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criminal - immigration - personal injury 


Offices: Jacksonville & Orlando (Altamonte Springs)


I am a board certified attorney in criminal trial law and I practice both criminal and immigration.  Our firm handles all criminal, immigration and personal injury matters, as well as some wage and hour issues, as well.  We have offices in Jacksonville and Altamonte Springs (just 10 minutes north of Orlando).  Each of our attorneys have over 10 years of experience.  I am a former prosecutor, division chief at the State Attorney's Office and homicide prosecutor at that office.  I have more than 13 years experience.  We are spearheaded by Harry Shorstein, an icon in the Jacksonville community.  Mr. Shorstein was the elected State Attorney for 18 years.  He was a finalist for US Attorney.  And maybe most importantly, he was awarded the bronze star with valor for his service in the Vietnam War. His son Paul Shorstein is a former prosecutor, licensed in Georgia and has more than 12 years experience handling criminal and personal injury cases.  Our newest partner to the firm, John Gihon is a former Assistant State Attorney an former Immigration Prosecutor with more than 12 years experience.  


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


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


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Shorstein, Lasnetski, & GIhon

409 Montgomery Road, Ste. 303
Altamonte Springs, FL, 32714



FLMember in Good Standing200106/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
2011 Northeast Florida's Best LawyersJacksonville Magazine2013
Board Certified - Criminal TrialFlorida Bar2010
Book Award - TortsUniversity of Florida College of Law1998
Top 100 Trial LawyerThe National Trial LawyersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerShorstein, Lasnetski, & GIhon2014 - Present
PartnerShorstein & Lasnetski2008 - 2014
Division ChiefState Attorney's Office2001 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersN/AN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationN/AN/A
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Central Florida chapter)N/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. L.S.Not Guilty
State v. J.P.Not Guilty
State v. L.R. (Criminal and Deportation issue)Client's deportation case dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Thomson ReutersInside the Minds: Strategies for Defending Domestic Violence Cases2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of FloridaBusiness AdministrationMasters in Business Administration2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Learn At Lunch SeminarRepresenting Immigrant Juveniles in the Juvenile Justice System2014
American Immigration Lawyer's Association (Central Florida Chapter) Annual SeminarU Visas2014
Immigration classCrimmigration2012
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Jacksonville)The Mind of the Federal Prosecutor2012