Attorney Profile:

Harley I. Gutin

Harley I. Gutin: Attorney with Gutin & Wolverton, Attorney at Law

Biography

Attorney Harley Gutin was born in New York.. A resident of Florida since 1984 Harley Gutin graduated from Nova University's law school in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1989 and was immediately hired on at the Sate Attorney's Office in Melbourne, Florida as an Assistant State Attorney. In 2004 -2005 Harley Gutin worked as an Assistant Public Defender winning felony trials and with over a hundred jury trials behind him he joined the firm of Kokoszka and Gutin. In 2001 the firm became Gutin and Wolverton. Located in North Cocoa near the jail Gutin and Wolverton have focused on criminal defense work and family law issues. Attorneys Harley Gutin and Stephen Wolverton represent clients in criminal, family and personal injury law cases.

Areas of Practice (95)

  • Felonies
  • Juvenile
  • Misdemeanors
  • Sex Crimes
  • DUI
  • Drug Crimes
  • Murder
  • Driving While License Suspended
  • Manslaughter
  • Fraud
  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Violations of Probation
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Drugs and Narcotics
  • Assault and Battery
  • Bribery
  • Civil Forfeiture
  • Criminal Antitrust
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Criminal Conspiracy
  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Forfeiture
  • Criminal Fraud
  • Criminal Investigation
  • Criminal Prosecution
  • DUI/DWI
  • Drivers License Suspension
  • Driving While Intoxicated
  • Expungements
  • Extortion
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Forgery
  • Hit and Run
  • Homicide
  • Juvenile Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Sexual Assault
  • Shoplifting
  • Stalking
  • Traffic Violations
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Weapons Charges
  • Controlled Substances Law
  • Civil Drug Forfeiture
  • Drug Forfeiture
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Alimony
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Child Custody
  • Child Sexual Abuse
  • Divorce
  • Fathers Rights
  • Grandparents Visitation Rights
  • Juvenile Law
  • Juvenile Dependency
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Agreements
  • Legal Separation
  • Matrimonial Law
  • Military Divorce
  • Parenting Time
  • Parental Rights
  • Post Divorce Modification
  • Uncontested Divorce
  • Fraud and Deceit
  • Internet Crimes
  • Accidents
  • Animal Attacks
  • Aquatic Injuries
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Automobile Negligence
  • AIDS Litigation
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bodily Injury
  • Brain Injury
  • Bus Accidents
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Catastrophic Injury
  • Commercial Vehicle Liability
  • Dog Bites
  • Electrical Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Injuries
  • Plaintiffs Personal Injury
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Slip and Fall
  • Spinal Injury
  • Tourist Injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Wrongful Death

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
321-608-0134  Phone
321-863-6119  Cell Phone
321-633-4296  Fax
www.riverlaw.net
Mailing Address:
5190 N. U.S. 1, Cocoa, Florida 32927
University Attended:
Florida Atlantic University, History, 1986
Law School Attended:
Nova Southeastern University, J.D., 1989
Year of First admission:
1991
Admission:
1990, Florida
Memberships:
Florida Bar, Brevard County Bar Association
Birth Information:
1955
ISLN:
911899670
Hobbies & interests:
Travel, history, reading and gardening

Peer Reviews

  • 4.2/5.0 13 reviews
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 12/19/13 in Trial Practice

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 12/06/13 in Criminal Law

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  • 4.6/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 12/17/13 in Criminal Law

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  • 4.6/5.0 by a Partner on 12/14/13 in Criminal Defense

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  • 4.4/5.0 by a Judge on 12/22/13 in Criminal Defense

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  • 4.4/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 12/06/13 in Criminal Defense

    Although Mr. Gutin has general experience in the area of criminal law, he lacks trial experience. He also lacks experience in handling felony cases. Read more

    Although Mr. Gutin has general experience in the area of criminal law, he lacks trial experience. He also lacks experience in handling felony cases.

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    Law firm response:

    Since 1990: 50,000 hrs in Criminal law Over 1000 felony cases Won felony jury trials for clients charged with Sex, Burg, Theft, Drug & Violent crimes Since 2002 trial partner Stephen Wolverton has won approx. 80% of trials for clients of Gutin & Wolverton

  • 4.0/5.0 by a Government Counsel on 12/27/13 in Criminal Defense

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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 12/14/13 in Real Estate

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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Partner on 12/06/13 in Criminal Law

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  • 4.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 12/06/13 in Criminal Defense

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Client Reviews

  • 4.6/5.0 7 reviews
  • 85.7% client recommended 6 recommendations
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  • 5.0/5.0 on 12/16/16

    Mr Gutin went the extra mile for me & my case .. i am thoroughly pleased with the outcome of my case, due to his persistence . I really felt like he had my best interest... Read more

    Mr Gutin went the extra mile for me & my case .. i am thoroughly pleased with the outcome of my case, due to his persistence . I really felt like he had my best interest at heart , not all about the $. {para}I'm not planning on ever needing Mr. Gutin's representation again :) however if I do , he will be the first call I make .

