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Daniel Joseph Garza

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Myers, FL

5.0   18 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Criminal Defense Trials (State and Federal), Drug Crimes, Sex Crimes, Violent Crimes, Misdemeanors and Felonies

    11 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    35%

    11 years

  3. Juvenile law
    10%

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%

Daniel Garza is an experienced trial lawyer from Miami, FL. After practicing in Miami for 2 years, both as a Public Defender and owning his own practice, he moved to Fort Myers. His aggressive yet sincere style in the courtroom earns great results for his clients. Not one to back down from a challenge, Daniel has cultivated his skill both in and outside of the courtroom into a style of advocacy that is respected by both judges and prosecutors alike, ensuring that clients get the representation they expect.

As a former Assistant Public Defender in Miami, FL and Fort Myers, FL, Daniel has represented hundreds if not thousands of indigent people accused of crimes. Daniel believes everyone deserves a fighting chance but he strives to make that fight fair and that chance a reality. Daniel understands the importance of having a friend when needed and a lawyer when necessary and prides himself on providing the best possible representation to clients.

Location

Wilbur Smith Attorneys at Law
2200 Broadway
Fort Myers, FL, 33901

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Scott | July 14, 2024
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ScottW
Mr. Garza was very professional and detailed. He explained everything in detail and handled everything without fail. Mr. Garza exceeded my expectations. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone. Thank you for all you did.
Posted by Brian | May 17, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Customer Service
Mr Garza jumped in and helped me and my family in a time of need. With a simple Phone call Mr Garza not only responded but was at the court house in 10 mins. He calmed our nevers, made us feel like all would be ok, and added a sense of ease that he would help. He accomplished all 3 things, and I have nothing but thanks and the highest Praise for him and the firm. He followed up, kept me abreast of every detail. I couldn’t ask for a better attorney or better service. Marybeth from the office was also amazing. Highly recommended by this father and family. 10 stars
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Posted by Dave D. | February 14, 2024
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More than a your average law firm …
Having not seen the inside of a court room for anything other than jury duty… It was important for us to seek out the best local defense possible for a family members DUI charge. We were stuck in a first time isolated situation that we felt strongly was unique and unjust and needed legal representation. Attorney Daniel Garza of the Wilbur Smith Law Team handled our case with outstanding results. As is true for most anything these days, you only get what you pay for, and as we learned ….the history, expertise, and experience of Attorney Garza and his team was unprecedented in the Lee County Circuit Court system. The stress and pressure of dealing with a court date can be overwhelming on all family members when the consequences could be life altering. Daniel Garza was informative and knowledgeable on all aspects of the law. Mr Garza and all members of the staff took time to patiently explain and answer all our questions in depth over a six month period. Attorney Garza was clear and direct with all of our options within the law and let us make our decisions as he guided us through the entire process. Most impressive to us was on our final court day appearance Attorney Garza had one of his own family members suffer a personal loss where as his presence was warranted….knowing the stress and pressure we felt about our case he did not send in a back up attorney .. He made sure he was there for us on the day we needed him most! The team treated us like family and not like just another case number. I’m not only recommending this firm because of our victory in court which ended with a remarkable dismissal of charges, but more so for the behind the scenes efforts by Attorney Daniel Garza and his team to help us understand and feel confortable througout the whole term of our case. I hope we never have to be in a serious legal situation like this again, but if so I know that the Wilbur Smith firm will be my first call.. Thank you Attorney Daniel Garza for taking our case and providing us the results Wilbur Smith is so well known for achieving !
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Posted by Mike | December 17, 2023
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Exceeded expectations.
Mr. Garza was very diligent and negotiated a deal to the terms I requested. Great communicator and explain things in an easy to understand way and not overpromising. IGreat communicator and explain things in an easy to understand way well, not overpromising. If I ever was in another situation, I would absolutely contact him again.
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Posted by Meredith | December 12, 2023
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Excellent review for Daniel Garza
Daniel Garza was an excellent lawyer, looked up other cases for us, very thorough. Made us feel great also- believed in us and our case. He is definitely worth so much! Win!!!
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2023
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Daniel Garza
Daniel represented me for two different cases and represented me with confidence to get the outcome we were looking for. His professionalism and knowledge of the law allows him to plan for your best interest. Thank you Daniel!
Posted by anonymous | October 24, 2023
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Review for Daniel Garza
Daniel Garza provided me with excellent legal representation while handling my case. He provided me with all of the possible outcomes while assuring me that he had a strategy that will work under my unique circumstances. Attorney Garza's approach to defense is amazingly powerful, tactful and effective as he knows the laws relevant to his specialties and knows how to litigate his cases with stellar performance.
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Posted by anonymous | September 21, 2023
