All of Saint Lucie County plus Martin County, Indian River County and elsewhere on Florida’s Treasure Coast
I have known Mike for years. Mike is a tremendous lawyer and advocate. I recommend Mike Kessler.
Marijuana possession and paraphernalia possession dropped!
On September 9 I was pulled over for having dark tints in Port st Lucy. This lead to a search of my car. I was charged with less than 20 grams of marajuana and 6 counts of paraphernalia. I hired the best attorney I found, Mr Kessler, and that’s the best decision I could have made. Mr Kessler and his staff were beyond helpful. After Mr Kessler told me all the possible out comes,which none included what happened, I was ready for a stressful year. My first court date was set to November 3rd for an arraignment. On October 19 I got a call from his office….all charges and cases of marajuana possession and possession or paraphernalia were completely dropped and dismissed. I didn’t even go to court once. Honestly he’s the best lawyer there is. He is very straight up, gives you all the info good or bad and is just beyond great. i don’t how how I could ever truly thank him and his staff for being so great.
Marijuana Possession Dismissed!!!
Miracle Attorney!!!! The biggest weight has been lifted from my shoulder. After being pulled over and found with marijuana possession and 6 counts of paraphynelia possession and given two misdemeanors, I immediately contacted Mr Kessler. I got a one on one consultation with him that helped me understand all my options. After hiring him, in less than a month he was able to get everything dismissed ! I could not believe he was able to do something like this after hearing many different outcomes that did not include dismissal especially in the st.lucie county! Thank you Mr.Kessler and your amazing staff! You guys are AMAZING!
Mike Kessler is a consummate professional. With regard to my particularly difficult DUI case he was diligent, trustworthy, extremely knowledgeable and compassionate. He truly went above and beyond and ultimately secured the best possible outcome for me. I feel satisfied knowing that I can hire him in the future for any legal matters and highly recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney on the Treasure Coast.
Mr. Kessler and his law firm has to be one of the most professional yet caring lawyers I have ever met. As soon as I walked into his office and sat with him I knew he was the one to hire. He makes sure you understand the whole process of what you are going through, he also always stays in contact and answers any questions you may have in a timely manner. I hired Kessler and within two weeks my case was dismissed. I would recommend Kessler’s law firm to everyone I know who needs some legal help. Thank you again for everything you did to help my family and I through this horrible ordeal.
Although I am not a sworn officer I do work in the field of law enforcement as a civil investigator for the state. I am familiar with the court system and have sat as an expert witness on several occasions. That being said you can imagine my discomfort when I found myself accused (wrongly) of providing alcohol to minors. My career, good name and self respect were all on the line. I met with Mike and his staff through a recommendation from a friend. From the first call with his receptionist I was put at ease and scheduled my initial consultation. I met with Mike approximately one week later. He was attentive and let me pour out my story pretty much without interruption. He then asked me several pertinent questions about things such as searches, location, what the FWC officer said and did, witnesses and so on. The entire time this interview was taking place Mike’s demeanor was one of calmness and concern for my situation, especially the fact that I could be terminated if I was found guilty or pled no contest to the allegations. Once the Q&A was complete he reviewed his notes and proceeded to explain exactly how he expected the case to proceed and the outcome he would achieve. He also explained clearly how his services were compensated and what I could expect from he and his staff during the course of the court proceedings up to and including a trial if need be although he seriously doubted it would go that far. He calmed my concerns by detailing exactly how he planned on proving my innocence. As time went by and I received notices from the court regarding appearances I would immediately receive a letter from his office stating what if any action I needed to take. Not once did I have to call his office to ask ow I should proceed. A few days before my court date Mike and I had a twenty or thirty minute phone conversation about where we stood (young ASA was playing chicken with no evidence) and what I should expect. He also advised me on when I should arrive at court and how to dress. These things I already knew from my own career experience but I appreciated the care he took to make sure everything would go smoothly. On the morning of my court date I was sitting outside the courtroom when Mike showed up. He made eye contact but did not come over at that point. He was obviously busy communicating with the ASA and representing my case to the state. After thirty minutes or so he came out of the court room and came and stood next to me. I asked him “how are we doing” and that is when he told me the ASA was playing chicken when they had no evidence. He also told me that they were trying to charge me with a statute that did not apply to my case. He said was giving the ASA a chance to digest that fact on top of the lack of evidence as he had just informed him of it. We chatted about family and kids and then a few minutes later he said “I will be right back”. He left, came back and casually said “you can leave if you want, I have to stay until the ASA informs the judge that the State is choosing Nolle Prosse”. I said “that’s it?” and he said yes, unless you want to stay and hear it for yourself. I thought about it and said “you know, after all the stress, I want to hear it.” He just grinned and told me what would happen from there on. After the case was dismissed we walked out together and I thanked him sincerely for all his work and his obvious concern for my case. He said he was just sorry I had to go through all the stress in order to prove something we already knew to be true, my innocence. Not only is Mike Kessler and his staff a top notch law firm, every person I dealt with, from the receptionist to his associate attorneys to Mike himself conducted themselves in a very professional manner demonstrating both exceptional legal knowledge and compassion for my situation. I will say it again, Thanks Mike, to you and your staff for making a bad situation much, much easier than it could have been!
