Summerfield, Florida Juvenile Law Lawyers

John Patrick Musca
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Aggressive Juvenile Defense; 150 Combined Years 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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Dale E Workman
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The Villages, FL Juvenile Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(352) 606-0195 17503 SE 82nd Pecan Terrace
The Villages, FL 32162
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Collections, Consumer and Criminal
Stetson University College of Law
Dale E. Workman earned his Juris Doctor (JD) degree in 1997 from Stetson University College of Law, which has consistently and repeatedly been recognized as the best law school in the nation for producing superior trial attorneys.

Prior to that, he earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Political Science in 1993 from the University of South Florida. While there, he served as Articles Editor and Feature Writer for the school’s Undergraduate Law Review, for which he wrote “Casualty of War,” an in-depth analysis of the erosion of the right to privacy that has inevitably resulted from the nation’s War...
Jason M. Melton Esq.
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(352) 369-5334 118 SW Fort King St
Ocala, FL 34451
Free ConsultationOcala, FL Juvenile Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
Juvenile, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
The Catholic University of America
Attorney Jason M. Melton, is a founding partner of Whittel & Melton, LLC, a full service law firm. We are dedicated to providing our clients with personalized, high-quality representation. We handle Auto Accidents, Slip and Fall, Injury, Nursing Home Abuse, Wrongful Death, Employment, Unpaid Overtime, DUI, Criminal, Brain Injury, Divorce and all Family law issues and other related legal matters throughout the state of Florida.
Gina M. Girardot Esq.
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Ocala, FL Juvenile Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(352) 369-5334 118 SW Fort King St
Ocala, FL 34451
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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(352) 369-5334 118 SW Fort King St
Ocala, FL 34451
Free ConsultationOcala, FL Juvenile Law Lawyer
Juvenile, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
University of Cambridge and University of Florida Levin College of Law
An experienced trial attorney, Robert Whittel provides his clients with strong, disciplined, results-oriented representation. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy. Robert graduated from both law school and the United States Merchant Marine Academy with honors, and served on the esteemed Florida Law Review. Before co-founding Whittel & Melton, a full-service law firm, Robert gained valuable experience in the court room both serving as a former prosecutor and representing large corporations in complex litigation and transactional matters. Robert is devoted to fighting for his clients’ rights. He handles all types of criminal...
Henry George Ferro
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Ocala, FL Juvenile Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(352) 369-8888 Ocala, FL 34475
Juvenile, Criminal, DUI and Family
University of Dayton School of Law
I have been practicing law for more than 35 years, including a five year stint as a circuit judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida.
As an experienced litigator, in both state and federal court, I have aggressively represented clients at all levels of trial courts from criminal traffic matters to first degree murder charges. In the civil courts, I have represented clients in a range of cases involving contracts, business litigation, family matters, personal injury case, professional negligence matters (Medical Malpractice), defamation and cases involving fraud.
I have also had the pleasure of being the City Attorney for the...
Leesburg, FL Juvenile Law Attorney
(352) 787-7799 127 N 7th St
Leesburg, FL 34748
Juvenile, Consumer, Divorce and Family
Kevin J. Pitts Esq.
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Sanford, FL Juvenile Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(407) 268-3688 4195 N 17-92
Sanford, FL 32773
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, DUI and Family
Florida State University College of Law
As a former Assistant State Attorney in Daytona Beach I handled over 5,000 cases. Working as a prosecuting attorney gave me a great deal of experience in DUI, theft, domestic violence, battery, assault, driving while license suspended, juvenile crimes, drug charges, misdemeanors, motions to suppress, motions in limine, traffic tickets and trial advocacy. I was exposed to numerous criminal defense strategies. This experience taught me what works and what issues The State Attorney's office faces when trying to prove their case. As a former member of the Big 12 championship Nebraska Cornhusker football team I have the mental and physical...
John Patrick Musca
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(352) 397-9915 19 SW 2nd St
#201
Gainesville, FL 32601
Free ConsultationGainesville, FL Juvenile Law Attorney with 20 years experience
Juvenile, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
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 College, and graduated cum laude in 1994. He then went on to earn his law degree from Case Western University School of Law in 1997.

