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Brian Lawrence Edwards

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Myers, FL

4.1   13 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2001
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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You should never feel alone as you work to move beyond the questionability that a criminal charge may cause in your own life. It’s within your rights, as well as recommended, to find the help of a quality criminal defense attorney. A lawyer will be able to study your situation and bring it an honest understanding as well as a carefully constructed defensive technique. You have the ability to move forward and it is time that you capitalize on it. Let a Fort Myers criminal defense attorney help you move beyond the heartbreak of what once was, so that you can finally being investing in the solidarity of your future. Whether you have been detained for the falsity of a violent crime, sex crime or DUI, it’s with a legal team that you will be able to thoroughly understand it and work through it. The team from the law office of Brian L. Edwards, Esq not only has more than 15 years experience, but here you will be able to work with a reputable attorney that wants to bring your case through to a solid conclusion. Let the law office of Brian L. Edwards, Esq extricate all the smallest details from your case and build you a lucrative defensive case. A quality legal professional will then walk you through the whole of your situation and work hard to bring your case through the courtroom with flying colors. You don’t have to watch as your life becomes hemmed in by the heartbreak of the past. The law office of Brian L. Edwards, Esq is ready to help you, today. You simply need to take the first step. Contact a criminal defense attorney serving Fort Myers now to begin working towards the case completion you and your loved ones need!

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Brian L. Edwards, Esq.
2269 Main Street
Fort Myers, FL, 33901

