Christopher Michael DeCoste is a Miami based criminal trial attorney with 15 years experience handling criminal cases.
Mr. DeCoste has defended thousands of Clients in State and Federal Court. Moreover, he has worked tirelessly on those cases to get the best results, either through significantly reduced pleas, successful motions or jury acquittals. Simply put, he wants a happy client above all else, not just a closed case. To do this, he approaches each case in a different, sometimes very creative, manner. Just going through the regular steps will not always yield the best result. He thinks both inside and outside of the box, applies his extensive legal knowledge and works until he gets what both the Client and he thinks is right.
Prior to founding the Law Office of Christopher DeCoste, P.A. in 2008, Mr. DeCoste worked as a Prosecutor in Miami-Dade. While at the Office of the State Attorney he was selected as a specialized Prosecutor with the Career Criminal / Robbery Unit where he handled murder cases and cases involving complex facts. A short time later, he was also selected as a specialized Prosecutor for the Traffic Homicide Investigations Unit. During his time as a Prosecutor, he handled thousands of cases with charges ranging from Misdemeanors to Murder. This allows Mr. DeCoste to get inside the mind of a prosecutor, his opponent, because he knows firsthand why cases are prosecuted, how they are prosecuted and all the strategies a prosecutor can use in search of a conviction.
Mr. DeCoste is a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and current Board Member having been elected by his peers. He is a graduate of Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and received his Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School. While in Law School he served as Associate Managing Editor of the Moot Court Board Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy and selected as an advocate for the top ranked National Trial Team.
Mr. DeCoste is wholly dedicated towards using all of his experience and knowledge to defend the rights and best interests of each and every Client.