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David Ashley Haenel

About me

I spent countless hours working on my websites and growing my practice through attending seminars and lecturing.   Unlike other lawyers, I personally put in case results and work on video shots.  My clients or prospective clients need to understand that I am deeply concerned about the outcome of their case. 


Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 34%
  2. Speeding Ticket: 33%
  3. DUI & DWI: 33%



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jordan Brian Goldberg

    I endorse this lawyer. David Haenel is truly one of the best lawyers that I have ever worked with.


    Jordan Goldberg Workers compensation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Lenore B. Riegel

    David has a talented legal mind who's a pleasure to work with. He's highly experienced, caring and as smart as he can be.


    Lenore Riegel General practice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

The Law Place

2445 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL, 34237

The Law Place

3426 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL, 33609

The Law Place

390 North Orange Avenue
Suite 2300
Orlando, FL, 32801

The Law Place

4500 140th Avenue North
# 101
Clearwater, FL, 33762



FLMember in Good Standing200106/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2010
Florida DUI Prosecutor of the YearMADD2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerThe Law Place2015 - Present
PartnerFinebloom and Haenel, P.A.2004 - Present
Assistant State AttorneySarasota County State Attorney's Office2001 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2011 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2009 - Present
Judge John M. Scheb American Inn of CourtMember2006 - Present
Sarasota County Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Florida Bar, Traffic Court Rules CommitteeChair2012 - 2013
Florida Bar, Traffic Court Rules CommitteeVice-Chair2011 - 2012
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Sarasota chapter)Vice President2005 - 2006
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State V. MNNull Prosse( Dropped)
State of Florida v. RNCase No Billed by the State Attorney
State V DDNot Guilty
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Publication nameTitleDate
Aspatore Book publicationNegotiating a Plea Deal in DUI Cases2011
Channel 10 News Tampa10 News Investigators Find SunPass Problems Lead to License Suspension2011
Florida DUI Survival GuideFlorida DUI Survival Guide-A Citizen's Protection Manual2010
The Florida DUI ReportFlorida DUI Magazine2009
Sarasota Herald TribuneDUI Arrests Plunge2008
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
State University of New York at BuffaloN/ALL.M - Master of Laws-Criminal Law2000
Widener University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Hartwick CollegeSociologyN/A1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Lawyernomics 2013Legal Marketing Panel Discussion2013
Florida Bar, Traffic Court Rules CommitteeFlorida Bar2013
Florida BarTraffic Infractions2013
Strategic & Ethical Business Development for LawyerPanel Discussion2012
Handling First DUI CaseFlorida DUI Law2011
2011 DUI Adjudication LabDUI and Traffic Law2011
DUI for DEPDUI and Traffic Law2010
Radar and Laser TrainingRadar and Laser Certification Course2009
2008 Bench-Bar Conference "Stepping Up to Leadership"Technology and Your Case-Criminal Division2008
Sarasota Police AcademyRADAR/LASER TRAINING2007
DUI-DWIDUI Defense/Marketing2006
DUIDUI Defense2006
CMS InstructorTraining Class2004
Florida Breath Test ConferenceLecture2003
DUI School (LEVEL 1)DUI2003
DUI School (Advanced)DUI2003