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John Patrick Guidry II

Criminal defense Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   112 reviews

Licensed for 29 years

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  1. Criminal defense
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    Since 1993, helping those arrested for DUI, Possession Cocaine, Cannabis, Drugs, Grand Theft, Petit Theft, Burglary, Battery (Domestic Violence), Violation of Probation (VOP), Driving While License Suspended (DWLS), Habitual Traffic Offenders, Resisting Officer With(out) Violence, Sex Crimes, RICO, Trafficking in Cocaine, MDMA,

    30 years, 2,000 cases

SINCE 1993, PROTECTING YOUR FREEDOM. GET THE HELP YOU NEED.

Mr. Guidry graduated, with Honors, from St. Louis University School of Law in 1993 with his Juris Doctor,  a Masters of Business Administration, and his Bacholor's Degree was in Accounting.  Mr. Guidry began his criminal defense career at the Orange County Public Defender's Office in 1993, under the wonderful supervision of then elect Public Defender Joseph DuRocher (in my opinion, the best public defender, ever).  In 2001, Mr. Guidry left his position as a Felony Division Chief with that office to begin his private practice in downtown Orlando, right next to the Orange County Courthouse (where his office remains to this day).

 

Mr. Guidry owned and operated U.M.P. Recording Studio, an Orlando recording facility he founded in 1998.  In 2009, he sold U.M.P. to a record label, but retained a mastering facility, where to this day Mr. Guidry still engineers and masters albums for artists all over Florida.

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Licensed for 29 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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John Patrick Guidry II
320 N Magnolia Ave Ste B1
Orlando, FL, 328011651

