William R. Ponall

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Location:
Winter Park, Florida
Phone:
407-469-6200
Fax:
407-645-0805
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William R. Ponall is Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Criminal Appellate Law. Mr. Ponall is one of fewer than 25 attorneys in the State of Florida who holds that designation. He has over 13 years of experience handling State and Federal criminal appeals, post conviction matters, and complex criminal cases throughout the State of Florida.  Prior to entering private practice, he was a Staff Attorney for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Mr. Ponall has had articles, addressing both substantive criminal law and criminal appeals, published in The Florida Defender, a magazine published by the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and The Briefs, a magazine published by the Orange County Bar Association. He graduated with honors from the University of Florida and the University Of Florida College of Law.

Mr. Ponall is a Past President of the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, on the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and a member of the Orange Country Bar Appellate Practice Committee.  He was selected by his peers as a Rising Star in 2012 and a Super Lawyer in 2013. 

 

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Postconviction Matters
  • Federal Crimes

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

Education

  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • J.D. with Honors - 2000
  • University of Florida
    • B.A. - Political Science with Honors - 1997

Published Works

  • Florida Supreme Court Preview: Bowers v. State, SC09-1971, The Admissibility of Hearsay Evidence at Pretrial Hearings on Motions to Suppress Evidence, The Briefs, Orange County Bar Association, 2010
  • When Should a Decision of the Florida Supreme Court Be Applied Retroactively to Final Convictions?, The Florida Defender, Volume 16, Number 2, 2004
  • Preventing the State From Using Prior Consistent Statements to Bolster the Credibility of Alleged Victims of Sexual Abuse, The Florida Defender, Volume 16, Number 1, 2004
  • Reserving the Right to Appeal When Pleading Guilty or Nolo Contendere, The Florida Defender, Volume 15, Number 3, 2003

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Past President
  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Appellate Practice Committee
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board of Directors

Past Employment Positions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit, Staff Attorney