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Christopher Robert Kaigle

Criminal defense Attorney at Orlando, FL

4.9   82 reviews

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About Christopher

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Aggressive, Protective, and Effective. These are the words that have been used to describe Mr. Kaigle's approach to defending his clients.

Mr. Kaigle was born and raised in Orlando, Florida. After graduating from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor's Degree, he enrolled in the University of Florida Levin College of Law and earned his Juris Doctorate.

After graduating from law school and passing the Florida Bar, Mr. Kaigle accepted a position at the Office of the Public Defender in Orlando, Florida. Handling thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases, Mr. Kaigle quickly developed a reputation of being an aggressive trial lawyer and was promoted to the felony division in less than a year. During his time at the Public Defender's Office, Mr. Kaigle had the opportunity to handle virtually every type of crime.

Today, Mr. Kaigle continues to aggressively represent those accused of crimes in both misdemeanor and felony court. His dedication, trial experience, and no-nonsense attitude make him a true advocate for his clients.

Licensed for 12 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2010
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Christopher

The Kaigle Law Firm, P.A.
1601 E Amelia Street
Orlando, FL, 32803

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  82 customer reviews
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Empathetic, Efficient, Communicative, Positive Results
Highly recommend the Kaigle Law firm. They are a team in all aspects. From the moment you call they actively listen, provide options, clearly explain the process, consistently follow up and provide updates, and actively work on your case to provide you the best outcome.
Posted by Wilson | November 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer very knowledgeable
My wife needed a lawyer to represent her on a case we contacted Kaigle Law Firm and was the best decision ever in a matter of days he studied the case and worked on it. God Bless Kaigle Law Firm.
Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2021
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Exceptional Attorney and Staff
I would HIGHLY reccomend Chris K and Patrick H as I found myself in a very complicated legal position which I have never been involved before. Chris Patrick, Linsay, Anthony and Eon were exceptional with response, understanding, professionalism, met deadlines in advance and were totally available to assist and walk me through a process I never in a million years would have anticipated to happen. Even after the case has closed on their end thewy continue to communicate and assist with any questions or concerns. Residing in a county almost 3 hours away they worked with me in the most conveient way in resolution in my case. Thank you so much Kaigle TEAM!!!! Best Firm EVER!!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 30, 2020
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Municipal Ordinance Case
My case was dropped sooner than I expected, while never stepping foot in the courtroom. Everyone from their legal assistant (Lindsay), to the attorneys were great! Very helpful and professional. Would definitely recommend!
Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2019
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Great Attorney and staff
This law firm office is a great Attorney with fantastic staff, with very friendly services, that work fast and effectively in the clients best interest. I would highly recommend this law office to anyone, and would use this firm myself again if needed.
Posted by Andres Rivera | October 24, 2019
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Awesome Law Firm
The Kaigle Law firm was very kind, caring, considerate, understanding and very professional. They are also very fair with what they charge and always willing to work with their clients on the cost and payments. They were quick to start the process after I said I wanted to hire them. Within 24 hours after the firm submitted the paperwork to the courts, I was notified that the state attorneys office dropped the charges and was not going to prosecute. To the entire team at Kaigle Law Firm , from the entire Rivera family , we sincerely thank you for your dedication.
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Posted by anonymous | October 8, 2019
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A lawyer that cares
Just wanted to say that even after 4 years I remember how great this lawyer was to me. He returned every call and answered every question. He was not Judgmental at all and was there when I needed him the most. I would Highly recommend MR. Kaigle to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | June 15, 2019
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Thank you
The office staff was very helpful each and every time I called. The attorney responded quickly and it was a win!
Posted by Elena | May 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal professional and more than a lawyer
I happened to seek legal help for my son from Attorney Kaigle. From the very first minutes of our conversation he impressed me not only with his professionalism but also with his caring attitude to the clients. Mr Kaigle would not give you false expectations and promise what you want to hear but with all honesty and very straight-to-the-point will explain all your options and what to expect in your situation. Also I am sure Attorney Kaigle could be a great influence on any young adult who finds himself in trouble with law. He gave my son much wise advice, not only legal but also for future life plans. I greatly appreciate Mr Kaigle’s help . I would recommend Attorney Kaigle to everyone. Don’t look any further. He is the right one!
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Posted by Tatyana | May 13, 2019
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He give me my life back
Christopher Kaigle is amazing attorney. In less than one week He promised me to help me and he did deliver it very well. I can’t thank him enough for give me my live back.
Posted by Daniel | July 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The Right Kaigle!
Chris Kaigle is the man to trust when it matters most! I was treated like family and couldn't have asked for better legal representation. My situation was very complicated. I knew I needed the brightest of legal minds on my team. One name kept being reccomended to me by friends and family - Chris Kaigle. I decided to sit down with the man for an initial meeting and was not dissapointed. I felt like I was meeting an old friend. He greeted me warmly, and put my mind at ease during a crisis situation. At one point during our meeting, another attorney, Jacob V. Stuart, introduced himself to me. Jacob referred to Chris as "Killer" which seemes a bit odd. Apparently, his reputation in court has earned the man a nickname amongst his peers - Chris "Killer" Kiegle. And I can see why! He destroyed the opposition. His legal work speaks for itself. My case was over before it began. In fact, one of the arresting officers stopped by my home and apologized for ever arresting me in the first place. Chris was able to prove, without a doubt, that I was innocent! (something other attorneys were hesitant to do, suggesting I take a plea deal) Thank you Chris, for saving my life
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Posted by Lisa | November 17, 2017
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Great Attorney!
Chris Kaigle is an awesome attorney! I hired him to represent my son and he did a wonderful job. He was able to get my son probation and avoid going to jail. I will be forever grateful for Mr. Kaigle’s professionalism, knowledge and advice. Hopefully I will never need him again, but if so, I would definitely hire Mr. Kaigle!
