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Jose Luis Calvo

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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.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    14 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    14 years, 5 thousand cases
  3. Federal Crime: 15%
    14 years, 500 cases
  4. Juvenile: 10%
    14 years, 2.5 thousand cases



Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

19 total 

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  • Christopher Hayden Brown

    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.


    Christopher Brown Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Spencer Alan Cordell

    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.


    Spencer Cordell Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law

1534 Jackson Street
Fort Myers, FL, 33901


FLMember in Good Standing200206/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 Trial LaywersThe National Trial Lawyers Association2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Owner and PresidentCalvo & Calvo Attorneys at Law2010 - Present
Owner and presidentLaw offices of Jose Luis Calvo, PA2007 - 2010
Senior AssociateTaracks Wetter & Assoicates2005 - 2007
AssociateTaracks Wetter & Associates2004 - 2007
Felony Assistant State AttorneyOffice Of The State Attorney, 20th Judicial Circuit2003 - 2004
County Assistant state attorneyOffice Of The State Attorney, 20th Judicial Circuit Florida2002 - 2003
Assistant State AttorneyOffice Of The State Attorney, 20th Judicial Circuit Florida2002 - 2004
Student AttorneyClark County Public Defender's Office2001 - 2001
Law Clerk-legal internEighth Judicial District Court, State Of Nevada2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
The National Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Better Business BureauMember2011 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaCJA Panel attorney2009 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2005 - Present
Lee County Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State vs. BodekerCase dismissed
State v. Damian HernandezCase was dismissed
15-CF-14304Case was dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Calvo & Calvo law blogThe accident reporting privelege; Is it really a privelege?2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Nevada Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of Nevada-Las VegasHotel and Restaurant ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Career WeekManaging a criminal defense firm2014

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