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Gwen Cryer

Family Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   16 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 20 years
    New York - NY 21 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Gwen

Learn Gwen’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    60%
    Divorce (contested and uncontested), child custody, child support, paternity.

    22 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    15%
    All misdemeanors and criminal traffic cases. Felonies from 3rd degree felonies to life felonies.

    22 years, 2,500 cases

  3. Child custody
    10%

  4. Divorce and separation
    10%

  5. Expungement
    5%

    22 years

Attorney Gwen J. Cryer has been representing clients throughout the Central Florida area for over a decade, with a practice focused on family law and criminal defense. Ms. Cryer understands that clients remember and appreciate how they are treated during the course of their relationship with a firm, and aims to provide each client legal representation with integrity, skill and dedication. Attorney Gwen J. Cryer offers free initial confidential consultations to those seeking legal advice or representation for criminal defense or family law matters.

Awards

Gold Client Champion
Top Contributor 2013
Top Contributor
2013
Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
2012

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Gwen J. Cryer, Attorney at Law

Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by Michele | December 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Reliable
Gwen Cryer is an amazing attorney. She is attentive, honest, and she cares about your case. She has a practical approach and is always well-prepared. I am so happy that I went to Gwen for my legal issues. She was able to work a miracle and provide comfort during a difficult time.
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She is the best!
Gwen is an angel on this earth. A ray of sunshine in the middle of the storm. She is very knowledgeable and knows better than anyone else, the Orange County Clerk of Courts. She will always say what you have to hear instead of what you want to hear. And this way, she will find the best solution for your case. She answers emails very fast and will do everything she can to accomplish what you need. She was a shield in my life, took me away from a complicated situation, and professionally handled everything. I would highly recommend her!
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Posted by Johnny | September 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Successful Alimony case
I'm so happy to have chosen Gwen Cryer to represent me in my Alimony case. She made sure we were well prepared and kept me up to date with everything. Her knowledge, intelligence, calmness and strong presence in court made all the difference to making my case successful. I highly recommend Gwen Cryer to anyone who needs representation. Thank you Gwen for everything!
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Difficult/Contested/Divorce
I acquired Attorney Gwen Cryer services in the beginning of February 2019. It is now mid April and being a good parent, and a hard working father, struggled extensively to collaborate, mitigate and work with a very difficult parent who was very controlling and manipulative. I received victory for my divorce in less than two months of hiring Ms. Cryer. After having much difficulty working with a previous attorney retained over 1 year ago who will remain anonymous. Spending countless dollars in attorney fees, false expectations, hopes, promises and delayed court cases. In addition to waisted time and energy. I was faced with no resolution and in worst shape then I started. I was basically told the following: “Let the children's mother do as she pleases (even if it means hurting the children), in hopes it will work in your favor when we get to trial”. After much thought, prayers, and wise counsel from a loved one. I was led to acquire Attorney Gwen Cryer services, who immediately went to work on my behalf and handled my case with professionalism, poise, expertise and knowledge. Ms. Cryer immediately found unseen doors for resolution, strategically pin pointed objectives and obtained victory in my divorce case. I had previously felt hopeless, & scared within the justice system and knew I was in good hands with Ms. Cryer. I was given peace of mind, hope, empathy, and knowledge of family law structure. Ms Cryer was trustworthy, understanding, honest and a hard worker in my case. Attorney Cryer in my opinion deserves at least 10 Stars in my book for giving our family the victory we needed in order to move forward with our future. To God be all the Glory!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Difficult contested divorce
I have to say Ms. Cryer did the impossible. After spending a year with another attorney Gwen was able to get the most difficult ex spouse to settle. Amazing! Oh and she did it in 2 months. Very professional, hard working, and highly knowledgeable in the law. I highly suggest hiring her if you want the job done right! Thank you!!
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Posted by Jose | December 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Uncontested divorce done quick and easy
I hired Gwen Cryer to do an uncontested divorce with my wife. She handled the entire process for me very quickly and at a reasonable rate. She made an otherwise unpleasant situation a pleasurable one. Great communication and service.
Posted by Michael | June 16, 2015
An Amazing Powerhouse
I am a loving triplet dad who in July 2012 served with divorce paperwork. I immediately leveraged technology researching many attorneys before selecting Attorney Cryer. Mr. Webster lacked the descriptive word that describes Attorney Cryer; she is caring, great listener, compassionate, professional with a thorough commanding knowledge of Florida Laws. She fought for me in unimaginable ways against two separate attorneys from separate practices simultaneously. During the divorce and custody proceedings, I felt like I was in the eye of the hurricane as she managed the litigation winds around the eye. [The eye is the calmest section of the hurricane.] After over two years of litigations, I walked away from trial court knowing that Attorney Cryer is pure AWESOME!!! I HIGHLY recommend Gwen Cryer wholeheartedly and will gladly retain her in the future. Proud Triplet Dad
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Posted by Joe | June 9, 2015
Justice
Ms Cryer took my case to a custody trial. The judge ruled like a I had hoped she would with giving me the custody of my children that my ex would not give me. She presented my evidence, prepared me and my witnesses, and made me feel at ease throughout the entire process. You will do well to have Ms. Cryer on your side.
Posted by Joe | June 2, 2015
Justice
Ms Cryer took my case to trial and I got justice, what was right for my kids. The judge ruled like I had hoped she would with my case. It was due to Ms. Cryer. She worked hard, prepared me for trial so I knew what to expect, gathered all my evidence and met with my witnesses so we could present the best case.
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2012
My ex is loca
Awesome attorney! Very calming when you feel the floor is dropping out under you. Explains what needs to be done, and how to achieve the goals. In court & after, you feel you truely made the right desision hiring Gwen. Can't say enough positives things.
Posted by Jack | May 21, 2012
Outstanding Attorney
Gwen is an outstanding attorney, got my injunction dismissed very quickly. I would highly recommend her. Gwen also returns phone calls very promptly.
Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2011
Case dismissed!
Miss Cryer did an excellent job getting an extremely serious case against me dismissed. I feel so blessed. Thank you Miss Cryer for working so hard on my case.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2011
A great attorney and a great person!
Attorney Cryer represented me on my case. She helped me out immensely.
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2011
Thank you!
I thank you so much for your help!!! You are the absolute best! B.C.M.
Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2010
A great attorney who helped me out of a real jam.
Thank you so much!
Posted by Katie | May 20, 2010
Excellent DUI lawyer
Got my son's case dismissed!!!
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Gwen J. Cryer, P.A.
  • 2005 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office of the Public Defender (9th Circuit)
  • 2003 - 2005

Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Smith College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2019
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2018
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • Member
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor-Family Law
  • AVVO
  • 2013
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Clients' Choice-Family Law
  • AVVO
  • 2012
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Publications

Attorney endorsements

Received (55)
Given (66)
Endorse Gwen
Child custody Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Cryer is a very talented attorney. I would not hesitate to recommend her to a client in need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Gwen is a talented trial lawyer who gets fantastic results for her clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding contributor to both clients and the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have reviewed many of Attorney Cryer's responses to complicated legal matters. Her thoughtful and insightful answers demonstrate that she has the utmost knowledge of family law and is a passionate advocate for her clients. She is a great asset to the family law bar and I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Gwen Cryer for her skills and experience litigating family law cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Gwen is an outstanding lawyer that understands the touchy and volatile nature of family law litigation. She knows the law and is an incredibly skilled litigator. If I was going through a divorce in Florida, I would call Gwen for help."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Highly regarded in the legal community."
Family Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Her insightful contributions to Avvo show her thorough knowledge of family law."
Family Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Gwen is a sharp and experienced attorney. She is very knowledgeable and represents her clients zealously all the way."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Cryer has consistently shown her expertise in criminal defense through her Avvo posts."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Cryer provides insightful, helpful and accurate advice. Her knowledge and experience are clearly evident. I endorse this lawyer."
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Orlando Family Lawyer Gwen Cryer
Gwen Cryer
Family Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 21 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available