From Robert's interview for the Masters of the Courtroom series on

From Robert's interview for the Masters of the Courtroom series on

From Robert's interview for the Masters of the Courtroom series on

Criminal Defense Attorney Tampa

Our mission is to aggressively and tenaciously defend our clients.

Even before the case reaches the courtroom. When the stakes are high and you’re facing criminal charges, you need lawyers with experience, who are available to take your case immediately, and work for the best possible result in or out of court. We understand that being arrested or charged with a crime is not only a frightening experience, but all-encompassing for you and your family.

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We represent clients that are witnesses, subjects or targets of criminal investigations. We have represented clients charged with felonies and misdemeanors in both State Court and Federal Court throughout the United States.

Attorney Robert Eckard has handeled thousands of criminal cases including over 40 trials and 1000 bench trials. He is a former prosecutor for State Attorney’s Office, 6th Judicial Circuit, where he prosecuted both felony and misdemeanor criminal cases and knows first-hand the strategies and tactics used by the prosecution.

What to look for when choosing your attorney:

  • Former State Prosecutor
  • Extensive Experience with DUI cases
  • Experience with the courts in the county where you have been charged
  • An attorney who will and has taken a case to trial
  • Aggressive, zealous representation

Our lawyers are available to represent clients charged in both State Court and Federal Court with any of the following charges:

  • All Felonies and Misdemeanors
  • Federal Crimes
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sex Crimes
  • Juvenile Crimes
  • Theft and Shoplifting
  • Murder/homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • Firearms and Gun Offenses
  • City Attorney Office Hearings
  • Termination of Probation
  • Probation Violations
  • Post-Conviction Relief and Expungements
  • Assisting Clients with Grand Jury Investigations before an Indictment
  • Drug Crimes:
  • Club Drugs – MDMA (ecstasy), LSD, and GHB (date rape drug)
  • Cocaine and Crack Cocaine
  • Conspiracy
  • Drug Cultivation and Manufacturing
  • Drug Trafficking, Transportation, and Importation
  • Heroin Possession and Sales
  • Marijuana Possession and Sales
  • Methamphetamine Manufacturing and Sales
  • Possession of Chemicals for Drug Manufacturing
  • Possession with Intent to Deliver and Drugs Sales
  • False or Forged Prescriptions
  • Police Sting Operations
Our Testimonials

What Our Clients Say

Drew Patterson is an exceptional, multifaceted attorney. He continually strives to understand the intricacies of our business and produce results. He is highly recommended.

I dealt with Drew on a business lawsuit and he did a hell of a job, being very thorough and winning the case for me. He also recommended me a very good thorough lawyer for a different lawsuit and I'm very pleased with everything that Drew has done not only in the one case but his referrals as well. Would definitely recommend and refer friends to him.

I cannot express enough the immediate efforts of Drew to solve the problem at hand was something you don't see often nowadays. Drew was able to completely prevent something from happening that would have changed the course of my life. If anyone wants a lawyer that makes you feel like you are his number 1 priority hire Drew!!!! Definitely recommending him to anyone that is in need of legal counsel.

Great to work with and Very effective! Many Thanks to attorney Drew Patterson, who handled a business lawsuit for me in a very professional and timely manner resulting in the case being dismissed. In my opinion, Drew was very knowledgeable, asked pertinent questions, explained things easily and understandably, and was a pleasure to work with. He gets it done! If I need an attorney again, Drew will be the first one I call. Additionally, the staff at Robert Eckard & Associates were always courteous and helpful.

Thank you for all you did for me during this difficult time I couldn’t ask for a better team of lawyers even when I was lamenting the speed of things, you guys are professional, tenacious, and know your sh-t!.

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