At Von Gruben Law, we believe that behind every case is a person, and that every person is worthy of the dignity and respect inherent to all persons, and deserving of representation that understands and appreciates that. Our goal in every case is to provide fearless, tenacious, and zealous representation, without compromise to the core values that reflect the good in all people. In short, we are attorneys with integrity, and representation you can trust.
What You Can Expect From Us
It has been said that the struggle between legal certainty and equity (justice) is as old as the law itself. In every case there are factors beyond the control of any particular party. No matter what legal issues you face, one thing that is certainly within your control is your choice of representation. Who you choose to represent you may very well may be the most important decision you make in your case, and at Von Gruben Law, P.A., we graciously receive your trust in us, and view it as the start of a lasting relationship, built upon mutual integrity and trust. As you contemplate this crucially important decision regarding your representation, consider the following characteristics that we believe make great attorneys.
In every single case, we strive to provide excellent legal representation, and we believe excellent representation comes from excellent attorneys. In our experience, we have found that excellent attorneys have three fundamental characteristics: they have Credibility, Passion, and Expertise. As a client, you deserve, and should demand nothing less, because justice is your right. When you choose Von Gruben Law, P.A., rest assured that your attorney is Credible, Passionate, and Experienced. This is what you will see in your attorney, and how to recognize it when you see it.
Credible attorneys have a reputation for honesty, integrity, civility, respect, compassion, and tenacity. One of the easiest ways to determine if you've found that, is to simply ask around. The legal community in southwest Florida is relatively concentrated, and most attorneys know one another in the community. Ask around, and better yet, go to see them work in a courtroom setting. Watch how they interact with one another. Watch that attorney's interaction with the judges, with opposing counsels, and especially with juries. Review their court documents. Having asked, watched, and reviewed, you should be able to identify that your attorney is credible, and achieve a level of comfort that exceeds your expectations.
Passion is one of the most underrated qualities good attorneys have, yet it is the easiest to see. At Von Gruben Law, we look at your case from a legal perspective, but we look at you from a personal perspective. We look at you as a Person, and we believe that every Person is worthy of human dignity and respect. In every single case we take, a person's rights, or liberties are at stake, and we are passionate about protecting those interests, and that person. In court, judges often address the attorneys as "Counselor". That word has significant meaning to us. As counselor, we empathize with our clients, and try to see ourselves in your shoes. We pride ourselves in being a source of comfort, solace, relief, and peace to our clients. We believe that in order to be good at anything, we have to like what we do. When a client comes to us, often times they are afraid, emotional, upset, or injured. We enjoy turning those feelings into comfort, peace, and reassurance. It is immensely rewarding, and we are passionate about it.
An attorney becomes an expert by combining his/her legal training and knowledge with the strengths of his/her personality. Maximum results come when an attorney emphasizes strengths, and minimizes weaknesses in the case, the client, and his/her own representation. In developing a strategy to accomplish this, there is no substitute for experience. Attorneys at Von Gruben Law have been involved in over 4,000 Criminal Defense cases, hundreds of Personal Injury cases, Family Law cases, Property Law/Real Estate cases, Contract cases, and Wills/Trust cases, and countless others. We use our expertise to consistently demonstrate our willingness and ability to take your case all the way to completion of trial before a jury of your peers. The willingness and ability of our attorneys to take tough cases to trial comes from attorneys with expertise, and has resulted in multi-million dollar jury verdicts, "Not Guilty" verdicts in in the face of incriminating evidence, and consistent positive results.
Areas of Practice
Results - Testimonials
A true professional; truthful, upfront, and honest.
"Jerry is/was a true professional the entire time while representing my lawsuit against a business. He always answered and replied to my emails and phone calls in a very timely manner. He always explained the current status of the case in an understandable way. Truthful, upfront, and honest! That’s what you get with Jerry! No misleading or misguidance by him. He enjoys what he does and is passionate about his role in representing his client. He is very confident and displays the utmost professional manner. I highly recommend Jerry for any issues you may have where an attorney is required. I would definitely retain his services again if needed." - 5 stars - Robert
A shark in the courtroom.
"I was fortunate enough to have Jerry Von Gruben represent me. If you are looking for a lawyer that will answer your calls and take time to keep you constantly updated than this is the firm for you. Jerry will fight for you in every way possible. He kept me calm through the entire process and walked me through every step. He can also be a shark in the courtroom. He was highly recommended from a close friend and I am very happy he was. He will look at all possible options and have your back every step." - 5 stars - Zachery
Gifted, knowledgeable and the biggest heart ever!!
