Sheppard, White, Kachergus, & DeMaggio, P.A. Attorneys & Counselors at Law

215 N. Washington StreetJacksonville, FL 32202

Updated: 08/14/2017

Overview

Sheppard, White, Kachergus, & DeMaggio, P.A., is a Jacksonville law firm with a highly respected reputation in criminal defense and civil rights litigation in state and federal courts throughout Florida. Our accomplished team of attorneys is also noted for our meticulous preparation and advocacy in criminal appeals. 

Our clientele ranges from individuals accused of sex crimes and drug offenses to physicians charged with Medicaid fraud. Regardless of the details of the case...

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Office Info

Previous Law Firm Name

  • Sheppared & White, P.A., March, 1999

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • White Collar Crime
  • Civil Rights
  • Professional Licensure
  • Post Conviction Relief
  • Criminal Trial Practice
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Employment
  • Sealing and Expungement

Honors

  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year , - 2010
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year , - 2012
  • Best Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year , - 2014
  • Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms , - 2014
  • Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms, - 2015
  • Best Lawyers, Best Law Firms, - 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent, For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability , - 2015

Published Works

  • Alvord v. Wainwright, 564 F.Supp. 459 (M.D. Fla. 1983) – Criminal – Murder – Death Penalty
  • Bibby v. State, 423 So.2d 970 (Fla. 1st DCA 1983) Criminal – Search and Seizure – Exigent Circumstances
  • Costello v. State, 442 So.2d 990 (Fla. 1st DCA 1983) – Criminal – Search and Seizure – Marijuana Cultivation – Aerial Search
  • Crow v. Wainwright, 720 F.2d 1224 (11th Cir. 1983) – Criminal – Habeas Corpus – Copyright – Federal Preemption
  • Dept. of Corrections v. Powell, 504 So.2d 1250 (Fla. 1st DCA 1983) – Civil Rights – Prisoners Gain Time
  • Dubray v. State, 429 So.2d 8 (Fla. 1st DCA 1983) – Criminal – Search and Seizure – Canine Search at Airport
  • Ferrazzoli v. State, 442 So.2d 1056 (Fla. 1st DCA 1983) – Criminal – Search and Seizure – Burden of Proof
  • The Florida Bar in re Emergency Delivery of Legal Services to Poor, 432 So.3d 39 (Fla. 1983) – Petition to Require Mandatory Pro Bono for Legal Services
  • U.S. v. Hines, 717 F.2d 1481 (4th Cir. 1983) – Criminal – Cocaine – Electronic Surveillance (Wiretap)
  • . U.S. v. Thompson, 712 F.2d 1356 (11th Cir. 1983) – Criminal – Search and Seizure – Seizure of Driver’s Licens
  • U.S. v. Tilton, 697 F.2d 1093 (11th Cir. 1983) – Criminal – Bank Fraud
  • Vaught v. State, 442 So.2d 217 (Fla. 1983) – Criminal – Death Penalty
  • Younger v. State, 433 So.2d 636 (Fla. 1st DCA 1983) – Criminal – Search and Seizure
  • Alvord v. State, 459 So.2d 316 (Fla. 1984) – Criminal – Death Penalty
  • Alvord v. Wainwright, 731 F.2d 1486 (11th Cir. 1984) – Criminal – Death Penalty
  • Alvord v. Wainwright, 725 F.2d 1282 (11th Cir. 1984) – Criminal – Death Penalty
  • Downs v. State, 453 So.2d 1102 (Fla. 1984) – Criminal – Death Penalty
  • U.S. v. Fiveash, 747 F.2d 709 (11th Cir. 1984) – Criminal – Cocaine Distribution
  • The Florida Bar v. Furman, 451 So.2d 808 (Fla. 1984) – Contempt – Practicing Law Without a License
  • Hall v. State, 460 So.2d 428 (Fla. 1st DCA 1984) – Criminal – Gambling – Electronic Surveillance
  • U.S. v. Holland, 740 F.2d 878 (11th Cir. 1984) – Criminal – Search and Seizure — Warrantless Search of Winnebago
  • Lawrence v. State,462 So.2d 48 (Fla. 1st DCA 1984) – Criminal – Burglary
  • University of North Florida v. Career Service Com’n., 452 So.2d 87 (Fla. 1st DCA 1984) – Employee Termination – Employment
  • Wainwright v. Mauldin, 723 F.2d 799 (11th Cir. 1984) – Criminal – Murder – Habeas Corpus
  • Sherburne v. School Bd. Of Suwannee County, 455 So.2d 1057 (Fla. 1st DCA 1984) – Civil Rights – Employment – Right to Association
