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About me

Former Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County. 

Let me put my knowledge, training and experience to work for you.

I know how the State of Florida intends to build a case against you, and I know exactly what to do to make it as difficult as possible for them to prove the charges against you beyond a reasonable doubt

Don't wait until formal charges are filed to contact me.  While you wait over these next 21 days or so, the State of Florida is methodically building a case -- witness by witness -- against you. 

During this "pre-file investigation" period, my office will get involved and will present arguments to influence the State of Florida's filing decision...and this will give you the best shot at a dismissal of the charges (a "No Action"), a "Nolle Prosse", or lesser (or reduced) charge -- which may significantly decrease your exposure to incarceration, probation, and/or fines.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    9 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Violent Crime: 25%
  3. Domestic Violence: 15%
  4. DUI & DWI: 5%
  5. Federal Crime: 5%



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Criminal Law Office of Chad Piotrowski, Esq.

100 N. Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 2301
Miami, FL, 33132


FLMember in Good Standing200706/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Attorney Criminal DefenseAvvo2016
Premier DUI AttorneyAmerican Association of Premier DUI Attorneys2016
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Recognition of 3 Year CommitmentMiami-Dade State Attorney's Office2009
Certificate for Outstanding Achievement in Criminal ProcedureWidener Univerisity School of Law2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Offices of Chad Piotrowski2010 - Present
SupervisorMiami Dade County State Attorney's Office2007 - 2008
Assistant State AttorneyMiami-Dade State Attorney's Office2006 - 2010
Certified Legal InternWidener University School Of Law Criminal Defense Clinic2006 - 2006
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania for the Honorable Linda K. Caracappa2005 - 2005
Judicial Law ClerkUnited States District Court, Eastern District Of Pennsylvania for the Honorable Jacob P. Hart2005 - 2005
Certified Legal InternLehigh County District Attorney's Office2004 - 2004
Deputy Clerk for the Honorable Linda K. CaracappaUnited States District Court, Eastern District Of Pennsylvania2002 - 2003
InternPhiladelphia District Attorney's Office2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association of Premier DUI AttorneysFounding Member2016 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2015 - Present
NORML Legal CommitteeAttorney Member2014 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAttorney Member2014 - Present
Ensuring Equal Justice/Pro Bono ProjectMember2014 - Present
Lawyers to the RescueMember2013 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Dade County Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaAttorney Member2012 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Florida BarMember2007 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Best Attorneys of AmericaMemN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Florida v. F.O.Case Dismissed
State of Florida v. W.C.Case Dismissed
State of Florida v. H.P.Case Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Inevitable DiscoveryPolice Body Cameras2016
Inevitable DiscoveryIs it safe to fly with marijuana?2014
Inevitable DiscoveryMiranda: What the police won't tell you!2012
Inevitable Discovery99 Problems, But The Law Ain't One2012
Inevitable DiscoveryDomestic Violence Arrest2011
Inevitable DiscoveryWhat Happens After You Get Arrested?2010
Prosecutor ManualDomestic Violence Training Manual2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Saint Joseph's UniversityCriminal Justice & Political Science (minor)BS - Bachelor of Science2001
Bethlehem Catholic High SchoolN/AN/A1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Training SessionPre-filing Domestic Violence Cases2007
Training SessionProsecuting Domestic Violence Cases2007