Howard Lidsky Law, P.A.

Florida Bar- Board Certified Expert- Criminal Defense

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Firm Overview

I have been practicing in Gainesville, FL since 1995. I have represented hundreds of clients throughout Northern Florida in state court. My practice has focused on taking cases to trial.

Representing clients accused of crimes in Northern Florida.

Example cases

I regularly handle all types of criminal cases from murder down to DUI/misdemeanors. Recently I have represented a client for murder at the Red Roof Inn in Gainesville, FL. Another of my cases that recently made the news was my representation of a prison guard accused of helping some inmates escape.

Main Office

Main
2233 NW 41st Street
Gainesville  FL  32606

Phone
  • (352) 375-8489
Fax
  • (352) 373-3995

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Yes, however, the fee depends on factors unique to each case.

Hourly Rates

I do not charge for criminal cases by hourly rates.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Office Manager

John T. Fox

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

No.

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I enjoy the people in the criminal justice system and the clients. Helping people accused of crimes is very professionally satisfying.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

A well-educated client is my favorite type of client because they understand their case.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

I do not file documents prepared by my clients. However, I encourage my clients to assist me in preparing their case.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

I do not believe anyone should represent themselves in criminal court.

Howard Lidsky

I worked as a felony prosecutor during 1993-1995. I have also spent four years working for a firm that focused mostly on plaintiff's personal injury cases. I have extensive experience in litigating both criminal and civil cases.

Having worked with nearly a thousand clients during the past fifteen years has helped me to know how to relieve the stress for people during the time their cases is pending. Also, having tried over fifty jury trials in my career has made me very comfortable in taking a case to trial.

I have an excellent academic background and have worked on both sides of the criminal justice system.

Personal interests:

Bible, coaching youth baseball, playing basketball, gardening, and major league baseball.

License
  • Bar Number: 975656
    Florida , 1993
Education
  • University of Texas
    Juris Doctorate , 1992
    Austin, TX
  • University of Virginia
    Bachelor of Arts , 1990
    Charlottesville, VA

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