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Michael Maz Raheb

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Myers, FL

4.9   319 reviews
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  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Member in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2013

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2013. See details

About Michael

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Michael Raheb has successfully handled hundreds of cases in the state and federal courts of Southern Florida, in both the criminal and civil arenas. He believes in aggressively attacking all aspects of the opposing side’s case to obtain the most favorable outcome for his clients. As part of this aggressive representation, Mr. Raheb makes sure each of his clients’ cases is handled personally and that they have access to his skills and counsel anytime of the day or night.

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Background
Mr. Raheb served as lead defense counsel in one of Florida’s most publicized sexual battery cases, State v. Hiatt. The victim’s case received national coverage through personal interviews with Governor Bush and a Lifetime network documentary. Several state laws were passed in the victim’s name. With an offer to the defendant of life in prison without the possibility of parole, Mr. Raheb successfully defended his client, who was acquitted in less than three hours.

Michael Raheb has also:
Served as Assistant Public Defender
Been an integral part of an appellate opinion, Young v. Shoap
Filed dozens of writs of habeas corpus
Handled jury trials ranging from DUI/BUI to murder and aggravated sex battery.

His educational background includes:
JD—Nova Southeastern University, Davie, Florida, 1997

Summer Abroad Program University of Geneva, International Health Law, Comparative Analysis of Women’s rights

Summer Abroad Program At the Sorbonne, University of Paris: Comparative Analysis of European Union Law

Legal Intern at the Aleph Institute in Surfside, Florida, helping prison inmates with their religious rights during their incarceration
Legal Intern, Legal Society of Broward County
Semi-finalist, F. Lee Bailey Moot Court Tournament
MBA—Specialization in International Business, St. Thomas University, Miami, 1994; graduated Cum Laude

BBA—Major in Management, University of Miami, 1992; President’s list, Provost’s list

Fluent in Spanish and French

Mr. Raheb is an active participant in his professional community, holding memberships with the Cape Coral Bar Association,Collier County Bar Association, Broward County Bar Association, North Dade County Bar Association, Collier County Bar Association and National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Lee County and volunteers as counsel/judge for Teen Court in Lee County, Florida.

Helping Clients
Mr. Raheb is fully committed to his clients. If you have a legal matter you’d like to discuss—from immigration issues to criminal law matters—contact Michael Raheb today to start planning your course of action.

Awards

Awards

Platinum Client Champion
Client's Choice 2024,2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2024 2023 2022 + 9 ...
Top Contributor 2018,2016,2015,2014,2013
Top Contributor
2018 2016 2015 + 2 ...

