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Donald Alan Lykkebak

Criminal defense Attorney at Winter Park, FL

4.5   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 53 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1970
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    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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The Law Office of Donald A. Lykkebak
250 Park Avenue, South
Suite 200
Winter Park, FL, 32789

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Posted by Marsha | May 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Client Representation
We would recommend Mr Lykkebak without hesitation. He represented a member of my family with great skill and understanding. He cares and does the his very best to represent his client. We could not have made a better choice.
Posted by Brad | April 19, 2017
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Efficient and proficient
Having Donald Lykkebaks representation was a huge relief. He was always attentive to any question I asked him, and easy to talk to. He has always left me with the feeling that every effort possible was made when handling my legal matter. I would refer Mr. Lykkebaks expertise to anyone in need and he will be my first thought if I ever need legal representation again.
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Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2017
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Excellent representation
When you look for a great product, typically you look for a specialist in that product, and within that industry, you look for the best provider of the product. Mr. Donald Lykkebak is one of these individuals your look for when in need of criminal defense. He is a "Superstar" in this industry, and a champion for his clients. I was fortunate to have been recommended to him by another attorney acquaintance. She told me, "If I was looking for representation for myself, based on the charges you have, I would look for the best possible attorney available, and that would be Donald Lykkebak. He has over 30 yrs experience, has a great reputation, and is highly respected by the prosecution, judges, and attorneys." I was and am a client of Mr. Lykkebak. I say was and am, because even after my case was resolved, I still communicate with him, and he is always there to answer questions and provide any support. If you have been in any legal situation previously, you understand that there are always lose ends to tie up, and Mr. Lykkebak is always there, every time. He is very resourceful with all aspects and needs of his clients. I had the experience of walking into a courtroom and having all of the other attorneys sit up straight and acknowledge Mr. Lykkebak as we entered. I have to say, this was very comforting given the situation. At that moment, I was reaffirmed, that I was in good hands. One of the attorneys even asked where the cameras were, referring to Mr. Lykkebak's recent appearance on TV regarding a high profile case. Even the judge acknowledged Mr. Lykkebak. Regarding his reputation I can provide this example of my experience. We were able to present historical information and facts regarding a situation between the probation office and outsourced vendor, that outlined impropriety, and Mr. Lykkebak was successful in having the judge review the facts and take corrective action in our favor, without hesitation. This only happens when the judge knows the track record well enough to know that Mr. Lykkebak is presenting a valid complaint, and one that he will likely win. He has the ability to present arguments in a way that are very effective with the prosecution. They listen objectively to Mr. Lykkebak and always work with him to find a just resolution. Moreover, Mr. Lykkebak is plainly a good and decent man who makes you feel comfortable through every step of the process. I really don't know what else to say other than thank you very much Mr. Lykkebak, I am very satisfied with your representation. You are an amazing attorney and friend. Cordially, Your respectful client.
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Posted by Rod Stork | March 2, 2017
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Donald Lykkebka is the the best lawyer in Florida.
My wife and I have known Donald for 35 years and consider him one of the most honorable men we have ever known.Being a retired Captain from the Marines,his civic and charity minded contrbutions coupledwith his Christian values equates us to consider Donald to be a lawyers lawyer.
Posted by Nick | February 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I KNOW THIS MAN...
I met Donald Lykkebak 32 years ago at the age of 17 because of a legal issue. So if you are looking for a review on a real Defense Attorney, please know that I have many years of experience with him to speak of. I have hired Mr. Lykkebak on 4 different occasions to represent me. My cases were of very serious accusations by both State and Federal systems that could have landed me in prison for life had I been convicted. Donald Lykkebak has successfully defended me on every case. Donald is a 'trial' Lawyer, and more importantly, has a passion for winning. One of my cases indeed went to a full blown trial, so I have first hand knowledge as to how Mr. Lykkebak operates in such arena. In that particular State case, I was exposed to a life sentence if convicted. The State offered me 'time served' for the 1 hour I actually spent in jail before I bonded out. I was innocent, and while most people would have taken the State's so-called deal of time served, instead of facing life, I did not. I had full confidence in Donald Lykkebak's skills as a Defense Lawyer, and placed my life in his hands. After a long, stressful trial, I was aquitted on all counts. Again: I placed my life in this man's hands. I would have NEVER done this with any other Lawyer. I want people to know what I know about this man Donald Lykkebak. First and foremost, he is extremely honest and a man of high integrity. This translates not only into community affairs, but also