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Albert Joseph Sauline III

Criminal defense Attorney at Panama City Beach, FL

4.7   15 reviews
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  • State Years
    Florida - FL 18 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 18 years
    Ohio - OH 19 years
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State OH
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Albert

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100% FOCUSED ON CRIMINAL DEFENSE WITH OVER 10 YEARS TRUSTED LEGAL EXPERIENCE.

As the founder of the firm Albert J. Sauline, III Attorney at Law, Panama City attorney Albert J. Sauline, III devotes his practice to the area of criminal defense. Attorney Sauline has been licensed to practice law in 2004, and he has been licensed to practice in multiple jurisdictions. Before founding his current practice, Mr. Sauline was an associate at another firm and a state prosecutor. Attorney Sauline received his Juris Doctor from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. For a no-cost case evaluation, contact his firm today.

Location

Albert J. Sauline, III Attorney at Law
12131 Panama City Beach Parkway
Panama City Beach, FL, 32407

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | January 3, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A caring and patient attorney
Mr Sauline is very patient and detailed. He will answer all your questions promptly and is available to you whenever you need him. If you need legal help, you will not be disappointed with your choice of Mr Sauline.
Posted by Mr Martinez | February 2, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Right man for the job
Al Sauline was so professional. He was the only lawyer that personally returned my phone call promptly. He took charge and explained different options that could come up with my case. He always made himself available, made things clear and concise. Very happy with results of my case. I felt that my lawyer had my best interest at all times. Thank you. Al Sauline
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Posted by Debora | April 19, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent representation
Mr. Sauline was very informative and helped us navigate the legal system in a fair and ethical manner. Highly recommended.
Response from Albert Sauline April 21, 2021
Thank you so much for the beautiful review. We are thrilled with the positive outcome we were able to achieve in this matter. If your family and you ever need anything in the future, please let us know.
Posted by Antonio | February 27, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional Representation
Being in need of legal help is something that no one ever wants to experience, but having Mr. Sauline and his staff available to answer questions was both valuable and comforting. I can search online for the answers to legal questions I have but nothing compares to a competent Lawyer representing you and being available to speak to you when you don't understand what is going on. And that is how I would describe Mr. Sauline, competent, professional, and approachable. I felt treated with respect and I am very thankful for having been recommended his services.
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Posted by anonymous | October 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Attorney
I can’t praise Attorney Sauline enough. I found myself in a very unfortunate situation where I needed an Attorney. I was fortunate enough to have Atty Sauline handle my case. He treated my with kindness and respect. I was always informed of any updates regarding my case. From the first day I met him I knew I was in the best hands. If you’re ever in need of an excellent Atty I highly recommend Attorney Sauline. Thank you so much for your support.
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Response from Albert Sauline October 4, 2020
Thank you so much for the beautiful review. We truly appreciate your kind words, and are always humbled to know we were able to assist in keeping your family and you united as one.
Posted by Luis | September 22, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely grateful
Mr. Sauline was present and available for over 12 months, as my case was delayed multiple times because of reasons outside our domain. His patience, expert advice and professionalism helped me throughout a very challenging time for me and my family. I will forever be grateful for his presence and services.
Posted by Matthew | May 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Sauline cane thru in the clutch!!!
I was facing 1st degree felony of trafficking of a controlled substance, 3yrs minimum mandatory & a $50,000 fine. I was on probation so I had to wait it out in the county jail. Ended up serving 6 & 1/2 months got out w/ time served, 3rd degree possession charge & 4 years probation. Needless to say I was very satisfied with Mr. Saulines performance! Due to the corona virus we were not able to communicate as much as I would’ve liked but he stayed accessible to all of my family. Once I got home & was able to listen to him tear apart the prosecutors case thru audio depositions, there was no doubt about my man! If I would’ve taken it to trial I’m sure we could’ve got it dismissed but I sure didn’t want to risk it. I was 100% satisfied, worth every dollar, & I hopefully I never need his services again but if I do l...I won’t hesitate to hire Mr Sauline again!!!
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Posted by Andre | September 3, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Mr Sauline did a great job. He was excellent at communicating and keeping us updated with everything that went on. He was knowledgeable and straight forward about what we could expect. He listened and fought to get the desired outcome. I would hire again if ever needed, and strongly recommend him to anyone who needs a criminal defense lawyer.
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Posted by Brittany | August 5, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!
Mr. Sauline represented me on a felony v.o.p and I was very pleased with the outcome. He explained every question and concern I had before and after. I offer the highest recommendation to anyone needing a criminal defense lawyer.
Posted by Brenda | December 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professionalism at it's Best