When I was referred to Mr. Kessler, and after researching him, I thought to myself, he only does high profile murder cases, so I’m sure I will not be a priority to him with a domestic violence case. My family was being torn apart and I felt hopeless. I was wrong. I had movement on my case within the next day, and the case was resolved in less than two weeks. I am so glad I gave it a chance. He was referred with glowing remarks by another attorney and I am completely satisfied. I was so overwhelmed and thought he was too calm…but his calmness balanced with my fears and high emotions was a winning combination. I cannot thank him enough. Again, completely satisfied!
Very responsive and easy to work with
Thanks to Mr. Kessler my case was dismissed without going to trial as a result of his expertise and efficiency. Throughout the whole process Mr. Kessler and his stuff were the most helpful and made the whole process smooth and easy. I would definitely recommend this great professional to any of my friends. Respectfully, Yury K.
A heart of gold
My elderly father was fined two times in one month for catching a fish that was over the limit. He had already paid a $500 fine and was fined again and facing a fine or even jail time. A good friend suggested I contact Mr. Kessler’s office. He said it was the lawyer he’d hire if he or his family were in trouble. His staff person Daisy Ruiz was incredible. She put the matter before Mr. Kessler immediately. He showed up and represented my father. The resolution was very favorable under the circumstances. The fee was modest given my parents’ lack of resources. And I very much appreciated it. I am a law professor and was impressed by the time, attention and empathy he showed in dealing with an unsophisticated and vulnerable client. Many Many thanks.
Worth every penny
Very helpful, and friendly staff.
i contacted them immediately after my arrest.
long story short, i was in a parking garage, waiting on my girlfriend, when someone called the police, they showed up, i refused to blow. i explained to them i was in the car waiting on my Girlfriend to drive us home, but i had my Keys with me so i was charged with DUI.
They got it Dropped to a normal reckless, with a fine.
They also took care of everything, including the DMV stuff, getting my temp/depo/pretrial interview.
Don’t pay by the bullet
The youth and enthusiasm of the prosecutor was no match for Michaels experience and knowledge of Florida law also special thanks to Lindsey ,Tina , and the rest of the team. These people are the BEST
An Amazing Team!
Mr. Kessler and his team are absolutely fantastic. They made sure my rights were upheld, through all the challenges, and curveballs we were thrown they remained in constant contact, never hesitating to answer any of my many questions. The best part is they were able to achieve a result of nolle prosequi! I truly appreciate this great team. Highly recommended.
He’s the best lawyer in our area
Mr Kessler and his staff are very knowledgable and helped our family though a very difficult time. He explained everything up front and he made us feel very comfortable from the first time we spoke to his office until the end. His staff went above and beyond to keep us informed along the way and it made our situation much easier to handle. He is a very well educated, caring and understanding man. We highly recommend him and wish him and his staff all the best.
The best in the business. Ethically and effectively.
