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Daniel Karl Hilbert

Criminal defense Attorney at Saint Augustine, FL

4.8   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    Defense of those accused of crimes.

    17 years

  2. Litigation
    20%
    Business disputes, contract disputes, property disputes.

    17 years

  3. Personal injury
    20%
    Motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, negligence.

    15 years

Born in Saint Louis, Missouri, I moved to Florida in 2003 in order to obtain my law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law.  I met my wife in 2006 and wife we eventually settled down in beautiful Saint Augustine, Florida.  However, I still stick to my Saint Louis roots and am fanatical about my Saint Louis Cardinals baseball team.

I graduated from Law School in 2006 and immediately joined the ranks as an Assistant State Attorney practicing in both the 7th Judicial Circuit (Counties: Saint Johns, Flagler, Putnam, and Volusia) and the 4th Judicial Circuit (Counties: Duval, Nassau and Clay).  As an ASA I have handled over 1000 misdemeanor and felony cases from as low as Driving While License Suspended or Revoked to as high as Attempted Murder.  I have tried over 35 Jury Trials and countless Non-Jury Trials and consider myself a polished trial attorney.

As a private attorney representing individuals across northeast Florida, I strive to provide compassionate, assertive and highly intelligent representation.  I am currently practicing in the areas of Criminal Defense, Personal Injury/Auto Accident, Family Law, Contract Law and Property Law; and our firm also handles Medical Malpractice, Wills, Trusts, Estates, Probate, and Foreclosures.

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Location

Canan Law
1030 North Ponce De Leon Boulevard
Saint Augustine, FL, 320843279

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Preston | June 11, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
very professional and effective
Daniel Hilbert is highly knowledgeable in the court system, especially in St. Augustine, and has fostered strong relationships with key figures in the courtroom. His professionalism and ease to work with were evident throughout my time working with him. He took the time to address all of my concerns and ensured that I felt at ease during the entire process. I have full confidence in recommending Dan to anyone navigating the court system for the first time.
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Posted by Amy | March 29, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Lawyer
Dan Hilbert was very professional and helpful when we were going through a rough time. He explained how things would work and got us the best outcome we could hope for. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very happy with Dan and his team
Dan Hilbert was excellent and his Paralegal Jordanna Davidson was superb as well. Very professional and responsive in representing us in a difficult case. Got the job done. Choosing the right attorney in our situation made the difference. Would highly recommend him and his team.
Posted by Anthony R | July 31, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
A winning law firm!
I had the privilege of working with the incredible team at Canan Lawn and I cannot express enough how impressed I was with their exceptional service. From the moment I reached out to them, attorney Dan Hilbert and paralegal Jordanna made me feel confident and reassured that my case was in the best hands. Dan Hilbert's professionalism and expertise were evident right from our initial meeting. He took the time to thoroughly understand every aspect of my case and provided me with clear guidance and realistic expectations. His extensive knowledge of the law, combined with his strategic approach, gave me great confidence in his abilities as my attorney. Jordanna, the paralegal assigned to my case, was an absolute rockstar. Her responsiveness and attention to detail were unparalleled. She consistently kept me informed about the progress of my case, promptly returned my calls and emails, and ensured that all the necessary documentation was organized and submitted on time. Her dedication to achieving favorable outcomes for clients is truly admirable. Throughout the entire process, I felt supported and well-informed thanks to the extraordinary communication and teamwork between Dan Hilbert and Jordanna. They worked seamlessly together, constantly brainstorming solutions and exploring every possible avenue to strengthen my case. Their collaborative approach and unwavering commitment to my success were evident in the exceptional result we achieved. Beyond their professional skills, both Dan Hilbert and Jordanna demonstrated a genuine care and compassion for their clients. They actively listened to my concerns and provided compassionate support during what was a challenging time for me. Their empathy and understanding helped alleviate the stress that often comes with legal proceedings, and I am grateful for their unwavering support. In conclusion, I wholeheartedly recommend Canan Law Firm, attorney Dan Hilbert, and paralegal Jordanna to anyone in need of legal representation. Their professionalism, expertise, responsiveness, and dedication to achieving favorable outcomes are second to none. They truly went above and beyond to positively impact my case, and I am forever grateful for their outstanding service. Anthony R
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2023
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DUI Representation
Dan is the best in St. Johns County. I would hire him again in a heartbeat, but certainly hope I don't have to.
Posted by Mitchell | May 30, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Legal Brilliance: Diligent & Intelligent Delivers Outstanding Results
I am immensely grateful for Daniel Hilbert's exceptional representation. His attentiveness, knowledge, and unwavering support throughout my case were invaluable. A true advocate who stood by my side every step of the way.
Posted by John | April 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Dan Hilbert Review
Dan from the beginning reviewed my case with me in great detail, thoroughly reviewed my options and performed exactly as we had discussed ahead of time. I thoroughly reccomend both Dan and his assistant Jordanna Davidson to anyone in need of legal assistance in this field.
Posted by Casey | January 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Attorney
Dan Hilbert is an outstanding attorney, one of the best. He was very thorough with my case from beginning to end, never cutting corners. He made sure I was always fully informed and up-to-date with my case. His assistant/paralegal Jordanna is also very timely and helpful with any question you may have. I highly recommend this firm.
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Posted by anonymous | July 6, 2022
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DUI Case
Dan got me the me the best possible outcome with my court case and was quick and efficient in his communication.
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Nice, Professional and Hardworking
No one likes to have to hire an attorney especially if you have been wrongly accused. But, Daniel was very easy to talk to,,he listened to my concerns and my side of the story, was not judgmental, and did everything he could, to get me justice! Thank you Daniel and the entire Canaan Law Staff!!
Posted by Ryan | October 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in town.
Our very minor civil dispute with the law was a headache for me and the others involved. In a very short time, Dan settled everything for us and made it so simple to get through the process. Dan the man is the most down-to-earth and reliable attorney. Highly recommended!!
Posted by Sarah | January 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great
I hired Dan in regards to my criminal case. Dan was extremely professional, personal, understanding, and on my side 100%. I had no doubt in him throughout the duration of my case. I would definitely recommend him to others. If I ever need another attorney, Dan would be the first I would call.
Posted by todd | January 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Dan Hilbert is an extremely dedicated attorney. Very down to earth and very knowledgeable. I am so thankful I hired them to take care of my case. Great firm and great attorney. Highly recommended
Posted by Hamidd | January 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Business civil suit
Dan is an amazing attorney . He represented me in a civil suit against me by a multi million dollar corporation and we won . He took the time to review in detail the case and spent many hours with me . I got to know him on a personal level . He is very passionate about his job as an attorney and goes above and beyond his ability to make sure the end result is favorable. I recommend this gentleman to anyone .
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Posted by Dennis D | February 15, 2017
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Criminal defense
Dan did a perfect job for our family member with a criminal charge. He answered text messages at night time and weekends within minutes of us asking questions. Very good knowledge of the court system and how things proceed.
Posted by Tom | November 10, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Dan and his team did an awesome job by providing me several options for me to choose when it come to financial and children situations. In the end, Things go worked out itself and we all walked away happy with the result. I would recommend anyone to work with Dan and his team to get happy results.
Posted by A. John | June 4, 2015
Injunction of Stalking against me from an unbalanced person, who also is a Florida lawyer.
Dan Hilbert (a wonderful and intelligent lawyer) took on this difficult injunction of stalking case against me, which was a total fabrication, and with assuredness and clarity, methodically walked the Judge through the different sequences of each event that occurred, and made it perfectly clear to everyone at the court, that nothing in the injunction was true or accurate, winning the case with ease and finality. It was a pleasure working with Dan Hilbert and the Canan Law Group and would recommend them highly to anyone who will listen anywhere or to anyone who wishes to hear my loud proud praises of this excellent law firm.
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Posted by anonymous | December 28, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Get an out of town lawyer
When the going gets tough, this firm runs and hides. A complete waste of money. All he wanted to do was make a deal with the state attorney that would make the state attorney happy! It seems he valued his friendship with the state attorney more than my needs as a client. If u want to make a deal with the state attorney, do it yourself and save the frustration of hiring a lawyer like this.
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Response from Daniel Hilbert February 9, 2018
Contrary to the opinion of this Anonymous review, I always put my client’s needs first. I have no clue who this person is or if they are/were a client of mine. Regardless, the idea that I “run and hide” is comical. I earned the title of Board Certified Trial Attorney by actually trying cases in the courtroom, not by making the State happy or hiding in my office. Click here www.floridabar.org/about/cert/cert-cr/ to see what it takes to be board certified and form your own opinion.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Canan Law
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Alexander Law Firm, LLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Florida State College
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Felony Prosecutor
  • 4th Circuit State Attorneys Office
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Felony and Misdemeanor Prosecutor
  • 7th Circuit State Attorneys Office
  • 2007 - 2009
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Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Westminster College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI in Gainesville
  • Not Guilty at Jury Trial