Mr. Sauline representation was impeccable. It is because of his expertise and advice that our case concluded exactly as planned. Mr. Sauline was on call 24/7 and responded immediately in a caring and professional manner. He went way beyond our expectations and we would not hesitate to recommend his services to anyone. If you need a great attorney, call Mr. Sauline.
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Posted by anonymous | July 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Job Well Done
We were very impressed with the results Mr. Sauline was able to secure for our son. Mr. Sauline was very responsive to our questions and very approachable. We would highly recommend Mr. Sauline if you want results and to be informed throughout the process.
Posted by Debi | May 5, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Superb!
I cannot thank you enough for all the time and effort you put forth in my daughter's case. Your knowledge of the law and professionalism were appreciated. Your ability to explain details in layman's terms helped me tremendously to understand the charges. I appreciated your ability to connect with your clients as well as the judges and other law enforcement personnel. I pray that I never need to go through the court system again, however, you would be my first call! God bless.
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Job Well Done
Performed his duties as we discussed. Knowledgeable and kept me informed as the case progressed. Is available by phone, text or email when I had any questions.
Posted by Denise | March 15, 2014
Patient Attorney
We were very happy with Mr. Sauline's representation of our son's case. He kept us apprised of any and all events that were directly related to his case. At all times Mr. Sauline represented himself very professionally. We would recommend him to anyone who should ever happen to need a criminal defense attorney.
Posted by James | May 14, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Mr .. I'll Rip You Off
I heard Mr Sauline .. to represent me a case I had in Bay county.. when I first meeting I gave him $2,000 cash and I explain to him the facts of the case how the police made false comments on the police report and on their arrest affidavit and that I didn't do what they said I did .. he filed for discovery on my behalf after 2 months still haven't received it from the states attorney's office.. so he files for a motion to compel .. not mentioning the 2 months we was waiting on Discovery move me in in the window of 30 days to a trial.. which in the contract Mr Sauline as you signed stated that I was to give him $3,000 more dollars within 30 days of a trial date,.. so right at 30 days he starts bugging me about wanting 3,000 more dollars and we still haven't received discovery.. I asked him to file a motion to suppress our motion to dismiss on my behalf ..& he tells me that he can't in good faith file those motions..Which is Pure B.S .. a lot of lawyers find a good practice to file a motion to suppress even if there's really no grounds for it just to find out what evidence is being presented or any other information that could come from it to use at trial. But the real reason Mr Sauline didn't want to file the motion is because it would have pushed back the trial date . In his motivation was to keep me within 30 days to get 3,000 more dollars out of me... Because I'm not a lawyer but common Sense will tell me if I didn't move within 30 days of my trial date in the state's attorney still hasn't presented me with discovery I would file for and continuance and you would be granted it no problem. Because how could you prepare for a trial if you haven't received Discovery yet... Anyways he file for the motion to compel and whenever he went to court for it he didn't even address the motion to compel he put in a motion to withdraw from my case. So for $2,000 all I got was a couple of phone calls and the 15 minutes that it took him to fill in the blanks on a pre-written motion of discovery... Needless to say I put on my Big Boy pants ... Found a motion to suppress which wasn't granted because two Panama City police officers Hernandez and Mr schillinger .. came to court and lied under oath and committed perjury and was never held accountable for it so they will continue doing it in their career of course... But like I said before I gained some you for information from the motion to suppress hearing I got the video evidence and presented it to the court and showed that these two officers lied and on my following court date judge grammar called me up inform me that all my charges have been dismissed..... So Mr. Sauline here's a big middle finger up to you for ripping me off for two grand and all you did was 15 minutes worth of work for it... And of course you know a bar complaint was filed on you and I'm not doing with it yet I'm going to continue to push even though the Florida bar association to help people against lawyers there to protect lawyers as long as they pay their fees.... And the whole justice system is fictitious.... And pay attention to Mr sauline's contract States all money is earned upon receipt must be f****** nice... Anyone who would put that in a contract that should be red flags all day and definitely signs to show that you're a crook I had to add one but really this is -10 Stars
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Response from Albert Sauline May 23, 2022
Thank you for your review. As you stated, the Florida Bar Association was 100% in agreement with our law firm's handling of your case. Thus, your case remains a successful story with an outright dismissal of all charges. Best wishes.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • The Law Office of Albert J. Sauline, III
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate
  • McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • 14th Judicial Circuit Of Florida
  • 2005 - 2011
  • Summer Clerkship
  • The Honorable Judge Gene Donofrio, 7th District Court of Appeals
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Assistant
  • The Law Office of David Engler
  • 2001 - 2001
  • Internship
  • Chambers of Judge Maureen Cronin
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Internship
  • Mahoning County Administrator's Office
  • 1999 - 2000
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Education

