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John Patrick Musca
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John Patrick Musca

Aggressive Criminal Defense; 150 Combined Yrs Experience

Mr. Musca is a passionate, aggressive and nationally-renowned criminal defense attorney who represents clients on all criminal defense matters in the State of Florida. He completed his undergraduate studies at Boston... Read More »
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Brian Max Monk
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Brian Max Monk
Highlands County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(866) 494-2312 329 South Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Florida
Attorney Brian Monk has lived in the Central Florida area nearly his entire life. In 2000, he graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Business Management and a B.A. in Political Science. Thereafter, Brian earned a Law degree, a Master’s of Education degree and Specialist degree in counseling from the University of Florida. While in law school, Brian earned a Certificate in Family Law and was named a Fellow of the UF Law Center on Children and Families. Following law school, Brian worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Ocala, Florida, prosecuting felony and misdemeanor cases...
Elton J 'Buddy' Gissendanner III
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Elton J "Buddy" Gissendanner III
Highlands County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 27 years of experience
(863) 385-7555 605 S. Pine Street
Sebring, FL 33870
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Stetson University College of Law
I have over 21 years of criminal trial experience both as a private criminal defense attorney and a former Assistant State Attorney and Assistant Attorney General.
William B. Fletcher
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William B. Fletcher
Highlands County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 45 years of experience
(863) 385-1565 559 S Commerce Ave
Sebring, FL 33870
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Florida State University College of Law
Bill was raised in the Lakeland Highland in Polk County, Florid. He attended Summerlin Institute, now known as Bartow High school.
He attended Polk Community College, now known as Polk State College in Winter Haven, Florida where he graduated with honors and was selected for Who’s in American Junior College. Bill then attended Florida State University, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1968. He went on to attend the Florida State University of Law, graduating with honors in 1973.
He worked for the Attorney General’s Office during Law School, handling criminal appeals for the State of Florida. During his Law...
Peter J. Brewer
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Peter J. Brewer
Highlands County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(863) 385-1565 559 S Commerce Ave
Sebring, FL 33870
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Tulane University School of Law
Pete was raised in Hardee County and graduated from Hardee Senior High School in 2003. He then went on to get his bachelor's degree in International Affairs from Florida State University with a focus on Middle Eastern Studies. He received his law degree with honors from Tulane University Law School in New Orleans in 2010 and was a Notes and Comments Editor for the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law. After law school, Pete worked as a prosecutor mostly in Hardee and Highlands Counties, and briefly in Polk County in the Economic Crimes Division.
He joined the firm in 2016...
Daniel K Payne
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Daniel K Payne
Highlands County, FL Criminal Law Attorney
(844) 465-7529 518 North Ridgewood Drive #1231
P.O. Box 1231
Sebring, FL 33870
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Daniel is native Floridian, a United States Navy Veteran and a retired Highlands County Deputy Sheriff. Daniel served as a Police Officer for City of Sebring and before that was a Police Officer for Town of Arcadia.

Daniel has worked as a consultant and legal advisor for a local construction firm, and has provided legal services to several local businesses. Daniel has also served as an active member the City of Sebring Planning and Zoning board.

Daniel retired from the Sheriff’s Office, and graduated from Western Michigan University’s Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Daniel is licensed to practice in all Florida...
Rhonda Whittaker
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Rhonda Whittaker
Highlands County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 20 years of experience
(863) 402-6724 510 Fernleaf Ave
Sebring, FL 33870
Criminal and Juvenile
Roberto Pablo Celaya
Highlands County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years of experience
(863) 402-6549 411 S Eucalyptus St
Sebring, FL 33870
Criminal, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Stetson University College of Law
Steve D Kackley
Highlands County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 45 years of experience
(863) 385-5144 357 S Orange St
Sebring, FL 33870
Criminal and DUI
Stetson University College of Law
Darren Richard Young
Highlands County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 33 years of experience
(850) 849-7047 2110 Pasco Dr
Sebring, FL 33870
Criminal and Business
Stetson University College of Law
Nicholas Gerald Schommer
Highlands County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 44 years of experience
(863) 385-5139 329 S Commerce Ave
Sebring, FL 33870
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Frank Clay Oberhausen
Highlands County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 48 years of experience
(863) 382-3127 241 S Commerce Ave
Sebring, FL 33870
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Tonmiel Rodriguez
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Tonmiel Rodriguez
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 10 years of experience
(863) 774-4556 160 E SUMMERLIN ST
STE 207
BARTOW, FL 33830
Free ConsultationCriminal
Stetson University College of Law
Tonmiel Rodriguez is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer, a distinction few Florida attorneys achieve. He is an experienced litigator, having tried over 56 criminal trials, conducted hundreds of depositions, and litigated numerous motion and evidentiary hearings. Tonmiel was inducted into the National Trial Lawyers list of "Top 40 under 40" Florida Criminal Trial Lawyers. He has been published three times in The Defender, a publication of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL). In 2015, Attorney Tonmiel Rodriguez was awarded the FACDL's James T. Miller Scholar Award.

