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Marc F. Plotnick

Criminal defense Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

4.8   20 reviews

Licensed for 19 years

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About Marc

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Violent Offenses, Drug Offenses, Theft Offenses, Violations of Probation, and Traffic Infractions

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    Including Administrative Hearings

  3. Business
    5%
    Contracts

  4. Family
    5%
    Dissolutions of Marriage, Injunction Hearings, Custody, Name Changes

GUIDING YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY THROUGH YOUR CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND DUI REPRESENTATION.

A former prosecutor, Marc Plotnick brings to his clients a breadth of experience that helps him provide targeted, customized legal strategies for his clients. He earned his undergraduate degree from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, then went on to graduate from the University of Florida in Gainesville with his Juris Doctor. His extensive experience in prosecution helps him to look at cases from a prosecutorial perspective and understand what his clients are likely to face in the courtroom. Call this St. Petersburg criminal defense lawyer at Plotnick Law, P.A. today to schedule your consultation.

Licensed for 19 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2003
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Plotnick Law
1515 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33704

Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by Mallory | August 24, 2011
MARC PLOTNICK EXCELLENT LAWYER
MARC PLOTNICK IS SERIOUSLY THE BEST LAWYER IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA ! HE IS THE LAW ! =] Marc's been my attorney since 2009-PRESENT and im probaly one of his most annoying,outgoing,big mouthed,difficult,pain in the butt clients he's had/has ! BUT he's not ever once been rude to me,never avoided a phone call,never missed a court date,and he's ALWAYS on time ! He's always kept me updated on every court date and every bit of information he's recieved about my cases..He's literally avaliable 7 days a week at anytime although he prefers reasonable hours ! I probally ask about a million questions atleast 3 times and he answers them all without getting frustrated..He's a very smart and intellegent man who does his job very well..Whenever my family calls with questions or concerns with my consent he answers there questions in addition to me repeatedly asking them...I could call Marc at 2 in the morning if I need to and if it's an emergency he'll answer and be at the next day court date if necessart...I don't know what i'd do without Marc as my attorney...He's kept me out of jail and he's gotton me out of jail , he's not only an attorney to his clients but he creates a bond with them as well..He Loves what he does he enjoys helping people no matter how stressful and time consuming it is and hes damn good at what he does ! He believes in second chances and that people make mistakes , Marc Genuinely cares about whomever hires him and looks out for there best intrest !! If your looking for a reliable,respectful,resourceful,reasonable,and reliable legal represenative MARC PLOTNICK'S THE LAWYER TO HIRE !!!!!
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Posted by John | April 15, 2015
Not just an outstanding attorney but a caring real person.
I am a present client of Marc's. I initially contacted Marc along with a few others on Christmas eve. I never expected a call back that day, but not only did Marc call but he spoke with me for an hour, saw me personally the very next business morning, which was a Monday, and in fact I met with him prior to call backs from the others. He was able to get the two serious charges dropped, conditions of release removed and I am confident that the remaining charge will be adjudicated successfully. I can't say enough about Marc, his staff and their responsiveness, ability, caring and understanding.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent attorney with real knowledge and plenty of experience
I somehow stumbled upon Marc by word of mouth when someone told me that he'd be the attorney they'd hire if anything happened regarding legal matters to them or their family. She said with absolute confidence that he'd be whom they'd trust with difficult matters regarding legal problems. It's sometimes a roll of the dice when seeking and selecting someone to either retain or receive legal advice from, but definitely not with Marc Plotnick, an attorney that really gives you the feeling that he cares about you and he does. Oh boy, she wasn't wrong at all. Not only is he always available as well as his staff anytime you have questions about your legal obstacles, but he also has the know how and personality plus personableness and a good reputation & legal record to really have things move in a much more positive direction. It has been my direct experience that this attorney really took a bad situation and turned it in a much more positive direction as much so as a legal challenge can pan out, nothing less than a great deal. It was like magic. I was astonished by the results, learned through it all, received great advice that I can take with me even beyond this situation, and will never forget the great work he did for me. If anyone asks me for a great attorney, I can confidently recommend Marc Plotnick.
