Attorney Sheslow has extensive litigation and trial experience. Mr. Sheslow takes matters to trial in state, and federal court. He has tried multiple federal cases, including successfully litigating matters to verdict. Mr. Sheslow has extensive trial experience in state court matters including major sex crimes and violent offenses throughout the state of Florida. He represents individuals in Civil Rights matters against law enforcement agencies including representing active duty officers. He also represents small businesses in both federal and state court.
appeals of State and Federal Cases. He has been recognized by his peers for his trial performance and has been employed as a Professor at the University of South Florida teaching law in the Business School in Tampa, Florida.
Prior to joining Whittel & Melton, Mr. Sheslow served as an Assistant Public Defender. Mr. Sheslow accumulated an impressive trial record while with the Public Defender’s Office. He has earned acquittals in serious cases from firearms to sex offenses.
Additionally, Mr. Sheslow completed the National Criminal Defense Lawyers College held at Mercer College of Law in Macon, Georgia, where he learned from the best trial attorneys in the country.
During law school, Mr. Sheslow gained experience on the prosecution side with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. Further, Mr. Sheslow was recognized as an outstanding advocate as a member of the Law School’s Moot Court Board. Mr. Sheslow competed on the Moot Court Board’s National Team where he argued at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, CA.
Before law school, Mr. Sheslow worked on Capitol Hill, in the United States Senate. He was recognized on the UC Berkeley Dean’s List receiving awards for his writing, and graduating with Highest Honors and Highest Distinction. During his high school playing days he was a nationally ranked point guard, representing Los Angeles in the Maccabi games.
- J.D., University of California, Davis, King Hall School of Law
- B.A., University of California, Berkeley
Professional & Bar Association Memberships
- Manatee County Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- Manatee County Inns of Court
- State Criminal Defense
- Federal Criminal Defense
- Assistant Public Defender, State of Florida, 12th Judicial Circuit
- Law Office of Steven W. Ledbetter, Venice, Florida
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