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Jose Luis Calvo

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Myers, FL

5.0   12 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Jose

Learn Jose’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    Former Prosecutor

    22 years, 5,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    Former Prosecutor

    22 years, 5,000 cases

  3. Federal crime
    15%
    Former Prosecutor

    22 years, 500 cases

  4. Juvenile law
    10%
    Former Juvenile Prosecutor

    22 years, 2,500 cases

ARRESTED? CALL NOW TO SPEAK WITH A FORMER PROSECUTOR THAT WILL FIGHT FOR YOU! 239-332-5501

Our firm has extensive experience in both state and federal courts, and we are admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor, a felony, or a federal crime, we will aggressively defend your case. With a former prosecutor and a board certified criminal trial expert at our firm, it is clear why we have earned a reputation for our strong trial work. Additionally, the firm takes a special interest in assisting minor clients facing juvenile charges. We firmly believe in protecting the futures' of our youth and the integrity of our community by keeping them out of the criminal system as much as possible. If you have been charged with a crime in Fort Myers, it is important that you contact a defense attorney as soon as possible following the arrest. Your rights and your future are on the line. Do not waste this opportunity to acquire skilled legal defense: call us today to schedule a case evaluation.

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Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law

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Posted by Patrick | November 18, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best of the Best!!!
Hiring Jose Calvo was the best decision I have ever made. He worked fast and efficiently on proving my innocence so I could get back to my family as fast as possible. I was for sure it was going to take months to get my case cleared up. But within 3 weeks he got the charges dropped and my named cleared. Like the title says he is the best of the best and you would be a fool no to hire him and his firm!
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Posted by anonymous | November 8, 2015
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DUI dropped to Reckless - Thanks Jose!
I received a DUI and refused the breathalyzer. Jose gave me instructions on how to get a hardship license and then after 8 months of working the case, he got it dropped to Reckless driving. Great work Jose!
Posted by Trinere | May 4, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT ATTORNEY!
I turned to Jose Calvo after I realized I probably could not resolve my driving on a suspended case without a lawyer. it was the best decision I could’ve made. He and his staff were helpful and had my case resolved and dismissed within 2 months. I would highly recommend him to any one who is in need of an attorney. Thanks again, Mr. Calvo.
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Posted by Sergio | January 5, 2018
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Great attorney!
Attorney Calvo handled a felony case for me. He always kept me up to date with information and was able to get me the best outcome possible.
Posted by Bobby | September 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
Jose is a fantastic attorney! Gives great legal advise and got my issues closed quick! Great communication and follow up... The office staff is always helpful.
Posted by Roxanne | August 20, 2016
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Great attorney
Jone Calvo was amazing. He was attentive and went above and beyond expectations. I had a pending case in another state where he made contact and kept me informed on what I would be facing there. With his expertise he was able to advise me on my options and listen to myour concerns. This is an attorney who is on your side and makes you feel like you matter.
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Posted by Enrique | July 26, 2016
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Excelente abogado
Yo fui detenido tres veces por manejar sin licencia en menos de 5 meses en Fort Myers, la tercera vez la juez me queria poner en la carcel por 90 dias, contrate una abogada que ya estaba dando el caso por perdido pero un amigo me hablo del abogado Jose Luis Calvo le llame por telefono y me dijo que el me ayudaria y que no me preocupara (eso me reconforto mucho), el dia de ayer 25 de junio me llamo para darme la noticia que el caso lo habia podido tumbar y que ya no tenia mas cargos, en pocas palabras lo resolvio a mi favor! a final de cuentas logro que no me presentara a la corte y que no pagara multa de nada y que mi caso quedaba borrado. Mi gente latina lo recomiendo al 100% si tienen problemas de transito el los puede ayudar!
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Posted by Louis | December 21, 2015
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Professional, Hard Working
I was represented by Calvo and Calvo in a DUI case. Mr. Calvo collected every piece of evidence needed to fight my case. When it came time to plead my case Jason told me he believed that the evidence would go in my favor and I would have the DUI dropped to a reckless driving charge. However there is always a risk. I felt Jason always believed he could win for me and that is what he did. He went up against a tough DA who did not want to budge. But Jason's confidence was evident and the charge was dropped to reckless driving. I can't thank them enough and would recommend them to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2014
Great, Knowledgeable, Caring Attorney
Every family should have that trustworthy attorney to run to in a time of need, Mr. Calvo is that attorney. My family has worked with Calvo for about 7 years now. He has done anything from Juvenile cases to the most serious case (Federal) in our family. Mr. Calvo has great knowledge in his line of business. Every friend, family, customer that may have a crimal case I refer to M. Calvo. He is an A+ attorney! He honestly care for his clients. In regards of payment his office staff and him will work with you. Thank you Calvo for all your work. You are truly our Family lawyer!!
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Posted by Rene F | May 20, 2013
Professional, Honest, Thorough and Experience = A+
Jose is honest and thorough with his explanation and recommendations.. His experience and positive upbeat personality makes this challenging process stress free. His office is centrally located in downtown Fort Myers, just a few blocks from the courthouse. His staff is superb and communicates very professionally with needs regarding your case. I would not hesitate to re-hire Jose and highly recommend him for all your needs.
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Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2013
Excellent attorney
I hired Mr. Calvo a couple of months ago for a problem I had. He was not only alway available to speak with me, but also let me know what I needed to do in order for my case to go smoothly. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | May 20, 2013
Talented, Knowledgeable, Courteous.
I needed representation with a family law case when I found out I was a father to a 16 year old. I was concerned regarding matters of visitation, child support and of course being introduced to my new found family. The entire firm at Calvo & Calvo is friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. They explained all aspects of my case and were able to help me achieve a win/win situation. They never made promises, they worked hard and settled the case in a timely fashion.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner and President
  • Calvo & Calvo Attorneys at Law
  • 2010 - Present
  • Owner and president
  • Law offices of Jose Luis Calvo, PA
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Senior Associate
  • Taracks Wetter & Assoicates
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Associate
  • Taracks Wetter & Associates
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Felony Assistant State Attorney
  • Office Of The State Attorney, 20th Judicial Circuit
  • 2003 - 2004
  • County Assistant state attorney
  • Office Of The State Attorney, 20th Judicial Circuit Florida
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office Of The State Attorney, 20th Judicial Circuit Florida
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Student Attorney
  • Clark County Public Defender's Office
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Law Clerk-legal intern
  • Eighth Judicial District Court, State Of Nevada
  • 2001 - 2001
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Education

