Lance W. Dunford

Lance W. Dunford

Fort Myers, Florida
The National Trial Lawyers

I am a fourth generation Floridian and have always known I wanted to be a criminal defense attorney. I started my legal career as an Assistant Public Defender, where I handled over 1,500 cases ranging from misdemeanors to felonies.

While at the Lee County Public Defender's Office I learned that no matter the charges, everyone deserves the protections afforded under the constitution and the right to competent representation.

The experience I gained from working as an Assistant Public Defender has ever prepared me for private practice. I will use that experience and knowledge of the local criminal justice system in aggressively defending your rights.

I am a defender of the constitution and agree with Scott Moorey that "Good People Do Get Arrested"!

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Criminal Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2014


  • Barry University School of Law, Orlando, Florida
    • J.D. - 2011
  • Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida
    • B.A. - 2008
    • Major: Political Science

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40 from National Trial Lawyers, 2016-2017
  • Client Satisfaction American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2016-2017
  • Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2015
  • 10 Best Law Firms, American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys, 2015
  • Trial Advocacy Certificate, Barry University School of Law, 2011

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member, 2017 - Present
  • Calusa Inns of Court, Member, 2015 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Lee County Bar Association, Member, 2014 - Present