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William Jay Sheaffer

William Jay Sheaffer

also known as William Sheaffer, William J. Sheaffer

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 90%
  2. Administrative Law: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Michael Sirounis

    Without a doubt in my mind, Mr. Sheaffer is by far the best criminal defense attorney out there. I have the pleasure of working out of one his office spaces in his building, and can't begin to describe his level of professionalism and intelligence. Mr. Sheaffer is by far number one on my list for defense against any criminal matters, and he should be on yours too.


    John Sirounis Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

  • Daniel Wayne Perry

    Without question one of the finest criminal defense lawyers in Florida (if not the US). He is highly regarded by lawyers and judges. I was county judge in the early 1990s and Bill appeared before me on numerous cases. He was exceptional in his efforts.


    Daniel Perry Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

609 E Central Blvd
Orlando, FL, 328012916


FLMember in Good Standing197809/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Distinguished Alumnus Award for Professional AchievementUniversity of Central Florida2011
Pro Bono Work on Behalf of ChildrenThe Florida Supreme CourtN/A
Gaurdian ad Litem of the Year AwardOrange County Legal Aid SocietyN/A
Award of Excellence for pro bono work on behalf of childrenOrange County Legal Aid SocietyN/A
Board Certified - Criminal TrialFlorida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and EducationN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Legal AnalystABC affiliate WFTV Eye Witness News2008 - Present
OwnerWilliam J. Sheaffer, P.A. Attorney At Law1979 - Present
Assistant State's AttorneyOffice Of The State Attorney, 9th Circuit1978 - 1979
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Bar AssociationBoard Certified/Criminal Trial SpecialistN/A
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th circuitN/AN/A
U.S. District Court, Northern District of FloridaN/AN/A
U.S. District Court, Southern District of FloridaN/AN/A
United States Supreme CourtN/AN/A
U.S. District Court, Middle District of FloridaN/AN/A
The Association of Federal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
The National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
The Federal Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
National Board of Legal Specialty CertificationBoard Certified/Criminal Trial AdvocateN/A
U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th CircuitN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterN/AJD - Juris Doctor1978
University of Central FloridaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1975
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Society of Professional JournlistsCareers in the Media2011
Lessons in Ethics and ProfessionalismEthics and Professionalism from the Casey Anthony Trial2011