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J. David Gentle has twenty years of criminal trial courtroom experience. His career has been dedicated to protecting peoples’ constitutional rights, and fighting for the underprivileged. While in law school, David interned at the Public Defender’s Office in Miami-Dade County and the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. He has aggressively defended clients charged with every criminal offense including murder, sexual battery, drug trafficking, and kidnapping.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 57%
    24 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 28%
    24 years
  3. Family: 15%
    9 years



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  • David Laurence Altman

    Mr. Gentle is a well-respected Criminal Defense / DUI / DWI / Family Law attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a lawyer who truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and getting them the most favorable result possible. Mr. Gentle is a terrific lawyer. I endorse Mr. Gentle to anyone looking for a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer.


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  • Christopher Daniel Leroi

    Excellent attorney. Mr. Gentle continues to provide valuable advice on Avvo each time that he responds to a question. Although I have been licensed and practicing for 24 years, including time spent as a judge and magistrate, I continually learn from his answers about different aspects of the law. I would recommend him to everyone.


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Contact info

Attorney At Law

390 N. Orange Ave Ste
Orlando, FL, 328013203


FLMember in Good Standing199206/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
A+ Accredited BusinessBetter Business Bureau2012
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
Intoxilyzer 5000 Breath Test Operator PermitC.E.S.2004
Trial AwardOffice of the Public Defender, Ninth Judical Circuit1993
Trial AwardOffice of the Public Defender, Ninth judical Circuit1992
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyPrivate Practice2013 - Present
PartnerLongwell & Gentle, PA2002 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of J. David Gentle2000 - 2002
Assistant Public DefenderOffice of Public Defender, Ninth Judicial Circuit1991 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
Central Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys AssociationN/A1992 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Trafficking in Heroin, Obtaining Drugs by FraudNo Jail, Community supervision and drug counseling
Driving while Under the Influenceplead to Reckless Driving
Battery causing great bodily harm, Battery by Strangulation, Cruelty toward Childplead to disorderly conduct, 6 months probation
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Publication nameTitleDate
Longwelllawyers.comQuality Legal Representation2012
La PresenaSilence Should Be The Golden Rule2011
La PrensaHow Can They Just Search My Wife?2011
La PrensaPutting My Mistakes In The Past2011
La PrensaHow Can You Represent Bad People2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Thomas University School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1991
Texas Christian UniversityEnglish/Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Daughters of the American RevoltutionFollowing the Footsteps of Our Fathers2007