Stephen G. Cobb - Florida Criminal Defense Lawyer

Stephen G. Cobb

43 Reviews

Certified Criminal Trial Law Specialist In Florida

Stephen G. Cobb, Esquire is a highly experienced criminal defense attorney who handles a wide variety of criminal cases throughout the state of Florida. Mr. Cobb was born and raised in Northwest Florida, living in cities such as Pensacola, Fort Walton Beach, Cantonment, Okaloosa Island, Shalimar and Crestview. He is dedicated to helping the people in and around the First Judicial Circuit of Florida receive the best possible results in their criminal cases.

Stephen G. Cobb received his Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Missouri in 1986, with an additional coursework in history and law at the Victoria University of Manchester (England). He then returned to Florida to receive his Juris Doctorate from Florida State University College of Law in 1989. Since 1990, he has focused solely on the practice of criminal defense within the state of Florida.

Experienced Criminal Defense Professional

By dedicating his law practice exclusively to criminal defense, Stephen G. Cobb has guided numerous clients to successful outcomes in their cases. He has litigated more than 10,000 criminal cases in Florida, ranging from DUI to first degree murder, and he won his first capital case in 1998. No charge is too minor or too severe to be handled by the law firm of Stephen G. Cobb.

Stephen G. Cobb is a life member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In 2002, the Florida Bar Association recognized him as a Certified Criminal Trial Law Specialist, which is the highest level of recognition by that association, and he was recertified in 2007.


  • Florida State University College of Law – Juris Doctorate in law, 1989.
  • Victoria University of Manchester (England) – completed his third undergraduate degree with courses in history and law, 1985 – 1986.
  • University of Missouri – B. A. History, 1986.
  • Pensacola Junior College – A. S. degrees in Computer Technology and Electronics Technology, 1982.

Professional Notes:

Attorney Stephen G. Cobb has practiced criminal defense law exclusively since 1990, and won his first Capital Case in 1998. He has litigated over 10,000 Florida criminal cases from DUI and Domestic Violence to First Degree Murder.

Mr. Cobb has also taught Evidence Law at the University of West Florida and LSAT (Legal Scholastic Aptitude Test) preparation.

Providing assistance to Florida communities:

In addition to obtaining favorable results for countless criminal clients in Florida, Mr. Cobb also taught courses in Evidence Law at the University of West Florida and preparation for the Legal Scholastic Aptitude Test (LSAT). He also has been involved in the following projects in Florida:

  • Founding Director of Brain Health Alliance (2007)
  • Founder of Florida Criminal Law Blog (2007 – present)
  • Founder of One Stop Therapy Program (2005 – present)
  • Certified as a Criminal Trial Law Specialist by the Florida Bar Association Board of Legal Specialization and Education (2002); recertified in 2007.
  • Founder, Florida Criminal Law Newsletter (2002 – present)
  • Founder and first President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Okaloosa-Walton Chapter (2002 – 2006)
  • Secretary of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Okaloosa-Walton Chapter (2006)
  • Founder, False Domestic Violence Charge Awareness Month (June of each year) (2002)
  • Founder, Producer and Host of Florida Criminal Law television show (2001 – present)
  • Who’s Who of Business and Executives USA (2000)
  • Founder, Free Ride Home (1997-2004)
  • Founder, Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm

If you are facing any type of criminal charges or have been arrested in Florida, please do not hesitate to call an experienced Florida criminal defense attorney at the Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm at (850) 423-0035 as soon as possible for help.

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“We cannot thank Mr. Cobb enough for helping our son. Our son was away at college and we had to choose an attorney long distance. I believe our choice saved our son’s life. On Mr. Cobb’s advice, we had our son tested for medical and psychological problems and through these tests were able to help him. Mr. Cobb was able to deal with the charges and get our son on an intervention program instead of jail time. He...”

A Criminal Defense Client

“I was falsely accused of a crime that if I had been convicted of I would have been looking at 15 years in prison. Even though I had passed two polygraph tests and had DNA results that proved my innocence, I was still arrested. The judge that had me arrested was not aware of the polygraph test or the DNA results that proved I was innocent. Before I was arrested we were contacted by 2 law firms seeking money. After the arrest this became a high profile case and was in every newspaper and on every radio station within a 100 mile radius...”


“Mr. Cobb is a great attorney in Fort Walton Beach, FL. His specialty is criminal defense. He is very cool, calculated, punctual, to the point, and knows what he is talking about. He focuses on his cases one at a time giving attention to detail and does not get caught up in the chaos that many layers do when they try to take on too much at once. Mr. Cobb is very matter of fact and will be the first to tell you that he is not there to make you...”


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43 Reviews

“I endorse this lawyer’s work. I practice mainly in appeals, so I get to compare the work of dozens or even hundreds of criminal trial attorneys. Mr. Cobb is among the best. What sets him apart is that he vigorously pursues a case from every angle. In a case we worked on together, he filed motions that were different from the motions that every other attorney files. I was impressed with his ability to get involved in discovery of internet materials and use them effectively to win his case. He simply fights harder than most attorneys out there, and that counts for a lot when you’ve been charged with a crime. I’d hire him for myself or a family members in a second.”

Terry R. Appeals Attorney

“I endorse this lawyer without reservation. I know Stephen Cobb personally and he will do what it takes to get the most favorable outcome possible in any criminal defense case. I’ve had opportunity to work with Stephen Cobb on several cases, and his courtroom experience is top notch. Additionally, he is able to effectively ask questions in depositions to help get all the facts in order to defend cases. He is smooth yet very tough in court and assertively represent’s his clients interests.”

Sherry J. Criminal Defense Attorney

“I have known Stephen Cobb for several years now. He is a very intelligent and experienced criminal defense attorney. I would not hesitate to refer others to him.”

Thomas L. Criminal Defense Attorney

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