  • Bryant v. Wainwright, 773 F.2d 276 (11th Cir. 1985) – Criminal – Habeas Corpus
  • U.S. v. Costello, 760 F.2d 1123 (11th Cir. 1985) – Criminal – Threatening Federal Judge
  • Darden v. State, 475 So.2d 217 (Fla. 1985) – Criminal – Murder – Death Penalty
  • U.S. v. Dekle, 768 F.2d 1257 (11th Cir. 1985) – Criminal – Sufficiency of Evidence
  • U.S. v. Bolinger, 796 F.2d 1394 (11th Cir. 1986) – Criminal – Parole
  • U.S. v. Dennis, 786 F.2d 1029 (11th Cir. 1986) – Criminal – Heroin
  • U.S. v. Dennis, 804 F.2d 1208 (11th Cir. 1986) – Criminal – Heroin
  • Goss v. State, 500 So.2d 156 (Fla. 1st DCA 1986) – Criminal – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
  • State v. Hewitt, 495 So.2d 809 (Fla. 1st DCA 1986) – Criminal – Search and Seizure – Marijuana
  • State v. Peters, 499 So.2d 908 ( Fla. 1st DCA 1986) – Criminal – Marijuana
  • Department of Corrections v. Powell, 504 So.2d 1250 (Fla. 1st DCA 1986) – Prisoner Gain Time
  • Shabazz v. Barnauskas, 790 F.2d 1536 (11th Cir. 1986) – Civil Rights – First Amendment Right to Wear Beard
  • Solomon v. City of Gainesville, 796 F.2d 1464 (11th Cir. 1986) – Civil Rights – First Amendment – Attorney’s Fees
  • Belosh v. State, 511 So.2d 300 (Fla. 1st DCA 1987) – Criminal – Cocaine
  • The Florida Bar in re Emergency Delivery to Rules Regulating the Florida Bar (Chapter 10), 510 So.2d 596 (Fla. 1987) – Unlicensed Practice of Law
  • In re Grand Jury Proceedings, 832 F.2d 554 (11th Cir. 1987) – Criminal – Grand Jury Subpoena
  • In re Grand Jury Proceedings, 842 F.2d 1223 (11th Cir. 1987) – Criminal – Attorney Client Privilege
  • Knight v. State, 512 So.2d 922 (Fla. 1987) – Criminal – Murder – Death Penalty
  • Lucas v. O’Loughlin, 831 F.2d 232 (11th Cir. 1987) – Civil Rights – Employment – First Amendment
  • U.S. v. Porter, 821 F.2d 968 (4th Cir. 1987) – Criminal – Marijuana
  • (Whitehead) In re Forfeiture of 1985 Chev. Corvett, etc., 508 So.2d 1239 (Fla. 1st DCA 1987) – Criminal – Forfeiture
  • U.S. v. Bennett, 836 F.2d 1314 (11th Cir. 1988) – Criminal – Cocaine
  • U.S. v. Bolinger, 837 F.2d 436 (11th Cir. 1988) – Criminal – CCE/Pot, Cocaine
  • Downs v. Austin, 522 So.2d 931 (Fla. 1st DCA 1988) – Criminal – Murder – Public Records Act
  • Dunn v. The Florida Bar, 726 F.Supp. 1261 (M.D. Fla. 1988) – Civil Rights – Right to Access to Courts
  • Jacksonville Clergy Consultation Service, Inc. v. Martinez, 696 F.Supp. 1445 (M.D. Fla. 1988) – Civil Rights – Abortion Rights
  • Jones v. Office of the Sheriff, 532 So.2d 742 (Fla. 1st DCA 1988) – Employment Termination – Police Officer
  • Murphy v. City of Flagler Beach, 846 F.2d 1306 (11th Cir. 1988) – Civil Rights – Employee Termination – Police Officer
  • U.S. v. Nelson, 837 F.2d 1519 (11th Cir. 1988) – Criminal – Cocaine Distribution – Enforcement of Written Plea Agreement
  • U.S. v. Nelson, 845 F.2d 1032 (11th Cir. 1988) – Criminal – Cocaine Distribution — Resentencing
  • Sandlin v. Criminal Justice Standards and Training Com’n., 531 So.2d 1344 (Fla. 1988) – Police Officer – Certification of Pardoned Felon
  • Allen v. Consolidated City of Jacksonville, Fla., 719 F.Supp. 1532 (M.D. Fla. 1989) – Civil Rights – First Amendment – Establishment Clause
  • Browning v. Peyton, 541 So.2d 1341 (Fla. 1st DCA 1989) – Civil – Access to Court Records
  • Browning v. Peyton, 548 So.2d 662 (Fla. 1989) – Civil – Access to Court Records
  • Copcutt v. Woodham, 892 F.2d 87 (11th Cir. 1989) – Civil Rights – Class Action – Jail Conditions
  • Doe v. Ball, 725 F.Supp. 1210 (M.D. Fla. 1989) – Employment – Civil Rights – HIV Positive Naval Recruiter
  • Dunn v. The Florida Bar, 889 F.2d 1010 (11th Cir. 1989) – Civil Rights – Right to Access Courts
  • Eason v. State, 546 So.2d 57 (Fla. 1st DCA 1989) – Criminal – Search and Seizure – Exigent Circumstances
  • Jacksonville Clergy Consultation Service, Inc. v. Martinez, 707 F.Supp. 1301 (M.D. Fla. 1989) – Civil Rights – Abortion Rights
  • Jones v. Office of the Sheriff, 541 So.2d 1149 (Fla. 1989) – Employment Termination – Police Officer
  • Juror 157 v. Corporate Defendant, 710 F.Supp. 324 (M.D. Fla. 1989) – Civil – Juror Discrimination – Termination of Employment Because of Jury Duty
