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When making the decision to hire a criminal defense lawyer, several things must always be kept in mind. It is better to involve legal representation sooner, rather than later. Should you choose to work with an inexperienced firm or a public defender, you may get exactly what you pay for. With their time spread thin and their experience at a minimum, you risk facing serious consequences when using their services.

Our legal team, however, has vast experience and seasoned advice to offer all of our clients. We work with you to find a reasonable and aggressive solution to your case, and it does not stop there. We will always protect your rights, in and out of court, and we will work day in and day out until we know that we have a competent and compassionate argument on our side.

  • Member of the National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Nearly 20 Years of Experience and a Recognized Record of Success
  • Licensed to Practice in Florida State and Federal Courts
  • Thousands of Cases Handled as a Former State Prosecutor
  • Member of the National Association of the Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers



"A major part of being a successful defense attorney... knowing how to recognize the weaknesses in the State's case against your client. As a former prosecutor, I ask myself, 'Could I convict this person, and how would I do it?' If you know how to successfully prosecute a case, you can then recognize the area or areas that are vulnerable to an attack."


  • Miles Kinsell is the best defense attorney in Gainesville.

    “Miles Kinsell is the "Best Defense Attoney in Gainesville. Mr Kinsell just finished my case where he successfully had 5 felony charges aginst me dropped. He took on my case and I was facing the posiibility of many years in prison and with his amazing skills he was able to get this charges dropped. I wouldn't use any other attorney but Mr. Kinsell he is the best!”

    Former Client

  • We consulted with Mr. Kinsell immediately after the incident. We hired him on the spot.

    “Miles Kinsell is a great attorney and a also a great person. Libby in the office is also excellent. They are true professionals. My son got in serious legal trouble on his first semester away at college in Gainesville; a drug charge. We consulted with Mr. Kinsell immediately after the incident. We hired him on the spot. He told us exactly what charges the police would most likely file, what the State attorney would most likely do, and all of the possible and probable resolutions to the situation. He definitely knows his way around the Gainesville legal system. And this experience is what enabled him to get my son the best resolution possible. Mr. Kinsell and his staff, specifically Libby, answered every one of our phone calls, or promptly returned our voice mail messages. We always felt more at ease after the conversation because we knew we were in good hands. As a result, he definitely got us the best result possible and my son has an opportunity to put this experience behind him with no blemishes on his record”


  • I feel lucky to have found a firm as good as this one.

    “This legal team is stellar, I was facing DUI charges and I was really afraid of how this would affect grad school, my record and life in general. Miles, John and Libby made the ordeal painless, Miles and John actually work on cases together so your getting 2 attorneys for the cost. And in my book their fees were minimal considering they got the charges dropped through a deferment period and at the end of said time period the DUI will become reduced to a citation and I can have the whole ordeal expunged. They have great communication and service even after the bulk of the legal work is completed, they are personable, informative and they say call or email anytime with future questions or concerns. I feel lucky to have found a firm as good as this one, I have met a few folks that have faced DUI in the past and they said their attorneys (different firms) didn't do a things for them and they still got the book thrown at them when it was all said and done. Not me, and I own it to Kinsell and Whitaker.”

    Former Client

  • He answered all of my questions, kept me informed of developments and also treated me respectfully.

    “Mr. Kinsell was amazing to work with. I received a notice of a 5-year license revocation from the State of Florida, giving me 3 weeks notice. I called another attorney first, which ended up wasting a full week. Mr. Kinsell was able to get my previous guilty designation changed on a traffic ticket and also get my license reinstated within 3 weeks, which included a holiday. I would highly recommend Mr. Kinsell for all of your traffic and criminal defense needs. He answered all of my questions, kept me informed of developments and also treated me respectfully.”

    Former Client

  • Mr. Kinsell is concise and direct which is exactly what you want in an attorney.

    “After reading several reviews on different attorneys in the area I chose Miles Kinsell partly due to the detailed reviews about other peoples experiences with him. When I saw that his business hours are 24 hours, 7 days a week I called and spoke directly to him on a Sunday evening, which is the other part of why I chose him as my representation. Mr Kinsell is concise and direct which is exactly what you want in an attorney. He and his assistant were always available to me and handled my case quickly and there could not have been a better outcome for me. I dont want to put the details of my case online because I want to leave it behind me, but if you or someone you love are in a serious legal situation I highly recommend that you retain him.”



At Kinsell Law Firm, we strive to provide the highest quality of legal aid to our clients throughout the Gainesville area. If you hire us, not only will we help defend your rights, but we will also advocate your freedom. As a seasoned law firm, we can conduct a thorough investigation into your recent charges to determine the best possible defense strategy. Once we create an innovative and creative defense strategy, we will move forward conducting interviews and further investigations. Our lawyers believe that directly handling every case themselves is the only way to obtain the best possible outcome. Whether you are facing charges of your first DUI or a serious violent crime, our firm is ready to defend you. You will be in trustworthy, professional and reliable hands with us.


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