Get To Know Casey
Tampa lawyer W.F. ”Casey” Ebsary Jr is from Tampa, Florida. Casey’s work focuses on trial practice, criminal defense, DUI, and defense against drug charges. Casey is a Trial Lawyer and is a former Prosecutor. Casey is the lead trial attorney at the Law Office of W.F. ”Casey” Ebsary Jr
What others Know About Casey
For years, Casey has been a “Super Lawyer.” Super Lawyers are included in a comprehensive listing of outstanding attorneys. Super Lawyers are chosen using evidence of peer recognition and professional achievement. Lawyers who have been in practice for at least five years nominate the best attorneys they’ve personally observed in action.
First, a Candidate Pool is created by lawyers who have been in practice for at least five years. Lawyers cannot nominate themselves. Then Candidates are chosen by searching national and local periodicals, legal trade journals, numerous databases and online sources, Conducting in-person and telephonic meetings with law firms. Secondly, the Candidates are graded by their background, experience, peer recognition and professional achievement.
Finally, the selection process conducts peer evaluation by Practice Area. Finally, candidates are chosen. Only 5 percent of the total lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers.
What About Casey’s Training
Casey has remained near the top of his class as he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctor, cum laude from the Stetson University College of Law. Casey remains an Editorial Board member of the Stetson Law Review and has had two articles published in this nationally recognized legal publication. Since leaving law school in 1990, has practiced in State and Federal Trial and Appellate Courts throughout the State.
Tampa Lawyer Overview
Mr. Ebsary has been attorney of record in hundreds of felony and misdemeanor criminal cases. Casey is a Board Certified Expert and Specialist in criminal courts. He defends all types of criminal charges. He has represented clients in driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated (DUI/DWI) cases in many Florida counties. He is a former Assistant State Attorney and Prosecutor and a former Assistant Public Defender. He also has litigation experience including counterfeiting, driving under the influence, fraud, forgery, murder, money laundering, and theft.
Mr. Ebsary also has received an AV Rating by the Martindale-Hubbell Law directory. This is their highest rating and shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. He or she has usually practiced law for many years, and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.
Casey has litigation experience including murder, money laundering, fraud, forgery, counterfeiting, and theft. Mr. Ebsary’s expertise includes experience in high-tech litigation in information systems and international banking and currency transactions.
Mr. Ebsary is AV rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Directory. That is the highest rating issued by this nationally recognized lawyer rating service. An AV Rating shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence. AV rated lawyers have usually practiced law for many years, and are recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.
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Mr. Ebsary is a Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers are a comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys. Super Lawyers uses a unique multi-step process to find evidence of peer recognition and professional achievement. A survey of lawyers who have been in practice for at least five years nominate the best attorneys they’ve personally observed in action. First, a Candidate Pool is created from a survey of lawyers who have been in practice for at least five years. Lawyers cannot nominate themselves. Then Candidates are added by searching national and local periodicals, legal trade journals, numerous databases and online sources, Conducting in-person and telephonic meetings with law firms. Second, the Candidates are Evaluated by their background, experience, peer recognition and professional achievement. Third, Peer Evaluation by Practice Area. Finally, candidates are selected. Only 5 percent of the total lawyers in the state are selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers.
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Casey is also Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer in the State of Florida. As a Board Certified Lawyer, W.F. “Casey” Ebsary, Jr. has been qualified among lawyers whose exclusive membership comprises less than one half of one percent of all Florida Lawyers. Very few Hillsborough DUI Lawyers are Attorneys certified by the Florida Bar as a Board Certified Specialist.
Everyone who is certified in criminal trial law has practiced law on a full-time basis for at least five years. To become certified the lawyer must have handled 25 criminal cases with at least 20 jury trials, tried to verdict, at least 15 of which involved a felony. Ten trials must have been tried with the lawyer as lead counsel. Each certified lawyer has had substantial involvement — 30 percent or more — in the practice of criminal trial law during the three years preceding application.
Each certified lawyer must also have passed peer review, has completed 45 hours of continuing legal education within three years preceding application and has passed a written examination demonstrating knowledge, skills and proficiency in the field of criminal trial law to justify the representation of special competence.
Board certification is valid for five years, during which time the attorney must continue to practice law and attend Florida Bar-approved continuing legal education courses. To be recertified, requirements similar to those for initial certification must be met. Those who are board certified have taken the extra step to have their competence and experience recognized.