  • Peyton v. Browning, 541 So.2d 1341 (Fla. 1st DCA 1989) – Civil – Access to Sealed Court Records
  • State v. Sparks, 541 So.2d 1176 (Fla. 1st DCA 1989) – Criminal – Aggravated Battery
  • U.S. v. Williams, 876 F.2d 1521 (11th Cir. 1989) – Criminal – Conspiracy to Distribute Crack Cocaine
  • W.M. v. Department of Health and Rehabilitation Services, 553 So.2d 274 (Fla. 1st DCA 1989) – Contempt
  • Belosh v. State, 557 So.2d 36 (Fla. 1st DCA 1990) – Criminal – Cocaine Trafficking
  • Browning v. Peyton, 918 F.2d 1516 (11th Cir. 1990) – Civil – Fraud
  • Doe v. Garrett, 903 F.2d 1455 (11th Cir. 1990) – Civil – Employment Discrimination – HIV Positive – Navy Recruiter
  • U.S. v. Doggett, 906 F.2d 573 (11th Cir. 1990) – Criminal – Cocaine Importation – Speedy Trial
  • . Downs v. Austin, 559 So.2d 246 (Fla 1st DCA 1990) – Criminal – Murder – Death Penalty
  • State v. Dunn, 392 SE 2d 264 (GA Ct Appeals 1990) – Criminal – Assault and Battery
  • Fla. Dept. Of Health and Rehabilitation Services v. Martin, 563 So.2d 1124 (Fla. 1st DCA 1990) – Appeal Procedures
  • Hatch v. Marsh, 134 F.R.D. 300 (M.D. Fla. 1990) – Civil Rights – First Amendment – Establishment Clause – Religious Freedom (School Prayer)
  • Ingram v. State, 554 So. 2d 1170 (Fla. 1st DCA 1990) Criminal – Quaaludes
  • Jones v. State, 571 So.2d 1374 (Fla. 1st DCA 1990) – Criminal – Aggravated Battery
  • McDougald v. State, 568 So.2d 983 (Fla. 1st DCA 1990) – Criminal – Murder
  • State v. Moo Young, 566 So.2d 1380 (Fla. 1st DCA 1990) – Criminal – Due Process
  • Sikes v. McMillan, 564 So.2d 1206 (Fla. 1st DCA 1990) – Criminal – Marijuana – Right to Bail
  • Browning v. Peyton, 918 F.2d 1516 (11th Cir. 1990) – Civil – Fraud
  • Thompson v. State, 565 So.2d 1311 (Fla. 1990) – Criminal – Murder – Death Penalty
  • Thunderbird, Ltd. v. First Federal Sav. and Loan Ass’n of Jacksonville, 908 F.2d 787 (11th Cir. 1990) – Civil Breach of Contract
  • U.S. v. Bennett, 928 F.2d 1548 (11th Cir. 1991) – Criminal – Cocaine Importation
  • U.S. v. Canino, 949 F.2d 928 (7th Cir. 1991) – Criminal – Importation of Marijuana
  • Clark v. Nassau County, Fla., 1991 WL 350041 (M.D. Fla. 1991) – Civil Rights – Wrongful Death of Passenger in High Speed Car Chase
  • Firoz v. U.S., 934 F.2d 1264 (11th Cir. 1991) – Criminal – Cocaine Trafficking
  • Jones v. State, 571 So.2d 1374 (Fla. 1st DCA 1991) -Criminal – Aggravated Battery
  • Mims v. State, 581 So.2d 638 (Fla. 1st DCA 1991) – Criminal – Search and Seizure – Marijuana Cultivation
  • U.S. v. Robinson, 922 F.2d 1531 (11th Cir. 1991) – Criminal — Contempt
  • Saavedra v. State, 576 So.2d 953 (Fla. 1st DCA 1991) – Criminal – Validity of Consent to Search by Minor
  • State v. Dept. of Health and Rehabilitative Services v. Brooke, 573 So.2d 363 (Fla. 1st DCA 1991) – Contempt – State Agency Failure to Comply With Court Order
  • Wesley v. do Cuoto, 573 So.2d 8 (Fla. 1st DCA 1991) – Civil – Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
  • Belosh v. State, 596 So.2d 1059 (Fla. 1st DCA 1992) – Criminal – Cocaine Trafficking
  • Clark v. Nassau County, Fla. 976 F.2d 741 (11th Cir. 1992) – Civil Rights – Civil Rights – High Speed Chase Resulting in Death of Passenger
  • Doggett v. U.S., 505 U.S. 647 (1992) – Criminal – Cocaine Importation (Speedy Trial)
  • U.S. v. Doggett, 972 F.2d 1258 (11th Cir. 1992) – Criminal – Cocaine Importation (Speedy Trial)
  • First Coast Restaurants, Inc. v. Vogel, 592 So.2d 1258 (Fla. 1st DCA 1992) – Forfeiture – Registration of Corporate Airplane
  • Leach v. State, 601 So.2d 312 (Fla. 1st DCA 1992) – Criminal – Contempt
  • Mickler v. Graham, 611 So.2d 93 (Fla. 1st DCA 1992) – Attorney’s Fees
  • State v. Nolan, 602 So.2d 535 (Fla. 1st DCA 1992) – Criminal — Search and Seizure – Weigh Station
  • Ramey v. Castor, 606 So.2d 1170 (Fla. 1st DCA 1992) – Civil – Teacher Certification
  • U.S. v. Whitehead, 953 F.2d 688 (D.C. Cir. 1992) – Criminal – Firearm Possession by Convicted Felon
  • Alexander v. Herbert, 150 F.R.D. 690 (M.D. Fla. 1993) – Civil Rights – Failure to Protect College Student on Campus
