Frank W. McDermott

is a Lawyer in St. Petersberg, FL

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Peer Rating  5/5.0 AV®Preeminent

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Areas of Law

  • ......................... 40%DUI
  • ......................... 30%Criminal Defense
  • ......................... 30%Traffic Violations

Contact Information

Currently Employed At 5109 Central Avenue
St. Petersberg, FL 33710

Overall Peer Rating

5 out of 5

  • Meets Very High Criteria of General Ethical Standards
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Experience & Credentials

Admission Details1999, Florida and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Education1998- Degree of Law (J.D.) Stetson University College of Law. With Honors (Cum Laude). With Awards.

1992- Business Degree (Marketing) University of Florida.
Additional Bio DetailsMcDERMOTT LAW FIRM, P.A. is committed to providing zealous representation to individuals charged with all criminal offenses. Our firm also handles issues involving Divorce, Family Law, and Child Custody issues. Please call to set up a consultation. Available for representation in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, and Sarasota Counties.


Criminal Law, Felonies and Misdemeanors

DUI (Driving Under the Influence)

BUI (Boating Under the Influence)

Drug Charges (Possession & Trafficking)

Racketeering (RICO), White Collar Crimes

Traffic Charges, Record Sealing, Plea Negotiations

Personal Injury / Wrongful Death

Divorce / Family Law

Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, Florida Bar-Frank W. McDermott, Esq.

Highest Firm Rating (AV®) – Martindale-Hubble.
Highest Attorney Rating (AV®) – Martindale-Hubble.

ESTABLISHED IN 1961- Highest Firm Rating (AV®)-Martindale-Hubbell. McDERMOTT LAW FIRM is committed to providing representation in the areas of CRIMINAL LAW, CRIMINAL DEFENSE, TRAFFIC, DUI, DWI, DRUNK DRIVING, BUI, BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE, ALL WATERCRAFT AND WATER VESSEL CITATIONS AND ALLEGATIONS, DUI MANSLAUGHTER, HOMICIDES, DRUG CHARGES, TRAFFICKING, WHITE COLLAR CRIMES, RICO, SCHEME TO DEFRAUD, BURGLARY, ARSON, RAPE, KIDNAPPING, SEX CRIMES, AND ROBBERY CASES.

DUI- McDERMOTT LAW FIRM handles DUI, DWI, Drunk Driving and DUI Manslaughter cases As well as BUI, Boating Under the Influence, all Watercraft and Water Vessel Citations and allegations. McDERMOTT LAW FIRM prepares extensively for all DUI, DWI, and Drunk Driving cases. We get a copy of the DUI/DWI videotape, a copy of the DUI/DWI police report, as well as a copy of the maintenance documents available for the Breath Test Machine used in the DUI/DWI charges.

BUI-McDERMOTT LAW FIRM handles BUI, BWI, Drunk Boating and Boating Under the Influence, BUI Manslaugher, and all Vessel or Watercraft related cases including Vessel Homicide. McDERMOTT LAW FIRM prepares extensively for all BUI, BWI, Drunk Boating, Boating Under the Influence, and all Watercraft and Water Vessel allegations or charges. We get a copy of the BUI/BWI/Boating Under the Influence videotape, a copy of the BUI/BWI/Boating Under the Influence police report, as well as a copy of the maintenance documents available for the Breath Test Machine used in the BUI/BWI/Boating Under the Influence charges. Handling all Criminal and Civil Citations involving Watercraft or Watter Vessels. Should you be cited for any allegation on the water please contact McDERMOTT LAW FIRM to discuss your case.

DRUG CASES- McDERMOTT LAW FIRM handles all drug cases. This includes Possession, Sale & Distribution, as well as Trafficking in Controlled Substances. We handle cases involving Marijuana, Cocaine, Heroine, Ecstasy (MDMA), Alprazolam (Xanax), GHB, Special K, Hydrocodone and all other controlled substances.

McDERMOTT LAW FIRM reviews the police reports as well as the clients version of the investigation into the Drug Charges. Many times, the police officer performed an illegal search with resulted in the seizure of Narcotics or Drugs from our clients. In such cases McDERMOTT LAW FIRM will file the appropriate motions to suppress the illegally obtained Drugs or Narcotics. This usually results in a dismissal of the Drug Charges.

RICO (RACKETEERING)- McDERMOTT LAW FIRM has experience handling Racketeering and other WHITE COLLAR CASES. JOSEPH and FRANK McDERMOTT have worked together extensively on complex WHITE COLLAR CASES involving RICO, SCHEME TO DEFRAUD, ELDERLY FRAUD, THEFT, AND MONEY LAUNDERING.

CRIMINAL LAW MATTERS - In addition to handling Criminal Defense issues in DUI, DWI, Traffic, and Drug cases, McDERMOTT LAW FIRM handles Robbery, Arson, Rape, Murder, Burglary, Sex Crimes, and Child Abuse cases.

DIVORCE/FAMILY LAW- McDERMOTT LAW FIRM. handles most Divorce/Family Law Matters. This includes Divorce, Simple Divorce, Child Custody & Child Support, Alimony and many other aspects regarding Divorce and Family issues. Please contact our office to set up a consultation.

*A rating of “AV®” for a law firm indicates that the highest ranked principal of the firm has a rating of “AV®” FRANK W. McDERMOTT enjoys a rating of “AV®” and therefore McDERMOTT LAW FIRM enjoys his rating. An “AV®” rating by Martindale-Hubbell reflects an attorney who has reached the heights of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest level of skill, integrity, and ethical standards.

Mr. McDermott received his Board Certification in August of 2011 after 12 years of practice. He is now considered by the Florida Bar to be a specialist in Criminal Trial Law. Very few attorneys have achieved this status.

Member Florida Bar, Member St. Petersburg Bar. Three time Chair of Criminal Law Section. Experienced Criminal Lawyer. Handling DUI, DWI, Traffic, Drug, Felony and Misdemeanor cases in St. Petersburg, Largo, and Clearwater Florida. Pinellas County. Also available for representation in Hillsborough, Manatee, and Sarasota County.

SAVING ANIMALS IN NEED

In July of 2011 Nee, McDermott Law Firm, P.A. began providing pro bono legal services to the SPCA Tampa Bay, Inc. located in Largo, Florida. When law enforcement seizes an animal in distress that is being cruelly treated, the animal is often placed with a local shelter such as the SPCA Tampa Bay. McDermott Law Firm, P.A. provides litigation services to gain custody and ownership of these animals so they can be brought back to health and adopted out to loving families. Providing zealous legal services on behalf of these helpless animals has been very rewarding.

Lincoln McDermott (see photo below) was one of 38 puppies that were living in horrible conditions at a local pet store. The dogs were covered in feces and urine and many had infections and worms. Many of the dogs were undernourished and had been left without food or water for a considerable amount of time. Through the legal representation of McDermott Law Firm, P.A., the SPCA was able to gain ownership of all 38 puppies. This was a great victory for the SPCA as well as McDermott Law Firm, P.A.

During the litigation, Mr. McDermott would often visit the puppies who were patiently awaiting their fate. He became very close to one dog in particular; the long eared, droopy eyed Basset Hound. After the litigation was over and ownership was granted to the SPCA, Mr. McDermott adopted the Basset and named him Lincoln after the 16th president who was also an attorney.

Congratulations to McDermott Law Firm, P.A. for its contribution
to the community through its work saving animals in need.