Attorney Larry Sandefer Lead Counsel Rated

Sandefer Law Firm

Criminal Defense Attorney | Serving Clearwater, FL

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4625 East Bay Drive Suite 203
Clearwater, FL 33764

Board Certified Criminal Defense Trial Attorney

Attorney Larry Sandefer has been the lead attorney in over 250 jury trials and has handled thousands of criminal cases. While one of only three Division Directors at the state attorney's office for Pinellas and Pasco Counties, he supervised felony and misdemeanor attorneys. He also made decisions regarding the filing of cases, types of charges, and the disposition of cases. While a division director, Larry Sandefer tried major cases including murders, multi-jurisdictional organized crime, sex crimes, as well as many other major criminal charges. He was on the homicide response team called out to active homicide scenes to advise law enforcement. 

He was one of the first attorney's in the State of Florida to become Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law and has held that certification and re-certification since 1987. Board certification ensures that an attorney has the highest level of experience in Criminal Trial Law, has passed a rigorous examination, has extensive trial and courtroom experience, and has received favorable evaluations by judges and other attorneys in the area. Less than 5% of Florida attorneys are Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law.

Contact Attorney Larry Sandefer today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Criminal Law
  • DUI Defense
  • Traffic Violations
  • Drug Charges
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Doctor Shopping
  • False Prescriptions
  • Sex Offenses
  • Lewd and Lascivious Molestation
  • Burglary
  • Robbery
  • Homicide
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Obstructing
  • Consumer Fraud
  • Juvenile Crime
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Aggravated Battery
  • Domestic Battery
  • Spouse Abuse
  • Child Abuse
  • Violation of Probation
  • Sealing and Expungement
  • Internet and Computer Crimes
  • Weapons Offenses
  • Theft
  • Fraud
  • White Collar Crime
  • Firearms Charges
  • Felony and Misdemeanor Charges

He has obtained the highest possible here review rating regarding legal ability and ethical standards from Martindale Hubbell the premier lawyer rating service.  Larry Sandefer is proud to have been named as one of Tampa Bay's top lawyers in 2010, 2011, and 2012. Mr. Sandefer is also proud to have been selected to the "Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers™," as well as Florida Super Lawyers.

Call 727-328-4605 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Profile

Attorney Larry Sandefer


  • Florida
  • Federal Middle District of Florida
  • Federal Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeal
  • United States Supreme Court

Admitted To The Bar:

  • 1978


  • University of Florida  Law, 1977
  • Auburn University BS Management, 1972

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Named to Who's Who in America, 1997 - Present
  • Named to Who's Who in American Law, 1997 - Present
  • Named to Leadership Pinellas, 1998
  • Graduate of United States Drug Enforcement
  • Past Chairman of Florida Bar Grievance Committee 6D, 1991
  • Past Chairman of Florida Bar Grievance Committee 6A, 2000
  • AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, Highest Rating
  • Named to the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Clearwater Bar Association
  • St. Petersburg Bar Association
  • Florida Bar
  • Colorado Bar
  • Indian Rocks Beach
    • City Commissioner, 1994 - 2000
    • Board of Adjustment, 1994
    • Parks & Recreation Board, 1992 - 1993

Board Certifications:

  • Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Trial Law Florida Bar, Since 1987

Client Testimonials

"Mr. Sandefer has been an amazing lawyer. He was easily able to work with me on a Florida case even though I am in a different state. He was easily accessible via e-mail and phone, he always made sure to keep me updated on the progress of my case. I would recommend Mr. Sandefer to anyone who is looking for an honest, hard-working, lawyer on their side. He went above and beyond his duties to make sure all of the loose ends of my situation were tied up. I could not be more thankful for the help he has provided me. I hopefully will not need his services in the future, but if I do, I will be sure to return to this law firm.”           


“I have retained Larry Sandefer  multiple times and on each occasion have been very pleased with the outcome. Larry is very knowledgeable and knows most the prosecutors and Judges, making the process go smoother. While I regret having to go through the legal system, I feel the outcome could/would have been much worse for me if not for Larry Sandefer. I have also referred more than 10 other clients to Larry who were  very happy with his services. After being through the system multiple times and seeing and hearing what I have, I would definitely give Larry Sandefer my highest recommendation!”                      

Danny K.

“I hired Larry Sandefer for a felony DUI and felony driving while license suspended. He subpoenaed both officers for depositions and the truth came out. Larry took my calls and worked together to get these charges dropped. They were dropped – in fact the prosecutor walked into the hearing and said we are not pursuing this case any longer. If it were not for Larry and his expertise, I believe that I would’ve been convicted and jailed for a crime that did not commit. The other case was felony domestic battery. The allegations were untrue and Larry did it again. I did not step foot in a courtroom. Larry took the bull by the horns and convinced the prosecutor not to file the charges based upon the true facts of the situation. With this case I was facing at least five years in prison. Again, without Larry I believe that I would be sitting in prison right now. If ever I or anyone I know find themselves in legal trouble, the first thing to come out of my mouth will be to call Larry Sandefer.”                            

Sam W.

“Larry single-handedly got me the best possible outcome regarding a very serious legal situation (drug trafficking with a 15 year minimum mandatory sentence).  If there were not for his experience and reputable name, my life would’ve taken a total turn for the worst. When it is your entire future on the line, there is no question that he is the man for the job. I would recommend his services to anyone.”


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