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Peter D Aiken

Criminal defense Attorney at Sarasota, FL

5.0   24 reviews
  • State Years
    Florida - FL 53 years
    Wyoming - WY 29 years
    Montana - MT 31 years
    Colorado - CO 37 years
  • Licensed for 53 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1971
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State WY
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State MT
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Senior No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1986
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Peter

Learn Peter’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    With offices in three Southwest Florida counties I have defended all types of State criminal cases from DUI to homicide. I regularly defend crimes of violence, domestic battery and weapons violations. Many of my State cases involve Internet Sex Stings for charges of solicitation of a minor and traveling to meet a minor. I also handle State sales tax cases and crimes for defrauding the elderly as well as fraud and grand theft and embezzlement. I have tried hundreds of cases over thirty years.

    43 years, 3,000 cases

  2. Sex crime
    50%

EXPERIENCE, COMPASSION AND DEDICATION IN PROVIDING QUALITY REPRESENTATION IN FLORIDA CRIMINAL CASES

I am a fourth generation native Floridian.  My undergraduate degree is in accounting from the University of South Carolina.( a gamecock).  After graduation, I served in the United States Treasury Department as a special Agent with the Intelligence Division.  I recieved special training in Washington DC in basic law enforcement techniques including interrogation, surveillance, photography, forensics, photography, wiretapping and basic criminal investigation.  I understand how law enforcement thinks.

I recieved additional training in Income Tax Law, especially the criminal statutes.  I worked in the Miami office investigating organized crime, general tax crimes and on occasions was detailed for special security work.

While working as an agent, I obtained a law degree from the University of Miami.  I then transferred to Atlanta Georgia and worked for a year as an analyst for the Regional Commisioner of Intelligence.  I returned to South Florida in 1971 and joined the United States Attorneys Office where I prosecuted all types of Federal crimes, particuarly white collar crime and tax evasion.  I appeared before numerous grand juries and prosecuted successfully numermous federal crimes.

In 1974 I joined the law firm of Cohen and Hogan on South Beach.  It was probably one of the top criminal firms in Florida.  While there I had the occasion to meet and advise a number of high profile defendants including Jimmy Hoffa.

In 1974 I moved to Ft. Lauderdale where I continued to represent high profile clients from the labor unions including the Operating Engineers.  I defended rackateering and gambling cases many of which included tax charges.  In the late 1970's my practice included repesentation of major drug smugglers from within the United States, the Bahamas and Columbia.  As my reputation grew, my practice expanded and I traveled extensively across the United States defending complex Federal cases in Los Angeles, New York, Ohio, Michigan, Mississippi, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

During that time I defended literally every type of criminal case for drug conspiracies, money laundering, securities fraud, wire and mail fraud, high seas violations, wildlife crimes and bribery.  I represented many of the judges who came under investigation in Miami and my clientel has included everything from Gangsters to the Clergy.  I have seen it all.

In 2002 I expanded my practice to include the West Coast of Florida and formed a partnership with a local attorney in Ft. Myers by the name of Sean O'Halloran.  He was a former prosecutor in Lee and Charlotte County and my Federal experience and his State experience formed the perfect team.  In 2011, I moved to Sarasota where I manage the Aiken and O'Halloran Sarasota office.  My emphasis in the last three years has been in defending sex crimes, particularly Federal Internet crimes.  I have represented defendants in the television series "to Catch a Predator" as well as the last two "Operations Intercept" in Sarasota.  I now travel throughout Florida representing people charged in both State and Federal Court.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
2013

