.


    Michael LeMond Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Pablo Sergio Hurtado

    I endorse this lawyer. Spencer has become a leader in our community very quickly. He is Board Certified, very smart, and works very hard for his clients.


    Pablo Hurtado Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Spencer Cordell, P.A.

1625 Hendry Street
Suite 101
Fort Myers, FL, 33901


FLMember in Good Standing200409/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2014
Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial LawThe Florida Bar2013
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Spencer Cordell, P.A.2011 - Present
Senior AssociateBrown, Suarez & Rios, PA2007 - 2011
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office, 20th Judicial Circuit2004 - 2007
Student AttorneyBoston University Civil Litigation Clinic2002 - 2003
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Lee County Bar Association, Young Lawyer DivisionPresident2011 - 2012
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersVice President2011 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2010 - 2011
Lee County Bar Association, Young Lawyer CommitteeN/A2005 - Present
Lee County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Guy v. State of Florida, 993 So.2d 77granted on appeal
McDaniel v. State of Florida, 24 So. 3d 654Charges dismissed
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Boston University School of LawN/AJuris Doctor2004
University of San Diego School of Law - Summer Institute in ParisN/AN/A2002
Miami University (Ohio)Communication, FrenchBA & BS2000
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Practicing with Professionalism CLEOpening Remarks2012