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Charges dropped, no jail, not guilty--we will fight to get you the best deal possible. (941) 444-5128.

Soler and Slack, P.A. is a downtown Sarasota law firm. We are thoroughly honest and extremely dedicated to defending our clients.

We pride ourselves in having a team of attorneys who have experience on both sides of a criminal case.  Joe Soler is a former public defender with experience handling difficult cases and dealing with difficult prosecutors.  Matthew Slack is a former prosecutor with a vast understanding of the law and the workings of the State Attorney's Office.

We are competent in every aspect of criminal law and will make sure that you are aggressively and fairly represented in court.

We know that being charged with a crime is frightening and stressful.  We will help you through this.



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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 80%
    8 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    8 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • John Greel Ralls Jr.

    I endorse this talented and knowledgeable attorney, who is well-respected in the legal community.


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  • Jeremy Allan Simon

    I have known Joe since I began my legal career. The compassion he has for his clients, along with his exceptional legal knowledge and skill make him an excellent choice for those who have been charged with a crime. I wholeheartedly endorse him!


    Jeremy Simon Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info


FLMember in Good Standing200906/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Victor O. Whele Excellence in Trial AdvocacyStetson University College of Law2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSoler and Slack, P.A.2012 - Present
AttorneyOffice of the Public Defender, 12th Cir., Sarasota County, FL2010 - 2012
Certified Legal InternOffice of the Public Defender, 6th Cir., Pinellas County, FL2008 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Greater Sarasota Chamber of CommerceMember2012 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2012 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Sarasota chapter)Member2010 - Present
Florida BarMember2009 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysMember2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State v. AhearnAll felony charges dropped
State v. BassettAll felony charges dropped
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawLaw2008
Palm Beach Atlantic UniversityPsychologyBS - Bachelor of ScienceN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Paralegal CLE CourseCorrelation between Criminal Cases and Civil Cases2013