Civil Litigation and Criminal Defense in Sarasota, Florida.
I practice civil litigation and criminal defense. I began my legal career in the Washington, D.C. office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, a New York-based international law firm, where I was a member of the business fraud litigation group. In 2010, I returned to Sarasota, where I was born a raised, to take advantage of the unique opportunity to practice law with my father, a board certified civil trial lawyer with over 40 years of experience, and his law partner, Elliott Metcalfe, an AV rated former public defender with over 30 years and thousands of trials worth of experience. I have experience representing commercial clients in both a litigation and an advisory capacity. I have represented individuals in a variety of litigation matters, including personal injury, medical and dental malpractice, sexual harassment, probate litigation, contract disputes, business disputes, and tort cases. I have also represented clients accused of various crimes, including DUI, driving with a suspended or revoked license, leaving the scene of an accident, unlicensed contracting, battery, fraud, embezzlement, conspiracy, money laundering, wire fraud. I have been published on the subject of computer searches and seizures under the Fourth Amendment.
I earned my Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from George Mason University School of Law. While there, I served as an Articles Editor for the George Mason Law Review. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Florida, majoring in philosophy and minoring in English.
Prior to my career as an attorney, I taught middle school language arts, worked for several years in the IT department of an AMLAW 100 law firm, and, subsequently, a computer forensics firm.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2010||09/12/2019|
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||2008||10/09/2009|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2018|
|Attorney||Metcalfe McLain, P.A.||2010 - Present|
|Associate||Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP||2008 - 2010|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court||Barrister||2015 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2014 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2013 - Present|
|Sarasota Academy of the Arts||Vice President||2012 - Present|
|Sarasota County Bar Association||Member||2011 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2010 - Present|
|District of Columbia Bar||Member||2009 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||2008 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2005 - Present|
|George Mason Law Review||Editor||2008|
|George Mason Law Review||United States v. Hill: A New Rule, but No Clarity for the Rules Governing Computer Searches and Seizures||2007|
|George Mason University School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of Florida||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1998|
|October Meeting||The Promise and Perils of Technology and the Future of Law||2018|
|Judge John M. Scheb/Manatee American Inns of Court Joint Meeting||Law in the Future||2017|
|Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of Court||Legal Ethics||2015|
|Robertson v. St. Matthews University, et al.||Case against my client dismissed with prejudice, prior to filing an answer.|
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Fri Aug 29 2014
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