Posted by anonymous | October 3, 2017
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ABOVE AND BEYOND
Mr Kaigle was extremely concerned and thorough in my case from start to finish. He actually cares and wants the best out come for his clients. He exhausts all options and will do his very best to represent you in front of the judge. I am happy i chose him to represent me because my case could've went a couple different ways. He is invested in you and really wants to help the best way he can. Pleasure having him in my corner.
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Posted by Brenda | August 29, 2017
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More than a lawyer
I met Chris Kaigle during one of the lowest moments in my life. My son who had just moved to Orlando became entangled with the wrong crowd. In doing so he committed what's considered a minor offense up North but one than can get you life in prison here in Florida. I consider Chris an angel because It was accidentally that I received a mailing and every time I tried to throw it away it kept coming back. Through his "bulldog" tenacity, firm grasp of the law and his knowledge of the ins and outs of the legal system, my son was able to receive probation and restitution. Although the state wanted to sentence him to life Chris helped them to see there's value in him and he can become a valuable citizen. Even after the conclusion of the trial Chris humanness kept him in touch with my son and this connection has led my son to want to do better. If ever you are in need of an attorney with a heart just call on Chris Kaigle.
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Posted by chad | June 2, 2017
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The man the myth the legend
Choosing a lawyer is a tough decision. I called Chris Kiagle, his response was quick to my problem as well as very helpful. I chose Chris because of his professional demeanor and his response his attitude and his experience. Chris is awesome I appreciate his help. Chris is very knowledgeable, upfront, always kept me informed. Went above and beyond to make sure I got the best help. He Gave his personal number so I could reach him at any time. Always responded. He really cared and worked with me on payments as well. and would recommend him to anyone in the area facing any criminal charge for that matter. Chris has gotten 2 of my cases dismissed,I could not have asked for a better lawyer. He was outstanding.
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Posted by Y Rodriguez | October 21, 2016
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Excellent
He was there in a time were it seemed there was no way out and was able to get a verdict even better than I had ever hoped. I hope I never need a lawyer again but it feels great to know I have a lawyer I can trust and know will do whatever it takes.
Posted by anonymous | August 24, 2016
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outstanding attorney!
My son was arrested in Orlando for a VOP, violation of probation, from Naples. He had an altercation with a car service driver who falsely claimed my son physically attacked him The case became difficult because the only way my son could avoid prison was a not guilty verdict. I contacted Chris and hired him immediately. He always returned my calls and spent time explaining everything to me in a manner that was totally understandable. I never once felt intimidated or that I bothered him. He is very intelligent,compassionate and down to earth. His knowledge of every detail of the law is quite impressive. Watching Chris at my sons trial, I knew I made the correct choice. And the best part my son was found not guilty! We are so grateful to Chris.
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Posted by Ron | March 30, 2016
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Amazing attorney!
So my husband and I hired Chris for a criminal case...a violation of felony probation. I was incarcerated, had been for almost two weeks. I begged the judge myself (when my joke of a public defender refused to) to set a bond for me, and the judge refused. So I called my husband from jail for the millionth time befging him to find the money for an attorney. He called over 30 lawyers, then he found Chris. Chris was kind and knowledgeable, took the time to explain everything to my family and even call my parents who live up in Pennsylvania and calm them down. He offered us a payment plan since we didn't have the money and we greatly appreciated it! Btw, Chris was hired at 4:30 PM THE NIGHT BEFORE I WAS SCHEDULED TO GO TO COURT! He still managed to drop everything and make it to the jail to see me by 6:30 PM. The next day, he handled everything in court without me even having to be present, which was not the case for everyone else that I was in the holding cell with. Chris managed to somehow convince the judge to set a bond for me, when no one else could! Out on bail, he suggested I take certain steps like complete a specific counseling class and other things that could potentially work in my favor when we went back to court to try and get the violation dismissed. Well I did as he said, and when the time came...we went into court and not only did he get my violation dismissed, but he also got my probation terminated early! Now...I had 3 more months of probation left before I was even eligible to APPLY for early termination, but somehow through the grace of God and Chris working his magic, he got it terminated on the spot! I don't have enough good things to day about Chris Kaigle and The Kaigle Law Firm! His receptionist is so sweet, and Chris works very hard to be one of the best attorneys! He far exceeded our expectations, and we're forever grateful! I wouldn't hesitate to call Chris if we ever needed him again!
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Posted by Christine | March 18, 2016
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The trouble teenage years....
Chris Kaigle is who you want in your corner! My son tested all boundaries and just a call to Chris and he was on it. So fast but yet so understanding. Thanks Chris.
Posted by Ron | March 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Diligent, genuine
Mr Kaigle took on an out-of-county case for our daughter. He felt the prosecution had no case and refused to plea bargain. Three and a half months later the case was dismissed. Mr Kaigle was true to his word, did a great job and was very reasonable in his pricing. Thank you so muc, Chris Kaigle!
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Kaigle Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • The Traffic Knights
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • The Umansky Law Firm, P.A.
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Public Defender
  • 9th Judicial Circuit Public Defender
  • 2010 - 2012
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Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Mr. Kaigle has handled over 1,000 felony and misdemeanor cases. A sampling of some of his cases are below
  • State v. R.R.
  • CASE DROPPED
  • State v. A.H.
  • CASE DROPPED
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Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Committee Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Orange County Animal Services Committee
  • Chairman
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 2016 Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • 2016 Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • 2016 Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • 2016 10 Best Law Firms for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 2015 Client's Choice Award for Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2015
  • Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 Attorney Award
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2015
  • 2014 Top Contributor Award for Criminal Defense
  • AVVO
  • 2014
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Publications

