Fort Myers FLORIDA

ABOUT Katheryn Elizabeth Smith Calvo

Katheryn Smith Calvo completed her undergraduate studies at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York before obtaining her Juris Doctorate from Syracuse University College of Law. In 2001, Attorney Katheryn Calvo was admitted to the Florida Bar. Attorney Katheryn Calvo is an expert in criminal trial and has used that expertise to represent many clients in criminal as well as family court. She is a respected litigator that is known for her reasonable yet logical approach to attaining client goals.

Board-Certified in Criminal Trial Law

Board Certification in the state of Florida is an acknowledgment of the highest level of competence in terms of experience and training. Attorney Katheryn Smith Calvo achieved this status in 2010 and successfully recertified in 2015. Attorney Katheryn Calvo is the only female attorney in Lee County that is board certified in criminal trial. Her expertise in complex criminal litigation is a true asset to Calvo & Calvo and all the clients that she has represented throughout the years.

Previous Experience

Attorney Katheryn Calvo’s legal start came at the Office of the Public Defender in 2001 until April of 2010. As an Assistant Public Defender, she handled hundreds of cases involving juvenile, misdemeanor, and felony charges. She served as a special assistant Public defender in a unit with the office that focused on cases dealing with sex crimes allegedly committed on children. Mrs. Calvo’s work became public in Stave V. Schack, a case focused on a Second Degree Murder charge that was aired on TruTV’s IN SESSION.

Since 2010, Attorney Katheryn Calvo has not only handled complex criminal cases, but also family law cases. She has gained a name for herself in representing the interests of individuals involved in high net worth divorces. She has had over 50 family law trials and countless extended complex motions. Attorney Katheryn Calvo also appealed a case to the Second district court of appeals in Lakeland, Florida. That case was published as well as her legally sound arguments. The combination of experience, board certification, and her attention to detail makes Attorney Katheryn Calvo a formidable opponent and advocate in the courtroom whether it be family or criminal.

Professional Memberships

Katheryn has been heavily involved in a number of associations within the legal community. The following are included:

• The Florida Bar, Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee 2006-2012

• The Florida Bar, Grievance Committee A Member 2012-2014

• The Florida Bar, Grievance Committee A Chair 2014-2016

• The Lee County legal aid society, board member 2012-2014

• The Lee County legal aid society, President 2014-2017

In addition to all of this, she serves the legal community as an Adjunct Professor at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2002-03, is an active member of the Lee County Bar Association, and the Family Law Section of the Florida State Bar.

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Areas of LAW

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family

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