Panama City and Greater Florida Panhandle Criminal Defense Attorney
Prior to forming the firm, Al served as an Assistant State Attorney in the 14th Judicial Circuit of Florida, prosecuting felonies, misdemeanors and juvenile crimes. Among his various jury trial convictions were DUI manslaughter, multiple charges of armed carjacking with a firearm (10-20-life offense), and lewd & lascivious molestation cases. He has also served as an Associate with McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver, one of the largest worker's compensation defense law firms in all of Florida. While having his own practice, Al previously has served as "of counsel" with Southern Star Immigration, having practiced immigration law gaining the knowledge to truly understand how immigration issues can and will be affected by criminal charges.
THE FLORIDA BAR, 2005 FEDERAL COURT - NORTHERN DISTRICT OF FLORIDA, 2011 THE OHIO BAR, 2004 THE WASHINGTON, D.C. BAR, 2006
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY MORITZ COLLEGE OF LAW, J.D., 2004 YOUNGSTOWN STATE UNIVERSITY, B.A., POLITICAL SCIENCE, WITH MINORS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND SOCIOLOGY, 2000
SINCE 2012, HAS APPEARED PERIODICALLY ON LAW CALL ON WMBB - ABC 13 IN PANAMA CITY FEATURED IN THE BAY COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE "BAY BIZ" MAGAZINE AS THE APRIL - JUNE EDITION'S "ONES TO WATCH" SPOTLIGHT FOR BAY YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PRESIDENT OF THE BAY COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION (2010), VICE PRESIDENT (2009) BOARD OF GOVERNORS REPRESENTATIVE TO THE FLORIDA BAR ASSOCIATION YLD, REPRESENTING THE 14TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT (2008 - 2012); EX-OFFICIO REPRESENTATIVE (2013-2014) PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS FOR CATHOLIC CHARITIES OF NW FLORIDA - PANAMA CITY REGION (2011 - 2012) ST. ANDREW'S INN OF COURT - PANAMA CITY (2010 - PRESENT) EMERALD COAST HOSPICE VOLUNTEER (2010 - PRESENT) BEST OF BAY 2015 - #1 ATTORNEY IN BAY COUNTY (PANAMA CITY NEWS HERALD) PANAMA CITY LIONS CLUB (2013 - PRESENT) PRESIDENT 2015 JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF NORTHWEST FLORIDA - PANAMA CITY REGION (2013) FLORIDA BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBER (2005 - PRESENT) OHIO STATE BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBER (2004 - PRESENT) WASHINGTON, D.C. BAR ASSOCIATION MEMBER (2006 - PRESENT) THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (2004 - PRESENT) "THE DIFFERENCE MAKERS" BOARD OF DIRECTORS (YOUNGSTOWN, OH)
THE HONORABLE JUDGE GENE DONOFRIO, OHIO'S SEVENTH DISTRICT COURT OF APPEALS (SUMMERS OF 2002 AND 2003)