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Tampa and St. Petersburg Florida Attorney Stephen C. Maltezos has several years experience in defending persons arrested and charged with dui's, misdemeanors, and felony crimes in the Florida counties of Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Sarasota, and Manatee.

Stephen C. Maltezos is a criminal defense, dui defense, and personal injury law attorney who was born in New Orleans and raised in South Louisiana. Stephen is a former Scholar-Athlete from the University of Alabama-Huntsville, playing collegiate soccer. He graduated from Louisiana State University, acquiring a Bachelors of Arts degree in Sociology with an area of concentration in Criminology.

He earned his law degree, with honors, from Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law in Orlando where he earned an academic scholarship by maintaining a high grade point average.

Stephen is also admitted to practice in the Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Stephen has spent his entire legal career fighting for victims. First, as an Assistant State Attorney with the Hillsborough County State Attorney's office representing victims of crime and then as a personal injury attorney representing injured victims.

If you are being investigated or have already been charged with a crime in Florida, you deserve the best criminal representation and someone to defend you who is an experienced, powerful, and aggressive courtroom advocate. Stephen C. Maltezos is not afraid to fight for your rights, and he will not back down to the Assistant State Attorneys and Judges. Tampa Criminal Lawyer and St. Petersburg Criminal Lawyer Stephen C. Maltezos understands that your liberty and freedom is most important when fighting for your rights. His track record of obtaining reduced charges, dismissals, and acquittals in jury trials as a criminal defense attorney and his ability to prevail on cases that may not appear 'trial worthy' speaks for itself as clear evidence of his successes in the courtroom and persuasiveness before a jury.

As an experienced Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer and St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Lawyer, Attorney Stephen C. Maltezos has dedicated his law practice to representing those charged with a criminal offense. He has extensive experience in handling cases involving simple Motor Vehicle Offenses, Public Order Offenses (Prostitution and Disorderly Conduct), to more serious crimes such as DUI/DWI, Domestic Violence, Drug Crimes (including Possession, Distribution, and Trafficking), Theft Crimes (such as Larceny, Armed Robbery, Grand Theft, and Burglary), Gun/Weapons Crimes, Sex Offense Cases (Indecent Assault and Battery, Rape) and even Crimes of Violence (Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and Kidnapping).

At the Law Offices of Stephen C. Maltezos, LLC, not only will you be represented by an experienced and aggressive Tampa Criminal Defense Lawyer and St. Petersburg Criminal Defense Lawyer, but you will have access to highly trained experts for your criminal case at your disposal. Attorney Stephen C. Maltezos works with a team of investigators, mental health and forensics experts (DNA, Fingerprint, Blood Spatter, etc.) to ensure that your case is prepared, witnesses are interviewed, and so that you truly have the best defense for your criminal case.

Take advantage of Attorney Stephen C. Maltezos' Free Consultation so that you understand what your options and legal rights are. If you, a family member or a friend has been arrested, been charged with a criminal offense, or are just being questioned relative to a criminal matter, contact Stephen C. Maltezos' law office to speak with him directly regarding your case. At the Law Offices of Stephen C. Maltezos, LLC, your case will be handled directly by Attorney Stephen C. Maltezos himself, and not be delegated to some other junior lawyer as is the case in other firms.

If you want to have the best Criminal Defense Lawyer in the Tampa Bay area for your criminal case, contact our law firm.


Languages spoken: Greek, English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 45%
    8 years, 1.88 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
    8 years, 3.11 thousand cases
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    8 years, 127 cases
  4. Family: 6%
    8 years, 44 cases
  5. Foreclosure: 4%
    8 years, 40 cases



Hourly ($300-350/hour), contingent (33-40%), Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Imran Ebrahim Malik

    I fully endorse attorney Stephen Maltezos. I have had the pleasure of knowing Steve for almost 10 years and he has consistently established himself as one of the hardest working and intelligent attorneys in the Tampa Bay area. I have referred cases to him in the past and Stephen has always obtained great results. I have no hesitation in recommending him to any of my clients.


    Imran Malik Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Jedediah A Main

    I worked together with Steve at the prosecutor's office, and I have seen first-hand Steve's level of commitment to excellence. He is an outstanding attorney who consistently obtains exceptional results for his clients. I highly endorse this lawyer.


    Jedediah Main Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Stephen C. Maltezos, LLC

920 16th St. N
St. Petersburg, FL, 33705

Stephen C. Maltezos, LLC

3306 N. Howard Ave.
Tampa, FL, 33607



FLMember in Good Standing200806/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Clients' Choice AwardAvvo2013
Children's & Family Law ConcentrationDwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry University2007
Book Award - Florida Criminal Procedure SeminarDwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry University2007
Honors GraduateDwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry University2007
Book Award - EvidenceDwayne of Andreas School of Law - Barry University2006
3rd Place at ATLA Regional CompetitionDwayne O. Andreas School of Law Trial Team2006
Book Award- Legal Research & Writing IIDwayne O. Andreas School of Law - Barry University2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner and CEOLaw Offices of Stephen C. Maltezos, LLC2010 - Present
Managing PartnerLaw Offices of Adamy & Maltezos, PA2010 - 2011
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office, 13th Judicial Circuit, Hillsborough County, State Of Florida2007 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hillsborough County Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2014 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationAttorney Member2014 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAttorney Member2010 - Present
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
Florida BarAttorney Member2008 - Present
LSU Alumni AssociationMember2000 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2010 - 2011
Coquina Key Neighborhood AssociationVice President2009 - 2010
American Bar AssociationMember2007 - 2008
Barry University School of Law-Trial TeamMember2006 - 2007
American Association for JusticeMember2006 - 2007
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Second DUI Jury TrialJury trial won
Count 1 - Home Invasion Robbery and Count 2 - BurglaryCount 1 - Misdemeanor Trespass and Count 2 - Misdemeanor Trespass
Scheme to Defraud and Grand TheftCount #1 Dropped, Count #2 reduced to a Petit Theft
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Publication nameTitleDate
CKNA Monthly NewsletterDUI - Do's and Don'ts2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law CenterSociologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2000
University of Alabama - HuntsvillePre-Lawn/aN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Community Law ProgramIllegal Search and Seizure2012