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Colleen M. Glenn

Criminal defense Attorney at Bradenton, FL

5.0   122 reviews
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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Colleen

Learn Colleen’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    75%
    Colleen M. Glenn has devoted her legal career to assisting those indivviduals accused of crimes. Ms. Glenn handles all criminal matters including drug offenses, DUI's, assault and battery, theft offenses, driving while license suspended, sealing and expungment, arson, homicide, burglary, and any other issue pertaining to Florida criminal law

    22 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%

    22 years

ARRESTED IN FLORIDA? WE CAN HELP. LET US FIGHT YOUR CASE AND PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS!

What happens to you after an arrest largely depends on the quality of your attorney. Your life can change the instant you are arrested for a criminal offense. An arrest can lead to conviction and, with that, a multitude of implications and consequences that affect every area of your life, from housing and employment to family, finances and relationships.

You need an aggressive, experienced, creative attorney. Colleen M. Glenn has dedicated her legal career to defending those individuals accused of crimes. At The Law Offices of Colleen M. Glenn, P.A., we understand the impact an arrest can make in your life and will fight tirelessly to defend you, your rights and your future.

The decisions you make after an arrest can impact the outcome of your case and, ultimately, your life. When you are facing criminal charges, there is no substitute for an aggressive, experienced criminal defense lawyer. At The Law Offices of Colleen M. Glenn, P.A., we dedicate our entire practice solely to defending people accused of crimes in Florida

Awards

Client's Choice 2023,2022,2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2023 2022 2021 + 8 ...
Top Contributor 2014,2013,2012
Top Contributor
2014 2013 2012

