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Carlo D'Angelo

Federal crime Attorney at Tyler, TX

4.8   22 reviews
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  • State Years
    Texas - TX 17 years
    Florida - FL 26 years
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2006
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1997
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Carlo

Learn Carlo’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense

    25 years, 3,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI

    25 years

  3. Federal crime

    25 years, 200 cases

  4. White collar crime

    10 years

  5. Appeals

    25 years


Carlo D'Angelo is a criminal defense lawyer, former law professor with over 25 years of experience defending individuals charged with state and federal crimes. After law school, Carlo accepted a position with the Broward County Public Defender's Office, where he gained a wealth of jury trial experience handling a wide variety of felony and misdemeanor cases. In 2000, Carlo left the public defender's office and went into private practice in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

While in private practice, Carlo also took on a full-time faculty position as an Assistant Professor at the Benjamin L. Crump College of Law in Miami Gardens, Florida. In 2008, Carlo left South Florida and relocated to East Texas, where he opened Carlo D'Angelo, PC.

In addition to his Texas-based criminal defense practice, Carlo is also available to represent individuals nationwide who may be the target of federal crimes including  cryptocurrecy criminal prosecutions. In 2022, Carlo was a featured speaker at , where he spoke on the subject of "The Growing Threat that Crypto Criminal Enterprises Pose to NFTs." In a poll conducted by in 2022, Carlo was nominated as one of the top five lawyers in the category of "Most Expert Handling of the Law and NFTs." Carlo is also the co-host of Lex Line, a crypto and blockchain legal podcast available on Apple and Spotify. 

Carlo D'Angelo is an accomplished and highly experienced criminal defense attorney, proudly representing clients in State and Federal courts throughout Florida and Texas since 1997. As a skilled criminal defense lawyer, Carlo has successfully handled thousands of criminal cases, with a diverse range of jury verdicts extending from murder to DWI, and everything in between.

Originally practicing criminal law in South Florida, Carlo was honored to serve on the law faculty at St. Thomas University School. As a full-time faculty member, he shared his extensive legal knowledge with aspiring lawyers, teaching legal research and advanced legal research and writing.

Throughout his impressive career, Carlo D'Angelo has managed numerous high-profile criminal cases, garnering national media attention for his exceptional legal accomplishments. As a recognized authority in the field, he frequently provides legal commentary on criminal cases in and around East Texas for local press.

Throughout his long career practicing law in both in Florida and Texas, Carlo D’Angelo has handled a number of high-profile criminal cases that have drawn national media attention. Carlo’s high profile criminal cases have been featured on MSNBC, FOX News, The CBS Morning Show, ABC News and the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.

When facing indictment or the daunting prospect of a state or federal grand jury investigation, you need a seasoned attorney who understands the complexities of criminal law. Carlo D'Angelo is dedicated to ensuring that every client receives the serious attention their case demands, regardless of its size or scope. But before deciding, stop and take a moment to read Carlo's client reviews on AVVO and Google Reviews


Client's Choice 2018
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Carlo D'Angelo, Attorney at Law
100 E Ferguson St Ste 1210
Tyler, TX, 75702-5700


