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    As Seen On TV
    Legal analyst for WFTV (Channel 9)
    Local and national news and talk shows
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    Who's Who in American Law
    Profiled in the Orlando Business Journal
    as one of central Florida’s Power Players
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    Respected Lawyer
    The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers
    Martindale Hubbell's Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers

"Bill Sheaffer has a unique perspective. Having served as United States Navy corpsman, and an Assistant State’s Attorney, he now works as a defense lawyer and TV legal analyst. Based upon his life’s experience, he tells young lawyers, interns and students: that not everything is as it appears; endeavor to keep an open mind, and consider all aspects of an issue."


Sheaffer particularly enjoys working each year with the Florida High Schools’ Annual Mock Trial Competition series, as well as the University of Central Florida’s Mock Trial Tournament, and, UCF’s Ethics Bowl Competition series, during which he serves as judge and advisor to student competitors. Says Sheaffer with a smile, “These kids are our future lawyers and are so eager to learn as much as they can about the Justice System.”



Criminal trial and appellate practice in all State and Federal courts. White collar and complex crimes litigation, grand jury investigations, administrative law (State), professional licensure defense, attorney grievance defense.

Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist:

  • The Florida Bar
  • The National Board of Trial Advocacy

"every person accused deserves the most aggressive, vigorous and thorough defense, regardless of the nature of the accusation."

William J. Sheaffer, P.A.

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