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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 criminal defense attorney to have represent you.

    “My husband got in criminal trouble for something his work alleged that he did. We called Miles Kinsell because several people said he was the "best criminal attorney in town." Mr. Kinsell was professional and knowledgeable. My husband and I felt comfortable with his future in Mr. Kinsell's hands. He walked us through the process and kept us involved. After an intial plea offer involving prison, Mr. Kinsell aggressively handled our case and got the prosecutors office to drop the charge to a misdemeanor. My husband spent no time in jail! We strongly recommend Miles Kinsell and if anypne we knew ever got in criminal trouble, we wouldn't hesitate to say that Miles Kinsell is THE criminal attorney to have represent you.”


  • I just can't say enough good things about this law firm.

    “Believe me, Miles is the best! He always answers the phone on the weekends. Miles helped me with an issue that's been haunting me for over 10 years. He made one phone call and everything was taken care of. I just can't say enough good things about this law firm.”

    Former Client

  • During my worst days of life, he not only made me feel like family, but he gave me hope.

    “This review is long overdue and more than deserved for such an outstanding attorney. Miles Kinsell helped me immensely through the darkest battle of my life. He was honest, determined, caring and with me every step of the journey. During my worst days of life, he not only made me feel like family, but he gave me hope. He made sure my voice was heard and he fought hard for me every step of the way. Miles and his assistant Libby, made sure I was always informed and understood the process and status of the case. I was confident in him from the beginning and I couldn’t have asked for an attorney to be any more professional, diligent or attentive. I would hands down, highly recommend Miles Kinsell for anyone seeking an attorney, ever.”


  • Had I not had Miles representing me, I don't know what would have happened to me...

    “I had a legal issue back in 2006 that should have ruined my life. Luckily, I was referred to Miles. Through Miles' hard work, I was able to move on from the incident without ruining my well being. Among other things, what Miles can bring to the table is that before he became a defense attorney, he worked for years as a state prosecutor. Obviously, he knows the ins and outs on their side. He was able to get the state to compromise with me and show me some leniency - when the state did not have to do so. Had I not had Miles representing me, I don't know what would have happened to me - but I know I would not be in as good a position as I'm in right now. Miles is worth every penny I paid him for helping me. He knows what he is doing. If you are looking for a defense attorney who can make things happen with the state, call Miles.”


  • 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


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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