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Eduardo Xavier Pereira

Criminal defense Attorney at Coral Gables, FL

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Eddie Pereira

  • Licensed for 18 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2006
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Eduardo

Learn Eduardo’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    All Federal and State Criminal Cases. Specializing in Drug Crimes, Violent Crimes, Self Defense and Stand Your Ground, Fraud, Money Laundering, and Pre-Arrest or Pre-Indictment Representation.

  2. Immigration
    We specialize in all forms of immigration relief for individuals in the U.S. and abroad. My cases focus on those seeking visas and residency for business and investment in the US and those seeking to avoid removal after prosecution or cooperation.

I am a State and Federal Criminal Defense Trial Attorney and the past president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer's - Miami Chapter. As a partner at a Criminal Defense and Immigration firm, I continue to work to ensure that everyone arrested is zealously defended and that their constitutional rights are protected, both here in the United States and in their own countries when detained at request of or prosecuted by our federal government.

Soy un abogado litigante de defensa criminal estatal y federal y soy el ex-presidente de la Asociación de Abogados de Defensa Criminal de Florida - Capítulo de Miami. Como socio de una firma de Defensa Criminal e Inmigración, continúo trabajando para asegurar que todos los arrestados sean defendidos con celo y que sus derechos constitucionales estén protegidos, tanto aquí en los Estados Unidos como en sus propios países cuando sean detenidos a pedido o procesados por nuestro gobierno federal.

I have secured multiple dismissals via Stand Your Ground as featured on episodes of 'The First 48’ and ‘After the First 48,' and a thrid case, a double homicide captured on video, featured on NBC, CBS, and a variety of national and international media outlets.  Today, I continue to represent clients both pre and post arrest, pre and post indictment; and pre and post extradtion to the United States.  I represent clients detained in Europe, South and Central America, Mexico and throughout the United States, facing federal charges relating to fraud, money laundering and drug trafficking. 

He obtenido múltiples despidos a través de Stand Your Ground como aparece en episodios de 'The First 48' y 'After the First 48', y un tercer caso, un doble homicidio capturado en video, presentado en NBC, CBS y una variedad de programas nacionales y  internacionales. Hoy, continúo representando a clientes antes y después del arresto, antes y después de la acusación; y antes y después de la extradición a los Estados Unidos. Represento a clientes detenidos en Europa, América del Sur y Central, México y en todo Estados Unidos, que enfrentan cargos federales relacionados con fraude, lavado de dinero y tráfico de drogas.

I have represented hundreds of clients facing criminal charges and hundreds more facing immigration challenges relating to criminal offenses.  If you or somoene you know is in need of assistance, do not hesitate to reach out for help.

He representado a cientos de clientes que enfrentan cargos criminales y cientos más enfrentan desafíos de inmigración relacionados con delitos penales. Si usted o Somoene que conoce necesitan ayuda, no dude en pedir ayuda.

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Arias & Pereira, PLLC
2600 S. Douglas Road
Suite 1004
Coral Gables, FL, 33134

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Kenndth jones | December 31, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
i hired eddie, and he resolved my case ,he has the connections to get the job done,and is 100% proffesional,best of the best
Posted by Ivan | June 3, 2019
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He is on speed dial
Eduardo is been helping me and my friends with everything from small things like a traffic citation and bigger things like dui .i recommend 110% Eduardo
Posted by andres | May 6, 2018
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buen abgado
fue un muy buen abogado, me hablo con la realidad e hizo un gran trabajo, tanto a nivel profesional como personal.
Posted by Elda | June 30, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Grateful for life
Since the first time i contacted Maggie Arias for a consultation i felt taking care of and in good hands. For years she was on my side cheering me up and do everything she can to give me the green card (which was a difficult thing to have) and be able to go to Mexico after 9 years without seen most of my family. With Maggie and Eduardo Pereira i did it :) and during the process i felt i was having my case with someone not just professional but someone who really worries about your case, Maggie took my case like it was her in my situation and gave me peace after years of worries and difficulties and Eduardo fought for my case in front of a judge so polite, strong and professional i got what i needed and more!!! They are simple the best, they are my super heroes!! :). Thank you Maggie and Eduardo for give me my family back and the freedom to enjoy this beautiful country :)))
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Posted by cunchilo | March 18, 2015
Excellent results! Very Happy
We are really thankful to Maggie Arias and Eduardo Pereira for their help. I recommended them to a friend and their results were the best ! Very reachable, informative and kept us informed of every step patiently. I would not hesitate to recommend them or use them for any legal matter. Thanks again Barbara
Posted by anonymous | August 20, 2014
A Professional in Every Sense of the Word
I was charged with DUI. When I called Arias and Pereira, they made an appointment with me the very same day. They were upfront and honest about the possible outcomes and how they would proceed with the case. They charged me one fee upfront, and never asked for anymore money. They meticulously scrutinized every aspect of the case - the documents, the signature, the time line, their conversations with the prosecutor, etc.... After any meeting with anyone regarding my case, they would call me immediately and follow up with an email. They always told me that I was free to contact them if I had any questions. They returned my emails, text and phone calls within the same working day. The first victory, was my ability to drive without any restrictions. This occurred a few days after having requested their services. They found a glitch in the ticket which they argued with the DMV and won. I was never unable to drive. They made countless phone calls in order to arrive at a positive outcome. With their expertise, professional and incredible skills, all my charges were dismissed - reckless driving and DUI. I would recommend them to anyone. They cared, and I felt that I wasn't just another client, but that I was important.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Arias & Pereira
  • 2013 - Present
  • Felony Training Attorney
  • Miami Public Defender's Office
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Felony Trial Attorney
  • Miami Public Defender's Office
  • 2005 - 2011


  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • Tulane University A.B. Freeman School of Business
  • Bachelor of Science in Management
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • U.S. v. Luis Pedro Herrera
  • Dismissed.
  • State v. Mobley
  • Immunity and Dismissal in Double Homicide


  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Miami
  • Past President
  • 2005 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Miami Chapter
  • Board of Directors
  • 2005 - Present
  • Legal Services of Greater Miami
  • Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2016

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Presidents Service Award
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Miami Chapter
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Public Defenders Office - Miami Dade, FL
  • Stand Your Ground
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Eduardo
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I've had the pleasure of knowing & working with Eddie for many years. He is an outstanding attorney - great litigator & always gets great results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I consider Eduardo a valuable mentor. I know he provides his clients blue-ribbon service. He is tough, strategic and knows how to beat the case. Highly recommend!"
Immigration Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Eduardo is an excellent immigration attorney. He is a zealous advocate for his clients and highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Pereira is an outstanding lawyer. He pays attention to every detail of the case and will fight hard for his clients. I have worked together on a matter with him and I highly recommend him to anyone."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Eddie Pereira is an outstanding attorney with whom I have the great pleasure to work with and try a major federal case. He is a sharp advocate who masters the facts of a case quickly, and he is the ultimate trial lawyer. Besides his considerable legal skills, Eddie is a great person who truly cares for his clients and in obtaining the most favorable outcome for each. I endorse Eduardo Pereira and would recommend him to anyone who wishes to hire a talented and highly effective attorney who produces great results.."
Coral Gables Criminal defense Lawyer Eduardo Xavier Pereira
Eduardo Xavier Pereira
Criminal defense Attorney
Coral Gables, FL
Licensed for 18 years
Free Consultation