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Lily Margaret McCarty

Lily Margaret McCarty

also known as Lily McCarty Gonzalez

Practice areas:

Violent Crime, Juvenile, DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Family

About Me

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2004

  1. Violent Crime: 40%
    1 year
  2. Juvenile: 25%
    1 year
  3. DUI & DWI: 15%
    1 year
  4. Family: 10%
    1 year
  5. Criminal Defense: 10%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Melissa Wilson

    I endorse this lawyer. Lily and I worked together for many years at the Public Defender's Office. She has a special aptitude for Juveniles in Adult court. She is well respected and considered one of the top attorneys in the area. Over the years, I've had ample opportunity to witness Ms. McCarty in action. She is always well prepared and a great advocate.


    Melissa Wilson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Anthony Michael Candela

    Having worked closely with Lily for several years in the courtroom, I have seen her advocacy skills firsthand. She is an extremely capable and skilled attorney, especially dealing with the delicate issues surrounding juvenile direct file cases in circuit courts of the different Florida counties. As you might imagine, Lily is one of the most thoughtful, caring, and compassionate attorneys in the profession and it genuinely shows. On the other hand, she is seasoned trial attorney who has demonstrated time and time again that one of the fiercest advocates for her client in town. It is my pleasure and honor to endorse this attorney.


    Anthony Candela Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

McCarty Gonzalez & Pavlidis, P.A.

402 East 7th Avenue
Tampa, FL, 33602


FLMember in Good Standing200405/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Davis Productivity AwardFlorida Tax Watch2010

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerMcCarty Gonzalez & Pavlidis, P.A.2014 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of J. Armando Edmiston, P.A.2013 - 2014
AttorneyTodd Foster Law Group2012 - 2013
Senior AttorneyHillsborough County Public Defender's Office2004 - 2012

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2014 - Present
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa BayBig Sister2012 - Present
Hillsborough County Juvenile Justice Task ForceMember2010 - 2012
Hillsborough County Juvenile Detention Alternatives "JDAI"Member2010 - 2012
Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense LawyersFormer Board Member2009 - 2014

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
The Florida State University College of LawLawJuris Doctor2003
University of South FloridaCriminologyBA - Bachelor of Arts2000

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationDefending a Baby Death Case2014
Guest Lecture Florida Technical CollegeCriminal Law2012
Guest Lecture Stetson University College of LawJuveniles in Adult Court2011
Guest Lecture University of TampaJuveniles in Adult Court2010
Continuing Legal Education CourseSuppressing Juvenile ConfessionsN/A