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Kelly Vincent Landers

Criminal defense Attorney at West Palm Beach, FL

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Kelly

Learn Kelly’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    20 years of practice handling all matters ranging from DUI and Domestic Violence to Drug Offenses and Major Crimes

    30 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    20 years of trial experience in handling first-time and multiple DUI cases.

    30 years

An experienced criminal lawyer with more than 24 years under my belt, I began this practice in 1999.  My priority is the satisfaction of my clients.  I am an Eagle Scout as well as a Life Member of both the National and the Florida Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Other memberships include: Palm Beach County Bar Association, Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, and Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches.

I currently serve as President of the Board of Directors of the Comprehensive Alcoholism and Rehabilitation Program (CARP), Inc. As such, I have a unique understanding of the devastation that alcohol and other drugs inflict upon the lives of my clients.

Photos and videos

Kelly V. Landers and ABigail Jorandby at the Law Week luncheon hosted by the Palm Beach County Bar Association.
Kelly with Pulitzer Prize winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin at Forum Club of the Palm Beaches luncheon, 2014.
Kelly with former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld at Forum Club luncheon, 2014.
Kelly with Darryl Strawberry at Gratitude House Gala, 2014.
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Location

Kelly Vincent Landers
315 26th St
West Palm Beach, FL, 33407-5502

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Posted by Billie | February 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
If you need the best criminal defense attorney pick Kelly Landers
When I got into some pretty serious legal issues, I was referred by a friend to consult with Kelly Landers. I was terrified as I had never been in trouble in my life and suddenly needed representation. Kelly, was kind and compassionate to me and made me feel like if I hired him, he would do his very best to get the best outcome possible. He worked very hard for months on my case and he did have an amazing outcome for my case. I am forever grateful to Kelly and his staff for their hard work and dedication to my case and explaining Everything, every step of the way.. Kelly Landers made one of the hardest events of my life more manageable. He has the expertise and experience to handle the case with excellence. I will never forget how caring he was thru this whole process. I am forever grateful to my attorney Kelly Landers for his amazing work.
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
*** LIFE SAVER *** AND EXCELLENT PERSON
I was very young when I was first arrested for a crime that I had nothing to do with or was ever involved in. I just graduated high school and then a week later was arrested and given almost 5 life sentences in charges. I was locked up and when Kelly first met me he told me he held out his hand and I shook it and he said " Shake it like you mean it" LOL. He then told me that although he was appointed to me he would treat me just the same as though I was a high paying client and he did. He came to see me every Friday and when he couldn't make it he sent his investigator to see me and to keep me informed. Kelly worked hard on my case and did everything possible to secure my freedom. A year and some months later, I was set free. It was the happiest moment of my life. I owe everything to Mr. Kelly. Without him I would not be here today. If you are looking for a lawyer that cares and works hard and has integrity then Mr. Kelly is the lawyer everyone should be hiring.
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Posted by Eileen | October 16, 2014
Experienced, Ethical, and Effective Attorney
Mr. Landers helped my daughter with a complicated DUI case in Palm Beach County. We were quite concerned that she would become lost in the criminal justice system, or that the system would not be fair to her. Through Mr. Landers's exceptional legal guidance, sharp mind, and remarkable ability to navigate the criminal justice system, our daughter achieved an outcome that was more than fair. I'm grateful as only a mother can be for the peace of mind that Mr. Landers gave us during this period.
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Posted by Sheila | June 18, 2014
Fantastic Criminal Lawyer & Miracle-Worker!
Kelly represented me in a second DUI offense in West Palm Beach. His calm, confident, and reassuring demeanor gave me peace of mind immediately. My first DUI had occurred in my hometown in the northeast U.S., and was not considered a criminal offense. I was a stranger to the criminal justice system, and was terrified, embarrassed, and…frankly, angry! Why me?! Kelly gave me an overview of the criminal justice process and how we would navigate it together (with him doing all the hard work). He helped me to view my legal problem in a new light – so that an overwhelming mountain of terror and remorse was broken down into manageable stepping-stones along a path to justice. He kept me updated throughout each step of the judicial process. Kelly's background in the court system, as well as his reputation among judges and other attorneys, provided me with the best possible defense. He is truly a rock star in court. His fees were more than affordable -- and well worth it!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Kelly V. Landers
  • 1999 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender, Division Chief
  • Public Defender Office, 15th Judicial Circuit
  • 1994 - 1999

Education

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Criminal Defense College
  • Graduate
  • 1996
  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • 1993
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988
  • Vero Beach High School
  • 1981
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Knife)
  • Case was not filed by the State as it was agreed they could not likely succeed at prosecution.

