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Scott Thomas Moorey

Criminal defense Attorney at Fort Myers, FL

5.0   33 reviews

Licensed for 24 years

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5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    60%
    Criminal Defense FELONY AND MISDEMEANOR TRAFFIC DUI/DWI DRUGS SEX CRIMES JUVENILE DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

    24 years, 7,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    All DUI related charges

    24 years, 4,000 cases

  3. Juvenile law
    5%

    24 years

  4. Sex crime
    5%

    24 years

  5. Violent crime
    5%

    24 years

I am a local criminal defense attorney.   In 1997, I interned for the local State Attorney's Office and learned the crippling advantages prosecutors have against defendants.  For over 20 years, I have devoted myself to representing the accused.  I truly enjoy people.  Regardless of the charges, simple DUI or the most serious felonies, I will do everything in my power to get the best result for you.

I feel strongly about the attorney/client relationship.  You should feel comfortable the attorney you hire understands your personal situation and listens to your concerns.  The faster you can put these charges behind you, the faster you can get back to a normal life.

I am a local lawyer with local knowledge in our criminal justice system.  Most of my clients are referred to me by word of mouth.  I encourage you to ask around about my reputation and call for a free consultation.

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Licensed for 24 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1998
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Law Firm in the area!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND
Scott Moorey was recommended to me by a friend who had previously used him and his team before. Not only did my friend swear by him and tell me he is the best DUI lawyer in the area, but as soon as I spoke with Scott I felt completely confident that he was the lawyer for me. Scott will tell you everything how it is and not promise you anything he does not know for certain. Not only did he get my license back to me within a month of losing it but got my entire case dismissed without me ever having to go to court. Scott and his staff go above and beyond for their clients and make sure to keep you updated throughout the entire process. I highly recommend Scott Mooreys law firm and do believe he is the best around!!
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Posted by Rich | January 25, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer you can get
I would recommend Scott 100%, (he said I could call him Scott) Scott made me feel like he was my big brother that would defend me no matter what. He listened to what happened and gave me hope. I felt lost and alone, until I spoke with Scott, he gave me the truth about what the outcome could be and he delivered. His partners gave me straight answers immediately. His staff was amazing because they supported me and also treated me with total respect, I must say Thank You. Scott and his Law Firm are total professionals. Again Thank You.
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Posted by Alejandro | October 13, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Scott Moorey Law Strongly recommend
I was arrested for Burglary I hired Scott Moorey to represent me. I was scared of course he spoke to me very directly and honestly said he would do his best to make sure I get the best outcome possible and that is exactly what he did my case was dismissed from a felony to a $100 fine . I strongly recommend him and his firm not only for his outstanding lawyer ability but also as a local lifetime resident of Lee County. Thank you Scott
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Posted by Juliet Mclean | May 22, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Fully recommend Scott and his team
Scott And Lance we’re not only kind and incredibly helpful, they made me and my family feel safe in their hands. Grateful for his help!
Posted by Luke | February 23, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Client
Scott Moorey provided a seamless and selfless service for my family. He was able to navigate my father through a Boating Under the Influence charge with no trouble at all. I would highly consider hiring Scott for any defense needs.
Posted by Christina | August 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy and Honest
I called Scott after my oldest teenage daughter was arrested for two misdemeanors. I felt overwhelmed, scared and nervous from never having gone through the court system before. But after speaking with Scott, I immediately felt confident that he would do his best in helping us through the situation. He was always truthful about everything we encountered which is exactly what I hoped for. Highly recommended!
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Posted by anonymous | June 27, 2018
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Client
Moorey Law Firm has provided me with exceptional service. Scott and Lance have given me 100% throughout my entire case, going above and beyond all my expectations. Every aspect of my case was handled perfectly, providing me with a more than pleasing outcome. I highly recommend Moorey Law Firm without hesitation. Absolutely the best!!!
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Posted by Paul | June 27, 2017
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A reassuring hand at a troubling time
I hired Scott when I was concerned with a criminal felony complaint being filed against me. Never being in the criminal justice system this was extremely stressful and intimidating. Scott provided the needed advice and action to get involved early to avoid any embarrassing police encounters and provide legal services to have my situation reviewed in a more truthful was than what was initially perceived. Scott and his office was available 24/7 and he always responded in a timely manor and treated me like an individual not a number. After navigating me through the initial process of my situation Scott referred me to another attorney as he saw potential conflict of interest concerns and referred me to another great attorney. But his initial counsel and his ability to navigate through the the local legal system set up a very favorable outcome to my case ...I highly recommend Scott and his office to anyone who needs a criminal attorney. For me, as I said a first timer in the legal system, his assurances and knowledge were critical in calming down my stress level and ultimately having the case dismissed.
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Posted by Kevin R. | May 16, 2016
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Tenacity for your best outcome!
Scott and Lance are well respected and excellent at what they do! Their professionalism, character, and concern for the best possible outcome shows itself immediately! They achieved a result for me that many, many people are amazed about to this day! I would highly recommend you allow these men to help you in your time of need! I was blessed to have them on my side! I have one more minor need of their services in the future and would not think of using anyone else! ~Kevin R.
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Posted by Cheryl | April 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney you could ever hire
Scott and Lance where the best attorneys I've ever dealt with they are very professional return my calls anytime I had any questions for them treated me with the upmost respect and they are both very nice guys they won my case I highly recommend them to anybody in a bad situation they will make it better
Response from Scott Moorey April 14, 2016
Thank you very much. We do our very best to keep our clients informed at every step and return calls as soon as possible. I hate to hear people complain that other attorneys don't do them same. I wish you the best of luck in the future and we are all happy to say case dismissed!
