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William R. Ponall is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Criminal Appellate Law. Mr. Ponall is one of fewer than 30 private attorneys in the State of Florida who holds that designation. He has over 13 years of experience handling State and Federal criminal appeals, post conviction matters, and complex criminal cases throughout the State of Florida. Prior to entering private practice, he was a Staff Attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.


Mr. Ponall has had articles, addressing both substantive criminal law and criminal appeals, published in The Florida Defender, a magazine published by the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and The Briefs, a magazine published by the Orange County Bar Association. He graduated with honors from the University of Florida and the University Of Florida College of Law.


Mr. Ponall is a Past President of the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Co-Chair of the Committee on Proposed Criminal Jury Instructions and Rules for the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a member of the Orange Country Bar Appellate Practice Committee. He was selected by his peers as a Rising Star in 2012 and a Super Lawyer in 2013, 2015, and 2016.





Practice areas


  1. Appeals: 80%
    4 years
  2. Criminal Defense: 20%
    4 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Benjamin Lee Jones

    Mr. Ponall is Central Florida's "go-to" criminal appellate attorney. His track record is proven. His results speak for themselves. His accolades are outstanding. Criminal defendants who find themselves fighting an appeal must consider Mr. Ponall's services!


    Benjamin Jones Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Gray Richard Proctor

    Bill is widely - and deservedly - recognized as one of, if not the, preeminent criminal appellate lawyer in central Florida.


    Gray Proctor Appeals Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Ponall Law

253 North Orlando Avenue
Suite 201
Maitland, FL, 32751


FLMember in Good Standing200006/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Board Certification - Criminal Appellate LawThe Florida Bar2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSnure & Ponall, P.A.2012 - Present
PartnerKirkconnell, Lindsey, Snure & Ponall2002 - Present
Staff AttorneyUnited States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit2000 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors2011 - Present
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2011 - Present
The Florida BarMemberN/A
Orange County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Orange County Bar Association - Young Lawyers SectionMemberN/A
Orange County Bar Appellate Practice CommitteeMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Canty v. McNeil, SC 08-2369Inmate Ordered Released
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Briefs, Orange County Bar AssociationFlorida Supreme Court Preview -Bowers v. State, The Admissibility of Hearsay Evidence at Pretrial Hearings on Motions to Suppress Evidence2010
The Florida Defender (Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers)When Should a Decision of the Florida Supreme Court Be Applied Retroactively to Final Convictions?2004
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
CFACDL Monthly LuncheonFormal Review Hearings - Driver's License Suspension and Revocations2011