D.D. Archer is a passionate family and criminal law attorney based in Clermont, Tavares, and Bushnell, Florida. From divorce and child custody cases to the defense of state and federal crimes, Mr. Archer puts his more than ten years of experience to use providing superior and affordable legal service at his firm, Archer Law. In 2016, he was recognized as one of the Best DWI Attorneys in Florida.
After serving nearly a decade in the U.S. Air Force as a munitions systems specialist and a training manager, Mr. Archer went through a stressful divorce. It was this experience that led him to pursue a degree in law. He recalls:
When things didn’t work out with my first wife, I decided that I would go to law school to help out other families experiencing similar difficulties. I was discharged from the military in 2000, completed my Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Business Administration, and earned my Juris Doctor from Barry University School of Law all in five years. I opened up my current practice in 2006 and have been serving clients in their family and criminal law cases ever since.
Today, Mr. Archer custom tailors creative solutions for his clients' legal issues, which include divorce, complex criminal charges, and more. As someone who has gone through a divorce himself and as the father of seven, Mr. Archer is particularly dedicated to the rights of children and the impact that litigation can have on them. Additionally, he is a true advocate for the criminally accused and believes strongly in due process and a fair trial.
Understanding the financial impact that litigation can have on families and individuals, Mr. Archer is committed to providing cost-effective legal services to his clients by offering case-by-case payment plans. Unfortunately, he has noticed that many attorneys, especially in the realm of family law, do not have these same priorities. He noted:
In recent years, there have been so many people popping up who want to practice family law, leading to a lot of unscrupulous attorneys who aren’t very good at their job. It’s incredible how many cases I have taken on where a client’s previous attorney was just billing them for as much as they could and destroying families in the process. It really infuriates me and makes me that much more passionate about finding affordable solutions for those who come to me for help.
Looking to the future, Mr. Archer is excited about his firm's continued growth and plans to expand out to two more locations. With three daughters as paralegals and his wife, Danielle, as his office manager, he is a true family man who wants to help other families out in any way he can.
Best DWI Attorneys in Florida (2016) • Pro Bono Contributor Honorary Mention – Mid Florida Legal Services • Air Force Achievement Medal - U.S. Air Force
Barry University School of Law (J.D., 2005) • University of Central Oklahoma (B.B.A., 2002) • McMurry University (B.S., Multidisciplinary Studies, 2001) • Community College of the Air Force (A.A.S., Munitions System Technology, 1998)
The Florida Bar, Family Law Section; Criminal Law Section • Federal Bar Association • Orange County Bar Association • Choctaw Nation Bar Association • National College of DUI Defense • National Association of Music Merchandisers • Scottish Rite • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers • York Rite • Free and Accepted Masons • American Inns of Court • National Eagle Scout Association