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Daniel M Cavanaugh

Criminal defense Attorney at Naples, FL

5.0   35 reviews

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About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    55%
    Criminal Defense Trial Practice handling all State and Federal Felony and Misdemeanor matters incl. Violent Crimes, Drug Crimes, DUI, Domestic Violence, Financial Crimes, Juvenile Delinquency, Mental Health Court, Drug Court, Alternative Diversion Programs, Violations of Probation, Sealing and Record Expungements.

    27 years

  2. Personal injury
    15%
    Wrongful Death, Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Accidents, Assaults, Slip and Fall, suits against School Board.

    17 years

  3. Car accident
    10%

    17 years

  4. DUI and DWI
    10%

    27 years

  5. Violent crime
    9%

    27 years

  6. White collar crime
    1%

    4 years

Experience and Knowledge When you Need it Most. Experiencia y Conocimiento cuando más lo necesitas. Dan is a trial attorney providing legal services to Southwest Florida. He was a prosecutor for ten years in two states and has defended clients for nearly ten years. He has also represented personal injury clients and handled wrongful death clases for nearly ten years. When not working in court or in the office, Dan spends his time with his family and volunteering in the community.

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Licensed for 25 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1997
Updated 11/23/2022
State VT
Status Inactive
Acquired 2015
Updated 01/29/2023
State MA
Status Retired
Acquired 2002
Updated 12/26/2022

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

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Law Offices of Cavanaugh & Cavanaugh, P.A.
2500 Tamiami Trail, North, Ste 218
Naples, FL, 34103
Law Offices of Cavanaugh & Cavanaugh, P.A.
4461 Camino Real Way
Suite 1003
Fort Myers, FL, 33966
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Reviews

