Warren Lindsey

Lindsey & Ferry, P.A.
1150 Louisiana Avenue
Ste. 2
Winter Park, FL 32789

Warren W. Lindsey is a Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer.  He is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida and all the state courts of Florida. He has practiced law in Winter Park since 1980 after graduating from the University of Florida College of Law with honors. He represents clients in a wide range of criminal matters, including felony, misdemeanor and traffic allegations. He represents lawyers on disciplinary matters and professionals before the Department of Business and Professional Regulation.

Orlando Magazine selected Warren Lindsey as their 2016 “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Criminal Defense Non-White-Collar.  According to the Orlando Magazine April 2016 issue, lawyers being honored as “Lawyer of the Year” are selected based upon particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer-review assessments that Best Lawyers conducts with leading lawyers each week, and that “receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

Mr. Lindsey is active in leadership roles in both the state and local bar associations. He previously served on The Florida Bar Board of Governors. He has served as chair of The Florida Bar Legislation Committee (2006-2007), co-chair of the Disciplinary Review Committee (2003-2004 and 2007-2008) and on the Executive Committee (2006-2007) and was elected President of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division for 1990-1991. He is a past member of The Florida Bar Criminal Rules Committee. He was President of the Orange County Bar Association from 1996-1997 after serving two years on its Executive Council. He has achieved many leadership positions in the Orange County Bar Association including Chairman of the Criminal Law Committee, Judicial Relations Committee, Fee Arbitration Committee and President of the Orange County Bar Association Foundation.  He is a member of the Orange and Seminole County Bar Associations. He is past-President of the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

He is a former member and past President of the Seminole County Legal Aid Society; a 1996 graduate of Leadership Orlando; and a 1998 graduate of Leadership Winter Park. Mr. Lindsey has been awarded the highest rating (AV rating) for ability and ethics by Martindale-Hubbell, and has been designated a leading attorney in criminal law following a statewide survey of Florida lawyers.

Areas of Practice

Criminal Defense (State and Federal Court)

Felony, Misdemeanor and Traffic Allegations

Professional Responsibility

Federal Practice

Federal Mortgage Fraud


Litigation Percentage

90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

Criminal Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar

Bar Admissions

Florida, 1980

U.S. Federal Courts, 1981

U.S. Supreme Court, 1986

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida


University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida

Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1979

Honors: Cum Laude

Honors: With Honors

Stetson University, Deland, Florida, 1977

B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Honors: Cum Laude

Honors and Awards

Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2013 - 2017

Lawyer of the Year 2016

Florida Super Lawyers, 2009 to 2017

AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell

Best Lawyers Lawyer of the Year, 2012, 2014

AVVO Rating 10.0 Top Attorney Criminal Defense

Orlando Magazine -- 2015 Best Lawyers in the fields of Criminal Defense and White Collar Criminal Defense

Orlando Magazine -- 2016 Lawyers of the Year

Professional Associations and Memberships

The Florida Bar Past Member Board of Governors (1989-1991; 2002-2008)

The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, 1990 - 1991 Past Member (Served as President 1990-1991)

The Florida Bar Criminal Rules Committee Past Member

Orange County Bar Association, 1996 - 1997 Member (Served as President 1996-1997)

Orange County Bar Association Past Member of the Executive Council

Orange County Bar Association Past Chairman, Criminal Law Committee

Orange County Bar Association Past Member Judicial Relations Committee (Served as Chair, 1992-1994)

Orange County Bar Association Past Member, Fee Arbitration Committee

Orange County Bar Association Foundation, 1995 Past Member (Served as President 1995)

Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member (Served as President 2003-2004)

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member