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Luis F. Calderon has represented clients throughout the criminal process from preliminary hearings to post-conviction motions in matters involving allegations of state and federal crimes and has also conducted numerous bench and jury trials on cases ranging from misdemeanors to capital felonies in both State and Federal Court. He also represents clients in appeals as well as in pursuing post-conviction relief.  

Luis graduated from the University of Florida with Highest Honors, and then pursued a career in law, graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C..  He is licensed to practice law in Florida, New York and the District of Columbia.

Luis's dedication and commitment to criminal defense earned him recognition in 2013 and 2014 as both a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer,” as well as “Top 40 under 40” by the National Trial Lawyers Association. He is also a Past President of the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (CFACDL) and a current member of the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL).


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 90%
  2. Civil Rights: 10%



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Contact info

The Baez Law Firm

23 South Osceola Avenue
Orlando, FL, 32801


FLMember in Good Standing200606/17/2016
DCActive 200607/06/2016
NYCurrently registered 200503/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2015
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 10 Under 40American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Top 40 under 40National Trial Lawyers Association2013
Top 10 Attorney Award, under the age of 40National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerThe Baez Law Firm2013 - Present
AttorneyCalderon Law, P.A.2012 - 2013
Managing PartnerCalderon & Mandell, PA2008 - 2012
Assistant Public Defender9th Circuit Public Defender2006 - 2008
Special Projects AttorneyWilliams & Connolly2004 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hispanic Bar Association of Central FloridaJudicial Chair2015 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersChapter Representative2010 - Present
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2012 - 2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterN/AJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of FloridaBusiness AdministrationFinance2001
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