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Harley Ives Gutin

Criminal defense Attorney at Cocoa, FL

4.9   39 reviews
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Member in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2009

About Harley

Learn Harley’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    30%
    Sex crimes, homicide, drug related, driving and white collar charges in State and Federal Court

    34 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    30%
    I have been representing citizens charged with DUI for over the last 20 years and before that was a prosecutor in the State Attorneys Office.

    34 years

  3. Family
    30%
    In the era of "blended" families I have many clients who are married and going through a divorce and many who are not married and litigating custody issues under the heading of a paternity case.

    26 years

  4. Personal injury
    10%
    Over the years clients have asked me to handle their personal injury cases and I have won false arrest cases in court along with representing people in other simple and complicated person injury cases with other personal injury attorneys assisting including but not limited to Attorney Stephen Wolverton.

    26 years

HAVE CRIMINAL LAW (DUI) OR FAMILY LAW ISSUES? GUTIN AND WOLVERTON CAN REPRESENT YOU.

 

 

Bar Admissions
Florida,1991
Education
Nova University Center for the study of law, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Contacts

Location

Gutin & Wolverton

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  39 customer reviews
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Posted by Amanda | March 15, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I can’t speak highly enough about Harley. I decided to divorce my husband after a long 27 year marriage. It was not an easy decision to make at all, but I am so glad that I had Harley to represent me. He helped me through such a difficult time in my life with guidance, commitment and his honest opinions on how to proceed with my case. He showed me that he cared about me as a client and that he wanted me to be financially stable years after the divorce. He focused on every detail of my case to see that I got everything I was entitled to after such a long marriage. I am so happy that I chose Harley to represent me. I not only thought of him as my attorney, but also as a friend. If you’re looking for a divorce attorney, Harley Gutin is the guy you want! Thank you so much Harley.
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Posted by Shannon | October 25, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I highly recommend Harley Gutin & his firm for your divorce needs. I contact him in a frantic state, he gave me a brief free consult over the phone, & I seen him in his office the next day. Divorce isn’t anything glamorous & something I never thought I’d have to go through, but Harley had my back through the entire process & made this process much easier & always kept me in the loop.
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Posted by michel | July 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
divorce/custody
I want to thank Harley for one of the best experience of justice I have come across not only he took my divorce/custody case the second I contacted him when no one wanted to and got me the best settlement in less than 3 weeks. The moment he took my case I can confidently say his main focus was always best interest of my daughter, seeing his commitment to the only factor of the case I cared genuinely about, provided me a true peace of mind when it was needed the most. Harley is an extremely proficient and thoughtful attorney, he's trustworthy, responsive, and reliable, He were able to assist me during a difficult time in my life and I'm forever grateful. I highly recommend him my experience was amazing!
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Posted by Jeff | March 18, 2022
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Great Job!
Due to a misunderstanding and unfortunate chain of events I suddenly found myself in a really tough legal (criminal) spot. With the help of my wife I was lucky enough to find Harley and Steve. They worked as a team and resolved my issue quickly, non judgmentally, and at a reasonable cost. I could not have asked for more competent and professional representation or a better outcome. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone seeking quality legal services. Jeff M. - Cape Canaveral (Feb 2022)
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Posted by Kate | February 11, 2022
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Best decision I ever made
Choosing Harley to represent me in my divorce was the best decision I could have made. I found him to be very experienced and knowledgeable, but equally supportive and caring. His fees are very fair and I felt that he took a personal interest in my wellbeing. Harley guided me through this difficulty process and his strait-forward approach really helped to minimize my stress. What I appreciated the most, was how accessible he was and fast to respond. I always felt confident that I could reach him if I needed anything and that meant the world to me. My experience with Harley Gutin was top notch and I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Sarah | January 21, 2022
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Best around
They called me back within minutes, on a Sunday. Both Gutin and Wolverton were very professional and did exactly what we needed to do. They helped us navigate through everything and gave us the outcome we needed. Highly recommend.
Posted by Carole | October 1, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
One of the best Lawyer's in our county
Mr. Gutin is one of the best Lawyers I have ever had. He is carrying ,compassionate, and understanding and he's a reasonable guy .I recommend him to anyone I know that needs help Thank you for everything you did for me. Mr Gutin No I haven't gotten into any trouble since then..lol
Posted by Kyle | June 6, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Very professional attorney
I hired Harley for a divorce case and I am glad that I did. He walked me through the entire case. His response is almost immediate. He was always there when I needed him for anything pertaining to the case. I like that he doesn’t beat around the bush looking for excuses. Super determined. Thank you Harley.
Posted by Eric | March 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody
Tomorrow is my trail for my son, my ex-wife is fighting me for custody. I have to say, Harley has done a excellent job all tge way up until our day in court tomorrow. He has instilled confidence and has made himself available at all hours of the day and evening. I say without a doubt, you can feel that he cares about his client's! You can't go wrong with putting your case in the hands of a true professional! That makes no excuses and is totally upfront. Going into tomorrow without any certain outcome, I know matter of fact that I got the best representation God could have provided. Praying for us tomorrow Harley! Thanks for all you have done!! The Wooten family
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Posted by Steven | February 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer I’ve ever had
Harley gutin takes action... he’s NOT one of these lawyers that just wants to push paper and take your money... he is by far the best lawyer I’ve had, I greatly appreciate him and his business, I will use his services in the future if need be and im refering him as the best lawyer I’ve ever had... as it’s true, you’re the best man I’m extremely pleased with his professionalism, quality and value....a lawyer that answers his phone and is willing to be compassionate and tell you like it is, and is highly skilled and educated
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Posted by Kelly | September 14, 2019
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Client
Attorney Harley Gutin is presently representing me in a civil case and has represented me in the past in family cases. For eight years he has been the person I go to for legal advice. He does not charge me for calling him and does not bill me if I email him with questions. He gives me a clear picture of what legal obstacles I am confronting and the odds of succeeding. I highly recommend Gutin and Wolverton if you have a legal problem as they have always successfully fought for my legal rights. Kelly
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Posted by Jeff | September 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyers
My name is Jeff Friend and I was falsely arrested for DUI and Refusal to take a breath test. The State chose to separate the charges and take me to trial for the Refusal first believing it would be an easy win for the State. However, I retained Gutin and Wolverton and Attorney Stephen Wolverton was my trial attorney. Attorney Wolverton aggressively crossed examined the arresting officer and gave a brilliant closing argument. The Jury came back with a NOT GUILTY verdict. What Stephen Wolverton argued was that there was no probable cause for my arrest so therefore that was no justification for the arresting officer to request a breath test. I do not know of any other Attorney/Law Firm that has been able to receive a NOT GUILTY from a jury on a Refusal charge!!!! Thank you Stephen Wolverton and Harley Gutin for representing me.
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Posted by Michele | August 29, 2019
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divorce
Harley Gutin did an excellent job representing me in my divorce case. I am very pleased. Highly recommend Gutin & Wolverton. Thank you so much Harley.
Posted by Lester | November 6, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Job well done
The Best lawyer in town. Mr. Harley had gone above and beyond, I am very impressed with outcome of my case..
Posted by Stefanie | November 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Settlement with Spouse Abroad
I contacted Mr. Gutin, after almost a year of trying to understand where or how to divorce my European ex-spouse living in Malaysia. From the first phone call with Mr. Gutin, suddenly everything seemed much simpler, faster, and clear cut. I was impressed by how responsive he was, responding to questions by text on a Sunday afternoon, or a late evening email. I was also very grateful for his compassionate personality, and human way of guiding me through the process of starting with what is the standard way of doing things and then really listening to what I wanted or needed. He asked me questions to thoroughly understand my situation and rather humanly extended his advice and different options I might consider when adapting my Marital Settlement Agreement and my Parenting Plan. I truly appreciate the experience that I had with Mr. Gutin, having managed to easily obtain my divorce with a positive feeling, stress relief, and the feeling that I had been looked after. I am grateful for his council, and I am so glad that I chose to work with him. I would recommend him whole-heartedly.
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2018
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Thank you
I hired Harley Guttin to help me with a stressful situation. My ex-husband after almost six years of being divorced decided to sue me. Mr. Guttin did an excellent job researching and piecing together information and evidence to aid my case. His hard work and diligence led to the case against me being withdrawn. I highly recommend having Mr. Guttin in your corner, especially if you felt as lost as I did. I’m eternally grateful to Mr. Guttin and would like to say thank you.
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Posted by ken | November 2, 2017
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Very Pleased with the Outcome
I am very pleased with the outcome and the length of time Mr. Gutin spent dealing with my case. He was often after regular business hours . He would respond to emails late at night and early in the morning, which I found to be very helpful . He was very open and honest. I never felt that he was just out to get me to spend more money then I really needed too!
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Posted by Nikki | November 1, 2017
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Excellent
I am very satisfied with the service provided by Mr. Gutin and law his office. I feel I was guided well through a tough case. I was not over charged and never felt he was out to get more money then needed. He was always available and worked hard for me!
Posted by Sireka | September 13, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Straight forward
He was up front, honest, and reasonable! If you are straight up with him too he will put your best interest at hand. He worked to get the results I wanted but, was honest about the different scenarios. He was respected by his peers and I'm so grateful to him! You kept my children safe and there's no price that could override that!
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Posted by Danelle | April 14, 2017
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Excellent
I was facing well over 60 years in prison away from my babies and this firm got me a low bond and I only received 5 years of probation. He was very understanding and never judged once. He was on top of things and literally worked his ass off to help me. I highly recommend this firm.
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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2009.