Mr. Musca began his career representing the indigent as an Assistant Public Defender. Then, in 2001, he began his own practice, Musca Law, P.A, a firm which focuses exclusively in the area of criminal defense. He also speaks fluent Spanish.

Mr. Musca...
Robert Siddall
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Gainesville, FL Juvenile Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(352) 397-9915 19 SW 2nd St
#201
Gainesville, FL 32601
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal and DUI
University of Arkansas - Little Rock
Attorney Siddall has dedicated his entire career to the practice of Criminal Law. He started with the State Attorney’s office where he handled thousands of criminal cases and was lead counsel in dozens of trials with an excellent success rate.

Before joining the Musca Law Firm, Robert defended clients with a huge range of charges, from DUI and drug crimes, all the way up to Capital and Life Felony cases. Even before graduating law school, Robert was preparing for Criminal Law, interning for two federal judges, the Arkansas Attorney General’s office, and the US Attorney’s office.

Attorney Siddall graduated...
David Lee Jancha
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DeLand, FL Juvenile Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(407) 495-8021 120 East Rich Avenue
DeLand, FL 32724
Juvenile, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
St. Thomas University School of Law
David Jancha received his JD from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, FL. While in law school, he worked as an intern at the State Attorney's Office, which provided him valuable exposure to the criminal trial process. After gaining admission to the FL Bar, he served as an Assistant Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit, where he defended more than 1,000 clients in both felony and misdemeanor cases. His experience working with both the 7th circuit state attorney's office and the 9th circuit public defender's office provided him with a vast understanding of the criminal justice system...
Brian P Byrd
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Longwood, FL Juvenile Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(407) 516-6984 1220 Commerce Park Drive
Suite #207
Longwood, FL 32779
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, DUI and Family
Florida State University College of Law
Brian P. Byrd Brian has worked in two of the State Attorney's Offices in the State of Florida: first as a Certified Legal Intern in Tallahassee, Florida from 2011-2012, and second, as an Assistant State Attorney in Orange County, Florida from 2012-2015. This extensive experience provided Brian with the experience of handling several thousand criminal cases. This invaluable experience provides Brian the opportunity to evaluate the facts of a criminal rationally and with neutrality. Brian has prosecuted a variety of criminal cases, and has taken many cases to trial and through to a verdict....
Patrick Noll Harris
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Mount Dora, FL Juvenile Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(407) 496-5701 115 East 4th Avenue Suite 206
Mount Dora, FL 32757
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, DUI and Education
Ohio State University - Columbus
Patrick Harris is a retired judge (2003-2015) now serving as a lawyer in Central Florida. His practice focus includes Criminal, Traffic and DUI Defense, Mental Health (Baker Acts, Guardianship), Education Law (school suspensions, expulsions and disciplinary actions), Administrative Law, Small Business Law, and Child and Family Law. His 25 years of legal experience, both as a trial attorney and a judge, gives him the Legal Knowledge and Practical Wisdom to give Trusted Advice on a wide range of legal issues.

