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Arthur Charles Fulmer Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Lakeland, FL

5.0   23 reviews

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I was born and raised here in Polk County, Florida and graduated from Lakeland High School.  After leaving town for college and law school, I came back and started a family in Lakeland.  Together with my wife and two kids, I enjoy outdoor activities and volunteering in my community.  

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Licensed for 16 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/23/2022

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Fulmer Law, PA
1960 East Edgewood Drive
Lakeland, FL, 33803-3471

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Posted by LeAnthony | August 26, 2020
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Best attorney Ever!!!!
From the beginning to the end Mr Fulmer made me feel confident in my family law case, there was never a time I called the office and I didn’t get a answer to a question I had. The way Mr Fulmer and his staff treat you is beyond exceptional!!! I ca t thank him enough, for his diligent work which left me as a father with sole custody of all three of my kids from my previous marriage.
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Posted by Josie | December 18, 2017
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Finally moving forward!
Professional, Dependable and Assertive....is what I was seeking in an attorney to help me on my case that started out as a custodial battle for my twins. What actually won me over was the compassion, patience and reassurance that Art Fulmer Jr, Barbara Cline and Theresa Mangino has shown my girls and I each and every time I came to the office. Their whole team were absolutely wonderful. I came to Fulmer & Fulmer after being misrepresented by an incompetent "attorney" that dropped the ball. Only a little more than a week for mediation and I still had more questions and uncertainty than I did in the beginning of the case. Fulmer JR and Barbara listened to me, answered all of my questions, EXPLAINED my rights as a parent/advocate for my girls and reassured me that they WILL take care of everything. God bless their patience, having a bad experience with my previous attorney I kept questioning everything. There's no such thing as a dumb question, if they see that you seem to be confused or hesitant about anything they will make sure you understand and on the same page with everything before leaving his office. Finally after 2 years of this ongoing ordeal, what started off as a custodial battle, the case got settled with simply a small reduction of child Support payments and some time sharing. With that I was relived. With the help of Fulmer & Fulmer, I am now able to close this chapter and move forward. With the help of Fulmer Jr and Barbara Cline I regained confidence in dealing with my girls' father and knowing my rights. With all this being said, if anyone is looking for an attorney, Fulmer & Fulmer are absolutely the best decision. Art Jr, Barbara, Theresa....From the bottom of my heart...Thank you for EVERYTHING. ❤
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Posted by Catherine | October 24, 2017
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False felony charges
I was charged with 2 serious felonies. The felonies never happened. Mr Fulmer took my info & got the charges dropped. I met with him & emailed any info I thought was necessary. Mr Fulmer took the info and worked with the state attorney. The state attorney dropped the charges due to Mr Fulmer’s great work. I am so relieved and pleased.
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Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2017
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OUTSTANDING ATTORNEY
Art Jr. was able to take a felony battery charge and have the whole case dismissed . 2 thumbs up !!
Response from Arthur Fulmer June 2, 2017
Great case. Great client. Great outcome! Thank you for the compliments.
Posted by Charlena | May 26, 2017
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Arthur Fulmer, Jr. - Hiring An Attorney After Filing Pro-Se
I was in an abusive marriage and finally left after 25 years. I left with very little cash, my clothes, and a few belongings. I filed for divorce pro-se and immediately my ex-husband hired an attorney, knowing that I did not have the funds to hire my own attorney. After several months of representing myself, I knew I was over my head when my divorce judge kept telling me “I wish you had an attorney, I really wish you had an attorney.” I had spoken to Mr. Fulmer’s office previously for a consultation, and his fees were very reasonable, but I simply could not afford to pay them. After 10 months of fighting on my own, and being totally bullied by not only my ex-husband, but also his attorney, my parents said enough was enough and hired Mr. Fulmer for me. What a relief it was to not go about this on my own anymore! Mr. Fulmer stepped right in, immediately filed a motion to amend my original Dissolution of Marriage where I had stated I would decline alimony if my husband declined child support (he had custody at the time of our 17 yr old son). His office filed several other motions for me, ones I would have never considered no matter the research I did while working pro-se. It was amazing how a divorce that had been at a standstill was suddenly moving in the right direction! The court ordered mediation that had three times previously been cancelled by my ex-husband’s counsel actually happened. And we were able to settle, allowing me to get divorced 2 weeks later. I tried for months to do what he managed to get done in a matter of weeks! The entire office staff is very accommodating and helpful. They were supportive very pleasant – understanding that I was going thru a very painful time in my life. Mr. Fulmer, Jr. was very easy to work with, and he made sure that I was taken care of. Mr. Fulmer, Sr. was the attorney representing me at the final judgment. I had only met him once before in passing, but I cannot say enough good things about him either! Not only did he walk me thru what to expect at the final hearing, he also managed to get me two certified copies of my divorce decree that day so that I could begin my life again using my maiden name. I really would highly recommend this law firm to anyone in need of an attorney.
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Response from Arthur Fulmer May 27, 2017
I can't tell you how happy this makes me. I am so glad we were able to help you and get your case back on track. You were a great client to work with and I wish you all the best moving forward!
