Bryan McCarthy is a Melbourne criminal defense attorney who is passionate about defending the rights of those facing criminal charges throughout Central Florida. He has years of experience helping those accused of crimes fight the charges in both private practice and as a public defender.
As a criminal defense attorney, and managing partner at the Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, LLC. Bryan handles a plethora of misdemeanor and felony charges. He represents men, women and juveniles facing charges such as DUI, domestic violence, drug crimes, marijuana offenses, property crimes, probation violations and more.
Bryan, a Sarasota native, earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Florida State University in 2007. Three years later, he earned his juris doctor at Syracuse University College of Law in New York. Soon after, he began his legal career as an associate attorney at a criminal defense firm in The Empire State.
While working in New York, Bryan wrote appeals, handled misdemeanor and felony cases, conducted all client consultations and represented clients throughout all of New York. He primarily focused on DUI defense, which gives him a strong understanding of what it takes to get a favorable outcome when facing complex drunk driving charges.
Bryan later returned to his home state and became a public defender at the Office for the 18th Judicial Circuit where he handled a myriad of misdemeanor and felony cases. Now, as an attorney, Bryan remains active in the legal community, serving in multiple local organizations.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2010||04/19/2020|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 Under 40||National Trial Lawyers||2018|
|Managing Partner||Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy||2015 - Present|
|Public Defender||Public Defender’s Office for the 18th Judicial Circuit||2011 - 2014|
|Associate Attorney||Anelli & Xavier||2011 - 2011|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Brevard County Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2011 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2010 - Present|
|Syracuse University College of Law||Juris Doctor||2010|
|Florida State University||BS - Bachelor of Science||2007|
|Discharging a Firearm in Public and Cruelty to Animals||Dismissed|
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