My name is Francis Jerome Shea. I have been practicing law for the past three decades. Before that I was a financial analyst with a major American automobile manufacturer and an auditor with a major CPA firm. From this experience I bring to the practice of law a personal discipline and ability to analyze and resolve your particular legal situation.
If you or any member of your family has been charged with a crime or charged with being removable from the United States under our immigration laws, these are serious life changing events. The Government hires only the most talented lawyers and has unlimited resources to prosecute their case against you. And you deserve to have an equally experienced and talented defense team to help you through the legal process.
Over the years I have an extensive Trial practice including ever aspect both in the criminal defense law and in the immigration process through ever level of the appeals process.
In reference to the most serious cases involving the death penalty I am one of only a few lawyers in North Florida that has the training and experience to be death qualified. I have associated with my firm a defense team with experience and expertise in defending these cases with a high degree of success.
If you have a legal problem I want you to feel comfortable to call me. I have a very open policy to speak with you personally when you call my office and ask for an attorney and I don’t charge for initial consultation. It’s imperative that you get the right information early on. Sometimes waiting too long can work against you. Initial action by you is critical to resolving your problem in your favor. There are times when your case can be taken care of without going to court by presenting your side of the case to the prosecution before you are officially charged.
Once you are charged in a criminal matter or given a notice to a Notice to Appear in Immigration that’s when an experience trial lawyer
I can assure you that when we meet I will give you a true and honest evaluation of the legal issues you are facing, and we will identify the rules of law applicable to your defense leading to a resolution of your case. And at that point if you feel comfortable to hire me to represent you I will put together a plan of action with a goal of reaching a successful conclusion or at least to minimize the impact of the charges against you.
I have included some of the criminal and immigration issues here in my web page that may apply to you.
In defending you sometimes success is founded on a click right or left that may make the difference in whether you win or loss. That’s the reason to hire a seasoned and experienced trial attorney with a respected track record who has handled hundreds of cases.
If you have a legal problem or a legal situation that you need answers on please feel free to call me. I don’t charge for initial consultation as we explore whether I can be of assistance to you.