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Ray Christopher Lopez

Criminal defense Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   11 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1990
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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     I have dedicated my life and career to helping others in some of their most difficult and stressful times.  It gives me great satisfaction to know that I have actually saved a client's liberty in the most serious of cases.  It is rewarding to know that I have helped save someone's job.  It also gives me great satisfaction to know that I have assisted someone in navigating the mine fields of the criminal courts so that they leave the system without a conviction.  Many jobs, even for lawyers, do not have the positive feedback of someone telling you that "You saved my life" or even a simple "thank you".  This is what makes an often difficult and demanding criminal defense practice so rewarding.

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Ray Christopher Lopez
115 S Albany Ave
Tampa, FL, 33606-1710


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Posted by Akeem | January 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome Service, Highly Recommended
I hired Mr. Lopez to help me on my federal case. Every time I needed him, he was there for me. He did a really great job on my case, A+ service. I highly recommend if you’re in need of a great attorney. Thank you Mr. Lopez.
Posted by Jonathan cintron | October 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
The courts were trying to put in me prison,Mr.Lopez went to bat for me and got out and completion of my probation the moment i pay my restitution.Mr. Lopez is by far one of if not the best lawyer i have ever encountered in my life.
Posted by Sue | October 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
The man to hire
He was very professional and honest he came and let me know what we're my best options were he also let me know what he could and couldn't do for me so I hired him and was very happy with the service he provided And ended up with a better solution to my issues he is the man
Posted by Erik | September 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing and promising
Well, I heard of attorney Ray Lopez though a friend of mine, he sugggested I go and talk with him. My friend told me he was one of the best. Prior to that I had spoke with three different lawyers that did not convince me. Ray Lopez was convincing and what he promised me he accomplished. I felt secure and did not worry that much about what I was going through. I already recommended him to a friend of mine and he is also taking his case, I would also recommend to more people. To those that read this I recommend him to you as well. I would hire him all over again. Thank you Ray for what you promised and acoomplished.
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Posted by Timothy | August 26, 2018
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DUI Manslaughter reduced to misdemeanor DUI
From the beginning, Ray was willing to take on this case knowing how much work would be in store for him. I faced up to 17 years in prison for DUI manslaughter. I believed in my heart that I was not completely at fault for the accident and own the part I played in the crash. Ray's experience came through and although it took two years, I ended up only found guilty of the lowest charge of misdemeanor DUI, which was the desired outcome. I received the minimum sentence of 1 year probation, community service, and fines. He was also reasonably priced compared to other lawyers I looked at for hire. Ray truly gave me a new life and I thank God everyday he represented me in my time of need.
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Posted by Shelley | August 24, 2018
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Ray Lopez: Excellence, Expertise and Client Dedication in a Criminal Defense Attorney
Faced with a devastating felony charge against my daughter, I originally selected the first criminal defense attorney that appeared on an internet search. After wasting time and money, with no favorable outcome predicted, a friend suggested we hire Ray Lopez, as he was known for his experienced, dedicated and unrelenting commitment to the defense of his clients. Mr. Lopez worked tirelessly and aggressively. He succeeded in getting the felony charge against my daughter dismissed, a feat we never thought would ever become reality. I am forever grateful for the legal representation Mr. Lopez provided, as his case results have given my daughter the chance to regain, change and restart her life, on a new path.
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Posted by David | October 22, 2015
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Ray Lopez
Ray did an outstanding job for me. He got my DUI reduced to reckless driving, which is much less serious. He also got my illegal left turn dismissed. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Tina T. | October 7, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you....
Mr. Lopez in my eyes was our guardian angel...When no one else would work with us, Mr. Lopez did. My juvenile son had gotten into some criminal trouble and was being tried as an adult, looking at a long time away from his family. I met with Mr. Lopez, I was scared for my son and cried my eyes out in his office. Mr. Lopez listened to our story and had faith and belief in our son. He took his case, I felt extremely comfortable by the time I left his office. I had faith that I had made the right choice in hiring Mr. Lopez, and today my son is home with us all. Mr. Lopez is extremely professional, caring, and very compassionate. He took time to meet with me long after his business hours were closed due to my work schedule, and never once not answered the phone, for my just one more question. Mr. Lopez went out of his way to make me understand but never promised. His loyalty to his clients is beyond what I have ever seen. Mr. Lopez does not sugar coat and promise you anything, he is straight forward and honest. I was able to sleep at night finally once I had Mr. Lopez fighting for my son. Mr. Lopez, Thank you for everything you have done for my son and my family, my words are so little compared to the amount of joy you have brought to my family by helping our son. You could have turned us away like others did, or take advantage and charge extremely high amounts like the others did, but you didn't, and I Thank you. I highly recommend Mr. Lopez to stand in anyone's corner who is in need of a lawyer. I cant see anyone better.
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Posted by Gino | November 18, 2014
A True Professional
I would like to thank Ray Lopez, the fact he aways very clear and to the point with my concerns. A true Professional.
Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2014
Ray Lopez Should Be Your Attorney
Ray was incredibly helpful when I needed him. There was not a moment where I thought my situation was ever being mistreated or neglected. He kept me informed and at ease about the process. He did an excellent job and that meant a very favorable outcome for me.
Posted by anonymous | October 7, 2014
Great Criminal Defense Attorney!!
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Lopez for his expert handling of my recent case. He handled my case in a very professional matter and was able to come up with a dismissal based on the facts in the case. I highly recommend him if you are ever in the need of an attorney. He will fight for you to get the best result possible in your situation!
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Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Assistant City Attorney
  • City Attorney Tampa
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office Hillsborough C Ounty
  • 1990 - 1994


