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James W Chandler

About me

I have been practicing law for over a decade, most of which in Collier, Hendry and Lee Counties, Florida.  We specialize in State and Federal Criminal Defense, Marital and Family Law, and Dependency and Termination of Parental Rights cases.  


With extensive trial experience I spent several years as a prosecutor before returning to private practice.  I was a misdemeanor (Domestic Violence, DUI, Theft, etc.), Juvenile, and Felony (Bulglary, Robbery, Aggravated Battery, Felony Battery, DUI, etc.) prosecutor for over three years.


We have been Honored to be featured by Florida SuperLawyers Magazine in 2013 and again in 2014.


In my spare time I am a co-founder, and PADI Master Scuba Instructor, and Tec Instructor At Scuba Outfitters of Naples


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 40%
    8 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 30%
    11 years
  3. Juvenile: 15%
    7 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 10%
  5. Domestic Violence: 5%
    7 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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Contact info

Law Office of James W. Chandler, P.A.

2671 Airport Road South
Suite 104
Naples, FL, 34112-5097


DCActive 200505/24/2015
FLMember in Good Standing200409/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2014
Rising StarFlorida Super Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of James W. Chandler, P.A.2012 - Present
PartnerAgoston & Chandler, P.A.2011 - 2012
Attorney at LawLaw Office of David T. Agoston2008 - 2011
Assistant State AttorneyOffice of the State Attorney2005 - 2008
Attorney at LawRomsa & Kuker, LLC2004 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Collier County Association of Crminal Defense AttorneysVice President2013 - 2014
Collier County Association of Criminal Defense LawyersTreasurer2012 - 2013
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaMember2009 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember2008 - Present
United States District Court for the Northern District of FloridaMember2008 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitMember2008 - Present
Florida Bar, Criminal Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionN/A2008 - Present
Thomas S. Biggs American Inn of CourtMember2008 - Present
Collier County Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2008 - Present
Collier County Teen CourtVolunteer Attorney2007 - Present
Collier County High School Mock Trial CompetitionVolunteer2006 - Present
District of Columbia BarMember2005 - Present
Collier County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Florida BarMember2004 - Present
United States District Court for the District ColoradoMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Florida v. L.J.M.Not Guilty
State of Florida v. K.S.Nol Pros/ Dismissal
State of Florida v. G.B.Not Guilty of Burglary/ Guilty of Grand Theft
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
West Virginia UniversityPublic RelationsOther - Bachelors2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Group Presentation LeaderTrial in Style2013