I have been a lawyer in Florida for almost 34 years, including the past 31 years in Putnam County. In April, 2002, I left the Putnam County State Attorney's Office as Deputy Division Chief and opened my own law office in Palatka.
Many of you know my trial experience as a prosecutor in Putnam County for over eight years. Some of you may know me from the six years as an Assistant Public Defender in Putnam County before I became a prosecutor. On both sides, I tried many high-profile cases, including murder cases. One such murder case, the John Silva case, was televised on Court TV.
In all, I have tried approximately 300 criminal jury trials during my time as both a defense attorney and a prosecutor. Also, I have tried many more divorce, custody and injunction trials since going into private practice in 2002.
My private practice has grown tremendously in the past sixteen years. Much of our business comes from word-of-mouth referrals, particularly from former clients. It also helps to be located across from the courthouse.
Just so that you know, although I am licensed to practice anywhere in Florida, I do most of my work in the Northeast Florida region, which includes Putnam, St. Johns, Clay, Flagler, Duval, Volusia, and Alachua Counties. Occassionally, we are retained in areas outside those counties.
I now have almost 34 years of total legal experience for you, which includes criminal (includes felony, misdemeanors, DUI's), family, and civil litigation. Let's also talk how we can help you if you have a personal injury, wrongful death, or medical malpractice case. To find out more about my legal experience and background, click on to the "Experience" link above.
Now, let me put my years of trial experience to work with you. I have set up a general practice that covers primarily criminal defense and divorce law, DUI, expungements, custody, personal injury, medical malpractice and general business litigation.
I encourage you also to talk to your neighbors, friends and family about me and my reputation for working hard for my clients, trial skills, and general ability to handle tough cases. Also, "Google" me and you will come across the many high profile cases I have handled as a defense attorney and prosecutor. I have been fortunate and grateful to have been recognized in the 2016, 2017,2018 and 2019 "Readers' Choice" Editions of the Palatka Daily News for Best Attorney. Thank you, as always, for the continued support.
If you'd like to set up a personal appointment today, click the "Contact Me" link above to find out how to reach me.
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