During his tenure on the bench, Mr. Harris presided over a docket that consisted of both criminal and civil cases....
Barbara Blount-Powell
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Gainesville, FL Juvenile Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(352) 378-1107 1800 N Main St
Gainesville, FL 32609
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Florida
Barbara has practiced criminal defense in Alachua County and the Eighth Judicial Circuit since 1984, handling criminal matters including murder, manslaughter, dui/vehicular manslaughter, possession, sale and trafficking in drugs, robbery, burglary, grand theft, forgery, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, gun crimes, and numerous other felony and misdemeanor offenses. Before joining DeThomasis & Buchanan, P.A. in 2001, Barbara practiced criminal law as an assistant Public Defender for the 8th Judicial Circuit for over sixteen years. Barbara was a member of the defense team for Danny Harold Rolling from 1992 through his capital murder sentencing proceeding in February of 1994. She is a past...
Richard M. Adams, Esq.
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(352) 787-2101 315 N New Hampshire Ave #100
Tavares, FL 32778
Free ConsultationTavares, FL Juvenile Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
Juvenile, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Richard M. Adams, Esq., has been providing clients in Orlando and throughout Central Florida with outstanding legal guidance and representation for over 18 years. As managing partner of the Law Office of Adams & Luka, P.A., Mr. Adams focuses his law career on providing skilled legal representation for individuals accused of a wide array of crimes including assault and battery, child abuse, DUI, drug offenses, sex crimes, theft, and more. In addition, Mr. Adams represents victims of negligence who have suffered injuries in auto accidents, motorcycle and trucking accidents, premises liability and wrongful death due to the negligence of...
Geoffrey R. Mason
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Gainesville, FL Juvenile Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(352) 672-6903 416 NE 7th Street
Suite B
Gainesville, FL 32601-5544
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Appeals, Criminal and Domestic Violence
University of Florida
As a criminal defense lawyer I practice throughout Florida in both State and Federal Courts (Northern District).

I represent individuals in all types of Federal and State criminal defense cases, with emphasis on serious and complex criminal defense litigation.

I graduated from the University of Florida (Bachelor of Science, 1990, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Psychology) and the University of Florida College of Law (Juris Doctor, 1997). I also engaged in graduate studies and research in Social Psychology at both the University of Illinois and the University of Florida.

