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Rafael Echemendia

Rafael Echemendia

Echemendia Law Firm
  • Personal Injury, Criminal Law, Divorce ...
  • Florida
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Rafael was born and raised in Polk County, Florida, and graduated from Auburndale High School in 1984. Rafael received his B.A. degree from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1997. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in April of 1998, and initially served as an Assistant Public Defender, handling a variety of cases. After just a few months as a misdemeanor attorney, Rafael was quickly promoted to Felony, where he was responsible for cases ranging from drug possession to murder. Rafael soon established himself as a confident and capable trial lawyer and in 1999 he entered private practice with a well known criminal defense law firm. After deciding to start his own law firm, he partnered with his former co-worker, William Allen. The Law Offices of Allen and Echemendia were established in February of 2000. After many successful years of representation, Rafael branched out on his own in January of 2009, and established the Echemendia Law Firm. Rafael’s practice areas are criminal defense, family law and personal injury. He presently focuses on defending individuals who have been charged with criminal matters ranging from traffic offenses, such as DUI, to drug trafficking and murder and representing parties involved in divorce and child custody matters.

Ohio State University - Columbus
J.D. (1997) | Law
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University of Florida
B.A. (1994) | Pre-Law
Honors: Presidents Award
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Professional Experience
Senior Partner
Echemendia Law Firm
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Associate Attorney
Private Practice
10th Circuit Public Defender
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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Federal Circuit
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Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
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Branch Satellite Office
201 Main St.
Auburndale, FL 33823
Telephone: (863) 965-1111
Fax: (863) 669-1525
Echemendia Law Group
5473 U.S. 98 South
Lakeland, FL 33812
Telephone: (863) 669-1505