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Location

The Law Office of Colleen M. Glenn, P.A.
Glenn & HIbbert, P.A.
100 Wallace Ave
Suite 360
Sarasota, FL, 34237
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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
  122 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by David | October 5, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney and Staff
5 stars isn't enough for Colleen and her staff. They did an outstanding job on a case which had a very favorable outcome. I have hired attorneys around the country and Colleen was second to none. She responded quickly and provided excellent guidance. If you want a first rate attorney who knows the law then Colleen Glenn IS THE BEST!
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Posted by Sabrina | June 15, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney and office is always on top of every step of each process!
My nephew was facing multiple felony charges and my family didn't know what to do. We were referred to Colleen Glenn and informed that she was the best person to hire. We met with her, she told us step by step what would happen and she and her team lead us through it (efficiently). Today, it's less than a year later and she's having his records espundged. Colleen is AMAZING, her staff is EFFICIENT and I would refer her to any and everyone I know!!! Thanks again Colleen for everything! Especially for helping my nephew maintain his freedom!
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Posted by CJ | March 8, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Colleen Glenn is the real deal
Every aspect of my experience with hiring Colleen was great. I immediately got peace of mind the moment I hired her. I don’t think I’ve ever written a review in my life but I just had to in this case. When you hire Colleen you know right away no matter what that you’re going to get the best possible outcome with your case. It took her 3 seconds to name a statute that got my case completely dismissed that I had been dealing with over a year. She was easy to talk to, but professional and no nonsense at the same time. Always kept me posted on what was going on. Her employees were great too. I felt hopeless in my case. She really saved my life. Thanks Colleen
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Posted by Tina LaBruzzo | January 26, 2024
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My son
I highly recommend Colleen Glenn!! She is extremely professional, and down to earth ..easy to talk to, and she is a good listener. Colleen worked diligently to help my son. I called her weekly for updates, and I always had questions about my son’s case, she was always available for me and put me at ease. This is the Attorney you want on your side ….she is smart and passionate , and she will fight for you . Because she believes in justice system and what is fair. She saved my son …… Her staff was polite, kind and always willing to accommodate my needs whenever I called weekly.
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Posted by Marlin | January 23, 2024
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The best lawyer in town
Colleen works hard for her clients. She is well organized and straightforward with you. Colleen and her staff are friendly and put me at ease right away. She kept me informed as things progressed and when I won she and her staff were genuinely happy for me. If you want the best, hire Colleen!
Posted by anonymous | December 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
A lawyer you can count on .
Colleen and her team went above and beyond to get the best outcome for my case. I’m beyond grateful and highly recommend Colleen and her team.
Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorney you can ever retain
Colleen is the absolutely best attorney that can handle complicated cases .. very professional and notorious . And can always get the best resolution
Posted by Hector | September 13, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer
Colleen was very good and kept Me informed about everything about my case. She is very pleasant to work with. She is very effective and knows her business. She always kept me one step ahead of everything.
Posted by Angie | July 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Cannot say enough
I cannot say enough about Colleen and her team. This was my first time ever needing a lawyer and they made it super easy. They earned my trust within the first minute of consulting with Colleen. Im sure my case is rather easy compared to others, but any questions i had were answered in the same day. They've walked me though every process and continue to provide support! I will deff recommend to ANYONE !
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2023
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Colleen review
Colleen and her entire staff are the best. We hired her in a low time in our lives. She is extremely knowledgeable and professional. She worked diligently to assure the best possible outcome. I would recommend her highly and is the only attorney I would ever employ Thank you Colleen Glenn and staff. She is the best
Posted by anonymous | March 21, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Very competent, swift, and dedicated
I had a felony VOP and was facing prison. Colleen managed to get a quick resolution to my case without me serving any more time. She immediately started researching my case and working it. She literally had results for me overnight. She was also able to amend my current sentence to better conditions. I highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
# 1 lawyer
She was the best in 2022 and she should have no problem making it in 2023 she did a fantastic job for me exactly what she said she was going to do, I would hire anytime , hopefully I don't have to #1in my book
Posted by Carol | February 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The Best when You are at your Worst
I was arrested for a 3rd degree felony from a domestic dispute with my daughter. I immediately got a referral to go meet with Colleen Glenn. I was able to get an appointment within a few days. As soon as I met with her Colleen she had a plan. She listened to me, made me feel comfortable and confident that everything would work out for the best. She jumped into action on the first appointment and charged a very fair flat fee which she also took a payment plan on. Colleen assured me that her fee would cover all aspects of this case even expungement if needed. She communicated with me when needed and got the charges dismissed at the arraignment. I couldn’t of asked for a better attorney and outcome for this case. I would highly recommend consulting with Colleen if ever facing a criminal charge.
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2022
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Brilliant, dedicated, and trustworthy!
I hired Colleen at a time when stress was high and I was struggling to navigate how to respond to an unfair charge filed against me. I noticed immediately that she was really listening and asking astute questions. Unlike other lawyers I had consulted, she was asking me to provide specific evidence that I had which she later used to defend me. She’s candid and direct in her communication. It was clear that she is well respected in the courtroom. I am beyond grateful for her representation and support. Colleen went above and beyond to research the relevant laws which she presented in a powerful motion to dismiss. She was able to get the charge dismissed which was the best possible outcome. If you are looking for the best lawyer, I highly recommend Colleen Glenn! Her brilliance, expertise, and integrity are unmatched!
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Posted by Lance | November 11, 2022
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Excellent Attorney
Even with the workload Attorney Glenn she and her staff made me feel as if I were their only client. They were very attentive to my needs and concerns. Attorney Glenn made everything as clear and understandable as possible. She researched what needed to be researched and was very prepared when we appeared in court. I am very happy with the work and effort Attorney Glenn and her staff put forth and extremely pleased with the outcome.
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2022
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Excellent lawyer highly recommended
Colleen Glen got every thing done, faster with best results, she defently the lawyer I needed , highly recommended.
Posted by Troy | May 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer
Colleen is truly the best lawyer anyone can have on there side representing them. She truly fights hard for her clients and goes above and beyond. Her office staff was amazing with communication thru out My case proceedings. And made me feel much more at ease..
Posted by Brandon | February 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Results, Excellent Attorney!
I have worked with Colleen twice now, once for an employee and another in my own personal regard. She truly fights for her clients and is an overall excellent attorney! I would highly recommend her team for any of your traffic needs. Will definitely use again (hopefully not too soon though!)
Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Savvy, responsive, aggressive
We hired Colleen for our son's defense. She was excellent. She was very responsive to our questions, very savvy with respect to how to negotiate with all parties, and followed through on a regular basis keeping me informed.
Posted by Lynn | December 16, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Colleen Glenn
Amazing Attorneys! Definitely did what they said they would. Prices are very fair. Will recommend to anyone that needs a superior attorney.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney/Owner
  • Glenn & Hibbert, P.A.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Attorney/Owner
  • The Law Office of Colleen M. Glenn
  • 2006 - Present
  • Criminal Attorney
  • State Of Florida
  • 2003 - 2006
  • Research Assistant
  • The Florida Public Defender Association
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Office of the Public Defender Tallahassee, FL
  • 2001 - 2003
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Education

