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About D. Scott Monroe

D. Scott Monroe, Esq., an acclaimed criminal defense attorney, has consistently been honored with the Elite Advocate Award by the American Academy of Legal Advocates over the past six years. He is the founder of Monroe Law Firm, recognized as one of the Top 10 Best Criminal Defense Law Firms in Florida by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys and named the Law Firm of the Year in 2023 by the American Institute of Legal Professionals.

Previously, Mr. Monroe established Monroe & King, P.A., now known as First Coast Criminal Defense, where he practiced for eight years. This firm was lauded as one of the Top 10 Firms in Florida for Client Satisfaction from 2016 to 2022 by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys and was twice designated as the Law Firm of the Year by the American Institution of Legal Professionals. In 2023, Mr. Monroe embarked on a new journey with Monroe Law Firm, stepping away from Monroe & King.

Since 2019, Mr. Monroe has earned the AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, the pinnacle of professional excellence earned through a strenuous Peer Review Rating process. Additionally, since 2020, he has been recognized as a Super Lawyer, further affirming his legal prowess and ethical standards. In the year 2023 alone, Mr. Monroe was distinguished among America's Most Honored Lawyers, placing him in the top 1% of criminal defense attorneys nationwide, and also received the honor of being one of America’s Most Honored Florida Lawyers, underscoring his exceptional expertise and commitment to the legal profession.

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Florida Coastal School of Law, J.D.
Auburn University, B.A.

Bar Associations

Florida Bar Associations

Honors & Awards

AV Preeminent Rated, 2019-2023
Super Lawyers, 2019-2023
Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in Florida - Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2017-2023
Elite Advocate Award, 2017-2023
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