  • University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • University of Nevada-Las Vegas
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 15-CF-14304
  • Case was dismissed
  • 14-MM-26224
  • Case was dismissed
  • 14-MM-25649
  • Case was dismissed
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Associations

  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • CJA Panel attorney
  • 2009 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Laywers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Career Week
  • Managing a criminal defense firm
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

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Given (14)
Endorse Jose
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jose is a great guy, great friend and great lawyer. I have known him since the days he was an Assistant State Attorney and I was a PD. We were opponents and now we are colleagues in the private defense bar. He is highly skilled in the courtroom and he is a guy who really cares about his clients. I know this from direct experience as our firms have represented co-defendants on several occasions."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Calvo for several years and seen him in action on many occasions. He is an excellent attorney, and fights hard for his criminal clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jose and I worked on a contentious child abuse/criminal case--each representing our respective clients. I had an opportunity to watch him defend his client and strategize as to the best route to take for that representation. I was thoroughly impressed and would recommend him for any criminal defense work."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Calvo is a great trial attorney with many years of experience and expertise in the field of criminal defense. He is also well known and respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Known him for over 10 years and he can surely be trusted."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is not only a knowledgeable attorney but very caring to his clients during their times of need."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Great personable guy. High recommendation!"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Calvo is a hardworking, earnest attorney who will provide first-class representation to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Calvo. I have know Jose for years and have the utmost respect for him. He is very skilled, has a great legal mind, and always fights hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jose is a strong litigator and very skilled at getting the best resolution for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jose for several years and have known him to be an extremely competent and knowledgable attorney. Therefore, I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jose Calvo is an extremely competent and talented lawyer. I trust his expertise, skill, and compassion in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Calvo for several years and have found him to be very knowledgable and dedicated to providing great service to his clients."
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