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John Craig Beroset

Criminal defense Attorney at Pensacola, FL

5.0   17 reviews

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Licensed for 19 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2003
Updated 02/23/2023

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Beroset Law Firm, P.A.
11 E. Romana St.
Pensacola, FL, 32502


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Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional - Business Owner
I’ve worked with a few criminal law firms in the past decades, none has compared to the focus and results obtained by Mr. Beroset’s firm. Mr. Beroset and his assistants were highly communicative every step of the way, using text messaging, emailing and digital formats that expedite the process and deliver positive results. This firm keeps in touch with you and apprised of updates on your case in real time. The results were that my case was dismissed-- the absolute best result to be obtained. I highly recommend this firm for criminal cases in the Escambia County, FL area.
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Posted by Lisa | January 31, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
John Beroset is an amazing attorney! He helped my daughter out of a very bad situation. He was knowledgeable, diligent and thorough. He also kept us informed at all times. Having him on our side really paid off. I also want to add that, in addition to being an excellent attorney, he is a good person. My daughter has told me several times that she feels like he really cares about her. He would visit her regularly and ask about her future plans and talk to her about making better choices. He's truly a blessing! I recommend him highly! THANK YOU MR. BEROSET!
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2019
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Superb lawyer!
John clearly exceeded my expectations with the outcome of this case. Facing a potential life sentence if convicted in a jury trial, John was able to work effectively with the state attorney and, as a result, I accepted a lesser charge with probation and no prison time. John is an outstanding attorney and I would highly recommend his services to anyone seeking a top notch criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2019
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Top Notch Attorney
Mr. Beresot helped keep me out of Prison for a fraud and kickback felony charge. Mr. Beroset took the time to listen to me 100% and made me feel like I was a top priority. He gave excellent advice on how to handle the case even when I was thinking of may need to go another route. I would suggest for you to hire Mr. Beroset and listen to his recommendations. It was because I did what he suggested that, my sentence was as low as it was.
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Posted by Jacob | December 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
What a great attorney
He got me a deal that was better than I thought, kept me out of prison on terms where I had no other options. I owe this man my freedom, he is a amazing lawyer to have on your team.
Posted by Greg | September 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Job!
I retained John Beroset for my case which had received significant media attention. John communicated well throughout and provided opinions on various matters based on his experience which all played out very favorably. He recommended against a plea deal for my case as he did not feel I had committed a crime based on the evidence the government had presented and he was very willing to fight the matter at trial. Great attention was given to jury selection due to the media attention but the very good questioning left us with what I believe was a fair jury. At trial John destroyed and exposed the governments witnesses under cross examination which included a less than truthful police officer. Based on the great cross examination and research John had conducted prior to the trial John asked the judge to throw the case out in the middle of the jury trial which the judge granted. Highly recommended!
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Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Quality representation
John did a very professional job representing one of our family members. He is smart, a great communicator, and achieved the best results possible for us. Throughout our long ordeal, he kept us informed; he always ensured we were scheduled; and he prepared us for each step of the process; . We appreciate his professionalism!!!
Posted by Kenneth | August 31, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Beroset represented me in a fairly difficult case. He was professional and very well prepared. I am more than satisfied with the outcome and I would recommend Mr. Beroset to anyone I know in a similar case.
Posted by Christy | July 7, 2015
A lawyer to have on your side
I have watched John in the courtroom and he knows his stuff. He dedicates his time and patience to his clients. The great quality of his work and knowledge shows when he takes on case for a client. You want John to represent you in the courtroom, he will do his utmost work for you in a case.
Posted by Jeremy | July 7, 2015
Exceeds Expectations
John is a valuable asset to me, he has great demeanor inside and outside the courtroom. He will go above and beyond with his knowledge and practices for a case.
Posted by John | July 3, 2015
Above the best...look no further for a criminal attorney!
John Beroset is everything I had hoped to find when our son was recently arrested and charged with a felony. Initially I went to my own attorneys who are among the highest priced litigators in Florida but fired them after a month. They failed to invest enough of their time or to keep me informed. Desperate for help, I turned to another attorney friend who simply said, "If it were my child, I would hire John Beroset." We are so thankful we received that advice. Within 10 minutes of meeting John, I knew we had the right attorney. John is direct and honest and made only one do his very best. Throughout our 10 month ordeal, John kept in constant personal contact with us, giving us his cell number and never leaving us to go through an assistant or paralegal. It was always prompt, personal contact, directly to John. John advised us along the way and devoted his complete attention to our son's case. John knows the state attorneys and has their respect and admiration. His likable and humble demeanor no doubt helped secure better options from the state than other attorneys might have gotten. Our son's charges will be dropped very soon and his life given back to him because of the hard work and constant vigilance by John Beroset. I have thanked him over and over and he just says that it's his job. That's just the way John is....and why we will be forever grateful to our friend who recommended him. Thank you, John!!
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2015
Crazy Case but never gave up on it
He works well with his clients and communicates with his clients very well he was very knowledgeable when it came to us knowing nothing about the case was wrongfully accused but John made sure to get the job done right. Would recommend him to anyone and if it ever came down to it would use him again.
Posted by Richard | December 23, 2014
Leader in the profession!
In my opinion, John Beroset is one of the top rated criminal lawyers in Florida. We hired Mr. Beroset to defend our son on criminal charges. He was facing serious felony charges and serious prison time. Mr. Beroset went to bat for him. Watching him at work in the courtroom is truly something to be admired. His skill and demeanor is what makes him the best. He is truly among the most respected in his field. Mr. Beroset still calls my son to check on him and see how he’s doing. You will not go wrong hiring John Beroset.
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2014
The best of the best.
Great attorney, great staff, great experience. John Beroset was extremely honest and was willing to do what ever it took. He made sure to keep me informed and seemed to always call me before I could even call him. If your looking for an extremely trust worthy, easy to connect with, knows his stuff, and just an all around great lawyer than this is the man for you.
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Posted by Nick | February 24, 2014
You will not be disappointed!
I hired John for a criminal charge. He surpassed my expectation when it came to a lawyer and his knowledge of the law. He did not back down and fought till the end.
Posted by hj | June 23, 2013
Hiring this man will never be a mistake!
JOHN BEROSET looks young for his age, a trait none of us would regret. So young he appeared to be a kid at first glance! But when he openes his mouth you get that feeling of confidence and you just know he was in the top of his class in oration. He is truly a big chip off the Barry Beroset block with some new tech savvy thrown in. Hiring this man will never be a mistake!. I was a client of John Beroset, I liked the way he spoke and his presentation.
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Posted by Steven | March 15, 2013
Excellent lawyer
I was truly impressed with John's professionalism and attention to detail. He did an excellent job keeping me informed about what was happening with my case and the options that were available to me. I had no experience with the legal system and John was careful to walk me through everything step by step. He also expressed interest in my personal well-being during that difficult time in my life. It is completely without reservation that I can recommend John for legal services. I could not have been more satisfied with the quality of services I received from John and his staff.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Of Florida
  • 2003 - 2006


