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Joseph Knape

Criminal defense Attorney at Orlando, FL

4.9   81 reviews
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2009
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    45%
    Aggressive, Determined, Honest Legal Representation for all clients. DUI, Drug Possession, Trafficking, VOP, Misdemeanor, Felony, DWLS, Theft, Fraud, Battery, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, Trial Experience

    15 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Litigation
    25%
    HOA Disputes. Breach of Contract. Fraud Business Transactions. Demand Letters. Insurance Claims. Bad Faith. Collections. Foreclosure Litigation.

    15 years, 300 cases

  3. Family
    20%
    Divorce, dissolution of marriage, child support, alimony, child custody, time sharing, parental responsibility, relocation,

    15 years, 100 cases

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%
    DMV administrative review hearings,motions for supression, quality and successful trial experience.

    15 years, 100 cases

Attorney Joe Knape encompasses a diverse and competent background in the legal industry due to his adequate experience over the past six years. He is dedicated to not only providing the highest quality legal services available, but also the most proficient and personable. As a trusted community advisor, Attorney Joe Knape’s mission is creating that one-on-one relationship with his clientele—a commonly sought after aspect that is often neglected in the legal world. Settling with anything less than the best is not an option in Joe Knape’s legal cases. The individualized relationship he provides to his more than satisfied clients includes both an intricateattention to detail and a tenacious research-backed effort. Considering he personally oversees his firm, you as a client, know that your case is in trustworthy hands. The consistent 24 hour accessibility, scheduling flexibility, and nighttime & weekend consultations are just the beginning of the affordably priced services provided to prospect clients.

 

Located in the heart of Downtown Orlando on the corner of Orange Avenue and Church Street, Joe Knape’s Law Firm serves over twenty counties throughout Florida. During 9am-5pm business hours, the temporary virtual offices located in Winter Park, Maitland, Lake Mary, and Sand Lake Road are all available for consultations. Call 850 Call Joe for an appointment.

 

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Joe Knape P.A.
The 850 CALL JOE Law Firm
Criminal Defense Attorney
Family Law Attorney
DUI Attorney
Divorce Attorney
Serving Orlando and all of Central Florida
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Location