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Posted by Michael | September 9, 2009
The best attorney in Orlando
John Guidry II has been my friend since 2002, before he was needed to be my attorney. I have since had to have Mr. Guidry represent me for three cases and in all three cases all charges were cleared. He always kept me informed of the case happennings, as well as, my best options regarding the situations. He is always professional and prompt in all matters. I would always refer Mr. Guidry to other friends that may have needed his assistance and he would always help them without hesitation. I would often recieve calls thanking me for the referral and told that Mr. Guidry took care of the situation with ease. I will have Mr. Guidry as my Entertainment and Criminal attorney for the rest of my life. If there is any need to contact me you may do so at [personal info removed] thank you for your time.
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Posted by Jovon | September 16, 2009
Outstanding Attorney
Mr. Guidry has represented me on 3 different cases ranging from a DUI charge to a possession of cannabis charge with a resisting an officer charge mingled somewhere in-between the two. Each of the three cases resulted in a complete dismissal of all charges. It’s unfortunate that I needed to be represented on such cases, however, I was fortunate enough that I found Mr. Guidry to help me through my times of need. Mr. Guidry is professional, intelligent, friendly, kind, and has been around long enough to have developed a gracious rapport with the Judges as well as many of the state prosecutors in the Central Florida area. In my last case, we faced many obstacles and Mr. Guidry worked diligently to come up with a suitable a plan of action. In the end, we were down to our last straw and Mr. Guidry was able to provide an innovative yet appropriate solution. He’s always positive enough to reassure his clients that he will do his best to help them. I believe he can be this positive because he knows that if he works hard enough he will be able to “make everything right” so to speak. Mr. Guidry also worked with me to reach a very fair price for each of his services, which when compared to other attorneys I consulted with (for my very first case) was a very significant difference. I have already recommend Mr. Guidry to others who were in need of his services. Once again, I recommend him to you. If you are in need of an Entertainment or Criminal Attorney John Guidry is the person to see. I am glad to be able to call Mr. Guidry a friend and in the unfortunate circumstance that I may ever need representation again, I will definitely use his services.
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Posted by F. Prince | April 14, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
John Gidry Is an excellent attorney.. Great communication. Transparent in the entire judicial process. Realistic in you expectations. just overall a great lawyer. Do not cut corners when it comes to your future. Highly recommended
Posted by Muhammad | August 17, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommended!
Mr. Guidry is an outstanding professional that goes above and beyond to help his clients. Truly remarkable is his attention to detail together with great experience, responsiveness and expertise. Thanks Again John!
Posted by Kelly | July 7, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
If you want the best...Hire John Guidry
I hired John Guidry to defend a family member that was charged with a crime. John was personable, kind, professional and knowledgeable. I hired him on a Tuesday and the charges were dropped on a Wednesday. Best money I have spent in a long time. If you want the best...Hire John Guidry!
Posted by Jennifer | November 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Looking for a great lawyer with great personality??Hes the one!!!
It was the First time I ever had to use a lawyer, but he made the experience comfortable. I would recommend him to anyone that is looking for a lawyer that is understanding, honest, and down to earth. He made me feel comfortable with the process. Always communicated anything new happening with my case. Worked hard to make sure the case went smooth and got me the best results better then we ever anticipated. Great Lawyer Love how everything went with him
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Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Awesome and amazingly helpful
Mr. John Guidry was a godsend! While working on my case he was quick to respond to any inquiry I may have had and took the time to explain every step of the way. Having him on my side greatly eased my mind about the process, as he can be counted on to do what he sets out to do. I fully recommend him and will be sure to pass his name along to any friends and family that may need his help.
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Posted by Paula | October 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!!
If you want an attorney that is always available, you need John. I would e-mail John and I always got an answer from John same day. I have never had that experience as attorneys make you call the office and talk to the secretary but not John. He is also very professional and bring you the best results possible.
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You John Guidry
I wanted to thank John for taking my case and for all the hard work he put into it. From the moment I called and discussed the case with him he went right to work and made himself available for questions I had. He made it very easy for me and I would recommend him for for any case. He is very knowledgeable and knows his stuff and will put your case in front of anything else and get it done.
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Posted by jade | March 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney in Orlando
If you ever need a lawyer I'd highly recommend John P Guidry as a Criminal Defense Attorney. John, was not only able to get my case dropped once but twice .He's currently working on a expungement as well. He truly cares about his clients and it shows in his work. Even when I messed up the arrangement made, he went back to the drawing board and came up with a second plan. Thanks to Mr.Guidry I am able to continue my original career goals. None of which would have been possible if he'd not been my lawyer. He's well respected in his field. You won't go wrong choosing him to represent you.
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Posted by Von | March 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The only lawyer you need
I can't have enough praise for John. He represented me for a Violation of Probation and a criminal case for leaving the scene. In both cases he pretty much made sure I did not even go to court. That's how good he is. The court dropped the criminal case before the court date. He is the real deal folks. I called him at 7 AM when I was trying to get advice from him before speaking to cops. He was very quick at getting back to me even before business hours. That's the kind of lawyer you want on your side. I can't have enough praise for this guy. Pay that extra dollar for a legit lawyer, don't go cheap.