I want to start by saying “Thank you very much to Michael, and his amazing staff. His team is truly special, and led by the finest there is. When you need representation from someone who does what he says and truly has his clients best outcome in mind, you call, Michael Kessler. I do not do reviews often, but this one couldn’t be more deserved. Thank you again, Mike.
All I can say is thank you. My case would have turned out very badly had I gone at this alone. The Kessler Law Team helped me more than I even asked for. Thanks for everything.
Not one to back down
I’m satisfied and grateful for the services received from the Kessler Law Firm. Fortunately lawyers aren’t something I have great experience with but I’ve heard enough horror stories to know I made the right choice with the team of Mr Kessler’s. From the front office all the way up through the man himself you will find impeccable service.
Amazing outcome to a difficult case
Mike’s the best, not because he waltzes into court and just relies on his reputation, but because he has the guts to take on difficult cases, like mine, and fight for the best outcome.
The Kessler Law Firm’s fantastic job on my DUI case has drastically improved the course of my future. Being arrested for a DUI was one of the most challenging things I have had to deal with in my entire life (personally and professionally). The police report was chock full of embarrassing allegations, and even though many of the “facts” were embellished or wholly fabricated, I was on the verge of giving up after reading it.
After a DUI arrest, not many people will believe your side of the story or want to provide any comforting words. However, Mr. Kessler called B.S. on the arrest report during our initial consultation and assured me that “these types of cases are defensible.” Boy, was he right. I went from afraid and hopeless at the outset, to confident and emboldened at the resolution. After a lot of hard work, the Kessler Law Firm uncovered that my arrest was likely in violation of constitutional rights and set out to prove so in court.
Ultimately, Mr. Kessler and his staff of great attorneys, including Amy Ritchey, pressured the prosecution until they reduced the DUI down to reckless driving not involving alcohol (“dry reckless”). I was not convicted of any crime, the court did not suspend my license, and I will be able to have the whole court record sealed. Based on Florida DHSMV online records, this is a result that happened in less than 1% of DUI cases from last year in St. Lucie County. This result did not come easy, and I appreciate the hard work put in by everyone at the firm, including the legal assistant Tina. I cannot recommend this firm enough!
An Honest Man Willing to Stick up to and Fight the Stereotype Guilty until Proven Innocent
I can’t say enough good things about Mr. Kessler, a friend of mine recommended him and after our first meeting I never looked back or even considered another attorney. When you live in a world where law enforcement is no longer serve and protect (anything other than their pension), you need a good honest lawyer who is willing to fight for you. If you deal with anything in Port Saint Lucie, do not talk to them, hire this man. Port Saint Lucie will lie, coerce, and will do anything to try to make you look guilty and will accuse of stuff that never happened and then will expedite things to make sure you get publicly scorned and seen to try to make you look guilty or feel guilty. This man will fight for you, and he will have his staff on them like flies on rice. In a world where your guilty until proven innocent, Mr. Kessler, like anyone who knows me, believed me. The accusations against me came from someone that bully’s, lies and abuses people, and the detective told me that was a misunderstanding??? This person has had at least 2 places already set rules against him, and then PSL (port saint lucie) never even batted an eye to talk to anybody but his drinking buddies and believed every lie he told. I never talked to the PSL people, and thanks to Mr. Kessler the case was thrown out, as it should have been thrown out due to the obvious lack of evidence, coercion and lies. I even spoke with another attorney after it was all over, and he was a former prosecutor who said the same thing, should have been thrown out. Thank goodness for an honest man willing to fight for you in a world of lies, where your suppose to have good people to serve and protect, well now you do and you need to know its not the people you think, it’s this man.
I thank you all for excellent service.
“I live in Maine and didn’t want to fly to FL all the time to handle this on my own so I hired The Kessler Law Firm; best choice I ever made. The team at this law firm is in my opinion the best you can find, they will fight hard for you and you will be happy with the end results. One of the best things I love about this law firm is Tina, she is a delight to speak to, does not hurry you, and will give you the best information that she possibly can; if not she will direct you to where you need to go. Mr. Kessler is very fortunate to have her. It would be nice if every law firm could have a Tina but to later Mr. Kessler has her! Thank you Mike, Amy, and a special thanks to my new friend Tina!”
