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Christopher W Crowley

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Myers, FL

5.0   7 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 25 years
    Massachusetts - MA 25 years
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Member in Good Standing - Disciplinary Proceeding Pending No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State MA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Christopher

Learn Christopher’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    35%
    Former State prosecutor and JAG prosecutor. Over 15 years experience handling criminal law cases, either as a prosecutor or defense counsel.

    24 years

  2. White collar crime
    15%

  3. Arbitration
    10%
    Florida Qualified Arbitrator and FINRA Arbitrator.

    13 years

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%

  5. Juvenile law
    10%

  6. Mediation
    10%
    Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit, Family, County, Dependency & Appellate Mediator. Federal Mediator for the Middle District of Florida

    14 years

  7. Federal crime
    5%

  8. Violent crime
    5%

Christopher Crowley is former felony prosecutor, who tried hundreds of criminal cases and negotiated thousands of plea agreements in the Florida Court system. He has over a hundred hours of training in alternative dispute resolution, both in mediation and arbitration. As a former courtroom litigator, Chris knows the combative nature of the adversarial Court system. He understands first hand the advantages of alternative dispute resolution through mediation and arbitration.

Christopher Crowley is an Army Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, currently holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve Judge Advocate General Corps. Chris received numerous awards and commendations for his military service, both on active duty and in the reserves. He has traveled all over the world with the U.S. Army, including Iraq, Kuwait, Nicaragua and Germany.

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Location

Crowley Law
1415 Dean Street
Fort Myers, FL, 33901

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Reviews

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Posted by Mike | September 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best criminal defense lawyer around!
Chris did an amazing job helping me get my case dropped. He was eager to hear about my case and jumped on it right away. Very affordable. I had a public defender but Chris knew what he was doing and saw that my case shouldn’t have even been a case. Thank you so much for everything. With his help I’m able to maintain a clean record. Thanks Chris and great job!
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Posted by Dan | October 20, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experience
My first time in my life I needed a criminal lawyer. I was scared out of my mind and was thinking I was going to jail. Chris calmed me down and got the charges dropped. His experience in the criminal law arena is outstanding and I would highly recommend him in the future!
Posted by David | September 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best possible outcome
In perhaps what was one of the most crucial moments in my life, Chris got me through a time when I was being charged with three felonies -- all of which related to accessing a computer network without authorization. In the end, I plead down to two misdemeanors with a few minor caveats. He navigated the legal/political labyrinths with precision and expertise. Thank you, Chris. I will forever appreciate how you helped me when I needed it the most.
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Posted by Adam | August 8, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Superb, professional, thorough and timely consultation!
I experienced failure of an axle on a new watercraft trailer and was referred to Chris by another attorney for consultation. Chris offered timely, thorough and exceptionally detailed guidance to help me prepare to navigate how to best approach the dealership who sold me the faulty equipment. Fortunately the dealership did the right thing and attended to my costs. Having the knowledge and foresight from Chris's consult helped empower me to communicate my concerns to effect the positive outcome I achieved. Chris is an honorable attorney who has served his country and is now serving the citizenry of southwest Florida. Throughout all my communication with Chris I felt as though I was receiving guidance from a lifelong friend or a brother. Chris engenders a consummate benevolence in stewarding the needs of his clients. Keep up the great work Chris, the legal profession needs more folks like you!
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Posted by anonymous | June 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great service, great outcome
Chris did a great job with my case as we were able to withhold adjudication and drop one of my three charges. Being my first incident, he thoroughly walked me through all the steps and explained everything very well. I definitely recommend him for anyone looking for representation.
Posted by Robert | May 6, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent attorney
I highly recommend Christopher Crowley to any potential client. I have known Chris Crowley for the past 14 years, the majority of which was spent as a colleague in the State Attorney's office. I have worked with Chris in all phases of criminal prosecutions, from discovery through trials and appeals. He possesses the ability, experience and ethics so necessary in an effective advocate. I believe Mr. Crowley should receive the highest rating available as to both ability and ethical considerations.
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Posted by Scott | May 1, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great advice on criminal issue
I knew this guy was a lawyer and an officer in the military. I was so grateful that he was able to help me get out of a criminal charge after I was wrongfully arrested. Great negotiator. Knows his stuff. Honest.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Crowley Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Litigation Attorney
  • Toll Law
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 2014
  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • Army Judge Advocate General Corps
  • 1995 - 2016
  • JAG
  • United States Army
  • 1995 - 2016
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Education

  • Suffolk University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Corrales 16CT502116
  • Charges reduces to Reckless Driving
  • State v. David Levin 16-CF-16055
  • 3 felonies reducted to 2 misdemeanors
  • State v Bynum
  • Negotiated Plea - Misdemenaor
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Associations

  • Military Officers Association of America
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Rotary International
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Legion
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • VFW
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • Certified Mediator - Circuit/Family/Appellate
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top Lawyer
  • Naples Illustrated
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite of Florida
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2013
  • Legal Elite of Florida
  • Florida Trend Magazine
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • Southwest Florida Real Estate Investors
  • Mediation
  • 2019
  • Member presentation
  • Biographical presentation
  • 2014
  • Law Week
  • Constitution
  • 2014
  • Law Week
  • Constitution
  • 2013
  • Law Week
  • Constitution
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (30)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Crowley is a brilliant criminal defense attorney. He's an aggressive advocate, and never stops fighting for his clients. He knows everything there is to know about criminal law. He has extensive experience in criminal law, and he's a great trial attorney. I would recommend Mr. Crowley to anyone who is facing criminal charges."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Crowley has extensive knowledge in the area of criminal law. He is very professional. I would recommend this attorney for anyone in need of an experienced criminal law attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris Crowley is one of the very best criminal defense lawyers in Florida. He knows the Court system and is one of the best trial attorneys in Southwest Florida."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Crowley is an extremely professional attorney to work with who genuinely cares for his clients. I absolutely recommend him for all of the services he offers."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Chris and I worked together in Lee and Hendry county as prosecutors. Chris is very knowledgeable, tenacious and hard working."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Chris is an excellent attorney, and an all-around great guy. I often rely on his wealth of knowledge and experience in matters of criminal law."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Chris as a fellow attorney in our community for several years. He is a diligent and zealous advocate for his clients. Chris is an asset to our legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. One of the best criminal litigators in Florida. If you are charged with a crime, you definitely should hire this attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Chris Crowley for 17 years. I have worked with him numerous times, primarily when he was a Florida Prosecutor. He is passionate about his work, goes 100% and has many excellent results. He is not one to candy-coat a situation. He is always prepared and fully aware of the strengths and weaknesses of a case and explains those in a way that everyone can understand. I fully endorse Chris Crowley -- he is definitely one to have on your side."
Arbitration Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Chris knows the law, knows how the judicial system works, and knows how to win on the merits. He provides a confident and commanding presence inside and outside of the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christopher Crowley is a dedicated attorney, who is very experienced in Criminal Law and Appellate Law. He works tirelessly to defend the rights of others. Christopher Crowley is a proud member of the National Guard and has traveled the World, to serve our country. I endorse this lawyer."
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Fort Myers Criminal defense Lawyer Christopher W Crowley
Christopher W Crowley
Criminal defense Attorney
Fort Myers, FL
Licensed for 25 years
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