4.8 / 5.0
  22 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2018
Client's Choice
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Posted by Michelle | February 12, 2013
Wonderful, compassionate lawyer
Mr. D'Angelo saved my son's life. He was sentenced to 30 years confinement at the age of 19. When Mr. D'Angelo was assigned to defend my son he immediately began to plan an aggressive defense strategy for him. He always kept in communication with his client and myself. Even when things did not look good he kept us motivated. He always answered my questions, no matter how busy his schedule was. He fought for my son above and beyond, knowing in his heart things were not right about his case. He is a fighter for the less fortunate offenders who are railroaded by our so called justice system. He negotiated with the prosecutors office to allow my son to win a new trial and my son received a 10 year sentence. Mr. D'Angelo fearlessley took on a justice system that had little if any regard for the injustices of my son's case. If it were not for Mr. D'Angelo my son would have spent 30 years in prison, being released and no good to himself nor society. At least now my son came be released, pay his debt to society and still have his life back at a young age.
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Posted by Cody | June 4, 2014
Outstanding Lawyer , Outstanding experience.
I had a DWI charge and Carlo got me a great deal- I can tell you that specifically there were people in the courtroom with the same charge and I heard their sentencing - and I am so happy Carlo represented me. My deal was much much better than theirs. He kept me informed about my case and made me feel like a real person, not just a client. I admire how he works his business and treats his clients. I recommend hiring Carlo. I will have his number for the rest of my life.
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Posted by anonymous | July 2, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Worth it!
Hired for my son. I had never needed a lawyer and was nervous. Between Shelly, his assistant, making sure he had his ducks in a row for court and lawyer handling business with a professional, honest and attentive manner I was at ease. If you need a criminal lawyer, Call Carlo. You wont be disappointed!
Posted by Kevin | April 17, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Professionalism and expertise at an all time high
I was facing two counts from different counties all while trying to get started with my life after college. Carlo has mitigated my consequences with just a pre-trial diversion. If facing trouble you know where to call.
Posted by Brenna | July 28, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
An attorney to be grateful for!!!
Carlo and Shelly worked tirelessly for me. They were supportive and encouraging during a long struggle with the justice system during Covid and were always willing to answer my calls. They truly had my best interest at heart and Carlo never tried to sway my choices. He was excellent in providing my options and helping me to understand the possible outcome for each one. When asked his opinion, because I had never been in trouble with the law and didn’t know how things worked, he was forthcoming about the situation and told me what he thought was best for me, always reiterating he was on my side no matter what I chose to do. They will be in my prayers for blessings today and beyond. This is a wonderful team to have in your corner!!
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Posted by Luke | March 31, 2021
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Look no further - he’s the best
5 stars. Very patient, empathetic, knowledgeable, always does what he says he is going to do, makes himself and his office available without ever feeling like you are “bothering them”, they take every call just like the first. He went to bat for me and produced results. It was a great and reassuring process from the day I stepped into his office. If I could give ten stars I would!
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Posted by anonymous | December 17, 2020
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Excellent Legal Counsel
Mr. Deangelo handled my early termination of probation case seamlessly. His expertise and insight were very sound. He represented me exceptionally well.
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Probation Revocation
Mr. D'Angelo went above and beyond for me. I was facing a probation revocation for which I thought I was going to prison. At no point did I have trouble getting in touch with Mr. D'Angelo or his office, they kept me informed of every move and what to expect which made me very comfortable. This was a very tough case with many twists and turns because of the current Covid-19 situation in our nation, yet I still felt very prepared and informed at all times. I went into my hearing hoping to just be reinstated on my probation but after Mr. D'Angelo went to bat for me the judge and prosecutors agreed not only to drop the violation charges, but also dismissed my probation entirely! I couldn’t be happier with the results, this law firm is top notch and I’m extremely grateful to have found them. I am confident in saying that I would call D'Angelo Law for ANY legal needs.
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Posted by Daniel | June 13, 2019
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I am very pleased to have worked with Mr. D'Angelo. He is an outstanding attorney. I was very happy with the outcome of my case. Definitely recommend him!
Posted by Joshua | December 6, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Simply the best
Carlo and his team are just the greatest group I've had the pleasure of working with. Very knowledgeable, determined, and just all around awesome. You can easily tell that he has a passion for what he does and his interactions with clients really bring that out.
Posted by Damian Wooten | December 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer best in the game doing it !!
Caught my first offense at my own home and was giving a $100,000 bond basically was thrown to the wolves felony 2nd degree assault w deadly weapon was offer 20 years mr. D'Angelo got me 2 years probation misdemeanor out of wood county Texas I'm a African American and charges like that my mind don't beat often he's a blessing worth every penny and he kept comfortable and made me feel like he cared and his staff is also amazing mrs. Shelly does very well contacting Their clients I would him a grade of A+!!!
