James W. Chandler

James W. Chandler

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Naples, FL

Law Office of James W. Chandler, P.A.
 | 2671 Airport Road South, Naples, FL 34112-3969
Phone: 239-732-6631
Fax: 239-732-7316
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (30%),
  • Family Law (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    As a former felony, misdemeanor and juvenile prosecutor, James Chandler dedicates my practice to State and Federal Criminal Defense, Famiy Law, and Juvenile Law.  He primarily practices in Collier, Lee, Hendry, Charlotte and Glades Counties, Florida.  

    He is a member of the Colorado, Washington, D.C., and Florida Bars, and have been practicing law for over fifteen years.

    Mr. Chandler has been admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.  

    Mr. Chandler is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil, Family Law, Appellate, and County Court Mediator and is a qualified arbitrator.  Mr. Chandler has also been appointed by the United States District Court for the Middle Disctrict of Florida as a Mediator.

    Mr. Chandler graduated from West Virginia University in May 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism with a concentration in Public Relations and with his Juris Doctor from the University of Denver College of Law in 2002, and I have been actively practicing law ever since.

    Mr. Chandler is a member of the Lee and Collier County Bar Associations as well as the Michael R.N. McDonnell American Inns of Court, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is the former President, Vice-President and Treasurer of the Collier County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

    In 2018 James W. Chandler was a candidate for Circuit Court Judge in the Twentieth Judicial Circuit.

    Mr. Chandler has been selected by Florida SuperLawyers 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 and holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.  In 2019 Mr. Chandler was recognized by Naples Illustrated as one of Naples Top Lawyers 2019.  In 2020 Martindale-Hubbell recognized Mr. CHandler as a Silver Client Champion.

    About James Chandler

    Admitted: 2004, Florida

    Professional Webpage: https://www.jameswchandler.com/about-law-office-of-james-w-c...

    Honors/Awards:

    • 2020, Silver Client Champion, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
    • 2019, Naples Top Lawyers 2019, Naples Illustrated, 2019
    • 2020, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2020
    • 2019, Florida SuperLawyers, Florida SuperLawyers, 2019
    • 2019, AV Preeminent, Martindale-Hubbell, 2019
    • 2018, Florida Rising Stars, Florida SuperLawyers, 2018
    • 2017, Florida Rising Stars, Florida SuperLawyers, 2017
    • 2016, Florida Rising Stars, Florda SuperLawyers, 2016
    • 2015, Florida Rising Stars, Florida SuperLawyers, 2015
    • 2014, Florida Rising Stars, Florida SuperLawyers, 2014
    • 2013, Florida Rising Stars, Florida SuperLawyers, 2013

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil Mediator, 2020
    • Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a County Court Mediator, 2019
    • Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Law Mediator, 2019
    • Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as an Appellate Mediator, 2019
    • Arbitrator, 2019

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Qualified as an Arbitrator, 2019
    • Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit Civil Mediator, 2020
    • Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a County Court Mediator, 2019
    • Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as an Appellate Mediator, 2019
    • Certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Family Law Mediator, 2019
    • Collier County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - President, 2014
    • Collier County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Vice-President, 2013
    • Collier County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - Treasurer, 2012
    • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2009
    • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida, 2009
    • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2008
    • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2008
    • Collier County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2008
    • MIchael R.N. McDonnell American Inns of Court, 2008
    • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2008
    • District of Columbia, 2005
    • State of Florida, 2004
    • United States District Court for the District of Colorado, 2004
    • State of Colorado, 2004

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Collier County Teen Court Volunteer, 2019
    • Collier County Teen Court Volunteer, 2018
    • Collier County Teen Court Volunteer, 2017
    • Collier County Teen Court Volunteer, 2016
    • Collier County Teen Court Volunteer, 2015
    • Collier County Teen Court Volunteer, 2014
    • Collier County Teen Court, 2013
    • Collier County Teen Court, 2012
    • Collier County Teen Court, 2011
    • Collier County Teen Court, 2010
    • Collier County Teen Court, 2009
    • Collier County Teen Court, 2008
    • Collier County Teen Court, 2007

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • In a program sponsored by the Florida Bar I have spoken to several civic organizations regarding the Florida Consitutional Revision Commission that comes about every twenty years., Speaker, The Consitutional Revision Commission and You, The Florida Bar, 2018

    Educational Background:

    • University of Denver College of Law, 2002
    • West Virginia University, 2000

    Industry Groups

    • Collier County Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers (President 2014-2015)
    • Collier County Bar Association
    • Florida Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • Lee County Bar Association
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    Office Location for James W. Chandler

    2671 Airport Road South
    Naples, FL 34112-3969

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    Last Updated: 4/15/2020

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