Posted by Bryan | March 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best criminal defense attorney in Florida. Beat our Minimum mandatory charges!
I highly recommend Scott Moorey as a criminal defense attorney. I have worked with lots of attorneys over the last 15 years and been in a lot of trouble. He is top notch. He is extremely personable and genuinely cares about his clients. He is by far the best Defense Attorney in all Lee County, Fort Meyers, and surrounding counties. We hired him after interviewing about 20 attorneys, searching extensively and looking at reviews of Drug offense attorney, specializing in beating minimum mandatory, and trafficking cases. He was easy to communicate with, get a hold of, and went above and beyond to get us an excellent Deal after fighting a Trafficking/minimum mandatory case. The outcome was that we got one of the best deals you could ask for, and a split sentence. Thanks to Scott and his office, and hopefully we won't need them again, but if we do, or any family or friends need someone, they are the first to call!
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
game violations
The thought of having a game violation on my record had me scared to death. After sitting down with Scott Moorey and having him shoot me straight about how we were going to handle my unique situation. A seemingly impossible situation was taken on by Scott Moorey and his team and they led the charge in my fight and we won! Yes it wasn't fun and it did cost me a few nights sleep, but without Scott Moorey and his team the outcome could have been tragic for me. I live my life without a record and don't have to worry about this incident ever effecting my future. Thank you again to Scott Moorey and his team, I recommend them to anyone who faces a game violation or any other offense that needs immediate proper representation.
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2015
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Best Decision I Made
Hiring Scott Moorey was the best decision I made. I was arrested for 3 felonies and he had them all dismissed. He made a painful situation bearable and untimely go away. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2015
Spot On!!
Hired Scott T. Moorey's firm in April. We worked mainly with Lance, but also spoke several times to Scott and the lady at the front desk. Lance was ALWAYS there to talk, answer any and many questions we constantly had and always had an answer and a solution for every situation that came up! Always very patient with all our sometimes same and repetitive questions. They took care of us and we highly recommend this firm!! 100%!!!
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Posted by A.B. | June 24, 2015
Absolutely Fabulous!
I have known Scott for many, many years. Scott grew up in this wonderful community of Southwest Florida and is proud to represent the “Good People” who reside and visit. With his years of experience, impeccable reputation, knowledge of the law, compassion, honesty, concern and knowledgeable relationships with the prosecutors, judges, and law enforcement agencies, his ability as a defense lawyer surpasses all others. He has successfully had DUI charges dismissed/reduced for many of my friends, acquaintances, and my own brother. Scott fought aggressively for me with my fist DUI in 2002, second DUI in 2014, and procession of marijuana 2014. He went so far to speak to the officer at the scene of my arrest in Cape Coral FL. I Highly recommend Scott T. Moorey and Lance Dunford for any trouble you may or, may not be in. “Good People Do Get Arrested”
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Posted by Joseph | June 16, 2015
Saved my life
I was accused of a crime I did not commit. Scott believed in me from the start. He made sure I always knew my options but believed in me and my case. I had so much to lose including my ability to care for my wife and kids and losing a new promotion at work that I have given 30 years of my to. I was afraid but I did not want to admit to something I knew I did not do. Scott was confident and I trusted him from the beginning. He was completely in control in the courtroom and made sure I got the trial I deserved. We walked out of court after three days and ten long months with a Not Guilty verdict. I am home with my wife and family because of Scott and I couldn't ever thank him enough. He is the best and if you ever find yourself in need of representation thus us your guy.
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2014
Worth Every Penny
My husband and I were arrested due to a misunderstanding with our neighbors. Mr. Moorey and Mr. Dunford were available immediately and explained the legal system and what we could expect. They were proactive and started working on the case right away. Rather than taking a traditional approach, the attorneys went straight to the source and resolved the case immediately. All charges were dismissed for both of us. Hard work and experience along with thinking outside the box got the job done. Thank you Scott and Lance.
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2014
Dismissed
I was arrested for a DUI in Fort Myers. I live out of state and drive for a living. Hiring Scott Moorey was the best decision I ever made. He fought the case and got all charges dismissed and I never had to come back for court.
Posted by anonymous | December 22, 2014
DUI
Scott Moorey was my attorney for a DUI case. He was straightforward and thorough. While it was uncomfortable hearing the maximum penalties, I appreciated his honesty. Hope not to have to use him again, but if I need another lawyer, he’s mine.
Posted by Ryan | October 31, 2014
When you need the best representation, it's Scott Moorey
Each of us has a fire in our hearts for something. For Scott Moorey that is the practice of criminal law. He went above and beyond to help me in the horrible predicament I was in due to my own faults. In January 2014, I was arrested for drugs, both a misdemeanor and a felony. Another attorney represented me for a lot of money and what I felt was just the minimum of assistance. He was hard to get a hold of and seemed to brush over my concerns of an illegal search. I was given community service and six months of probation. Then I did something really stupid. I was caught for burglary and grand theft, a total of five felonies plus misdemeanors. This time I researched different attorney’s and really liked what I heard and read about Mr. Moorey. When we met, I found Scott to be thorough, no-nonsense, a “cut-to-the-chase” kind of attorney who laid out every scenario for me. He was honest, extremely professional and very dedicated to obtain the best outcome in my case. He came across as being completely genuine and sincere in applying his skills to help my personal legal situation. I was very nervous but felt hopeful and reassured after meeting with Mr. Moorey. I was kept informed on the progress of the case throughout the process. The response time to our questions was prompt and the information given was very complete. In court, the results were better than I expected, especially no jail time. My expectations were surpassed. I am remorseful for what I did and have a lot of work ahead of me for a long time: community service, classes, fines, costs and a very long probation in addition to my job and schooling. But, NO JAIL TIME which was a very real possibility. I am eternally grateful to Mr. Moorey, my parents and my special girl for being there for me. I promise to make them proud . Mr. Moorey I hope I never have to call you again but I will certainly recommend you to someone in need of your services. Thank you, Lance and your staff for all you did. Ryan
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Firm of Scott T. Moorey
  • 2002 - Present
  • Partner
  • Wilbur Smith Law Firm
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Associate
  • Wilbur Smith Law Firm
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Office of the State Attorney, 20th Judicial Circuit Florida
  • 1997 - 1998
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Education

