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I am a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer.

Let my 25 years of experience defending criminal cases work for you.   If you have been arrested, then you need to speak with a lawyer about the facts and circumstances of your case.   Every case is different and an experienced trial lawyer can spot issues and explore probable defenses in your case.  

Over the past 23 years, I have personally handled over 10,000 criminal cases and I have tried well over 200 jury trials to Verdict.    

Although I handle ALL types of criminal cases,  I have a lifelong passion for firearms and the outdoors.  I am a Life member of the NRA and the North American Hunting Club and I am a  Zealous advocate for 2nd Amendment rights.   This benefits clients especially in handling firearms cases as I have a far greater knowledge and understanding of firearms and the applicable laws because of my personal interests.

It costs you nothing to simply discuss your case with me.

Call now-   321-255-6300


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    26 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    26 years



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Contact info

Law Office of Ernest L. Chang, P.A.

6767 N Wickham Rd., Ste 400
Melbourne, FL, 329402025

Law Firm of Ernest L. Chang, P.A.

9100 S Dadeland Blvd.
Suite 1500
Miami, FL, 33156



FLMember in Good Standing199006/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Trial Advocacy AwardNova Law School1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerErnest L. Chang, P.A.1995 - Present
Associate AttorneyReinman, Harrell, Graham, Mitchell & Wattwood, P.A.1993 - 1995
Assistant Publilc Defender18th Circuit- Public Defender's Office1990 - 1993
Certified Legal InternDade County State Attorney's Office (Miami, FL)1989 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors- State of Florida2015 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLIFE Member2003 - Present
Brevard County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Florida Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Brevard Chapter- Florida Association Criminal Defense LawyersChapter representative2011 - 2015
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - 2009
Berks County Bar AssociationMember2005 - 2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1986
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Public Defender CLE SeriesChallenging Ballistic Evidence under Daubert2016
FACDL Daubert Training SeminarChallenging Ballistic Evidence2014
2014 Advanced Fireams SeminarFederal Firearms Law2014
Legal Commentary on the George Zimmerman caseState v. George Zimmerman2013
Firearms- Lock, Stock and BarrelFirearms- Lock, Stock and Barrel2013
Rotary Club Monthly GuestInsights into the Casey Anthony Case2011
Guest Analyst and Commentary on Casey Anthony TrialCasey Anthony2011