I have been practicing criminal law for over 30 years. My initial consultation is free. Please call so that I can let you know how I can help you.
Larry Sandefer has handled well over 5,000 criminal cases. Over 200 of these have resulted in jury trials of from one day to several weeks in length. These trials have included numerous first degree murder cases, multi-jurisdictional drug and homicide conspiracies, drug trafficking, sales and possessions, sexual battery, lewdness and exposure charges, arson, white collar crimes including trade secrets and fraud, robbery, theft, assault and battery, domestic violence, traffic deaths, DUI, resisting arrest, shoplifting, abuse allegations of children and the elderly, embezzlement, insurance fraud, burglary, kidnaping, and many other criminal charges.
After over 30 years in criminal law in Florida, Mr. Sandefer is familiar with and has worked very often with the Judges and prosecutors assigned to the criminal and civil courts. He is a former prosecutor of over eight years, with experience as both a Lead Trial Attorney and a Division Director in the State Attorney's Office. In those positions, he not only tried the most serious cases, he also over saw several trial divisions and trial attorneys. He was involved with the investigation and decision making aspects of these charges. As a member of the homicide investigation unit, he was often called out to the scene of homicides.
In 1986, Mr. Sandefer opened his own office and has continued in the defense of criminal cases since that time. He was one of the first attorney's in the State of Florida to become Board Certified in criminal trial law, that occurred in 1987. He has maintained that certification continually since that date. This vast background of experience gives him the knowledge of both sides of a criminal case from both a decision making perspective and a trial perspective, and the understanding of what affects those decisions by the prosecution and what goes into those decisions. What this means for you is the knowledge, the experience, and the court room skills to assist you in your defense.
Mr. Sandefer has continued his training through continuing education courses involving violent crime, organized crime, defending capital cases in Florida, narcotic investigation techniques, and various advanced education programs by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a graduate of the Criminal Trial Advocacy Institute at the University of Florida and has attended Masters of DUI Courses of the Florida Bar and the DUI Defender Courses in Las Vegas, Nevada of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Mr. Sandefer has been honored with the national recognition of being named to the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers in America. This is a register which lists only the most distinguished law practices, those that signify the highest levels of legal ability and the adherence to professional standards of conduct, ethics, reliability, and diligence.
Mr. Sandefer has achieved a prestigious rating of AV by Martindale-Hubbell. This rating is a result of a peer review system based upon the confidential opinions of practicing attorneys and judges. Martindale-Hubbell has been recognized for over a century as the most respected source of authoritative information about members of the legal community. An AV rating reflects an attorney who has reached the heights of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest level of skill, integrity, and ethical standards.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1978||08/12/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Named to Bar Register Premeninent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Recognized bySelection to Florida Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Who's Who In America||N/A||1997|
|Named to Leadership Pinellas||Leadership Pinellas||1997|
|Who's Who in American Law||N/A||1997|
|Board Certified Criminal Trial Law||Florida Bar Board of Legal Certification||1986|
|Division Director||Office of The State Attorney||1985|
|Lead Trial Attorney||Office of The State Attorney||1984|
|Chairman of Florida Bar Grievance Committee 6A||Florida Bar Assocition||1997 - 2000|
|City Commissioner||City of Indian Rocks Beach Florida||1994 - 2000|
|Adjunct Professor||St. Petersburg College||1993 - 1994|
|Partner||Sandefer Law Firm||1991 - Present|
|Associate||Kimpton, Burke, and White P.A.||1988 - 1990|
|Chairman Florida Bar Grievance Committee 6C||Florida Bar Association||1988 - 1991|
|Asistant State Attorney, Lead Trial Attorney, Division Director||Office of The State Attorney SixthCircuit of Florida||1978 - 1986|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|Leadership Pinellas||Selectee for Leadership in Pinellas County||1997 - 2008|
|Florida Bar||Chair, Grievance Committee 6A||1997 - 2000|
|Colorado Bar Association||Member||1994 - 2008|
|City Commissioner City of Indian Rocks Beach, Florida||City Commissioner||1994 - 2000|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||1991 - 2008|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||N/A||1990 - 2008|
|Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||1988 - 2008|
|Florida Bar||Chair, Grievance Committee 6C||1988 - 1991|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||1986 - 2008|
|Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Treasurer||1986 - 2008|
|Clearwater and St. Petersburg Bar Associaitons||N/A||1986 - 2008|
|United States Supreme Court||Admitted to Practice Before||1982 - 2008|
|United States Eleventh Circuit Court Of Appeals||Admitted to Practice Before||1981 - 2008|
|Florida Bar Association||Member||1978 - 2008|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida||Admitted to Practice Before||1978 - 2008|
|Phi Delta Phi Legal Fraternity||Magister/President||1977 - 1978|
|University of florida||Student Supreme Court Justice||1976 - 1977|
|University of Florida||Chief Defense Counsel Honor Court||1976 - 1977|
|Phi Delta Theta||President||1971 - 1972|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1977|
|Auburn University , Auburn||Management||Batchelor of Science||1972|
|St. Petersburg College||Adjunct Professor||1993|
|Pinellas/Pasco Police Academy||Search and Seizure||1985|
|University of Florida Law School||Jury Trial and general trial practice||1980|