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About me

Over ten years ago I started my own DUI criminal defense law firm in Orlando called Private Counsel, LLC.  Private Counsel is a private law firm with sections dedicated to all criminal defense work, traffic tickets, with an emphasis on helping people accused of DUI. 


My practice is focused on DUI and CRIMINAL DEFENSE.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 45%
    13 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 40%
    13 years, 2 thousand cases
  3. Speeding Ticket: 10%
    13 years, 5.5 thousand cases
  4. Trusts: 5%
    11 years



Fixed (always), Free consultation (60 minutes), Pro bono (10%)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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  • John N Knutton

    I had the pleasure of working with Shon while I was a prosecutor in Orange County. He was professional, hard-working, and fought for his clients. I highly endorse him.


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    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Simon Kabzan

    I endorse this lawyer. Excellent attorney and highly recommended as an asset to this community.


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Contact info

733 W Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL, 32804-7343


FLMember in Good Standing200206/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top 100 DUI Attorneys Central Florida 2014National Advocacy for DUI Defense, LLC2014
Breathalyzer Operator/Maint Technician -AchievmentCES Consulting, Inc2004
Cum LaudeBarry University School of Law2002
Outstanding AchievementWho's Who In American Law2002
Certificate of Appreciation - Moot CourtBarry University School of Law2000
Deans ListPenn State University1995
CertificateKappa Tau Alpha Honor Society1994
Outstanding AchievementGolden Key National Honor Society1994
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerPrivate Counsel2003 - Present
Guardian Ad LitemLegal Aid Society Of Orange County2013 - 2014
PartnerGonzales & Douctre2003 - 2003
Assistant AttorneyOrange County Public Defender2002 - 2003
Law ClerkGary, Williams, Finney, Lewis, Watson & Sperando2000 - 2001
Law ClerkDempsey & Dempsey2000 - 2001
ParalegalBaker Hostetler1999 - 2000
Damage ControlmanUs Navy / Us Navy Reserve1987 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida BarAttorney Member2002 - Present
US Middle District Federal CourtAttorney Member2002 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2004 - 2006
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2003 - 2005
American Bar AssociationAttorney Member2002 - 2004
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Maris Distributing Company vs. Anheuser BuschMaris won a jury verdict of 130+ million dollars plus interest
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Present PastThe Present Past at Penn State1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2002
Pennsylvania State UniversityAdvertisingBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
United States NavyBasic Electronics and Electricity Service SchoolDiploma1988
Liberty High SchoolGeneralDiploma1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
DUI Defense in Florida - CLE credits givenDUI Defense Seminar2003