Ernest L. Chang is an experienced Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer. Originally from Kingston, Jamaica, Mr. Chang obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida. He was subsequently admitted to practice law in the State of Florida in October of 1990. Mr. Chang has also appeared pro hac vice, in other jurisdictions, most recently in the State of Arizona.
Past experiences include prosecuting Felony trials as a Certified Legal Intern with the Miami-Dade County State Attorney's Office, Former Public Defender with the 18th Judicial Circuit and Criminal Defense with the law firm of Reinman, Harrell, Graham, Mitchell and Wattwood.
Mr Chang has extensive trial experience having handled several thousand criminal cases since 1990. He has litigated to verdict over two hundred jury trials, including several Capital 1st Degree Death Penalty murder cases.
Mr. Chang is a Life Member of the Florida Association of Criminal defense Trial Lawyers (FACDL). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of that organization as the Chapter Representative from Brevard County. He was one of the inaugural members of the Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court.
Mr. Chang has obtained acquittals in many types of cases, including manslaughter, rape, lewd and lascivious acts, bank robberies, drug trafficking, DUI Manslaughter, theft, DUI, battery, and various other crimes.
Bachelor of Arts degree University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 1990
Juris Doctor degree Nova Law School, Ft. Lauderale, FL 1990
Admitted to practice law in the State of Florida and the State of Pennsylvania.