within the State and Federal judicial systems. Donald is esteemed by Lawyers, Prosecutors, and Judges alike. I could always see how respected he is, even by the adversary. He puts his client's interest first and foremost. When it comes to defending his clients freedom and reputation, Donald will be extremely aggressive in his defense. If you have to go to trial with your freedom on the line, like I have done more than once, you better damn well know you have a man that can pull it off, to where you go back home to your family and lifestyle as you know it. I want to make this clear to any of you reading this review and are considering a Defense Attorney: IT IS EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO GO UP AGAINST A STATE OR FEDERAL PROSECUTOR AND ACTUALLY WIN, EVEN WITH A ATTORNEY. Donald Lykkebak knows exactly how to navigate these systems and win. And if you have made it impossible for him to win, due to rock solid evidence against you, then you can be sure that Donald will work it out to where you have mitigated exposure to loss of liberty. And here is another area I have learned from Donald Lykkebak over the 32 years I have known him: Although you may 'think' the system has you nailed with so-called rock solid evidence, the system itself may have very well broken some rules and even laws to gather that 'evidence'. I had hired Donald for my girlfriend Jamie, thinking that she was headed to prison because the 'evidence' looked so rock solid. I figured that Donald would and could get her the very best plea deal, because there was no way to defend her against such 'evidence'. HOW WRONG I WAS! Donald Lykkebak, being the awesome Defense Attorney that I have always known, augued the case on some extremely obscure case law that he had spend many hours researching. It was determined by the court that the State violated Jamie's right, and the case was thown out. This is what Donald Lykkebak does People! And I am so proud of this man for what he does to Defend his clients. I can not say enough good about this man and all he has done for me as my Attorney. I owe my life several times over to his skills and integrity. If you want case law or my own personal court transcripts about what this man has done for me, then call me. It is my pleasure to speak of him in such a endearing way. What this man has done for me over the years you simply cannot put a price on. My name is NIck. Call anytime before 9pm EST and ask me whatever you wish about this man and you will get real answers with documents to back it up.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2017
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Exceptional Central Florida Lawyer
Mr. Lykkebak has represented me in several cases with very positive results in each case. I would highly recommend Mr. Lykkebak for his experience, court room presence and attention to every detail of your case.
Posted by jamey | July 3, 2016
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the best.
donald has been my attorney for many years, yes simetimes prices are high,but everything he said, stood firm,,and went the way he said it would,.the money is worth getting that letter in the mail box,saying charges dropped,no better feeling,alot of times idiots dont give the facts and in the last min. oh wow,theres more to. it, so idiots with bad reviews,are because you opened your mouth somewheres and ruined your own case......
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Posted by Jeremy | August 13, 2015
Ineffective Representation
Donald Lykkebak was paid approximately $28,000 to represent me in a criminal case in full. He was very rude and disinterested in assisting me. My family had to hire another attorney at the last minute. Lykkebak wanted me to take a plea deal and tried to convince my family that if I was found guilty that I would probably receive 30+ years. My family hired another attorney who was very successful in representing me. Several serious charges were dropped and I was found not guilty on the most serious charges. The family is still traumatized at the way Lykkebak treated paying him thousands of dollars.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Donald A. Lykkebak
  • 1977 - Present
  • Division Chief Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 1973 - 1977

Education

  • University Of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College Of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1970
  • University of Illinois
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968

Associations

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL)
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (CFACDL)
  • Member
  • 1987 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Former Executive Committee Member
  • 1970 - Present
  • National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and the Drug Policy Foundation
  • Member
  • 1970 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Criminal Defense Lawyer of the Year
  • Orlando Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1989
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • N/A
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.I have known Don for over 30 years. He is one of the best criminal attorneys That I have the pleasure watching him in action. He is very professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a prosecutor, I handled several cases against Don, and he is one of the area's finest."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Donald Lykkebak is one the best criminal defense lawyers in Florida. I have known and worked with Attorney Lykkebak over the last 29 to 30 years and his body of work is outstanding. His reputation as a great criminal defense attorney is well known. He represents high-profile and routine clients with the same enthusiam. Donald Lykkebak's ethics and professionalism are very high. I proudly present this endorsement."
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Winter Park Criminal defense Lawyer Donald Alan Lykkebak
Donald Alan Lykkebak
Criminal defense Attorney
Winter Park, FL
Licensed for 53 years
Free Consultation