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Howard Marc Swerbilow

Criminal defense Attorney at Merritt Island, FL

5.0   5 reviews

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    florida board certified criminal trial lawyer

    39 years, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI

    39 years, 300 cases

  3. Litigation

    39 years, 200 cases

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Licensed for 48 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1975
Updated 02/23/2023
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1974
Updated 06/08/2022
State UT
Status Inactive
Acquired 2012
Updated 03/11/2023
State AZ
Status Inactive
Acquired 1990
Updated 03/17/2023

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190 Fortenberry Road, Suite 107
Merritt Island, FL, 32952-3401


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Posted by HH Merritt Island | September 10, 2018
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Outstanding knowledge of the legal system and a Fighter!
I am still reeling how Law Enforcement and the Court System could allow an Injunction and a Criminal Mischief (1st Degree) to proceed solely on the biases of the “word” of one bad neighbor. Mr. Swerbilow was not only able to get a DISMISS and NOT GUILTY, but he was able to turn the tables on this neighbor. In the Injunction case, Mr. Swerbilow got the Judge to say what we wanted to hear, that my wife and I could file an injunction against this neighbor, that this neighbor was lying, being the aggressor and much more; the case was DISSMED. In the Criminal trial, Mr. Swerbilow’s extensive knowledge of the Law and due-diligence to work for my benefit (no short cuts on his part), he filed two separate Pre-Trial motions that took the legal winds from the Prosecutor’s sails before we even entered the real trial. During the Criminal trial, the most uncomfortable people in the Court room were the two Prosecutors and my neighbor. It was something else to watch Mr. Swerbilow “set up the pins” and “knock them down”. NOT GUILTY took 20 minutes. Mr. Swerbilow demonstrated an outstanding knowledge of the legal system and the legal traps. Expect a very candid assessment of your situation and if he accepts your case, he will be your best bet. We were happy with his legal services, his expert advice and sharp attention to detail. In whole, I highly and heartily recommend Mr. Swerbilow. Thank your services!
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Posted by Mike | January 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Swerbilow is a fantastic professional that you definitely want in your corner if you are in need of Hard Nosed Defense Lawyer. I was arrested on a DUI, called Howard and was granted an immediate consultation upon my release from jail. He is straight forward and advised me of my situation with no candy coating, making sure that I understood my position. His preparation for trial was complete. In court the man is a true professional and really a pleasure to watch him at his best, in front of the Judge and Jury. His cross examinations and presentation of my case is what lead the Jury to come back with a NOT GUILTY verdict. This was my first time being in court, at 58 years old I was scared to say the least. Mr Swerbilow kept me calm and reassured during the entire process. If I am ever in need of a Defense Lawyer again I will definetly call Howard Swerbilow!! Great Job!! Thanks Howard!!!!
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Posted by Alexis | May 8, 2017
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Honest and a pitbull
Howard is honest and professional he was able to council me as to what my outcomes could be whether they were positive or negative for my case. He is extremely knowledgeable in law and isn't afraid to ask the questions other lawyers wouldn't ask or to fight for what other lawyers wouldn't fight for in court. I consulted Howard in a DUI case and was able to obtain extremely favorable results. I knew of Howard because of the favorable outcomes he's gotten for several other clients that I know. If it looks like your outcome is NOT favorable he will be the first to tell you that. He isn't a genie and can make things go away however if there is a way he will find it. If any of my friends or family or in any legal dispute or trouble I would definitely recommend him. Which says a lot to recommend somebody to take care of your family or friends especially if it depends on your freedom.
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Posted by Lynne | November 22, 2016
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Lawyer with Intergrity and tenacity!
Swerbillow is a straight forward lawyer who gets the job done without wasted fluff. I was extremely impressed with how organized and methodical he is. I liked how he pressed for the answers and documentation to win our case. I had two previous lawyers, one I fired and the other took my case knowing he had a conflict of interest. Swerbillow took over my case after it was badly messed up from these bad lawyers and saved us. He renewed my faith in lawyers. I recommend Swerbillow to anyone who wants a lawyer who has integrity and is tenacious.
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Posted by Keith | March 10, 2015
Thank you Howard Swerbilow
Mr. Swerbilow provided the defense for myself and my business in regards to a temporary injunction request. He was "FANTASTIC" and I would gladly recommend his services to anyone in need of an attorney. As with most, I was new to a court room and case such as this. He kept me very well informed of all options available, best case scenario, and worst case scenario. What began as a confusing / scary situation that could have lasted years, was completed in a year with a better than desired ruling. I owe Mr. Swerbilow my sanity and my growing business. Thank you for all your help, professionalism, information, and responsiveness. I will always utilize his services based on my experience.
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AVVO RATING 7.5 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Assistant District Attorney
  • 18th Judicial District Attorney's Office
  • 1977 - 1984


  • Rollins College
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 1982
  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974


  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1984 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified - Criminal Trial
  • Florida Bar
  • 1984

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Merritt Island Criminal defense Lawyer Howard Marc Swerbilow
Howard Marc Swerbilow
Criminal defense Attorney
Merritt Island, FL
Licensed for 48 years