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Posted by Raquel | September 2, 2018
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Great representation!
After getting the recommendation to hire Mr. D’Angelo, I decided to give him a call to see if he could help us with our case. After speaking to him on the phone first and asking him questions, I felt very confident that he would be the best choice. He immediately moved to action to get the ball rolling. Mr. D’Angelos office set up a consultation for us to meet and discuss the details of the case. I immediately felt at ease and quite confident that he would bring about a fair and good outcome. I highly recommend Mr. D’Angelo to anyone looking for a great lawyer. His office staff is also very kind and efficient. Great work all around!
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Posted by Ana | August 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in East Texas
We will always be grateful and blessed to have hired Mr. D'Angelo to represent our daughter. Without him our daughter would be in prison. He is amazing. Mr. D'Angelo convinced the prosecuter as well as the Judge to re-enstate her probation. He worked so hard on her case and never gave up. He cares for his clients. Not only is Mr. D'Angelo an outstanding Attorney but also a compassionate human being.
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Posted by Jon | August 20, 2018
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Best there is
Carlo is the consummate professional. He handles things efficiently and with your best interest in mind. I was more than satisfied with his services and abilities, and the disservice you will do, is if you do not hire him as your attorney. Thanks Mr D'Angelo.
Posted by Rose | December 9, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Carlo D'Angelo is the best!
Mr. Carlo D'Angelo is the best! I hired him a couple months ago, I was falsely accused of stealing fabric at Walmart, the employee didn't scan my item and I wasn't aware and they accused me of stealing ridiculous. Mr. Carlo D'Angelo dismissed my case. He is very professional and did everything possible for me. I highly recommend Mr. Carlo D'Angelo if you have any legal problems.
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Posted by Steve | August 3, 2016
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The real deal
I used carlo back in an 03' case in broward. Just turned 18 at the time but scored out to mandatory prison. The guy worked his magic, I got off on a happily 5 years probation. He was always upfront, kept in contact w me along the way. He is a gem! Texas gained a great one.
Posted by Heather | July 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
He gave us back our family!!!
We have been fighting almost 7 years a protective order issued by the state of Texas. All young kids make mistakes and we paid for our....I suddenly lost the support of my husband, my kids father was absent from our home all due to this protective order...Carlo took our case and we walked out of that court room holding hands for the 1st time in almost 7 years!!!! Our family slept in one house for the 1st time in 7 years!!!!!!! This was an amazing feeling. He not only got the protective order dropped but my husband was approved to transfer to where me and our 2 children live and now travel with work. This is such a huge load off our shoulders and we owe it to Carlo! You won't go wrong having him fight for you!!
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Posted by Rebecca | October 9, 2015
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case dismissed
If you need a criminal defensive attorney Mr. Deangelo is your guy. He is professional and puts everything he has into your case. We works hard and is detailed oriented to insure a tight win. He does not push for trial until he is well prepared. Mr. Deangelo knows what he's doing. His knowledge, time, and focus on my case got it dismissed completely. I am very grateful for him and thank God for leading me to him in my time of need and guidance when it comes to the court system. I can't say thank you enough.
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Posted by Christi | October 9, 2015
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Saving My 17 Year Olds Life Is Priceless
Carlo did an amazing job dealing with a difficult small town DA who flip flopped back and forth for almost 2 years toying with my young daughter's life. As of yesterday, the DA has decided to no longer pursue the matter. Without Carlo's diligent efforts my daughter's future remained bleak. Now her future has no ceiling! This is something we can never thank him enough for. I highly recommend him as a lawyer. Hire him and you won't regret it!
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Posted by Margaret B. (in Louisiana) | October 27, 2014
Excellent Attorney and Firm
I am from Louisiana and I was in a desperate situation needing an attorney for my son who had DRUG charges over here in Louisiana and also a drug charge in Tyler Texas, we had a mess and a difficult and complicated situation to work with. I thoroughly checked and called several lawyers and I am so thankful that God put me with Carlo and his firm. This by far is one of the best attorney's that worked on my son's case and the outcome he got for my son is truly unbelievable and amazing. From the moment I hired Carlo, he immediately went to work for us and did not stop until he tied my son's Texas case up for us, which is a huge burden relief and I never expected the outcome that he was able to get for my son. The honesty and integrity he practices as a lawyer is above and beyond and being from another State and with everything my son was facing the job that he did (along with the backup and support from his staff) I am so thankful that I hired Carlo as an attorney. We as a family are so forever grateful and thankful for your service. If you need an attorney who truly cares and truly works for you. Then you will not go wrong with this attorney! Margaret B. and family (in Louisiana)
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AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Law
  • St. Thomas University School Of Law
  • 2006 - 2008
  • Partner
  • DAngelo & Molle, PA
  • 2000 - 2009
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office Of The Public Defender Broward County
  • 1997 - 2000


