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Christopher Haskins Westmoreland

Christopher Haskins Westmoreland

also known as Chris Westmoreland

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

Languages Spoken: Spanish, Portuguese

Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    15 years, 3.2 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 40%
    15 years, 1.8 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

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    Chris is an amazing advocate. I have known him professionally for years and he has always taken the time to listen and explain any issue pertaining to criminal law. He is highly professional and ethical, and extremely knowledgeable in his field. He also genuinely and deeply cares about his clients, his colleagues and his community.

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    Kathlyn Mackovjak Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Adriana M Dinis

    Chris is a compassionate attorney who fights tirelessly on behalf of his clients. He is honest and knowledgeable and always goes above and beyond what is required of him. I have worked with Chris for several years and my clients have always had nothing but wonderful things to say about him.

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    Adriana Dinis Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

600 Bypass Drive Ste 110
Clearwater, FL, 33764

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing200805/07/2015
GAActive Member in Good Standing 200007/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers Association2013
Atlanta Law School FellowshipAtlanta Law School Fellows1996

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerWestmoreland Law, P.A.2008 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender - Pinellas County2007 - 2008
OwnerChris Westmoreland, Attorney at Law2001 - 2007
Assistant Solicitor GeneralSolicitor General, Cobb County2000 - 2001

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationN/A2010 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2008 - Present
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/A2001 - 2007

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. CruzConvictions Vacated - Charges Dismissed
State v. AntunezConvictions Vacated - Charges Dismissed
State v. CastanonConviction Vacated

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Cultural Issues in Criminal Defense, 4th ed.Identifying Opportunities in Cultural Diversity2015

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawN/AJ.D.1999
Eckerd CollegeHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1994