The 850-CALL-JOE Law Firm
1728 S. Bumby Avenue
Orlando, FL, 32806

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  81 customer reviews
Posted by Ana | January 18, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HANDS DOWN BEST FAMILY LAWYER!
HANDS DOWN BEST FAMILY LAWYER! Joe was a tremendous help in my divorce process; he is easy to talk to and was always available to respond to my emails, calls and text messages (even on the weekends). He made the whole process quick and easy getting me the results I wanted, throughout the whole process he follows up with you constantly with updates. He truly cares about his clients, and I would 100% recommend him to anyone in need of legal guidance.
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Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely helpful
Just speaking with him over the phone for the very fist time. He was knowledgeable pleasant and easy to speak with. He immediately helped me and pointed me in the right direction. I would recommend he to anyone in need. Thanks so much!!!
Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One and only lawyer i would go too
Joe has been the best lawyer ,I can’t thank him enough how much he has help me over the pass year, he did an outstanding job on my case, he will be my one and only lawyer I will go too.
Posted by Armando | January 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best Lawyer!!!
Since the beginning of my case Joe was super professional. He works very hard for me and take care of everything. I always recommend Joe to anyone who needs a great Lawyer with a great knowledge of everything situation of your case. Thanks Joe for such a great job in my case! Five Stars!!!
Posted by Beatriz | December 9, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision I have ever made was hiring Joe!
Joe represented me on a child support issue recently, and I need to let the world know that if you want peace of mind, you should hire him! He is THE BEST attorney I have ever dealt with!! I had 2 family cases going at the same time, and was not represented for 1 of them. The attorney that I had on my 1st case couldn't take the second, which I'm very happy that happened, because I needed a fighter and a professional like Joe. When I decided to look for other attorneys. I spoke to 5 different lawyers and Joe came up as the most affordable one, by hundreds of dollars. When I spoke to him, he was very knowledgeable and listened to every detail with patience. NO FEE, free consultation!! That to me was amazing! He then explained what my next steps were and how he was going to approach the case. He handled my case very smoothly. Best thing I liked was that he follows up right away with what's needed. And answers the phone when you need him! He doesn't make you wait days for an answer, it felt like he was on my time, and I was not begging him for help!...AND I WAS! I'm so glad I made the decision to hire him! Best money I have ever spent! And I got a lot for my dollars! He is soooo nice to deal with! I have been in family court for the last 11 years quite a lot, due to the respondent on my case. And for the first time, I didn't even pay attention while in the hearings, because Joe called me before both meetings to let me know exactly what he was going to do, and never changed anything we had discussed. Plus, he got my case above and beyond where I expected. He deserves more than 5 stars!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Great execution. Seamless! I enjoyed Joe's positive attitude while making me confident in his ability to resolve the situation!
Posted by Christina | September 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aggressive Professional Representation with Great Results!
Mr. Knape was very professional, very communicative, very involved in my case. I always had faith in Mr. Knape from the moment I hired him. He reviewed my case thoroughly, he gave me aggressive representation of the facts for determining court case rulings and great results have come out of his representation. If you want a great attorney, with great results, call Joe Knape! I promise, you will NOT be disappointed! Will definitely hire him again should I need representation in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | March 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer review
Joseph Knape got me out of a situation that I thought I could never get out of. He is a great, smart, and trustworthy lawyer!
Posted by Maynor aka KASH 436 | January 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Artist And Public Figure Joe Works With HIGH PROFILE CASES
MY NAME IS MAYNOR TURCIOS AkA "KASH 436" As an artist and public figure from honduras and orlando sometimes fans and people that don't like my success would try to damage my image destroy my carrer and create controversy thanks to JOE KNAPPE I WAS ABLE to WIn MY CASES AND CLEAR MY IMAGE Of The Alleged Accusationsh Joe Also Helped My brother Edwin who was completely innocent falsely accused hurt and was damage by the accusations made by a individual trying to ruin my carrer having Joe in my legal team now creates and makes me feel safe knowing i got the best defense attorney In Orlando FL he also support the whole latin community here in orlando and has flexible payments Thanks Joe For Your Support and Work I will recommend all my Industry Collegues To Hire Him For Any High Profile Case Like Mine Or Any Legal Matter You encounter Thanks From My Team And All My Fans Friends And Family Sincerely KASH 436 & EDWIN
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Posted by Amber | January 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney
The communication was awesome, Joe stayed in contact thru out everything, and was available any time I needed to contact him, no matter what day or time. He was professional. He went above and beyond to help me with my case and was amazing in court. Joe got me the best possible resolution and could not have done it without him.
Posted by Maranda | January 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Joe handled my case with the utmost professionalism and his price was very reasonable.
Posted by Benjamin | November 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional
Joe gave me confidence and relief in my legal situation. I was in a bind that was going to cost me a lot of money for the foreseeable future. Joe provided a course of action and execution that was quick and effective. Within a months time the problem was resolved. Thanks Joe! I highly recommend Joe to anyone needing legal help.
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Posted by James | November 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Joe is a very professional and knowledgeable attorney. He made my situation 100 times easier and achieved the outcome i wanted and then some. At the initial consultaion he told me everything about the process and laid out the possible outcomes and it went exactly how he said. I recommend him to anybody looking for a good and honesty attorney to represent them or a family member.
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Posted by Emma | September 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal and genuine
Calling Joe was one of the best decisions I made in my situation. His knowledge and understanding of my case was not only impressive, but gave me the peace of mind that I was being well taken care of and represented with class. His word was always gold and follow through was on point EVERY time. He would call when he said he would and follow up when promised. I never felt in the dark throughout the process even when some moments were harder to face than others. As a woman faced with many attacks against me throughout my custody battle case, I felt not only safe and well cared for by him but also a kind and genuine compassion was felt. He was assertive when needed and was never afraid to speak up with character in court. Joe commands respect and knows how to navigate a courtroom with finesse. His articulate manner his written communication on court documents proves he takes his time and puts all his heart into what he does. I wholeheartedly endorse him. My family is ever so grateful and because of him I have been reunited with my child. He is fair and reasonable. Call him, I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Joe was great and did a great job with my case.... he really cares and listens to the details.... great Attorney to have on your side
Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you joe so much
Joe is a wonderful person,very helpful,mindful,and respectful of people’s privacy. I would recommend him to every & anyone. He gets the job done. I’m very happy with him thank u so much.
Posted by Amanda | June 25, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thorough, focused, and driven
We had an uphill battle against us with our extremely unique and challenging case. Joe stuck with us every step of the way-answered every phone call and was available to meet with us both in his office and our home-even after hours to accommodate our work schedule. He was open to our perspectives, and would give us his honest opinion either way. He utilized every resource to ensure a positive outcome-including external colleagues and relevant experts. We can’t thank him enough for his hard work and professionalism-which ensured that the judge ruling in our favor. Save yourself the hassle/BS-call Joe.
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Posted by Carmen | December 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He's simply the best!
I needed some estate legalities taken care of. Shopping around I realized they wanted to charge me a kngs ransom. Joe took my call, I explained what I wanted, he charged me half of what I was quoted! He was articulate, informative, upfront, and fast with everything. I suggest you consider Joe first for you're legal needs. He is trustworthy! "Si necesita un abogado que no le cobre tanto, y que sea responsable, y honesto, este es el que usted nesessita". Lo recomiendo altamente!
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Posted by Kayla | September 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend Mr joe Knape to all
This attorney is amazing ! He turned my case around and saved me! I am astonished by my results. I am so grateful and I recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer.
Posted by Jorge Gonzalez | September 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I recommend him to everyone
Mr Knape gives excellent service. He took care of my case and kept me inform of what was going on at all times. I recommend his law firm to all my friends.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The 850-CALL-JOE Law Firm, P.A
  • 2012 - Present
  • Associate
  • Gregory and Clark, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Public Defender Office
  • 2009 - 2011

