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Steven Miles Kinsell

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

I am a lifelong resident of Gainesville and I have practiced exclusively criminal defense since I left the State Attorney's Office in 2001. I am a former prosecutor and past president of the Florida Association of Crime Defense Lawyers. The experience I gained on "the other side" of criminal law gives me a considerable advantage now as a defense attorney. When handling a case, I always ask myself, "If I were the prosecutor, could I convict this person? Would I want to convict them?" If I know how I would successfully prosecute a case, I can recognize the area(s) of weakness to build my defense around."


 


I have represented hundreds of people over the years and I love what I do. Getting my clients the best result possible for their case is my #1 goal and that's exactly what I fight for every day. If you're facing charges, do not hesitate to contact me for help. During a free initial consultation we can discuss your charges & the best method of addressing them.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    14 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    14 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Adam Jared Komisar

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Kinsell on several cases involving criminal defense and student conduct issues at the University of Florida. He is dedicated to his clients and I would highly recommend him to anyone needing legal representation in Gainesville, Florida or the surrounding area.

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    Adam Komisar Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Ryan R. Davis

    I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with Mr. Kinsell on several cases. He is dedicated to his clients and strives for the best results in all cases. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing legal representation in Gainesville, Florida or the surrounding area.

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    Ryan Davis Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Kinsell & Whitaker

108 North Magnolia Avenue
Suite 600
Ocala, FL, 34475

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200005/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
President's Appreciation AwardFlorida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 8th Judical Circuit2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior PartnerKinsell, Zadel & Whitaker, P.L.L.C.2007 - Present
Lead AttorneyKinsell & Associates2001 - 2007
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office Eighth Judicial Circuit2000 - 2001

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Eighth Judicial Circuit chapter)President2004 - 2005
Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar AssociationMember2001 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2001 - Present
Florida Bar, Criminal Law SectionMember2001 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Eighth Judicial Circuit chapter)Member2001 - Present
University of Florida Law Reviewmember1998 - 2000

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. NguyenNot Guilty
Stave v. ThompsonNot Guilty

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
The Gainesville SunJudicial Races Present Ethical Issues2006

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/Alaw2000
University of FloridaFinanceBS - Bachelor of Science1997

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
UF College of Law Trial PracticeJury Selection2015
UF College of Law Trial PracticeOpening Statements2014
UF College of Law Trial PracticeCross Examination2013
UF College of Law Trial PracticeClosing Arguments2012
UF College of Law Trial PracticeDirect Examination2011
UF College of Law Trial PracticeExpert Witnesses2010
Crimail Law Society Regular MeetingCriminal Defense2006