"Jerry helped our family member get the best outcome possible. He understood the court system, the judge and provided the persistence needed to get the judge to accept our daughter in the much needed drug court. She has improved so much. This would not have been possible without his Jerry's heartfelt professionalism. I can't recommend him enough!" - 5 stars - Jackie
Five Stars do not shine as brightly as he does!
"Be sure to take time and read Jerry’s philosophy and what to expect on his website. Every aspect is true. It is apparent that he loves what he does. After reading many reviews, I liked the one that said he is knowledgeable and energetic with heart. His passion is evident and very comforting. You know you are in capable hands, and your specific needs will surely be addressed. He is confident and displays a very professional manner. Jerry works well with many professionals resulting in positive outcomes. I have confidently referred friends to Jerry, who will now experience his personal touch on their special needs. I think a higher rating scale is needed. Five stars do not shine as brightly as he does." Thank you Jerry. - 5 stars - Deb H
"Yes, my case was dismissed. Thank you, Mr. Von Gruben for all your help! I highly recommend Mr. Von Guben. His knowledge of the law and his skills are unmatched. I felt a sense of relief just knowing that I was in good hands. He was always there for me by phone or by text. No question was to little or to big. His kindness and patience made me feel I made the right choice by having him as my lawyer. He is very schooled in his trade, and you will not be disappointed." - 5 stars - Judi
Nothing short of miracles!
"Mr. Von Gruben has worked with me from start to finish and has worked extremely hard to come up with nothing short of miracles. He is very well educated in law and can help with sometimes seemingly impossible situations. 10/10! Best lawyer you could have!" - 5 stars - Cameron
Thank you, Jerry - Case Dismissed!
"We are beyond thrilled with our results from hiring Jerry. Jerry is extremely professional and on top of his game. We got results that were better than expected and we couldn't be more grateful. The case was completely dismissed due to his expertise and diligence. He is so easy to work with and explains everything. He is sharp and tough - I know I wouldn't want to be on the other side of him. He knows what he is doing. I HIGHLY recommend his firm." - 5 stars - JT
Highly Recommended. Fantastic Job.
"Jerry came highly recommended by another attorney. He was hired to defend my wife in a case that could gotten her a lot time. Once Jerry was on the case I felt a huge weight being lifted off my shoulders. I was confident in his abilities, impressed with his mannerisms and style and his knowledge of the law. He did not let me down. He did a fantastic job and my wife is back home so all is well. Highly recommended." - 5 stars - Derik
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Knowledagable, Professional, and Personable.
"We are extremely relieved that we hired Jerry Von Gruben to represent our daughter in a criminal case with a VOP. He was able to mitigate the case favorably, and substantially minimized her penalties. As the other reviews in this site have attested, his knowledge and skills are unmatched. He came highly recommended by another attorney that is a friend of my family’s. From the moment we hired him, we immediately felt a sense of relief knowing that our daughter was in the best hands. That feeling never left us. He is an expert in his field who is kind, patient and 100% down to earth." - 5 stars - Sherri and Roger
Above and Beyond.
"I am struggling to come up with the words to adequately express how pleased my family and I, as his client, were with Jerry’s representation. Nothing I can say or write could possibly cover it. Jerry exceeded any and all expectations. He knows the law, is well connected, and fights for his client. You will not be disappointed." - 5 stars - Bonnie
Great Service - Better Result.
"I used this Attorney for a criminal case, and as a result of the outcome, he will now serve as personal attorney in any case if ever needed again. He comes Highly Recommended. Services were promt and the end result couldn’t have been better than it came out." - 5 stars - Dustin
Confidence and Competence.
"Don't let Jerry's mild mannered style during consultation fool you. He is aggressive and sharp in the courtroom; using etiquette appreciated by the bench. He is a solid play who knows his way around the courthouse. My case was long and tough with a result better than I expected." - 5 stars - Hilda
Couldn't have had a better attorney on my side!
"I don't even know where to start as I have so many wonderful things to say about Mr. Von Gruben and his ability in the courtroom. I was referred to him by another attorney that I know extremely well, and because of my close relationship with him, I knew I would only have been placed in the best hands possible for my situation. Jerry has been a life-saver throughout this whole process, and couldn't have been any more honest with me, and at the same time he still found a way to respect my wishes. The most important thing I noticed with Jerry, though, was his knowledge of the law, and how it plays out in my situation. I am eternally grateful for his time, and would recommend him without reservation. Thank you Jerry!!!!". - 5 stars - Katie S.