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Posted by Josue | January 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer hands down
He did a fantastic job, always there to answer questions, very professional. I highly recommend him. I am grateful to had him on my side and helping during such a tough process. I can not express better my gratitude to John Guidry. His customer service exceeded my expectations. He always listened to my needs and my case and he explained in details every options I have and the steps to take. He maintained full communication with me and answered to my calls in less than five minutes. It was worth every single penny. I highly recommend this lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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My Son
I hired Mr Guidry to help with my Sons case. And he took the time to talk to me and my son about the possible outcome and he did I Great Job. My Son was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Yes my son is no Angel but he is not a harden criminal. And Mr Guidry understood that and did a great job at getting him a fair and good outcome. I would rate him a 10 out of 10. And let him handle any case that came up again.
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Posted by Michele | October 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Handled my expungement as quickly and smoothly as possible
I hired John to do my expungement for me on a petite theft charge. John was very professional , direct, and to the point. He was very comforting and let me know what needed to be done! He also gave me a very fair rate MUCH better priced than those in the area. Him and his assistant also sent me updates on how the case was going usually by email but if there was something I needed to do and hadn't confirmed through email they'd call me too to help! I 100% recomend John's Guidry!
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent!!!
After a long and exhaustive research, my daughter and I decided to hire John P. Guidry. I do not regret it at all. He is an excellent, professional, dedicated, honest, caring and very knowledgeable attorney. He took care of my daughter’s case and every time I called him, he answered the same day (even when he was on vacations). The results in court were the best, and now we are in peace and happy. My daughter is out of probation, she did not have to be incarcerated and now he will expunge her record. I will recommend him 100%. Thank you very much John for you valuable time and help!
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Posted by Brenton | June 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
This guy is legit, genuinely cares for the Well being of his clients.
John Guidry was recommended to me by my girl friend after she watched his blogs. I was violated for being out of place on community control when indeed I was where I was supposed to be. I was terrified that I was going to be put on GPS or worse sent upstate to prison. Upon meeting and hiring him I felt relieved in the sense that I felt safe. He accomplished everything he said he was going to do, he stayed on top of my case and in the states ear, and painted a perfect picture of the evidence to prove my innocence and ultamently got my case dismissed. I am eternally grateful for him and his staff. He's easy to talk to, available, a tactician, and a beast in the court room. If you value your rights and freedom this is the guy to call. Thank you John !!!!!
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Posted by Matthew | February 18, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Got the State to drop charges
I hired John Guidry to help defend me against a baseless misdemeanor charge. During pre-trial he worked vigorously with the prosecution (State) to drop the charges. Before visiting with him I could tell he was very professional and knowledgeable when conversing with him over the phone. When I met with him during our initial visit, he was very personable and was very thorough when discussing with me the charge, approaches to the defense and things I could do that will help him make his case. Whenever I talked with him, he made me feel like I was his only client. He has an extensive history in criminal defense in Orlando, knows the ins-and-outs, and is a force to be reckoned with! His fierce approach to defending you is extremely effective despite his gentle and personable attitude. I would recommend John to anyone.
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Posted by Richard | January 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The last hope for me was the best
John is by far the best attorney I have ever had. If your in jam he's the one to call twice he gave me my life back I hope not third. Thanks for all your help.
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The Best! literally saved my fiancées life!
I have been meaning to make this review for over a year. He is simply the best lawyer, and a true life saver. My fiancee was faced with a very serious felony. A previous lawyer convinced him to sign a terrible plea deal and told him there wasn't anything anyone could do for him, without even trying or looking into the case. After regretting the decision we spoke with Mr. Guidry who knew the case would be an uphill battle but promised us he would do the best he can. And he truly did the best he could, he literally helped save my fiancées life. The bottom line is if you care about your life and your freedom HIRE JOHN GUIDRY!! He knowledgeable he tells it like it is, he is honest and he genuinely care about his clients. My fiancee had been charged with very serious drug charges, Mr. Guidry was extremely knowledgeable, well research in the case matter a remarkable lawyer, no one else could have helped us the way he did. He is not just a good man, not just a great lawyer, not even just hero, he was truly our angel. I cannot gush about him enough and I can't stress it enough either, If you are in trouble, you need John Guidry.
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Response from John Guidry January 3, 2017
I'm sitting here at my desk--kind of having a bad day. Then, I see your review. I am touched, truly. I don't know what to say other than, thank you!
Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
5 year HTO! ! !
I'm so very ecstatic that I hired John Guidry... he handled my case the same day and in only a few short weeks he cleared my license from a 5 year suspension! Best decision I've ever made... I highly recommend the law office of John Guidry for his professionalism and compassion.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Firm of John Guidry, P.A.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Felony Division Chief
  • Office of the Public Defender, Ninth Judicial Circuit
  • 1993 - 2001

