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Nicholas John Glance

Criminal defense Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   4 reviews

also known as Nick Glance

  • Licensed for 17 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2007
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Nicholas

Learn Nicholas’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    45%
    I have been practicing criminal law for 13 years, and have handled thousands of cases. I have tried over 100 criminal cases to jury, and I have experience with all types of criminal matters both state and federal.

    18 years, 10,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    10%

  3. Sex crime
    10%

  4. Violent crime
    10%

  5. Expungement
    5%

  6. Federal crime
    5%

  7. Juvenile law
    5%

  8. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%

  9. White collar crime
    5%

Nicholas Glance is an attorney with The Rickman Law Firm with over thirteen years of experience in criminal court. As an experienced criminal attorney, he has handled thousands of cases including murders, other violent crimes, drug offenses, firearms cases, traffic offenses, economic crimes, and sex offenses.

Nicholas Glance graduated Magna Cum Laude from Gannon University in Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in legal studies, a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice, and a minor in philosophy. Prior to attending law school, he worked as a law enforcement officer patrolling communities, working with residents to address issues, executing arrest warrants, searching residences and people, enforcing orders of probation, writing reports, and testifying in court. He earned his Juris Doctor degree from Stetson University in St. Petersburg, Florida and interned at the State Attorney’s Office in Pinellas County.

He has tried to jury all types of homicides such as first-degree premeditated murders, first-degree felony murders, second-degree murders, and manslaughters. As an accomplished litigator, Nick has tried over 100 cases before juries, and handled thousands of trials and motions in front of Judges. Some of his complex jury trials include multiweek murder trials, racketeering (RICO) cases, armed robberies, burglaries, drug trafficking, conspiracies, aggravated batteries, aggravated assaults, firearms charges, robberies, violent obstruction and resisting charges, thefts, drugs charges, criminal mischief cases, money laundering, fleeing to elude, witness and evidence tampering, false imprisonments, dealing in stolen property charges, stalking, violations of injunctions, and numerous traffic offenses. Mr. Glance also has extensive experience in high level negotiations. He frequently presented his cases to the homicide and traffic homicide committees for decisions on plea negotiations and whether or not to seek the death penalty. He has conducted thousands of depositions with all types of witnesses including experts in the fields of narcotics, fingerprints, toolmark analysis, DNA, cell site data, accident reconstruction, forensic pathology, toxicology, anatomic pathology, and cause and manner of death.

Nick began his career as a prosecutor for the Office of the State Attorney in Hillsborough County. He first worked in juvenile and county criminal courts where he prosecuted all juvenile delinquency matters, adult misdemeanors, and all traffic cases including DUIs. He was promoted to a felony trial division where he handled all felony cases prosecuted in Circuit Criminal Court. He was the designated domestic violence specialist for his division, and he was soon promoted to Lead Trial Attorney after extensive trial experience. As a Lead Trial Attorney, Nick litigated numerous competency hearings, sealing and expungement applications, violation of probation hearings, bond motions, motions for pretrial detention, pretrial diversion contracts, civil commitment proceedings, post-conviction motions, appeals and ineffective assistance of counsel claims. Due to his stellar work both in and out of the Courtroom Nick was promoted to Training Director, where he supervised all the juvenile and county criminal prosecutors in the agency. He taught prosecutors how to handle cases, prepare for trial, litigate motions, and he ran the mock trial program. Prior to joining The Rickman Law Firm, Nicholas Glance was promoted to Deputy Chief of a felony trial division. He worked directly with the Division Chief to handle the filing, assignment, and prosecution of all felony cases assigned to the trial division. As a Deputy Chief, he reported directly to the Chief of his Division and the Elected State Attorney. Additionally, he was responsible for trying complex cases including drug trafficking and homicide cases, and for supervising attorneys in the division.

Due to his extensive knowledge and experience with criminal law, Nick was called upon to teach and train attorneys, law enforcement, and experts in multiple areas of law. As a legal educator, Nick has lectured on sentencing, jury instructions, discovery, DUI prosecutions, sentencing enhancements, and many other areas of criminal law. He worked with the Tampa Police Department legal team to develop the curriculum and presentation for more than 900 officers, and he personally taught report writing and courtroom testimony classes during in-service training. He also worked with the Tampa Police Department and State Attorney’s Office to implement the use of body worn cameras, and the data storage and sharing protocols between the agencies.

