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Criminal Trials Specialist in Brevard County

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Melbourne, FL Office

6767 North Wickham Road, Suite 400
Melbourne, FL 32940

Phone: (321) 255-6300
Fax: (321) 254-6169

Miami, FL Office

Datran One Building
9100 S. Dadeland Blvd., Suite 1500
Miami, FL 33156

Phone: (786) 497-7274
Fax: (786) 497-7711
Cell: (321) 480-7969

Ernest L. Chang

Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer

In the State of Florida, he is admitted to the Supreme Court of Florida, The United States District Court for the Middle and the Southern District of Florida, and The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. He is also admitted to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Professional development

Ernest L. Chang is an experienced Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer, having practiced exclusively in the field of Criminal Defense since his admission to the Florida Bar in 1990. Mr. Chang obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctor degree in law from Nova Southeastern University. 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.

Mr. Chang is a lifelong firearms enthusiast. He has been listed an an expert witness on firearms in a local Brevard County case and has lectured at firearm seminars for lawyers.


  • Bachelor of Arts degree University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • Juris Doctor degree Nova Southeastern Univeristy Law School, Ft. Lauderale, FL


Admitted to practice law in the State of Florida and the State of Pennsylvania.

Current Memberships

  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL)
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Current Chapter Representative- Brevard Chapter-FACDL

Past Memberships

  • Berks County Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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I have been practicing Criminal Defense for over 23 years. During that period of time, I have encountered many different types of cases and factual scenarios. Every case is unique with specific facts and details that affect each individual person. An experienced lawyer needs to have all of the facts and circumstances in order to be able to offer their legal opinions on a particular case. To that end, we offer a free consultation so that you may confidentially discuss the facts and circumstances of your case with a lawyer.

Put my many years of experience to work for you!

– Ernie Chang

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