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Board certified criminal appellate attorney. Also practices criminal defense and   civil appellate defense lawyer for cases at both the state and federal level, including Circuit Courts, District Courts of Appeal, the Florida Supreme Court, the Federal Middle District Court, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Focusing on both civil and criminal appeals.


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Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 50%
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%



Hourly ($150-250/hour), Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (15%)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Stephen Bernard Kelly Jr.

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Contact info

The Sichta Firm, LLC

301 W. Bay Street
Suite 14124
Jacksonville, FL, 32202


FLMember in Good Standing200306/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising Star (Under 40)SuperLawyers2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2014
Rising StarSuperLawyers2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Board Certified - Criminal AppellateFlorida Bar2013
Partner and ShareholderThe Arnold Law Firm2012
Rising StarSuperLawyers2012
PartnerFrank Tassone, LLC2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe SIchta Firm, LLC2011 - Present
Regional DirectorFlorida Capital Resource Center2010 - Present
Partner and shareholderArnold and Sichta, LLC2012 - 2014
Board of DirectorsFlorida Capital Resource Center2012 - 2013
Adjunct ProfessorFlorida Coastal School of Law2011 - 2014
PartnerTassone, Sichta, Dreicer, LLC2007 - 2011
Associate AttorneyFrank Tassone, P.A.2003 - 2007
Law ClerkFrank Tassone, P.A.2001 - 2003
InternPublic Defender's Office, Duluth Minnesota2000 - 2000
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme Court BarAttorney Member2013 - Present
Florida Association of Post-Conviction Attorneysmember2011 - Present
Legal Research and WritingMember2011 - Present
The Innocence ProjectMember2011 - Present
Appellate Lawyer NetworkMember2011 - Present
ABA Death Penalty Representation ProjectMember2011 - Present
Capital Resource CenterDirector2010 - Present
Commission on Capital CasesRegistry Counsel list2009 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Florida Bar, Appellate Practice SectionMember2007 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2007 - Present
Jacksonville Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionMember2007 - Present
11th Circuit Court of AppealsN/A2006 - Present
Middle District of FloridaMember2006 - Present
Florida Supreme CourtMember2003 - Present
Florida Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Spencer v. State, 2004 Fla. App. LEXIS 18133Affirmed in part, reversed in part, and remanded
Gore v. Sect. Dept. of Corr.Certificate of Appealability granted
State v. Gerald DoveIllegal Sentence motion granted
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Coastal School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
Tulsa Universityn/aLaw School Summer Abroad Program In Ireland and Belgium2002
University of MinnesotaN/ABS - Bachelor of Science2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
ACLU: Making mitigation workEthically Presenting Mitigation Evidence2015
Stand Your Ground DevelopmentsStand your Ground Law in Florida2013
FSCJU.S. Capital Punishment2013
Florida Coastal School of Law Wrongful Conviction PanelWrongful Convictions2012
Death Penalty PanelDeath penalty2012
The Morning ShowCasey Anthony sentencing2011
Death Penalty PanelCapital Punishment2011
University of North FloridaHomicide and Death Penalty cases2008
UNFFirst-Degree Murder cases and Penalty Phase issues2007
Florida Coastal School of lawDeath Penalty Appellate Practice2006