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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2004||01/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law||The Florida Bar||2015|
|Davis Productivity Award||Florida Tax Watch||2010|
|Managing Partner||McCarty Gonzalez & Pavlidis, P.A.||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Law Office of J. Armando Edmiston, P.A.||2013 - 2014|
|Attorney||Todd Foster Law Group||2012 - 2013|
|Senior Attorney||Hillsborough County Public Defender's Office||2004 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||President||2014 - Present|
|Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay||Big Sister||2012 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Juvenile Justice Task Force||Member||2010 - 2012|
|Hillsborough County Juvenile Detention Alternatives "JDAI"||Member||2010 - 2012|
|Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Former Board Member||2009 - 2014|
|The Florida State University College of Law||Law||Juris Doctor||2003|
|University of South Florida||Criminology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2000|
|Continuing Legal Education||Defending a Baby Death Case||2014|
|Guest Lecture Florida Technical College||Criminal Law||2012|
|Guest Lecture Stetson University College of Law||Juveniles in Adult Court||2011|
|Guest Lecture University of Tampa||Juveniles in Adult Court||2010|
|Continuing Legal Education Course||Suppressing Juvenile Confessions||N/A|
Posted by Richard
I'm amazed!!! Ten months after Lily successfully won my case, she continues to follow up with phone calls and advises me on my next steps for rebuilding my life. Lily absolutely takes her client / attorney relationship serious. When you hire Lily, you become family! Unlike other attorneys, Lily connects and is intentional about her practice. She continues to lean in, and adds value to those she represents.
Thank you Lily!
Posted by anonymous
If you are looking for someone that is easy to get ahold of, cares about the law, and is not scared of taking cases to trial, search no further. Lily McCarty Gonzalez takes her job very personally and works very intently on her clients’ cases. I was charged with three counts of Aggravated Battery in Seminole County, Florida, which was punishable by up to 60 years in prison. Lily worked along side fellow Tampa attorney Maj Vasigh on my case and they both worked brilliantly together. My case went to trial after dozens of depositions and several motion filings. My trial lasted four days with jury selection and deliberation. Lily is ambitious, confident, astute, and swift under the pressures of trial. Lily understands people and demographics, which is very helpful in her process of picking a jury. Lily was seemingly flawless during direct examination, cross examination and closing arguments due to her extensive preparation and experience in these situations. Upon, three hours of jury deliberation, my peers found me NOT GUILTY on all three counts. Lily and Maj made a great defense team throughout this whole legal battle. Maria Pavlidis, Lily's law partner was pivotal to my preparation for trial and added a vital element to my defense team. Although I didn’t know Lily, prior to her joining my defense team, I never felt like a client through this whole experience; she made me feel like a friend. Lily understands the stress her clients are going through and does everything in her power to make them feel as comfortable and prepared as she possibly can. As annoying as I have been throughout this whole thing, Lily still calls my cell phone(not email) to make sure that I’m doing okay. I don’t know of another attorney that takes their job as seriously or personally as Lily McCarty Gonzalez. It’s been a privilege working with Lily, whom I now consider family.
Posted by anonymous
In my experience with this attorney, I was deeply encouraged and inspired as I saw her commitment to fight for justice. She went above and beyond the call of duty. She won't back down even in midst of pressure to fight for what is right.
Theodore Panagiotopoulos, Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Lily is a highly competent criminal attorney. I have worked together with her and referred clients to Lily and have been extremely satisfied with her knowledge and ability to relate complex matters to her clients in very down to earth matter. All referrals I have sent Lily where very complementary of her. I endorse this lawyer.