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Lori Doganiero Palmieri

also known as Board Certified Criminal Trial Expert, AV-Rated and AVVO Superb

About me

The selection of the right criminal defense lawyer for you and your situation may be the most important  decision of your life.  Your freedom, livelihood and future can be at stake. 

The best decision can only be made when you have the most information available to you.  You've taken an important step to research lawyers online, but now you must contact the lawyer for either a telephone or in-person consultation.  Only then can you fully understand who you are hiring, what her experience is and how she might attack the issues in your case. 

Your case is as unique as you are, so don't hire a cookie-cutter lawyer who handles hundreds of the same cases in the same way. Look for a lawyer with a varied practice who uses her experience, legal knowledge and tenacity to defend you. 

Palmieri Law - Your Key to Justice is here to help today.






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Practice areas


  1. Federal Crime: 60%
    26 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    26 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

29 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer. I worked with Lori on an extemely difficult case. She left no stone unturned in her defense. Lori worked this case like few lawyers can work a case and yet she also brought common sense and compassion to the task. Lori's client got an extraordinary defense from a lawyer who can think through the issues in a case. Lori is at the top of this profession. It is no wonder that she enjoys the reputation for ethics and professionalism that she does. I look forward to my next opportunity to work with her.


    Patrick Doherty Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Frank K. Russo

    Lori is among the most skilled and experienced criminal defense attorneys in the Tampa area. She has a successful legal practice that causes her to routinely appear in both the state & federal court systems. By serving as a former prosecutor in three different capacities, she gained a great deal of "insider" knowledge of the tactics & strategies employed by prosecutors throughout Florida. As a defense attorney, she uses this experience to provide effective and tenacious legal representation for her clients. Not only is Lori Board Certified in the Criminal Law area, but she serves on the Florida Bar Board Certification Committee whose function it is to evaluate the qualifications of other attorneys. Given her extensive practical experience, her Board Certification and the outstanding recognition she receives from her peers...I can recommend her without reservation or hesitation.


    Frank Russo DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Lori D. Palmieri, P.A.

13055 W Linebaugh Avenue
Suite 102
Tampa, FL, 33626-4426


FLMember in Good Standing199006/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Rated LawyersThe Tampa Tribune2015
Client's Choice 2015AVVO2015
Top Contributor Criminal DefenseAVVO2013
Client's Choice - Federal CrimeAVVO2012
Gold Winner Best of North Tampa - Law FirmTampa Tribune2012
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2011
Board Certified in Criminal Trial LawThe Florida Bar2000
Davis Productivity AwardFlorida Department of Revenue1999
Exceptional Contribution AwardOffice of Statewide Prosecution1998
Outstanding SpeakerOffice of Statewide Prosecution1997
Book AwardAlternative Dispute Resolution by Stetson University College of Law1989
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant State AttorneyOffice of the State Attorney - Tampa2000 - 2003
Assistant Statewide ProsecutorOffice of Statewide Prosecution - Tampa Bureau1996 - 2000
Assistant State AttorneyOffice of the State Attorney - Pinellas County1990 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association for Women Lawyersmember2014 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaN/A2012 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitMember2003 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2003 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2003 - Present
Hillsborough County Criminal Defense LawyersMember2003 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember1995 - Present
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee AMember2011 - 2012
Board Certification Committee in Criminal LawChair2009 - 2011
Florida BarVice Chair of the Board Certification Committee in Criminal Law2008 - 2009
Pinellas County Trial Lawyers AssociationPresident1997 - 1998
Florida Prosecuting Attorneys AssociationMember1990 - 2003
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Carrying concealed firearm reduced to carrying a concealed weaponfellony firearm charge reduced to misdemeanor
Money Launderer gets time served with Rule 3510 months on 37 month sentence
Counterfeiter gets 12 mos 1 day variance from longer prison term12-18 months less than guideline recommended sentence
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Florida Bar JournalAnnual Reports of Sections and Committees of The Florida Bar - Criminal Law2011
The Florida Bar JournalAnnual Report of the Section and Divisions of the Florida Bar - Criminal Law2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1990
University of FloridaMicrobiologyBS - Bachelor of Science1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Deer Park ElementaryJunior Achievement2014
Criminal Justice CourseEthics in Criminal Justice2013
AVVO webinarCriminal Law2010
Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention AuthorityRole of the Statewide Prosecutor in Motor Vehicle Theft Prevention1999
FDLE Fraud InvestigationMulti-Circuit Fraud Investigation and Prosecution1999
FDLE White Collar Crime Training CourseContract Fraud1998