In 2005, Attorney Tonmiel Rodriguez received his Political Science Degree, with Honors,...
Darla K. Snead
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Darla K. Snead
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 24 years of experience
(863) 619-5291 609 MidFlorida Dr., Ste. 2
Lakeland, FL 33813
Offers Video Conferencing Video ConfCriminal, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Experienced & Effective representation for your legal matter. Call now for an office, telephone or video-conference consultation. Attorney Snead has over 23 years experience as a Civil and Criminal trial attorney. Whether you need an attorney for a divorce, child custody, or an auto accident/personal injury case, you can rest assured knowing that you have Attorney Snead by your side. Whether you need aggressive representation in Court or an attorney with great attention to detail, Ms. Snead will guide you each step of the way. Attorney Snead is a former prosecutor and also a former insurance defense attorney....
P Diane Buerger
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P Diane Buerger
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 35 years of experience
(863) 268-8285 55 Fifth Street, N.W.
Winter Haven, FL 33881
Free ConsultationCriminal, Appeals, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Stetson University College of Law
Diane Buerger has over 30 years experience as a Florida Criminal Defense lawyer – with cases ranging from felonies to misdemeanor and traffic cases. Her practice includes representation on both the trial and appellate levels. She handles cases from high-profile to first-time offenders. Her primary practice is criminal law -- in both trial and appellate courts. She's successfully argued before the Florida Supreme Court -- and District Courts of Appeal. She's a Past President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -- and also the Polk County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
Stacey Hendrix McNelis
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Stacey Hendrix McNelis
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years of experience
(863) 537-7370 158 E. Summerlin Street
Bartow, FL 33830
Free ConsultationCriminal and Family
Stetson University and Florida State University College of Law
Stacey Hendrix McNelis - Experienced Legal Support From A Polk County Native

Stacey H. McNelis is dedicated to the practice of law and helping those in need. She focuses primarily in Criminal, Dependency and Family Law, and Social Security in Polk, Hardee and Highlands counties. She is an experienced trial attorney, having handled numerous cases in the county court as well as at the circuit court level. Over the course of her career, she has argued hundreds of motions and has tried over 30 jury trials.

Prior to founding McNelis Law, Ms. McNelis joined Colón & McNelis, P.A., in 2005 and practiced...
Deborah Annette Carroll
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Deborah Annette Carroll
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years of experience
(863) 937-9100 2920 Winter Lake Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Stetson University College of Law
Deborah Carroll grew up in central Florida, raised her family in central Florida and committed her practice to her hometown area. She graduated in 1999 from University of South Florida with a B.A. in Business Management. In 2002, Ms. Carroll graduated from Stetson University with her MBA and Stetson University College of Law with her JD.

