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Joseph Anthony Caimano Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.2   17 reviews

also known as Joe, Caimano

  • Licensed for 22 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2001
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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I have decided to focus my practice to exclusively criminal defense.  Over the past couple of years we have focused on defending drug and firearm crimes in the central counties of Florida, which includes Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Orange, Manatee, Sarasota, and Desoto Counties. 


When not practicing law, I spend my time with my family, fishing, and hunting for deer.  If you have any questions about a criminal allegation you or a loved one is facing, please do not hesitate to call us.




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Caimano Law Firm, PA
613 south boulevard
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  17 customer reviews
Posted by Angie | May 9, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing work extremely thankful
Joe was extremely helpful i had two open cases and was incarcerated prior to going to court and joe was able to waive my appearance and get me bond as well as get my first case dismissed. He was extremely transparent with me and accurately answered all my quesitons with no hesitation definitely recommend hiring him
Posted by Patrick | June 9, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Joe saved my life.
Joe is an attorney! He got my charges dismissed and worked diligently and kept me informed throughout the process. I would recommend joe camino to anyone with legal issues.
Posted by Cecilia | June 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
I had the privileged of having Mr. Caimano as an attorney. Excellent lawyer, I would highly recommended to anyone seeking legal representation. Lot of experience, knowledge and honesty.
Posted by Vernon | September 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
My life experience
The overall experience I would give Joe Camino this was an outstanding experience he extracted it out of my life An the time an effort of ability was an expert experience he changed my life But again thank you so much for the opportunity to work with me an terminated it from my life you idolize your perfection an your love of being an lawyer. Great work
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Posted by SHAYLA (marlin) | June 3, 2018
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The Best!
Joe is one outstanding lawyer. He has worked with my husband well over seven years or more and he has either lessened his sentence and or drop a few charges down to misdemeanors. This man gets the job done and I gave him two thumbs up all across the board. I recommend anyone to retain him if you are in any trouble with the law.
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lawyer who gets the job done!
I hired Mr. Caimano September 2017 for very serious charges against me , when I met with him he was warm, and listened to me and my concerns he also told me what I could be facing and told me what he could do for me which he did he got my charges dismissed. If your looking for a lawyer that goes above and beyond and delivers everytime he's your guy.
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Posted by John | May 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Pasco County
Joe helped get the charges dropped!!! We wanted to “deal” early but Joe recommended against it and in the end, helped us get a much better outcome
Posted by Matt | April 30, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Violation of probation.
Joe resolved the case quickly and keep me informed each step along the way. He got a court date as soon as possible and got the probation reinstated with no additional punishment.
Posted by Daniel | March 24, 2015
Awesome lawyer, knows his stuff
Joe helped me with a case I had about 2 years ago. I had an other attorney that wasnt doing what needed to be done. Then I hired Joe. He came in and got some charges dropped and instead of doing a minimum mandatory 3-5 years... I was able to get pre trail intervention. I am currently just waiting on my expungement to clear. I was super worried about going to prison especially since my case revolved around a pill mill. Because of Joe, that didnt happen... for that I will forever be grateful. Thanks again Joe!
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Posted by Sheila Green-White | February 8, 2015
Outstanding Lawyer of the decade!!!
Not did Mr. Caimano get my daughter-in-law off with probation and house arrest, he helped get my son off a life sentence and for this I will always appreciate Mr. Caimano!!! Thanks Joe for everything you've done for my family!!! I'll keep referring potential clients to you!!
Posted by Michele | December 14, 2013
An Attorney You Can Depend On
I recently hired Joe to represent my son who was arrested on some very serious charges which started at the state level and then escalated to the federal level. It was very comforting to watch Joe at work handling these charges and dealing with the different obstacles that arose during this whole experience. When it came time to go to court, he handled the case meticulously; chronologically citing all of the facts that were necessary for my son to receive the best outcome possible. I would recommend Joe to anyone, he's the best!!
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Posted by G. Carter | December 9, 2013
"Tampa's Top Attorney! No BS!"
Joe Caimano is an exceptional attorney. He is diligent in his research and very thorough in his work. When I had charges brought against me by the state and federal government earlier this year he held my hand and walked me through the entire process. He truly has his clients' best interest at heart. I would definitely advise anyone is looking for a lawyer who actually cares about the life of his clients and not just the size of their wallet to hire Joe Caimano and his law firm. You will be glad you did! I know I definitely am. :-)
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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2011
great attorney...
Joe Caimano was an outstanding lawyer. He not only gave us good legal advice, but was a great friend. He helped us in numerous ways. He answered all of our questions, leaving us with no doubts. He went above and beyond what we expected of him. With every phone call, meeting, or court appearance he gave it 110 %. Also, he was very reasonable with his fee. We are very satisfied with the work that Joe has done for us, and are very happy we chose him. I would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by Joe | November 16, 2014
A good lawyer for a fair dollar
I hired Joe Caimano six months ago or so for a traffic incident involving a crash and a hit and run. He handled everything for me, the first 3 court dates i did not have to attend. I went to the fourth court date and he was able to get the civil traffic ticket as well as the criminal charge of hit and run thrown out! All i had to do was approach the judge while he read off my charges being dropped. This guy worked for a very fair retainer , was professional, and got me the best possible result. My only complaint would be his communication with me, sometimes taking 3 days to return calls, however when it got close to game time he was always there. I couldn't have asked for much better.
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Posted by Erin | October 21, 2017
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Promised a lot and delivered nothing -
About five years ago, I hired Mr. Caimano upon the recommendation of another attorney, who was a personal friend of his. When I initially met him in his office he was very pleasant. We reviewed the details of my rather delicate criminal case and he assured me he could resolve the matter to my satisfaction. I eagerly paid him the retainer fee and waited for a resolution. None came. Mr. Caimano's had ensured me he could speak to the prosecutor and explain my situation and the State would be lenient. It turns out, his entire strategy consisted of writing a letter to the State Attorney's Office. He forwarded a copy of the letter to me and it contained glaring omissions as well as spelling and grammatical errors. After the letter produced no results, Mr. Caimano began speaking to me in an aggressive and unprofessional manner. He missed one of my court dates completely and left me, panicked, in front of the judge with no explanation as to where my attorney was. When the court tried to call him on his cell phone to see where he was, he did not answer the phone. When I spoke to him later, his excuse was he had aspirations of running for public office and he missed my court date because he was at a meeting. After he missed my court date, he began (with an increasingly direct tone) to suggest I seek other counsel to resolve my case. I sought out another attorney and he went on to resolve my case above and beyond any level of satisfaction I could have imagined. And he did it in one court appearance.
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Response from Joseph Caimano October 25, 2017
Not a real review. Placed here by a competitor
Posted by Betty | November 27, 2013
Do not recomment this attorney
I personally hired Joe to represent my husband on a federal case . when he went to court for his surrendering details he was arrested . the judge told Joe if he did not have his paperwork done then it was to late at that time. my husband was very upset. also during the process we did have several conversations with Joe about concerns that we questioned but Joe assured everything was ok.
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Response from Joseph Caimano April 12, 2014
Betty: Im sorry you feel this way especially since you husband was able to get pre-trial release on a serious drug and firearm case and we were able to get the Government to agree to a reduction of several levels and not file the 851 enhancement that they could have because of his prior drug convictions. Additionally, I reviewed the Judge's sentencing comments and he did not say what you allege above, and actually sentenced your husband to the low end of the guidelines when he could have given him several more years. Please let me know if you would like to review what the judge actually said.
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Posted by anonymous | May 16, 2012
Supposedly a Criminal and Civil Attorney
He seemed like a great person and I was very happy to have him handle my case after I talked to him the first time. He said everything you wanted to hear from a lawyer. He offered to take my criminal case and civil case afterwards and I put all my trust in him. He was able to get charges dropped since I was falsely accused but to do so he had me take a class (as if I did something wrong as a mean to have charges dropped). I missed on taking action against those that falsely accused me because he never advised me of actions I needed to take before it was too late to report whomever and some actions I needed to take was against a Deputy Sheriff. Then after my charges were dropped he told me he was not going to take my civil case. So by the time this happened I had no other recourses to seek justice for the big injustice committed against me. He had no remorse with his actions. I was very disappointed with the way he handled my case but I guess he looked for an easy way to have this case settled without regarding how it would affect me or my well-being.
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Response from Joseph Caimano April 12, 2014
Yes I remember that this case was dismissed and that the caselaw was in opposition to a civil suit. Please remember that lawyers have an ethical responsibility to not file frivolous lawsuits, that is why I could not go forward on the civil matter. My decision was further supported by the attorney that I referred you to that would not proceed either. Thank you for allowing me to work on the criminal case and to put you in the position of making an informed decision to get it dismissed without having to go through the stress of a trial.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Hillsborough County Public Defender
  • 2001 - 2006


