Don’t try to be your own lawyer

December 17th, 2012 | Posted in General

Often times, individuals act as their own attorney and file motions or letters with the court asserting improper defenses or seeking unlawful remedies.  Practicing law is complicated and requires that you have an attorney with the proper education and experience.  The U.S. Supreme Court considered the issue of self-representation in, FARETTA v. CALIFORNIA, 422 U.S. 806 (1975), and pointed out that, “in order to represent himself, the accused must “knowingly and intelligently” forego those relinquished benefits. Read more..

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Longwell & Gentle, P.A. Announces New Branding Campaign

March 16th, 2012 | Posted in General

Longwell & Gentle, P.A. is pleased to announce the launch of its new branding campaign, Longwell Lawyers… Attorneys Who Know How to Help You.

Although the firm is formally incorporated as Longwell & Gentle, P.A., the new brand name, of Longwell Lawyers… Attorneys who know how to help you, more accurately reflects the fact that the firm is comprised of a growing team of attorneys who are all dedicated to successfully solving the legal problems of its clients. The new logo will appear on our business cards, letterhead, written literature, website, advertising, and marketing campaigns.

Despite the change in the firm’s branded name, Longwell Lawyers is still rooted in and committed to the same core values that have been central to the law firm’s successful representation of thousands of clients for almost 20 years. We are Orlando criminal defense and family law attorneys dedicated to the goal of obtaining the best possible result for our clients. That goal is supported by a trial-oriented strategy that utilizes a system of protocols, procedures and standards that maximize the firm’s ability to get the best possible outcome for clients.

Longwell Lawyers handles all types of criminal (including all State and Federal Felony and Misdemeanor charges), DUI, family law, divorce, and immigration cases. We are located in downtown Orlando and serve all of Central Florida, including Orange, Seminole, Lake, Osceola, Volusia, Brevard and Polk counties. We offer a free consultation, reasonable fees and payment plans. Most of our attorneys and staff are bi-lingual in Spanish and English. Portuguese and Greek are also spoken.

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Longwell & Gentle accredited by the Better Business Bureau

January 25th, 2012 | Posted in General


Longwell & Gentle, P.A. accredited by the Better Business BureauLongwell & Gentle P.A., a criminal defense and family law firm located in Orlando, Florida has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau.  Longwell & Gentle, P.A. has become a BBB Accredited Business with an “A+” rating, the highest possible rating.

Mark Longwell, Orlando lawyer and former prosecutor, founded the law firm in 1993. Longwell & Gentle, P.A. has built a reputation for providing professional and dependable representation, yielding the best possible outcome for our clients. Over the last 19 years, the experienced family law and criminal defense trial lawyers of Longwell & Gentle, P.A. have helped thousands of individuals.

Partner and founder, Mark Longwell, stated “The Better Business Bureau’s A+ accreditation is a reflection of the pride we take in our work.  We provide excellent legal services and I am very pleased our practice has produced such a rating with the Better Business Bureau.”

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Tips on How to Hire a Lawyer

June 15th, 2011 | Posted in Articles, General

By Attorney Mark Longwell

Many people assume that all lawyers are equally qualified to handle their case. In their minds, the decision on which lawyer to hire comes down to finding the one that offers the lowest fee. However, just because someone is a lawyer, doesn’t mean that they are the right lawyer for you, regardless of the fee. While price is important, you should consider many more factors when choosing an attorney. Read more..

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