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Alan A Fowler

Criminal defense Attorney at Key West, FL

4.9   49 reviews
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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 17 years
    Washington - WA 15 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2006
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2008
    Not authorized to practice No misconduct found

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

About Alan

Learn Alan’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    A former Navy JAG Officer, Alan A. Fowler, Esq. was the lead defense counsel for dozens of courts-martial and administrative separation boards and, as general counsel to Naval Air Station Key West, he supervised dozens of investigations and advised the Commanding Officer in dozens of criminal matters. As a civilian criminal defense attorney, he has practiced in Orlando and Key West, Florida.

    15 years, 100 cases

  2. Domestic violence

  3. DUI and DWI

  4. Personal injury


Alan is the Founding Attorney of Alan Fowler Law, PLLC – Key West Criminal Defense. He founded the law firm from a dining table in a small apartment on the belief that one bad mistake or wrongful accusation should not ruin the rest of your life. Since 2012, Alan and his team have defended thousands of clients and ensured that less than 1% have gone to jail and less than 5% have received a criminal conviction.

Alan started his career in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps, where he spent six years on active duty. Currently, he is a Commander in the Navy Reserves. Alan has represented over 7,000 clients from over 30 states and has volunteered extensively in the community. His past clientele includes employees of Fortune 100 companies, members of all five military branches, and many college students, parents, teachers, and small business owners. Alan has contributed to MS-NBC, the Key West Citizen, , and several American Bar Association publications. He is the author of the Florida Keys Criminal Law Blog. He is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and Mercer University School of Law, where he earned a Certificate in Advanced Legal Writing, Research, and Drafting. He is licensed by The Florida Bar, the Court of Appeals of the Armed Forces, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Alan is an Eagle Scout, an avid traveler, and a proud husband and father to two amazing boys. His wife, Kelly, is a fellow entrepreneur, having founded Just Save The Date – Event Planning & Design, a Florida Keys event planning business. He has visited nearly every state in our great nation and over ten foreign countries. He is a YMCA youth basketball coach and Babe Ruth youth baseball coach. His favorite activities are traveling, learning about food, wine, and spirits, and anything that creates lasting memories for his wife and kids.