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4.1 / 5.0
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Posted by Craig | August 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent service
I was referred to Mr. Edwards through another attorney friend and couldn’t be happier with how things worked out. He and his secretary, Chrissy, were always pleasant and very easy to work with. I will gladly recommend his services.
Posted by Lisa m | May 20, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Vop hearing
Brien worked very hard to get my son the best deal possible on a vop hearing. Facing 10 yrs in prison, he worked out a deal for 6 months in county, with ankle monitoring and possibly of interstate transfer. Brien is on of the best attorneys there is, he is very upfront and honest.
Posted by KENNETH | March 10, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Bad reviews.
While reading the two bad reviews I couldn't help myself but to ad my 2 cents. Companies and Professional services are like everything else, you will always have dissatisfied client's. It is like everything in life, when things go in your favor people are extremely happy! When things do not go someone's way they are unhappy. For those that read this please understand that just because you hire an attorney don't mean you are automatically givin a get out of jail free card. Things happen, in the end the judge decides the punishment based around each clients hystory & facts. Our case did not turn out exactly the way we believed it would and yet I would not call anyone else. Mr edwards told my son what he needs to do and my son thought he knew better than his attorney,,, in the end my son made his own choices and the judge baised her decision off the hystory and choices of my son. This was "NO" Fault of Mr edwards. Nobody has all 5 star reviews and if they do ! They are ether perfect which nobody is,,, or they are buying there reviews. Mr edwards has worked on both sides of the bench as a proscutor and attorney. That is EXPERIENCE you can not buy and EXPERIENCE that is rare to find. Mr edwards has a clear advantage over his competition with his experience and the fact he was raised in the area and" KNOWS PEOPLE" He is my family attorney.
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Posted by Claire | January 23, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
I have hired Mr. Edwards twice for my son I am so pleased with he’s work very honest , kind and caring always a phone call away or text even on the weekend from now and on he will be the only lawyer i hire for my family highly recommended
Posted by Cynthia | August 10, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
resisting arrest without violence
I am a Daughter living in Alabama and my 74 year old father was arrested for resisting arrest without violence in Bonita Springs, FL. He has RA and diabetes .I called Brain because of his reviews on here and he was able to get the case thrown out before going to court. We are very happy with Brian . He told with me and Then my father was Great and Fast. Brian knows how to get things done. It was great to be able to talk with him with me being out of state and nevering meeting with a him.If you need an Attorney Call Brian!!!!
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Posted by Russell | August 11, 2015
An Attorney's Attorney
Excellent. The attorney to hire. I have practiced Criminal Law in the State of Michigan and in the United States Federal Court's for over 36 years. I am the father of a child who was recently charged with DWI in Ft. Myers, Florida. Mr. Edwards was retained. It is not easy to represent the child of an Attorney who has practiced Criminal Law for more than 36 years. Mr. Edwards was put to the test. He is excellent in every way. He has the personality, knowledge of the law, commitment to his clients and the connections to produce the best possible outcome. That is what he did!
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Posted by Alexis | July 31, 2015
Excellent DUI lawyer
Mr. Edwards was excellent! He represented me on my second DUI and got my charge reduced to a reckless driving. He was caring, committed, and swift. Mr. Edwards has excellent communication skills and always answered my questions and concerns quickly and efficiently. He knew how to best approach my situation to get the best possible outcome. He has saved my career due to his relentless commitment. I highly recommend Mr. Edwards! He is a truly excellent person and lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | July 25, 2013
A lawyer with HONESTY, knowledge, compassion and INFORMED.
I needed a lawyer to help me with a felony case, it was grand lar. and grand theft. I choose Brian because bedsides his Knowledge and experience, he cares you are not just a client..he makes you feel like your case is the top priority and he listens to you. He can be reached so easily anytime I had a question he would be there to explain it. His knowledge is another fantastic plus. He worked for the state Attorneys office over 20 years thts not something every lawyer can claim with that kinda of representations my case was DISMISSED... There isn't a lawyer that has all the attribute that Mr Edwards has....pick the best pick Brian.
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Posted by Tina | July 15, 2013
Wow, what a super person that really cares about people. He is also awesome in court. Today he knew when to throw the right hard ball. I highly recommend him. I am a victim of domestic violence and he represented me. I will call him from now on if I ever need legal assistance. If I could give 10 stars I would. He stood in for my lawyer who is on vacation.
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Posted by George | February 14, 2013
Brian Edwards ** Finally a lawyer who really cares"
I have had Brian Edwards represent me for the last 2 years and if it wasn’t for Brian I wouldn’t be able to write this review that he so willing deserves. When I was detained he kept both me and my family in the loop and worked out the most amazing deal that anyone can imagine. I have dealt with many attorneys and none have been as forthcoming and caring as Brian. Please take time to consider him for you legal needs as I can assure you that you will be in the best of hands.hands
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Posted by anonymous | February 5, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Showed up looking like he was pulled off skid row . Not once did he stand up for the accused now did he show evidence that proved him Innocent ! Waisted of time an money
Response from Brian Edwards February 6, 2023
Sir/madam, I suspect that you were on the other side of an injunction I did last year. However since you were not a client and posted anonymously I can't verify. Not once in my life have I ever not argued for client during a trial.
Posted by anonymous | February 15, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Save your money
Not worth it pay a bit more and get someone better. Very dissatisfied and disappointed sold a dream
Posted by Shawn | January 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Maxed Out!!!
In 2015, we hired Brian to represent us for a felony VOP case (Case #14001068F, Charlotte County, Fl). The previous attorney had secured an 18 month dept. of corrections deal. We felt that the facts of the case warranted a second look as most of the sentencing score sheet was incorrect. Brian agreed that the score sheet was incorrect, agreed to help us and told us "I would never have a client of mine plead out to prison for a VOP. You would be hard pressed for county jail time." With that advice we proceeded with his services. Long story short, he never corrected the score sheet, never secured a better deal with the prosecutor, agreed to the illegal statutes that the state was applying to the case (wrong dates on statutes) and told us to plead out to the judge and that he was giving us a second chance. We followed his instruction on pleading out to the judge and we were not given a second chance but a MAXIMUM SENTENCE OF 5 YEARS DOC!!! Be very cautious if considering Mr. Edwards. In 2018, we had a 3.850 hearing on our case in which Brian was called onto the stand. He committed perjury while under oath about how we contacted him, hired him, and what we spoke about. Do not trust him as he is just another scam artist. Brian has cost us thousands of dollars and years of our lives that we can not get back due to his misrepresentation and bad advice. I forgot to mention his sloppy appearance on court dates and horrible "lawyering" skills in court.
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Work Experience

  • Principal attorney
  • Brian L Edwards, Esq.
  • 2004 - Present
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 2001 - 2004


  • University of Oklahoma College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A


  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse this lawyer. I had the opportunity to work with him while I was a prosecutor. He is ethical and hard working. He advocates very well for his clients."
White collar crime Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Brian and I worked together as prosecutors and he is very familiar with the criminal laws of Florida."
Criminal defense
Criminal defense
Fort Myers Criminal defense Lawyer Brian Lawrence Edwards
Brian Lawrence Edwards
Criminal defense Attorney
Fort Myers, FL
Licensed for 23 years