  • Celestineo v. Singletary, 147 F.R.D. 258 (M.D. Fla. 1993) – Statewide Class Action – Prison Conditions
  • The Florida Bar v. Micks, 628 So.2d 1104 (Fla. 1993) – Attorney Discipline
  • . Saavedra v. State, 622 So.2d 952 (Fla. 1993) – Criminal – Search and Seizure – Consent of Minor to Search Home
  • Sumner v. McMillan, 1993 W.L. 724798 (M.D. Fla. 1993) – Civil Rights – Employee Age Discrimination
  • Watkins v. State, 622 So.2d 1148 (Fla. 1st DCA 1993) – Criminal – DUI Manslaughter
  • Adler v. Duval County School Board, 851 F.Supp. 446 (M.D. Fla. 1994) – Civil Rights – First Amendment — Establishment Clause (School Prayer)
  • Alexander v. University of North Florida, 39 F.3d 290 (11th Cir. 1994) – Civil Rights – Failure to Protect
  • Andrews v. State, 642 So.2d 1364 (Fla. 1st DCA 1994) – Criminal – Sexual Battery
  • U.S. v. Harris, 40 F.3d 390 (11th Cir. 1994) Criminal – Marijuana
  • Lopez v. State, 638 So.2d 931 (Fla. 1994) – Criminal – Murder
  • The Florida Bar v. Niles, 644 So.2d 504 (Fla. 1994) – Civil – Lawyer Discipline
  • Vargas v. State, 640 So.2d 1139 (Fla. 1st DCA 1994) – Criminal – Search and Seizure – Extrajudicial Search – DNA
  • Wright v. In the Matter of President’s Recommendation for Dismissal of W. Michael Wright from Employment at Lake City Comm. Coll., 651 So.2d 1200 (Fla. 1st DCA 1994) – Employee Termination – Sexual Harassment
  • Griffin v. Department of the Army, 66 M.S.P.R. 113 (Jan. 3, 1995) – Employment Termination – Army Office
  • Babb v. Lake City Community College, 66 F.3d 270 (11th Cir. 1995) – Civil Rights – First Amendment – Right to Unionize
  • Beagle v. Beagle, 654 So.2d 1260 (Fla. 1st DCA 1995) – Right to Privacy – State Constitution – Grandparent Visitation
  • Campbell v. State, 667 So.2d 279 (Fla. 1st DCA 1995) – Criminal – Search and Seizure – Roadblock Search
  • Fla. Dept. Of Health and Rehabilitative Services v. Martin, 563 So.2d 1124 (Fla. 1st DCA 1995) – Civil Rights – Employee Termination
  • U.S. v. Johnson, 82 F.3d 429 (11th Cir. 1995) – Criminal – Grand Jury Perjury
  • U.S. v. Levine, 905 F.Supp. 1025 (M.D. Fla. 1995) – Criminal – Cocaine Importation
  • Madden v. Singletary, 53 F.3d 1285 (11th Cir. 1995) – Civil Rights – Prison Conditions
  • State v. Vargas, 667 So.2d 175 (Fla. 1995) – Criminal – Search and Seizure – Extraterritorial Search — DNA
  • U.S. v. Vento, 98 F.3d 640 (11th Cir. 1995) – Criminal – Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon
  • Beagle v. Beagle, 678 So.2d 1271 (Fla. 1996) – Family – Right to Privacy – State Constitution (Grandparent Visitation)
  • Campbell v. State, 679 So.2d 1168 (Fla. 1996) – Criminal – Search and Seizure – Roadblock Search
  • State v. Chang, 668 So.2d 207 (Fla. 1st DCA 1996) – Criminal – Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon
  • Chism v. State, 683 So.2d 487 (Fla. 1st DCA 1996) – Criminal
  • Goss v. Singletary, 74 F.3d 1253 (11th Cir. 1996) – Habeas Corpus – First Degree Murder – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
  • Griffin v. Dept. of the Army, 78 F.3d 603 (Fed. Cir. 1996) – Employee Termination
  • U.S. v. Johnson, 82 F.3d 429 (11th Cir. 1996) – Criminal – Perjury – Materiality
  • U.S. v. Real Property, 1996 W.L. 134542 (M.D. Fla. 1996) – Criminal – Forfeiture
  • Sheridan v. Lawyers Title Ins. Corp., 670 So.2d 946 (Fla. 1st DCA 1996) – Civil – Unemployment Compensation
  • Adler v. Duval County School Board, 112 F.3d 1475 (11th Cir. 1997) – Civil Rights -First Amendment – Establishment Clause
  • Alvord v. State, 694 So.2d 704 (Fla. 1997) – Criminal – Death Penalty
  • Clark v. Nassau County, Fla., 119 F.3d 10 (11th Cir. 1997) – Civil Rights – Wrongful Death
  • Dugan v. Singletary, 129 F.3d 1424 (11th Cir. 1997) – Civil Rights – Prison Conditions
  • Howell v. State, 687 So.2d 1339 (Fla. 1st DCA 1997) – Criminal – Second Degree Murder
  • Johnson v. U.S., 520 U.S. 461 (1997) – Criminal – Perjury –Materiality
  • Murray v. State, 692 So.2d 157 (Fla. 1997) – Criminal – Murder – Death Penalty
  • Ogletree v. Columbia County, 34 F.Supp. 2d 1349 (M.D. Fla. 1997) – Civil Rights – Wrongful Death
