What our clients are saying

Exceptional Attorney for Complex Cases

I could not have chosen a more experienced, dedicated, and skilled attorney than Ms. Maria Pavlidis as my defense attorney when facing a felony sexual battery charge. After hiring Ms. Pavlidis by referral through a second attorney I hired for the same case, it was clear from the start that Ms. Pavlidis had my best interest at heart. While the other attorney assumed that my case would certainly go to trial, Ms. Pavlidis instead focused on addressing each piece of evidence, hearing, and deposition individually as part of a holistic and assertive strategy. Her strategy highlighted the flaws and inconsistencies of the case and drew out the false accusations. Through Ms. Pavlidis’ knowledge, depth of experience, and aggressive defense approach, my case was finally dismissed after two years of exceptional defense. I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Pavlidis as your defense attorney.

– Anonymous

Dedicated from beginning to end

If you are looking for someone that works overtime for their clients, search no further. Maria played a vital part in my criminal defense case. She is super vigilant and looks at a case from all angles, which was pivotal to my defense in my criminal jury trial. Maria was super helpful at making me feel comfortable while in a very uncomfortable position. Due to Maria's expertise in picking jurors, opening statements, closing arguments, and direct and cross-examination, my peers found me NOT GUILTY. Maria is a blessing to my family and me.

– Joseph

Excellent attorney

Maria Pavlidis is an excellent attorney, she really listens to her clients and works hard to accomplish the best outcome. She treats you with respect, and she truly cares. You feel the personal attention she gives you. I highly recommend her.

– Anonymous


Maria is a highly trained and skilled attorney. She reviewed my case from all angles and guided me through my legal situation. Maria has such a caring and dedicated spirit that I felt she was "in the battle " with me. Because of her help, my case went away. I would definitely hire her again!

– Rich

Best choice!

Ms. Pavlidis is a very intelligent, aggressive, and gifted attorney who exudes professionalism. She expedites all client requests and is extremely organized in all aspects of her job. She kept me well informed on the progress of my case, provided me with paperwork to review, and maintained an optimistic attitude throughout the proceedings. I would, without a doubt, happily pay for Ms. Pavilidis to represent me in any case.

– Kevin

Honesty & Integrity

" Absolute best. I highly recommend Maria. It's wonderful to see honesty and integrity still exist in today's legal system. Maria worked endlessly on a difficult case and was truly well prepared and tenacious when needed. "

– Steve

Excellent Attorney

Maria is an excellent attorney. She worked very hard for us to achieve the best results possible for our son. She has good relationships with prosecutors, which helped us achieve a plea agreement that we could live with. She truly cared about us and always made us feel that we have a great friend working for us. She is smart and knows her stuff well. She treated us with the utmost respect and was always very warm. We know that without her, we would not be where we are today. She invested many hours in our case and was dedicated. I highly recommend her!

– Anonymous

Maria Pavlidis

Maria Pavlidis worked on my criminal case for 2 years. She was very personable, attentive, and sympathetic. She got to know me as a person and not just a case number. At the time, she was a public defender and was handling many major caseloads. However, she was always a phone call away to answer questions and update me on any information she had received. Maria even became close to my family and kept them up to date on the case. Maria worked tirelessly on every aspect of my defense and was determined to have the truth known. Her advice and sympathy were always well founded. Maria knew every aspect of the laws concerning my case, and her knowledge is vast. When my sentencing came upon us, she was not only a pillar of strength before the judge and prosecutor, she was a pillar of strength for me as I nervously faced my sentence. All of Maria's advice was what pulled me through the case. And even after my sentencing, Maria never refused a phone call, nor did she ever refuse to answer any questions. When it came time to end my probation, once again, Maria was in court with me before the judge. Once again, all of her efforts and hard work paid off. Even now, a year later, I can still call her with any questions. Maria is an amazing lawyer; she has a vast knowledge of the legal system. But, more than that, she is a caring, sympathetic person who views every case as an individual case and every offender as a human. Maria is an amazing person who I would have stand beside me through anything. I would recommend her above anyone else for all of her wisdom and human qualities, which are so rare in the courtroom.

– Tina

From a former colleague

I worked closely with Ms. Pavlidis for five years at the Public Defender's Office in Tampa. Ms. Pavlidis exudes compassion for her clients. She is not afraid to take difficult cases and has the best work ethic in the business. Many lawyers claim to have trial experience, but Ms. Pavlidis actually has credible and recent experience before juries. If one of my close friends or a family member ever found themselves in criminal trouble, I would not hesitate to refer them to Ms. Pavlidis.

– Maura Doherty

Maria Pavlidis is what all attorneys should strive to be!!

Maria Pavlidis is what the definition of a professional should be. I recently used Ms. Pavlidis on a felony probation case. Ms. Pavlidis had completely reviewed my case and knew all of the facts before I even met with her the first time. A very different story from my previous attorney. She was available at all hours and kept me informed throughout the process. I was impressed with her knowledge and her familiarity with other attorneys and prosecutors. She conducted herself inside the courtroom with tenacity and confidence. Ms. Pavlidis, against all odds, had my felony probation ended 8 years earlier than I was sentenced!!! I would recommend Ms. Pavlidis to ANYONE needing ANY kind of legal counsel.

– Dave


Maria is a highly trained and skilled attorney. She reviewed my case from all angles and guided me through my legal situation. Maria has such a caring and dedicated spirit that I felt she was "in the battle " with me. Because of her help, my case went away. I would definitely hire her again!

– Rich

Tenacious, Diligent, Compassionate Defense Attorney

Earlier this year, I was charged with a DUI. I was very concerned about how this arrest would affect my short-term goal of attending graduate school and my post-graduate school career interests. After interviewing several attorneys, I hired the law firm Maria Pavlidis was working with at the time based on the recommendation of one of her former colleagues. By the end of our first meeting, I knew my decision was the correct one. Maria eased my anxiety and was very honest about the challenges my case presented. She also advised me on what proactive steps I could take to help with my case. Even though Maria left the firm shortly after I hired them, she continued to assist with my case and was always available to answer my questions. Maria Pavlidis treats all her clients with respect and works all her cases with a high level of competency and professionalism, regardless of how big or small. I highly recommend Maria Pavlidis if you want an attorney who will fight for you and do everything possible to resolve your legal challenges.

– Chris

Heaven sent

Long story short.. had a hard case, and she was my public defender she saw through everything and did more than I could have ever thought to defend me, no matter what, she was there even on an emotional level you get people who do their jobs because they love what they are doing, so they do everything to a tee. She was on top of everything, even in my darkest times; she showed me the light I had hoped for and a defense that backed it up. I truly was blessed to have her on my team. She worked fast, always kept me in the loop, and stood her ground. She fights hard there's no backing down for her..she doesn't treat you like another case or number. With Maria, you're a person not another static. She's honest, upfront, and driven by a passion for justice! Amazing woman and attorney.

– Brittany