Mr Kessler and his staff were on top of my case and constantly kept me in the loop.
I would recommend this gentleman to anyone that is looking for a great attorney.
An Excellent Honest Lawyer
Mr. Kessler and his staff were extremely professional. after i was charged with false accusations Mr. Kessler did the best to reveal the truth . he was very fair considering his fee as well . A special appreciation to Tina for her moral and professional support during our hardest times. I highly recommend consulting with Mr. Kessler with any legal issue.
The Best Attorney in Florida
Michael Kessler and his staff were God send to our family facing horrible allegations. Michael does not just take any case. Michael and his teams expertise of the law is how he will defend you. When we thought all hope was lost. He in our families eye’s is a SUPER HERO!!!!. He will make a wrong right and fight for justice. My family has been through the worst but knowing he is on our side and fighting for justice . I cannot thank Michael, Amy, Tina, Susan and Jerry enough for standing by our family in such a traumatizing situation. I will say his office is like family to us ! Trust , Honor and Respect to you Michael and your team!!!
Best in the Business
Michael and the staff at The Kessler Law Firm make you feel like part of the family as soon as you walk through the door. Facing a Felony Dui and 10 years loss of DL, I only went 2 weeks without a DL and then they won the case NOLLE PROSEQUI. This team is the best in the business. Thank You and Great job!!
Another Successful Outcome With Michael Kessler
I have unfortunately been involved in two separate DUI incidents, three years apart, in different FL Counties, that were both handled with a DISMISSAL by Mike Kessler. In both, he thoroughly explained the Pros & Cons of my situation, suggested various potential outcomes, then led me to decide for myself the outcome to pursue. Fortunately for me, Mike & his EXCELLENT staff (esp Tina) always answered my calls or emails promptly, and kept me apprised as to the case’s progression. Just last week, Mike got a dismissal for my case. I can’t thank he, Tina & the rest of the staff enough for their care & concern for me.
In it to win it! Team Innocent
Mr. Kessler and his team were exactly what I needed. It was my third DUI. I was scared and needed help. In the end he was worth every penny. My case went all the way to trial and he worked through every aspect of the case until he found the opening he needed to attack. The prosecutor looked like a nervous little child scratching and clawing trying to fight back but it was too late. The case was over and Mr. Kessler was still the champion. Great job and thanks for everything!!
I retained attorney Michael Kessler less than a month ago to represent me on a felony charged. The charge was dismissed,. I will not hesitate to recommend Mr. Kessler. He did a great job.
Thank you attorney Kessler!
The man behind the tie.
In a situation that seemed hopeless I feel blessed to have had Michael Kessler at my side when I stood before the judge. Before my case ever got to the point of trial Mike pointed out several overlooked specifics that would have presented prosecution with lengthy and questionable findings. This resulted in a highly favorable outcome for me resulting in the retention of my freedom.
Successfully Represented My Son
Mr. Kessler made my son feel confidant and at ease during his unpleasant experience. We will always be grateful to him, thank you Mr. Kessler.
Successfully Represented Daughter
Mr. Kessler put our adult daughter and us so at ease in a difficult situation. She felt ready and confident for each step of court proceedings. We appreciate his legal abilities and his concern and support. We would not hesitate to hire him again.
Outstanding Criminal Attorney
Initially I hired a, “Jack of All Trades” attorney to defend me; big mistake on my part. I soon realized that I needed a knowledgeable, experienced and competent Criminal Attorney to represent me. When Mr. Kessler assumed my case, I felt as if a fifty pound weight had been lifted off my back. I felt totally confident in him; that I was in good hands. I’m more than satisfied with the manner in which Mr. Kessler and his assistant, Terry, handled my case. And the outcome…an answer to my prayers. Mike, if you read this, thanks, again!
Really helped me through a tough time!
Mr. Kessler handled a domestic violence matter for me early this year (2011), and I couldn’t have been happier with the outcome. He and his office staff are very friendly and compassionate as well as being committed to their work, and I always felt that my case was in good hands. In the end the state dropped the charge against me, and I’m now finally able to move on from a bad situation. I would absolutely recommend anybody to hire Mr. Kessler.