  • Taylor v. State, 690 So.2d 686 (Fla. 1st DCA 1997) – Criminal – DUI With Serious Bodily Injury
  • Taylor v. State, 702 So.2d 487 (Fla. 1997) – Criminal – DUI With Serious Bodily Injury
  • Doyle v. Dept. of Business and Prof. Regulation, 713 So.2d 1040 (Fla. 1st DCA 1998) Civil Rights – Employee Termination – Law Enforcement Officer
  • Firoz v. U.S., 161 F.3d 20 (11th Cir. 1998) – Criminal – Cocaine Distribution
  • Laboo v. State, 715 So.2d 1034 (Fla. 1st DCA 1998) – Criminal – Fraud
  • Robinson v. Power Pizza, Inc., 993 F.Supp. 1458 (M.D. Fla. 1998) – Civil Rights – Race Discrimination – Public Accommodations
  • Robinson v. Pizza Power, Inc., 993 F.Supp. 1462 (M.D. Fla. 1998) – Civil Rights – Race Discrimination – Public Accommodations
  • Butts v. State, 733 So.2d 1097 (Fla. 1st DCA 1999) – Criminal – Second Degree Murder – Right to Cross-Examine
  • Citrus County v. Vaughn, 741 So.2d 614 (Fla. 1st DCA 1999) – Civil – Attorney/Client Privilege
  • U.S. v. Head, 178 F.3d 1205 (11th Cir. 1999) – Criminal – Methamphetamine – Sentencing
  • Kalapp v. State, 729 So.2d 987 (Fla. 5th DCA 1999) – Criminal – Sexual Battery
  • Prager v. A-Freedom Bail Bonds, Inc., 735 So.2d 586 (Fla. 1st DCA 1999) – Civil – Trademark Infringement – Bond
  • U.S. v. Scheer, 167 F.3d 445 (11th Cir. 1999) – Criminal – Bank Fraud – Brady Violation
  • Smithwick v. Television 12 of Jacksonville, Inc., 730 So.2d 746 (Fla. 1st DCA 1999) Civil – Access to Court Records
  • Celli v. City of St. Augustine (M.D. Fla. 2000) – Civil Rights – First Amendment — Free Speech
  • Dept. Of Business and Prof. Regulation v. Doyle, 750 So.2d 746 (Fla. 1st DCA 2000) – Civil Rights – Employee Termination – Law Enforcement Officer
  • State v. Cronin, 774 So.2d 871 (Fla. 1st DCA 2000) – Criminal – Insurance Solicitation – Free Speech
  • Dept. Of Business and Prof. Regulation v. Doyle, 794 So.2d 686 (Fla. 1st DCA 2000) – Civil Rights – Employee Termination – Law Enforcement Officer
  • State v. Jasmin, 769 So.2d 456 (Fla. 1st DCA 2000) – Criminal – Search and Seizure
  • Sego v. City of Fernandina Beach, 771 So.2d 1235 (Fla. 1st DCA 2000) – Civil Rights – False Arrest
  • Sheppard and White, P.A. v. City of Jacksonville, 751 So.2d 731 (Fla. 1st DCA 2000) Criminal – Murder – Attorney’s Fees for Indigent Defense
  • Sykosky v. State, 770 So.2d 207 (Fla. 1st DCA 2000) – Criminal – Murder
  • Teifer v. Gallagher, 773 So.2d 102 (Fla. 1st DCA 2000) – Civil – Teacher Decertification
  • Adler v. Duval County School Board, 250 F.3d (11th Cir. 2001) – Civil Rights – First Amendment – Establishment Clause – School Prayer
  • State v. Bradford, 787 So.2d 811 (Fla. 2001) – Criminal – Insurance Solicitation – First Amendment – Free Speech Speech)
  • State v. Cronin, 801 So.2d 94 (Fla. 2001) – Criminal – First Amendment – Free Speech
  • Downs v. Austin, 559 So.2d 246 (Fla. 1st DCA 2001) – Criminal – Murder – Death Penalty
  • Doyle v. State, 783 So.2d 295 (Fla. 1st DCA 2001) – Criminal – Lewd and Lascivious Conduct – Speedy Trial
  • Leveritt v. State, 817 So.2d 891 (Fla. 1st DCA 2002) – Criminal – DUI Manslaughter – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
  • Melton v. State, 824 So.2d 948 (Fla. 1st DCA 2002) – Criminal – Cocaine
  • Sheppard and White, P.A. v. City of Jacksonville, 827 So.2d 925 (Fla. 2002) – Criminal – Death Penalty – Attorney’s Fees for Indigent Defense
  • Chappell v. J.W. Rich, 340 F.3d 1279 (11th Cir. 2003) – Civil Rights – Conspiracy to Tamper with Evidence
  • Morris Communications Co., LLC v. State, 844 So.2d 671 (Fla. 1st DCA 2003) – Criminal – Access to Court Records
  • Whetstone Candy Co. v. Nestle USA, 2003 WL25686830 (M.D. Fla. 2003) – Civil – Trade Secret
  • Whetstone Candy Co. v. Nestle USA, Inc., 2003 WL25686830 (M.D. Fla. 2003) – Civil – Trade Secret
  • Whetstone Candy Co. v. Nestle USA, 2003 WL25686831 (M.D. Fla. 2003) – Civil – Trade Secret
  • Barber v. State, 864 So.2d 1171 (Fla. 1st DCA 2004) – Criminal – GHB
  • State v. Demeniuk, 888 So.2d 655 (Fla. 1st DCA 2004) – Criminal – Murder – Expert Testimony