Location

Peter D Aiken
Aiken, O'Halloran & Associates
2060 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL, 34237
Peter D Aiken
2257 Cleveland Ave.
Fort Myers, FL, 33901-4906
Punta Gorda Office Charlotte County
214 Wood Street
Punta Gorda, FL, 33950
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Client's Choice 2013
Client's Choice
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Posted by Elizabeth | May 24, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I'll never forget your support and kindness.
After 5 years all I can say I’m grateful , Mr. Aiken defend my son’s reputation, We always remember when someone does something special for us , Mr Aiken is always in our prayers In all these years of success for my son and my family , I pray that life works in your favor now and forever , Without your assistance, it would be impossible for my son to get his life back from the offense he did not commit at his 16 he has a great future ! College graduate ! Master degree ! Thank you ! We were utterly dazzled by your communication skills and courage at the court hearing! I’m so glad the other “good lawyers in town “ didn’t give us all the care an attention , time and patience you had on a Sunday afternoon !!! Thank you thank you thank you ! thank you Kathy as well for your advices what a great team.
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Posted by Gina | September 26, 2022
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Hands down, best attorney on earth!!
Not only is he extremely experienced, professional and very likable to any jury, but his expertise is beyond words. He truly believes in his clients and works hard to defend them. He wins even the toughest cases and he truly cares about his clients best interests. Very honest all around good soul and takes pride in his work. I will never forget how much effort, comfort and ease he put my mind at trial and we won! Highly recommended! He won’t let you down! Thank you Mr. Aiken! U are truly the best!
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Posted by Gina | September 6, 2022
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Highest recommendation!
“Exceeds expectations” does not even begin to capture the stellar work that Mr. Aiken has done for my family! With utmost compassion, expertise, and professionalism, Mr. Aiken provided exceptional legal advice and courtroom representation, managing to simultaneously prepare us for multiple possible outcomes while keeping us cautiously optimistic–he then delivered the best realistic outcome possible under the circumstances. Mr. Aiken was the second attorney whom we saw for consultation before choosing an attorney. The first attorney dismissed most of the background and context information as “irrelevant” and went right to the top two worst-case scenarios. That other attorney was also hard to get a hold of and always seemed rushed and mildly annoyed to be granting us any of his time. What a complete contrast with Mr. Aiken! From Day One, Mr. Aiken went above and beyond–he recognized behavioral and communications signs of autism in our initial meeting, informed us of the relevant case law, made connections for us for the necessary assessments, and built a solid case that included relevant contextual information dismissed by the other attorney. Mr. Aiken communicated regularly and in a timely manner, was quite patient with all of our questions, and explained things in a clear and non-jargony manner, Because of his excellent representation, his client will have a second chance and the opportunity to rebuild his life! Mr. Aiken has my highest recommendation, and my lifelong gratitude!!!!
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Posted by Gayl | December 23, 2021
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Knowledgeable...Trustworthy...Words Cannot Describe Him!!!!
We were in a situation where we had to obtain Mr. Aiken's services this past summer. He was well worth the money spent. He kept us informed all throughout the process. He is very knowledgeable, patient, caring & thorough. He made himself available to us at all times. Anytime we called if he didn't answer he always got back to us promptly. He was very patient with our roller coaster of emotions. I really can't say enough good about Mr. Aiken. Do yourself a favor and hire him. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Ron | February 26, 2021
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Professional .In trouble hire Mr.Aiken now!!
I found myself in a situation where I was accused of something that I did not do, and was put in jail because of it. I was in shock and frightened about the charges and what was to come. I found Mr. Aiken, and I read his biography and immediately called him (even on a Sunday) - he listened to me, put me at ease and for the first time after the arrest I felt that the frivolous charges would be absolved and I would be able to continue with my life. I was right: Mr. Aiken tirelessly defended me and showed that all the lies and made-up stories were false, and the charges were dismissed before arraignment. If you find yourself in a situation, no matter how large or small, call this attorney because he will help you like he helped me, even on the weekend. Thank you again, Mr. Aiken.
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Posted by Gary | October 12, 2020
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Trusted Determination