He did the excellent job I thought he would when I hired him. I didn’t worry too much about it knowing he was the defense attorney.
Top Notch Representation
I was thoroughly pleased with the representation that Mr. Kessler provided as well as the outcome of my case. He and his staff were completely professional and knowledgeable in every step of the process. I would absolutely hire Mr. Kessler again and have total confidence in his ability and skills.
Defended my case professionally and effectively. Case was settled without going to trial.
With Mr Kessler’s good knowledge of the legal system and with the support of his excellent office staff, this serious case was settled in court to my satisfaction.
Michael Kessler was provided an excellent service. Any questions I had he answered. Made me aware of any and all issues that were a potential, so I could make the best decision, based upon all available information. Was very competent. Utilized his time and his staff to minimize costs.
Mr. Kessler is a true credit to his profession
Mr. Kessler defended my son on DUI charges twice. I have found him to be a highly skilled defense attorney who not only knows his way around a courtroom but also takes the time to LISTEN to and answer his clients concerns, issues and questions. He is totally dedicated to the defense of his clients and will explore every avenue necessary to do so. He puts a human face on the sometimes cold, frightening world of the court system.
A Master At Defending His Clients
Mr. Kessler was totally focused on the development of defense strategies that would exonerate his defendant. He is incredibly thorough on his case research and an expert at juggling multiple circumstances. He is a master at developing option strategies for his clients, as well as recommending the one(s) that he feels are in the best interest of his clients. A true professional in his profession.
Tactful, effective DUI representation
Mr. Kessler represented me in a DUI arrest in Martin County and came highly recommended. He was successful in negotiating a reduction in the charge to Reckless Driving, something that is happening less and less. His comprehensive, upfront fee structure (which includes trial if need be) gives defendants an edge, i believe. If the case is defensible, the client does not have to put an additional price tag on jury trial representation. Furthermore, the prosecutor is aware that he is ready for trial. In addition to what was a somewhat defensible case, Mr. Kessler’s timely negotiation with the state, his expertise and esteemed reputation were critical in obtaining the reduced charge. Mr. Kessler was also very informative and comprehensive in outlining each possible scenario – this made my decision easier. Considering the circumstances, the avoidance of harsher penalties for a DUI conviction, and the increasingly aggressive landcape in prosecuting DUIs, this was a “win” even though the charges were not fully dropped or acquitted. Sometimes, the office staff is a little slow in replying to queries during the case for non-pressing issues and he may have been able to better negotiated the sentences associated with the Reckless Driving charge.
Michael Kessler saved me from certain incarceration for a crime I was NOT GUILTY
He knows the local law enforcement and prosecutors well enough to discern your best course of action.
A well-seasoned attorney, he will determine quickly how to release you from a negative situation. If any of my friends ever found themselves in trouble I would at once refer them to Michael Kessler.
He typically handles DUI cases but he is highly competent in criminal defense as well. Though the police did not interview witnesses in my case adequately to determine my innocence, Michael was diligent in his work to make my nightmare go away. He cared about mine and my family’s welfare. He understands how complicated a case may become and will work far beyond his obligations to seek justice. Michael Kessler has earned a top spot on my list of people in my life whom I most respect.
I wish all lawyers held this level of integrity. And he doesn’t have an inflated sense of himself. He is confident, modest and is a kind, warm person.
Works his heart out!
Mike did an excellent job handling a case for us. His support staff is excellent as well. I found them to be helpful, knowledgeable, and effective. Communication with Mike and/or his staff was A rated. I was able to communicate with Mike anytime and if he was in court, his staff was very helpful and always friendly. I give Michael and his law team an A+.
Excellent Lawyer – True believer of Marijuana Reform
Michael Kessler is an exceptional lawyer and a true believer in the reform of marijuana laws. I was great to have a lawyer that actually believed in what he was defended. Thank you for everything Michael!!!
Fantastic, caring, commited, knowledgeable, honest representation for my unique DUI case from beginning to end!