Seasoned and Experienced
For ten years, each Spring, Mr. Ebsary taught the Review and Preparation Course for the Florida Criminal Trial Board Certification Exam. Mr. Ebsary has been a Member of the Student Education and Admissions to the Bar Committee of the Florida Bar, Chairman of the Criminal Law section of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. Mr. Ebsary received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctor, cum laude from the Stetson University College of Law. Mr. Ebsary is also an Editorial Board Member of the Stetson Law Review.
Mr. Ebsary received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, cum laude from the University of Florida and his Juris Doctor, cum laude from the Stetson University College of Law.
Stetson University College of Law Juris Doctor, cum laude Class Rank 17/117
University of Florida Bachelor Of Science in Business Administration, cum laude
Professional Journal Publications
Note, Fourth Amendment Aerial Privacy; Expect the Unexpected, 19 STETSON L. REV. 273 (1989).
Recent Developments in Section 1983, 19 STETSON L. REV. 1065 (1990).
Selected Publications on Web:
Licensure, Certification, and Recognition:
Member of the Media and Communications Law Committee of the Florida Bar.
Past Chairman, Technology Law Section, Hillsborough County Bar Association.
Past Member of the Student Education and Admissions to the Bar Committee of the Florida Bar.
Editorial Board Member, Stetson Law Review, 1989 Admitted Florida Bar, 1990.
Admitted United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Recipient of James Carlisle Rogers Award for best-written criticism of a decision of the United States Supreme Court.
Teaching Fellowship Stetson University College of Law.
Federal Aviation Administration, Private Pilot, 1976.
Computer Law Expert on G4 TV.
In Re: Amendments to Rules Regulating the Florida Bar, 762 So.2d 392 (Fla. 1999) (striking down Bar rule restricting the use of trade names).
Freeman v. State, 611 1260 (Fla. 2d DCA 1993) (attacking constitutionality of roadside driver’s license suspensions).
Securing Wireless Networks
With downtown Tampa set to become a wireless hot spot, those with wireless 802.11 series capability will have Internet access anywhere downtown. That should bring a surge of people scanning the airwaves seeking nefarious access.
The Web Mob a/k/a La Cosa Webstra
Agents took control of the Mob’s website and posted a warning to those not yet busted – “Contact your local United States Secret Service field office before we contact you!!!”
We are inundated with technologies designed to more effectively communicate. Some have caused users to defectively communicate. Misuse yields communications breakdown or even worse – death by PowerPoint®. With 400 Million Copies of Microsoft Office® and millions of PowerPoint® Presentations every day, one commentator, Dave Paradi surveyed and found several annoying elements in the bane of boardroom and courtroom technologies, PowerPoint®. Lest you not be familiar with potential side effects of poorly executed digital slide show software, be assured watching slides from industrial safety filmstrips is more bearable than the painful boredom from this assassin of effective messaging from Microsoft®.
Secret Messages that are not Secret
There are secret messages in your documents that are not secret. Both major word processing packages, Word and Word Perfect, contain hidden information that unless carefully removed can be a rich source of information to an opponent to whom the document is digitally distributed. Documents contain far more information than can be seen on screen.
Phishing and Spoofing
Phishing is not to be confused with ‘fishing.’ There is no cast net, no baiting of the hook, and no minnow awaiting a large-mouth bass. But there are plenty of wireless fly rods out there. What do I mean? Specifically, an enterprising nerd or computer wizard of the binary-off generation can send you a disguised email representing a company you know and highly regard. The message may be duplicating a well-known logo in a misleading email suggesting you, the gullible, reply and update their files.
They will frequently ask for a Social Security Number, credit card number, username and password, and/or your bank account number. Such data provides a license for identity theft. It goes on all the time. You read stories of months and months of futile effort to rectify credit reports done in by the virtual criminals. Frequently, the bait appears as an online financial intermediary asking for an update of personal information. In reality, takers just feed the ‘phisher’ valuable key information used to exploit the theft of the vulnerable victims’ identities.
Paper-less Office or Less-paper Office?
