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Lori Wurtzel

Criminal defense Attorney at Winter Park, FL

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2008
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Lori

Learn Lori’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Includes experience with traffic, misdemeanor, and felony cases of all levels.

    15 years

  2. Family
    Includes dissolution (divorce), custody, support/alimony/equitable distribution, adoption, and dependency; also injunctions

    10 years

  3. Juvenile law
    Includes juvenile arrests, direct files, Y/O sentencing

    15 years

  4. Sex crime
    Includes cases that involve victims under and over 12, as well as sex offender Violations of Probation.

    15 years

  5. Child custody

  6. Education

  7. Expungement
    Includes sealing and expunging criminal records.

    9 years

Co-owner of Wurtzel Law, and an advocate with a strong litigation background and proven success in the courtroom.  I have extensive experience with criminal trials, ranging from misdemeanor and traffic offenses to serious felonies and sex cases.  I also have strong legal research and writing skills and motion-writing experience, both at the trial and appellate levels.  I am also experienced in specialized areas such as Baker Acts, Violations of Probation, or administrative hearings.

I also enjoy helping families to advocate themselves in dependency, dissolution, paternity, adoption, support and time-sharing cases.

Photos and videos

Constitution Day speaking engagement for Florida Bar Speakers Bureau

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Wurtzel Law, PLLC
425 W New England Ave
Ste 200
Winter Park, FL, 32789


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Posted by Gary | July 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superior Lawyer
I was referred to Lori by another lawyer. Since my case was very complicated it had many legal implications. The major concern was how best to navigate through the issues I had that would result in a favorable outcome. Starting with my first conversation with Lori she immediately set my mind at ease. From the very beginning she treated me with respect and empathy. Lori personally kept me well informed with the current situation of my case, what options were available and what the best course of action was. The many diverse and inspired arguments she proposed had a significant positive impact. She fought very hard on my behalf. Throughout she was very patient answering the myriad questions I asked and she was always very assuring during a very difficult, emotional and stressful time. When I did have difficulty understanding an answer she was always able to rephrase it in a manner that I could easily understand. As a result of all her efforts an out of court settlement was reached in my favor. Her knowledge and undressing of the law are inspirational and set a standard of competence that should be emulated by all lawyers. I am deeply grateful to have her as my attorney and thank her for “A JOB WELL DONE!” I highly recommend her, without reservation, to anyone needing legal representation.
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Posted by Daniel | June 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Life Changing Decision!
In the midst of the most trying times my family has ever faced, we had the privilege of being introduced to Lori from Wurtzel Law. From Day 1, Lori demonstrated exceptional support, and guidance through a seemingly interminable process. What sets Lori apart from other attorneys I've encountered is her refusal to treat clients as mere billable hours. Instead, she demonstrates empathy for their circumstances and alleviates the burden of uncertainty through her unwavering confidence and professionalism. I wholeheartedly recommend her services without reservation. She was a tremendous source of assistance and support during our family's toughest moments.
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Posted by Lydia | March 29, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer!!!
I hired attorney Lori Wurtzel to assist me with an issue I was having with OCPS and my child being unfairly expelled. After meeting with several attorneys, she was the only one that asked for specific details about what was going on, and was detailed with her explanations during our consultation. After that, I decided to hire her on. It was the best decision I made. She was very thorough and clear on the entire process, and what we should anticipate, and expect every step of the way. She asked a lot of questions and was very detailed in her review of the file. I never had an issue reaching her or questioned what was going on as she made sure to constantly keep me updated. Lori made sure to put me at ease with her kind words and reassurance. She showed me she was willing to fight for what was right and we won our case! During such a difficult period in our lives, Lori made it easier with her expertise, compassion, and understanding. If you need representation, hire Attorney Lori Wurtzel. She is amazing! No words can describe how great our experience was with her. She is not only an excellent attorney, but a wonderful person as well. Hire Attorney Wurtzel. You will definitely not regret it!
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Posted by Jasmin | February 1, 2023
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Stress reliever
I booked Lori as my lawyer after a traumatizing ordeal and I’m so glad I did. She was professional but empathetic, a great listener and was very effective in her work. Most importantly she helped bring down my stress level significantly which to me is priceless. I would recommend Lori and her team to anyone. If I ever need legal representation again in the future I know exactly where to go.
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Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2022
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The bomb!!!!
As Ben, her husband and our criminal attorney, was fighting for our son’s exoneration, Lori was providing us with her expertise about our sons RPO (Risk Protection Order). With our sons legal matter published on search engines, Lori also fought to protect him from being exposed to the outside world. She had the courts seal his records and remove the RPO. Something that was very important to us. Her expertise and knowledge in education also helped us relocate Josh to a new school. Lori had such Lori and Ben are the dynamic duo.
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Posted by Angela | September 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This Woman!!!
First I have to say I do not do reviews! Ever! That is just to let people know that I am super impressed. When you are going through something in your life that is so so so hard and you're full of emotion and you're scared and you feel like your life is literally falling apart.. the last thing you need is an attorney who just doesn't get it or you. Lori Wurtzel is amazing to say the least! She is very approachable and actually listens to what you are saying. Lori is very knowledgeable in her are of law and super sharp! There is a personal touch that she gives it that makes you feel super at ease and like you can really count on her. Most importantly she gets the job done! She's ready and willing for the fight and very passionate about what she does! I'm thrilled that one of my friends referred her to us! I feel like I've known her for years! I couldn't be happier!
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Posted by anonymous | January 1, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Is a very knowledgeable Attorney.
Ms.Wurtzel was kind enough to let me know there is nothing we can do for taking in a teenager that was kicked out of his mothers home. The mother asked me not to contact her about him and gave his dentist's permission to handle his care. He has braces. Since August My husband and I have been his sole financial and physical and mental support. We treat him like our son. Our son is the same age and attend the same school. They both graduate in June. We have purchased his cap and gown. His mother has gave 2 publix gift cards and grand parent gave 100. In cash. So we are supposed to support him on $200! I'm helping this child because it's the right thing to do. Thank you, I was just trying to get extra funds for him in case he need shoes or something.
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  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Wurtzel Law, PLLC
  • 2018 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Barry University School Of Law
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office Of The Public Defender Ninth Judicial Circuit
  • 2008 - 2013


  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Vanderbilt University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2005

Legal Cases

  • 2011cf23o/a ; State of Florida v. Quentin Taylor
  • Not Guilty at Jury Trial


  • League of Women Voters
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Junior League of Orlando
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Florida’s Best and Brightest Teacher Award
  • State of Florida
  • 2017
  • Florida’s Best and Brightest Teacher Award
  • State of Florida
  • 2016


Speaking Engagements

  • Workshop: Sealing and Expunging Your Record
  • Sealing and Expunging Your Record
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
Endorse Lori
Family Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Wurtzel possesses the knowledge and expertise to assist clients in all family law matters."
Family Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lori Wurtzel is a very compassionate lawyer who will go far in the practice of law. Anyone reading her responses here on Avvo should be impressed by her knowledge and ability to communicate with people at al levels."
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