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Joseph E Soler

Joseph E Soler

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

Soler and Slack, P.A. is a modern downtown Sarasota law firm. We are aggressive, thoroughly honest, and extremely dedicated to defending our clients. We pride ourselves in having a dynamic team of attorneys who have experience on both sides of a criminal case.  Joe Soler is a former public defender with experience handling difficult cases and dealing with difficult prosecutors.  Matthew Slack is a former prosecutor with a vast understanding of the law and the workings of the State Attorney's Office.


We know that being charged with a crime is frightening and stressful.  We will help you through this.

Soler & Slack, P.A. is experienced in everything from trespass to capital sexual battery--including, but not limited to, driving under the influence (DUI), property crimes, traffic crimes, drug offenses, sex crimes, fraud, and crimes of violence.  We serve the Southwest Florida area including Sarasota, Manatee, Desoto, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Hardee, and Charlotte Counties. 


We are competent in every aspect of criminal law and will make sure that you are aggressively and fairly represented in court.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2009

  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    7 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    7 years



Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • John Kevork Shamsey

    I endorse Mr. Soler wholeheartedly. He is aggressive, honest, highly competent and caring. I have seen him in the courtroom and he is highly respected by judges, other attorneys, and clients. He is not afraid to take on difficult situations and fight for his clients' rights.


    John Shamsey Government Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Steven A Schwartz

    Attorney Soler is a young and rising legal star in the Sarasota area. I endorse this lawyer.


    Steven Schwartz Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info


FLMember in Good Standing200905/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Victor O. Whele Excellence in Trial AdvocacyStetson University College of Law2008

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerSoler and Slack, P.A.2012 - Present
AttorneyOffice of the Public Defender, 12th Cir., Sarasota County, FL2010 - 2012
Certified Legal InternOffice of the Public Defender, 6th Cir., Pinellas County, FL2008 - 2008

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Greater Sarasota Chamber of CommerceMember2012 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2012 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Sarasota chapter)Member2010 - Present
Florida BarMember2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2008 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
State v. AhearnAll felony charges dropped
State v. BassettAll felony charges dropped

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College Of LawLawLaw2008

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Paralegal CLE CourseCorrelation between Criminal Cases and Civil Cases2013