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Amy Genevieve Guin

Criminal defense Attorney at Bradenton, FL

5.0   22 reviews
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  • Licensed for 5 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Amy

Learn Amy’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    No case too big or too small.

    6 years, 427 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    10%
    A true niche area for which our firm has tremendous experience.

    6 years, 121 cases

  3. Cannabis Law
    5%

    6 years, 85 cases

  4. Drug Crime
    5%

    6 years, 62 cases

  5. Expungement
    5%
    Depending on your criminal history, you may be eligible to seal or expunge your record in Florida.

    6 years, 103 cases

  6. Juvenile law
    5%
    Kids face more criminal charges today than ever before.

    6 years, 4 cases

  7. Sex crime
    5%

    6 years, 6 cases

  8. Speeding and traffic ticket
    5%
    Protect your license for the future.

    6 years, 83 cases

  9. Violent crime
    5%

    6 years, 21 cases

  10. White collar crime
    5%

    6 years, 5 cases

I have worked in criminal defense since the beginning of my legal career and I could never imagine myself working in any other area of the law.  I started as an assistant and have worked my way through law school, marrying what I learned at the best trial advocacy school in the country with invalueable on the job training to bring me to where I am today.  I pride myself on my ability to relate to my clients and my overwhelming desire to work hard to defend those who have put their faith and trust in me.  You will find more experienced legal minds, but you will not find a more zealous advocate.

Awards

Client's Choice 2022,2020,2019
Client's Choice
2022 2020 2019

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Location

The Law Offices of Colleen M. Glenn, P.A.
1017 Manatee Avenue West
Bradenton, FL, 34205
Glenn & Hibbert, P.A.
100 Wallace Ave
Suite 360
Sarasota, FL, 34237
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Reviews

