Client Reviews

Lily Saved My Life

If you are looking for someone that is easy to get ahold of, cares about the law, and is not scared of taking cases to trial, search no further. Lily McCarty Gonzalez takes her job very personally and works very intently on her clients’ cases. I was charged with three counts of Aggravated Battery in Seminole County, Florida, which was punishable by up to 60 years in prison. Lily worked along side fellow Tampa attorney Maj Vasigh on my case and they both worked brilliantly together. My case went to trial after dozens of depositions and several motion filings. My trial lasted four days with jury selection and deliberation. Lily is ambitious, confident, astute, and swift under the pressures of trial. Lily understands people and demographics, which is very helpful in her process of picking a jury. Lily was seemingly flawless during direct examination, cross examination and closing arguments due to her extensive preparation and experience in these situations. Upon, three hours of jury deliberation, my peers found me NOT GUILTY on all three counts. Lily and Maj made a great defense team throughout this whole legal battle. Maria Pavlidis, Lily’s law partner was pivotal to my preparation for trial and added a vital element to my defense team. Although I didn’t know Lily, prior to her joining my defense team, I never felt like a client through this whole experience; she made me feel like a friend. Lily understands the stress her clients are going through and does everything in her power to make them feel as comfortable and prepared as she possibly can. As annoying as I have been throughout this whole thing, Lily still calls my cell phone(not email) to make sure that I’m doing okay. I don’t know of another attorney that takes their job as seriously or personally as Lily McCarty Gonzalez. It’s been a privilege working with Lily, whom I now consider family.

- (5 star review)

True To Her Calling!

In my experience with this attorney, I was deeply encouraged and inspired as I saw her commitment to fight for justice. She went above and beyond the call of duty. She won’t back down even in midst of pressure to fight for what is right.

- (5 star review)

Outstanding!! Amazing!! Phenomenal!!!

Outstanding!! Amazing!! Phenomenal!!! These words don’t even come close to describing Lily McCarty and her partner Maria. They were committed from beginning to end. Giving their all the whole way thru. Our family would not have made it through this year if it wasn’t for their expertise. They are a true blessing to our family and I can’t thank them enough. If you are looking for a kick butt professional , Lily is your girl.

- (5 star review)

The BEST!

Blessed to have been covered by the best legal team I’ve ever could imagine for the past year. God led me to them, and God used them to speak truth, and God ultimately gave favor for obedience. Thank you Lily for your love, support, encouragement, and guidance through this process. You were a gift from God!

Ps. Our family and friends love you!

- (5 star review)

Exceptional attorney. hard-working, knowledgeable, and caring

A colleague who has had first-hand experience with Lily McCarty and Maria Pavilidis recommended them to me after I had been arrested for a DUI. From the first conversation I had with them over the telephone to the final outcome of my case (great outcome), I could not have asked for a better team. They were honest from the very beginning about the possible outcomes of my case and answered all of my questions and concerns as they came up during my case. Both Lily and Maria attended every meeting that was conducted and appeared at every court appearance that I had to attend. It will put your mind at ease knowing that you have two remarkable individuals working hard for you. Throughout my case, there were ups and downs that occurred (both related and unrelated to my case), and both Lily and Maria would check in with me to see how I was doing. You cannot buy that kind of service, and that is what makes them great at what they do.

- (5 star review)

An amazing lawyer/woman!

She is an amazing lawyer/woman. If you need someone to go to end and back with you in the court room. This lawyer will keep you up to date on everything. The knowledge is outstanding that Lily McCarty has. Know matter what time of the day, if you got questions she has answers and if not she will get them. She’s an amazing lawyer.

- (5 star review)

Excellent Lawyer, Highly recommended!!

Lily worked very hard on my behalf and went above and beyond to help me with my situation. She always kept me informed on the progress of my case and was always available for me. If you are ever in need of a knowledgeable and hardworking attorney, she is the one!!!

- (5 star review)

Awesome Lawyer

Lily is awesome, she’s been very understanding and considerate throughout the whole process of my case. Would definitely recommend other people to her.

- (5 star review)

Very helpful, knowledgeable and hard working attorney

I received a DUI back in 2013 and was referred to Lily. She did a great job handling my case. She kept me informed throughout the entire process. Working with an experienced lawyer like Lily was very comforting during a very uneasy time. She was able to get the charges reduced and get me off probation early. I am very thankful and would highly recommend Lily.

- (5 star review)

Outstanding Defense Attorney: Experienced, Astute, Compassionate

Lily McCarty and Maria Pavlidis are exceptional attorneys and individuals. When our son was falsely accused of a felony crime, Lily and Maria were highly recommended by an out of state attorney, who was familiar with their experience, track record, and reputation. Within hours of hearing of our circumstances, Lily and Maria met with our son and began building his defense. They fought fervently on his behalf, putting in sleepless nights when timing was critical. Lily and Maria were professional and astute. They were also compassionate, kind, and accessible throughout this ordeal. As a result of their quick response and legal prowess, this case was ultimately dismissed. We are incredibly grateful to Lily and Maria for their skill and hard work to vindicate an innocent young man. We wholeheartedly recommend them as outstanding defense attorneys.