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Key West Criminal Defense


4.9 / 5.0
  49 customer reviews
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Posted by Andrew | December 11, 2021
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Best Attorney in The Keys
I live in Marathon,Florida 10 years ago I was in need of an Attorney. I used a local Marathon Attorney. The outcome was great but the service was terrible. So, 2 1\2 years ago, because of covid I found myself in a situation where again I needed an Attorney. I turned to Key West and the Law Firm of Alan Fowler. Alan was very attentive to my problem and informed me that he would take care of the situation. After getting all the facts Alan knew that I was innocent of the Felony charge of Grand Theft Auto. Alan stayed the course and after 2 1\2 years and 3or 4 Assistant State Attorney's. Alan finally had the charge Dismissed. I am delighted to get on with my life. I am now able to apply for my concealed carry permit and Process Server Certificate. Also I can apply for Life Insurance. You have no idea how much just being arrested for a Felony costs your personal life. I would highly recommend The Key West Criminal Defence Law Firm of Alan Fowler and Associates. Thank you again Alan, Andrew.
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Posted by Darya | December 23, 2022
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Great service!
I got into some trouble with the law while I was on vacation in Key West. I had no idea what to do or how to handle the situation, especially while living on the west coast. I quickly contacted Alan Fowler Law, PLLC -Key West Criminal Defense. They were friendly, explained the process, and handled every single thing from start to finish. I didn't have to do much besides signing a few papers now and then. They kept me up to date with my case, told me what my options are, what is my next step, and just made the whole process smooth and easy.
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2022
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An complete success!
My wife and I were both charged with battery against each other. We have been married for 51 years and are 72 and 73 years of age respectively. We had never been arrested for anything. Alan managed to get the State's Attorney to drop all charges and get both cases dismissed within a short time frame. We live about 300 miles from Key West and never had to appear in court. The case was dismissed prior to going to trial. As a result, Alan is taking care of having the cases totally expunged from the records.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2022
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Knowledgeable and never quit
I just finished a DUI case that went on for a little over three years. I tried the public defender to realize he was an absolute joke that didnt care about the people he was defending, I was just a number. I then found Alan and he was worth every penny. He kept me in the loop the entire time and not only that, he took the time to explain every step along the way. He knew when to pressure the prosecution and when to not. His knowledge of the process ended up getting my case dismissed as he knew how to use the mistakes of the prosecution and hold them accountable. I was very happy with Alan and mainly the fact that even after three years he didnt just want to settle with any outcome, he actually cared about getting me the outcome I was looking for.
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Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2021
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Alan Fowler did a phenominal job for me! I highly recomend him!
Alan helped me through my case and got me a great outcome. He was patient and very knowledgeable. He never gave up and I am very happy with my outcome. I would recomend him for any case you have going on.
Posted by DON | April 17, 2024
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Absolutely a class act firm!! I was impressed from the start with Alan on getting to know me other than judge me for my alleged crime. He fought for me to get my case dismissed due to lack of evidence. Typically, the County of Monroe will still file charges as they need to establish that the court system is in need of tax dollars from Tallahassee. He was persistent to prove my innocence and accomplished just that!! I couldn't be more pleased with the result of my court case getting dismissed. BIG THANK YOU, TO ALAN AND HIS STAFF. I definitely would recommend their services to anyone in need to top notch legal counsel... AGAIN, THANK YOU ALAN FOR YOUR AMAZING REPRESENTATION!
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Posted by anonymous | November 13, 2023
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I was in a situation to where I was wrongly accused and needed the best attorney, and I was fortunate enough that a retired federal judge (family friend) recommended Fowler's firm. Although I've never previously needed a criminal defense attorney, I do have experience hiring other attorneys so I have some perspective. His team (especially Phil Glenn) are extremely organized, process driven, and will keep you abreast of each phase of the process. All of my charges (1 felony, 1 misdemeanor) were ultimately dismissed.
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Posted by Bill | September 14, 2023
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Outstanding service!!
While on vacation in Key West, I found myself in a situation requiring an attorney. After calling around and being referred to Alan and team by a few other firms, we gave him a call. From the first phone call, I knew we had made the right choice. Both Alan and Phil, along with their support staff guided me through the process and took care of everything. I was educated in the process and kept up to date on everything. Ultimately, they were able to get all charges dropped and my case dismissed... all without having to travel back to Florida! I highly recommend their services!!
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Posted by Sam | August 18, 2023
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achieving a great outcome!
I contacted Alan when I ran into some problems while on vacation in the keys. When i hired Alan and his team, he and his team were on the job quickly and professionaly with explaining the process, managing expectations, communications, and options. After a long year of the team dealing with the issue and system, the outcome was better than i anticpated. although shouldn't have been surprised as the team did exactly what they told me they could do. there is never a doubt about who I would go to if I need legal help again!
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Posted by Jim | June 19, 2023
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Excellent Service and Follow Up
Alan Fowler and Phil Glenn at Key West Criminal Defense were amazing! They responded quickly when needed, followed up, and resolved the issue in my defense. I could not be happier with their service! I highly recommend them! Jim
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2023
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10/10 highly recommend
I got into trouble after a traffic stop in Key Largo. Needless to say I needed legal help and got into contact with Alan Fowler and his team. Highly pleased with the attentiveness, the communication, and professionalism that was showed.
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2023
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Very happy
Great service very professional and my outcome was better than I expected. I am so glad I found this firm.
Posted by Donald | January 10, 2023
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Thankful for their expertise
After defending myself from being assaulted by my fiance we both ended up in jail on domestic violence charges. We both signed paperwork declining to press charges against the other. Problem was, they dropped her charges but due to lack of communication, continued fwd with felony charges against me. After an intensive search of law firms in the Keys I found one that stood out above the rest with an exceptional record of successful defense. Key West Criminal Defense. I called and Mr. Fowler took the time to speak with me extensively about my situation. At no time did I feel rushed in explaining my story. Mr. Fowler was very thorough in explaining the process and possible outcomes to me in a way that I easily understood which was extremely helpful given the fact that I've never been in trouble with the law in my 49 yrs. Without hesitation I retained their representation and my case was passed to Mr. Phill Glen who quickly reached out to me to begin the process of my defense. Any and everytime I had a question or concern it was very easy to get an answer from the team assigned to my case, including on occasion a return call from Mr. Fowler himself which was very comforting because it showed the communication and team work within the firm. My job requires that i be able to hold a security clearance, a conviction would have caused me to lose my clearance therefore losing my job. I was also facing jail time if convicted. But, through their persistence and diligence all charges were dropped and my case was dismissed. Which means I'm able to keep my career, my conceal carry permit and my dignity. Exceptional firm with exceptional people and exceptional customer relations. I highly recommend using their service to anyone in need.
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Posted by anonymous | December 26, 2022
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Great communication
After speaking with five or six other attorneys, I hired Alan Fowler's firm to represent me in a case where I had criminal charges falsely filed against me. The fact a judge signed off on the arrest warrant five days after the alleged incident based on hearsay with no hard evidence was troubling enough and it was an incredibly traumatizing experience as it was not only the first time being in the "system", I also saw how corrupt it can be when someone just decides to make something up about you - and the system supports that. I needed someone who believed me and who would fight for me. Because the prosecution had no evidence, they drug it out as long as they could and ultimately I was vindicated - two years later. I really appreciated the communication, over the course of two years they consistently updated me on hearings and responded to my questions in a timely manner - and got me the outcome I deserved.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2022
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Absolute perfection
I do not put that title this review litely. He is very polite, honest, and professional. Without a doubt I will use him again if I even need another lawyer.
Posted by Glenn | August 15, 2022
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I did a review and search of lawyers in Key West and i came across Alan's firm. upon more reasearch I decided to retain his services. I am glad that I did. My case was a F.T.A. ( Failure To Appear.) When I got intouch with him he came across as. very Polite and Professional. He was very understanding that I was stressed about the whole thing. As we talked i got the feeling that he really cared about my case and assured me that he would all that he could to obtain the results that I was wanting. Well he did that and I am truly greatful and appreciative for that. His methodology and he introduced me to an audio file that explained the legal system in the Keys. That really put my mind at rest. I am really surprised that this approach is not used more by other Lawyers. My case was tossed out and for that I am truly greatful. I guess I was lucky to make the decision to retain his services and glad I did. Summing up : Professional, polite, informative, forward thinking, and sucessful. All the traits you would want in someone representing you in the confusing world of the legal system. I would gladly refer him to any one needing legal services. Thank you Alan and also a huge thank you to his staff for all they have done as well. It just proves that if you have a good staff then things go well. with team work the dream works.
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Posted by xavier | July 13, 2022
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Criminal case
I was charged with multiple small felony possession charges. Lucky for me I retained Allen Fowler’s law firm and they were able to get all the cases against me dropped. Super knowledgeable lawyers when it comes to the law. They were swift and I was confident when I retained them and were very professional and courteous through the whole process. I highly recommend them!
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Posted by Barb | May 24, 2022
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Most Competent
Alan worked a long time on my case , 3 years. He never lost any enthusiasm for it, refused to accept any outcome, except for what he told me to expect . Put up with my run away emotions from dealing with such a lengthy, taxing process. His personality is so reassuring that you can get on with your life while he fights for you. That in itself is a gift. 3 years of stress and he made it bearable. Definitely the man to hire for a solid defense. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.
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Posted by anonymous | June 2, 2021
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Phenomenal Defense Attorney
Alan was an absolute professional throughout our process. His team is incredibly kind and responsive, and from the first conversation with them I knew I was in good hands. Alan helped me to get my case dropped before the trial could even happen. I would recommend Alan to everyone who is in need of an attorney. I was thoroughly impressed with his background, his demeanor, and calmness when addressing my case. I amazed at how quickly he was able to resolve my case, and he even provided me with everything I needed to have the charges expunged.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2021
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I had a legal issue and consulted KWCD I had a free consultation and not knowing where to go I agreed to pay $8000 for KWCD to represent. I am happy that no charges were filed but now its waiting on the expungement. Which they say will take almost a year.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Owner
  • Alan Fowler Law, PLLC
  • 2012 - Present
  • Staff Judge Advocate
  • Naval Air Station Key West
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Attorney
  • Naval Legal Service Office Northwest Pacific
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Clerk
  • Superior Court Judge
  • 2006 - 2006
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  • Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Animal Abuse & Battery Charges in Key West, Florida
  • Full Acquittal on All Charges
  • Beer & Wine License for Key West Donut Shop
  • Special Exception Granted - Key West Donut Shop Permitted to Obtain Beer & Wine License