  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • Florida Atlantic University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Legal Cases

  • United States v. RMW
  • Federal Jury Trial: "Not Guilty" on all counts.
  • United States v. K.F.
  • Court granted a 35-month downward departure from the sentencing guidelines.
  • State v. M.M.
  • Case Dismissed
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  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • Magistrate Retention Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Paralegal Committee
  • 2012 - Present
  • Wood County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • St. Thomas Law Review
  • Executive Editorial Board
  • 1996 - 1997
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Languages Spoken

  • Italian

Honors and Awards

  • Client Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013


  • 14 TEX. WESLEYAN L. REV. 167
  • Overseas Legal Outsourcing and the American Legal Profession: Friend or “Flattener”?
  • 2008
  • 32 U.S.F. L. REV. 561
  • The Snoop Doggy Dogg Trial: A Look at How Computer Animation Will Impact Litigation in the Next Century
  • 1998
  • 8 ST. THOMAS L. REV. 571
  • The Impact of United States v. Lopez Upon Selected Firearms Provisions of Title 18 U.S.C. Section 922
  • 1996
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Speaking Engagements

  • 2013 Continuing Education Conference
  • Legal Information vs. Legal Advice: Guidelines and Instructions for Clerks and Court Personnel Who Work With Self-Represented Litigants in Texas-State Courts
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (13)
Endorse Carlo
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is well respected in the Wood County and surrounding area for his criminal law expertise and ability to work with the Courts and the District Attorney's offices."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Carlo D'Angelo is an amazing lawyer. He knows the law, he knows the court system, and he knows how to get positive results for his clients. He is the best around!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Carlo for many years. He's very experienced and has successfully handled many high profile cases."
Federal crime Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Over the past few years, I have worked with Carlo on several federal cases in the Eastern District of Texas. He knows the ins and outs of federal criminal defense and is regularly consulted for his advice on how to best handle federal criminal issues. Carlo represents his clients aggressively, effectively, and gets the results they deserve."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I tried a case against Carlo in Wood County. It was a civil case. He is an excellent trial lawyer, and I would recommend him to clients in both criminal and civil cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Carlo is an excellent advocate for his clients. He is committed to insuring that justice prevails. He has a sound understanding of criminal law which results in the best outcome for his clients."
Federal crime Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Carlo for Federal Criminal defense. Carlo is very experienced in Federal law and obtain excellent result for his clients. He is uniformly professional and has the experience, knowledge and skill to provide the client with the best legal advice. He is one of the lawyers that other lawyers go to for advice."
Federal crime Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.Carlo is bright and aggressive. He understands how to apply the law for his client's benefit in order to achieve the best possible result for his client."
Federal crime Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Carlo is a top-notch criminal defense attorney with a stellar reputation. Carlo excels both in the courtroom as a trial lawyer and in the higher courts in his appellate advocacy. During the 15+ years that I have known Carlo, we have worked on many complex cases together in both state and federal court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Carlo is a highly experienced and intelligent attorney. He knows when to be aggressive, and he is always looking out for what is the best outcome for his clients. In particular, his knowledge of federal drug laws makes him a real gem for the East Texas area. I'm proud to call him a colleague."
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