Associations

  • Rotary Club
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Saint Johns County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2010 - Present
  • Saint Johns County Sportsclub
  • President
  • 2010 - Present
  • Putnam County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Board Certification in Criminal Trial
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Achievement - Street Gang Prosecution
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • 2009
  • Certificate of Appreciation - Operation "Rock Star"
  • Florida Department of Law Enforcement
  • 2008
  • Humanitarian Award
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2006
  • Dean's Scholar
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2006
  • Best Advocate - Mock Trial Team
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2006
  • Dean's List
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2005
  • Dean's Scholar
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2005
  • Best Oral Advocate - Lawyering Process
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2004
  • Dean's List
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Paralegal Studies and Professional CLE
  • Paralegal Ethics and Unlicensed Practice of Law
  • 2017
  • Lunch N' Learn CLE
  • Cross Examination Strategies
  • 2017
  • Lunch N' Learn CLE
  • Jury Selection Strategies
  • 2016
  • Legal Studies Association Meeting
  • Unlicensed Practice of Law
  • 2015
  • Bethune-Cookman Mock Trial Team
  • Topics in Trial
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (13)
Endorse Daniel
Litigation Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Hilbert is extremely ethical attorney who is always quick to respond. I have been opposing counsel with him on criminal case and civil cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been opposing counsel on numerous cases with Dan. He is always very professional and thorough."
Debt collection Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan is a bright and talented trial lawyer. Don’t be surprised if you see him wearing a robe in the future."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Dan for almost a decade. He is an exceptional lawyer that excels in tackling even the most troubling cases. There are few attorneys in the community with his abilities."
General practice Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dan Hilbert is an exceptional attorney. It's seldom you find a young attorney that practices like a seasoned veteran, but you get just that in Dan Hilbert. I would recommend him to any client, family or friend in need of an advocate."
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Saint Augustine Criminal defense Lawyer Daniel Karl Hilbert
Daniel Karl Hilbert
Criminal defense Attorney
Saint Augustine, FL
Licensed for 16 years
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