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William J. Sheslow Esq.

Whittel & Melton, LLC
  • Family Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury ...
  • Florida
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Summary

Prior to joining Whittel & Melton, Mr. Sheslow served as an Assistant Public Defender in Manatee County, Florida. Mr. Sheslow accumulated an impressive trial record while with the Public Defender’s Office. He was quickly promoted from a Misdemeanor to Felony case load in less than 10 months. Mr. Sheslow has tried over 20 cases ranging from DUIs and Domestic Batteries to life felonies. He has earned acquittals in serious cases such as firearms offenses and sex offenses. Additionally, Mr. Sheslow completed the National Criminal Defense Lawyers College held at Mercer College of Law in Macon, Georgia, where he learned from the best trial attorneys in the country.

During law school, Mr. Sheslow gained experience on the prosecution side with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. Further, Mr. Sheslow was recognized as an outstanding advocate as a member of the Law School’s Moot Court Board. Mr. Sheslow competed on the Moot Court Board’s National Team where he argued at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, CA.

Before law school, Mr. Sheslow worked on Capitol Hill, in the United States Senate. He was recognized on the UC Berkeley Dean’s List receiving awards for his writing, and graduating with Highest Honors and Highest Distinction.

Practice Areas
  • Family Law

    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law

  • Criminal Law

    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes

  • Personal Injury

    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • Nursing Home Abuse

  • Products Liability

    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts

  • Medical Malpractice

    Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors

  • DUI & DWI

  • White Collar Crime

Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
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U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
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Languages
  • English
Professional Experience
Attorney
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Current
Assistant Public Defender
State of Florida, 12th Judicial Circuit
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Education
Mercer University College of Law
National Criminal Defense College (2013)
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University of California - Davis
J.D. (2011)
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University of California - Berkeley
(2006)
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Awards
King Hall Public Service Award
University of California Davis, School of Law
Honors Thesis Award
Charles and Louise Travers
Professional Associations
Manatee American Inn of Court
Current
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Manatee County Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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The Florida Bar
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Hernando County Injury Attorney Blog
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Contact & Map
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Citrus County - Crystal River
600 SE US Hwy 19
Crystal River, FL 34429
Telephone: (352) 726-0078
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Main Office and Mailing Address
11020 Northcliffe Blvd
Spring Hill, FL 34608
Telephone: (352) 666-2121
Fax: (352) 556-4839
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Pinellas
One Progress Plaza
200 Central Ave
#400
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Telephone: (727) 823-0000
Fax: (727) 898-2001
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Hillsborough
2909 W Bay to Bay Blvd
#300
Tampa, FL 33629
Telephone: (813) 221-3200
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Pasco
5318 Balsam St
#A
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Telephone: (727) 847-2299
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Marion - The Villages
510 Co Rd 466
#203W
The Villages, FL 32159
Telephone: (352) 369-5334
Fax: (352) 556-4839
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Boca Raton
3700 Airport Rd
#401
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Telephone: (561) 367-8777
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Lake - Sumter
123 N Florida St
Bushnell, FL 33513
Telephone: (352) 793-9330
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Citrus County - Inverness
111 W Main St
#303
Inverness, FL 34450
Telephone: (352) 726-0078
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Alachua - Levy
2441 NW 43rd St Unit 5B
Gainesville, FL 32606
Telephone: (352) 264-7800
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Miami
119 NE 39th St
Miami, FL 33137
Toll-Free: (866) 608-5529