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William J. Sheslow

William J. Sheslow

Whittel & Melton, LLC
  • Family Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury ...
  • Florida
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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
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
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
White Collar Crime
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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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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Professional Experience
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Assistant Public Defender
State of Florida, 12th Judicial Circuit
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
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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
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Manatee County Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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The Florida Bar
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Contact & Map
Whittel & Melton, LLC
1000 5th St #208
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Telephone: (866) 561-6025
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Citrus County - Beverly Hills
5 William Tell Ln
Beverly Hills, FL 34465
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
Whittel & Melton, LLC
5107 Central Ave
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Telephone: (727) 823-0000
Fax: (727) 898-2001
Whittel & Melton, LLC
4401 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL 33609
Telephone: (813) 221-3200
Whittel & Melton, LLC
5318 Balsam St
New Port Richey, FL 34652
Telephone: (727) 847-2299
Whittel & Melton, LLC
Marion - The Villages
510 Co Rd 466
The Villages, FL 32159
Telephone: (352) 369-5334
Fax: (352) 556-4839
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Boca Raton
3700 Airport Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Telephone: (561) 367-8777
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Lake - Sumter
123 N Florida St
Bushnell, FL 33513
Telephone: (352) 793-9330
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Citrus County - Inverness
111 W Main St
Inverness, FL 34450
Telephone: (352) 726-0078
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Alachua - Levy
5215 SW 91st Terrace
Gainesville, FL 32608
Telephone: (352) 264-7800
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119 NE 39th St
Miami, FL 33137
Toll-Free: (866) 561-6025
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