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Spencer Alan Cordell

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Myers, FL

5.0   11 reviews
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  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
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About Spencer

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BOARD CERTIFIED CRIMINAL TRIAL LAWYER: CONTACT A FLORIDA BAR RECOGNIZED EXPERT IN CRIMINAL TRIAL LAW

I am Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law. That means I have been recognized by the Florida Bar as an expert in Criminal Trial practice. Before opening my own practice, the Law Office of Spencer Cordell, P.A., I worked for Brown, Suarez, & Rios, the largest criminal defense firm in SW Fla. Before I was a defense attorney, I worked as a prosecutor at the State Attorney's Office for the 20th Judicial Circuit.

 

I practice not only Criminal Defense, but also Appeals, Personal Injury, and traffic. I handle all types of Criminal cases, and have extensive experience handling DUI cases. Here's a link to an article I wrote on my blog about changes in Florida DUI laws:

Here's the link to a recent media story on a case I handled, including some courtroom footage. The case was overturned on appeal based on my motion to dismiss under Florida's 'Castle Doctrine' portion of the Stand Your Ground Law.  The court ordered a rehearing on the motion, which we won, and my client was exonerated of the charges.  He walked out of jail on a 10 year sentence!

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Here's a story that I commented on regarding Florida's expanding DNA sampling:

 

Awards

Top Contributor 2012
Top Contributor
2012

Photos and videos

Screen capture from a recent TV interview.
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Location

Law Office of Spencer Cordell, P.A.
1625 Hendry Street
Suite 101
Fort Myers, FL, 33901