  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Director
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors
  • 16th Circuit Governor
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Extensive leadership positions
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Managing Director
  • 2012 - 2014
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Chair
  • 2010 - 2010
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • District Representative - Military & Federal Bar
  • 2009 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Vigil Honor Member
  • Boy Scouts of America - Order of the Arrow
  • 1996
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1995


  • Southernmost Flyer, NAS Key West
  • Protecting Servicemembers In Foreclosure
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Counseling Farmers, Food Entrepreneurs, and Restaurants on Food Labeling Laws
  • Food Labeling Laws for Restaurants
  • 2013
  • 2012 Spring Conference
  • Personal Branding for Young Lawyers
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

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Given (9)
Endorse Alan
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Other
"Alan is an excellent lawyer and works hard for his clients. We confer on matters and the team at his office is second to none. Fowler law is a top notch defense firm."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alan is passionate about helping people solve their problems. He is a zealous advocate on behalf of his clients. He is a "think outside the box" kind of guy who can get results. I highly recommend Alan to anyone needing representation in this area of the law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alan is an excellent lawyer and a person of the highest quality. He is a skilled legal professional, a keen businessman, and a dedicated servicemember who exemplifies the values of honor, courage, and commitment in everything he does."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Alan is a terrific advocate for his clients. He is a very driven individual who does a great job focusing in on the core legal issue his clients are facing. He's very involved in the community and the American Bar Association. He is a fantastic lawyer."
Business Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Alan is an excellent advocate, and a wonderful colleague. He is very involved in the legal community, and goes well beyond most to stay on-top of current legal issues. I fully endorse Alan without hesitation."
Estate planning Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Alan has a true command of the issues his clients face. He has a strong work ethic and is empathetic to his client's needs."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Alan is a long-time friend and respected colleague. His professionalism and sound judgment are unparalleled."
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