  • Jones v. State, 886 So.2d 257 (Fla. 1st DCA 2004) – Criminal – Attempted Murder
  • SEC v. Homa, 2004 W.L. 1093492 (N.D. III. 2004) – Civil – Fraud
  • Simmons v. State, 886 So.2d 399 (Fla. 1st DCA 2004) – Criminal – Sex Solicitation
  • U.S. v. Bashir, 159 Fed. Appx. 898 (11th Cir. 2005) – Criminal – Sentencing
  • LaFleur v. State, 899 So.2d 1154 (Fla. 1st DCA 2005) – Criminal – Murder – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
  • Leveritt v. State, 896 So.2d 704 (Fla. 2005) – Criminal – DUI Manslaughter – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
  • U.S. v. Matthews, 411 F.3d 1210 (11th Cir. 2005) – Criminal – Cocaine Distribution – Other Crimes Evidence
  • U.S. v. Matthews, 431 F.3d 1296 (11th Cir. 2005) – Criminal – Cocaine Distribution – Other Crimes Evidence
  • T.C. v. Milner, 2005WL1618221 (M.D. Fla. 2005) – Civil Rights – Jail Visitation – Child’s Right to Visit Parent
  • Wardell v. State, 901 So.2d 289 (Fla. 5th DCA 2005) – Criminal – Prescription Drugs
  • Wolff v. Cash 4 Titles, 135 Fed. App. 329 (11th Cir. 2005) – Civil – Fraud – Ponzi Scheme
  • Brown v. City of Jacksonville, 2006WL385085 (M.D. Fla. 2006) – Civil Rights – Free Speech – First Amendment – Public Meeting
  • U.S. v. Brown, 2006WL5085252 (M.D. Fla. 2006) – Criminal – Healthcare Fraud
  • U.S. v. Brown, 2006WL2244666 (M.D. Fla. 2006) – Criminal – Healthcare Fraud
  • U.S. v. Brown, 2006WL3313924 (M.D. Fla. 2006) – Criminal – Healthcare Fraud
  • Bryant v. Witkowski, 175 Fed.Appx. 297 (11th Cir. 2006) – Civil Rights – Excessive Force
  • Buchanan v. State, 927 So.2d 209 (Fla. 5th DCA 2006) – Criminal – Aggravated Battery
  • Leveritt v. State, 924 So.2d 42 (Fla. 1st DCA 2006) – Criminal – DUI Manslaughter
  • Simmons v. State, 944 So.2d 317 (Fla. 2006) – Criminal – Sex Solicitation
  • In re Standard Jury Instructions in Criminal Cases, 939 So.2d 1052 (Fla. 2006) – Insanity
  • Wardell v. State, 944 So.2d 689 (Fla. 5th DCA 2006) – Criminal – Prescription Drugs – Competence to Stand Trial
  • Alessi v. State, 969 So.2d 430 (Fla. 5th DCA 2006) – Criminal – Murder – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
  • U.S. v. Brown, 509 F.Supp.2d 1239 (M.D. Fla. 2007) – Criminal – Healthcare Fraud
  • U.S. v. Brown, 2007WL470445 (M.D. Fla. 2007) – Criminal – Healthcare Fraud
  • Joyner v. State, 962 So.2d 377 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007) – Criminal – Attempted Murder
  • Lundy v. State, 995 So.2d 982 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007) – Criminal – Murder Solicitation
  • Poole v. People’s Choice Home Loan, Inc., 2007 WL865526 (M.D. Fla. 2007) – Civil – Fraud
  • All States Humane Game Fowl Organization, Inc. v. City of Jacksonville, 2008 WL 2949442 (M.D. Fla. 2008) – Civil Rights – Due Process – Seizure of Property
  • U.S. v. Brown, 2008WL434886 (M.D. Fla. 2008) – Criminal – Healthcare Fraud
  • Deese v. City of Jacksonville, Florida, 2008 WL 5158289 (M.D. Fla. 2008) – Civil Rights – Jail Conditions
  • Menefee v. State, 980 So.2d 569 (Fla. 5th DCA 2008) – Criminal – Stalking – Preemption
  • Nixon v. Rutherford, 2008WL299062 (M.D. Fla. 2008) – Civil Rights – False Imprisonment
  • Nixon v. Rutherford, 2008WL321490 (M.D. Fla. 2008) – Civil Rights – False Imprisonment
  • Osterback v. McDonough, 549 F.Supp.2d 1337 (M.D. Fla. 2008) – Civil Rights – Class Action – Prison Conditions (Super Max)
  • Bell v. Atlantic Trucking Company, Inc., 2009 WL 4730564 (M.D. Fla. 2009) – Civil Rights – Race Discrimination
  • Conner v. Seagraves, 2009 WL 700700 (M.D. Fla. 2009) – Civil Rights – Wrongful Death –
  • Kresge v. State, 22 So.3d 694 (Fla. 1st DCA 2009) – Criminal – Lewd and Lascivious Condcut
  • LaValley v. State, 30 So. 3d 513 (Fla. 5th DCA 2009) – Criminal – Capital Sexual Battery
  • S.D. v. St. Johns County School Dist., 632 F.Supp.2d 1085 (M.D. Fla. 2009) – Civil Rights – First Amendment – School Prayer
  • LaValley v. State, 30 So.3d 513 (Fla. 5th DCA 2010) – Criminal – Capital Sexual Battery – Post-Conviction Relief – Ineffective Assistance of counsel
  • Reed v. McNeil, 2010 WL 582769 (M.D. Fla. 2010) – Criminal – Habeas Corpus
