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William Todd Direnzo

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

4.6   9 reviews

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About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Entire practice is devoted to defending those individuals charged with criminal offenses in Florida.

    26 years

  2. DUI and DWI

    26 years

Authour of hundereds of articles on criminal defense litigation and respected Florida criminal defense lawyer. William Direnzo has tried over 150 criminal cases to verdict. Partner at the criminal law firm Direnzo Defense, offices in Fort Lauderdale. 


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William Direnzo is a Former Prosecutor.
Direnzo, William
Licensed for 24 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1998
Updated 02/23/2023

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

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DiRenzo Defense
888 Southeast 3rd Avenue
Suite 402
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301


4.6 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Samuel | September 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Kind, compasionate, knowledgeable and responsive and always there for you!
I recently had a very bad experience where I was entrapped in a bad situation. I have never been in trouble in my 63 years of life. I can't go into the details but it was very traumatic for me and could have ruined my retirement and the rest of my life and my relationship. Bill was very reassuring and responsive and guided me on every thing I needed to do. And more importantly he was reassuring at a time that I was devastated. He makes himself available to you at all times of day, answers his phone and returns text. He doesn't leave you hanging!!. Great legal advice and he is very well connected within Broward County legal system. I am so happy we went with him as our attorney. He saved my life!!!
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Posted by Dean | September 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney William Derenzio
Bill Direnzo is an excellent attorney. I have never found myself in need of legal representation before. I was not sure how the whole process worked. Bill took the time an explained every step along they way. He truly got me the best results possible in my case. I am so very lucky that I found him. If you are in need of an attorney I can say I highly recommend him. Keep up the great work Bill and truly thanks again for everything.
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney!
I hired Bill to represent me for a criminal case. He was very professional and always available for my calls. His fee was reasonable too. He was able to get my case dismissed quickly and that helped me keep my job! I recommend his services.
Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Aggressive Defense
Friendly and reliable.Very down to earth, and knows his trade.He broke down my case and defended it thoroughly.He always followed up, and returned all messages.He got my charges dropped when other lawyers said it couldn't be done.Most of the time he picked up on the first ring.He defends your case thoroughly, one of the best in the business.I highly recommend Direnzo defense.
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Posted by Charmaine | November 24, 2014
Don't let his picture fool you. This guy is the real deal.
Bill as we called him. He is household name in my family now.He represented my brother-in-law on his 5th DUI case and this guy is walking the streets right now a free man I shouldn't say no more.Two weeks ago he represented my wife on a probation violation case. She was expecting to spend a month behind bars instead she was dismissed of all charges and was out of jail within days of my initial call to him.He's a great lawyer in my opinion.He delivered as we was expecting. very informational,reasonable in price, he's friendly,he cares and I can go on and on but yes if u ever in need of a good lawyer call Bill I never regret calling him my wife still reminds me everyday "lucky u called that lawyer."
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2014
Awesome lawyer!
Bill represented me in my DUI case, which ended with the case being dismissed. He's trustworthy, knowledgeable and professional. Easy to talk to, friendly and hard-working. I can highly recommend Bill to anyone needing a good DUI lawyer.
Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2014
Great Guy and Great Lawyer
Bill is a great Lawyer I hired him a few months ago and he has been nothing but helpful. He helped me get my charges dropped completely. It was really nice to have such a strong lawyer on my case. Bill genuinely cares about his clients and it shows. I highly recommended Bill!! He is a family man and a great guy.
Posted by anonymous | July 20, 2012
Great Law Firm
Bill handled my case quickly and with the results I hoped for. Dismissal of all charges. He allowed me to make payments that were more than reasonable and is very easy to do business with. Thank you for your help I would most definitely come to these guys again if I needed expert legal advise. S. Ferguson
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Promises to help then when he feels he can't win he threatens to let the case go after you pay him of course.
He seems great at first and comes off very helpful. He does answer his calls and returns them quite fast. My issue was when he called me to tell me about my situation he said he would drop my case if I decided to go to court and this was of course after I paid my dues. He promises the world and did not deliver results. When I met him at first he promised that he will do anything for me no matter what and unfortunately that was a lie.
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • Direnzo Defense
  • 2010 - Present
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 1998 - 2002


  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1995


  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Federal Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Who's Who
  • Global Directory of Who's Who
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (6)
Endorse William
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Bill since we were both prosecutors at the Broward County State Attorney's Office back in 1998. I have worked together with him on several cases since then. While working together, I witnessed firsthand how much he cares for his clients. He handles himself with class and professionalism. Plus, he happens to be an excellent attorney. I definitely endorse him and would highly recommend him to any client seeking a top notch criminal defense attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is a great DUI trial lawyer. He has handled cases throughout the state and is always willing to go to trial on his client's behalf. A great guy and tough lawyer. Highly recommended."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"William Direnzo is one of the best DUI lawyers in South Florida."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dedicated to fighting for his clients rights and providing the best possible legal outcome."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Fort Lauderdale Criminal defense Lawyer William Todd Direnzo
William Todd Direnzo
Criminal defense Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 24 years