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Frederick Laurence Koberlein Jr.

Personal injury Attorney at Lake City, FL

5.0   16 reviews

also known as Fred Koberlein


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About Frederick

Learn Frederick’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    50%
    I began my career in the courtroom as a criminal trial attorney. After three years of constant trial work I entered private practice and focused a large percentage of my time to insurance defense and personal injury while working for an insurance defense attorney of 30+ years. I learned what insurance companies do from the time insurance claims representatives take the first calls and adjusters evaluate and place monetary figures on claims, to the final stages of the trial.

    17 years, 100 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    25%
    I began my career at the Public Defender's Office and gained extensive Jury and Non-Jury Trial experience. I have been in private practice since 2006 and continue to practice Criminal Law with my colleague and former prosecutor Byron Flagg.

    20 years, 1,700 cases

  3. DUI and DWI
    25%
    I began my career at the Public Defender's Office and gained extensive Jury and Non-Jury Trial experience. I have been in private practice since 2006 and continue to practice Criminal Law with my colleague and former prosecutor Byron Flagg.

    20 years, 600 cases

Hello.  My firm, Koberlein Law Offices, PLLC, has two offices, one in Lake City, Florida and the second in Gainesville, Florida.  I maintain the firm's focus to the following practice areas, which are:

  1. personal injury law,
  2. criminal defense, 
  3. family law matters (e.g., divorce, custody, etc.), and 
  4. local government matters which require you to appear or present your matter before your local government Boards, or Councils, or Commissions.  

I attended law school at the University of Florida, College of Law.  During my last year in law school I completed a Judicial Intership with Judges of the Third Judicial Circuit of Florida.  Upon graduating from law school during 2003, I began practicing criminal law at the Public Defender's Office in the Third Judicial Circuit of Florida.  After more than three years of trial work focused exclusively on criminal law I was recruited to a mid-sized firm where I continued practicing criminal law and began to focus my trial and evidentiary experience in the areas of auto accidents and local government matters.  

 

Ten years after graduating law school I opened Koberlein Law Offices, PLLC and now dedicate my energy and the firm's energy in the three legal areas I have practiced overed the past ten years.  The firm includes several employees and another attorney.  We offer consultations to advise potential new clients of possible representation.  We do not accept every potential client because we focus on serious matters that have impacted individuals lives and those matters need and deserve extra attention.  I, along with all employees at the firm, have a great sense of pride and dedication.  We have high expectations of ourselves and those we work with everyday.   

 

If you feel that you, or someone you know, have been impacted by a serious legal issue please call my office to schedule a consultation at either of the two offices or via telepone or Skype.  We will be honored to discuss your personal issue with you and we will do everything in our power to make sure you leave your consultation understanding what you are entitled to and what you can expect in the near future. 

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Licensed for 18 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Frederick

Koberlein Law Offices, PLLC
855 SW Baya Dr
Lake City, FL, 32025

Reviews

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Posted by Brent | January 14, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A Lawyer that works with you and helps in any way
Mr. Koberlein is a great attorney who cares for his clients and will help in any way possible. The office is very professional, knowledgeable and welcoming.
Posted by Corrana | September 25, 2020
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Great experience!
Great experience with this firm. Mr. Koberlein and his staff did an amazing job. I highly recommend the KLO Law Firm.
Posted by Tony | September 24, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Municipal Government
I had spoken with numerous attorneys of this type before I found Mr Koberlain, I found that his knowledge of municipal laws and how they effect government and the people was vast and when my case moves forward. I will hire Fred Koberlain!
Posted by Joey | September 24, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
One of the best
Fred is very knowledgeable and was very easy to talk to. Very eager to help solve our legal issues. Fred kept us informed and up to date on absolutely everything. He did an outstanding job for us, and got us the results we were looking for. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Zack | August 8, 2020
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Great Attorney
I hired Mr. Koberlein Jr. To work on my case and I must say that I was thoroughly pleased with the results. He has a wealth of knowledge and his staff is very professional and does a great job of following up with clients.
Posted by Kyla | May 24, 2020
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Great Advice
In a recent consultation with Mr. Koberlein, he offered an immense amount of knowledge and pointed me in the right direction for my family law matter. I was able to ask questions and felt as though he genuinely listened and cared about my legal matters and how it would impact me personally. His firm will be my first call in any future issues that arise.
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Posted by Patti | March 14, 2018
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Great Attorney
Fred Koberlein did amazing work and the outcome was far better than expected. I would definitely recommend Fred as your next attorney. Fred and his staff are professional, courteous and prompt.
Posted by Brenda | March 14, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Mres. Leahy
I had some concerns about a non compete agreement my employer asked me to sign. Fred Koberlein was able to decipher the document for me and put my mind at ease about viable options. This was really important to me because it could impact future career opportunities.
Posted by Michael | April 13, 2017
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I have never been in the position of needing a lawyer, but after speaking with Mr. Koberlein my mind was really put at ease that I was going to be taken care of. The firm did amazing work with my criminal case and the outcome was far better than my family or I could have imagined. I never felt belittled due to my situation either, which really gave me confidence. I'm really happy I was connected with this law office, I highly recommend Koberlein Law Offices. Thank you Mr. Koberlein!
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Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2016
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Excellent Defense Attorney
I would like to thank Mr. Koberlein and his staff, they were very thorough and did an outstanding job handling my case. Mr. Koberlein was very upfront and honest from the start, he wasted no time jumping right in to quickly resolve my case. Mr. Koberlein and his staff were very quick to respond to my calls and/or emails and always keeping me informed. For anyone needing excellent genuine representation I without a doubt would recommend Koberlein Law Offices.
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Posted by Lisa | August 30, 2013
Hard working and trustworthy, we use him over and over for our legal needs.
Mr. Koberlein has advised us on several different matters, from criminal defense to a business start up. He has gone to court for us, and kept us out of court when necessary. Our matters turned out as expected if not better. He did his research to find the best solution for the matter at hand. He called in a timely fashion with updates. He has been in Lake City his entire life and we have known him most of that time so we trust him. He even returned part of a retainer that was not used.
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Posted by David | August 30, 2013
Service Review
I have employed Mr. Koberlein on several occasions for my personal and business matters. Each time Mr. Koberlein has performed diligently with great communication. I would recommend his services to anyone in need of legal guidance.
Posted by Lisa | May 23, 2013
Business Litigation
Mr.Koberlein was very helpful and professional in his ability to handle the legal situation that I had regarding a past debt which turned into a civil process from many years ago. He proved to have the confidence of which I needed to get the job done. I would recommend Mr. Koberlein in the future..
Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2013
Knowledgeable and thorough.
Mr. Koberlein explained the litigation process to me, a few times, until I understood the entire process. His ability to forecast events and provide me with options was refreshing and reassuring. I felt as though he always had my interests at heart.
Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2012
Very helpful
He helped me understand what I was facing and what I needed to do to handle my case
Posted by Michael | April 5, 2012
Incredible lawyer and incredible person. 10 out of 10.
Mr Koberlein far exceeded my expectations. To my surprise he was very personable and I felt like I was his only case. He always responded very promptly to my questions or concerns and always kept me up to date with my case. In the end I received a very favorable outcome for my case. You are in very good hands if you chose his firm. I highly recommend Mr. Koberlein.
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Koberlein Law Offices, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Robinson Kennon & Kendron
  • 2007 - Present