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Location

Michael Maz Raheb
Law Offices of Michael M Raheb PA
315 East Olympia Avenue Suite
Suite 224
Punta Gorda, FL, 33950
Law Offices of Michael M Raheb PA
1222 47th Street Suite 411
Cape Coral, FL, 33904
Law Offices of Michael M Raheb PA
871 Venetia Bay Blvd. Suite 220
Venice, FL, 34285
Michael Maz Raheb
150 S Main St Suite 2C Labelle
Labelle, FL, 33935
Law Office of Michael Raheb
4851 Tamiami Trail North
Suite 200
Naples, FL, 34103
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2024
Client's Choice
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Posted by Scott | February 19, 2013
Highly Recommend! If you're unsure which lawyer to choose, go with this guy!
Well, I have to be honest. My wife and I got into a dispute and I of course ended up getting arrested. My wife did not want to press charges as she felt that it wasn't fair because neither party was innocent. Anyhow, she called and found Mr. Raheb. He was referred to her from a previous lawyer she had used, Ryan Hamilton (who as well is a GREAT lawyer), who only handled Family Law. She said she spoke to Raheb and she said, "Sure, he sounds a little bit cocky and a little bit outspoken, but THAT is EXACTLY the kind of lawyer you want. Not some meek, mild, and go with the flow kind of guy. You want someone who's proactive and gets the job done." I hired him immediately. My wife is pretty good at making decisions, so I went with her advice. Once I hired Raheb, he immediately had my wife fill out a new sworn affidavit, as the police told her piece by piece what to say in the police statement. (Which was very obvious that she had by the wording that was in the statement.) She agreed. She filled it out honestly and he emailed it to the State Attorney right away. In his words, " I'm not going to sit around and WAIT for the State Attorney to file, I want to stop it before he decides to file. I'm going to email him, I'm going to make calls, and I'm going to try to get this dismissed as quickly as possible." I was impressed. Within a couple of weeks, the State Attorney had thrown out the case, I was able to talk and see my family again, and my military career hadn't been affected. I have 14 years in the Army and it would have definitely hurt my career. But it was a smooth process, I truly truly would recommend you see this guy. He's rough, tough, and gets the job done. You want out of your mess? Believe me----go with this guy!!!! Don't seconds guess, just hire him. Don't end up paying a crazy retainer for some lawyer who acts like your case is "just another case." This guy is your guy.
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Posted by Kiugler medina | March 13, 2013
The best lawyer
in my humble opinion I thing that Michael Mas is a honest and smart lawyer. In my case he did every thing he could.I am very happy with his job.I recommend him to everyone who needs it.
Posted by Frank | April 12, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb
I needed a layer and search in Google. There I found his name, I liked the reviews and called the phone number. He was not the first that I called. He personally answered the call and it was Saturday. I asked and asked and he clarified every thing. I was not decided to hire any later at that moment. Next day I called hime asked more questions that he replied an on Monday I was in his office, a small and clean office , filled with very nice people who work there and I hired their services. From the first moment he made very asserted predictions and helped me with my conviction and trust to follow him. I called him very times and always responded fast. He is a knowledgeable layer and dedicated to protect his clients. I have the best opinion of him as layer and person and hartlyy recomend him.
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Posted by Joseph barber | March 14, 2024
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If you want a lawyer that is going to be straight up with you and tell you how it is good or bad he's going to tell you what he can do and from my experience the man acts on what he says where a lot of lawyers will tell you what you want to hear just to get your money that's not this guy this guy is going to do what he says and if you're smart you would go to this guy if you want something done that you think is impossible it's not impossible to him this man makes s*** happen
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Posted by Samantha | February 23, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in town !
I contacted Michael Raheb last minute since I didn’t have a lawyer to represent me for a injunction case . He was super professional but what really stood out to me was his compassion for his clients and how available he was throughout the case . Moreover, prices are reasonable and you will not regret having him as your lawyer he is the best in town!
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Posted by Alyson | February 22, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Job done right by a professional
This is the lawyer you want! I got a citation and gave him a call. I was so worried since this was my first time being stopped. He is a great help and will get the job done. I was expecting so many different difficulties to come my direction. Thank God that he had this all taken care of. Mr. Raheb does an amazing job. Thank you so much for all your help, I’m so grateful!
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Want someone who will tell you how it is, this is your Lawyer!
Michael Raheb has got to be one of the best lawyers in SWFL, if not the state. He was always available, no matter the time. He was patient when I had questions. He was straight to the point and did not pull punches. If you're looking for someone who will fight for you, even when it feels hopeless, this is your lawyer. My first experience using a lawyer and my last. Couldn't have asked for better. 10/10
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Posted by Robert | February 1, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
If you want a fantastic attorney, Mike is your man!!!!
Mr. Raheb, is a straight forward, and doesn’t bs you about the situation. Some attorneys tell you they are going to do something and do the opposite. Mr. Raheb, did not lead me on about possible outcomes and in the end- case dismissed. Fantastic attorney
Posted by Nicole | January 18, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
CREDIT REPAIR GURU
I had eviction removed from my credit report, and I still can’t believe DOVLY CREDIT SOLUTION raised my credit to 801 TransUnion, 805 Equifax and 809 Experian within 8 days. He also helped me apply for a PPP loan with the sum of $40K which reflected in my bank account with low interest rate. I saw a lot of good comments about his good works, and he responded swiftly. Hire him now: [email protected] / Or Call +1 (713) 396-5299.
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Posted by Adelin | January 18, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Awesome job incredible results this men may be the best lawyer in the state highly recommend…!
Posted by Joseph | January 8, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer ever
I genuinely think he went above and beyond to help me resolve my case, and he had a great communication with me throughout the whole time. I highly recommend this lawyer!
Posted by Jacqueline | December 14, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
NEED A GREAT ATTORNEY-ATTORNEY RAHEB IS THE MAN!
Attorney Michael M. Raheb is the BEST!!!! I highly recommend his law firm to anyone. By God’s grace, the almost impossible happen with my son and his case. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! From a grateful, thankful, and praying Mom of defendant
Posted by anonymous | December 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Right Lawyer
When are you unsure which lawyer to choose, contact Mr. Raheb. He is the best one. Communication is very quick and easy. Very consistent and confident in what he does. You will always receive answers to your questions, no matter what time or what questions you have. We can highly recommend Mr. Rehab and his team. This is definitely a lawyer for ***** recommendation.
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Posted by John | December 8, 2023
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Caring Law Firm
I was really amazed at how thorough Mr Raheb and his associate were. It was hectic due to being traffic court, however Mr Raheb made the whole process fast and explained everything in detail. Needless to say, my case was resolved favorably. Thank you Michael, and Staff. Great Job !!
Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I got charge with (Resisting Officer with Violence and Battery cause Bodily Harm with was a felony charge
I got charge with Resisting Officer with Violence and Battery cause Bodily Harm with was a felony charge. My world turn upside down got scare, that I was going to do time and they where going to take my little girl, started calling lawyers to see what my options where, they told me I was looking at 2 to 5 years, and I got more worry. Then a friend gave me Michael Max Raheb office number, I call they told me he would call back, then after a while he call me back ask me what happened, told him the story then he said it looks ugly but we can fight this, he calm me down said he can get felony probation, that i would not have to go to jail, I said ok and he took my case well this man is a beast at what he does because he lower my status to a Misdemeanor and still fighting with it So if you are looking for someone that’s going to tell you the truth and fight for you this is your lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | November 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Michael is professional, knowledgeable, and dedicated to their clients. Michael demonstrates the utmost respect, care, and honesty. He will work diligently to provide you with the best services and results. He personally devotes his time to make sure you are taken care of at every turn and actively communicates with you throughout the case. Michael has absolutely set the standard high and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a strong attorney
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Posted by Ruben | October 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just did it.
TRAFFIC TICKET. This is your solution. They won't promise you the sky, cause they know what really can be done. He's going to fight for you tooth and nails. You better believe it, if there is any small chance he will get it dismissed. And the cherry on the cake , they have the best price in town and a few other surrounding towns as well. Grate services. I highly recommend it. Thanks again.
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Posted by Jarvar | October 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in South west Florida
I had the privilege of working with Michael Raheb, and I couldn't be more pleased with his services as a criminal defense lawyer. I was facing an outstanding speeding ticket for going 120 mph in a 70 mph zone, and I was extremely worried about the consequences. Michael's expertise and dedication truly shone through. From the moment I contacted him, Michael was responsive and reassuring. He took the time to listen to my situation, explain the legal process, and outline a clear strategy for my defense. His knowledge of traffic laws and his experience in handling similar cases were evident. Throughout the entire process, Michael was a staunch advocate for my rights. He meticulously examined the evidence, identified crucial legal loopholes, and prepared a compelling defense. His attention to detail and dedication to my case were truly commendable. Thanks to Michael's diligent efforts, my outstanding speeding ticket was ultimately dismissed. I couldn't have asked for a better outcome. His professionalism, expertise, and unwavering commitment to securing the best result for his clients make him an exceptional criminal defense lawyer. I highly recommend Michael Raheb to anyone in need of top-notch legal representation. He truly goes above and beyond to protect his clients' rights and achieve favorable outcomes.
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Posted by anonymous | September 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Handled my husbands traffic ticket. He constantly communicated but at the same time it felt like it was his problem because he only called when it was necessary lol. Never stepped foot in court and no points on his license.
Posted by Antonio | September 6, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Suspend License
Michael is an absolute incredible lawyer no sugar coating and straight to business. Would recommend him to everyone who has legal troubles in ft Myers area!
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.3 (Very Good)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2013.