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Posted by anonymous | November 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney, would hire again 10/10
I got arrested for a DUI & refused all tests. I was scared out of my mind and didn’t know what to do. I had never been in trouble before. It was the most depressing time of my life. I met with a few attorneys and got recommended to him. Never got to meet him, but talked to him on the phone & knew right away I wanted to hire him. He was very comforting and always gave me a straight answer. He would pick up the phone any time I had a question. Ended up having it dropped to careless which was the best case scenario. I couldn’t thank him any more.
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Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal At Law
Great law firm quick clear,concise and compelling. Always there to answer questions. Office staff was always there and always got things handled in a timely manner. When in the court house having 6 others no joke say "I was in good hands and had the best attorney there" just passing doesn't say enough don't know what does. Always positive and straight forward you get what you pay for and he and his firm are well worth the investment. Thank you Marc and the Plotnic Law team
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Posted by Ussouf | October 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He saved my life!
I had some very serious charges where I could have faced many years in prison and Mr. Marc F. Plotnick saved my life. He never promised me anything when I walked in to his office but at the end the results that he delivered were absolutely the best possible. No matter when I called him (even on Sunday nights on his off time) he always answered his phone.He spent so much time talking to me in person (in his office) and on the phone. He walking me through everything. He was on point with everything, absolutely flawless and did everything that he can on his end. Before every court date he called me to remind me about it. Mr. Plotnick was very professional and he went above and beyond for me. He loves what he does, has a great heart and always made me feel more than just a client. He treated me like family. Mr. Marc Plotnick will be my lawyer for the rest of my life. He takes his job very serious and you can count on him to deliver! I could not have been anymore satisfied with the results of my case. Thank you again Mr. Plotnick!
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Posted by anonymous | October 9, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The Most Extensive Consultation You Can Get
I'm so grateful that after speaking with multiple attorneys that I ended up finding Marc. I'm amazed at the time and effort he has put in finding information about my case, making phone calls and personal appearances. Not once had he asked me to hire him or pay anything. It's absolutely unheard of in my experiences. You can tell he is genuine and actually cares about you. Clear cut #1 pick. Do yourself a favor and call him if you need representation! A+++++++
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Posted by Evan | August 29, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Shut your eyes and HIRE HIM
I found Marc by searching online and did actually see these reviews. He was very professional and timely, with a personal touch in handling my case which I appreciated. His communication was great, and he worked with me for over 10 months after my initial payment to see my case through to dismissal. I was nervous facing two 3rd-degree felony charges for unlicensed contracting, workers comp, but Marc put me at ease and handled it like a pro. Now I can move on with my life again, without an attorney like Mark this could have dragged on for another 10 months (PTI). Highly recommend. Hope this helps someone, he may not be the least expensive, but he was worth the extra money IMO.
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Posted by Martin | June 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
look no further
When you are going through a DUI nightmare , getting bombarded with lawyers in the mail , look no further than Marc . He returns your calls and emails in a timely fashion and will walk you through the process . I never lost my license and my case was reduced reckless driving . If there is a hole in the prosecutions case Marc will find it and he came in at half the price of other attorneys .
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I was in a really tough situation and going through a hard time when I hired Marc, not only did he do a great job with my case(very pleased with the outcome) but he is genuinely a great a person with a true passion for his profession. I can't thank him enough for how much he helped me! Thank you Marc.