Reviews

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Posted by Christian | October 22, 2013
Gladitor! Thats the best word to describe Spencer.
I have had Spencer as my attorney on more then one occasion. From a frivolous ticket to a life changing charge brought against me. Out of 12 attorney's I spoke to Spencer stood out the most. He was the one who believed me and willing to fight on my behalf. Spencer fought tooth and nail for me and ended up winning our case. He was always honest with me and always thought outside the box. No sugar coating which was refreshing and needed. Always presented all the options. Definitely knew what he was doing. I will be forever grateful to Spencer for giving my life back to me. I honestly can say, I don't think things would have gone the way they did if it wasn't for Spencer's support, hard work and never give up attitude. I will always recommend Spencer to anyone who needs help like I did.
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Posted by Kristen | April 22, 2013
Give him a call. You won't regret it!
I called Spencer Cordell at midnight for a consultation on a case and not only did he carefully research the details of the case but also provided helpful and optimistic information and recommendations regarding the upcoming process. He is the most candid attorney I’ve talked to—give him a call!
Posted by Kevin Murphy | March 22, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever
I hired Spencer Cordell to represent me in 2 criminal matters. He went to work for me right away. Communication was easy. It was clear from the start that he had my best interests at heart. He is tough and smart. Such a great decision to hire him. He achieved results much better than I expected. Great lawyer.
Posted by Rosangela | July 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Cordell Solved it all fast
I was referred to Mr. Cordelll. I am a senior and have never in my life experienced what I went thru. And he was referred to me. I arrived at his office and he gave me his full attention and I could see in his voice that he understood completely what happened to me. I was arrested under false charges. I had a small video of what happened. He was very attentive to me and if it were not for the COVID causing the closure of courts, I think everything would be faster. Mr. Cordell always kept me updated on the case. All charges were dropped. I told him, he is my Hero. I know he and The Lord were partners on this. And I am so profoundly grateful to his diligence, attention, drive. No one could have done better than what Mr. Cordell did.
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Posted by Mike B. | May 9, 2014
The best there is!
Spencer has represented me in the past and when I thought the worst for my future, Spencer was able to get things done in the most effective way possible. He's someone you can trust and I will continue to recommend him to anyone looking for a great attorney!
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2014
Spencer would be working with Olivia Pope on the Gladiators Team, he is not a quitter and will never lie to you.
Since Spencer did such a great job with my family, I have recommended him to anyone I over hear that needs a lawyer. If anyone in my family comes up with and issue I always recommend they contact Mr. Cordell first and if he cant help them, let him refer them to someone else, because I trust him with all my heart. He is one of the most honest Lawyers I have ever had the honor of hiring.
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Posted by Tami | July 31, 2013
An Honest Lawyer!
I ended up using Mr. Cordell only as a referral, since he was honest enough to tell me that I'd be better off taking another solution rather than persuing my case in court. But I so appreciated his honesty, I felt that he deserved a 5 star review. If I ever have the need for a lawyer, I would definitely contact Mr. Cordell. I felt very comfortable talking with him, he was very straightforward with his advice and I took it! Thanks again!
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Posted by christopher a | July 1, 2012
"The best of the best"
Spencer Cordell made me a believer.When I thought there was no hope and no light for the dark path ahead, he assured me that he would fight with all the fight he had in him and that it would all come to pass in my favor. Not only was he there for me,but he cared about my circumstance and fought like it wasnt just his job but his duty.I highly recomend Mr.Cordell to anyone who wants a lawyer who is actually going to be there for them and not turn them away in despair.
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Posted by suzanne | November 16, 2010
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Great lawyer! Was very informative, explained my options.
Posted by nadja | October 2, 2010
A Lawyer that will fight as if you were his own family
Mr. Cordell let us know ever detail and what he would do for us, never made a false promise. And the day of court when the State tried to change the charges Mr. Cordell held his hand over the microphone and said "that was not the deal and that is not the deal we are taking, we are taking the one I said", He will be my family & friends lawyer for life.
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Posted by Ryan | September 10, 2010
A truly dedicated, consummate professional
Mr. Cordell paid great attention to every detail of my case and really immersed himself in every aspect of it, as if it were himself that he was defending. All the while, he did it with a pleasant and comforting attitude that really put me at ease throughout the process, in addition to addressing the issues with much positivity. Not only does he go about his business well, he is also a fine attorney in the courtroom, as he ultimately was able to have my case dismissed. I would recommend Mr. Cordell to anybody who seeks high quality representation.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Spencer Cordell, P.A.
  • 2011 - Present
  • Senior Associate
  • Brown, Suarez & Rios, PA
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office, 20th Judicial Circuit
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Student Attorney
  • Boston University Civil Litigation Clinic
  • 2002 - 2003
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Education

  • Boston University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • University of San Diego School of Law - Summer Institute in Paris
  • 2002
  • Miami University (Ohio)
  • BA & BS
  • 2000

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Guy v. State of Florida, 993 So.2d 77
  • granted on appeal
  • McDaniel v. State of Florida, 24 So. 3d 654
  • Charges dismissed

Associations

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • 2014 - Present
  • Lee County Bar Association, Young Lawyer Committee
  • 2005 - Present
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Lee County Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Vice President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Practicing with Professionalism CLE
  • Opening Remarks
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (34)
Endorse Spencer
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Spencer. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Spencer has become a leader in our community very quickly. He is Board Certified, very smart, and works very hard for his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 22
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Spencer has a reputation for working very hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very competent, caring, and passionate in the defense of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cordell is well known in his community for the hard work he provides for all of his clients. He is highly knowledgeable and competent in the field of criminal defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I have had the privledge of knowing Mr. Cordell ans both a co-working and colleague. I know Mr. Cordell with work diligently to assure his client's rights are protected!!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer as we worked on a matter together and his diligence and legal knowledge were second to none."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Cordell is a fantastic attorney who is both hard working and very intelligent."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Spencer Cordell is an excellent criminal defense lawyer"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Spencer is a very well respected member of the legal community in Lee County His skills inside and outside of the courtroom are second-to-none. I endorse this lawyer!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Cordell is a well respected member of the local bar. I have always received positive feedback from the clients that I have referred to him. I know him to be zealous advocate for his client's rights and knowledgeable of the law."
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