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Location

The Rickman Law Firm
400 North Ashley Drive
Suite 2100
Tampa, FL, 33602

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Reviews

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Posted by Jeff | July 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nicholas Glance - Top Tier Lawyer
I worked with Mr. Glance at Rickman Law. He was great: kept me updated on what he was doing for my case, was always happy to chat when I called to ask a question and ultimately got the best legal result I could have asked for. He was great at collecting the pertinent information and was very straight forward with me regarding the process and what to expect. During a tough situation he helped guide me through with such professionalism. He consistently assured me that this false accusation should be of no worry to me and he was right. Everything turned out exactly the way it should have and I’m so grateful for him in resolving a very stressful case. I’ll absolutely be using him for any future legal issues.
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Posted by JJ | March 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Nicholas Glance - Highly Recommend
Nicholas Glance was an excellent attorney. This was my first time ever using an attorney and I must say that the experience with him and his firm was amazing. He started off the process by gaining an understanding of services I would need. From there, he laid out a plan of attack/timeline on how everything would go from start to finish, which was extremely helpful to understand. Throughout my time of working with him, he maintained an extremely high level of professionalism and kept me up to date with everything concerning my case. With every phone call and live meeting that was held, I never felt any judgment from him and I always left the call or meeting feeling reassured about the case and myself in general. I think very highly of him as an attorney, and I would highly recommend him to anyone that might be in need of his services. Thank you very much Nicholas for everything.
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Posted by Philip Cordova | February 3, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Huge thank you Mr. Glance
Mr Glance, Thank you for your professional representation of me in such a critical legal matter. As a retired military veteran of over 20 years, professionalism and attention to detail are big to me. During a very stressful time, you and your legal team quickly and professionally gave me the confidence and reassurance that everything was going to fine. Your professionalism, confidence, attention to detail and tenacity are second to none. With all my heart, I appreciate all you have done for me in reaching a quick termination of prosecution. I will always hold you and your legal team in high regards. Again, thank you for a phenomenal job and positive outcome with my case. Cordially and Respectfully, Phil
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Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you Attorney Glance!
Attorney Glance. Thank you for your professional representation of me in such a critical legal matter. When I was in doubt, and crucial time was ticking, you and your legal team stepped in and gave me the confidence and reassurance that everything was going to fine. You poise, attention to detail, tenacity and professionalism is second to none. Again, your services are greatly appreciated. Your legal team will always be highly recommended. Again, thank you for a phenomenal job and positive outcome with my case. Cordially, Mr. I. N.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • The Rickman Law Firm
  • 2019 - Present
  • Assistant State Attorney - Deputy Division Chief
  • Office Of The State Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit (Hillsborough County)
  • 2007 - 2019

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • Gannon University
  • BA - Legal Studies and BA - Criminal Justice
  • 2002

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Florida v. Amir Ejak

Associations

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • TPD Holdover Training
  • Courtroom Testimony
  • 2014
  • Tampa Police Deparment In-Service Training
  • Courtroom Testimony
  • 2014
  • Tampa Police Deparment In-Service Training
  • Report Writing
  • 2014
  • SAO Training
  • Introduction to DUI Prosecutions
  • 2014
  • SAO Training
  • Discovery Rules and Preparation
  • 2014
  • SAO Training
  • Jury Instructions
  • 2014
  • SAO Training
  • Introduction to Felony Criminal Law
  • 2014
  • SAO Training
  • Sentencing and Scoresheets
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (2)
Endorse Nicholas
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Nick is an experienced, successful, knowledgeable, and respected Criminal Defense Attorney. Nick has a wealth of experience which includes trying over 100 trials before juries and personally handling all types of criminal offenses including serious felonies, misdemeanors, and DUI’s. Nick uses his skill, knowledge, and experience to defend clients charged with crimes in Florida State and Federal Court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is a great and talented lawyer. He is well respected in his field and does a fantastic job. I endorse this lawyer."
Violent crime Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have tried several challenging cases to verdict with Nick as co-counsel. He was always prepared and effective."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Nick is an excellent legal mind!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is a teriffic criminal defense lawyer. He is hard working, smart, and cares about his clients. I recommend him wholeheartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is an experienced, passionate, and tenacious trial attorney! His years of experience as a prosecutor is a tremendous asset to his clients. I highly recommend Nick!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. I have tried felony cases with Nick before a jury to verdict and i have seen first hand his skill, passion and vast knowledge in action, and he is clearly a skilled courtroom advocate. I would trust Nick to handle all types of serious crimes. He has my full endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Nick is a very talented lawyer. He is always prepared and very professional."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Glance and I became acquainted because of his exceptional legal prowess in answering questions on Avvo. His answers and analysis are flawless. With over 10,000 criminal cases handled, he is a lawyer you need on your side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Glance is an effective and thorough trial attorney in all aspects of criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Nick Glance over 10 years. He has an excellent reputation among the lawyers at the criminal courthouse. He is very knowledgeable in the law and always prepared. He always exhibits a professional demeanor. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Tampa Criminal defense Lawyer Nicholas John Glance
Nicholas John Glance
Criminal defense Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 17 years
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