I am a former Associate Professor and Coach for the University of Florida Levin...
Leanna Jane Smith
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De Land, FL Juvenile Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(386) 943-9797 211 E Rich Ave
De Land, FL 32724
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Yale Law School
Attorney Leanna Smith is a criminal defense lawyer with nearly two decades of experience in the courtroom. As a former Volusia County prosecutor, Attorney Smith knows what it takes to effectively advocate for the defense of her clients—no matter what the situation may be. Whether you need a DUI attorney, a lawyer to defend you against drug charges, or dedicated, solid defense against any other felony or misdemeanor offense, Attorney Smith can help.
Amir A. Ladan
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Longwood, FL Juvenile Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(407) 796-9179 1220 Commerce Park Dr.
Suite 207
Longwood, FL 32779
Juvenile, Criminal and DUI
University of Miami School of Law
Founded in 2001 by myself & my partner, Keith Carsten, Carsten & Ladan, P.A. is dedicated to the defense of those accused of criminal offenses in State and Federal Court. We pride ourselves on our integrity and our dedication to quality legal representation. Each of our four attorneys have practiced criminal law since 1998 and are all former Assistant State Attorneys in Orlando. I have successfully defended clients charged with a wide-array of criminal offenses, ranging from life felonies to simple misdemeanors in adult and juvenile court. Although my average client is a 1st or 2nd time offender,...
Michael Scott Herring
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Sanford, FL Juvenile Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(407) 221-7994 1101 W 1st St
Sanford, FL 32771
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
South Texas College of Law
With over 29 years of trial experience, attorney Michael Herring has zealously represented those that have been accused of all crimes, the injured and small business interests in all state courts of Central Florida. Herring and Herring P.A., a third generation Sanford Fl Law Firm, is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, conveniently located in the County Seat of Sanford, Seminole County, Florida. As a criminal defense lawyer, Michael Herring has been representing the accused for more than two decades in Central Florida. He handles a wide variety of cases ranging from high profile felonies to simple misdemeanors. Mr. Herring...
Michael E. Golub
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Tavares, FL Juvenile Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(352) 742-7777 819 West Main St.
Tavares, FL 32778
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Nova Southeastern University
Attorney Profile Based in Tavares, attorney Michael E. Golub provides legal counsel to central Florida clients in the areas of family law, bankruptcy, and criminal defense. Mr. Golub is an effective negotiator and litigator, capably handling matters through mediation or trial depending on his clients' best interests. Before establishing his private practice 16 years ago, Mr. Golub gained courtroom experience as an Assistant Public Defender for the 18th Judicial Circuit of Florida, representing criminal clients in misdemeanor, felony, and juvenile matters. Over the past decade, he has become a skilled family law mediator, having conducted more than 700 family law mediations both...
Lea Galigani
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Gainesville, FL Juvenile Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(352) 375-0812 317 NE 1st Street
Gainesville, FL 32601
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Animal, Appeals and Criminal
University of Florida
As an attorney for almost 20 years, I have learned the ins-and-outs of the criminal justice process, defending hundreds of clients against misdemeanor and felony criminal charges. I have experience defending individuals charged with civil crimes and representation in higher courts for the appellant, as well. I have been a member of the Florida community for over 15 years, attending the University of Florida Law School and admitted to the State Bar of Florida in 1992. As such, I gained significant knowledge and agility in the Florida legal system. I was a former attorney for...
Gwen Cryer
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Orlando, FL Juvenile Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(407) 370-9661 1800 Pembrook Dr.
Suite 300
Orlando, FL 32810
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
Attorney Gwen J. Cryer represents clients throughout Central Florida in the areas of criminal defense and family law.
Ashley Aulls
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Brooksville, FL Juvenile Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(352) 593-4115 120 N Broad St #100
Brooksville, FL 34601
Juvenile, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Those facing criminal charges in the area of Brooksville, Florida can turn to attorney Ashley Aulls for personal attention to their individual case. At The Law Office of Ashley Aulls, Ashley uses his more than 15 years of legal experience to guide his clients through the stressful and tough issues they are facing. Ashley is a graduate of Georgia Southern University and studied law at Thomas Cooley Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctor in 1997. For his whole life, Ashley has been surrounded by respected legal professionals. His father has served as an attorney for more than 40 years....
Rajan Joshi
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Orlando, FL Juvenile Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(407) 661-1109 1800 Pembrook Dr
Suite 200
Orlando, FL 32810
Juvenile, Appeals, Criminal and DUI
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Criminal Defense Lawyer Rajan Joshi received his Bachelors degree from the University of Central Florida in 1996, and earned his law degree with Honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 2000. While in law school, Rajan Joshi demonstrated academic excellence, earning the highly coveted Book Award in Criminal Procedure (highest grade). Mr. Joshi was also selected and employed by the Dean of Student Affairs to tutor first-year contract students and conducted his own class to prepare the students for their final exam. Mr. Joshi also worked as a legal intern at the Seminole County State Attorney's Office...
Justin Gary Hausler
