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Scott Sawtelle was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he lived and worked around the historic City of Boston all his life before joining the U.S. Army. Mr. Sawtelle served domestically and overseas as a Military Policeman for a number of years before being honorably discharged from active to reserve duty. Mr. Sawtelle returned to the City of Boston to study sociology and criminal justice at Suffolk University and shortly thereafter graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1997.

Mr. Sawtelle went on to study law at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan where he concentrated in trial litigation before earning a Jurist Doctor in 2001.

After law school, Mr. Sawtelle immediately accepted a position as an Assistant Public Defender in Seminole County before transferring to the Volusia County Public Defender's Office, where he practiced criminal defense in the County and Circuit Courts between 2002 and 2006.

During this time, Mr. Sawtelle gained valuable criminal defense experience in the areas of; motion practice, depositions, negotiation skills, and criminal trial litigation by defending indigent clients charged with various felony crimes; including capital sex batteries, armed robberies, aggravated assault and batteries, armed home invasion, DUI manslaughters, drug trafficking, and other various felony and misdemeanor crimes.

Mr. Sawtelle has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2002 and in U.S. Middle District of Florida since 2004. Mr. Sawtelle is currently a member of the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


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Practice areas

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    14 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    14 years



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Contact info

Law Office of Scott F. Sawtelle, PLLC

142 East Indiana Ave.
Deland, FL, 32724


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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Gunslinger AwardOffice of the Public Defender2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerPHILPOTT & SAWTELLE, PLLC2007 - Present
AttorneyPrivate practice2006 - 2007
Asst. Public DefenderVolusia County Public Defender's Office2003 - 2006
Asst. Public DefenderSeminole County Public Defender's Office2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Volusia chapter)Member2004 - Present
Middle District of FloridaAttorney2004 - Present
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. KnightonDismissal
State of Florida v. Stanley McKinneyNot Guilty
State of Florida v. Robert H. Johnson, Sr.Not Guilty - Jury Trial
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Suffolk University Law SchoolSociologyBS - Bachelor of Science1997