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:

  • Member of The Florida Bar (served as Vice Chair for Grievance Committee)
  • Board Certified by The Florida Bar Association
  • Member of Federal Bar Association
  • Member of Federal Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member of National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Board Certified by National Board of Trial Advocacy
  • Member of Orange County Bar Association
  • Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Founded in 1980, Mr. Sheaffer's firm has represented clients at all trial and appellate court levels in state, federal, and juvenile courts. In addition, Mr. Sheaffer handles administrative law matters, representing professionals before state boards on professional licensure questions or complaints, and law enforcement officers facing administrative and/or disciplinary actions. The firm's staff is professional, competent and dedicated to the zealous defense of each client's cause.

William J. Sheaffer, P.A.

Sheaffer has a unique perspective on both sides of the aisle. Early in his career, he served as a felony prosecutor for the Orange/Osceola State Attorney’s Office. He’s been in private practice specializing in criminal defense in both federal and state courts for the past 25 years.

Sheaffer offers his clients individualized representation as well as a zealous defense. “My clients expect and pay for my accessibility. When they call with a concern, they want to speak to me, not an associate or an assistant.”