Education

  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • 2007
  • Western Michigan University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Drug Sale to Undercover Police Officer
  • withhold of adjudication, probation

Associations

  • Seminole County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • N/A
  • Criminal Records and Impact on Employment
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (34)
Given (36)
Endorse Joseph
Family Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent attorney and a fantastic mentor. He is a true professional and he has an expert level of legal knowledge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Joe since I was in law school. He is dedicated, helpful, and kind. Great all around guy and a solid choice as a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Knape is an aggressive litigator and an compassionate adviser."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Joe Knape definitely takes his cases seriously and fights for his clients. I highly recommend him as he is dedicated, aggressive, and a compassionate lawyer all in one."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Friend
"ONE OF THE BEST!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is dedicated to serving his clients. He is great at keeping them updated on the status of their cases and willing to help them at anytime of the day."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Knape is an excellent lawyer who fights for his clients at every turn. He is well respected in the legal community and puts his clients first."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joseph always conducts himself with the upmost professionalism."
Family Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Knape will do whatever he can to ensure his client's obtain the best possible outcome. In addition, he takes every step necessary to ensure his clients understands the climate of their case. Attorney Knape should be contacted immediately if you are facing criminal charges or an investigation. Mr. Knape is always available for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A truly excellent attorney well respected in the legal community. I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the opportunity to work with Joseph while he was an assistant public defender. During that time, I observed Mr. Knape's dedication and commitment to his clients. Mr. Knape continues these commitments in his transaction to private practice. I fully endorse Mr. Knape in the area of criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Mr. Knape is a tireless advocate for his clients who goes above and beyond the call of duty. He researches the law thoroughly and is methodical in his preparation. He takes pride in getting the best possible outcome in his cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Knape is a hard working attorney who is dedicated to giving his clients the best representation possible. I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe Knape is a fearless trial attorney. He aggressively represents his clients and does not hesitate to take action. I'm glad to endorse Joe Knape."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Knape handles his cases in an efficient manner. He is always respectful of those around him and makes sure his clients' best interests are always at the forefront of his reputation."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Joseph vigorously defend his clients in the courtroom. He is no a no nonsense lawyer who will go to great lengths to get results for his clients. I endorse this lawyer"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Other
"Bright, ambitious, and articulate, Mr. Knape is a client-oriented trial lawyer who is not afraid to fight for a case."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Joseph Knape. He is never afraid to take a case to trial, and has an excellent record of success in those trials."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is an excellent criminal defense attorney. Joe's knowledge of the law doesn't end at criminal defense; he is also a respected family law attorney. I would recommend his services to anyone seeking representation in a criminal matter, a domestic matter or a real estate transaction."
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Orlando Criminal defense Lawyer Joseph Knape
Joseph Knape
Criminal defense Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 14 years
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