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William Roelke, a Jacksonville criminal defense attorney and owner of Roelke Law, P.A., has represented men, women and youth facing criminal misdemeanor and felony charges for over 20 years.


He received his Juris Doctorate at Cleveland State University, where he graduated, with honors, in 1988. During his time in law school, Roelke was the editor-in-chief of the law review. He continues to carry on this conscientious approach in his career, making sure every client and their cases are given considerable attention and total application to the due process of law.


Roelke has represented clients in nearly all areas of criminal defense. He provides legal counsel to attorney’s on administrative law concerning license revocation hearings, drug crimes in Jacksonville, protective order hearings, bail bonds, and other matters, as well.  He has unprecedented experience in nearly all categories of criminal law including DUI, drug charges, violent crime, weapon violations, domestic violence, juvenile defense, theft crime, and other misdemeanor and felony offenses.


Roelke Law, P.A., represents individuals in Jacksonville, Florida and surrounding areas including but not limited to St. Augustine, Fernandina Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Orange Park, Middleburg, Green Cove Springs and Macclenny.


To speak with Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer William Roelke about a misdemeanor or felony case, call (904) 354-0333, for a free, comprehensive consultation. Roelke Law, P.A. can help create a defense designed to protect you and your future from further damages to your reputation, career and assets. The sooner you begin to create a defense, the more extensive and unyielding your case can be.


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Contact info

121 W Forsyth St #810
Jacksonville, FL, 32202

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    5 years
  2. Administrative Law: 25%
  3. Business: 10%
  4. DUI & DWI: 10%
    5 years
  5. Family: 5%



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  • Michael M Giel

    I had the privilege of working with Bill while we were both at Volpe Bajalia Wickes Rogerson & Wachs. I was impressed by his brilliant intellect and enviable resolve. More importantly, he is one of the most honorable attorneys I have ever worked with. If a friend of mine was facing a difficult situation and needed top flight help, I would recommend that he contact Bill Roelke as soon as possible, and I'd rest easy knowing that he'd provide top-notch representation.


    Michael Giel Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

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    I endorse this lawyer. As a lawyer with an extensive science background, he understands the science behind the breathalyzer and is an incredibly brilliant attorney. As a fellow attorney in the community, if I needed an attorney he would be the one I would turn to.


    Jason Snyder
    Relationship: Worked together on matter


FLMember in Good Standing200506/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Editor-in-ChiefCleveland State Law ReviewN/A
Law ClerkUnited States District Judge Anthony A. AlaimoN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerRoelke Law, P.A.2011 - Present
Of CounselVolpe Bajalia Wickes Rogerson2008 - 2011
AssociateSquire Sanders & Dempsey2008 - 2011
AssociateSmith Hulsey & Busey2006 - 2008
PartnerFallgatter Farmand & Roelke, P.A.1995 - 2006
Research ScientistNational Cancer Institute, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Bristol-Myers Squibb1988 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Florida Bar Family Law Section Committee on Equitable DistributionMemberN/A
The Florida Bar Family Law Section Ad Hoc Committee - AlimonyMemberN/A
The Florida Bar Committee on Judicial IndependenceMemberN/A
Jacksonville Bar Committee on Judicial RelationsMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
ATP Flight SchoolReversed and Remanded
Browning v. Angelfish Swim School, Inc. - CouncelReversed and remanded with instructions
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Publication nameTitleDate
Cleveland State Law ReviewLaw Review1988
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
Hood CollegeBiomedical SciencesMS - Master of Science1983
McDaniel CollegePsychobiologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1979