Education

  • St. Louis University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • St. Louis University
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • 1993
  • Saint Louis University
  • Bachlors of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • State v. T.C.
  • Dropped
  • State v. M.S.
  • Dropped
  • State of Florida v. T.Y.
  • Time Served.
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Associations

  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Criminal Law Section of the Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Sports and Entertainment Section of the Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • National Academy of the Recording Arts
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Orlando
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Trial Award
  • Office of the Public Defender
  • 2000
  • Dedicated Service Award
  • Joseph DuRocher, Public Defender
  • 1999
  • Trial Award (Not Guilty on Capital Sex Battery)
  • Office of the Public Defender, Ninth Judicial Circuit
  • 1998
  • Trial Award
  • Public Defender's Office
  • 1997
  • Trial Award
  • Joseph DuRocher, Public Defender
  • 1995
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • South Atlantic Regional Moot Court Competition
  • Judge
  • 2013
  • Student Final Project Presentations, Full Sail University
  • Full Sail University Graduate Project Presentations
  • 2010
  • Full Sail University Panel / Judges
  • Final Graduation Project Review Panel
  • 2009
  • Full Sail University Panelist
  • Panel Discussion / Legal Issues
  • 2008
  • Taking and Defending Effective Depositions in Florida
  • Criminal Depositions in Florida
  • 2006
  • Advanced Depositions In Florida
  • Criminal Case Depositions, Advanced
  • 2005
  • Taking and Defending Effective Depostions In Florida
  • Criminal Depositions
  • 2005
  • Strategies For Taking and Defending Depositions In Florida
  • Strategies for Taking Depos in Criminal Cases
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known John Guidry for about 20 years. One of the key components of the lawyer-client relationship (or any relationship for that matter) is trust. John is not only a smart, conscientious, and aggressive lawyer, he is someone you can absolutely trust and, believe me, I don't say that about everyone. When I have something where I need the assistance of another attorney, John is among the lawyers I will call because I can trust that he will be there, on time, and he will be prepared as he always is. If you hire John, you will be getting a top flight lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"When I was a prosecutor I always knew that the cases handled by John Guidry would end up with the best result for his client. He knows that it's important to have a good relationship with the other side in order to get a great resolution for the client. A stellar lawyer, highly recommended!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've been opposing counsel against Mr. Guidry on a number of cases in County Court. As a prosecutor, I can say that Mr. Guidry definitely does his homework and works hard for his clients. He is always prepared and always provides me with information in order to either get a better plea offer for his client, or to properly prepare the case for trial. Mr. Guidry is experienced, knowledgeable, and hard working. You can't go wrong hiring him for any of your criminal defense needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John is easy to talk to but deadly as advisory. I had cases against John while I was at the State and his experience and knowledge shined through during our conversations. He worked hard for his clients and is definitely someone who I endorse."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John and I had multiple cases together while I was a prosecutor in Orange County. He is always well-prepared, and diligently fights to represent his clients' best interests. I endorse this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John has a long time reputation as an excellent Criminal Defense Attorney."
Unknown Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John Guidry is an excellent criminal lawyer. He is intelligent, creative and very street smart. He understands what his clients need and he will go to bat for them to try and make sure he can achieve his client's goal. He is also an entertainment lawyer and has a lot of practical knowledge because he is also a musician. I endorse John!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of knowing Attorney Guidry for many years. He is an aggressive attorney who is always prepared in Court. He fights hard for his clients & cares about them. I highly recommend Attorney Guidry!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very professional, very knowledgeable, very zealous in his pursuit of the best interests of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"John and I worked together on a matter in which our client was picked up at JFK Airport on a warrant lodged from Florida. With John's assistance, we were able to get her released on her own recognizance in Florida, the criminal case dismissed in NY, and released from immigration authorities. Excellent criminal defense attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a very knowledgeable, skilled, and compassionate attorney. I have seen and/or worked with John since 1993, and can say that he is a credit to the Criminal Defense Bar."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a very hard working attorney. We have worked together on several suppression issues which have led to the dismissal of charges."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the opportunity of knowing Attorney John P. Guidry for 8 years. During that time, Mr. Guidry has always provided zealous and dynamic advocacy to his clients. His passion for providing the best possible outcome for his clients is unwaviering. I highly endorse Mr. Guidry to any person in need of a well respected trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Guidry has a brilliant legal mind, and is able to convey complex legal issues in a way that even a lay person can understand them. If he were a doctor he would be considered a brilliant surgeon who also has a great bed side manner. I highly endorse Mr. Guidry, if you get in trouble in Orlando call John Guidry."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. Not only have John and I worked together on cases over the years, I consider him to be an excellent friend as well. John has the up-most concern for his clients interest and possesses outstanding ethical principles that are recognized by the public and the legal community at large. When I have questions regarding legal matters, I frequently seek John's opinion, as his knowledge is masterful. If I were charged with an offense, John is on speed dial!"
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