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.