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 10/27/16

    I have used Harley in all of my cases since December of 2011. He has been a great lawyer that has taken much of his time and went above and beyond what he was required to... Read more

    I have used Harley in all of my cases since December of 2011. He has been a great lawyer that has taken much of his time and went above and beyond what he was required to do. He has been very helpful, understanding and knowledgeable in all of my situations. Which has been quite a few in a very short time span which you are about to learn. Mind you, before all of this madness I didn’t even have so much as a seatbelt ticket and I was twenty six.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 03/29/16

    Harley Gutin and Stephen Wolverton represented me in a Florida RICO prosecution. {para}When it came time for trial Stephen Wolverton represented me in the courtroom and H... Read more

    Harley Gutin and Stephen Wolverton represented me in a Florida RICO prosecution. {para}When it came time for trial Stephen Wolverton represented me in the courtroom and Harley Gutin worked behind the scenes. I truly owe both my life and no words that I state here could possibly express my thoughts. Without the zealous criminal defense of Gutin & Wolverton, I have no doubt that I would be languishing in a Florida prison, or dead, today.{para}Harley Gutin and his partner Stephen Wolverton are the best

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 05/01/15

    I have been involved in a family litigation case that has gone on for years and very complicated . Mr. Gutin was attentive, honest, and a true fighter. Although previou... Read more

    I have been involved in a family litigation case that has gone on for years and very complicated . Mr. Gutin was attentive, honest, and a true fighter. Although previous attorneys had caused great harm Mr. Gutin jumped right in and fought the wrong of this case. He is someone who is great in court and being someone from out of town and trying to find strong legal counsel from afar, Mr. Gutin surpassed all with always being available, attentive to my questions, and a great counsel in court.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 12/03/14

    Harley has helped me get through all of my legal matters. He has been a great lawyer in all aspects. He helped me get away from my abuser with a injunction, helped me obt... Read more

    Harley has helped me get through all of my legal matters. He has been a great lawyer in all aspects. He helped me get away from my abuser with a injunction, helped me obtain child support, custody of my children and helped me stay out of jail with my drinking issues. He has been very knowledgeable, understanding, and patient through all of my issues. If it wasn't for Harley and his persistence and faith in me I am not sure I would be living the sober wonderful life I am now able to enjoy.

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  • 5.0/5.0 on 01/22/14

    I am posting this review in rebuttal to the "peer" review posted on this site. I am a death penalty certified trial attorney with 15 years experience who has k... Read more

    I am posting this review in rebuttal to the "peer" review posted on this site. I am a death penalty certified trial attorney with 15 years experience who has known Mr. Gutin as a colleague for 12 years and I can say that his experience and expertise in both criminal and family law is extensive and any statement saying he does not know how to handle a felony or a family law matter is uninformed, rude, ignorant and simply untrue. I have trusted Harley to handle my own divorce w/o reservation.

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  • 1.8/5.0 on 12/03/14

    I am extremely disappointed and regretted on hiring Mr. Gutin to defend my DUI case 3 months ago. {para}Mr. Gutin showed me all his confidence and positive attitude on de... Read more

    I am extremely disappointed and regretted on hiring Mr. Gutin to defend my DUI case 3 months ago. {para}Mr. Gutin showed me all his confidence and positive attitude on defending my DUI case as I consulted him. He assigned my case to his partner Mr. Wolverton, who he described which was his expertise. {para}As I was awaiting the court date, my husband found out a clear mistake on the court document that one of my charges should read as a 2nd degree misdemeanor, instead of 1st degree. My husband immediately advised Mr. Gutin of it. Mr. Gutin only replied us that it was a good find and it was never corrected however. {para}As I was notified by Mr. Gutin of my 1st court appearance a pre-trial court conference, he advised me that I did not need to make any decision as to plea or not during that date (I have been suffering from major depression and anxiety that I always cannot make a conscious decision without lengthy consideration). However, on the pre-trial conference at the court I was asked by Mr. Wolverton if I would accept the prosecutor’s offer on the plea. After being convinced by Mr. Wolverton that it was an unbeatable-like offer, I accepted the prosecutor’s plea offer hastily at last. Now, I greatly regret that especially when I have realized that there were different kinds of unexpected penalties which Mr. Wolverton had not fully advised me on considering the plea. {para}I find Mr. Gutin misled me on my DUI case from the beginning. He, as well as Mr. Wolverton, was not attentive on his client's case. They failed to give proper advice to his client. As soon as I have pleaded guilty to my case, Mr. Gutin was nonchalant and not at all professional on responding to my inquiries.

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