Suspension issued in FL, 2013
updated on 07/28/2014

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Work Experience

  • President
  • Law Offices of Michael M Raheb P.A.
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • St Thomas University
  • MBA
  • 1994
  • University of Miami
  • BBA
  • 1992

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Young v Schoap
  • State v Hiatt

Associations

  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Hendry-Glades Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Collier County Bar Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • North Dade Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Broward County Bar Association
  • 2010 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • French
  • Portuguese

Honors and Awards

  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Americas Most Honored Lawyers
  • American Registry
  • 2021
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyer - Personal Injury
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Americas Most Honored Lawyers
  • American Registry
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers
  • American Registry
  • 2019
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • America's Most Honored Lawyers
  • American Registry
  • 2018
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Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (20)
Endorse Michael
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is an outstanding lawyer who is dedicated to providing the best legal representation to his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Raheb is an excellent attorney with many years of experience in criminal defense."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Michael is a tenacious and zealous advocate for his clients which I have witnessed since working on cases with him. I highly recommend him and endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Michael is an excellent attorney and a zealous advocate for his clients. I would highly recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Michael. Talented, tough and thorough litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Raheb. Michael is a great attorney with a reputation for getting things done on behalf of his clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Michael for many years. I have found him to be aggressive, thoughtful, caring, and hard-working. I have worked with him on numerous cases and it is with confidence and pleasure that I recommend him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Raheb is a great attorney who will always get his client the best possible result."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mike is a bulldog; he fights hard for his clients and is an excellent trial lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Michael is one of the most energetic and clever criminal defense lawyers around. His clients are in good hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mike Raheb for over a decade. I am honored to call him my friend. I wholeheartedly endorse his legal skills and concern for his clients. He will fight to the death to make sure his people get treated fairly. We had a ball trying cases together as Public Defenders in Lee County and never lost one of the half dozen we tried together; including probably the most high profile sexual battery case in that county's history."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Michael for about four years. My observation is that he is a model for great client service. He is knowledgeable, energetic and aggressive when the circumstances require it. If I ever had a problem, I would go to Mike."
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Fort Myers Criminal defense Lawyer Michael Maz Raheb
Michael Maz Raheb
Criminal defense Attorney
Fort Myers, FL
Licensed for 26 years
Virtual consultation available
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2013. See details