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William Wallshein

Criminal defense Attorney at West Palm Beach, FL

5.0   46 reviews
  • Licensed for 39 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1984
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A criminal charge can drastically affect your future. A conviction can affect your job, where you can live, and many other factors. You need someone who will fight for your rights and at my firm I will be working on your team always.

At William Wallshein, P.A., you can count on personal and assertive criminal defense from an experienced attorney. For more than 29 years, attorney William Wallshein has been dedicated to helping individuals navigate through the legal system.

As a former prosecutor for the State Attorney's office, I have a unique perspective of the legal system and understand how to build an effective strategy for the courtroom. I have the experience in handling a variety of criminal matters — from simple misdemeanors to serious felonies. No matter what situation you may be facing, I will defend your rights and defend your freedom.

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Location

William Wallshein PA
1601 Forum Place,
Suite 602
West Palm Beach, FL, 33401

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Posted by randy | April 19, 2024
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| Consulted Attorney
i like bill
bill took care ofme never go any other att 5 star att for shore which i could post this not eazy
Posted by Rosemary | November 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Attorney to Hire
William Wallshein is a knowledgeable, professional, and thorough attorney. His representation of his client does make you feel like you are his only client, and his promptness and attention to detail are appreciated qualities.
Posted by Nicolas Costabile | November 18, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Divorce
Very Professional and Polite. He help and guide me thru my process pain-free
Posted by Racquel | September 17, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Nervous Wreck!
I truly can’t thank Bill enough for his professionalism and empathetic ways! He was extremely helpful with keeping myself and my daughter calm and well prepared for an awful situation. I give Bill a 10 for what he does, you will not be disappointed with your choice of attorneys and there are lots and lots out there but this Bill Wallshein is the absolute best in my opinion and he has gained a client for life and we will keep spreading the word for this amazing guy! Thank you again Mr. Wallshein
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Posted by Zuleyka | September 16, 2021
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Great Understanding Attorney
Bill is a great , understanding and patient attorney. He helped me with my divorce and while that was a tough journey in itself his understanding, patience and guidance with my particular situation is something I am very grateful for . He takes the time to listen to his clients concerns and answers all questions with honesty. He always made sure I understood every answer and was always available when I needed him. Which was a lot with the ex I have! I am so thankful to Bill for ALL his help , his words of encouragement and his honesty in the dissolution of my marriage. I recommend Bill 100% .
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Posted by Jason | August 26, 2021
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Bill’s review
Bill did a great job on work on my case! He also went above and beyond after we went to court and Settled on a Program they rejected it all a had to do is give him a call and with in a week the programs back reinstated
Posted by Hayley | August 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
My experience with Mr. Wallshein was great! He was very patient and understanding. He made sure he knew everything about the case before hanging up the phone with me. I highly recommend having William Wallshein on your side!
Posted by Maria | August 25, 2021
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Divorce
Bill was always very responsive to calls. texts and emails. He patiently explained the divorce litigation process and helped me navigate the sometimes choppy waters of my recent divorce without drama. He was calm and level headed throughout. His billing was accurate and fair, and invoices were sent in a timely manner. I would recommend Bill as a divorce attorney.
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Posted by William | July 30, 2021
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Beat attorney in town
You can not ask for a better attorney. Answered every question I had and informed me on things I didn’t have a clue about. He was fair and honest about everything. Down to earth and easy to talk to. Would definitely use Mr. Wallshein again and recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Jay | July 18, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A wonder attorney!
A few weeks ago a loved one was arrested for doing virtually nothing. I contacted Bill within hours of the arrest. Since this was our first time dealing with anything like this we were all scared. The loved one had been charged with a 3rd degree felony. After hearing my story, Bill told me not to worry, easier said than done, and met me at the jail for the loved one's first court date. He explained the process and told me exactly what was going to happen. He then went in to the lock up to speak with my loved one who had no idea I had hired an attorney for them. While every other inmate had to post a bond, Bill got the loved one released without having to post anything! Then a week later, he got the entire matter dismissed. If your in trouble, you can do no better than Bill. And although I hope we never have the need for him again, should trouble rear its head in our direction, Bill will be my first call! .
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Posted by daniel | July 11, 2021
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Injunction case
Bill was excellent lawyer you handle my case very well your prompt on time and very professional I would recommend him to anybody
Posted by Christopher | July 9, 2021
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Great Attorney, Great Person
My experience with Mr. Wallshein was very positive. He was very personable and he took time to understand the case as well as me as a person. Our time to prepare was very short, yet he worked very efficiently, spent extra time with me, and was able to successfully argue our case to a favorable outcome in front of the judge. I highly recommend having William Wallshein on your side!
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Posted by Miranda | June 24, 2021
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Great experience!
Bill was great!! It was such a pleasure working with him. From the first phone call to the last, he was exceptional. Bill is quite easy to talk to and was extremely efficient and responsive. He was able to resolve a sensitive situation quickly which is very much appreciated. I would absolutely recommend Bill for any legal issues that may arise.
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Posted by Leslie | June 18, 2021
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Not your typical attorney - he goes above and beyond!
I found Bill to be incredibly efficient and responsive, even following up with me on a Saturday to review the forms I emailed to him on a Friday night. He took what felt like a somewhat daunting process and made it simple and uncomplicated. He is good-natured, easy to talk to and I wouldn't hesitate to use his services in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2021
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Excellent Attorney
Mr. Wallshein was one of the best attorneys I've been recommended and would definitely recommend him to anyone. He handled my injunction hearing professionally and quickly. He called me on weekends to let me know he was working diligently on my case which made me feel at ease and gave me peace of mind that someone other than my family/friends had my best interest in mind. Again, I would recommend Mr. Wallshein to anyone.
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Posted by Deborah | September 30, 2020
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Best Attorney
This is the second time that I’ve hired Bill Wallshein, and each time he exceeded my expectations. He is one of the best lawyers ever. He is smart, honest, professional, reasonable, keeps you updated, and I could go on and on. So if you ever need an attorney who will get the job done, please hire Bill Wallshein and you won’t be disappointed.Great guy!
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Posted by Samuel Bouie | September 30, 2020
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The Best Attorney
Mr. Wallshein is tha best lawyer I've ever met; he's honest,professional and is a great guy...I would recommend him to anyone who has legal issues, thanks for everything Mr. Wallshein.
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2020
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Lawyer for the Stars
William Wallshein is one of the most attentive and kind, understanding people. For someone that had their very first offense and was having a pretty rough time figuring out what to do next, he helped me through this whole ordeal. I am so thankful I chose him, because I wasn't just another case number to him, he made me feel at ease and he was extremely organized and his prices are fair. I would recommend Will to anyone.
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Posted by Katalina | August 5, 2020
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Name change
I called Bill several months ago to Get my name changed. I got married 3.5 years ago and had t gotten around to it because I also wanted to change my first name to what my family has called me since childhood at the same time. He basically gave me a consultation, and said it would save me money to do it on my own. Probably true, but I had already tried filing on my own and didn’t have any success. I took his advice and was ready to try again on my own. Well, I called him again after a couple of months because things were closed (welcome to pandemic schedules/closures). Bill was amazing, and worth every penny. He was very honest, communicative/responsive, helpful, professional, and patient. Could I have done it on my own cheaper? Sure. I’m not familiar with the court system, and I did try...hence it’s taken 3.5 years. I hit a lot of walls with my work schedule. So even with all of the closures right now, it was most definitely the best option. If I’m ever in the need of legal services again, I would call him in a heartbeat.
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Posted by Marnie | August 5, 2020
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Don’t Look Anywhere Else
Being in a police station while someone you love is being arrested (even in bogus charges) is bad enough. But sitting through the turmoil that comes next is infinitely worse. Luckily someone recommended Bill and I wasn’t without his calm, logical demeanor for more than a few minutes. Distraught as I was, he “held my hand” (via phone because COVID) and was available at any given time. He was transparent and clear through the entire process, which ended in the charges being dropped. Bill would be my first call if any legal issue ever arose again. Highly recommend.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • William Wallshein P.A.
  • 1990 - Present
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney
  • 1984 - 1990