Best down-to-earth lawyer I ever met.
"Best down-to-earth Lawyer I ever met, in my opinion. I would rate him over 5 stars if I could. I felt it was a family member backing me up. I did not have to say anything in court. Mr. Von Gruben took care of everything from the beginning to the end. Excellent job Mr. Von Gruben. Thank you so much!". - 5 stars - E.M.
"Mr. Von Gruben took the time to discuss, help and completely resolve the matter that I needed him to assist with for a fair and honest fee. That is rare for many attorneys. I strongly reccomended him to resolve your legal issues." - 5 stars - Julian
Very Helpful, Responsive, and Knowledgeable.
"Mr. Von Gruben is an excellent lawyer, he was very helpful, responsive and very knowledgeable. I'll surely hire him again. Thank you so much!!"- 5 stars - Evelyn C
A Very Trustworthy and Hard-Working Lawyer.
"From the minute we got to his office, Jerry made us feel better. He listens and doesn't beat around the bush while having your best interest in mind. He is easy to talk to, easy to get in touch with, and really cares about his clients. He works hard for you, and you have no question about what he is doing for you. He is very fair, very honest, and is really good at knowing what the other side is up to. If I ever need a lawyer again, I am calling Jerry Von Gruben first." - 5 stars - Evelyn T
The Best Around!
"Jerry is not only a great lawyer he's overall a great person that's down to earth. He makes sure to clearly explain each and every option, not to mention prepare you for the outcome of every scenario as well. He fights for every one of his cases till he gets the justice he wants. Jerry handled a very close friends case and then more recently, I hired him to take care of my personal case. This was the first time I had ever needed any sort of legal advice/ help and Jerry helped and calmed me down about the whole situation. He's a great person not to mention the best attorney around." - 5 stars - Sarah
Professional Lawyer and extremely successful.
"I was very impressed with Jerry's advice and help with my needs. His attentiveness and compassion put me at ease. He is the type of Lawyer that will always get back to you and keep you informed. Positive attitude with positive results. Thanks!" - 5 stars - Cathleen
Knowledgeable, Energetic, and with Heart.
"Clearly analyzed and explained our options. Acted decisively with knowledge, energy and heart. Engaged the court system to obtain a good outcome." - 5 stars - A.
"Amazing lawyer. I am proud to call him a friend and a colleague. He is one of the few (if not the only lawyer in town) who can handle virtually any kind of case -- from a serious to a DUI to a personal injury case to family law, business disputes, traffic tickets, wills, white collar crimes." - 5 stars - Craig
Professional, Non-Judgmental, and Compassionate; an Excellent Attorney.
"Mr. Von Gruben was referred to me by another attorney. Mr. Von Gruben is non-judgmental, compassionate and professional. He kept us informed and updated throughout the case. Mr. Von Gruben knows the courtroom an is respected by his colleagues. After months and months of getting the round around by others Mr. Von Grubn got the case dismissed in less than 2 weeks. I'm happy he was on and by our side in the courtroom." - 5 Stars - Cruz
"Awesome lawyer, and really friendly." - 5 stars - Shawn
Could Not Ask for Better.
"Jerry was professional and friendly from day one. He was 100% up front and honest with me and maintained a positive attitude that kept my spirits up until everything was settled. Jerry took on my first case, then a second in another county shortly after, and could not have settled both more seamlessly. He knew exactly how to handle everything and executed exactly that. Everything was handled swiftly and effectively, taking far less time than anticipated. He's great with people in and outside the court room, and I honestly cannot thank him enough for what he did for me. Jerry was a Godsend for me, and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing legal assistance." - 5 stars - Devon
Job WELL DONE!
"Jerry was a great attorney. He handled my case professionally, effectively and efficiently. Everything he said that he was going to do was done, and handled orderly. I highly recommend Jerry Von Gruben as your attorney." - 5 stars - Michael
"Jerry was a great attorney and helped me through my divorce. He made sure everything was filed completely and correctly. He made it as smooth as it could go. So grateful for his help!" - 5 stars - A.
"Jerry got straight to the point, and got me what I was wanting in my case. Best lawyer hands down!! Very professional and I would hire him again! Thank you, Jerry!!" - 5 stars - Jakob
"Jerry was an awesome attorney, really helped my son out when others would not. Can't say enough about his professionalism and great work ethic! Highly recommended!" - 5 stars - A
Jerry Von Gruben - Excellent lawyer!