Mr. Aiken's knowledge and background of the law and his determination to see justice on my behalf, resulted in a positive outcome for my case. He makes himself accessible pretty much 24/7 with us having conversations several times on weekends and late night. His advice and reliability were spot on during a dark time when my self direction was not clear.
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Posted by Michael | August 26, 2019
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Destructive Device Allegation and VOP Allegation
I consulted Pete back in March of 2019 and then hired him for my legal matters after my arrest. My Destructive Device felony allegation ended up Nolle Prosequi and my VOP case was dismissed. His background as a former federal agent and former federal prosecutor involving weapons offenses, as well as his dedication, is why I chose him to handle my case. Very good fit.
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2018
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Stellar Guy, Stellar Attorney and Stellar Results!
I would like to start out by saying Mr. Aiken is a great guy and his legal ability in top notch! I was facing an accusation of rape (sexual battery) by a co-worker after getting together one evening after work. After being served with a warrant at my residence by two Sheriff Deputy's for the collection of my DNA, I started doing extensive research for the best criminal defense lawyer. I narrowed down the search to four lawyers in the Sarasota/Bradenton area and two lawyers in the Tampa Bay area. After my research was completed, I met with and interviewed all of the lawyers. Due to Mr. Aiken's background as a federal agent, federal prosecutor and criminal defense experience and my gut feeling, it was a no brainier "I hired Mr. Aiken"! He executed a detailed plan right away. What he told me needed to be done he did, what he promised me he would give me he gave and most importantly he got my case dismissed before charges were filed! I truly felt like he treated me like a family member opposed to just one of his clients. If you are facing a serious crime, you can feel confident in hiring Mr. Aiken!
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Posted by PATRICIA | November 6, 2017
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ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW
ATTORNEY AIKEN IS VERY KNOWLEDGEABLE AND PROFESSIONAL WITH THE LAW REGARDING SEXUAL ASSAULT. HE HELPED OUR SON DAVID GREATLY IN REPRESENTING HIM. WE HAD NUMEROUS FACE TO FACE MEETINGS WITH HIM IN HIS OFFICE WHERE HE EXPLAINED ALL TO US , THE PARENTS. HE IS VERY CARING AND UNDERSTANDING WITH FAMILY MEMBERS THAT HAVE TO DEAL WITH CRISIS. HE IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO TALK TO EITHER IN OFFICE OR HIS PRIVATE CELL PHONE AND IF IN COURT ALWAYS RETURNS YOUR CALL AT THE END OF THE DAY. HE HAS BEST SECRETARY (KATHY) ALSO TO HELP/TALK TO AND ANSWER ANY OF YOUR QUESTIONS. WE HEARD FROM OTHERS HE WAS HIGHLY REGARDED BY OTHER LAWYERS, DISTRICT ATTORNEYS AND JUDGES. MY HUSBAND AND I ARE SO THANKFUL WE MET AND HIRED MR. AIKEN AND APPRECIATE EVERYTHING HE DID FOR OUR SON AND US.
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Posted by Mike S | May 31, 2017
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Second Opinion
I called Mr. Aiken for a second opinion to a case I had pending a few months ago. Mr. Aiken was very courteous over the phone and professional. I've heard good things about him and wanted to leave a good review for his time he took with me.
Posted by Mark Bowne | March 30, 2017
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Great attorney
Mr. Aiken was the best attorney for my situation and he always responded to my emails. He made it like I was his only client and even though I was a pain in the butt he got the job done and always responded to me. I would recommend this attorney if you need help with any criminal matter, he got the case dropped and saved my relationship with my children.
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Posted by ThankfulMom | February 1, 2017
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Knowledgeable-Smart-Cares
We were dealing with a serious legal situation that had a potentially bleak outcome for my son. Mr. Aiken stood out among the group of attorneys we'd spoken to. He was (is) knowledgeable, factual, direct and caring at the same time! His wonderful assistant, Cathy, was (is) also very helpful and supportive. I appreciated both Cathy's and Mr. Aiken's respect and sensitivity to the closeness of our family and our faith. Mr. Aiken took extra time to include me in communications, and when it was quiet (the legal system definitely takes time), I would find he was working behind the scenes in my son's best interest, often going above and beyond (such as meeting key people in person instead of just phone/email). His wisdom, hard work and smart delivery is a reason my son will be spending his future at home with his family, and we are so very thankful. He is an excellent and competent attorney as well as a genuine and quality person. Truly, if you want an attorney with expertise who is knowledgeable, smart in how aggressively he fights for you, and sincerely cares about the outcome, you will find Mr. Aiken is your best choice.
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Posted by Ralph | March 19, 2016
