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Andrew Todd Pozzuto

Criminal defense Attorney at Ocala, FL

3.5   8 reviews

About Andrew

Learn Andrew’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    I have represented people charged with all crimes from first degree murder to DUI.

    31 years

  2. DUI and DWI

    31 years

  3. Personal injury

Andy is a native of Florida. He was born and raised in South Florida. He is a graduate of the University of Florida, obtaining a BA in Political Science in 1987 and later earning his JD from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 1990. Mr. Pozzuto remained in the North Central Florida area after obtaining his law degree and has practiced in Marion, Alachua, Lake, Citrus and Sumter counties. Mr. Pozzuto is an experienced litigator He has tried over 50 cases before a jury. In 1999, he joined the law firm of Alavi and Bird, P.A. as a full partner. Mr. Pozzuto practices in the areas of Criminal Defense and Federal Criminal Defense. He has prepared and tried criminal cases ranging from Driving Under the Influence (DUI), violations of probation and simple misdemeanor batteries to all types of felonies including Drug cases, sex cases and homicide cases.

In addition, Mr. Pozzuto is active in the local community. Currently he serves on the Board of Directors for the Ocala Lions Club, is a former President of the Marion County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and for three years assisted local high school kids in preparing for a State of Florida mock trial competition.

Licensed for 31 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1991
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Alavi & Pozzuto
108 N. Magnolia Ave
6th Floor
Ocala, FL, 34475
Alavi & Pozzuto
108 N Magnolia Ave Ste 600
Ocala, FL, 34475-6648
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  8 customer reviews
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Posted by Christina | December 26, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Intelligent, Highly Motivated, and Hard Working
Mr. Pozzuto is very intelligent, highly motivated, and a hard working lawyer. He gave excellent legal counsel and immediately got to work on my case. He was there for me when I needed him the most. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing help during trying times. He understands and cares about his clients.
Posted by Scott | December 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A Real Go-Getter. One of the Best in Marion County
Took my call immediately. A false accusation charge is one of the toughest to defend and Andy stepped up to the plate. After the first consultation he said, “Now you can let me do the worrying” He is a terrific Attorney and Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | August 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The person who you need in you're corner.
Andy Pozzuto is definitely worth the investment. He is extremely knowledgeable about the law and how to navigate the legal system. He and his entire staff are kind respectful and honest. If you or a loved one are facing a legal challenge you want this office in your corner. They will answer all of your concerns promptly and accurately. I can't thank him and his staff enough.
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Posted by Candy | August 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT results!!!
Andy was GR8 helping me with my DUI case!! He was able to get my charges reduced and case resolved quickly!! GR8, caring, professional firm that I would highly recommend! Thanks Alavi, Bird & Pozzuto
Posted by Jordan | January 23, 2012
What a great guy
He had great insight of the subject matter at hand. He was quick with comebacks and ideas under pressured situations. Andrew was not only proffesional, but prepared. I would more than recommend him to represent someone.
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
ripped off
This guy has no fight...$3500 to retain....saw me twice....when we went to see judge he tells me at court house " I can't defend you....cop a plea" I was locked up at the time and desperate to get out after 90 days in Marion co jail....if I didn't plea they would have kept me locked up.....Hit me with a FELONY....I should have used the public defender for that...Stay away.....He's a crook.
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Posted by Debra | August 12, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Never returned my call to retain him/them
I left a message with the receptionist for a consult to retain them for service. She assured me that someone will get back to me the same day. NO ONE ever got back to me!!! Their loss, I called someone else who immediately returned my call.
Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2010
do not retain
drags his feet..doesn't go all the way.. has no fight in him...will sell you to the prosecutor and steal your money....find a rea lawyer..this guy is a crook
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)


  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1990
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1987

Legal Cases

  • State v. McNair
  • Not Guilty


  • Ocala Lions Club
  • Former President
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Former Board Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Marion County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Former President
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Notable
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Things you shouldn't do with your client
  • Ethics
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known and worked around Andy Pozzutto for nearly 18 years. He is excellent in the courtroom, both through negotiations and connecting with people, especially with juries. He is an exceptional trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Andy has an excellent reputation among attorneys in the legal community. I personally have been in court with Andy more times than I can count and have the highest regard for him. He has a very impressive presence in the courtroom . . . dynamic, entertaining, and authoritative. The jury clearly is paying attention to what Andy is doing, and is waiting to hear what he is going to say next, which is what you want in a defense attorney. Let the prosecutor be the one to fade into the background."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Pozzuto is great criminal defense attorney, who thinks outside the box and is a great advocate for his clients."
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Ocala Criminal defense Lawyer Andrew Todd Pozzuto
Andrew Todd Pozzuto
Criminal defense Attorney
Ocala, FL
Licensed for 31 years
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