Posted by anonymous | May 26, 2017
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Great Lawyer
I originally hired Art Fulmer for a divorce case and then later a custody case. On both cases Mr. Fulmer did an outstanding job. He stuck with our difficult case til the end and made sure our case was heard in a professional manner. I couldn't be more pleased with how our case turned out.
Response from Arthur Fulmer May 27, 2017
Thank you very much for the kind words. I'm glad everything worked out so well for you and your family!
Posted by Jeff | January 24, 2017
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Compassionate, knowledgeable and always there for you
This lawyer and his team are amazing and truly care about their clients. I was faced with a life changing situation last April where I was actually in tears at his office. The compassion and kindness that his assistant Theresa gave me instantly calmed me down and right from the start I knew I was in good hands. I followed up with a face to face meeting with Mr Fulmer and the knowledge and intelligence this man had about law and my type of case was truly remarkable. He presents himself with a genuinely warm and comforting essence every time you see him in person or speak to him on the phone. He never rushes the contact you have with him and is eager is win your case! If anyone is ever looking for a lawyer that truly cares about the individual and not the amount of money they can milk from you..Mr Art Fulmer and his team are definitely the group you need to speak with. I can truly say that my life, family and career could have been completely turned upside down if it wasn't for this man and his assistant Theresa. From my heart, I thank you for always being there for me. -J
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Response from Arthur Fulmer January 25, 2017
It's appreciation like this that makes me love what I do. Helping people who are facing legal problems with potentially life altering consequences is something I take very seriously. I try to approach all cases and clients with this same focus on commitment to achieving the absolute best result. Thank you for these very sincere comments. I'm glad it all worked out so well for you!
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Posted by Felicia | November 3, 2016
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Nothing short of amazing
Art Jr has represented me in two separate family law cases and I have to say he is nothing short of amazing!! He pays great attention to detail, is honest, personable and attentive to your concerns. I would never considered using someone else to represent me and/or my family. Both Art and his staff have always went over and beyond in any situation to meet my families needs. If your looking for a great attorney then Art is the man for the job. He will not let you down.
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Posted by Whit | October 28, 2016
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So grateful for hiring Art Jr. I highly recommend him!
I hired Art Jr. for a case I had been charged with battery on LEO, resisting officers with violence, 2 possession charges, and a paraphernalia charge. So 3 felonies and 2 misdemeanor charges. I am very please and satisfied with the outcome of my case which was no felony convictions, no jail, and minimal probation. Art Jr. took the time to listen to me and discuss the case with me, he was very thorough, and I knew I could trust him with my case as serious as it was and didn't worry about it. He seems highly respected in the court rooms as well, very professional. His office staff and paralegal Theresa worked with me and kept me updated and was very organized, I liked how personal they were with me. I would definitely recommend him and if I ever need an attorney in the future, hopefully I won't, but if I do Art is who I'll go to. Thanks for everything!
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Posted by Rhonda | August 22, 2016
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LIFE SAVER
Last October I was accused of crime that could have potentially sent me to prison for 30 years. The first thing I did was called Art Jr. as I have used Fulmer & Fulmer in the past. Of course I was scared to death. Art calmed me down and went straight to work on my case. There was never a time throughout the whole year when I called or emailed him that he did not respond the same day. Art is exceptionally knowledgeable about the law, genuinely sincere and honest. He aggressively analyzed and pointed out the flaws in the case against me. Art made sure that the details of the law were followed. He was the absolute BEST choice in hiring a defense attorney. My trial ended on August 18, 2016 and thanks to Art I am home with my family!
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Response from Arthur Fulmer August 23, 2016
Thank you very much for the comments, Rhonda. It was a pleasure representing you and I am very happy it all worked out so well!
Posted by Melissa | June 27, 2016
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By far the best, very organized & intelligent
We could not have asked for a better lawyer to represent my husband. Very smart and strategic especially in our case. He stood behind my husband each step of the way and kept us well informed of everything that was happening. Would highly recommend to anyone in need of an experienced and well defined lawyer
Response from Arthur Fulmer June 28, 2016
Thank you very much! Your compliment means a great deal to me.
Posted by Lawrence Jared | February 1, 2016
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Family Law
Art has always been willing to go above an beyond to help us with any matter relating to Family Law. His attention to detail is always spot on and he is not afraid to think out side the box when coming up with solutions. He helps in looking over any document and provides spot on feed back and always does it with a smile. Lets not forget how supportive his staff is as well. I would highly recommend him for your criminal and family lawyering needs.
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Posted by John Kramer | January 28, 2016
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Case 1434
As it relates to Mr. Art Fulmer Jr. I would like to make it known that he paid attention to detail in every manner, he earned his money and thought his fees were too low ,but provided us with a very good value for all the work that he did for us... fees were too low and very good value for all the work that he did for us.follow up was very professional thank you very much for a job well done. You won't be disappointed with Mr. FulmerJr.
