Barbara Blount-Powell

Contact: 352.378.1107
Law School: University of Florida
Jurisdiction: Florida


About Barbara Blount-Powell
Barbara has practiced criminal defense in Alachua County and the Eighth Judicial Circuit since 1984, handling criminal matters including murder, manslaughter, dui/vehicular manslaughter, possession, sale and trafficking in drugs, robbery, burglary, grand theft, forgery, aggravated battery, aggravated assault, gun crimes, and numerous other felony and misdemeanor offenses. Before joining DeThomasis & Buchanan, P.A. in 2001, Barbara practiced criminal law as an assistant Public Defender for the 8th Judicial Circuit for over sixteen years. Barbara was a member of the defense team for Danny Harold Rolling from 1992 through his capital murder sentencing proceeding in February of 1994.

She is a past President , Secretary, and Chapter Representative to the State Board for the 8th Judicial Circuit Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a current member of both Florida and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Directory Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
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  • Free Consultation
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    • Flat Fee in some cases, other rates negotiable
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Professional Experience
Partner, DeThomasis & Buchanan
Partner is Criminal Defense firm representing accused persons in State Court
Assistant Public Defender, 8th Circuit Public Defenders Office
Represented indigent clients in all state court matters including first degree murder, drug trafficking, and vehicular homicide.
Associate, Salley, Barnes, Pajon, Guttman & Del Valle, PA
Civil litigation and general banking law.
University of FloridaDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (1978)Law
Honors: Member, Law Review
Duke UniversityB.A.Political Science/Economics
Professional Activities
Emeritus Member James C. Adkins Inn of Court 1995-Current
Chapter President, 8th circuit Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 1990-1991
Presidents Award, 8th Circuit Chapter, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Professional Associations
Member, Florida State Bar


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1800 N Main St
Gainesville, FL 32609
Telephone: 352.378.1107
Fax: 352.378.0103