  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University of Central Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994
  • Edison State College
  • A.A. Associates of Arts
  • 1992
  • Fort Myers High School
  • High School
  • 1989
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Legal Cases

  • Attorney/client privilege
  • confidential

Associations

  • National Trial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Lee County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Attorney
  • 1998 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Advocate
  • 1998 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Attorney
  • 1998 - Present
  • Caloosa Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 1999 - 2001
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2016
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • A+
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent
  • MArtindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • National Advocacy for DUI Defense
  • 2015
  • A+
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2015
  • Nation's Top One Percent
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2015
  • Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • A+
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • A+
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2013
  • A+
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2013
  • A+
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Top Southwest Florida Lawyer
  • Gulfshore Life
  • 2012
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • First Place
  • Fingers O'bannon Memorial
  • 2007
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
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Publications

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • New Member
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Member Meeting
  • Attorney Ethics and Professionalism
  • 2000

Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (44)
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott Moorey is an outstanding attorney and person! I have worked on numerous matters with Scott over the years and have always been impressed with his ability to assess a situation quickly and honestly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Scott. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Scott for many years. He is very respected in our community and is known as "the guy to call" when any friends or clients need representation in criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an experienced and knowledgeable attorney with an excellent reputation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I highly endorse this lawyer. I've had many opportunities to work with Mr. Moorey and know that he zealously represents his clients. I know that Mr. Moorey is highly competent and and always strives for the best results for his clients!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Scott Moorey is an experienced and skilled criminal defense lawyer. Scott has the knowledge, contacts and experience to resolve a client's problems. Do not risk your future on an unexperienced lawyer, go with someone that can help you."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney. Great guy. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A true professional who advocates responsibly for his clients and a respected colleague."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have referred numerous clients to Scott's firm and have worked with him on a few cases myself. Scott Moorey's results speak for themselves. His professionalism, passion, and no nonsense approach to criminal defense are traits that every client should be lucky enough to have from their attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is respected among his peers as a knowledgable and experienced member of the criminal bar."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Scott’s reputation in this community is that of an aggressive and competent criminal defense attorney. I have personally seen him in Trial and must say that his clients are lucky to have him. His knowledge of the law is only surpassed by his ethical standards!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Great Ft. Myer criminal lawyer. Call him if you need help."
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