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Posted by Amber | August 29, 2015
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Awesome
Mr. Art Fulmer Jr. has represented me three times. Once criminally, in my divorce/custody and most recently at an injunction trial. In every case if I didn't get exactly what I wanted, I got more than what I wanted. To say I am happy with his services is an understatement. He is smart, aggressive, and just plain great at what he does. His skills in trial are impressive and I am grateful for what he has done for me. Having him by my side in court was worth every dime I have, but he charged next to nothing compared to other retainer fees I was quoted. Not only would I hire him again, I would never consider anyone else. Also, his office staff and paralegal are great.
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Posted by Brett | April 20, 2015
Great lawyer
I haven’t had a whole lot of experience with attorneys and for me to have to deal with an attorney, well, Art Fulmer Jr. is better than “the nines”, he’s a “total 10”. Won’t get no better than that.
Posted by Gregg | January 2, 2015
Great Experience, Highly Recommend Arthur Fulmer Jr's Services
Mr. Fulmer’s office was very supportive in our family law case. We had a reasonably simple adoption case for my step-son, but Mr. Fulmer and his staff made the process a breeze! We had a very concerning experience with another local law firm in the Lakeland area and were cautious going into our consultation w/ Mr. Fulmer. He however was very knowledgeable and helped us expedite our case quickly. His staff was extremely helpful throughout the process and answered any and all of our questions as they arose. We couldn’t have been happier with the professionalism from everyone in this firm and would recommend to anyone they take advantages of their services for any legal needs. We are very pleased of our overall experience!
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2014
WHAT A POWERHOUSE!
Mr. Fulmer represented me when I was hurt in a car accident. I've heard horror stories from friends who had been in accidents and they could never speak to their lawyers or they never knew what was going on with their case. Not in Mr. Fulmer's office, he's the real deal. I worked with his staff a lot but whenever I wanted to talk to him, he ALWAYS took my call. I didn't have a big case, he just really cared. Watching Mr. Fulmer during our mediation was so cool. You could tell that everyone there respected him and he successfully settled my case for more than I ever thought I could get.
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2014
Couldn't have asked for a better attorney!
I used Art Fulmer, Jr. in a recent criminal matter. I was completely impressed with his knowledge and application of the law. Excellent bedside manner! He was completely open and honest from the beginning. He kept me informed and I really appreciated that he returned my calls in the same business day. His command of the courtroom and his expertise as a trial lawyer was amazing. I was also impressed at his rapport with the prosecuting attorney and with the judicial staff in general. That says a lot about the integrity of a defense attorney. I truly could not have asked for a better attorney. One thing that stood out to me was that almost all of his advertising was through past clients, no radio announcements, no TV commercials, no loud billboards - just lots of people advising me to go see Art Fulmer, Jr. I'm really glad I did!
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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2014
Great Lawyer!
Our family hired Mr. Fulmer to represent us in a complicated child custody matter. Mr. Fulmer was attentive, realistic and maintained integrity and professionalism throughout the entire process. Mr. Fulmer's whole team was integral in our case and served us well. We would recommend hiring Mr. Fulmer for any child custody matter. He is very good at what he does and he fights aggressively on behalf of his clients.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2014
AGGRESSIVE AND ORGANIZED
I had a child custody case with Mr. Fulmer, Jr. He was very organized and listened to me when I explained my case. He had a very professional and comfortable approach to my case. When it came time to go to court, he was very aggressive and out-smarted the other side. Highly recommend!
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Public Defender's Office, 18th Jud. Circuit
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Public Defender's Office, Orlando Florida
  • 2004 - 2005

Education

  • Florida A. & M. University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2000

Legal Cases

  • State v. Schroeder
  • Case dismissed

Associations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lakeland Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Polk County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Wilson American Inns of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Best Advocate
  • Florida Public Defender Association
  • 2006

Publications

  • Florida A & M University Law Review
  • Law Review
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Mock Trial Competition
  • First Amendment right to free speech
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend this lawyer for your family law and criminal law needs. He is kind, knowledgeable, and protective of his client's interests. He will do a great job for you."
Family Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Art is very knowledge, hard-working, and gets the job done."
Family Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I always am glad when I see that Art is opposing counsel on a case. He is smart and organized and has great staff!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable and professional. Represents his clients well."
Family Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Top skills and top class."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I definitely endorse this lawyer as one of the finer lawyers in the area. Mr. Fulmer is kind, courteous, and shows the utmost respect for his clients and fellow attorneys. He is also extremely intelligent and well prepared."
Family Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Arthur. He is a talented advocate with outstanding work ethic."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Lakeland Criminal defense Lawyer Arthur Charles Fulmer Jr.
Arthur Charles Fulmer Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
Lakeland, FL
Licensed for 16 years