  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Florida State University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1999
  • St Petersburg College
  • Associate of Science
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Broxson
  • Case dismissed on eve of trial
  • State v. J.B.
  • Case dismissed on eve of trial
  • State v. Coleman
  • Not Guilty at Trial: All Counts
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Associations

  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • Fellow
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Civil Liberties Union of Florida
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Association of Woman Lawyers
  • Member Sarasota
  • 2014 - Present
  • Judge Mattie Belle Davis Society
  • member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Manatee County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member in Good Standing
  • 2003 - Present
  • Manatee American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2015 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Client Satisfaction Award
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • 10 Best Lawfirms
  • American Institution of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Top Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • Top Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Top Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2019
  • 10 Best for Client Service
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Leadership Award
  • Manatee County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top Rated Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorneys in Criminal Law
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Top Contributor
  • AVVO
  • 2014
  • Clients Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award
  • Florida State University
  • 2002
  • Distinguished Pro Bono Service Award
  • Florida State University
  • 2002
  • Excellence in The Practice of Criminal Defense
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2002
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Speaking Engagements

  • Inn of Court, Manatee County, Florida group presentation
  • Ethical considerations for practicing attorneys in Florida
  • 2015
  • Stetson Pre Trial Competition
  • Federal Law
  • 2014
  • Telecommuncations event
  • Probation and Parole
  • 2013
  • Mock Trial
  • Mock Trial Judge
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (21)
Endorse Colleen
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Colleen co-counseled a very serious criminal matter with me in Bradenton. All of the charges against our client were dismissed after several years of litigation. Colleen was absolutely terrific. She knows the law; she was great in court; the client and his family appreciated her willingness to go the extra mile and I appreciate her energy and willingness to devote whatever time may have been necessary. I hope we will have another chance to work together. She's a good one!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Glenn is well prepared, fully informed and a tenacious advocate for her clients. Above all, she is a skillful and fierce advocate of justice for her clients. She has well earned the highest endorsement possible for her proven performance. We have tried cases together, and I would do so again and again. She is a great asset to the legal community."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Having gone up against Colleen and other members of her firm, I can attest to their unwavering commitment to their clients. Colleen is experienced, professional, and tenacious. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've been in courtrooms with Colleen since I started practicing in 2007, and she's just an excellent attorney. There is no other way to say it. I've spent nearly a decade watching her fight for her clients, and I don't know of a better criminal defense lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"12 years of practicing criminal law is experienced. Colleen's knowledge of both the law and procedure is excellent and evident in her pro bono contributions. Client reviews are stellar. READ THEM! Do yourself a favor and schedule a consultation."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great lawyer. Her opinions and advice make obvious her legal expertise and handle on the law. I recommend her without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Counsel Colleen M. Glenn for her demonstrated splendid ability to analyze various state criminal issues and offer reasonably appropriate legal routes to proceed. Attorney Colleen Glenn is a fine advocate with a great rapport with her clients and great ability to provide competent legal representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Attorney Glenn. She is responsive, experienced, dedicated, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. I recommend her wholeheartedly. Simply put, she is the best at what she does."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Colleen has a reputation as a well-prepared, tenacious, and hard-working criminal defense lawyer. I've heard nothing but good things about her. I wouldn't hesitate to refer her clients facing serious criminal charges in Manatee or Sarasota County."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Wow is all i can say about ms. glenn. she is tenacious, fearless, intelligent and caring. i was on a RICO case with her and i never saw another lawyer work harder for her clients. we had over 25 depositions spread over weeks and Ms. Glenn attended all depositions, when many other lawyers on our case did not, and she was by far the most prepared at said depositions. Ms. Glenn also filed many motions and attended hearings that resulted in her client getting a great deal. I have also seen Ms. Glenn in trial and all i can say is wow. i would recommend her for any criminal case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Colleen gives very well thought out, accurate statements of law on her avvo comments. She is very well respected in the community by her peers and former clients. I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Ms. Glenn on several matters. To say that she is a knowledgeable and passionate attorney would be an understatement. If I ever needed a criminal attorney anywhere near Bradenton, she would be the one I would want to represent me."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Glenn is one of the finest Criminal Defense attorneys in her state. She is a strong and zealous advocate for her clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend her legal services."
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Bradenton Criminal defense Lawyer Colleen M. Glenn
Colleen M. Glenn
Criminal defense Attorney
Bradenton, FL
Licensed for 21 years
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