  • State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co. v. Shoup, 30 So. 3d 497 (Fla. 1st DCA 2010) – Civil – Negligence
  • Williamson v. Department of Corrections (36 FPER ¶ 76) (Mar. 22, 2010) – Employment – Drug Free Workplace Act
  • Zisser v. Florida Bar, 2010 WL 4282103 (M.D. Fla. March 29, 2010) – Recertification of Professional License Specialty
  • Allen v. City of Starke, 2010 WL 1949579 (M.D. Fla. May 14, 2010). Civil Rights – First Amendment – Free Speech – False Arrest
  • Hendricks v. State, 34 So. 3d 819 (Fla. 1st DCA 2010) – Criminal – Sexual Battery
  • Gillman v. State, 38 So.3d 153 (Fla. 5th DCA 2010). Criminal – First Degree Murder
  • St. Johns Power Park/Scibal Associates v. Griffis, 46 So.3d 123 (Fla. 1st DCA 2010) – Workers Compensation
  • Bell v. Atlantic Trucking Co., Inc., 405 Fed.Appx. 370 (11th Cir. 2010) – Civil Rights – Race Discrimination – Termination of Employment – Civil Rights
  • Doe (Zisser) v. Florida Bar, 630 F.3d 1336 (11th Cir. 2011) – Recertification of Professional License Specialty
  • Jacobs v. Rutherford, 50 So.3d 1139 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011). Criminal – Excessive Pretrial Bail
  • McCauley v. State, 61 So.3d 1118 (Fla. 1st DCA 2011). Criminal – Cocaine
  • Deal v. U.S., 438 Fed.Appx. 807 (11th Cir. 2011). Criminal – Solicitation of a Minor
  • G.A.B. v. State, 75 So.3d 722 (1st DCA 2011). Criminal – Sealing/Expungement
  • Smith v. Beseler, 2011 WL 6813226 (M.D. Fla. 2011) – Civil Rights – False Arrest
  • Friend v. City of Jacksonville, 2011 WL 2275520 (Feb. 15, 2011) – Termination of Employment – Veteran’s Preference
  • Friend v. City of Jacksonville, 37 FPER ¶ 125 (Apr. 8, 2011) – Termination of Employment – Veteran’s Preference
  • Castleberry v. Buss, 2012 WL 764094 (M.D. Fla. 2012) – Civil Rights – Prisoner Medical Care
  • George’s Place, LLC v. Smith, 2012 WL 360161 (M.D. Fla. 2012) – Civil Rights – Due Process
  • Silver v. Duval County School Board, 92 So.3d 237 (Fla. 1st DCA 2012) – Teacher Discipline – Attorney’s Fees
  • Perkins v. Tolen, 2012 WL 1970053 (M.D. Fla. 2012) – Civil Rights – False Arrest/Excessive Force
  • Norman v. Tucker, 91 So.3d 139 (Fla. 1st DCA 2012) – Criminal – – Due Process – Parole
  • Runge v. Snow, 2012 WL 1981784 (M.D. Fla. 2012) – Civil Rights – Excessive Force
  • Gennusa v. Shoar, 879 F.Supp.2d 1337 (M.D. Fla. 2012) – Civil Rights –Search and Seizure – Attorney/Client Interview Privilege – Warrantless Interception of Privileged Communications
  • Cooper v. Rutherford, 2012 WL 3553409 (11th Cir. 2012) – Civil Rights – Excessive Force/Substantive Due Process – Police Shooting
  • Arrington v. Kinsey, 2012 WL 2952378 (N.D. Fla. 2012) – Civil Rights – False Arrest/Malicious Prosecution
  • Cooper v. Rutherford, 503 Fed.Appx. 672 (11th Cir. 2012) – Civil Rights – Excessive Force – Police Shooting of Innocent Bystander
  • Kuria v. BMLRW, LLLP, 101 So.3d 425 (Fla. 1st DCA 2012) – Premises Liability – Landlord Tenant – Commission of Felony on Premises
  • Jenkins v. City of Lake Butler, 39 FPER ¶ 26 (June 18, 2012)
  • Brennan v. City of Miami, 39 FPER ¶ 164 (Nov. 2, 2012) – Employment – Veteran’s Preference
  • Coleman-Mason v. City of Jacksonville, 39 FPER ¶ 168 (Nov. 5, 2012) – Employment – Veteran’s Preference
  • In the Matter of Sanjay Trivedi, M.D. Co-12-06-3229-A, BPMC 13-12, 2013 WL 392603, at *1 (Jan. 10, 2013) – Professional Licensure
  • Hendricks v. State, 108 So.3d 608 (Fla. 2013) – Criminal – Sexual Battery – Character Evidence
  • Smith v. Beseler, 506 Fed.Appx. 894 (11th Cir. 2013) – Civil Rights – False Arrest – Malicious Prosecution – False Arrest Affidavit
  • Bodden v. Bodden, 510 Fed.Appx. 850 (11th Cir. 2013) – Civil rights – Excessive Force – Police Shooting of Unarmed Detainee
  • Arrington v. Kinsey, 512 Fed.Appx. 956 (11th Cir. 2013) – Civil Rights-False Arrest/Malicious Prosecution – False Arrest
  • Runge v. Snow, 514 Fed.Appx. 891 (11th Cir. 2013) – Civil Rights – Excessive Force
  • State v. Petroni, 123 So.3d 62 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013) – Criminal – Insufficient/Misleading Search Warrant Affidavit
