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Ernest L Chang

Ernest L Chang

Criminal Defense Lawyer
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Ernest L. Chang, P.A.
Melbourne, FL

About Ernest L Chang

Attorney Biography

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.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (15%)
Marijuana Law (8%)
Federal Crimes (8%)
DUI / DWI (8%)
Drug Crimes (8%)
Juvenile Defense (8%)
Domestic Violence (8%)
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record (8%)
Firearm and Weapon Charges (8%)
White Collar Crime (7%)
Probation Violations (7%)
Sex Crimes (7%)
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Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Member in Good Standing

Pennsylvania State Bar
Member in Good Standing

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Work Experience

Ernest L. Chang, P.A.

Associate -Reinman, Harrell, et al., P.A.

Assistant Public Defender- 18th Circuit of Florida

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Nova Law School
Juris Doctor

Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center

University of Florida
Bachelor of Arts

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Specialty Certifications

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Criminal Trial Law
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education


National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Life Member
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Federal Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania

U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court - Southern District of Florida

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Ernest L Chang
Ernest L. Chang, P.A.
6767 N Wickham Rd Suite 400
Melbourne, FL 32940
Office: 321-255-6300
Fax: 321-255-1944

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Bar Membership Information

Membership with The Florida Bar -

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Nonprofit Organizations

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1988, FACDL promotes excellence in the practice of criminal law while protecting the rights of the accused. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in the State of Florida are active in this trusted organization. FACDL unites and educates attorneys in the criminal justice system in Florida.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.

NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.