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Douglas Jay Greenberg

Criminal defense Attorney at Saint Petersburg, FL

4.6   18 reviews
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  • Licensed for 35 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1989
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About Douglas

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Attorney Doug Greenberg moved to St. Petersburg FL at the age of 10. He has lived in the Pinellas County area for over 40 years, and has been practicing law there for over 25 years. He is a graduate of the nationall-recognized Journalism and Communications program at the University of Florida. He is also a graduate of the University of Florida College of Law. He has been license to practice law by the Supreme Court of the State of Florida since April 1989. He is a former state prosecutor and former member of the National District Attorney's association. He is currently a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (FACDL) and is licensed to practice law in all counties in the state of Florida, as well as the United States District Court.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
Distinguished Peer Review Rating

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Doug Greenberg Attorney at Law

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  18 customer reviews
Posted by Burke | September 8, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you Douglas
i hired Douglas Greenberg to fix a mess i made in Fl in '93.i neglected handling because an attorney i gave a deposit to never did anything just took my money and left me in limbo. Other attorneys described worse case scenarios before best and scared me off. Douglas Greenberg was honest in his assessment but very confident in his ability to handle my case. He always communicated with me when it was needed and didn't leave me in the dark. When we went to court the results were exactly as Douglas said they would be. I know things don't always work out the way you want them to but Douglas got it done and i am happy to have hired him
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Posted by Greenberg fan | September 4, 2023
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| Consulted Attorney
Douglas Greenberg the great
Douglas greenberg is famous for his professional work. He has always great ideas in his mind. I love douglas greenberg
Posted by joan | August 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE TRUTH
The most able responsive delicate sensibly valued tax attorney A very knowledgeable, decent person Go to him if you have any sort of expense issue. Doug gets the telephone himself and answers messages right away
Posted by Edward | August 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
flawless victory!!!
i hired Doug to fix a mess i made in Fl in '93.i neglected handling because an attorney i gave a deposit to never did anything just took my money and left me in limbo. Other attorneys described worse case scenarios before best and scared me off. Doug was honest in his assessment but very confident in his ability to handle my case. He always communicated with me when it was needed and didn't leave me in the dark. When we went to court the results were exactly as Doug said they would be. I know things don't always work out the way you want them to but Doug got it done and i am happy to have hired him!!!i would definitely recommend hiring him!!!
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Posted by Zoey | September 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Beyond all expectations
All anyone wants in their most trying moments is a lawyer who is knowledgeable of the courts they’re operating in and also one who cares about your outcome as much as you do. This firm, Doug and Zach Greenberg specifically, couldn’t have done a better job in their efforts. Relatable and effective; and my outcome was more than I could have hoped for. At times when I even doubted a positive path forward they kept pushing. At an affordable price, there’s no better firm for your legal issues. Highly recommended.
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Posted by PC | March 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
THE TRUTH .
I HAVE KNOWN DOUG GREENBERG SINCE 1999. WE HIRED HIM 3 TIMES HE WORKED FOR US . HE IS TREMENDOUSLY HONEST AND TRULY HELPS YOU WHEN AND IF YOU ARE IN A VERY DIFFICULT SITUATION . I TRUST THIS MAN WITH MY LIFE . IF YOU ARE EVER IN TROUBLE AND NEED A GREAT LAWYER THIS IS THE MAN FOR YOU .
Posted by Happy Client!! | August 28, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First Class
Doug was able to get a reduction of my DUI charge with a blood alcohol level of a .175 to Wreckless Driving. This was a huge victory for me and my family given my occupation and where I am at in my career. I felt like with Doug as my attorney that I wasn't just another client but someone he was fighting for and working diligently to get the best possible outcome. I highly recommend Doug if you find yourself in an unfortunate or highly compromising situation.
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Posted by aryan | May 14, 2015
Amongst the best
This review is probably six months too late..I was booked for domestic violence by strangulation and battery..A felony and a misdemeanour charge.Douglas was amongst the last lawyers I interviewed. .He was both comforting and very positive as a lawyer..He went about explaining the options to me.and also personally was able to speak to the state attorney's office in pinellas county to have the case dropped.and exactly as he promised in the duration that he promised me..The case was dropped and I was given a clean discharge..Douglas gave me a lot of time,I was not easy either..I always had a lot of questions and he patiently met me more than 5 times over the one month of our association. .well he wasn't just a lawyer but also acted as a friend..A guide.. my case was also a little bit tricky because I am a green card holder and not a us citizen. So I was also looking at potential deportation. .Douglas handled my case extremely well and him being able to talk to the state attorney directly was of great help. The entire case was resolved in less than 2 months. .and Douglas really held my hand through the process..reassuring me..like I said he worked with me both as a friend and as a lawyer..and his fees were reasonable and he allowed me to pay over a period of time. .Thank you Douglas. .For your patience..and kindness..He is a great lawyer..and an even greater human being..
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Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2014
Doug Greenberg took care of my case exactly how In wanted
I can't say enough good things about Doug. To start he answers his own phone. He was very honest and forthcoming with my case and what my options were. I did what he said and he got my case dismissed completely. What more can you ask for? His fees were reasonable and disclosed in advance. No surprises at all. I would recommend Doug to anyone and plan to use him again if ever i need an Attorney.
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Posted by Jose | June 19, 2014
DUI/Car accident representation
I've dealt with Doug since 1998 when he first represented me in my DUI case and I am using him now as my attorney in my accident case. I cannot find a lawyer with a higher sense of respect, knowledge and dedication to his clients than Mr. Greenberg. His professionalism is second to none and best of all, he is a super human being. Usually lawyers give the legal profession a black eye because of how they carry themselves. Doug Greenberg is the exception of the legal system.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2013
I highly recommend attorney Doug Greenberg!!!
Doug Greenberg handled my case with the highest degree of integrity, professionalism, and most importantly his expertise in the legal system. I found myself in unchartered territory & needed legal help. There were many attorneys in the area that I considered but after the in person meeting with Doug I knew he was the attorney I needed and could trust. He promptly returned my phone calls, answered my many "what if" questions, etc... and ultimately he was successful in getting a favorable resolution for my case -- a situation that could have altered my reputation & career. I am blessed that Doug was my attorney and I highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal counsel.
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Posted by Kathryn | December 17, 2012
An atty you can trust!
Although it has been a few years since I needed legal help, I still reccomend Doug to anyone that requires a lawyers services. Mr. Greenberg always returned my calls and answered any questions I had in a very timely manor. He handled my cases quickly and professionally and never made me feel like I was just another number. Hes understanding and very knowledgeable. He speaks TO you not AT you. At a time that can be very scary and can turn your life up side down he is truely the light at the end of the tunnel (thats not a train)
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Posted by Glen | June 28, 2012
I didn't know Doug, before my trouble, but am sure glad I met him.
Doug handled my DUI case in a fantastic fashion. Even as he was put in an awkward position with another attorney hired by my family he showed restraint, professionalism,and above all else he got a favorable decision when it looked like I might do some serious time. His guidance and patience with me was exceptional. I highly recommend Doug for any legal matter you may need help with.
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Posted by Sandra | January 23, 2012
HIGHLY RECOMMEND - Aggravated battery charge dropped and deadly missile charge to mischief
Doug is our family "criminal" attorney - with four boys we have had a few skirmishes over the last 10 years. He is respectful, attentive, truthful, and timely. He responded on our last case after hours before a weekend. He gave us good solid advice each time with truthful expectations of outcomes - he has always done better than we could have hoped for. This is a great attorney to have in your corner!!!
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Posted by Michele | November 10, 2011
I chose Doug and I am glad I did!
I was accused of crimes that I did NOT commit, but was still arrested and booked. Potentially, I could have been charged since the police never completed their assignment to investigate all allegations. After consideration of several attorneys, I chose Doug to represent me. He was successful with having all charges dropped in a very timely manner. He treated me with total respect (as did his staff) and made me feel comfortable at a very scary time of my life. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Walter | December 8, 2010
He turned out to be a blessing
He helped my Fiancée out with her DUI last time, Now I am going to use him to sue her for all the money she never paid me back for...
Posted by Richard | September 19, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Driving license still canceled since 2005
I hired Mr. Greenberg for a simple DUI case in 2001. I received 2 tickets that year. One was for dui & the other was Roadways lined for Traffic. Both of them were pleaded guilty to. My license was suspended since 2001 & has been canceled since 2005. A total of 21 years I had no drivers license. He made such a big deal about a single traffic ticket.
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Posted by anonymous | March 4, 2009
Unprofessional conduct in the court
Mr. Greenberg represented me in a traffic hearing a few years ago. He charged me 500 to represent me in an administrative hearing to save my license on a technicality. He told me I did not need to be there it was gonna be a breeze and after I heard the audio record of the hearing I know why he didn't want me there. He ripped threw a brief cracking jokes and engaging in unprofessional flirtatious banter with who I assume was the prosecuter or judge. Total time 3 minutes of representation, an unfavorable verdict for me (which he did not contest at all) and he laughed all the way to the bank. I lost my driving job, the only kind of work I could do because of disability. Needless to say I called the Bar association but that was a joke. My mistake for believing he would go to bat for me, I should have been there.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Doug Greenberg Attorney at Law
  • 1989 - Present

