Robert I. Mandell

Robert I. Mandell

Winter Park, Florida
For more than 10 years Robert I. Mandell has been practicing criminal defense in federal and state courts.  Over this time he has earned the reputation of being one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the Central Florida area.  A member of the National Trial Associations “Top 100 Trial Attorneys” as well as “Top 40 Under 40”, Mr. Mandell takes  an aggressive proactive approach in every case he handles.  “Whether a First Degree Murder or first time D.U.I.”  Robert treats every case the same exact way…the only way he knows,.  Attack the Government’s case.  Robert  is a true believer in the best defense is a good offense.  At Mandell Law, Robert has assembled a team of attorneys and paralegals that are capable to take on the Government and fight for the rights of their client every step of the way.  Robert utilizes a team approach in all cases and employs private investigators and forensic experts on a regular basis when fighting cases.

Robert I. Mandell devotes his practice solely to representing individuals charged criminally in Federal and State Courts.  He was born and raised in New York City where he attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  Born with the fire to fight for those who could not for themselves,  Robert always wanted to practice Criminal Defense and knew John Jay was the perfect fit for him.  While at John Jay he excelled in and out of the classroom graduating cum laude while playing a vital role in student government.

After graduating from John Jay, Robert  attended the University of Miami School of Law.   During his time in Miami, Robert I. Mandell had the unique opportunity of working with and studying under some of the best legal minds in the National Criminal Defense Community.  Robert Law Clerked at Bierman, Shohat, Loewy and Klein, P.A. and studied under Roy Black.  This was where Robert  was able to work on immensely complicated cases both nationally and internationally and truly gained the skills that he believes sets him apart from the Central Florida Legal Community.

After Robert’s time in Miami he decided to put his passion to work as an Assistant Public Defender in the Ninth Judicial Circuit.  Robert’s work ethic and ability propelled his advancement and eventually landed him handling very serious criminal matters. 

After excelling at the Office of the Public Defender, Robert took his passion and approach to the private sector.  Since 2007 Robert has been a private Criminal Defense Attorney and now spends every day earning and maintaining his reputation as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the central Florida area.


Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Matters


  • University of Miami School Law, Miami, Florida
    • Honors: Top honors in Litigation Skills Program
    • Honors: Attended workshop by Roy Black, Esquire, the author of “Black’s Law”
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    • Honors: cum laude

Past Employment Positions

  • Bierman, Shohat & Loewy, P.A., Clerk