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Ashby A McClanahan Jr.

Criminal defense Attorney at Sanford, FL

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 46 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1978
    Status
    Member in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2016

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016. See details

About Ashby

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I have been a resident of Central Florida for most of my life.  Born in Eustis, FL, I have made it my life's work to protect and defend the rights of those in my community.

I spent my childhood on various naval bases with my parents.  My father was a career Naval Nuclear Weapons Officer and was stationed in Bermuda where I spent my senior year of high school, graduating from Kindley Air Force Base High School as the Salutatorian.

During my senior year he received appointments to US Military Academy (West Point), US Naval Academy (Annapolis), US Air Force Academy, US Coast Guard Academy, and an alternate appointment to the US Merchant Marine Academy and chose to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point.
Military Experience
After receiving my commission, I served as an officer in the United States Army.  During my tenure, I served as the non-attorney Squadron Staff Legal Officer for the Special Court-Martial Jurisdiction for the Commander of the 1st Squadron, 10th Calvary Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado, for approximately 12 months.  Later, in Baumholder, Germany, I served as the non-attorney Brigade Staff Legal Officer for the Special Court-Martial Jurisdiction for the Commander of the 2nd Brigade (Mechanized), 8th Infantry Division, the largest Special Court Martial Jurisdiction in the U.S. Army, encompassing approximately 8,000 active duty military personnel in several NATO countries.
Legal Experience
I attended and graduated from the University of Florida College of Law and excelled as a member of The Law Review as a researcher and writer in the areas of legal ethics and water law for Dean Emeritus Frank Maloney.

After becoming a member of the Florida Bar, I chose a position as a part-time Assistant Public Defender (Felony Division) with the Seminole County Office of the Public Defender for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit and practiced law as a sole practitioner for family, civil, real property, and probate matters, with offices in Sanford and Orlando.
                                   
Since 1952, I have attended and been a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer of Sanford, Florida, serving as both an Elder and the Vice-President of the Congregation.

I have also been a member of Masonic Lodge No. 62, Sanford, Florida, since 4 May 1993, and have been a member and/or supporter of the Fleet Reserve, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, and Moose Lodge for differing periods of time since returning to Sanford in 1978.

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Location

McClanahan Law Office, LLC
200 N Park Ave
Sanford, FL, 32771

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Posted by Raymond | April 6, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great guy and great attorney
Mick has been a great criminal attorney for me. I got my third DUI and I thought all was lost. I really didnt know what to do. He has been so helpful and walked me through each step of this process. He even helped me find a sponsor for recovery. I have hired other attorneys in the past but I felt like he really cared about me and what happened to me.
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Posted by J. Tony | August 24, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great Criminal Attorney
I hired him on a referral from a friend. He handled my DUI case quickly and got me a deal that let me keep my job. He saved me from some really bad consequences that could've happen if he wasn't there. I hope I don't need a criminal lawyer again but if I need a lawyer for anything else I would only hire Mr McClanahan.
Posted by anonymous | August 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent, Knowledgeable, Seasoned Attorney
Attorney McClanahan handled my divorce and custody with great care. He kept me informed of all matters pertaining to my case and never left me wondering. I've now hired him to handle another case. I recommend him to everyone who asks me about needing a lawyer.

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Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016.

Suspension issued in FL, 2016
updated on 10/21/2016

Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Public Reprimand issued in FL, 2002
updated on 06/26/2012

Public reprimand means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • McClanahan Law Office, LLC
  • 1978 - Present

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1977

Associations

  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Sanford Criminal defense Lawyer Ashby A McClanahan Jr.
Ashby A McClanahan Jr.
Criminal defense Attorney
Sanford, FL
Licensed for 46 years
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2016. See details