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Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The BEST decision you will ever make in your life!
Hiring Amy was a godsend! I was arrested for DUI, never thinking I'd be that person who doesn't plan ahead on a night out. I was not only in legal trouble, but I felt deeply ashamed. I was terrified of the consequences at my job. I was at the lowest point in my life. I reached out to Colleen Glenn law firm and met Amy Guin. She immediately took charge of my situation and assured me that although this may feel like the worst thing that has ever happened, everything is going to be okay. She treated me with respect that I did not feel like I deserved. I started to breathe again as she took charge and explained how my charges could be reduced if I followed all of the steps she presented to me. I was 100% committed to doing so. I left her office that day feeling lighter knowing I had her to help me navigate this storm in my life. Each and every time I contacted Amy via email or phone, she responded within a few hours. Amy never left me hanging or feeling alone. I never even had to go to court! She took care of every single legal detail. Yes, she is incredibly brilliant and a compassionate soul who I cannot recommend enough. Hiring Amy was a godsend! I was arrested for DUI, never thinking I'd be that person who doesn't plan ahead on a night out. I was not only in legal trouble, but I felt deeply ashamed. I was terrified of the consequences at my job. I was at the lowest point in my life. I reached out to Colleen Glenn law firm and met Amy Guin. She immediately took charge of my situation and assured me that although this may feel like the worst thing that's ever happened, everything is going to be okay. She treated me with respect that I didn't feel like I deserved. I started to breathe again as she took charge and explained how my charges could be reduced if I followed all of the steps, she presented to me. I was 100% committed to doing so. I left her office that day feeling lighter knowing I had her to help me navigate this storm in my life. Each time I contacted Amy via email or phone, she responded within a few hours. Amy never left me hanging or feeling alone. I never even had to go to court! She took care of every single legal detail. Yes, she is incredibly brilliant and a compassionate soul who I cannot recommend enough. Do not hesitate to hire Amy Guin. It is the best investment you will ever make in your life!
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Posted by Carolyn | December 28, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Go Forth and Conquer
Amy is a very knowledgeable and compassionate Attorney who truly cares about her clients. She was a “game changer” for us and gave us hope when we were hopeless against the system. She believes in second chances while holding you accountable. Amy personifies the word “caring”. If you are fortunate enough to have Amy as your Attorney, Advocate or your Friend you are blessed! The world needs more people like Amy who have the compassion, knowledge and skill sets to unravel a complicated system that seemed impossible to understand. A most heartfelt Thank You!!!
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Posted by Mack | December 20, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mack stubbins Jr for Attorney Amy Genevieve Guin
We Had Lawyers before and All with Not Great Results. They seemed to not care at All. I cannot Tell you how hard this woman worked for my son. I have never seen this happen I am 68 years old and this is the first time. This restores my Belief in people and in Lawyers. Thank you so Much be Blessed.
Posted by Sammy | October 13, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Great attorney I had several outstanding tickets and fines that were in collections in Sarasota and Manatee county no one that I called would touch them I called Amy and she said that she could handle them gave me a fair price and she handled them there was no doubt about it she was great I’m getting my drivers license back nobody else would touch it Amy went in and fixed it all got it taken care of and I’m driving again thank you Amy so much
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Posted by Natasha | August 12, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Go with Amy
Amy is super awesome…… always answers promptly and she definitely gets the job done. Does whatever she can to help you ! Definitely suggest her if you need a good lawyer who won’t get over on you :)
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended Defense Attorney
Amy is a highly professional defense attorney with exceptional knowledge and understanding of the legal system in Manatee County. She is experienced and well informed and wasted no time in having our assault case dismissed within 48 hours of hiring her. We were very impressed with her forthright manner and efficiency.
Posted by Bret | July 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome A+
Amy is great really awesome. I have never been in trouble before an did not have a clue what to do. Amy not only what to do but could answer all the questions that I had before before I even ask them very professional always return my calls or emails if you need an attorney Amy is the one you need very very professional I can't say enough about how awesome she was to get me through everything I needed to get through.
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Posted by Joseph | May 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
Having never worked with an attorney before, Amy was very comforting and clear through every step of the way. The communication from Amy and timely responses to my questions would make me recommend her to anyone. It was a very difficult time in my life but she actively listened, paid attention to all the details, and ultimately got me through this. Her hard work, diligence, and dedication to this case for over a year meant so much to me and my family.
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Posted by David Cogdill | April 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tenacious, Organized, Relentless
I came to Colleen Glenn’s office because she is the best in the business she has been my choice for years. So when it was time to attempt to early term from my 10 years of probation I contacted her office. I was told honestly it would be tough and it may not happen, but we should try. I owed over 60,000 left in restitution so it was a hard case. I went for my office visit and met Amy Guin which is a new practicing attorney I was a little nervous I will admit as I thought she may lack the experience. Let me say I was blown away by her communication skills from the first meeting. She was like a master chess player strategically planning our options. She picked up my case and after only 2 weeks I was off probation. If you’re thinking about using any other criminal defense in manatee county you really are taking a risk not using Amy Guin or the law offices of Colleen Glenn.
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Posted by Lisa | February 8, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience in a not so great situation
I can not say enough about Amy Guin. Amy is bright, savvy and compassionate. Amy walked with me through a difficult situation, she worked hard and delivered the best possible result. She’s an amazing attorney and person. She was made for this work she’s smart and cares about the people and the families who hire her. Thank you Amy you’re amazing.
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Posted by Yaheem | September 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Yaheem curry
She help me out got license back after four years one of the best thing that happen in my life ..
Posted by Paul | September 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
"Amy Guin" saved my Life"
In the year 2019 I was faced with the most difficult and challenging situations of my life. I have no history whatsoever of any legal issues. This entire scenario was a complete and utter nightmare. I am a 100% Permanently Disabled Veteran who suffers from severe PTSD. I was illegally apprehended and placed in a Psychiatric Hospital. While severely medicated in the Hospital I apparently made some phone calls unbeknownst to me. I had no idea of the phone calls or what was said, all I remember is being charged with two felonies. I was placed in "jail" and had no idea what to do or what was going on. I was represented at the time by what is referred to as Regional Counsel which to me is a "pumped up term" for Public Defender. Months and months passed and I had multiple court appearances with no legal representation whatsoever. I represented myself on multiple occasions because there was no legal representation available. After several months in jail and several court appearances I terminated my legal representation and hired Amy Guin from the offices of Colleen Glen. Amy came to visit me right away while I was in "jail" and she comforted me immediately. Keep in mind for months all I heard was I was going to be in jail indefinitely. From the day of that meeting Amy jumped into action and took control of my situation. Amy showed up at my "bond hearing" and she explained my situation with great sincerity and the Judge allowed me to be set free with "no bond". Within hours I was allowed to be "set free" and after several months of "hell" I was finally home. God Bless Amy and God Bless the Judge. I learned an expensive lesson, if you somehow find yourself in trouble with the law don't count on a Public Defender or even other counsel. If anyone out there finds themselves in a difficult situation don't waste time call Amy as soon as possible. I say this from experience losing months and months of my life while laying in a "jail bed" pondering where my life went too and where is it going. In summary, you can rest assured if you hire Amy Guin you will be guaranteed someone who cares, has compassion, intellect and knowledge of the law to 'GET THINGS DONE"! If your in a legal situation don't hesitate, I initially entrusted my future to the wrong person, had I not hired Amy I would most likely still be in jail looking at "serious" time if not a nervous breakdown. The stress of incarceration for an individual in my condition could be deadly. In closing, thank GOD for allowing me to find Amy Guin and thank GOD she saved my life. I will be forever in debt to Amy and you can rest assured I will promote Amy to everyone who really needs HELP for the rest of my Life! Thanks for listening and GOD BLESS!
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Posted by Eugene | September 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best deal by far
When hired she was able to help resolve a violation of probation case that was hanging over my head for a while and get everything situated and back on the right track within a matter or 5 days great lawyer and made sure she got the best possible sentence for the charges would recommend to any and everyone in need of legal help!
Posted by anonymous | September 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Happy!
Amy was very good with my husband's case. She kept us informed on everything that she was doing and never gave false hope. I will recommend her to anyone that may need an attorney she's worth hiring!!!
Posted by Kiimberly | July 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Your Biggest Fan and MY HERO
This women is absolutely amazing and anyone who hires her is very lucky indeed. Her defense of me was amazing and my charges were dropped as a result of her meticulous and diligent research. You will definitely have an advocate and at the end you will have made a friend
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI
I was charged with a DUI, and had a significant blow result with no chance of getting it dropped. Amy took my case and I couldn't be happier with the results. After months of court proceedings and her hard work, she was able to get my charge reduced to reckless driving! This not only benefited me in regards to my insurance and driving record, but also with my job. Thanks again Amy!!
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Posted by Daniel | October 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simple Battery - Resolved
Amy was great. She listened to our concerns. Explained terminology, procedures and provided timely updates. She is a go-getter, first rate, would definitely hire her again. Thank you Amy
Posted by Typhani | October 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal!!
Amy is amazing!! She was very thorough in helping with my case. The entire time she gave reassurance and let us know that she couldn’t make any promises but will do her absolute best!! Mission accomplished!! A job well done! Highly recommended!!
Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Her Results Speak for Themself
Amy is a force! Before even meeting me, she put in the work for my Administrative Review License Hearing, with the very unforgiving DMV, and successfully won the hearing. Her communication and compassion was excellent. I felt like I had a lawyer who had my back and truly is passionate about her work and helping her clients. If ever I or my family should need legal representation again, I will hire Amy and the team of lawyers at the law offices of Colleen Glenn, without thinking twice.
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Posted by Faye | October 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Best in Town!!!
I would like to thank the best attorney in town for the work she did on my daughter's case. Powerful, personable and strong, but very professional. I felt comfortable the moment I walked into her office. I felt a little nervous but was put at ease when I sit down. She told me not to worry and I didn't. It was a pleasure to see such knowledge, professionalism, and strength in the courtroom from Amy. She really impressed me with the timeline of the case. I can't say enough about the powerful attorney that took over a case I thought was doomed and shorten it by days instead of years. Thank you, Amy.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.0 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Colleen M Glenn, P.A.
  • 2018 - Present
  • Paralegal/office manager
  • The Law Office of Colleen M Glenn, P.A.
  • 2010 - 2018

Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2017
  • St Petersburg College
  • BAS
  • 2013

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Falanga
  • Motion Granted, client was found immune from prosecution.
  • State v. Crayton
  • Nolle Prosequi
  • State v. Butler
  • VOP dismissed
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Associations

  • First Step Fund
  • Member of the Board
  • 2018 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking
  • Member of the Board
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Litigation American Inn of Court
  • Student Member
  • 2016 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated Lawyers in Florida
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Best of Florida
  • American Academy of Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Recognizing Excellence in Criminal Defense Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2021
  • Featured Attorney
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2020
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • American Institute of Legal Professionals
  • 2020
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Speaking Engagements

  • Martha B. King Middle School
  • The Civil Rights Movement
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Amy
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Amy Guin, both professionally and personally, for several years. I have also worked alongside her in court on several occasions. In addition to being highly knowledgeable in her field of practice, she is incredibly well prepared for every case. She has an excellent working relationship with others in the court system and possesses a calm and patient demeanor with her clients. Her clients seem to absolutely love her. I could not recommend her more highly as a criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly. We went to law school together and often consult one another on cases. Amy works tirelessly for her clients and takes every case to heart."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I strongly endorse Amy Guin. I have known Amy for several years and have personally witness Amy's passion for criminal defense daily. Her desire to help people is stronger than anyone I have ever met. She has a strong work ethic and is liked by all of her clients because of her phenomenal ability to relate to her clients and how she treats them with the utmost respect and professionalism. Hire Amy! You wont regret the decision."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 03
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Ms. Guin for over 8 years, first as a legal assistant and paralegal, and now as an attorney. She is always well prepared, and consistently goes above and beyond for her clients. You will not find another lawyer that genuinely cares about her clients and their well-being more than attorney Amy Guin. She continues to impress me as an excellent criminal defense lawyer and a zealous advocate for her clients. Her commitment to her clients is second to none. I have personally co-counseled criminal cases with Ms. Guin and endorse her without hesitation. You will not go wrong with attorney Amy Guin."
Bradenton Criminal defense Lawyer Amy Genevieve Guin
Amy Genevieve Guin
Criminal defense Attorney
Bradenton, FL
Licensed for 5 years
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