While away from the office, the document image can be retrieved and reviewed from a remote log-in to the network. The images or data can be stored on a notebook computer or on compact disk. Whether a desktop computer from another office, a notebook computer in court, or on a wireless device on the way to court, once the documents and files are accessible from anywhere, your hand truck and its cargo of banker’s boxes may be on its way to the junk heap. In the event of a disaster, copies of the data can be retrieved from storage and restored without missing a beat.
Electronic fingerprints remain available for review if you know what to look for. The skeletal remains of files deleted or history of persons and places visited are seemingly hidden in the world behind the computer’s display. A plan to recover this information by a team with computer forensic expertise can be a powerful tool for civil and criminal litigants, for law enforcement, and for computer support services.
Securing a Cable Modem Against Computer Criminals
As the use of commercial broadband cable modem’s flourishes, the opportunity for computer criminals or hackers to attack computers attached to these networks similarly has skyrocketed. Unbeknownst to most users, a cable modem provides easy access to an attached computer. Protection of these computers is a three-stage process.
Electronic Case Files are the Law of the Land — Civil Litigators Can Safely Read this Too Criminal Law Section
Beginning on July 2004, you will be filing electronically in the Clerk’s Office for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. This is the future. The train is leaving the station; you can be on it or under it.
Data Recovery: Major Disaster or Minor Loss?
In Technospeak, Geekspeak, or Newspeak, the message is the same: If mission critical data is lost, then call in a pro. Finagling with missing or damaged files can render them irrecoverable.
Recovering data from even a compromised hard disk drive begins at around $5,000.00 per disk drive and it is not uncommon for data to be unrecoverable. New threats have arisen from programs that are installed by mere visits to web pages.
Selected Professional Presentations:
Board Certification in Criminal Law Review, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 1998 to 2007.
Liability and Exposure from Use of Email and the Internet, Hillsborough Community College, 2002.
Legalities of Using and Maintaining Computerized Medical Records, 2003, Tampa, Florida.
The Practice: Everything Else You Need To Know About Criminal Defense; Tampa, Florida; Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Internet Research in Florida, Tampa, Florida, 2001.
Selected Media Coverage:
Matias, K, “The Talk of the Web”, On Magazine, Dec. 2001 (coverage of defense of Internet libel claim).
Zones hinder free speech Series: EDITORIALS St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Nov 9, 2002
7 protesters arrested; ticketholders kept out St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Nov 3, 2002; Author: John Balz
3 protesters sue Tampa police St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Nov 2, 2002; Author: Graham Brink
Bush rally protesters plan to sue city, police St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Oct 20, 2002; Author: Graham Brink
THE WEEK IN REVIEW Series: THE WEEK IN REVIEW St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Aug 25, 2002
Some condo residents seek to phase out kids St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Aug 24, 2002; John Balz
Device deters repeat DUIs St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Apr 1, 2002; Christopher Goffard
Bush rally protesters plan to sue city, police St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Oct 20, 2001; Author: Graham Brink
Police wronged the protesters St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Aug 2, 2001; Editorial
Charges dropped against protesters St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Jul 28, 2001; Author: David Karp
Hearing for two activists delayed St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Jul 17, 2001; Author: David Karp
Counter demonstrators’ brave protest deserves protection St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Jun 17, 2001; Author: Robyn E. Blumner
2 GOP workers triggered arrests St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Jun 15, 2001; Author: Christopher Goffard
Dissent if you want, but don’t do it here St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Jun 8, 2001; Author: Jan Glidewell
Foul call at Legends St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Jun 8, 2001; Editorial
Suppression of rights at Bush rally is wrong St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Jun 8, 2001; Letters to the Editor
Bush protesters say rights were muzzled St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Jun 6, 2001; Author: Christopher Goffard
Protests not seen or heard: How polite St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Jun 6, 2001; Author: Howard Troxler
Protesters kept at a distance; three arrested St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Jun 5, 2001; Authors: Kevin Graham; Angela Moore
Gun seller denies violating ordinance Series: TIMES DIGEST St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg, Fla.; Apr 5, 2001
BUSINESS BRIEFS Series: BUSINESS BRIEFS St. Petersburg Times; Copyright Times Publishing Co. Jan 7, 1998
Talk about your stunned silence; just the facts, ma’am and whatever happened to casing a joint? Series: TAMPA UNCUFFED St. Petersburg Times; St. Petersburg; Jan 12, 1995; Bill Duryea & Sue Carlton
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