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About me

A Trial Attorney licensed to practice in all Florida State Courts and the Unites States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Concentrating on Criminal Defense including all Traffic Court Cases, DUIs, Misdemeanors, and Felonies.

As a former prosecutor, I have the experience and insight to give you an honest assessment of your criminal case and strive to provide the highest standard of legal representation to achieve the best results for my clients.

Call 727.286.6141 or visit our website at


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 65%
    14 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 25%
    14 years, 500 cases
  3. Speeding Ticket: 10%



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Blake & Dorsten, P.A.

4707 140th Ave N, Suite 104
Clearwater, FL, 33762


FLMember in Good Standing200306/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Group ParticipationBarney Masterson American Inn of Court2013
Best Group PresentationThe Barney Masterson Inn of Court2012
Outstanding Service as an Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office, 6th Judicial Circuit2003 - 2010
Certified Legal InternState Attorney's Office, 8th Judicial Circuit2002 - 2002
Summer AssociateRissman, Barrett, Hurt, Donahue, & McClaine, P.A.2001 - 2001
Association namePosition nameDuration
Barney Masterson American Inn of CourtTeam Leader2014 - Present
The Barney Masterson Inn Of CourtMember2012 - Present
Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBylaws Committee2011 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember2005 - Present
Florida BarMember2003 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationRecruitment Committee2011 - 2012
Barney Masterson American Inn of CourtMember2011 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. JFNot Guilty
State v. J.S.Not Guilty/JOA
Sweeny v. J.R.Injunction Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer BlogClearwater and St. Petersburg Domestic Violence and Domestic Battery by Strangulation: Do you have a Defense?2012
Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer BlogFlorida Drug Offender Probation: What you need to know BEFORE you agree to the terms.2012
Tampa Bay Criminal Lawyer Defense BlogFlorida Hate Crimes: Are the a step forward or a step back?2012
Tampa Bay Criminal Defense Lawyer BlogHabitual Traffic Offender.2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of FloridaBusiness AdministrationMS - Master of Science2002
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor2002
University of FloridaFinanceOther - Bachelors1998
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
St. Petersburg Community CollegeCriminal Defense Trial2012
Barney Masterson American Inn of CourtRecorded Statements2012
Barney Masterson American Inn of CourtDUI caselaw and overview2012