  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Youngstown State University
  • B.A.
  • 2000

Associations

  • Knights of Columbus - Council # 11850
  • Advocate
  • 2019 - Present
  • Emerald Coast Hospice
  • Volunteer
  • 2009 - Present
  • Bay County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Panama City Lions Club
  • President
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Bay County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Bay County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division for the 14th Cicuit
  • Board of Governors Representative
  • 2008 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Elite Lawyer
  • Elite Lawyers of Amercia
  • 2024
  • Top Ten Attorney - Criminal Defense Law
  • American Association of Attorney Advocates
  • 2023
  • Elite Lawyer
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2023
  • Top Ten Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Attorney & Practice Magazine
  • 2023
  • Ten Best Attorneys for Client Satisifaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2023
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Litigator of the Year
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top Ten Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2022
  • Ten Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2022
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2022
  • Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2022
  • Top Ranking Criminal Defense Attorney
  • American Association of Attorney Advocates
  • 2022
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Ten Best Attorneys for Client Service
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2021
  • Best of Bay 2021 - Top Attorney
  • Panama City News Herald
  • 2021
  • Top Ranking Attorney
  • American Association of Attorney Advocates
  • 2021
  • Top One Percent
  • The National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2021
  • Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2021
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Ten Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Attorney & Practice Magazine
  • 2021
  • Best of Bay 2020 "Top Attorney"
  • Panama City News Herald
  • 2020
  • Ten Best Attorneys for Client Service
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2020
  • Top Ten Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Attorney & Practice Magazine
  • 2020
  • Top Ranking Criminal Defense Attorney
  • American Association of Attorney Advocates
  • 2020
  • Top 10 Criminal Law Attorney
  • Best of the Best Attorneys
  • 2020
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Litigator of the Year 2020
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Ten Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • Ten Best - Attorney Client Satisifaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Best of Bay 2019 "Top Attorney"
  • Panama City News Herald
  • 2019
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best of Bay 2018 "Top Attorney"
  • Panama City News Herald
  • 2018
  • The National Trials Lawyers - Top 100
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Torch Award for Ethics
  • Better Business Bureau of Northwest Florida
  • 2017
  • Best of Bay 2017 "Top Attorney"
  • Panama City News Herald
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyers Under 40 in Florida
  • The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Nationally Ranked Top Ten Attorney Award
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics - Honorable Mention
  • Better Business Bureau of Northwest Florida
  • 2016
  • Best of Bay 2016 "Top Attorney"
  • Panama City News Herald
  • 2016
  • Florida's "10 Best" Criminal Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Best of Bay 2015 "Top Attorney"
  • Panama City News Herald
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Al is a superb advocate and a great person as well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I do not practice criminal law, but when I have a client who is in trouble with the law, Al is my first call. He is always willing to help and gets the job done."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Al to be a good lawyer and a good guy. He is thoughtful, diligent and honest."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Al Sauline. He is a great lawyer and active member of our local community."
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Panama City Beach Criminal defense Lawyer Albert Joseph Sauline III
Albert Joseph Sauline III
Criminal defense Attorney
Panama City Beach, FL
Licensed for 19 years
Free Consultation