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William Rudolf Ponall

William Rudolf Ponall

Practice areas:

Appeals, Criminal Defense

About Me

William R. Ponall is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Criminal Appellate Law.  He is one of fewer than 25 private attorneys in the State of Florida who holds that designation.


Prior to entering private practice, he was a Staff Attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He has extensive experience handling State and Federal criminal appeals and postconviction matters.  He also has significant experience litigating against the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles in the appellate courts on issues concerning driver's license suspensions and revocations.


Mr. Ponall has had numerous scholary articles, addressing both substantive crimnal law and criminal appeals, published in various magazines and journals.  Mr. Ponall graduated with honors from the University of Florida and the University of Florida Levin College of Law.  


He is currently the President of the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a member of the Board of Directors for the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  


When he is not practicing law, Mr. Ponall enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.  He enjoys playing tennis, fishing, movies, and reading.




Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Appeals: 80%
    3 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    3 years



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total 

  • Gray Richard Proctor

    Bill is widely - and deservedly - recognized as one of, if not the, preeminent criminal appellate lawyer in central Florida.


    Gray Proctor Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Richard Earl Hornsby

    Bill is one of the brightest minds in criminal appellate work and is the go-to person when you have a thorny legal issue to work through. He regularly obtains outstanding results for his criminal, appellate, and DMV clients. I highly endorse Bill.


    Richard Hornsby Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Snure & Ponall, P.A.

425 West New England Avenue
Suite 200
Winter Park, FL, 32789



FLMember in Good Standing200008/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Board Certification - Criminal Appellate LawThe Florida Bar2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSnure & Ponall, P.A.2012 - Present
PartnerKirkconnell, Lindsey, Snure & Ponall2002 - Present
Staff AttorneyUnited States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit2000 - 2001


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2011 - Present
The Florida BarMemberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Orange County Bar Association - Young Lawyers SectionMemberN/A
Orange County Bar Appellate Practice CommitteeMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Canty v. McNeil, SC 08-2369Inmate Ordered Released

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Publication NameTitleDate
The Briefs, Orange County Bar AssociationFlorida Supreme Court Preview -Bowers v. State, The Admissibility of Hearsay Evidence at Pretrial Hearings on Motions to Suppress Evidence2010
The Florida Defender (Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)When Should a Decision of the Florida Supreme Court Be Applied Retroactively to Final Convictions?2004


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1997

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
CFACDL Monthly LuncheonFormal Review Hearings - Driver's License Suspension and Revocations2011