I would definitely recommend Dino Michaels to anyone; Dino is definitely one of the best lawyers in Florida without a doubt. He saved my life. Thanks to Dino, I was not sentenced the mandatory state minimum of 10 20 LIFE in prison on a first-degree felony charge on a very ugly case. Dino took care of my case in such a professional level and also guided me into very positive paths that helped me get probation instead of years behind bars. I am very pleased and thankful for everything he did and would go with him again anytime.

— CC

There is a great sense of satisfaction when a person has been exonerated from a false accusation. I know as I was a victim of such a false accusation, which resulted in a misdemeanor arrest. I am a 52-year-old man with no prior arrest or much more than a traffic ticket, yet I found myself arrested under the false statement of one person who was part of the security staff at a local, well-known casino in Tampa. This endorsement is not one of my story; it is rather to ensure anyone who has found themselves in an unfortunate situation requiring legal representation of the highest caliber, quality and determination, the law firm of Richard Escobar is the representation you want. Mr. Escobar skillfully and tactically got through to the truth through depositions, which resulted in the state attorney dismissing the charges. I could have paid a firm and they could have advised me to pay a small fine and move on, but I would have had a record. NO, that was not acceptable to either me or Mr. Escobar. Attorney Escobar pursued the truth and got it, resulting in my exoneration. That is a dedicated, honorable, aggressive, successful attorney. I made my story public via a review as I believe it is that important to find the best attorney when you need one. That is Richard Escobar and I truly thank him and his wonderful staff for protecting me, my reputation and protecting the truth!

— JD

Hiring Rick Escobar as my attorney was the best decision I made. Rick's professionalism and knowledge helped me through a very difficult fraud case. Rick explained everything thoroughly, what to expect and how to get through the difficulties in my case. Rick was always empathetic to my concerns and fears. He stood by my side and gave 110 percent of himself on my behalf. Without Rick in my corner, I know my outcome would have been much different. With his representation, I was able to get through a very difficult time. With his advice and guidance, I can now focus on the future. I would highly recommend Rick Escobar as an attorney. Rick and his staff are amazing and show great integrity. I myself will always rely on his expertise for any future legal matters that I may need.


Again, I want to thank you, Rick, for everything you did for me. You always made me feel important and that you would not let me down. You helped me to face my own fears and were always patient with me when I didn't want to deal with certain things. You never gave up and you were merciless in your fight for me. Because of you, I know I can successfully get on with my life and eventually put this case behind me. Because of this, I will always be grateful to you.

Thank you,


I would like to give thanks and appreciation to Richard Escobar and his associates for all they have done for me. Everyone was very kind fast and efficient in their work for me. I expected the worst, but got the very best in the end. They are all so wonderful and helpful. God bless them all.


We interviewed seven lawyers before we settled with DeeAnn Athan, Esq., of Escobar & Associates to handle both criminal and dependency actions against us. This was the first time my husband and I were arrested. The accusations leveled against us were false and had us dumbfounded. Ms. Athan believed in us, which was the necessary ingredient to victory. We had a very successful dismissal of charges in criminal court and a successful closure in the dependency action. We would not have succeeded without Ms. Athan's skill as an advocate, but also her unwavering commitment to us as her clients.
— C and R

Dear Dino,

Please forgive me for not writing to you sooner in appreciation of the service you provided for Brad. I can't thank you enough and would not want you to interpret my tardiness in writing to you as a reflection of a lack of gratitude on my part. What can I say? You're the best. It was so nice of you to come to our assistance when Brad found himself in a bad situation. You have an incredible talent, patience, unbiased approach and sympathetic understanding of the situation that my mother and I were stuck in a tough spot and didn't know where to turn. Thank God you were there for us.

I know Brad has a renewed outlook on his responsibilities as a parent and is sincerely working harder to be an asset and not an upset to his community. Dino, I was always told an education is not cheap! I believe Brad realizes that now.

Dino, aside from being intelligent, honest and hardworking, you are extremely easy to get along with. Escobar & Ramirez should be proud to have you as an attorney in their law firm because you are an asset to them as well as to your community. Thank you again, and I wish you the very best to you and your wife.

With much gratitude,

— CM and BM

Hi Dino,

Today we received our miracle. God favored us today. You were a part of this journey and were sent to us after three other attorneys. You were a part of the plan to free Reid. I knew at the first meeting when Reid and I felt so defeated. I could tell by the compassion on your face for us and our situation. You took our case for such a reasonable fee. We left feeling so relieved that we had you. You fought hard for us all the way. Most of all, you put up with me pushing every step of the way. I am glad you didn't tell me to go home.

I want to thank you for all the hours that you have put in on Reid's case. You have always been so kind to both of us. I always noticed your disappointment when things didn't go well for Reid. You never gave up on us and we never gave up on you.

Thank you for putting up with me and that bit of fight I have inside. I knew you would get it done and you did. You have more presence than any other attorney I have seen in that courtroom. You don't have to say a word. Powerful!

Thank you for everything you have done for us. You will never be forgotten. Be a blessing to others that are caught in the web of the minimum mandatory sentencing who are first-time offenders and no threat to others. Thanks, Dino. You're the best!

Jackie/Reid's mom

Many people believe there are angels in heaven, but I can say that I found my angels here on Earth. Escobar & Associates is one of the most outstanding and professional law firms I have ever known. While looking desperately for a criminal attorney due to an unspeakable injustice, I came across Escobar & Associates. My initial consultation was with Mr. Escobar himself, who showed the highest integrity standards and ethical values we as citizens look for in an attorney. I was relieved he listened to my ordeal and quickly appointed Dino Michaels, one of his associates, to work on my case. There are no words to describe how grateful I am that Mr. Dino Michaels worked on my case. Mr. Michaels' high integrity, ethical values and fierce commitment to represent a client go beyond what anyone could expect. Mr. Michaels' sense of communication with me as a client helped me understand that he loves doing what he does while helping people. His superior legal representation makes him a tenacious and determined attorney who thrives to pursue his clients' interests while skillfully exposing the reality of the injustice, which resulted in charges being dropped. I will forever be grateful to this outstanding team of attorneys. I absolutely recommend this law firm to anyone in need of an attorney even with my eyes closed. If I ever need an attorney again, I will not hesitate to contact Escobar and Associates first. Thank you for being my angels on Earth!

— G. Archilla

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