  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2012
  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • law
  • 2003
  • University of Alabama
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000


  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Local Society of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President-Elect
  • 2006 - Present
  • Inns of Court
  • Member
  • 2006 - 2009
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Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified in Criminal Law
  • Florida State Bar Association
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Board Certified - Criminal Trial
  • Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
  • 2010
  • Young Gun
  • Independent News
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Independent News
  • 2009
  • Book Award Trial Practice
  • University of Florida
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Frequent contributor and guest host for "Justice For All" (A criminal law call in show airing every other Sunday on BLAB TV)
  • Criminal Law
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (4)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a former prosecutor, I've had several cases opposite John Beroset. He is an extremely intelligent, professional, and prepared attorney. He is a great advocate for his clients. I would definitely endorse this attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"We don't hang out together, work together on cases and I can't recall ever having seen John outside of the court arena, but I probably have - didn't make much of an impression. Inside of the courtroom? Three words: Board Certified Specialist. Frankly, someone's "Avvo rating" or "client reviews" really don't matter that much to me. To put it bluntly, things like that can be gamed. But BCS? No way. Specialization cannot be gamed - it's governed by the Florida Bar. John is probably one of the youngest if not THE youngest Board Certified Specialist in Florida. So, we may not hang out, have drinks together or socialize, but I've seen him where it matters to you most: in the courtroom. When you see him in that arena, you see why he is a BCS - yes, he's that good."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred numerous clients to John with criminal charges. Each client I have referred to John reported back to me that they were more than happy with John’s representation."
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Pensacola Criminal defense Lawyer John Craig Beroset
John Craig Beroset
Criminal defense Attorney
Pensacola, FL
Licensed for 19 years
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