Attorney Profile

Attorney Albert Sauline Panama City and Greater Florida Panhandle Criminal Defense Attorney

Prior to forming the firm, Al served as an Assistant State Attorney in the 14th Judicial Circuit of Florida, prosecuting felonies, misdemeanors and juvenile crimes. Among his various jury trial convictions were DUI manslaughter, multiple charges of armed carjacking with a firearm (10-20-life offense), and lewd & lascivious molestation cases. He has also served as an Associate with McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver, one of the largest worker's compensation defense law firms in all of Florida. While having his own practice, Al previously has served as "of counsel" with Southern Star Immigration, having practiced immigration law gaining the knowledge to truly understand how immigration issues can and will be affected by criminal charges.

Admitted

  • The Florida Bar, 2005
  • Federal Court - Northern District of Florida, 2011
  • The Ohio Bar, 2004
  • The Washington, D.C. Bar, 2006

Education

  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Youngstown State University, B.A., Political Science, with minors in Criminal Justice and Sociology, 2000

Professional Activities

  • Since 2012, has appeared periodically on Law Call
    on WMBB – ABC 13 in Panama City
  • Featured in the Bay County Chamber of Commerce “Bay Biz” magazine as the April – June edition’s “Ones to Watch” spotlight for Bay Young Professionals
  • President of the Bay County Bar Association (2010), Vice President (2009)
  • Board of Governors Representative to the Florida Bar Association YLD, representing the 14th Judicial Circuit (2008 - 2012); Ex-Officio Representative
    (2013-2014)
  • President of the Board of Directors for Catholic Charities of NW Florida - Panama City Region
    (2011 - 2012)
  • St. Andrew's Inn of Court - Panama City
    (2010 - present)
  • Emerald Coast Hospice volunteer (2010 - present)
  • Best of Bay 2016 – #1 Attorney in Bay County
    (Panama City News Herald)
  • Best of Bay 2015 – #1 Attorney in Bay County
    (Panama City News Herald)
  • Panama City Lions Club (2013 - present)
    President 2015
  • Junior Achievement of Northwest Florida - Panama City Region (2013)
  • Florida Bar Association member (2005 - present)
  • Ohio State Bar Association member (2004 - present)
  • Washington, D.C. Bar Association member
    (2006 - present)
  • The Ohio State University Alumni Association
    (2004 - present)
  • “The Difference Makers" Board of Directors (Youngstown, OH)
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers in Florida
  • American Institute of Criminal Lawyers
    Florida's 10 Best
  • 2016 Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics – Honorable Mention by the Better Business Bureau of Northwest Florida

Clerkship

  • The Honorable Judge Gene Donofrio, Ohio's Seventh District Court of Appeals (summers of 2002 and 2003)

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