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Justin Paul Caldarone

About me

People often ask me why I dedicate my professional life to defending "criminals." 


First, the vast majority of my clients are not "criminals." They are honest, decent, and hard-working people, who for a number of different reasons, have made poor life choices and are dealing with the aftermath of those poor life choices. In my experience, the poor life choices that they made are the end result of personal and professional difficulties that they have been dealing with for a long time. They come to my office confused, embarrassed and under a great deal of stress at carrying around the label of someone who has been arrested or accused of committing a crime. I help them navigate the intimidating world of courthouses, judges and prosecutors. With proper representation, they can return to the productive lives that they led before they made the poor life choices that caused them to come to my office. 


Second, the general public does not understand that the police quite often get it wrong. Unfounded, false or mistaken charges are sometimes made by family members, domestic partners, friends, employers and police officers. I pride myself on fighting back against those false or mistaken charges made against my clients to allow them to return to their communities and the productive lives that they led with their freedom and reputations intact. 


Last, I enjoy taking on the unlimited resources and power of the government, police officers and prosecutors. It is truly a battle between David and Goliath but I relish the challenge. 


I pride myself on winning cases for clients, not just "handling" cases. I scrutinize each case to determine if the facts fit the charge and whether the police violated the law in the manner in which they conducted a search or questioned a client for example. 


Attorney Caldarone graduated from Pepperdine University (B.A., 1993 and M.A., 1999) in Malibu, California and received his legal degree from Northeastern University School of Law (J.D., 2002) in Boston, Massachusetts. 


After graduating from law school, attorney Caldarone was appointed as an Assistant State Attorney for the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office. As a prosecutor, successfully tried as lead counsel and handled hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases. That intensive experience taught him how police and prosecutors build criminal cases and how to expose the weaknesses in those cases. 


Attorney Caldarone is licensed to practice in all state and federal courts in Florida, the Supreme Court of the United States and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. He is a member of the American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. 


Attorney Caldarone is a member of the American Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Collier County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce.


In addition to fighting for his clients, attorney Caldarone prides himself on his involvement in the community. Toward that end, he volunteers his time with the Teen Court of Collier County program and accepts pro bono cases with the Guardian ad Litem office in Collier County, Florida. 





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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 40%
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
  3. Car Accidents: 10%
  4. DUI & DWI: 10%



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  • Richard L. Weldon II

    I endorse this lawyer. Justin has proven to be a zealous advocate for his criminal defense clients. He is well respected in the legal community and displays a high level of professionalism.


    Richard Weldon Personal Injury Attorney
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  • Jason Matthew Mayberry

    Justin and I share the same practice area. Anytime I have a call from a former client or anyone needing a DUI or criminal attorney in the Naples area, I send them to Justin. His aggression and knowledge of DUI law make him second to none for an individual in need of DUI counsel. A decision to hire Justin Caldarone will be one of the best decisions you will ever make.


    Jason Mayberry White Collar Crime Attorney
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Contact info

The Caldarone Law Group, P.A.

2390 Tamiami Trail North
Suite 102
Naples, FL, 34103


FLMember in Good Standing200209/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Appointed Chairman of Consumer Advisory Board (CAB)Board of Collier County Commissioners2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateBarclay Cale P.A.2006 - 2009
Staff CounselLaw Offices of Scott Astrin2005 - 2006
Assistant State AttorneyMiami-Dade County State Attorney's Office2002 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Better Business Bureau of West FloridaN/A2011 - Present
Collier County Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Thomas S. Biggs American Inns of CourtMember2009 - Present
Teen Court of Collier CountyVolunteer Attorney2009 - Present
Guardian Ad Litem Program - 20th Judicial CircuitVolunteer Attorney2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2009 - Present
Greater Naples Chamber of CommerceN/A2009 - Present
Collier County Bar AssociationMember2009 - Present
Miami-Dade County Bar AssociationMember2006 - 2009
American Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Florida v. Jet GrantCase Dismissed!
State of Florida v. Mack YoungCase Dismissed!
State of Florida v. Alex RodriguezCase Dismissed!
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Publication nameTitleDate
Tulane University School of Law Sports Lawyers JournalProfessional Team Doctors: Money, Prestige, and Ethical Dilemmas2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Northeastern University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Pepperdine UniversityPsychologyMA - Masters1999
Pepperdine UniversitySociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
George Zimmerman - What's Next?The Prosecution of George Zimmerman2012
Thomas S. Biggs American Inns of CourtChanges to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure2009