Admonishment issued in FL, 2009
updated on 02/01/2022

An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Admonishment issued in FL, 2000
updated on 06/26/2012

An admonition means an attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar gives the lawyer an admonition in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior.

Work Experience

  • Criminal defense and family law attorney
  • Gutin and Wolverton
  • 1995 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office Of The Public Defender
  • 1993 - 1995
  • prosecutor
  • Office Of The State Attorney
  • 1990 - 1993

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1989
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • Undergraduate
  • 1986

Associations

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Harley
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Our office routinely sends clients to Harley for all criminal issues. If I was arrested, I would hire Harley."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Harley Gutin is a great attorney. He works hard for his clients. If I were in trouble I would have him represent me, since it is best not to represent one's self."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have seen Harley represent clients zealously over a number of years and was fortunate enough to work with him on two different felony matters. I was impressed by the way that he related to his clients, the prosecutors and the Judges. He was always very well prepared investigating the cases relentlessly and always challenging me to look at the facts with a different perspective. He conducts himself professionally while challenging the prosecutors to have to prove their case. He fights hard for his clients and is definitely someone you want on your side. Working with him has made me a better lawyer. I hope I get the opportunity to work with him in the future. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him as your lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer. Harley diligently and zealously represents his clients and goes out of his way to do as much for them as possible."
Criminal defense
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