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Jose L. Calvo


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A graduate of the University of Las Vegas and the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Las Vegas, Jose Luis Calvo was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2002, where he began his career as a prosecutor at the Office of the State Attorney.

As a prosecutor for the State, Attorney Calvo litigated a wide range of cases, including domestic violence and DUI, as well as serious felony offenses. He is known to be an experienced and passionate trial lawyer who has handled more than 5,000 criminal cases. He has the aggressive approach that is needed to be a successful trial lawyer.

Honors & Awards

Throughout his years of experience, Attorney Jose Calvo has garnered the recognition of peers and colleagues for his legal skills and individualized approach to each case. With such credentials, Attorney Calvo is the top choice for many professionals and others who need help with a criminal law case in state or federal court.

Jose Calvo has been recognized by several prestigious organizations and associations, including:

  • Super Lawyers® - Listed as in Rising Stars℠, 2012
  • National Trial Lawyer Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • Lee County Bar Association, Member

"Hiring Jose Calvo was the best decision I have ever made. He worked fast and efficiently on proving my innocence so I could get back to my family as fast as possible. I was for sure it was going to take months to get my case cleared up. But within 3 weeks he got the charges dropped and my named cleared. Like the title says, he is the best of the best and you would be a fool not to hire him and his firm!"
- Patrick

Previous Experience

At the end of 2004, Jose ended his career at the Office of the State Attorney and began working in a private criminal defense practice. He has since opened his own office and was admitted to practice in the Middle District of Florida in May of 2004. Jose has litigated all types of criminal cases in both State and Federal courts throughout the state of Florida. Federal trials characterizing much of his more recent work; these federal trials often deal with allegations of conspiracy to commit Medical and/or Medicare fraud, drug distribution and trafficking.

He is fluent in both English and Spanish and has represented cases in both languages. He is renowned for his ability to successfully litigate drug offense charges, in particular, cases that involve cultivation, possession, and trafficking. Other areas that his particularly adept at defending include DUI and other criminal traffic offense cases. Jose also defends the juvenile offenders and is known to be a passionate advocate for young defendants.

Click here to read a personal interview with Jose Calvo.

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