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Orlando Criminal Defense Attorneys

Katz & Phillips, P.A. is here to help when criminal charges are brought against you. If you have been accused of a crime, if the police want to talk with you or if you've been indicted or arrested, now is the time to give Katz & Phillips, P.A. a call. Our Orlando criminal defense team will provide you with the benefit of our decades of collective experience as we represent you. Our firm will custom-tailor a response to your charges and will help you to get answers to important questions, including:

Do I need an Orlando criminal defense lawyer?
What should I look for in a criminal defense attorney?
How can a criminal defense lawyer in the Orlando area help with my case?

Over 50 Years of Experience Aggressively Defending Criminal Cases

You have a right to an attorney when you are involved in a criminal case. And when your freedom is on the line, you need an attorney who knows the ins and outs of the law. At Katz & Phillips, P.A., we have over 50 years of experience taking on the toughest cases and consistently winning favorable rulings for our clients.We work to try to keep your record clear and you out of jail, or to minimize the possible penalties of serious charges you face.

Our legal team has strong backgrounds in criminal defense and aggressively and successfully represent our clients. Members of our legal team:

Are among just 3 lawyers in Florida who are Board Certified in DUI defense by the National College of DUI Defense.
Have experience as former prosecutors and state’s attorneys so we know how the other side thinks in criminal cases.
Have decades of experience in criminal cases.
Have been named Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
Have received top Martindale-Hubbell and Avvo ratings.
Teach other attorneys how to represent clients in DUI cases and conduct nationwide seminars.

A lot of criminal defense attorneys will try to win you over by promising you miracles. They’ll swear they can get you acquitted or have the charges against you dropped before your case ever goes to trial. The attorneys at Katz & Phillips work in the real world. We know that’s not always possible and that it doesn’t happen every single time. You should not believe anyone who tells you that it does.

What we can guarantee is that our talented and dedicated team of attorneys will go to bat for you, to prove your innocence and to keep you out of court. When that’s not possible, we’ll exhaust every effort to get the charges against you reduced to something that won’t ruin the rest of your life. Depending on the nature of the charges against you and the state’s evidence, acquittal isn’t possible every single time. You need an attorney who will fight tirelessly for your rights and who can who can make a difference, even when the charges against you won’t go away. You need the attorneys at Katz & Phillips.

Our attorneys excel in different areas, and when you retain our firm, you get the services of all of them – even our founding partners. None of us are above rolling up our shirtsleeves to tackle the problem you’re facing; we’ll pool our resources to get you the best possible result. We’re not one of those law firms where you can’t ever get an attorney on the phone. One of us will always be there for you to answer your questions and address your concerns. If every one of us is out of the office or in court, we promise that you’ll get a call back within 24 hours. When it comes to criminal law, some problems just can’t wait. We won’t leave you dangling when you need help immediately.


When you’ve got a problem and you need immediate help, call the criminal defense attorneys at Katz & Phillips. We’ll be there for you – every one of us. We’ve built our practice on dedicated, consistent and compassionate help for those accused of criminal offenses, and we’ll do everything we can to prevent the charges against you from affecting the rest of your life.

David S. Katz

David Katz is a founding partner of Katz & Phillips, P.A. When you want a DUI attorney to represent you, Mr. Katz is the attorney to call. He is one of just three Board Certified DUI Experts practicing law in the state of Florida.

Education, Board Certification & DUI Training

Mr. Katz has had extensive education and training in the field of DUI defense and today he is a trusted expert that provides training and education to others.

Mr. Katz was certified as a DUI defense expert by the National College for DUI Defense in 2012. The National College for DUI Defense is the only nationwide organization accredited by the American Bar Association that confers board certification in DUI defense.
Mr. Katz received training on the Intoxilyzer 8000 directly from the manufacturer during meetings with the company’s president. The Intoxilyzer 8000 is the only machine used in Florida for evidentiary breath testing and Mr. Katz is the only DUI defense attorney in the state with training directly from the manufacturer on its use.
Mr. Katz is a featured speaker at local and national DUI conferences, teaching attorneys nationwide the trial skills necessary to defend DUI cases.
Mr. Katz lectures on every aspect of DUI trials and on dealing with breath test results.
Mr. Katz lectures attorneys nationwide on how to get breath test results suppressed and on how to raise defenses if results are admitted at trial.
Mr. Katz was invited to become a faculty member of the National College for DUI defense in 2013 and he still holds that position.

Work Experience
Mr. Katz worked as a lead DUI prosecutor in Seminole County Florida, gaining invaluable experience in how prosecutors pursue DUI charges against defendants. After gaining more than five years of experience as a prosecutor, Mr. Katz decided to form Katz & Phillips, P.A. Defendants in DUI cases could benefit from the representation of a knowledgeable legal advocate.

Mr. Katz limits his practice almost exclusively to DUI defense. He has received many accolades for his work helping defendants in drunk driving cases including:

Receiving Martindale Hubble AV Peer Rating Review in 2017
Receiving a Client Choice Award from Avvo in 2012.
Receiving a Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell in 2013 and 2014. This award is given to fewer than one percent of more than 900,000 attorneys listed nationwide on Martindale-Hubbell sites.
Receiving a Preeminent Client Rating from Martindale-Hubbell each year since 2012.
Recognition in Newsweek Magazine’s 2012 National Showcase of Leading Criminal Lawyers (Mr. Katz was the only DUI defense attorney recognized).
Receiving a 10 out of 10 Superb Client Rating on Avvo each year since 2011.
Recognition as one of Central Florida’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers in 2013 by the National Trial Lawyers.
Inclusion in the Super Lawyers -Rising Stars Edition each year since 2013.
The extensive experience that Mr. Katz brings to the table to help DUI defendants means that those who are represented by Katz & Phillips, P.A. have a strong advocate on their side who has the legal tools to provide vigorous legal assistance.

To learn more about how Mr. Katz and the legal team at Katz & Phillips, P.A. can help you to fight your DUI charges, give us a call today.

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