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About me

I am Gustavo E. Frances, a Fort Lauderdale attorney who represents people facing criminal charges. I also handle civil legal matters, like family law disputes and condominium law issues.

I graduated from Florida International University in Miami with a B.A. degree in criminal justice, and earned my law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law, in Miami, where I graduated with honors.

I worked as an assistant public defender for three years before starting my own law practice. During that time, I defended hundreds of defendants with cases ranging from misdemeanors to first-degree felonies. I became familiar with many of the prosecutors and judges, and I use my knowledge to help my clients make smart choices about their own legal situations.

I have never been a pencil pusher. I am a fighter, and I fight hard to help you get the best possible results in Florida courts. To learn more about my education and professional experience, please go to


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 90%
    5 years
  2. Family: 10%
    5 years



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jonathan Joseph Warrick

    I endorse this lawyer. He has a strong knowledge of the law and regularly offers sound (free) legal advice on this site. Solid litigator, top-notch.


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  • Christopher Ryan Chenevey

    Gustavo has been a friend and colleague of mine for a decade now. I have worked with him on both Criminal, and Family Law matters. He is an excellent trial lawyer, bright, aggressive, and experienced. I would be very happy to have Gustavo's representation on any legal matter, and would rest assured if he was arguing my case.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

The Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances
200 SE 6th St Ste 402
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 333013424


FLMember in Good Standing200506/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Student in the Study of ContractsSt. Thomas University School of Law2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentThe Law Office of Gustavo E. Frances, Esq.2008 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderBroward County Public Defender's Office2005 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Broward Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
National Rifle AssociationSupporter2005 - Present
Legal cases
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My websiteBlog2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Thomas University School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Broward Friends of the SheriffStand Your Ground2012