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Posted by Marlon | April 30, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent service
Excellent services you can consult your case by system or call , my experience was good I recomended
Posted by Shawn | March 18, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Dan and his team really did a fantastic job helping me in my situation. Dan set realistic expectations and utilized his network to really impact the outcome of my case. I would highly recommend them.
Posted by anonymous | December 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Respectful and Diligent
Dan was extremely comforting and helpful with my case as a victim. He explained everything I needed to do, which made me feel confident. The communication between Dan and his amazing staff is impeccable, all of my questions were answered almost immediately using their portal. I would highly recommend Dan for their legal matters.
Posted by Michelle | October 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT LAWYER
My experience at the Law Offices of Cavanaugh & Cavanaugh, P.A. has been nothing short of excellence. Both attorneys have an untouchable vibe and I was grateful to have found them, to say the least. You can automatically tell when you walk into court that they are both highly respected. Attorney Dan Cavanaugh was very thorough and explained everything clearly to both my son and I and discussed all of our options which would best fit our needs. Lorena is always sweet and helpful and their entire office gives a much needed peace during these trying times. I really appreciate all of them working with me as they have. Again, I highly recommend this office for your legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
car accident
My opinion is that I recommend it to you, it is very friendly, the staff, the attention is very cordial, the case that I take if it was very long but in the end I am satisfied ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Posted by Annivette | July 13, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Service
I cannot thank Dan Cavanaugh enough for all of his assistance. His legal expertise and professionalism went above and beyond my expectations throughout the course of my case. He always made sure to keep us well informed. communication skills was amazing. Always had time to answer any of our questions and concerns and made sure to keep us updated and follow up on my husbands case.Thanks for prioritizing us as a client and for all your hard work, passion and dedication. Best lawyer I have worked with.
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Posted by Maria | April 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Missed court
Hi my name is Maria and I would like to thank my lawyer Daniel for the incredible job he did with my case. I missed a court in Naples because I was still in custody with ICE and when got released I had a bench warrant so I contacted Daniel and he was able to lift the bench warrant and helped me through the process. I would definitely recommend him because he talks with the truth of the outcome of your case.
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Posted by Robin | February 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely Brilliant
I chose Cavanaugh & Cavanaugh to handle an outstanding warrant in Collier County that had been there for over 7 years. I was very concerned about my predicament, but Daniel Cavanaugh explained everything to me, the path we would take and exactly how he would represent me. My retainer was affordable and the minute my check hit his office he began working on the warrant. Its been two weeks the judge signed off on everything today and the warrant was set aside and the charges were dropped. Needless to say I was absolutely shocked and was amazed at how he professionally he was able to represent me
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Posted by Jewel | January 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
He was nice and caring from the start ...Very informative with everything that had happened....was quick to respond on Portal .. especially me being an out of state client. Everything worked out in my favor Thank God..if it wouldn't have I still trusted Dan to do the best he could to get my charge to the least possible amount he could have . I highly recommend Dan!!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good representation
Cavanaugh was fair and attentive to my case. He was available to answer any questions I had. Also, gave me advise on many aspects of my case throughout the process. I felt confident in his decision making. He was a true professional.
Posted by José Gaytan | January 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great laywer
Después de contactar al Sr. Cavanaugh, inmediatamente comenzó a trabajar conmigo para ayudarme a ganar mi caso, lo recomiendo seriamente porque nunca deja de pelear y hace todo lo que está en su poder para ganar
Posted by Shellie | November 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
I hired Daniel Cavanaugh after finding myself in need of a criminal defense attorney. I was overcome by fear and anxieties about how the charges against me would affect my future. I chose Mr Cavanaugh based on his track record of case success and knowledge of the judicial system. During my consultation, Mr. Cavanaugh took his time to thoroughly explain what I could expect related to the charges against me, and advised the best plan of action for resolution. I left his office with the confidence needed to sustain normality. In the days that followed, Mr. Cavanaugh handled all appearances on my behalf, while keeping me informed along the way. My case was dismissed! I will forever be grateful to Mr. Cavanaugh for making a horrific situation as painless as possible.
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Posted by Samantha | October 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer and Great Staff !!!
Mr. Cavanaugh was the most amazing person to have by my side through my tough times! He let me know what all my options were and gave me all the information I needed. He was there with me at my court hearings even if it was for a short period of time, and he came early in the morning to lead me into the correct buildings. He reviewed all my paperwork and helped me get the best treatment. I would recommend him to everyone! The staff were great too! They always updated documents and answered my questions.
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Posted by Ernesto | October 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Man
I cannot thank Dan Cavanaugh enough for all you did for me with my case; it meant a great deal to me to have someone with your experience and knowledge by my side.
Posted by Amy | October 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer in town
We are extremely relieved that we hired Daniel Cavanaugh to represent our son in his criminal matter. He was able to mitigate the case favorably and substantially. His knowledge and skills are unmatched. Whenever he arrived at court, we immediately felt a sense of relief knowing that we were in the best hands. That feeling carried over with every email, letter, conference call, and interaction. He is an expert in his field who is kind, patient, and 100% down to earth.
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Posted by anonymous | September 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great defense attorney
Attorney Cavanaugh defended me very well. I didn't have to worry about a thing. From start to finish we communicated through the portal and he answered all my questions very quickly. Cavanaugh is very easy to talk to and a great defense attorney. He will definitely be my lawyer from now on. Muy buen Abogado. Me defendio y resolvio mi caso. Lo recomiendo altamente.
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Posted by efrain morales | August 13, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
representación
buen abogado con mi hijo durante todo rl proceso fue muy atento muy buena persona y profedionsl
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best attorneys
These attorneys are the absolute best!!!!!! They handled everything in a professional manner and solved all of my problems.
Posted by Brandi / Eli | August 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He was my lawyer to my fiance's case
From day one he was very respectable knew what he was doing I had a public defender that I was running around 4 and she just wasn't helping my husband husband at all so I found Mr. Cavanaugh are we started discussing everything about the case he knows there was a lot of miscommunication and changes with his case I also have medical problems he was pulled over for getting medicine for me he just seen my husband several times he pulled him out to talk to him person-to-person so he could see who he really was and not just look at a number he wanted to speak with him you wanted to hear his own words times didn't know the deposition for him to see if the victims were going to show which they show but didn't have enough proof that vehicle was theirs they had no registration no title then nothing Mr. Cavanaugh felt that something wasn't time Mr. Cavanaugh Sorrel area which is my fiance and was discussing his drug habit because when he came and my fiance did he had methadone on him or in the car and in his system so they kept on doing some tests done the jail to see how long it was going to take him to get over the methadone so it came back with a clear paperwork and he thought that it was good for him to be in the TLC program but you'll probably get his life together has changed him so much and then my husband has to do 3 months and the halfway home which is 90 days where he looks for a job he take from a board he has to pay for it he also a random drug tests all the time he goes to drug court or they bumped him up to level 2 and Drug War Ready so is every other week he goes but he's in the Halfway home now looking for a job he's really found himself and I thank Mr. Cavanaugh for that because now he can think clearly he's not drunk or on drugs he's just focused on what his goals are that's basically what I'm sick of enough what is explaining that was going to happen Mr. Cavanaugh is a wonderful lawyer he's excellent I recommend him to anybody he's changed our life he also took my illness and consideration to my illness is terrible and it's just getting worse it started to check my heart I'm having Strokes the other night I almost had it I was close to a heart attack my blood pressure was so high is 220 so yes Mr. Cavanaugh cares about my health also and what is happening with my husband how he feels about it to answer your question about that Mr. Cavanaugh is an excellent lawyer I recommend him to anybody he's that good
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Posted by Nicole | August 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superior Service
Reliable , friendly , confident ! Would recommend to anyone in need of services. Efficient and calming!!!
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Cavanaugh & Cavanaugh, P.A.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hurtado Cavanaugh, Attorneys at Law
  • 2016 - 2018
  • Partner
  • Cavanaugh, Kirby & Cavanaugh, PA
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Office Of The State Attorney
  • 2003 - 2010
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Education

