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Leonard Louis Cagan

Criminal defense Attorney at Ocala, FL

5.0   7 reviews

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About Leonard

Learn Leonard’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Former State Prosecutor.

    27 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    Former State Prosecutor.

    27 years

  3. Expungement

    27 years

Former Prosecutor WILL FIGHT for your Constiutional Rights


Lenny Cagan was selected as a Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in the State of Florida by The National Trial Lawyers Association. Lenny was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1996. Lenny worked as an Assistant State Attorney (prosecutor) for over seven years. During this time, he prosecuted thousands of cases, supervised a staff of other attorneys and conducted numerous jury trials.

After leaving the State Attorney’s Office, Lenny worked for a prestigious Plaintiff’s law firm that practiced in the areas of Medical Malpractice/ Nursing Home Abuse/ and Personal Injury law. Lenny has been in private practice since 2004 representing people who have been accused of crimes or have been seriously injured by others.

Lenny is a resident of Hernando County. He attends Crosspoint Church in Spring Hill. Lenny has enjoyed playing the bass guitar since he was a teenager and still plays today as a member of the church worship team.



Lenny graduated from King’s College with a Bachelor of Science in Economics in 1982. He attended Regent University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctor. Lenny graduated law school Cum Laude (with honors).

Lenny is admitted to practice in all State of Florida courts as well as in Federal Court in the Middle District of Florida.



Lenny Cagan was selected as a Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyers in the State of Florida by The National Trial Lawyers Association. Lenny’s past accomplishments include winning the James Kent American Inn of Court Law Student Award, the American Jurisprudence award from Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, Summo Publishing’s Who’s Who Among American Law Students and was selected as a Top 10 Criminal Defense/DUI Lawyer in Florida for Customer Satisfaction by The National Institute of Criminal Law Attorney.

Lenny is currently a member of the Hernando County Bar Association



Lenny has been married for thirty-five years to his wife Peggy. They have four grown children and four grandchildren.

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Licensed for 26 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1996
Updated 02/23/2023

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

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Cagan & Cagan Law Firm
825 SE 3rd Ave Ste. 200
Ocala, FL, 34471


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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful attorney!
I hired Mr. Cagan in January 2018. He was very informative. Answered all my questions and concerns in detail. Always answered my emails and phone calls very promptly. We received the outcome we were hoping for. I would definitely recommend this firm!
Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Super Hero!!!
I contacted Lenny from PR to represent my son in Florida without knowing of him or having someone refer him to me. I just prayed to the lord to guide me in helping my son in the situation he was in. I did a search on the internet, and there he was., Leonard Cagan!! Something told me choice him!! I am so glad I did, Lenny started working on my case without me confirming that he would be the one representing my son. At the time I contacted him I had no idea of why my son was in the situation he was in. It took only a phone call to Lenny, he acted very quickly and got all the information I needed without even hiring him, I mean what attorney does that??? My son was home with in a day, case dismissed!!!! He is a blessing and I would recommend his services to anyone. I am forever grateful to Lenny. Thank you!!!!
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Posted by Rich | November 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
I was referred to Lenny by family I can't say enough about the man. He got me the best offer for my criminal case. He kept me updated and informed during the whole process. He is an amazing attorney and makes the court process less stressful. I highly recommend hiring Lenny Cagan he will have your best interest in mind!
Posted by anonymous | August 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Lenny Cagan
I was referred to Lenny and he has helped my family a couple of times. He was pleasant, honest, and he gave good advice. I can't thank him enough for what he did and I appreciate it. I would not hesitate to hire him again.
Posted by toni | January 26, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
nicest person
i consulted Mr Cagan about my son , i did not have the funds to hire him, even thought i cant hire him he has called me back ,answered all my questions and helped me more than any other lawyer i ever spoken to ,this is a great guy! we need more like him!!!!
Posted by Tina Neumann | October 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
Mr. Cagan did an amazing job handling my case. He is not only an amazing attorney but an amazing person. He explained everything throughout the case process and kept me updated at all times. Having him made the process much easier and smoother I would highly recommend him to anyone seeking legal counsel.
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2010
The best of the best
Mr. Cagan helped me out a lot. He was very honest with my situation and helped me make the best decisions. I liked that I had access to him with questions and he was good about keeping me informed about the status of my cases. His office is professional and nice. Mr. Cagan was really there for me and counseled me. He made me want to do better in the future.
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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Lead Trial Attorney
  • Cagan & Cagan PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • President
  • The Cagan Law Firm
  • 2005 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Milcowitz & Lyons, P.A.
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Police Academy Instructor
  • Pasco-Hernando Community College
  • 2000 - 2002
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State of Florida
  • 1996 - 2003
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  • Regent University School of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Theft
  • Case dismissed


  • Marion County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Citrus-Hernando American Inn of Court
  • member - Master of the Bench
  • 2016 - Present
  • Hernando County Bar Association
  • member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction - Criminal Law/DUI
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • American Jurisprudence Award
  • Lawyers Cooperative Publishing
  • 1996
  • Who's Who Among American Law Students
  • Summa Publishing
  • 1996
  • Law Student Award
  • James Kent American Inn of Court
  • 1995
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  • 41 WAYNE L. REV. 1233
  • The Danger of Ignoring Plain Meaning: Individual Relief for Breach of Fiduciary Duty Under ERISA
  • 1995

Speaking Engagements

  • Sheriffs Office Seminar on Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence and Excited Utterance
  • N/A
  • Law Week
  • How to Build a Criminal Case
  • N/A
  • Law Week
  • Where Do Laws Come From
  • N/A
  • Constitutional Law Seminar
  • Constitutional Law
  • N/A
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (4)
Endorse Leonard
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Lenny for a number of years and would recommend his services. He maintains a high ethical standard and works diligently on behalf of his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow attorney, I highly endorse Lenny Cagan. I have known Lenny for over 15 years. He is a stern advocate for his clients, yet compassionate to their situation. He is well respected among lawyers and judges. His court room demeanor is excellent. His years of experience both as a prosecutor and as a defense attorney pays off for his clients as he achieves remarkable results for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Lenny over 20 years. We worked as prosecutors together and now we're both in private practice. I've seen Lenny in court numerous times. He's always very professional and prepared for his Hearings. He's also well known and respected by other members of the Florida Bar. I endorse this lawyer"
Criminal defense Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked many cases against Mr. Cagan over the last 10 years. I always found him to be a well prepared zealous advocate for his client."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Cagan is very knowledgeable and works diligently to get the best result possible for his client. I'd highly recommend him to family and friends."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Cagan is an experienced and highly skilled criminal defense attorney. He uses a unique client centered approach to represent his client's interest with passion and has a proven track record of getting results. I have sought advice from Attorney Cagan in several criminal matters where his experience and insight have been extremely helpful."
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