Posted by Larson | September 29, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
With Much Gratitude
My husband and I contacted Plotnick Law for 3 separate matters and it was the best decision we made. We believe Marc Plotnick and Paul Horning are experts in their field of law and felt we where in "good hands" Marc and Paul negotiated the best possible resolution for our circumstances while remaining in constant contact/communication with us through the entire process. We would recommend Plotnick Law to anyone if you are in need of representation for Criminal Defense, Family Law matter or Personal Injury!
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Posted by Bob | July 31, 2015
Great Results!!
When the time comes that you need a lawyer, you hope you can make the right choice. Worse yet, I was new to the area and didn't know the reputation of any local lawyers. I made the right choice with Marc Plotnick. Marc and his professional, courteous staff, took the time necessary to ease my concerns and worked diligently for the best end result. Thank You Marc and Staff.
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Posted by John | July 27, 2015
A Lawer who Cares
When an event took place in my life that I am not proud of, and I was down on my luck. I contact Marc and not knowing who I was or my background he took the time out of his day to talk to me and assure me everything would be alright. With that saying, Marc not only did what he said he would do, but he also brought a sense of comfort to my situation ! Thank you Marc, you are one top notch lawyer
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Posted by Donald | December 9, 2012
THE BEST
I hired Attorney plotnick three times all three times I made out very well. Mr Plotnick will return calls and keep you posted at all time. I had one case that was not looking good at all for me, Marc approach turned out great and I was able to maintain my freedom. I also had three friends that hired Marc and they did well by Marc. one of my friends was facing jail time for a d u I and she was able to avoid jail time when other attorneys that she had called told her that she would be facing jail time... I think he is the Best attorney around.....
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Posted by West | December 14, 2011
Outstanding!
Very personable young attorney. Marc was able to get my case dropped to a "No Information Filed" status. He was very responsive to any questions that we had. He was very knowledgeable and kept me in the loop of where in the process my case was as all times. He kept his word and delivered a speedy resolution.
Posted by James | July 30, 2008
Senior Television Executive
In my 28 years running a group of television stations I dealt with numerous attorneys in both New York and Washington, DC, and I can tell you that Marc Plotnick can hold court with the best of them. He is man of integrity, immediately responsive to your questions, both day and night and keeps you in the game at all times. I highly recommend Marc Plotnick, or as I have come to call him "Monk" the TV star, for any legal work that falls within his realm.
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Posted by anonymous | July 30, 2008
Excellent lawyer
I found Marc to be very effective in fulfilling my needs i hired him for. Professional, courteous, attenitave all would describe Mr. Plotnick. Highly recommended!
Posted by Tracey | July 29, 2008
Market Manager
Marc has provided great service to my spouse and I over the last several years in diverse areas of legal counsel. He is very knowledgeable, trustworthy and responsive to our needs. Marc is truly considered to be an attorney you want to have "in your corner" providing legal support.
Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2008
NOELLE MCCAIN
Marc Plotnick is a repsonsible and trustworthy lawyer and friend. He has helped us with personal and business related cases and we have been completely satisified.
Posted by Jerome | October 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Nasty Experience
I hired Plotnick Law to defend me against a first class misdemeanor charge of criminal assault in 2017. They did not return phone calls. They did not inform me of court dates. They did not take any initiative to find exculpatory evidence in my favor. There were no conferences or strategy meetings. Nothing. They kept postponing the case to allow enough time to collect $3,000 in installments from me. After that they let the process play out so that the inevitable deal could be struck with the prosecutor. I dared not go to trial with such incompetent and negligent attorneys so I took the anger management course option which was offered me in exchange for the prosecution dropping the case. I don't see how a public defender could have treated me with any more contempt. Every good thing they say about themselves on their website is 180 degrees from the truth.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Plotnick Law
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Law Offices of Hannan & Plotnick, P.A.
  • 2006 - 2011
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office of the State Attorney, 6th Judicial Circuit
  • 2003 - 2006