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1985

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (0)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Douglas. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Doug is an excellent criminal defense attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. From seeing him work in the courtroom, it is obvious that he does a very good job for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Greenberg is an excellent lawyer and advocate for his clients. His preparation and attention to detail is evident in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Doug. He has years of experience and is well respected in the community for his skilled work as an attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have known Mr. Greenberg professionally both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney. I dont know of an attorney who gets better results for his clients. He works cases from every angle. I respect him and have learned a lot from him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have seen Doug in the courtroom many times and know him to be an outstanding criminal defense lawyer. He is also an exceptionally nice person. I highly recommend Doug Greenberg."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have experience working with Doug Greenberg both as opposing counsel during my career as a prosecutor and as a fellow criminal defense attorney in St Petersburg. He is dedicated to his clients, for whom he provides highly experienced and effective representation, through trial, if necessary."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As an Assistant State Attorney and now as a fellow criminal defense attorney, I have dealt with Mr. Greenberg on numerous cases. He is an extremely professional and honest attorney. Additionally, Mr. Greeneberg is exceedingly intelligent and is always familiar with the newest case law regarding recent court decisions about various criminal law topics. He is a wonderful asset to the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Greenberg is an excellent lawyer and colleague."
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Saint Petersburg Criminal defense Lawyer Douglas Jay Greenberg
Douglas Jay Greenberg
Criminal defense Attorney
Saint Petersburg, FL
Licensed for 35 years
Free Consultation