"Jerry was (is) an excellent lawyer. I was looking at some good time and Mr. Jerry took my case and got me out back to my family in under 2 months. I am so grateful. We are grateful. I would so recommend him to anyone that is in need of a lawyer. He is AWESOME!" - 5 stars - Shawn
"Jerry hands down gets the job done. Knows the courtroom. He is well respected and His presence shuts down the room, case denied. Justice served. He is a confident, punctual lawyer, you want on your side!" - 5 stars - George
"I could not have asked for a better lawyer! Not only was my case dismissed completely, but he worked non stop to find a way to win my case. I could call him anytime and ask him anything and he was always there to answer. He made me feel comfortable in my case and did not treat me like a criminal, but like a human being. He gave me constant updates and always let me know his next move. I would highly recommend Jerry to anyone and everyone." - 5 stars - Samantha
"Case dismissed completely!!! Von Gruben is the attorney to choose. He answered my calls every time, knew exactly what was going on, & kept me informed. I was never worried about the situation because he was so confident in the outcome being in my favor. When communicating with Jerry, it was like talking to a friend. It isn't like dealing with your average attorney. You truly can reach out to him anytime day or night, as he says. He stuck to his word. He's a true ally and I recommend him to everyone. I can not rave enough about Jerry and his work." - 5 Stars - Amy
He was Excellent!
"I would highly recommend Jerry Von Gruben. So glad my friend had referred him to me. He was extremely thorough and prepared me every step of the way during a difficult time. Always returned phone calls, listened well, and definitely eased the nerves during this process. He came prepared and was very professional." - 5 Stars - Carrie
The Most Dedicated Bulldog in Town
"Highly Recommend, Jerry was referred to me by a friend of mine.. When an issue came up I contacted him. He responded immediately and unlike most lawyers he answered my calls day and night, even after he had been paid. He doesn't false promise, yet pulls off miracles. Not your typical lawyer at all... Let's just say he got my case expunged when I was told it was impossible. Fool not to use him!!" - 5 stars - David
The Best in Fort Myers
"There is not a single lawyer I would choose to represent me over Jerry Von Gruben. Jerry did a great job communicating with me exactly what was going to happen and how to handle it. His advice set me up for the best possible outcome and he time after time displayed that he cared about my situation. I will recommend Jerry to anyone I come across in need of his services." 5 stars - Patrick
"Jerry is an awesome lawyer. .he was always there when i had any questions n fought for me and got me an incredible deal....after it was all said and done i consider Jerry a friend." 5 stars - Rodney
Attorney Jerry Von Gruben
"Attorney Von Gruben is a very professional, ethical, and dedicated attorney. I was especially impressed by his personal attention to me and my case. He is very knowledgeable about the law and this made me very confident in his ability to handle my case. My case had a great outcome in my favor and I am very grateful!" 5 stars - Cyndi
"Jerry helped my boyfriend and I so much. He got my boyfriend out of jail quickly. Got his sentence from 9 months to 18 days. He always answers your calls and texts if you have any questions. Nothing is a bother to him and believe me I called a lot. If you need a lawyer for anything I 100 percent recommend him he really is the best." 5 stars - Katelyn
"Jerry handled my case strikingly fast, all the while keeping me 100% informed in such a stressful time. Would definitely recommend if your looking for an excellent lawyer!" - 5 stars - Laurin
The Best Attorney in the World
"I had a very serious legal problem in which I had to leave my life, in someone I did not knows, hands. I was scared to death. I was introduced to one of the most caring, trusting, informative, go getters anyone could have ever asked for. Jerry was litterally there for me day & night answering any & ALL questions I had. I was able to lean & depend on him every step of the way. I put every bit of trust I had in Jerry & he NEVER let me down. Jerry helped me through the most tramatic experience I have ever had to go through & knowing what I know about Jerry, I would never trust anyone but him. Jerry is what a TRUE attorney should be & is VERY RARE!!! You will never know any other attorney like Jerry. They just do not make'em like him !!! Jerry WON my case & lifted the World off of my shoulders ~~ Thank you Jerry Von Gruben for being YOU!!" - 5 stars - Elizabeth
An Outstanding Lawyer
"Jerry was part of the law firm I hired for my lawsuit. This team is so professional and truly works for the client. Jerry he always kept me informed about everything that was going on in my lawsuit case if I ever needed to talk to Jerry I could right there of if unavailable he would get right back to me. This is a great law firm with people. I would recommend this law firm to all my friends and family." - 5 stars - Candy
$2,900,000.00 Jury Trial Verdict for Plaintiff
- Daniel Jackson v. AAA Sunshine Imports, Inc. - 08-CA-026152