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Ronald Joseph Manto

Criminal defense Attorney at Miami, FL

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1994
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Ronald

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Criminal defense matters in State and Federal Court in South Florida.

    30 years

  2. Federal crime
    Federal court cases, initial appearance, bond issues, pre-trial detention, sentencing guidelines.

    30 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    Driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances. Blood and breath test results. Driver's license issues. Accidents and leaving the scene of accidents.

    30 years

  4. Tax fraud and tax evasion
    Failure to file taxes, tax evasion, tax fraud, IRS investigations

    30 years

  5. Domestic violence
    Domestic battery and stay away orders and injunctions.

    30 years

I am an experienced criminal defense trial lawyer.  I have been practicing criminal defense exclusively for 20 years.  I handle cases in both State and Federal Courts.  Since I am located in Miami, a majority of my cases are in Miami-Dade County, however I handle cases all over the State of Florida.  In Federal Court, I have handled cases all over the country.   

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Ronald J. Manto, P.A.
888 Biscayne Blvd.
Suite 505
Miami, FL, 33132

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2014
Great Lawyer to Have on Your Side
Ron was dedicated to my ex-husband's violent crime case. He was looking at 38 years in federal prison but because of all the work that went into researching PTSD and how it affected my ex-husband the father of my children received 5 years of prison and will hopefully be home in 3 years. Words cannot expressed the gratitude that my children and family feel for the work that was done to defend him. Ron was professional, passionate, very knowledgeable and dedicated to this case and saw my ex-husband as a person and not just a paying client that he was billing. He knew all the laws and was well prepared for his court appearances. Ron kept the whole family informed on any updates regarding the case or court dates. He went the extra mile to make sure all of our requests were met even if they were not directly related to the case. I would recommend his services to anyone I know as you will get more than just a good lawyer you will get someone who will fight for you and get you the best results than you can ever wish for.
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Posted by Juan | November 10, 2013
I been lucky to have Ron as my attorney representative. He has been Very professional - trustful person. He's professionalism Has been above expectations.
Posted by N.P. | November 27, 2012
I was very pleasantly surprised to find a lawyer who really takes care of his clients. He made me feel at ease in a very difficult time for me. I felt very fortunate to have found him. Professionalism, honesty, efficient, very quick responses via all forms of communication, great energy and attitude. He is an excellent attorney and I would highly recommend.
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Posted by Arnold | April 12, 2011
Professional and meticulous
As a business professional, attention to detail, compassion, organization and personal attention are of the utmost importance. Mr. Manto and his staff possess all of these accolades. I am truly satisfied with the services provided and would recommend to any one interested in legal defense.
Posted by Hans | April 12, 2011
Ronald Joseph Manto
Mr. Manto provides great service and always looked out for my best interest. Since day one, he has done everything possible to help me. He's a great human being and I would recommend him to anyone seeking help. I was arrested for a 2nd degree burglary with an unoccupied dwelling on 7/25/10 and one of my good friends highly recommended him. It was the best decision i could of made. My case was dropped to misdemeanor trespassing and my immigration status was not effected. I was very satisfied with the results of my case and a lesson well learned on my part. Thanks again Ron.
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Posted by Mona | February 3, 2011
Honest & Reliable. Great staff!
I have worked with Ron several times, fortunately and unfortunately. I was unfortunate to need his services as I found myself in legal trouble, but fortunate to have an attorney I could trust. I have known Mr. Manto for several years. He and his staff have helped me with 2 cases and several traffic related offenses. Ron and his staff are always available to answer questions and promptly return calls. I have referred individuals in need of legal help to his firm in the past and will continue to do so!
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Posted by RRG | April 7, 2010
Tenacious Defender
Ron has helped me in two different cases. In each case he kept me informed and did not make any false promises. He has always been upfront and honest. His staff is fantastic!
Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2010
Honest & Effective
Ron is a great lawyer. Since he won my case, I recommended his services to a dozen friends with cases ranging from divorce and to criminal charges. He won them all!
Posted by Joseph | March 26, 2010
A Burden Lifted...
“FLAWLESS PROFESSIONALISM”, a term and service that I believed extinct in this day and age, is making a comeback. The proficient service I received from Ronald Manto consisted of meticulous adherence to undeviating courtesy, honesty, and responsibility. In addition, the level of excellence I received surpassed all my expectations.
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Posted by Marcio | March 25, 2010
Great service
Very professional and service well performed. Besides been a friend he is a great lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2009
Very easy to work with, professionalism at its best!
Mr. Manto is a very dedicated attorney who takes the time to listen and advise. Calm, professional, and very personable,makes you feel very comfortable.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Baez Law Firm
  • 2012 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Manto & Kassebaum, LLP
  • 2000 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Offices of Walter A. Reynoso, P.A.
  • 1994 - 1999
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Dade County Public Defenders Office
  • 1993 - 1993
  • Securities Trader
  • Charles Schwab & Company
  • 1989 - 1991
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  • National Criminal Defense College
  • 1999
  • Widener University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • University of Miami
  • BBA
  • 1988

Sample of Legal Cases

  • USA v. JG
  • Probation - no incarceration
  • State v. Anthony Rodriguez
  • Dismissed before jury selection
  • In re: IRS Investigation: Santana
  • No charges filed.
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  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • 1995 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 1994 - Present
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • 1994 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • 1994 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"He is a pleasure to work with and is very knowledgeable in this field. Clients feel extremely comfortable with Mr. Manto and know that they are in good hands. I endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Manto has been a well respected criminal defense lawyer in our community for many years. He devotes his time and full effort when fighting for his clients' rights. He is not your typical criminal defense lawyer in Miami. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ron is an excellent lawyer who cares deeply about his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Ron on several cases throughout the years. He is dedicated to his practice and works diligently for his clients. The favorable results he obtains for his clients is a direct result of his commitment to their cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. We have worked together on both federal and state cases and I found him to be very knowledgable and experienced."
Federal crime Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend and endorse Ron Manto. While my field of law is different from that of Attorney Manto's, he has always attended to clients I have referred to him with exceptional attention and dedication. I will continue to highly recommend Attorney Manto to potential clients in the future."
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