Following law school, Ms. Carroll worked as an Assistant Public Defender with the 10th Judicial Circuit in Bartow, Florida, with both felony and misdemeanor cases. In 2005, Ms. Carroll went into private practice with a well known law firm in Lakeland, FL...
David Ralph Carmichael
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David Ralph Carmichael
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years of experience
(863) 533-7117 BARTOW, FL 33831
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
St. Thomas University School of Law
WORK EXPERIENCE Board Certified as a Criminal Trial Specialist by the Florida bar (1999-Present) BOSWELL & DUNLAP, LLP Bartow FL. Partner, Litigation Specialist, 2004 - Present OFFICE OF THE STATE ATTORNEY, TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, Tallahassee, FL Assistant State Attorney, Special Prosecution Director. EDUCATION COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT Board of Directors Bartow Women’s Care Center, (2009 to Present) Board of Directors, Chairman, Heartland for Children. (2010 to Present) Tenth Judicial Circuit Professionalism Committee (2005-Present) Bartow Chamber of Commerce, Board of...
Rafael Echemendia
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Rafael Echemendia
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 23 years of experience
(863) 669-1505 5473 U.S. 98 South
Lakeland, FL 33812
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Divorce and Personal Injury
Ohio State University - Columbus and University of Florida
Rafael was born and raised in Polk County, Florida, and graduated from Auburndale High School in 1984. Rafael received his B.A. degree from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University College of Law in 1997. He was admitted to the Florida Bar in April of 1998, and initially served as an Assistant Public Defender, handling a variety of cases. After just a few months as a misdemeanor attorney, Rafael was quickly promoted to Felony, where he was responsible for cases ranging from drug possession to murder. Rafael soon established...
Matthew Edwards Kaylor
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Matthew Edwards Kaylor
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(888) 478-7223 3001 Bartow Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803
Free ConsultationCriminal, Cannabis Law, DUI and White Collar Crime
Quinnipiac University School of Law
I was born and raised in Polk County. I was a prosecutor in Bartow for three years before I went into private practice. I have tried over 75 jury trials. I am a married father of three and I live in Winter Haven. I also serve on the Lake Region Lakes Management District.
Joshua W Westcott
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Joshua W Westcott
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 13 years of experience
(863) 660-2223 206 Easton Drive
Lakeland, FL 33803
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Barry University
As a practicing attorney in Polk County, Florida, for over ten years, I'm proud to offer my clients advice and representation in the areas of family law, criminal defense, and elder law. My vision is to bring a personal feel and approach to each of my client's legal concerns. It is my goal to give each client effective advice and craft personal solutions for difficult legal matters. I'm privileged to be part of the Polk County community, and proud to know that when the good people of this community need my guidance and experience, I'll be here for them.
Jill Cabai
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Jill Cabai
LaBelle, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 13 years of experience
P.O. Box 2096
LaBelle, FL 33937
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Florida State University College of Law
Jill E. Cabai, a former prosecutor now practicing criminal defense and family law, graduated Cum Laude from the University of Central Florida in Orlando Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a minor in Environmental Studies. She earned her Juris Doctorate from the Florida State College of Law. She graduated from law school with a Certificate in Land Use and a Certificate in Environmental Law. She was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2007. Ms. Cabai has been practicing criminal law for the past twelve years. Ms. Cabai is a seasoned and talented trial attorney...
William J Lobb
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William J Lobb
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years of experience
(863) 534-8522 295 W Summerlin St
Bartow, FL 33830
Free ConsultationCriminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Stetson University College of Law
I am a trial attorney with more than nineteen years of courtroom experience helping individuals, couples, and families in Polk and Hardee Counties. I hold a Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability. Due to the nature of my practice, I appear before the judges in the Family Law division practically every day of the week. Through my years of trial work I have grown to recognize which cases may ultimately have to be tried and which cases may be resolved without going to court. By focusing on solutions to my client’s problems rather than...
Gil Colon
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Gil Colon
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 31 years of experience
(863) 534-3777 325 East Davidson Street
Bartow, FL 33830
Free ConsultationCriminal
Having practiced both as a prosecutor and an assistant public defender, i was able to represent many clients in a short period of time. i was able to go to trial on a regular basis and acquire the skills that I needed to successfully represent clients throughout my 25 year career. I have tried serious cases both at the state and federal level, including, murder, trafficking and sex crimes to mention just a few. I have the trial experience that will facilitate a fair resolution of your case short of trial or if necessary,aggressively represent you and your rights...
