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Michael Jeffrey Kessler

Michael Jeffrey Kessler

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense

About Me

I am generally known to be the "Go To Guy for DUI" on Florida's Treasure Coast.   I wrote the book on Florida Drunk Driving Defense - literally.   It's called the DUI Book: Florida Edition - A Citizen's Guide to Fighting A drunk Driving Case.  I also own my Intoxilyzer machines, models 5000 and 8000.   I have handled cases throughout Florida, from Pensacola to Key West.   I have also taught classes in DUI Defense both locally (in Fort Pierce, Key West, Orlando and West Palm Beach) and across the country (New Orleans, Dallas, Los Angeles, Atlanta), even on a cruise ship in the Caribbean.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. DUI & DWI: 66%
    30 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 34%
    30 years, 1 thousand cases



Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

64 total 

  • Scott Fredrick Lemanski

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Scott Lemanski Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • Gregory Allen Willis

    I endorse this lawyer. I highly recommend Mike Kessler to defend a DUI in Florida. He has excellent trial skills with excellent knowledge of DUI cases.


    Gregory Willis DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

The Kessler Law Firm

101 North U.S. Highway 1
Suite 200
Fort Pierce, FL, 34950-4262



FLMember in Good Standing198508/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Superlawyers MagazineLaw & Politics Magazine2009
SuperLawyers MagazineLaw & Politics Magazine2008
Board Certification in Criminal Trial LawThe Florida Bar2003

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Kessler Law Firm1986 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
St. Lucie County Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2009 - 2010
National College for DUI DefenseMember2003 - Present
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana LawsMember1995 - Present
Indian River County Bar AssociationMember1988 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1986 - Present
St. Lucie County Bar AssociationMember1986 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1986 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Florida vs. Preston StantonDismissal

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Publication NameTitleDate
The DUI Book, Florida EditionThe DUI Book, Florida Edition2006


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
University of North CarolinaCriminal Justice/Political ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1982

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
LectureDUI Source Code Litigation, Strategies and Tactics2006
Class LectureBlood, Breath and Tears, the Intoxilyzer 80002006
PanelLegal Panel2005
LectureStrategies and Tactics for Defending DUI Cases2005