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • 2003

Legal Cases

  • MOTION TO SUPPRESS GRANTED in COLUMBIA CO., FL CASE NO.:#2014-313-CT
  • Dismissal of all charges.
  • Alachua Co., FL, Appeal of Property Appraiser's Office Denial of Ad Valorem Tax Exemption Status. Petition #2014-041-AD
  • Tax Exemption Granted in FULL
  • Lafayette Co. Petition to Reduce Tax Assessment
  • Tax Assessment waived.
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Associations

  • Florida Bar, City, County and Local Government Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Municipal Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Third Judicial Circuit chapter)
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Third Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2003 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Award
  • Florida Bar
  • 2016
  • Board Certified - City, County & Local Government Law
  • Florida Bar
  • 2015
  • Pro Bono Certificate of Appreciation
  • Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc.
  • 2012
  • Pro Bono Certificate of Appreciation
  • Three Rivers Legal Services, Inc.
  • 2011
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Publications

  • AGO 2013-06
  • Florida Attorney General's Advisory Legal Opinion
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn of Court
  • Lawyer Advertising and Solicitation
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (24)
Endorse Frederick
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is extremely knowledgeable and seeks to serve his clients interests at all times."
Government Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of working alongside and as opposing counsel with Fred. He is meticulous, pragmatic, and driven to protect his clients' interests. As a local government attorney Fred has the unique skill of balancing a mulitude of competing interests while rendering sound advice. He is a valued colleague in the Third Circuit."
Government Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Fred several times throughout my career. This is a person you want in your corner. He is smart, organized and creative in finding solutions for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Koberlein. He is very active in the legal community and is very thoughtful in his analysis of legal issues, always striving to learn more and do the best he can."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked on cases with Mr. Koberlein as opposing counsel, and he was always a zealous advocate for his clients. I endorse this lawyer. He worked hard both behind the scenes and was an able and formidable opponent in court. Mr. Koberlein treats his clients with respect and cares about each of his clients. Mr. Koberlein has the respect of the prosecutors and Judges alike, which is all a crucial part of getting the best outcome possible in any case and also winning at trial."
Business Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Fred ever since law school at the University of Florida, he continues to be just as hard of a worker now as he was back then. Fred is a class act and a great lawyer!"
Government Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Fred Koberlein is an outstanding attorney in North Florida. His special knowledge on local government issues, property rights and land use matters make him especially suited to achieve good results for his clients. Practicing in these areas of law takes special skill and consideration not only with regards to the law, but also the real interactions between important community issues and a client's project. Fred has the skills and local knowledge needed to get the job done!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Fred for five years. He was one of the attorneys I watched in order to pick up practice pointers. He's always well prepared for court, and he advocates strongly for his clients. Fred doesn't back down from a fight, and knows the law. I would happily recommend him to a friend or family member in need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Koberlein is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I fully endorse him."
General practice Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Government Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a top notch attorney who is very knowledgeable of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Fred for going on 7 years. He is a highly competent attorney that represents his clients well. Contact him for any of your legal needs and I can assure you that you will not be disappointed."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Fred is an excellent attorney and is always prepared to go to trial to defend his clients."
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