Education

  • The Florida State University College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 1983
  • Ithaca College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1979

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Ridge Gabriel vs State of Florida

Associations

  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Palm Beach Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1990 - Present
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Family Law Practice Committee
  • Chair
  • 1990 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (7)
Endorse William
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow criminal defense attorney I can endorse Bill. He handles his cases well and is a professional who has his clients best interests in mind when representing them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have know Bill for years. Inside and outside of the Courtroom Bill is a true professional. Bill offers his clients solid legal advise and zealous representation while remaining a solid professional in his dealings with opposing Counsel. I strongly recommend Bill for representation in family law matters."
Family Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is is very knowledgeable and caring. His demeanor is perfect for this area of law!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is an excellent lawyer. I have known Him for years. I have handled several family cases with him and he does an excellent job. Have also seen him handle various criminal defense matters and he has a great understanding of the system and does an excellent job."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer (and I have not endorsed any other lawyer on Avvo). I have been practicing law (divorce and commerial litigation) in Florida for 25+ years. I do not practice criminal law. Whenever any of my clients run afoul of the law, I contact Bill immediately. He is my go-to guy to get my clients out of their criminal bind. I fully trust Bill's judgment and criminal expertise. I would not use anyone else."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Bill for years. He is a great lawyer - professional and courteous - and dedicated to the cause of his clients. He knows how to get a case settled and if necessary how to take it to trial. Most importantly he knows what he has to do to protect his client."
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West Palm Beach Criminal defense Lawyer William Wallshein
William Wallshein
Criminal defense Attorney
West Palm Beach, FL
Licensed for 39 years