IF you were arrested, you should contact an experienced lawyer with knowledge and ability to represent you. You need a lawyer who not only knows the technicalities of the law, but one who taught it to the Florida prosecutors. William E. Gottfried has the knowledge, experience and skills to aggressively and successfully fight for you. 


There is no substitute for dedication and ability.  William E. Gottfried is an experienced criminal trial lawyer who possesses invaluable experience of the criminal justice system. He was a Pinellas County prosecutor for nearly 5 years.
As an Assistant State Attorney, he attained the position of Lead Trial Attorney for two trial divisions.

He trained other prosecutors and was an instructor at the University of Florida College of Law, DUI School for Florida Prosecutors. He was the featured lecturer at the Florida Prosecuting Association Advanced DUI Trial School.  He taught criminal law at St. Petersburg College, Tampa College and the People's Law School. Since 2008, he has taught criminal law to lawyers and prosecutors as a criminal law lecturer for the Florida Bar. 

William E. Gottfried has personally represented clients in state and federal court throughout Tampa Bay including Clearwater, Palm Harbor, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey, Tampa and Brandon. When he takes on a case, he does everything possible to obtain exceptional results. Having over 25 years experience, successfully handling thousands of criminal cases, you can be confident you are hiring a knowledgeable and experienced lawyer who will fight for you.


We know how terrifying it is to be arrested and charged with a crime. William E. Gottfried will fight for you to achieve a just result. He is recognized for his skill in the courtroom, as well as, his ability to negotiate with the prosecutor. He is a New York educated lawyer who has practiced criminal law in Clearwater, Florida for over 25 years. He will never give your case to a less experienced lawyer or junior associate to handle. From your free consultation until the conclusion 
of your case, all matters will be handled personally and exclusively by William E. Gottfried. 


Whether your case requires an early intervention with law enforcement, a negotiated resolution or demands a complex jury trial, payment plans are available. Please call for a free consultation to discuss a payment plan that fits your needs.


While no ethical attorney can guarantee results, William E. Gottfried does guarantee he will put his vast experience to work for you. He will do everything possible to diligently represent you. It is a promise of honest representation and a commitment to aggressively fight for your rights.

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 William E. Gottfried P.A. 1435 Gulf to Bay Boulevard, Suite C
Clearwater, FL 33755
(727) 462-5592

William E. Gottfried, Attorney at Law - Criminal Law, Personal Injury, DUI - Clearwater, FL