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About Me

My Firm, Bass, Cerino & Brizel is a true full service personalized law firm. Each of us have tried many cases in the criminal and civil courts.  We believe that preparation is the key to getting the desired result.  


Joseph Cerino is a seasoned criminal defense attorney.  Practicing for 13 years in defending those accused of crimes, he has spent the last 8 of those years applying his trial experience and know-how to representing people in marital disputes. 


Jay Brizel has been spending the last 12 years representing those charged with criminal offenses.  He has a reputation of tenaciously defending his clients and frequently is appointed by the Court to represent people with particularly bad facts or cases.


We are used to fighting so you do not have to.


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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    25 years
  2. Litigation: 30%
    23 years
  3. Appeals: 10%
    23 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Richard Allen Canina

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Richard Canina Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • David G. Weilbacher, Esq.

    I endorse this lawyer's work. I have come to know Mr. Bass' work through his contribution to I find him to be very knowledgeable on a wide area of legal issues, and his advice is very practical. If I ever need to refer a client to a Fort Myers, FL area attorney, I will suggest Mr. Bass.


    David Weilbacher, Esq. Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Gary Bass Law Firm

1342 Colonial Boulevard
Suite C-22
Fort Myers, FL, 33907


NYCurrently registered 199403/13/2015
FLMember in Good Standing199009/08/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - 2008
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v.PersonConviction Reversed, Accused exonerated
State v. OrtizNot Guilty on all charges
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
State University of New York, AlbanyEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1985