  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • Florida State University
  • BS
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • State of Florida v. T.V. Manatee County Case No. 16CF001595
  • Not Guilty of DUI Manslaughter
  • State of Florida v. C.J. Hillsborough County Case No. 16-CF-000300
  • Motion To Suppress Evidence granted and case dismissed.
  • State of Florida v. R.R. Hillsborough County Case No. 17-CT-5710
  • 10 days county jail
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (5)
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Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known ray Lopez for years. He is knowledgable, passionate, and ethical. He will fight for his client. I heartily endorse Ray Lopez."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse Ray Lopez because he is a tireless and skilled advocate for his clients. Ray's reputation for diligence and exhaustive attention to detail was earned through hard work and success. Among his peers Atty Lopez is considered excellent and among the absolute best. I would not hesitate to recommend him to my family and friends, and would call him in a heart beat should I need a lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer and give him my highest professional and personal endorsement based upon his extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of complex criminal defense work at the State and Federal level. I have often sought advice and opinion from Ray based upon his extensive trial work and negotiating skills with prosecutors. I would recommend Mr. Lopez without question and in fact have brought him in on many matters as co-counsel and also referred conflict cases to him over the past twenty years. I have never received any complaints from any of these clients and he receives high marks in all categories. The bottom line....they were represented by caring and learned counsel and benefitted with favorable outcomes and case dispositions. I would be happy to speak with any prospective client of his firm regarding their ultimate decision in retaining him in their hour of need."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ray is extremely knowledgeable of a broad range of issues and is a trusted colleague."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Lopez without reservation. He has been practicing law for almost 25 years and is a very well-known and well respected criminal defense attorney. He practices in both State and Federal Courts and is not afraid to go to trial."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ray Lopez is an accomplished attorney. He is amazingly well prepared in both state and federal court. He genuinely cares about all of his clients and I would recommend him to anyone."
Federal crime Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Lopez. He is one of the most experienced criminal defense attorneys in town. Not only is he a well-connected and seasoned advocate on behalf of his clients, he is down to earth and always happy to give a younger attorney like me some helpful advice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with and learned a tremendous amount from Ray over the years."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"There are very few lawyers that are as passionate about their clients as is Ray. He is a skilled lawyer and brilliant trial lawyer. I have known him for nearly 20 years and very few lawyers can compare with his ethics, skills and knowledge of the law. I STRONGLY endorse this lawyer."
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