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Juan Carlos Calama

Criminal defense Attorney at Gainesville, FL

5.0   125 reviews
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  • Licensed for 18 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Juan

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I AM AGGRESSIVE, EFFECTIVE AND EXPERIENCED. DON'T GO AT IT ALONE. HABLO ESPAÑOL. FALO PORTUGUÊS.

You’ve been accused - I will defend you.

I am a battle-tested former Public Defender with extensive trial experience. I have aggressively represented, litigated and negotiated on behalf of thousands of clients accused of felonies and misdemeanors throughout the course of my career.

Whether you’re facing a serious criminal charge or a simple traffic citation, I will represent you aggressively to get you the best outcome possible. Don’t go at it alone. Call now for a free consultation.

Hablo español. Falo português.

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2024,2023,2020,2019,2018,2017
Client's Choice
2024 2023 2020 + 3 ...

Location

The Law Office of Juan C. Calama
PO Box 358451
Gainesville, FL, 32635

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  125 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Héctor | April 8, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you sir !
Got my CDL license revoked and Juan was able to get it back for me and no points added!
Posted by Robert | March 29, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Living legend
I swear up and down that he’s the best. I’ve hired many before him who just couldn’t get the job done in a fashion which I needed. He always comes prepared and exceeds my expectations every time. Please if you need someone with the credentials to handle a hard case, don’t hesitate to hire him. He is the guy to go to when things are bad.
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Posted by Wesley | March 15, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney you can hire in Gainesville!
So impressed by Juan’s work, and how he handled my case. I don’t think I could’ve gotten the results with my case that we did, if it wasn’t for him.
Posted by Lucas | March 13, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic criminal defence attorney
Juan came well prepared for my trial and showed professionalism and drive to win. He is a true professional and knows how to win. I’m very happy with my decision in hiring him to defend me. Amazing guy as well!
Posted by Jonathan | March 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A+
Juan Is a wizard with the way he handles court cases and defending his clients. Glad I hired him for my speeding ticket. He got it squared away!
Posted by Tony | March 4, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Good guy
Helped my brother in law through some rough legal challenges. I am happy my brother in law had him as representation. Very happy with the outcome.
Posted by Antonio | February 28, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Huge win.
First time I didn't have to go to court to get my issue resolved. Got a phone call and to my surprise it was Juan. To my surprise Juan told me I was able to get your charges dropped. no more worries! Best phone call I have gotten. I'd really want to extend my gratitude for how he treated me, and for his help. If you guys are looking for someone who cares and is actually really good at his job, please give him a call.... You won't regret it.
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Posted by Drew | February 21, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Happy with the service!
Amazing guy to hire for Criminal, traffic, or any other matters. No one comes close to Juans attention to detail and professionalism. Extremely satisfied.
Posted by Rory | February 20, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great guy to have on your side
Helped me with my case and stayed on top of everything very worthy of doing more business with him if it ever presents itself.
Posted by Eli | February 15, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney money can buy
Juan helped me resolve a legal matter revolving around private property trespassing. Amazing guy and knows the law.
Posted by Hubert | February 7, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Got my license back thanks to Juan.
Juan handled my incident with my license being revoked at a timely manner. Very happy!
Posted by Luke | February 5, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top notch!
Great attorney and amazing at cross examining and figuring out how to handle your case. As far as litigation and trial experience, Juan was phenomenal in defending. I truly believe this man is the best at what he does. I received many emails, and updates on my case from his office. Very happy with everything.
Posted by Kayla | February 2, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
This man came in at the right time of my life. He really came through on my defence. I'll use in him if I ever had to in the future.
Posted by Tessa | January 17, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Great
Juan is an amazing attorney. available whenever you need him, and very knowledgeable!
Posted by Amy | January 15, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Impeccable!
What an experience with this gentleman. From the legal technicalities of emails, working with the JA, getting things done in a timely manner, and providing good service within his office, and being available for my questions constantly. Mr Calama. You have impressed me as a client and I will not hesitate to hire you if I ever have to. Amazing work!
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Posted by Richie | January 12, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
He is great at what he does. Highly recommended.
I have hired a couple lawyers in Gainesville for a few cases but Juan supersedes them all. He is very communicative, honest, competent, skilled, and easy to work with. I highly recommend him for your legal needs. To note: I was referred to him by a friend.
Posted by Ramon | January 11, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Juan was recommended by a friend 10 stars!
My friend hired Juan for a case in Alachua county and recommended me to him. Best thing I could've done is hire Juan. Took care of my case in a professional and timely manner. I'd hire him again if I had to.
Posted by James | January 10, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Handle my traffic ticket well
The law office of Juan calama took care of my speeding ticket. Not much else to say. Great job!
Posted by Watson | January 10, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Honest and trustworthy
I had an excellent experience with Juan. He’s always available whether through text or by calling him. His team worked with my needs and put in effort to get me the result I wanted regarding my legal case. Thanks a million ! - Watson Troy
Posted by Omar | January 5, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
5 stars!
Juan is an excellent choice for anyone looking for an overachiever attorney in criminal, or traffic cases.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • The Law Office of Juan C. Calama, P. A.
  • 2015 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • The Law Office of Howard M. Rosenblatt, P. A.
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Graves and Bounds, P. A.
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Public Defender - 8th Judicial Circuit Felony Division
  • Public Defender's Office
  • 2008 - 2013
  • Public Defender - 8th Judicial Circuit Misdemeanor Division
  • Public Defender's Office
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Public Defender - 5th Judicial Circuit Misdemeanor Division
  • Public Defender's Office
  • 2005 - 2006
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI Deferred
  • Deferred

