Former Prosecutor Dedicated to Defending You.
I have been practicing law for over fifteen years, most of which in Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Hendry and Glades Counties, Florida. We focus our practice to State and Federal Criminal Defense, Marital and Family Law, and Dependency and Termination of Parental Rights cases.
With extensive trial experience I spent several years as a prosecutor before returning to private practice in 2008. I was a misdemeanor (Domestic Violence, DUI, Theft, etc.), Juvenile, and Felony (Bulglary, Robbery, Aggravated Battery, Felony Battery, DUI, etc.) prosecutor for over three years.
We have been Honored to be featured by Florida SuperLawyers Magazine for seven years in a row (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019). Our office holds an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell and was recognized as one of Naples Top Lawyers 2019 by Naples Illustrated magazine.
I am a Florida Supreme Court certified Family Law, Appellate and County Court Mediator.
I am a member of the Lee and Collier County Bar Associations as well as the Michael R.N. McDonald Amerincan Inns of Court and a qualified arbitrator.
I am licensed to practice in Florida, Colorado and the District of Columbia. We are also are licensed to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Supreme of the United States.
I received my Bachealor of Science in Journalism from West Virginia University's Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism in 2000 and my Juris Doctor from the University of Denver College of Law in 2002.
In 2018 I was a candidate for Circuit Court Judge in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit.
In my spare time I am a PADI Course Director, and Tec Trimix Instructor Trainer at Scuba Outfitters of Naples.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2004||09/12/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Florida SuperLawyers||Florida SuperLawyers||2019|
|Naples Top Lawyers 2019||Naples Illustrated||2019|
|Rising Star||Florida SuperLawyers||2018|
|Rising Star||Florida SuperLawyers||2017|
|Rising Star||Florida SuperLawyers||2016|
|Rising Stars||Florida SuperLawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Florida SuperLawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Florida SuperLawyers||2013|
|Attorney||Law Office of James W. Chandler, P.A.||2012 - Present|
|Partner||Agoston & Chandler, P.A.||2011 - 2012|
|Attorney at Law||Law Office of David T. Agoston||2008 - 2011|
|Assistant State Attorney||Office of the State Attorney||2005 - 2008|
|Attorney at Law||Romsa & Kuker, LLC||2004 - 2005|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Lee County Bar Association||Member||2017 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2010 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida||Member||2009 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida||Member||2008 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida||Member||2008 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit||Member||2008 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section||Member||2008 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Family Law Section||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Collier County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2008 - Present|
|Thomas S. Biggs American Inn of Court||Member||2008 - Present|
|Collier County Teen Court||Volunteer Attorney||2007 - Present|
|Collier County High School Mock Trial Competition||Volunteer||2006 - Present|
|District of Columbia Bar||Member||2005 - Present|
|Collier County Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2004 - Present|
|United States District Court for the District Colorado||Member||2004 - Present|
|Collier County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||President||2014 - 2015|
|Collier County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Vice President||2013 - 2014|
|Collier County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Treasurer||2012 - 2013|
|University of Denver, College of Law||Juris Doctor||2002|
|West Virginia University||Bachelor of Science in Journalism||2000|
|Various Organizations||The Constitutional Revision Commission and You||2018|
|Group Presentation Leader||Trial in Style||2013|
|State v. R.V. Jr.||Not Guilty|
|State v. C.M.||Dropped by State|
|State v. FGJ||Dropped by State|
|State v. DG||Not Guilty|
|State of Florida v. G.B.||Not Guilty of Burglary/ Guilty of Grand Theft|
|State of Florida v. L.J.M.||Not Guilty|
|State v. K.S.||Dropped by State just before trial|
|State of Florida v. K.S.||Nol Pros/ Dismissal|
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Thu May 02 2019
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Tue Apr 30 2019
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