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Joseph Zager

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

4.5   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1999
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    All Felony and Misdemeanor crimes including but not limited to Sexual Battery, Child Pornography, Murder, Burglary, Robbery, Theft, DUI, Etc.

    24 years

  2. Family
    Divorce, Custody, Visitation, Time-Sharing, Child Support, Restraining Orders

    24 years

  3. Contracts and agreements

Joseph Zager obtained his Juris Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University School of Law in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Zager is admitted to both the Florida Bar and to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Mr. Zager started his career while in law school as an Intern for local defense attorneys in Broward County. Upon graduating from law school he worked for the Broward County State Attorneys Office. Mr. Zager has over thirteen (13) years experience as a Prosecutor working in many different divisions including the Sexual Battery Unit, where he helped create the Computer CyberCrime Unit which focused on Child Pornography and Computer Child Exploitation.  Mr. Zager also was a supervisor to new attorneys in the Misdemeanor Division and has prosecuted all levels of crime including Capital Sexual Battery, Murder, Kidnapping, Aggravated Batteryand Robbery with a Firearm.

Since leaving the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Zager has handled all types of Criminal Defense and Family Law Matters as well as assisted injured workers in obtaining their financial and medical benefits from employers.  Mr. Zager in his own legal practice focuses on high level communication with clients and zealously advocates on their behalf.

Mr. Zager has developed a reputation for operating ethically while aggressively defending the interests of his clients. Once engaged in representing an individual, he will prepare and investigate every possible angle to seek out any issue that will help strengthen his clients case. This is done for the sole purpose of achieving the BEST POSSIBLE RESULT for his clients, which is his only goal.

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12 SE 7th Street
Suite 701
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301


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Posted by Vitaliy | November 4, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Will fight for you till the end.
Dear Joseph, I am writing to convey my deepest gratitude and appreciation for the outstanding legal representation you provided throughout my case. Your unwavering dedication, unparalleled expertise, and relentless commitment were instrumental in achieving a favorable outcome that surpassed my expectations. From the outset, your thorough understanding of the complexities of my situation instilled confidence in me. Your strategic approach, coupled with a remarkable command of legal nuances, demonstrated the depth of your professional prowess. It was evident that you were not just an attorney but a tireless advocate fighting fervently on my behalf. During this challenging time, your unwavering support and responsiveness were invaluable. Your ability to navigate the legal intricacies with precision and to communicate complex concepts in a way that I could easily comprehend made a significant difference. I always felt informed, empowered, and confident in the direction we were heading, thanks to your transparent and communicative style. Your tireless efforts and commitment to pursuing the best possible outcome for me were truly commendable. The results achieved under your guidance were beyond my wildest expectations, and I am genuinely grateful for the positive resolution that seemed unattainable before you took on my case. In the realm of legal representation, you stand out as an exceptional attorney with a rare combination of skill, dedication, and empathy. I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have had you as my advocate, and I will be forever thankful for the pivotal role you played in securing a favorable resolution. Thank you, Joseph, for being more than just a legal representative – for being a beacon of support, a tenacious advocate, and ultimately, the key to the success of my case. Your exceptional work has left an indelible mark, and I will not hesitate to recommend your services to anyone in need of a skilled and compassionate attorney. With heartfelt thanks, Vitaliy
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2021
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Mr. Zager is the man he got me what I needed in my Divorce case thanks a bunch.
Posted by Louis | July 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Joseph Got It Done!
I was not looking forward to taking my combative ex to family court, but I needed to resolve a messy custody schedule and leftover issues from divorce. I needed someone that would be aggressive in helping me get what I wanted - and Joseph Zager was the right choice. I had contacted several attorneys in Miami and didn't get the confident feeling that I was looking for in a lawyer, and then a good friend referred me to Joseph. After a phone call and meeting I immediately knew that Joseph understood the whole legal landscape and that he could handle everything for me. Because of Covid-19 the movement through the court system was slow, but we finally got a mediation date and had the opportunity to bring the issues up a court-appointed session. It was at this point I confirmed how great of a choice I had made to work with Joseph. He was able to manage the conversation with the mediator and my ex in a way that was productive, and presented the my issues within the legal framework. I definitely felt good about having Joseph on my side and we did reach an agreement in mediation, without having to go to court. In the end I was able to get all of the things I wanted accomplished, and I know for sure it’s because I had a good attorney on my side. JOSEPH GOT IT DONE FOR ME! I'm very happy I have a new schedule with my kids, and the other problems were 100% resolved in the way I wanted them to be. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a great lawyer.
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Posted by Lynesha | April 9, 2021
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Great Laywer
He’s very attentive and he’s a good guy , all around he’s not in it for the money he’s in it to defend you and give you the best options he can.
Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Joseph Zager made me feel like family
He was so attentive and available to every detail and aspect of my case. He had both my charges dropped in a speedy manner! I was a nervous wreck and he got me through it. Thank you so much for always being so kind and patient through difficult times. Highly recommend his services.
Posted by Hope | March 1, 2018
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Great attorney
Mr. Zager handled my post divorce issues. He was thorough and got the job done in a timely manner. I was very happy with his work. Glad I had him on my side.
Posted by Alfred | August 10, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Family law
I would like to thank Joseph zager for doing an amazing job so far on my family law case. You have done so much more than my last attorney thank God I fired her now I have you you're doing an amazing job!
Posted by Lorie | March 29, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Don’t dare change your mind
I hired Mr Zager for a specific reason and then decided to go with another attorney..Mr Zager refused to give me back my initial retainer claiming that he did work equaling that amount of money even thought it wasn’t true..Apparently he feels that $1500.00 for less than one hours work is fair..Be mindful of what you are signing with this one..
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Payment methods
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AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • 2016 - Present
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office 17th Judicial Circuit
  • 2006 - 2016


  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Florida International University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • Prmoting Sexual Performance reduced to Disorderly Conduct!
  • Client was offered and pled to 2 counts of Disorderly Conduct


  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 50 South Florida Super Lawyers
  • South Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 50 South Florida Super Lawyers
  • South Florida Super Lawyers
  • 2012

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Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
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"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent lawyer, with integrity, professionalism, and years of experience."
Criminal defense