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A first-rate sex crime attorney, when only the best will do...
Peter Aiken is an attorney at the top of his game. He is very smart, clearly knows what he is doing, and is a consummate professional. Plus, he is also a good, decent, compassionate man. He represented my father in a sex crime case with two charges (sex crime cases are some of the hardest out there, by the way. Very often coming down to he said/she said with the onus on the accused to prove their innocence). The first charge against my father had a mandatory 15 year sentence in prison. My father was 85 years old at the time and that would have been equivalent to a death sentence for him. Because my father lives out of country, he was essentially denied bond leading up to the trial. Clearly, at 85 years old, jail is not the healthiest place to be. Because of this, not only did Mr. Aiken elegantly defend my father, but he kept the case moving very quickly. He went from arrest to trial in less than 6 months. If you know anything about the courts, this feat, in itself, is near miraculous. Mr. Aiken kept a full court press on the prosecutor throughout the entire experience. During the trial itself, she looked like an amateur next to Peter. The case was resolved with the jury choosing the second charge and the judge sentencing my father to 8 months in jail, with 6 months basically already served. From what I could tell, no sex crime charge is a slam dunk case. There is a lot of bias and stigma attached to even being accused of such a crime. With this being said, Mr. Aiken took a case that could have easily ended up with my father dying in jail and he secured his freedom in record time. To go from a felony charge with a mandatory 15 year sentence to a misdemeanor charge with an 8 month sentence was absolutely amazing. And, as amazing as it is, with hard work, great command of the law and a highly strategic mind, Peter almost made it look easy (though none of us really took a breath until the jury returned its verdict---because with a jury you just never know). From the start, Peter said jury selection was one of the most critical aspects of a trial like this. He not only aced that, he pretty much aced every move he made building up to the trial and in the courtroom itself. I give Peter Aiken my highest recommendation. He essentially saved my father's life. And, as I inferred earlier, he's also one heck of a nice guy. It is actually a pleasure to know him. He was more like a concerned member of our family or a close family friend, than simply the best attorney we could have possibly chosen. While he may not be the cheapest, his fees are reasonable considering his excellence, expertise and the results he delivers. If you or anyone you know is facing sex crime charges, and only the best will do, Peter Aiken should be your obvious choice. Incidentally, if Peter can get results like this with a sex crime, I would trust him regarding any serious criminal matter. I can't imagine you could find better representation than Mr. Peter Aiken.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2015
Mr. Aiken is extraordinary
My experience with Mr. Aiken started after an arrest on very serious charges with little merit. Mr. Aiken was completely supportive and uncovered many errors by law enforcement and even the United States Armed forces. He did not hesitate to use their own policies and guidelines against their case and ultimately won my freedom that was unconstitutionally taken away from me. For those searching for a lawyer, I endorse Mr. Aiken 110% for even those facing less serious circumstances.
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Posted by RickTrapman | November 27, 2014
Best Internet Sex Sting Defense Attorney Around
Peter is a brilliant internet sex sting defense attorney who has an excellent winning record. He is the best that many defendants have seen and had who were entrapped by the ICAC Task Forces and he know how to design an effective defense strategy to prove to the Courts and Prosecutors your innocence due to entrapment via "Bait and Switch" tactics. You will not find a better defense attorney that clearly understands these types of stings and how they are being illegally conducted. He is not afraid to take our case to trial and will be more than prepared to defend you. He is as well not afraid to graciously embarrass the Chatters, their Supervisors, and the entire operation as well as the Prosecutors to present your innocence to the Court and if need be to the Jury. His diligent effort during the legal process has forced many Prosecutors to seek to offer excellent none sexual offenders pleas that also do not include Department of Corrections time, or sexual offender registry. Again, Peter is and needs to be your criminal defense attorney if you are arrested in one of the ICAC Task Force's internet sex sting operations. You will not be able to hire anyone better.
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Posted by Heath | April 5, 2014
Excellent Attorney & Person
The need for an attorney is typically never an exciting time for anyone, but when the situation arises and you find someone who truly is committed to serving the greater good for the people it says a lot not only about them as a professional, but as a person. Mr. Aiken is a person who is extremely knowledgeable about what he does, has a passion for what he does, and does so in a manner that never makes you as a client feel unclear, uneasy or uninformed. This man went above and beyond in helping my family and we are forever greatful for having him represent us.
