Who is Arthur M. Miksis?

Education and Licensing Background:  I attended an international preparatory school, Peddie, for my high school education.  During those years, I studied at Oxford University in England one summer.  My Bachelor of Science degree in Communications was earned at Boston University and my Juris Doctor degree earned at Florida Coastal School of Law.  I am licensed to practice law in Florida, New York, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Middle District of Florida (Federal Court).  I began practicing law in 2010.

Personal Background:  I was born in the Frank Sinatra Wing of Atlantic City Medical Center in Atlantic City, N.J.  I play the guitar and perform improv comedy acting for hobbies.  My interests include American history.  At one point, I worked in the U.S. Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.  All on separate occasions, I shook hands with a sitting U.S. President, two sitting U.S. Senators, and one sitting U.S. Congresswoman.  (All photographs are available upon request.)  I have also been inside the Oval Office of the White House and on the floors of both the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.

Why Should I Hire You?

First, I have practiced law since 2010.  During that time span, I worked with all types of clients to solve a multitude of legal issues.  From young clients to old clients, from clients with no criminal history to clients with an extensive criminal record, from big to small I have seen it all.  Felonies, misdemeanors, traffic citations, restraining orders, and the list goes on.  If you have a criminal case, then I have handled something like it in the past.  My breadth of experience provides you with the comfort and reassurance that a professional is actively addressing the matter for you and all that can be done is being done to solve the situation.  Miksis to Fix This.

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

“Arthur Miksis spent a great deal of time explaining complex legal procedures to me and how he uses them to get the best results for his clients. If you are ever in a jam, I highly recommend him!”

Sherry Carannante

“Art is a great attorney. Art listens to his clients and get results. He has a keen ability to find creative solutions to his client’s problems in an effective and efficient manner.”

Gordon Oldham • Attorney

“Knowledgeable, professional, has a personality and will come to the table with a strategy that is built to win!! Highly recommend Arthur Miksis.”

Willard Home Team • Real Estate Agency

Experienced Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Attorney

An arrest is serious business.  It can affect your life for days, months, and even years.  Furthermore, it may impact those around you such as a spouse, child, or employer.  I help clients regain control of their lives and exercise their constitutional rights to the fullest extent possible in courts of law.  To create a good defense strategy, you should begin immediately because the State Attorney’s Office is already working on their side of the case.  Who is working on yours?

Concerning personal injury cases, I deal with a wide spectrum of fact patterns.  When someone first visits my office, they are often still in pain and surrounded by chaos.  Their vehicle is destroyed, so how will they get around?  Maybe their automobile insurance policy provides a rental vehicle, but maybe not.  What about finding the proper medical treatment and doctors?  Who specializes in that type of injury?  Will health insurance cover any of the costs?  I know the answers to these questions.  I provide you with the guidance needed during this period of uncertainty.  They call me a “legal counselor” for a reason.

Licenses to Practice Law

» Florida Bar, 2010

» New York Bar, 2010

» District of Columbia Bar, 2011

» U.S. Middle District Court of Florida, 2013

Memberships in Legal Associations

» St. Petersburg Bar Association

» Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL)

» Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL)

» Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section

» City of St. Petersburg, Consolidated Plan Review Committee — Mayoral Appointment


» Florida Coastal School of Law,
Juris Doctor, 2009

» Boston University,
Bachelor of Science, 2006

» Peddie,
Boarding School, 2002

» University of Oxford, England,
Advanced Studies Program, 2001