Mr. Kessler provided incredibly personal and thoughtful support to me and my family while offering expert, informed and conscientious legal guidance throughout my terrifying and complicated DUI nightmare. He was direct, honest and to the point while showing compassion for my fears and consequences. He attained for me the best possible outcome of a very bad situation, including the reduction of my charge from felony to misdemenor preserving my career and future opportunities. He and his delightful, personable staff followed up with me even months after the case had closed to offer support.
I couldn’t have asked for any better results! Mike followed through with everything that he told me that he’d do. I’m extremely pleased with Mike and his whole legal team. They totally took care of me.
Michael Kessler and his legal team were outstanding. They were all very knowledgeable, and really cared about you. No matter what came up during the whole process, they made me feel very calm and always had good advice to give. Michael Kessler worked very hard for me and was able to get my case dissmed in a month and a half. I remember sitting in the court room while Mr. Kessler was defending me and I felt completely confident the whole time. I would strongly recommand Michael Kessler and his legal team to anyone who wants the best chance to beat the cops!!!!!
Michael Kessler and his staff were God send to our family facing horrible allegations. Michael does not just take any case. Michael and his team’s expertise of the law is how he will defend you. When we thought all hope was lost. He in our families eye’s is a SUPER HERO!!!!. He will make a wrong right and fight for justice. My family has been through the worst but knowing he is on our side and fighting for justice. I cannot thank Michael, Amy, Tina, Susan and Jerry enough for standing by our family in such a traumatizing situation. I will say his office is like family to us! Trust, Honor and Respect to you Michael and your team!!!
Knows just what to do.
Michael is an excellent lawyer. He grasped my situation immediately and knew just what to do and how to explain it to the courts. I would definitely recommend him to any one who has legal difficulties.
Works his heart out!
“Mike did an excellent job handling a case for us. His support staff is excellent as well. I found them to be helpful, knowledgeable, and effective. Communication with Mike and/or his staff was A rated. I was able to communicate with Mike anytime and if he was in court, his staff was very helpful and always friendly. I give Michael and his law team an A+.”
A Master At Defending His Clients
“Mr. Kessler was totally focused on the development of defense strategies that would exonerate his defendant. He is incredibly thorough on his case research and an expert at juggling multiple circumstances. He is a master at developing option strategies for his clients, as well as recommending the one(s) that he feels are in the best interest of his clients. A true professional in his profession.”
Mr. Kessler is a true credit to his profession
“Mr. Kessler defended my son on DUI charges twice. I have found him to be a highly skilled defense attorney who not only knows his way around a courtroom but also takes the time to LISTEN to and answer his clients concerns, issues and questions. He is totally dedicated to the defense of his clients and will explore every avenue necessary to do so. He puts a human face on the sometimes cold, frightening world of the court system.”
“Kessler knows DUI law like no one else in Port Saint Lucie County. He has a licensed Private Investigator on staff; he has taken all the courses on DUI that the Port Saint Lucie cops have taken. He even owns his own Intoxilyzer 8000 and can teach a jury why the evidence it produces is unreliable.
“Kessler is the only Board Certified DUI lawyer in Port Saint Lucie. He does all the heavy lifting while keeping you reassured, comfortable and informed.”
“Counselor Kessler is not a cattle-call attorney who takes on every case that comes along. He takes time to get to know you and work your case. He is with you every step of the way.”
“With Michael Kessler, you get a first-class seat on Air Kessler. That means you get to sleep through the night while he pilots the plane and lands it safely.”
“He’s been there and done that many times before. He takes excellent care of every client, and looks under every rock to uncover the facts to win cases.”
Disclaimer: At the Kessler Law Firm, we treat every client and case individually. We do not run a factory or cookie-cutter business. While we cannot guarantee how your case will end, we do guarantee the quality of our work and our dedication to helping you achieve the best possible outcome.Of course, the information provided on this website is not legal advice about your case; any exchange of info via this website does not create an attorney-client relationship.
Cities we service in FL: Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Stuart, Vero Beach, Delray Beach, West Palm Beach