Ricardo Alvarez
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Ricardo Alvarez
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 15 years of experience
(863) 709-0808 5015 South Florida Avenue
Suite 403
Lakeland, FL 33813
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Insurance Claims and Traffic Tickets
University of Florida
Mr Matthew Kaylor
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Mr Matthew Kaylor
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney
(888) 478-7223 3001 Bartow Rd
Lakeland, FL 33803
Free ConsultationCriminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Quinnipiac University School of Law and Florida State University College of Law
Matthew Kaylor was born and raised in Polk County, Florida and graduated from Winter Haven High School. He received his undergraduate degree from Florida State University and his law degree from Quinnipiac University in Connecticut. Matthew worked for 3 years at the State Attorney's Office in Bartow as a prosecutor. He has been in private practice with his brother David for the past 7 years. He has tried over 70 jury trials and helped falsely accused people be acguitted of crimes ranging from DUI to petit theft to first degree murder. Matthew is a trial...
Walter C. Thomas Jr.
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Walter C. Thomas Jr.
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 14 years of experience
(863) 940-4855 4927 Southfork Drive
Lakeland, FL 33813
Free ConsultationCriminal, Business, Divorce and Family
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
John Brian Flynn
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John Brian Flynn
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years of experience
(863) 533-6707 345 W Davidson St.
Bartow, FL 33830
Criminal, DUI, Domestic Violence and Traffic Tickets
Loyola University New Orleans
Lee Adam Cohen
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Lee Adam Cohen
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 25 years of experience
(863) 646-7636 5430 Strickland Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33812
Criminal, Appeals, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Stetson University College of Law
Melissa Wilson
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Melissa Wilson
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(863) 644-5566 620 W Polk Street, Building A
Bartow, FL 33830
Criminal, Divorce and Family
As the founder of the legal practice Advocate Law Firm, P.A., Lakeland attorney Melissa A. Wilson devotes her practice to cases of family law, criminal defense and personal injury. She has been working in the legal field since 1998, and she is admitted to practice in both Connecticut and Florida courts. Attorney Wilson is a graduate of the University of Central Florida and Quinnipiac University School of Law. Contact her firm for a free case review.
Lynn Willyerd Rhodes
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Lynn Willyerd Rhodes
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 21 years of experience
(863) 533-4594 195 E Stanford St
Bartow, FL 33830
Criminal, Animal, DUI and Family
St. Thomas University School of Law
Autumn B. Matthews
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Autumn B. Matthews
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(863) 533-4400 580 E. Main St.
Bartow, FL 33830
Criminal and Health Care
Ricardo Santander
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Ricardo Santander
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 20 years of experience
(863) 937-9175 206 Easton Drive
Lakeland, FL 33803
Criminal, Business, DUI and Divorce
University of Miami School of Law
James Michael Beesting
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James Michael Beesting
DeSoto County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 40 years of experience
(863) 993-2442 PO Box 1383
Arcadia, FL 34265
Criminal
University of Florida
Guy Alan Flowers
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Guy Alan Flowers
DeSoto County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 18 years of experience
(863) 993-4881 115 East Oak Street
Third Floor
Arcadia, FL 34266
Criminal
Stetson University College of Law
Adam D. Patton
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Adam D. Patton
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney
(863) 225-3550 5428 Strickland Ave
Lakeland, FL 33812
Criminal
Nicholas C Mohr
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Nicholas C Mohr
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(863) 533-4433 295 W. Summerlin St.
Bartow, FL 33830
Criminal, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Suffolk University Law School
Robert L Valentine
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 46 years of experience
(863) 665-4191 2000 E Edgewood Dr
Lakeland, FL 33803
Criminal and DUI
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Robert Earl Pyle
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 14 years of experience
260 W Interlachen St
Lake Alfred, FL 33850
Criminal, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
Philip Averbuck
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 25 years of experience
(863) 533-9000 113 E Main St
Bartow, FL 33830
Criminal, Appeals and Family
Suffolk University Law School
William James Lobb
Polk County, FL Criminal Law Attorney with 26 years of experience
(863) 534-8522 295 W Summerlin St
Bartow, FL 33830
Criminal, DUI, Divorce and Family
Stetson University College of Law
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