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Posted by Paul | November 27, 2013
Overall excellence!!
Easy to speak with, great listener, understanding, polite, respectful of me(client), excellent follow-up, returns calls and emails, just a really pleasant and competent attorney
Posted by William | September 17, 2013
Outstanding person, outstanding Attorney
Thorough, no-nonsense, "cut-to-the-chase" style of representation won me over and gained my admiration and utmost respect. This man is the kind of Attorney that you want, and certainly hope to get, should you ever find yourself in a criminal defense situation. I recommend him very highly.
Posted by Tom | May 28, 2013
The only cause worth fighting for is a lost cause.
That I chose Peter to represent me in my case proved to be infinitely wise; I was charged with a violation of probation (on community control and wearing GPS monitoring equipment) The State Attorney in this case was insistently demanding a very long prison sentence that was substantially more than the sentencing guidelines called for. I actually worked on a similar case, as paralegal to a lawyer. Sadly, that case ended in tragedy for the client and his wife and family: he is 70 years old and in very poor health, with a release date of 2026. What did he do? He violated a hyper technical rule of Probation and GPS monitoring. There was no victim, and no harm done to anyone or anything. That case is heartbreaking to me personally: he and his wife are my best friends of many years. So, I am well versed in the Florida laws and cases relevant to Probation and Community Control. Before retaining Peter, I had two other lawyers on this case. There expressed intentions were to seek a "favorable deal," wherein I would plead guilty to a Violation of Probation in return for a lesser prison sentence. I had done nothing wrong, and in fact was extremely conscientious in obeying the rules, as I had already served a very lengthy prison term and another would be my ruin; I'm 64 years old and have an otherwise good life. I then began a search for a great trial attorney who specialized in criminal defense, a lawyer who would believe in me and fight for my freedom. I didn't have to look very far; i knew some men in the jail, right in my dorm, who had retained Peter They not only spoke highly of his legal defense skills, which are of course paramount, but also of his respect and compassion in helping their families understand his strategy in their cases and eased their trouble minds a great deal. Finally, I called Peter. He zealously, and intensely, defended me, and gave me my freedom back. He was very reasonable with his fee and allowed me to pay in installments that I could afford; I got a million dollar defense. His painstaking preparation laid the foundation for a stunning courtroom performance that relentlessly decimated the state's case and his cross examination of their witnesses, one a highly touted expert in the field of GPS monitoring, was nothing short of brilliant. The judge was smart and was fair, he listened and was intent on getting to the truth of the matter: Peter got him there. While I was in the county jail for three months awaiting the hearing, I saw countless prisoners who were also in there for alleged violations of probation and/or community control, many of them petty and even nonsensical; still, I saw them violated and sent to prison. In my case, the state attorney felt she had a good case, with seasoned witnesses and multiple examples of alleged violations. The truth is that I had not violated the terms of my probation, and in fact I was quite consciousness in obeying all of the rules. Nonetheless, I found myself being arrested, with no warning, and thrown into the county jail for almost three months awaiting a hearing. If you find yourself caught in this trap, and you value freedom, you must obey all the rules, first of all, and if you nonetheless end up in jail facing prison, choose your lawyer carefully. That choice will change the course of the rest of your life-for better or worse. My choice was Peter D. Aiken, and always would be.
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Posted by Shane | April 10, 2013
Lewd Crimanal Case
After getting arrested for a crime I didn't commit. Peter was able to get the DA's office to drop the investigation and didn't have to go to court. Peter also worked with me and my family with payment for his services. I would recommend this person to anyone who has been charged with a sex crime and did not commit it!!
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Aiken, O'halloran and Associates
  • 2003 - 2012
  • Criminal Defense Private practice
  • Peter D. Aiken, Attorney
  • 1974 - 2003
  • trial lawyer
  • U. S. Department of Justice
  • 1971 - 1974
  • Analyst advisor to Regional Commisioner, Intelligence
  • United States Treasury Department, Irs
  • 1970 - 1971
  • Special Agent, Criminal Investigator
  • United States Treasury Department
  • 1965 - 1970
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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1971
  • University of South Carolina
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1965

