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Bart Stoddard

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Phone: 727.897.5413

405 6th St S #2
St Petersburg, Florida 33701

Bart Stoddard is a Sarasota local, and former Assistant State Attorney with extensive trial experience in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Bart handled thousands of cases from inception through trial and appeal. Bart has in depth experience working with a wide variety of misdemeanor and felony criminal matters including traffic, licensing, theft, narcotics, DUI, resisting arrest, violent crimes, sexual offenses, animal cruelty, computer hacking, identity theft, and large-scale white-collar crimes.

Through his experience Bart has learned to focus much of his attention on faults with law enforcement investigations, improper assumptions based on electronic data, and unfair or unconstitutional police practices, to craft the most effective defense strategy for his clients. Bart works hard to maintain close attorney-client relationships so that his clients always have a firm understanding of the legal process and their options, and to ensure that there are never any surprises from the start of his representation.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
As a practicing attorney, I was shocked to hear that a family member of mine was alleged to have committed a sex crime. Knowing full well the consequences this type of allegation can have on anyone and their future, I immediately reached out to William Hanlon for help. I had every confidence that Mr. Hanlon had the knowledge, expertise, and experience to handle this problem. Approximately 4 weeks from an initial conference with Mr. Hanlon, we received a call with the news that a letter of release was being issued and the case was being dropped. Now my family member can finally exhale, take a deep breath, and go on with his life. Thank you, William! Jerry
★★★★★
Was on the ball. Remembered names, events, places, situations. Never need to re explain the situation. Keeps in touch through out the entire experience and keeps you feeling safe, comforted and protected. Fights hard. Worth every single penny. Would never settle for anything less than Will. Carrie
★★★★★
I was facing a charge that if convicted would carry two years in prison minimally. Not only was he empathetic and listening to what I had to say but he arranged with the prosecutor for my charges not to be filed under terms of a pre trial investigation. Would highly recommend. Alec
★★★★★
I am very happy for what he did for me. Always there when I needed him. Explained everything well. He Fights for his clients. He got me what I needed. Hes an excellent lawyer. Mutaz
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Mr. Hanlon did what no other lawyer could do. Not only did he turn my criminal history into a thing of the past so I could move on, he was a loyal associate. No matter how bad the situation is, he has miraculously cleared me on every charge since he became my lawyer 5 years ago. I have the best lawyer that the legal system has to offer. I have had other really good lawyers try to get my business, but I know that no one can do a better job than William Hanlon. Jesse