Profiles

The Board Certified Criminal Lawyers of The Dick Law Firm

  • Board Certified-Criminal Law-Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Combined over 10,000 cases and nearly 200 jury trials handled
  • Listed in Florida Monthly as 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012 SuperLawyer Rising Star for Criminal Defense
  • Listed in Florida Monthly as 2005 SuperLawyer Rising Star for Criminal Prosecution
  • Prosecutor of the Year 2004, Florida Gang Investigator’s Association

Sean D.

Sean D. attended Georgetown University in Washington D.C. before returning to his home state of Florida. Shawn graduated with Honors from the University of Florida.

He began his legal career in the Duval County District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney. For almost five years Shawn prosecuted criminal cases in dozens of courts handling everything from shoplifting cases to murder.

In December of 2001, he moved to another County where he has worked under two different elected District Attorneys where he presided in well over 25 jury trials many involving serious cases. Throughout his career he has handled over 10,000 criminal and juvenile cases and has tried over 75 jury trials.

Additionally, he was certified in Criminal Law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization in December 2004. He was selected by the Florida Gang Investigator’s Association as the Prosecutor of the Year in the State of Florida in July 2004. He has been recognized for his commitment by Super Lawyers as he has the rare distinction of being listed as a Super Lawyer Rising Star both as a criminal prosecutor (2005) and as a criminal defense lawyer (2008, 2009, 2011 & 2012).

Sam H.

Sam H.. joined The Dick Law Firm after devoting the last 10 years to the exclusive practice of criminal law.

He spent 6 years as an Assistant District Attorney in the Duval County District Attorney’s Office. During this time Steve investigated and prosecuted the most serious crimes in Duvall County. Mr. H is now able as a criminal defense attorney to use his extensive experience with the government to assist individuals in defending themselves from the State.

In 2006, Sam was recognized as Prosecutor of the Year” by the Duval County Children’s Advocacy Center for his efforts in fighting crimes against children. Steve served for 4 years as an Assistant District Attorney in Clay County before moving to Duval County. Steve has extensive jury trial experience in felony, misdemeanor and juvenile cases. Steve’s last assignment in Clay County was as a prosecutor in the Child Abuse Division. This elite division is charged with prosecuting serious felony cases committed against children.

He earned board certification in Criminal Law in 2005 from the Florida Board of Legal Specialization. Fewer than 2% of lawyers in Florida have earned Board Certification in Criminal Law. He has a wide variety of jury trial experience, which includes: Murder, Aggravated Robbery, Drug Offenses, Sex Crimes, Burglary, DWI and many others. Steve has extensive experience with white-collar criminal investigations, identity theft and other computer facilitated crimes.

Anthony J.

Anthony J. is a 2004 graduate of the Levin College of Law. Mr. Jackson was an exceptional student of law who graduated in the top third of his class and was named the 2004 Advocate of the Year. His excellence in law and courtroom advocacy also earned him a coveted induction into the elite National Order of Barristers.

After graduation, he practiced law in almost all legal arenas, obtaining an invaluable perspective and unique legal insights. He also quickly earned a well-deserved reputation as an extremely ethical and talented attorney in both criminal and civil law.

He worked in the District Attorney’s Office of Clay County, Florida as an appellate attorney, misdemeanor prosecutor and juvenile prosecutor. While there, he was an extremely successful trial attorney and quickly became the ‘go-to’ attorney for other prosecutors and local judges whenever they had a question regarding law or legal strategy.

In addition to his exceptional trial work, he also became the chief appellate attorney due to his extensive knowledge of the law. In this capacity, he represented the State of Florida in numerous appeals and habeas corpus petitions, including several successful appeals before the Florida Court of Criminal Appeals. While working as an Assistant District Attorney, he gained an in-depth knowledge of prosecutorial tactics which he utilizes in developing successful defense strategies today.

He handles both misdemeanor and felony criminal cases. These cases include, but are not limited to, Assaults, Class C Misdemeanors, DWIs, Murder, Possession of Controlled Substances, Possession of Dangerous Drugs, Possession of Marijuana, Sexual Assault, Indecency with a Child, and Theft.

In addition to his extensive criminal experience, he was employed with prestigious civil firms where he successfully pursued all aspects of State and Federal civil litigation while engaging in a nationwide legal practice.

He is also bilingual. He has studied both at the Spanish Language Institute in Cuernavaca, Mexico and at the International Law Institute in Guanajuato, Mexico. His studies at these Institutions included advanced legal Spanish courses as well as the Study of NAFTA and International Human Rights.

An avid student of the law, he continues to devote a great deal of time to daily study of legal issues in order to consistently provide the most accurate and complete responses to the questions of clients. Coupled with his committed work ethic and reputation as a skilled trial attorney, this dedication to always strive for excellence has provided him with the opportunity to achieve exceptional results for his clients.