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The best around
Very communicative and always available. Would recommend to anyone that is looking for a criminal defense lawyer.
Posted by Samma berry | September 20, 2023
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The best lawyer around
Dan represented us for a criminal and civil case and exceeded our expectations! He was very attentive and passionate about our case! He communicated sometimes daily when things were being filed on the other party’s behalf and was very confident in his career! I highly recommend hiring Dan for your legal matters as well as anyone with Wilbur Smith! Their office staff and lawyers were absolutely amazing and have been great to work with! Thank you Dan for all your advice and hard work!
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Posted by Christy M | June 7, 2023
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Dispositive Genius
Danny Garza deserves 10 stars. Aside from his in depth knowledge of the law, he is the most creative attorney thinking of defenses that no one else will. His application of the law is unparalleled and successful. His knowledge, skill and preparedness outshines any prosecutor. He will listen to your case, analyze it and find the best and fastest route forward to resolving your case and bringing your life back to normal. He will be the first person to hear your side of the story. He will be the person that believes in your innocence and fights for you until you get the justice you deserve. In my case, Mr. Garza was successful in getting my charges dismissed establishing that my arrest was unlawful. Mr. Garza is the attorney to go to if you are having any legal trouble.
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Posted by Josh | November 15, 2021
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Best Defense for your Offense
Mr. Garza fought very diligently to win my case and was very honest with me about the options we had and was incredibly informative for someone with a first time offense. Would not hesitate to hire him again for Any legal defense!
Posted by Christina | September 1, 2021
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Call Danny Garza
Highly Recommended!!! Very professional. Answered all my questions. Daniel Garza is very understanding, he works fast, and was able to get my case dropped in just a few days. Without hesitation I strongly recommend him. Christina
Posted by Jacob | May 25, 2021
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Best Lawyer Ever
Danny from the start put me at ease with what was going to happen and what I needed to do giving me clear direction and fielding all my questions.. I can't stress enough the raw talent for his job that he has. He somehow got me one of the best deals out there and kept me out of the fire. I would recommend him to anyone one and everyone who has a need for a tenacious lawyer to get them out of what seems like an impossible problem.
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Posted by Greg | November 6, 2015
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100% Satisfied
I hired Daniel to remove some items from my driving record that were inaccurate. He had them removed in a quick, efficient, and professional manner. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Turner | September 3, 2015
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Medical Release
I was at a lost until I met and hired Mr Redavid and Mr Garza on behalf of my brother regarding a medical release. From the beginning they were upfront, honest and kept my family and I informed throughout the case. I am immensely impressed and grateful for their professionalism, expertise, and most of all, their honesty. These actions by them gave me a sense of comfort, wellbeing and trust, knowing that Jordan and Daniel would do the best job possible in a most difficult case. I highly recommend Jordan Redavid and Daniel Garza Attorneys At Law for your legal needs.
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Posted by Ami | August 11, 2015
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Dedicated and Creative Attorney
Daniel is a natural-born litigator and trial attorney with a wealth of experience and dedication to his craft. He is relentless in his defense of his clients and extremely knowledgeable about criminal law in the state of Florida. I highly recommend Daniel.
Posted by Joe | July 21, 2015
Superior DUI Lawyer
Daniel and his Law Office of Garza & Redavid were excellent from the very first phone call I made to them. I explained my situation which had involved a DUI with personal injury and also property damage, a very serious matter to say the least. Daniel and his law partner Jordan Redavid came to my house and thoroughly explained the dynamics of the criminal charge I was facing. They provided me with an explanation of how they would be able to overcome the charges through their various legal strategies. I am happy to say that through successful negotiations and pretrial motions they were able to to get the DUI reduced to a Reckless Driving. If you live in the South Florida area, and find yourself in need of excellent legal support (DUI), know that you will be in good hands with Daniel Garza and Jordan Redavid.
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Posted by Joseph | June 27, 2015
A new breed of lawyers
My situation was simple ( traffic violation) but at no point did mister Garza take my case litely upon his advise i took my case to trial , he was total prepared for the police officer had no reason to pull me over , but he did ,so he came up with , oh you were not wearing your seat belt , mister Garza saw right thur there shananigans . End result no guilty ticket dismissed , i truly felt that , mister Garza had my back , highly recomend this new bread of lawyers
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-33%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.9 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Trial Attorney
  • Wilbur Smith Attorneys at Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Public Defender 20th Judicial Circuit
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Attorney/Partner
  • Garza & Redavid LLP
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Miami Dade Public Defender
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Trial Team Instructor/Coach
  • St. Thomas University School Of Law
  • 2013 - 2016
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Education