  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Stetson University
  • MBA
  • 2000
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • State v. Green
  • Life Sentence vacated, resentenced to time served


  • Hillsborough County Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law
  • Florida Bar
  • 2007
  • William F. Blews Pro Bono Award
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • N/A


  • Florida Defender
  • A Fresh Look at the State of Staleness in Florida
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Trial Decisions
  • Bruton issues and Whether to Sever
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (8)
Endorse Joseph
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe and I worked together for many years at the Public Defender's Office. Over the years, I've had ample opportunity to witness Mr. Caimano in action. He is always well prepared and a great advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is extremely knowledgeable and skilled attorney. I have worked on several matters with him and I strongly endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is certified in criminal defense law and he is very knowledgable, personable and ethical."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Great trial attorney!"
Unknown Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mister Caimano is known in the legal community for being a very professional and knowledgeable advocate for his clients; he is highly ethical and wants to help those faced with accusations in criminal court. He has defended a vast amount of serious felony accusations before juries. His strong trial experience gives him the confidence and wisdom to know how to hold the government's feet to the fire. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Caimano for over 10 years and have always been impressed by his knowledge of the law and his ability to be a zealous advocate for his clients. I definately hold Mr. Caimano in high regard and endorse him wholeheartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Caimano is great lawyer that is dedicated to representing his clients. His trial experience and knowledge of the law serve him well on all criminal defense matters. I highly recommend him to anyone in need of a lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph Caimano is a brilliant trial lawyer and extremely knowledgeable in the law. I endorse this lawyer's work."
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