  • Oklahoma City University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
  • Springfield College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1993
  • Springfield Technical Community College
  • AS
  • 1991

Legal Cases

  • State v.

Associations

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Collier County Bar Association, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Board Member
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Collier County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • President
  • 2010 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Recognition for Outstanding Community Service
  • Jeb Bush and Florida Statewide Guardian ad Litem
  • 2005
  • Attorney of the Year
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 2004
  • Trial Team Award
  • State Attorney's Office
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Adverse Witness
  • Character Evidence in Civil and Criminal Cases
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Inter-agency
  • Law enforcement education
  • 2016
  • Inter-agency
  • Law enforcement education
  • 2015
  • Naples Police Department
  • Domestic Violence Prosecution
  • 2010
  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Ethics in Prosecution
  • 2010
  • Spring Training for Prosecutors
  • Ethics of Closing Argument and Pretrial Publicity
  • 2009
  • Shelter for Abused Women and Children
  • Domestic Violence Prosecution
  • 2009
  • Victim's Rights Week
  • Victim's Rights
  • 2008
  • Office of the State Attorney training
  • Ethics of Closing Argument
  • 2008
  • Justice Teaching
  • Legal Topics
  • 2008
  • Institute for the Gifted
  • Trial Practice
  • 2008
  • Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association Annual Conference
  • Hot Topics in Ethics, Brady/Giglio and Pretrial Publicity
  • 2007
  • CLE event
  • Ethics of Closing Argument
  • 2007
  • Inter-agency Lectures
  • Legal Topics and Courtroom Testimony
  • 2006
  • in house training
  • Ethical Considerations for Trial
  • 2006
  • CLE Training
  • Ethics of Closing Argument
  • 2005
  • Guardian ad Litum Training
  • Criminal Court Training
  • 2004
  • Child Protection Team
  • Case worker training
  • 2004
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (5)
Endorse Daniel
Criminal defense Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan's reputation as an aggressive advocate of his client's rights is only matched by his integrity in the way he practices law. With over 20 years of experience, both in his time as a prosecutor and in private practice, he has always been ready for trial. He's at his best in the court room, and he garners everyone's trust and respect."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Dan and I once worked together as prosecutors and he is an outstanding attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible."
Litigation Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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