  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2013

Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2015 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Theodore Klein Award
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (13)
Endorse Daniel
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. When you are in a bind, Danny is the guy you want to call. If he isn’t in court fighting for his clients, he will respond almost immediately. He has an uncanny recollection of the facts of your case and the applicable law, and is an excellent advocate for his clients. While I do not practice criminal law, I never hesitate to refer cases to Danny. When your life’s on the line, Danny is the guy to call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Danny is an outstanding attorney who diligently works toward achieving excellent results for his clients. He is an excellent lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Having previously worked with Daniel, I can say he is a consummate professional and extremely gifted advocate."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Friend
"Danny is one of the best trial lawyers I know. In fact, Danny is one of the few people who taught how to be a trial lawyer. If you're considering hiring Danny you have made the right choice because I know for a fact he is a relentless advocate who will make sure you get the outcome you deserve. I have zero reservations about endorsing him as a lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Daniel J. Garza."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Garza is a strong advocate for his clients. He is unrelenting and focused. He will fight hard to ensure that his clients get every possible opportunity. I would recommend this attorney for his work ethic, preparedness, and strong trial skills."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is a great friend and an even better attorney. He knows how to get the job done. He does not take any case lightly and will make sure his clients are given the best representation possible. I know when I refer someone to him, they are in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"With impeccable trial skills, Mr. Garza aggressively fights on behalf of his clients to ensure they are properly defended in their criminal cases. His zeal in defending his clients is matched by none, so if you are in need of a criminal defense attorney, I can think of no better person I would refer to than Mr. Garza!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is a longtime friend and excellent trial attorney. I do not know anyone that is more effective and professional. Daniel will treat you with respect and get you the very best defense available. I wholeheartedly recommend and endorse Daniel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Daniel is an extremely effective and smart trial attorney. I know few lawyers that have tried as many cases as Mr. Garza in as many years. He is someone I would trust to take care of a sensitive criminal matter. He is a rising star in this field. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Top-notch trial lawyer—bar none. Daniel is exceptionally talented in the courtroom. I've seen him win the "unwinnable" case many times. He is a real deal trial lawyer."
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Fort Myers Criminal defense Lawyer Daniel Joseph Garza
Daniel Joseph Garza
Criminal defense Attorney
Fort Myers, FL
Licensed for 10 years