Associations

  • Rotary Club of West Palm Beach
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Program
  • Executive Board of Directors, Treasurer
  • 2014 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Criminal Law Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Forum Club of the Palm Beaches
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association Criminal Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Programs (CARP)
  • Executive Committee, Treasurer
  • 2014 - Present
  • Comprehensive Alcoholism Rehabilitation Program
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association-U.S. Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Lifetime Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Rated AV Preeminent for 11 Years
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Leadership West Palm Beach Graduate
  • Chamber of Commerce West Palm Beach
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • National Distinguished Service Award
  • Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America
  • 1986
  • Outstanding Ability, Leadership and Service
  • Florida Blue Key Leadership Society, University of Florida
  • 1986
  • Florida Blue Key Leadership Honorary
  • University of Florida
  • 1986
  • Order of the Arrow Distinguished Service Award
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1986
  • Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • 1980
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • 2014 Holiday Gala
  • Presentation of Faircloth Award
  • 2014
  • Law Week
  • Mock Trial
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (24)
Endorse Kelly
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Kelly Landers on many cases over the past 20 years. I have great admiration for his knowledge, skill and professionalism. Kelly can be trusted to handle complex cases with compassion and integrity."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There are very few lawyers who care as much about their clients as Mr. Landers. His impressive courtroom skills are matched only by his compassion. I whole heartedly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism - an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend for future services."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known and respected Kelly for over 30 years. He is one of the hardest working and most dedicated lawyers you can find. If you're in trouble, you can trust Kelly to do everything possible to help you. I'm proud to endorse Kelly and HIGHLY recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Landers serves his clients with passion and professionalism for over two decades. I know known Mr. Landers both in law school and as a private attorney. I highly endorse Mr. Landers for criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Kelly for only a short time, but instantly got the impression that he was a hard working and honest lawyer. I have referred matters to him and will continue to do so."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. a wonderful lawyer.very effective.very knowledgable"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Landers for more than 15 years in the legal community. He is well respected by both his colleagues and the Judges in Palm Beach County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been privileged to know Mr. Landers and observe the quality of his work. He has a strong work ethic and puts the client's needs above anything else. A great attorney all around who has secured great results for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Kelly is simply one of the most ethical and effective attorneys I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. If you find yourself having made a "freedom limiting decision," you would do well to retain Kelly to assist you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kelly has been a mainstay in the Palm Beach County Criminal Defense Bar for many years! He is an excellent attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have been practicing Criminal Law from the time I graduated Law School until now. Throughout my career, I have met hundreds, if not thousands of attorneys. Mr. Landers is "one of those lawyers" that just stands out. He is the definition of a true professional. He is highly competent, compassionate about his clients and his career, and most importantly, a person who truly loves his job. I talk with Mr. Landers and bounce ideas off him not because he is a fellow criminal lawyer, but because I respect his practice and his capabilities. Good friend and outstanding lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"My endorsement of Mr. Landers is enthusiastic, given my knowledge of his practice and his stellar reputation in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly recommend Kelly Landers. He is as thorough, knowledgeable and caring an attorney as I have seen in 30 years of practicing law in Palm Beach County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He always provides superb representation for his clients. You can trust him to do the best job for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Kelly. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Kelly is an honest and conscientious lawyer who is highly regarded in our community."
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West Palm Beach Criminal defense Lawyer Kelly Vincent Landers
Kelly Vincent Landers
Criminal defense Attorney
West Palm Beach, FL
Licensed for 30 years
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