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Kessler Law Firm Podcast

Florida defense attorney talks about defending the rights of Treasure Coast residents (and other Floridians), answers various DUI and criminal law questions and talks (sometimes with colleagues) about winning so-called "cases that can't be won".

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Docket Call
Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Kessler talks about Docket Calls - what they are, how they work and how they've evolved over time.Find the rest of the Kessler Law Firm podcasts: https://kesslerlawfirmpodcast.buzzsprout.com/The Kessler Law Firm on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@FloridaDUIAttorney1The Kessler Law Firm website: https://www.kesslerlawfirm.com 
05:30 12/19/23
Lone Wolves Highway
Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Kessler talks about a case in Colorado involving wolves, and an episode of "The West Wing" that might hint at how this case will turn out.Find the rest of the Kessler Law Firm podcasts: https://kesslerlawfirmpodcast.buzzsprout.com/The Kessler Law Firm on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@FloridaDUIAttorney1The Kessler Law Firm website: https://www.kesslerlawfirm.com
03:08 12/15/23
Independence Day
Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Kessler, along with Katie, Ken and Amanda from his office staff, celebrate the Fourth of July by reading the Declaration Of Independence!
09:59 7/4/23
Is Fort Pierce Ready For The Trump Trial?
Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Kessler talked to St. Lucie County Commissioner Chris Dzadovsky about the former President's upcoming trial in the Federal Courthouse in Fort Pierce, and how it may affect the city (and if the city is ready for it)!
14:17 6/28/23
Trump Indictment
Criminal defense lawyer Michael Kessler kicks off a new season of the Kessler Law Firm podcast by digging into the Trump Indictment. This is not political commentary, or even legal analysis. Mr. Kessler simply felt that there's a lot of conversation about this case, while most have not even read the document. So he reads every count, every paragraph and every page!
76:02 6/26/23
Jack Laurence from One Minute Remaining On Prison Sentences
Attorney Michael Kessler shares an appearance he recently made on Jack Laurence's podcast One Minute Remaining.  On this episode, they talk about one of Attorney Kessler's former clients, who is serving a one hundred year sentence! They talk about how and why that happened, and what, if anything, can be done to reduce it (after the inmate has already served over twenty years of it)!
20:21 12/19/22
Jerry Lyons On Referrals That Send Him Traveling
Attorney Michael Kessler talks to Investigator Jerry Lyons about referrals and how they work, and the recent cases that have sent them both traveling!
11:03 12/12/22
Kessler Law Firm Podcast - The 4th Amendment, Search Warrants and Mar-a-Lago
Attorney Michael Kessler talks about the Fourth Amendment, Search Warrants and the FBI's recent visit to President Trump's residence at Mar-a-Lago. 
06:58 8/10/22
Kessler Law Firm Podcast - Detective Jerry Lyons on the Casey Anthony case
Attorney Michael Kessler talks to former NYC detective Jerry Lyons, who worked for the defense in the Casey Anthony case. Mr. Lyons shares some of the information he uncovered that convinced him that she was innocent.
17:35 6/27/22
Kessler Law Firm Podcast - Detective Jerry Lyons on Uvalde Police Response
Attorney Michael Kessler talked to retired NYC Detective Jerry Lyons about the police response to the horrific mass-shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. They also talked about Lyons' experiences as a detective in New York, and the importance of good cops speaking out about bad cops.
12:56 6/20/22
Kessler Law Firm Podcast - SCOTUS Leak and Who Is To Blame
 Attorney Michael Kessler talks about the recent draft opinion from the Supreme Court that was leaked and how the Supreme Court works. He also talks about where the blame lies in the potential overturning of Roe v Wade, and what could happen next if this draft opinion becomes the Supreme Court's official ruling. 
09:09 5/11/22
Kessler Law Firm Podcast - Winning Another Unwinnable DUI Case with Cliff Barnes
Attorney Michael Kessler talks to his good friend, attorney Cliff Barnes, about winning another DUI case that appeared unwinnable.  Cliff talks about helping his client keep her driver's license, his use of the videos from police body cams and the role chicken wings played - all to get a good outcome for his client!