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctorate
  • 2003
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • State v. N.B.
  • NOT GUILTY
  • State v. R.K.
  • NOT GUILTY
  • State v. R.T.
  • NOT GUILTY - JUDGMENT OF ACQUITTAL

Associations

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • RID (Remove Intoxicated Drivers) - DUI Prosecution Award
  • RID USA, Inc.
  • 2004

Publications

  • Honors in the Major, FSU
  • Environmental Attitudes of Florida Residents
  • 2000

Attorney endorsements

Received (19)
Given (24)
Endorse Marc
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"As a prosecutor I have worked with Marc on many cases. He is one of the best advocates for his clients I have ever dealt with. Very professional and an extremely hard worker. I endorse this attorney without any reservations."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Marc since we went to law school together more than 15 years ago. He was an exceptionally hard working student in law school and he is an excellent criminal defense attorney now."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is highly competent and is well respected in the community by both members of the bar and judiciary. I highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Marc. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse attorney Marc F. Plotnick. Marc F. Plotnick is well respected criminal defense /DUI / DWI attorney. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a criminal defense /DUI / DWI lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Plotnick is an excellent attorney in a very difficult field. His understanding of criminal law is beyond the scope of most lawyers in his field. I consider him to be well educated and extremely effective in the courtroom. I have no problem endorsing the work of Mr. Plotnick."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Marc for several years. As opposing counsel he was always a pleasure to work with as he was fair and knowledgeable. As a defense attorney, he is a fierce advocate for his clients. I highly endorse Marc Plotnick."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Mr. Plotnick when he was a prosecutor on some of my cases years ago. His level of professionalism was in par with his reputation for excelling in all aspects of practice. I have seen Mr. Plonick in the courtroom and his ability to argue the most obscure issues is a result of his high pedigree for research. Whenever I have a complex legal research issue Mr. Plotnick is the first person I call. I would strongly recommend Mr. Plonick for anyone in need of an excellent criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I first knew Marc when he was an Assistant State Attorney and I was the defense counsel on several matters. I came to respect him for his tireless efforts as a prosecutor. Now, he uses that energy for his clients instead of for the state. He is devoted, hard working and ethical -- a good guy and a good attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Marc is a hard working honest and caring attorney. He is bright and doesa fine job for his clients"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Marc for most of his legal career. I was opposing counsel on a number of cases during his time as a prosecutor. In each instance he represented the state's interests professionally, ethically and in a highly effective manner. He has continued to build the same reputation as a criminal defense attorney in private practice. I strongly endorse his work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Mr. Plotnick is a very well prepared attorney who is extremely proficient both in the court room and with his case law research. I have had the pleasure of working with Mr. Plotnick on a number of matters in which we were opposing council. Mr. Plotnick has been a true professional and a great lawyer to work with. He is a great asset to the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Marc and I worked together at the State Attorney's Office. Marc is hard-working and always well prepared. In my expereince with Marc, he advocates his position quite well and is excellent at persuading people to his point of view. I absolutely recommend Marc as an excelelnt attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Marc and I worked at the State Attorney's Office for several years. He is an extremely hard worker and was immediately missed when he left the State Attorney's Office for private practice. Since entering private practice, I have had the opportunity to watch his law firm grow. He is a dedicated and skilled attorney and a true asset to the Tampa Bay legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I endorse this lawyer's work. I had the opportunity to work with Marc Plotnick when he first started practicing law and worked as a prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office, 6th Circuit, Florida. He and I were both fairly new to the profession at the time. I did not get an opportunity to work with Mr. Plotnick on many cases but can tell you that he left our office with a great reputation. I know of no prosecutor in the State Attorney's Office who does not hole Mr. Plotnick in the highest regards. In my opinion, Mr. Plotnick has the most important attributes of a good criminal lawyer--being able to work well with opponents, being well respected among them, having a deep understanding of not only the law but of the issues of each case, and being honest."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Plotnick is an excellent attorney who is very knowledgeable in the area of criminal defense. He vigorously represents his clients and is a fantastic trial attorney. He is well prepared for court and stays informed as to the current state of the law. He prepares diligently for each and every one of his cases. Mr. Plotnick is always ready to help other attorneys in the community and shows compassion for each and every one of his clients. He is an asset to the legal profession and gives back to the community by helping others around him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Marc both at the State Attorney's office and in his current position as a criminal defense attorney. He has always displayed a level of professionalism that is respected by anyone that has had pleasure to work with him. Additionally, Marc works hard to make the wishes of his clients a priority."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Marc Plotnick is not only a dedicated attorney, but very well-liked among his colleagues and judges alike. As a former prosecutor, he is comfortable in the courtroom and well-versed in a variety of legal matters. I endorse Marc Plotnick."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the chance to first meet Mr. Plotnick while he worked as a prosecutor. He was always professional, hardworking, and fair. Marc has brought those same quality characteristics into his private practice. In addition to being a great attorney, Marc is truly a fighter. Marc will fight for his clients so that their rights are protected and they are treated fairly. The State Attorney's office knows that Marc will not shy away from going forward with a trial if necessary, and that is a factor that makes any criminal defense attorney better at negotiations should a client decide to pursue a plea deal. It is always a pleasure to talk with Marc, he has a great personality and is an amazing colleague. I endorse Marc Plotnick !"
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Saint Petersburg Criminal defense Lawyer Marc F. Plotnick
Marc F. Plotnick
Criminal defense Attorney
Saint Petersburg, FL
Licensed for 19 years
Free Consultation