Albert R. "Chip" Mander, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Dade City, FL

Mander Law Group
 | 14217 3rd Street, Dade City, FL 33523
Phone: 352-567-0411
Fax: 352-567-8457
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2010
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Appellate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Albert R. "Chip" Mander, III, is the principal attorney at Mander Law Group. From its main office in Dade City, Florida, he provides representation to clients in Pasco, Hernando and Sumter counties and throughout the state in a variety of practice areas. Mr. Mander has been certified as a specialist in criminal trial law by the Board of Legal Specialization & Education of The Florida Bar, and in that regard, he provides defense representation to people who have been charged with misdemeanors and felonies including sex offenses, drug possession and distribution, driving under the influence, and homicide and other violent crimes.

In his personal injury and wrongful death litigation practice, Mr. Mander assists clients who have been harmed by the negligence of other people or entities in cases arising out of medical malpractice, truck and other motor vehicle accidents, and premises liability. He has a family law practice as well, in which he provides advice and counsel to people who are going through a divorce and who are having to deal with issues involving alimony, child custody and visitation, and the division of complex assets and debts. Mr. Mander also has a background in estate planning and administration, and in this regard, he prepares and reviews wills, trusts, and financial and health care powers of attorney and guides clients through the probate process.

Mr. Mander has earned the respect of his fellow professionals for his successful track record and high degree of ethics. He has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo. He has also been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America. A 1977 recipient of a Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law, Mr. Mander is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (60%): Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Sex Offenses

Personal Injury - General (30%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Appellate (10%)

Focus Areas

Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Sex Offenses, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff


Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2010

Certificates and Credentials

Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization

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About Albert Mander, III

Admitted: 1977, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • Inclusion in the Leading American Lawyers publication
  • Selected by the National Trial Lawyers as a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer” in 2011 and 2016
  • Five times inclusion in the Florida Super Lawyer magazine
  • Selected for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers In America” magazine in 2013
  • AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected for inclusion in “ The Best Lawyers in America “ magazine 2016, in the area of Personal Injury Litigation

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Florida Circuit Court Mediator, ­­­­­­­­­­1991
  • Board Certified Criminal Law Trial Attorney, 1990

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member
  • Florida Bar Disciplinary Committee
  • Florida’s Judicial Qualifications Committee (JQC)
  • Pasco County Bar Association, Former President
  • Member of The Florida Bar since 1977

Educational Background:

  • Grove City College, B.A., 1974
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Office Location for Albert R. "Chip" Mander, III

14217 3rd Street
Dade City, FL 33523

Phone: 352-567-0411

Fax: 352-567-8457

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Last Updated: 3/14/2019

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