Sample of Legal Cases

  • United States v Rizza
  • Not Guilty all Counts jury trial

Associations

  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Sarasota chapter)
  • 2011 - Present
  • Wyoming State Bar Association
  • 1994 - Present
  • Montana State Bar Association
  • 1993 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • 1986 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • 1971 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Lee County chapter)
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Certificate of Appcation (Course Instructor)
  • Florida Surety Bail Agents Association
  • 1995
  • Distinguished Service Award
  • United States Department of Justice
  • 1972
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Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Human Trafficing
  • 2012
  • CLE-Floirda Womens Lawyers Association
  • Opiate Addiction and the legal consequences
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

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Given (9)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to co-counsel many serious felonies, including sex offenses, with Mr. Aiken. In addition to seeing him litigate cases against the office while I was a prosecutor. He is the definition of a professional in all respects. His near 40 years of criminal law experience (including his time as a US Attorney and Special Agent with the IRS), his sharp wit, and flawless jury presence has earned many favorable verdicts. I have personally witnessed Mr. Aiken's skill, his tireless preparation, and unquestionable devotion to his clients and their individual cause result in great offers, fantastic results, and near impossible "not guilty" verdicts. He truly "lives and dies" with each case, and he is not a "clients are paychecks" attorney. Hiring Mr. Aiken means you will receive the best representation in the business--no matter what the charge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Peter is the most effective trial lawyer you will ever meet. He makes the impossible possible, wins unwinnable cases, and brings juries to places they never thought they'd go with sheer legal endurance and fortitude."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Peter on a case and would absolutely hire him if I needed an attorney. He has great insight and experience when it comes to evaluating a case and coming up with a strategy."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have co counseled several serious cases with Peter. I can say without hesitation that not only is he a great lawyer but he is a fighter. Peter is not scared to try a case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Peter Aiken for many years. He is honest and a passionate fighter--a true lawyer's lawyer who has nothing but the utmost respect in the community. I have been fortunate enough to work on several matters with him and have him mentor me on others. Peter Aiken is trustworthy and fair and his experience is second to none. I recommend him without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Aiken is the best trial lawyer I have worked with in my career. He pays exquisite attention to detail, connects with jurors and has a demeanor that controls the courtroom. He has the ability to explain the most complicated, complex matters to jurors with ease and grace. I would highly recommend Mr. Aiken to anyone in need of a criminal lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Peter Aiken has extensive experience representing clients charged with a crime. Peter knows his way around the courtroom and routinely gets Not Guilty jury verdicts. He has an outstanding track record and his clients are fortunate to have a lawyer that is so talented and fearless in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Peter Aiken for over 27 years, we have collaborated in several criminal defense matters, both in federal and State cases, Peter knows the law, he throughly prepares for trial and passionately defends his clients. If ever I need a lawyer to the defend me Peter is one of two lawyers that I know that I would trust with my defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Aiken is a relatively new arrival on the Sarasota scene but he has made an immediate and very positive impression on me. I have discussed and referred cases to Mr. Aiken and it is clear that he is knowledgeable, thorough and a zealous advocate for his clients. I strongly recommend him if you need the services of a criminal defense attorney."
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Sarasota Criminal defense Lawyer Peter D Aiken
Peter D Aiken
Criminal defense Attorney
Sarasota, FL
Licensed for 53 years