Associations

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • 8th Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Alcohol and Geography
  • Florida DUI law Q & A
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (14)
Endorse Juan
Unknown Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As an Assistant State Attorney in the Eighth Judicial Circuit I practiced against Juan in misdemeanor and felony court for over a decade. Juan was one of the defense attorneys who I was always willing to negotiate with as a prosecutor because I knew he would come to court extremely prepared for anything I could throw at him. Even though Juan was a tough defense attorney to have to work against I actually enjoyed working with him on cases because he is extremely trustworthy and a very skilled and prepared negotiator. I now work as a criminal defense attorney in the Eighth Judicial Circuit and Juan has continued to be a great friend, colleague, and mentor to me. I endorse and highly recommend Juan for any of your legal needs."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Juan Calama for more than a decade and endorse him without hesitation. His knowledge of all aspects of criminal defense, compassion and extra-ordinary people skills have gained him a reputation in the legal community as a fierce and very talented advocate for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Juan is a passionate and skilled advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Juan is good people. He takes his responsibilities to his clients to heart, and he will tell you the truth, even when it is not easy. He's a good man to have by your side if you're facing a serious challenge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Calama is an excellent attorney who handles every case and client with a great deal of compassion. He is excellent in the courtroom, and at the negotiating table. I highly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"When I was a DUI prosecutor in Gainesville, FL, I often had cases in which Mr. Calama was opposing counsel. He is indeed an aggressive and hard-working advocate for each and every one of his clients. I was always impressed by him. He is always one of the smartest and best prepared attorneys in the court room and knows the criminal justice system better than most. He is genuine in his effort to help people and he is a trustworthy attorney. I highly recommend him."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I highly recommend Juan Calama. He is honest and trustworthy. He is great with clients that I have referred to him. Not only have I sent cases to Juan, but I have also enjoyed working on cases with him as well. Terrific attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Juan is a skilled attorney, and I would endorse him for both criminal, and family law. I consider him a friend in addition to being a colleague, and often call him for advice."
General practice Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Knowing Mr. Calama for nearly fifteen years, I can endorse him as an attorney who truly dedicates himself to his clients and their causes."
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