  • AVVO Legal Guides
  • Florida Violations of Probation: Technicals
  • 2013
  • AVVO Legal Guide
  • Florida Drug Possession
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (32)
Given (27)
Endorse Christopher
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris Kaigle is an aggressive, fearless lawyer who wants to be the best. He works hard at his craft, is not afraid to take things to trial and is a good person as well. He will zealously advocate on his client's behalf and will always be professional when dealing with judges, prosecutors and clients alike! He constantly strives to be better and does not rest on his laurels."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher is a true warrior in the courtroom. Christopher has earned the respect of the local legal community and provides superior legal represention for his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris Kaigle is a tenacious trial attorney who truly cares for his clients. Every client I have referred to his office has had nothing, but great things to say about Chris and his team. He fights hard for his clients and is a top-notch trial attorney. I fully endorse Chris and his team!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"When I was a prosecutor I always enjoyed having a case against Christopher Kaigle. He's professional, thoughtful, and really has the best interests of his clients at heart. That usually leads to a better resolution for the client when dealing with the State and he knows it."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Chris is a formidable advisory. But also nice guy. He is a skilled attorney who cares about his clients. He works hard everyday. I have had number cases against Chris and his dedication shows in his work."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Produces exceptional work and has amazing attention to detail. One of the best for criminal defense attorneys in Orlando! Every client I have referred to him has been extremely pleased with the outcomes of their cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a trusted and established criminal law attorney in Orlando and Central Florida. He fights hard for his clients, and he goes the extra mile when others might throw in the towel. He truly labors for his client's best interests. I highly endorse Mr. Kaigle"
Unknown Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Without question, he packs a serious punch when dealing with serious criminal charges- there is no one else I would rather fight for liberty with outside our Firm."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris Kaigle is well-known for his skillful trial advocacy, thorough preparation and zealous representation of clients. When we worked together at the Public Defender's Office, Mr. Kaigle was sought after as a trial co-counsel due to his ability to excel at trial."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is a very knowledgeable and competent attorney to have on your side. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher is recognized as a dedicated Central Florida attorney who works very hard for his clients. I have seen him zealously advocate in court numerous times and was impressed by his ability to get his point across to the court in a clear and concise manner. The judges seem to be at ease with him and his effective way of persuasion. They just seem to like the with the way Christopher approaches his legal issues. I am confident of his legal experience and give him an excellent endorsement rating."
Domestic violence Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Tenacious, Professional. Courteous."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. He is an asset to the legal community and will work tirelessly for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris is a fantastic lawyer. I have had the pleasure of working with Chris and trying cases with him over the last year. His presence in the courtroom is commanding and powerful. They jury hangs on every word that Chris says! He is also one of the hardest workers I have ever met. He is so prepared for Court that there will not be an argument that he has not thought of and prepared for. Chris is an overall great lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Chris for many, many years...in fact, prior to going to law school myself, I was a teacher and Chris was one of my students. Many of the qualities that Chris exhibits which makes him such a good attorney, are traits Chris has had since childhood. His passion, attention to detail and thirst for knowledge are all qualities that have helped to shape him into one of the top up and coming criminal defense attorneys in Central Florida. It is with great pride that wholeheartedly recommend Chris and look at him, not as a former student, but rather a highly competent fellow attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"It was always a pleasure working on a case with Chris as opposing counsel. He is professional, courteous, and experienced in his field."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.Mr. Kaigle was a more senior Assistant Public Defender when I first started. He was always available to offer assistance and guidance, and his insight and thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated. I would highly recommend Mr. Kaigle to anyone seeking thoughtful, dedicated representation in any criminal case. He is diligent, motivated, and always places his client's interests first."
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