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How To Choose The Best Lawyer
Check the Florida State Bar’s website to see if there have been or are currently any disciplinary actions.
Call Casey at (813) 222-2220 and ask him the following questions:
What is the name of the person who will actually be working with me? Many attorneys will take a case with the intension of then giving the case to a junior associate that you've never met and might not like. If Casey will be working with another attorney, you will get the opportunity to talk to that attorney also.
What are Casey's credentials? Casey prosecuted and defended hundreds of DUI cases, many resulting in jury trial verdicts. Casey is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney as well as an expert in DUIs.
Does Casey have experience in DUIs like mine? Casey has defended DUIs for clients for over 20 years and is a former DUI Prosecutor. Casey is extremely familiar with the Florida State DUI laws. He will listen to your situation and plainly explain how the law applies and what needs to be done.
What is the cost of Casey defending your case? Since the consequences of a DUI conviction are financially and emotionally expensive getting a good defense is important.
Do you have any questions for me? Casey will ask you about any details you may have missed.
Read more about How To Choose an Attorney? here.Read this if you are questioning whether you should represent yourself or you Need to hire an Attorney .
Some of Casey's Credentials are listed below. Read a complete list of his Qualifications here.
Here is a list of only Casey's Certifications
Some of Casey's Credentials
A Board Certified Attorney is an expert and is held to high standards by The Florida Bar. W.F. ''Casey'' Ebsary Jr has been Board Certified since 1997
Criminal Law Certification
"The certification process consists of three requirements: an active practice in either criminal appellate law or criminal trial law; excellent peer review references; and passing the certification examination."
There are "high standards expected by committee members and The Florida Bar."
The Certification Exam
The exam to become a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer includes fifty multiple choice and five essay questions. The exam topics includes state and federal substantive and procedural law, the ability to recognize and determine pertinent principles and theories of law and how to apply to practical situations.
To become a Criminal Trial Law Board Certified Specialist an attorney must achieve a passing score as anonymously graded by the certification committee on the examination and meet other rigorous requirements including:
- being a member in good standing of The Florida Bar;
- having practiced law on a full-time basis for at least five years;
- having handled 25 criminal cases with at least 20 jury trials;
- having tried to verdict, at least 15 of which involved a felony;
- having been lead council for at least ten trials.
"Of the more than 100,000 members of The Florida Bar, 384 are currently board certified in criminal trial law . . . ."
Confidential Peer Review
"Without candid commentary from applicants’ peers, the committee’s ability to properly review applicants’ qualifications would be severely curtailed. The committee emphasizes to Bar members and judicial officers that commentary is confidential and will not be divulged to any applicant."
Michael Salnick, Chair Criminal Law Certification Committee