  • Merritt v. State, 118 So.3d 224 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013) – Criminal – Post-Conviction Relief – Newly Discovered Evidence
  • Niles v. State, 120 So.3d 658 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013) – Criminal – Right to Speedy Trial
  • Jones v. Rutherford, 546 Fed.Appx. 808 (11th Cir. 2013) – Civil Rights – Deliberate Indifference – Inmate Medical Care
  • Cooper v. Black, 134 S.Ct. 297 (2013) – Civil Rights – Excessive Force/Substantive Due Process – Police Shooting of Innocent Bystander
  • Buckner v. Rutherford, 2013 WL 5587935 (M.D. Fla. 2013) – Civil Rights – Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DAVID)
  • Rickett v. Fla.Bd. of Prof. Engineers, 129 So.3d 1072 (Fla. 1st DCA 2013) – Professional Licensure
  • Rickett v. Florida Board of Professional Engineers (Fla.Div. Admin.Hrgs. March 1, 2013) – Professional Licensure
  • Crawford v. Citrus County, 39 FPER ¶ 339 (Apr. 11, 2013) – Employment – Veteran’s Preference
  • Cleaton v. Florida Board of Professional Engineers (Fla.Div.Admin.Hrgs. April 24, 2013) – Professional Licensure
  • Crawford v. Citrus Co. Bd. of Co. Cmsrs., 146 So.3d 51 (Fla. 5th DCA Dec. 31, 2013) – Employment – Veteran’s Preference
  • Tarantino v. Citrus Cnty. Gov’t, 2014 WL 948923 (M.D. Fla. Mar. 10, 2014) – Civil Rights – Unlawful Search and Seizure
  • United States v. Brooks, 2014 WL 292194 (M.D. Fla. Jan 27, 2014) – Criminal – Child Pornography
  • Brown v. Jarvis, 2014 WL 1293066 (M.D. Fla. Mar. 28, 2014) – Termination of Employment – Race Discrimination
  • Gennusa v. Canova, 748 F.3d 1103 (11th Cir. Apr. 8, 2014) – Civil Rights – Attorney Client Privilege – Electronic Surveillance – Warrantless Interception of Privileged Communications
  • Brenner v. Scott, 298 F.R.D. 689 (N.D. Fla. 2014) – Civil Rights – Same Sex Marriage – Intervention
  • Brown v. Jarvis, 2014 WL 1293878 (M.D. Fla. Mar. 28, 2014) – Civil Rights – Race/Gender Discrimination in Employment
  • Hill v. Sheriff of St. Johns County, 40 FPER ¶ 411 (2014) – Employment- Veteran’s Preference
  • Riolo v. United States, 567 Fed.Appx. 684 (11th Cir. May 22, 2014) – Criminal – Habeas Corpus – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
  • United States v. Gjergji, 567 Fed.Appx. 728 (11th Cir. 2014) – Criminal – Entrapment
  • Mehaffie v. Rutherford, 143 So.3d 432 (Fla. 1st DCA 2014) – Criminal – Excessive Bail
  • Bowden v. Stokely, 576 Fed.Appx. 951 (11th Cir. 2014) – Civil Rights – Excessive Force
  • Long v. State, 138 So.3d 442 (Fla. 1st DCA 2014) – Criminal – Habeas Corpus
  • Scharfenstine v. State, 139 So.3d 892 (Fla. 1st DCA 2014) – Criminal – Double Jeopardy
  • Gillman v. Sect. Dept. of Corrections, 576 Fed.Appx. 940 (11th Cir. 2014) – Criminal – Habeas Corpus
  • Brenner v. Scott, 999 F.Supp.2d 1278 (N.D. Fla. 2014) – Civil Rights – Same-Sex Marriage
  • Brennan v. City of Miami, 146 So.3d 119 (Fla. 3d DCA 2014) – Employment – Veteran’s Preference
  • Tarantino v. Citrus Cnty. Gov’t., 2014 WL 4385550 (M.D. Fla. Sept. 4, 2014) – Civil Rights – Search and Seizure – Strip Search
  • Roman v. Department of Transportation, 41 FPER ¶ 159 (2014) – Public Employment – Veteran’s Preference
  • Delgado v. Shoar, 2014 WL 5488793 (M.D. Fla. Oct. 30, 2014) – Civil Rights – Inmate Medical Care – Deliberate Indifference
  • Winslow v. State, 155 So.3d 344 (Fla. 1st DCA 2015) – Criminal – Post Conviction – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel – Competency for Trial
  • Bell v. State, 156 So.3d 1075(Fla. 1st DCA 2015) – Criminal – Post-Conviction – Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
  • State v. Wilhelm, 2015 WL 3397251 (Fla. 1st DCA May 27, 2015) – Criminal – Writ of Prohibition – Disqualification of Trial Judge
  • State v. Ratledge, 158 So.3d 571 (Fla. 1st DCA 2015) – Criminal – Improper Comment on Defendant’s Silence
  • Markus v. State, 160 So.3d 488 (Fla. 1st DCA 2015) – Criminal – Search and Seizure – Exigent Circumstances

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