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Casselberry, FL Juvenile Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(407) 617-1064 5570 S US HWY 17/92
Casselberry, FL 32707
Juvenile, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Barry University
Justin G. Hausler has worked in the criminal area of practice since being admitted to the Florida Bar. He began his legal career as a Prosecutor for the 18th Judicial Circuit in Seminole County, FL as an Assistant State Attorney. While serving as a Prosecutor, Mr. Hausler conducted many jury trials regarding Driving under the influence (DUI), driving while license suspended/cancelled/revoked (DWLS), drug, domestic violence, theft, violation of probation and various other types of cases. After serving as an Assistant State Attorney, Mr. Hausler dedicated himself to representing individuals that had been accused in the criminal justice system. In...
Michael Ray Buchanan
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Gainesville, FL Juvenile Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(352) 378-1107 1800 North Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32609
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Florida
Gainesville Criminal Defense Attorney Michael Buchanan has been practicing criminal law in the Ganesville, Florida, area for more than 25 years. He is a former president of the Eighth Judicial Circuit chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Edward Juan Lynum
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Bushnell, FL Juvenile Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(352) 571-6200 222 E Noble Ave
Bushnell, FL 33513
Juvenile, Appeals and Criminal
Florida A&M University, College of Law
Jack A. Kaleita
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Longwood, FL Juvenile Law Lawyer
(407) 831-7800 1220 Commerce Park Drive
Suite 103
Longwood, FL 32779
Juvenile, Appeals, Criminal and Domestic Violence
Stetson University College of Law
Jack A. Kaleita graduated from Stetson University College of Law, was admitted to the Bar in 1986 and began his legal career as a state prosecutor on Florida's west coast. He then returned to Central Florida after 5 years, serving as an Assistant State Attorney in Seminole County for an additional 12 years. As a prosecutor, Mr. Kaleita tried numerous cases involving virtually every type of criminal charge. In addition to taking dozens of criminal cases to trial himself, he taught and supervised other attorneys, first as a Lead Trial Attorney, and later as the Misdemeanor/Traffic Division Chief and as the...
Jerry Jenkins
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Clermont, FL Juvenile Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(407) 287-6757 1064 W. Highway 50
Suite 219
Clermont, FL 34711
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Florida A&M University College of Law
Once you become involved in the criminal justice system every decision matters. You should not be forced to make serious decisions without the advice of an attorney. Every word you say or even what you don't say can be used against you. The decisions you make will have lifelong consequences on you, your family and your friends. The decisions can affect your employment, housing, driving privileges, immigration, voting rights, and rights to own or possess a gun. You need an attorney that will aggressively fight for you and protect your rights.
Adam Lloyd Pollack
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(407) 834-5297 933 Lee Road, Suite 350
Orlando, FL 32810
Free ConsultationOrlando, FL Juvenile Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
Juvenile, Appeals, Criminal and Family
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
Melisa Lee Militello
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Inverness, FL Juvenile Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(352) 637-2222 107-B West Main Street
Inverness, FL 34450
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, DUI and Family
University of Florida
Melisa L. Militello has been a practicing attorney for 23 years. She has practiced in the area of criminal defense defending people for everything from a speeding ticket to cases where someone faced life imprisonment. She cares about you, your family and your case because she understands that bad things happen to good people and she is here to guide you through everything to the best possible outcome.
Scott Timothy Smith
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Brooksville, FL Juvenile Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(352) 796-7434 101 E. Fort Dade Ave.
Brooksville, FL 34601
Juvenile, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Tiffany Kelly McAuley
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Dade City, FL Juvenile Law Attorney
12251 US Highway 301
Dade City, FL 33525
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Stetson University College of Law
Jeremy Simon Esq.
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearch
Spring Hill, FL Juvenile Law Attorney
(352) 666-2121 11020 Northcliffe Blvd
Spring Hill, FL 34608
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, DUI and Employment
Stetson University College of Law
Justin Rickman
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Clermont, FL Juvenile Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(352) 394-2041 780 Almond Street
Clermont, FL 34711
Juvenile, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Lucille M Espey-Francis
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Tavares, FL Juvenile Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(352) 343-1696 355 W. Alfred St.
Tavares, FL 32778
Juvenile, Divorce, Elder and Family
Ashley Tennison
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Winter Park, FL Juvenile Law Lawyer
(407) 494-2053 660 Jackson Avenue
Suite 110
Winter Park, FL 32789
Juvenile, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Brooksville, FL Juvenile Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(352) 796-9999 129 N Main St
Brooksville, FL 34601
Free ConsultationJuvenile, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and University of Miami School of Law
Orange City, FL Juvenile Law Lawyer
(386) 218-4973 1209 Saxon Blvd.
Unit 5
Orange City, FL 32763
Juvenile, Animal, Appeals and Criminal
Sanford, FL Juvenile Law Lawyer
(407) 665-5454 190 Bush Blvd
Sanford, FL 32773
Juvenile and Criminal
De Land, FL Juvenile Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(386) 734-2131 233 E Rich Ave
De Land, FL 32724
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