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Bart Stoddard

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Phone: 941.462.1789

1605 Main St Ste 1115
Sarasota, Florida 34236

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.

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I retained Mr. Hanlon for two cases... He handled both cases very quickly and without me present. The end result was all three charges on two separate cases were dismissed. I couldn't be more pleased with the service I received from Mr. Hanlon.
- Ashley
Excellent attorney! Will handled my petty theft case with the utmost professionalism and kept me informed of my options and choices every step of the way. The evidence was highly circumstantial and predatory, but luckily the whole case was null processed. I highly recommend Will because of his expertise and knowledge.
- Criminal Defense Client
Mr. Hanlon was extremely professional in handling my DUI case. His office was very helpful in answering all my questions. I was so pleased when he reduced my charge from a DUI to Reckless Driving. It was a weight off my shoulders. I would highly recommend him for any DUI case based on his high success rate in reducing the charges. Thanks again Mr. Hanlon.
- Steve