WHO WE ARE

We are DeCarlis & Sawyer Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Firm. Our firm is dedicated to a personal understanding of the diverse concerns and needs each case presents and we are devoted to obtaining the best possible results for each and every one of our unique clients. We are sensitive to the needs of our clients and appreciate that every case involves unique challenges and opportunities.

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WHAT WE DO

At DeCarlis & Sawyer, Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Firm. We specialize in the strong defense of the wide range of criminal cases and personal injury in all state and federal courts.
DeCarlis & Sawyer is a result-oriented law firm offering a full range of legal services to individuals and companies across Florida. Our primary objective is to deliver outstanding results for each of our clients

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OUR LAWYERS

At DeCarlis & Sawyer we understand the level of commitment and involvement of a lawyer and a client. We know that any client of us, at any given time, will have questions and concerns regarding their case or any other issue related to our relationship. We’ve created a section with lots of common questions and answers so our clients can feel safer having most of the answers at hand.

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OUR PEOPLE

OUR PRACTICE AREAS

people1William Nicholas DeCarlis was born and raised in upstate
New York but has been a resident of Gainesville since the late 1960s when he moved here to attend the University of Florida College of Law.rior to that period he was an Aeronautical Engineer with NASA – working on many rockets, including Apollo 7 through Apollo 17. After some time Bill found his heart was in law which led him to give up his engineering profession and start anew as a law student despite having a wife and young son. He graduated from law school and became a member of the Florida Bar in 1972, started trying cases and never looked back.

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senorJames Michael Sawyer hails from South Florida but has been a resident of Gainesville off and on since the 1970’s when he moved here to attend the University of Florida (UF) for his Bachelor’s Degree. Mike began a martial arts career as a teenager in Miami which continued while he attended UF and went on to become one of the world’s foremost promoters and authorities on sport martial arts. He is the co-founder of many prestige martial art associations including the North American Sport Karate Association (NASKA) and the International Sport Karate Association (ISKA) as well as an on-air expert analyst for ESPN and other sports channels.

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PERSONAL INJURY

At Decarlis and Sawyer law offices we have a joined trial knowledge of in excess of 60 years. DeCarlis and Sawyer has been a pioneer in Gainesville for quite a while and have been offering legal services such as private investigators, highly trained paralegals, case managers, and experienced attorneys who dedicate their practices to specific areas of law including Personal Injury. DeCarlis and Sawyer is one of Gainesville’s biggest customer law offices and our accomplished lawyers can help you in the event that you are harmed in a accident in Florida, or have been a casualty of negligence. Our primary office is found in Gainesville.

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column1-image2SHANE R. BACHMAN was born and raised in New Jersey and graduated from The College of New Jersey with a B.S. degree in Business Administration. He received his Juris Doctor degree in 2008 and, soon after gained admittance as a member of the Florida Bar. During law school, Mr. Bachman interned with the Staff Attorneys for the Fifth Judicial Circuit in Ocala, Florida and later he interned with DeCarlis & Sawyer in Gainesville, Florida.  During his career, Mr. Bachman has worked in both the public and private sector with a focus on criminal law, handling cases from the misdemeanors to the most serious of felonies.   He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife and young daughter.

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CRIMINAL DEFENSE

The assumption of innocence is one of our main rights. It doesn’t matter the circumstances, the law office of DeCarlis & Sawyer will assist you. With a great deal of experience as criminal defense attorneys in Gainesville, FL, it is our goal to challenge all charges against you and to be there, in court, to provide with the help you deserve.
In any case, there is no required commitment on your side for our recommendations, and there is a huge benefit on these options, the experience.
The court system need to demonstrate that an individual perpetrated a wrongdoing, meaning that you are innocent until demonstrated guilty. On the off chance that you have been blamed for a criminal act.
Please contact the skilled and talented lawyers at DeCarlis & Sawyer for a complimentary consultation.
We will utilize our extensive knowledge and expertise in your defense to assure your case is settled in positive terms.

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“At DeCarlis & Sawyer, the client always comes first, and we constantly strive to exceed your expectations. We’re looking forward to working with you.”

“High-Power” Legal Team Hired

Attorneys hired for couple in heroin cas:
A couple arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Office’s Crime Suppression Unit for possession a large amount of heroin more than a week ago, has retained the services of a high-power legal team.Mike Sawyer, of the law firm DeCarlis & Sawyer with an office in Gainesville and well-known throughout central Florida, said they’re representing Felipe Rodriguez…
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 Frequently Asked Questions

Personal Injury & Auto Accident Causes

  • Have you been injured in an automobile accident?
  • What Causes Injury
  • Intervening Causes
  • Defenses to Personal Injury Lawsuits
  • Contributory Negligence
  • Comparative Negligence
  • Assumption
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About Our Firm

At DeCarlis & Sawyer, our strength is in our people.  We have focused on establishing a firm of exceptional partners, associates, and paralegals to provide our clients with the best legal representation.

DeCarlis & Sawyer is proud of the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our legal professionals.  This training and knowledge gives our attorneys a keen understanding of the many industries and businesses

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We work as a single united team with market leading firms around the world and give our clients the highest quality advice possible.

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