08:01 4/3/22
Kessler Law Firm Podcast - Decision Making
Defense attorney Michael Kessler talks about the different things that go into helping his clients make the best decision they can about settling or going to trial.
10:08 1/31/22
Kessler Law Firm Podcast - Winning An Unwinnable DUI Case
Defense Attorney Michael Kessler talks to his friend, Defense Attorney Cliff Barnes, about his recent trial and how he won an "Unwinnable" DUI case!
14:27 1/24/22
Merry Christmas from the Kessler Law Firm
 Defense Attorney Michael Kessler takes a break for the holidays to share one of his favorite poems, Clement Moore's "A Visit From St. Nicholas".
03:46 12/21/21
How I Won The DUI Double Manslaughter Trial
Defense Attorney Michael Kessler talks about his recent win in a DUI Double Manslaughter trial, including detailing the events of the incident, the prosecution's case and what he did about it to win it!
29:11 11/11/21
Kessler Law Firm Podcast - Answering Questions About Brian Laundrie
Attorney Michael Kessler talks about Brian Laundrie and answers many of the most-asked questions (Why didn't the police arrest him? Why didn't they keep track of him so they knew when he left and where he went?).
06:59 10/20/21
Kessler Law Firm Podcast - Murder In Florida
Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Kessler talks about Murder In Florida, specifically how the state defines murder. He also talks about a recent local case to illustrate how case of road rage fits Florida's description of murder in the second degree.
07:49 10/10/21
Kessler Law Firm Podcast - Pro Hac Vice In PA
Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Kessler talked to Criminal Defense Attorney Beth Tibbott about the murder case they worked on together several years ago in Pennsylvania.
16:05 8/23/21
Kessler Law Firm Podcast - At The Movies
Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Kessler talks with legal assistant Joe Mancini about some of their favorite TV and movie lawyers and what they learned from them!
21:32 8/10/21
Kessler Law Firm Podcast - Guardianships and Conservatorships
Associate Attorney Wendy Diaz talks about the differences between Guardianships and Conservatorships in the State of Florida (using Britney Spears' and Carole Baskin's cases as examples).
06:27 8/3/21
Kessler Law Firm Podcast - Joe Mancini on TV vs Real Life
Joe Mancini, paralegal and legal assistant for the Kessler Law firm, talks about the differences between trials and the legal process on television versus trials and the legal process in reality.
08:49 7/26/21
Kessler Law Firm Podcast - Cases I Lost (Temporarily)
Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Kessler talks about cases he initially lost, and why the appeals process is so important.
08:18 6/28/21
Kessler Law Firm Podcast - Remembering F. Lee Bailey
Criminal defense attorney Michael Kessler reflects on the passing of F. Lee Bailey, who was an inspiration to him (as well as a teacher, and so much more).
08:08 6/7/21
Kessler Law Firm Podcast - On Being A County Court Judge (with Cliff Barnes)
Attorney Michael Kessler talked to his friend and fellow defense attorney Cliff Barnes about his experience as a County Court Judge in Florida.
11:21 5/10/21
Kessler Law Firm Podcast - You Can't Count On Prosecutors To Do The Right Thing
Attorney Michael Kessler talks about prosecutors, and why you can't always count on them to do the right thing.
09:53 5/3/21
Kessler Law Firm Podcast - Jury Trials in the COVID Age
Attorney Michael Kessler gives an update on jury selection and jury trials while Florida courthouses continue to deal with COVID.
04:53 4/26/21
Kessler Law Firm Podcast - Trials of the Century
While awaiting the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, attorney Michael Kessler talked about some of the cases that have been dubbed "trials of the century".
04:39 4/21/21
Kessler Law Firm Podcast - Self Defense
In this episode of the Kessler Law Firm podcast, criminal defense attorneys Michael Kessler and Cliff Barnes talk about self defense, and how it can be used successfully, and not so successfully, in trials.
23:23 4/13/21
Kessler Law Firm Podcast - I've Been Everwhere, Man
Criminal defense attorney Michael Kessler says, "People ask me, 'Do you limit your practice to the courthouses in your neighborhood? Do you stay in Fort Pierce or do you go all over?'” I have briefcase, will travel. I love taking my show on the road.
10:32 4/5/21