- (5 star review)

Lily McCarty is an OUTSTANDING attorney, with a heart!

She has proven something to a former claims handler who handle hundreds/thousands of litigated cases over the years that there are attorneys out there who care. As a reformed sceptic, it’s nice to see a counselor who gives her all and fights for her clients. She is the real thing. I will continue to refer people to her as well as use her in the future. She has never let us down and we trust her completely. Give her a try!

- (5 star review)

Genuine & Knowledgable

Lily has been very genuine with her response to assist me in criminal defense. I have never been in a position before to need an atty. and she and her team in office treated me with upmost respect. Lily has absolute integrity and supported what is right and fair. I had no doubt that I was in good hands with her professionalism, knowledge and experience. I am truly grateful for the compassion and empathy she showed me when handling my case, and her drive to have the case resolved without further hardship to myself and my family.

- (5 star review)

Highly recommend!

My husband I needed an attorney for our son. Your office was referred to us along with several other local attorneys. After reading the online reviews and the phone interview with you, we felt very confident that your office was the best choice for our situation. Throughout the entire case you and Lily spent considerable time speaking with us and researching our options. You and Lily both impressed us in many ways from your caring demeanor, the amount of time spent in your office going over the facts, and visiting the incident site. Your knowledge of options was reassuring that you were going to do whatever was possible to lessen the charge. We were very satisfied with the results of going from a Felony charge to a traffic violation. We commend you and your office for the professionalism and knowledge exuded during our stressful time of need. A sincere Thank you !!

- (5 star review)

Jen Leggiere

Lily has an awesome heart for helping people receive justice when justice is due! Lily has spent countless hours analyzing all angles of my case and providing facts which made my case win! I can never express my gratitude for her helping me with counsel and fighting for my case! Lily knew my financial situation was grim and found a way for me to have the best legal counsel and payments which worked for my budget! I have never felt alone in this legal journey and it was because of her continued assurance and professionalism on this case. She has an amazing knack for law and justice. She worked closely with Armando Edminston and the two of them were prepared for every turn the case took! The prompt service was amazing! Phone calls and emails were always timely and applicable to what was needed to get the case won! I hope to return service to their office for years to come by letting others know what awesome people and attorney’s they are!

- (5 star review)

Lily McCarty: Tenacious, Diligent, Highly Competent Defense Attorney.

Earlier this year I was charged with a DUI. I was very concerned how this arrest would affect my short term goal of attending graduate school and my post graduate school career plans. After interviewing several attorneys, I hired Lily McCarty and her partner based on the recommendation of one of her former colleagues. By the end our first meeting, I knew I my decision was the correct one. Lily eased my anxiety and was very honest about the challenges my case presented. Lily analyzed the nuances of my case and discussed multiple strategies on how best to proceed. Lily was able to utilize several mitigating factors to our advantage, which resulted in a plea agreement to a lesser charge. Lily’s support staff, Shelby and Nydia, were also very gracious and helpful; always quick to respond to my inquires and offer assistance. I highly recommend Lily McCarty if you want an attorney who will fight for you and do everything possible to resolve your legal challenges.

- (5 star review)

Dedicated from beginning to end

If you are looking for someone that works overtime for their clients, search no further. Maria played a vital part in my criminal defense case. She is super vigilant and looks at a case from all angles; which was pivotal to my defense in my criminal jury trial. Maria was super helpful at making me feel comfortable from a very uncomfortable position. Due to Maria’s expertise in picking jurors, opening statements, closing arguments, and direct and cross examination, my peers found me NOT GUILTY. Maria is a blessing to my family and myself.

- (5 star review)

This is the atty you want fighting for you!

She dug deeper into this case and fought hard as a result of her hard work charges were drop against my son.

- (5 star review)

represented me for a DUI.

Lily Mccarty was great representing me in my case. She quickly responded to any questions and walked me through anything i didn’t understand about my case. She was professional,courteous, and most of all got results. I would have no problem recommending her to anyone.

- (5 star review)

Wonderful person and amazing attorney!

Lily was amazing I know several attorneys and have worked with several others ,words can not describe her knowledge and understand of the laws and her ability to interrupt those laws and make them make sense to me. I would highly recommend lily to anyone seeking legally advice or an attorney who is compassionate caring understanding yet diligent.

- (5 star review)

Lily McCarty is an Amazing Attorney!!!

I would highly recommend Lily Mccarty She is an excellent Attorney! I can not say enough good things about Lily. She is extremely Professional and gave our case 110%. She went above and beyond. She fought so hard for us. She is also compassionate and really took the time to understand the situation thoroughly. She made sure that we really understood every detail and kept us very informed.

- (5 star review)

I would highly recommend Lily McCarty!!!

I have used Lily McCarty on three different occasions. She was amazing. She was so compassionate, caring, explained everything in a way we could understand. She helped us every step of the process. She really knows how to fight for her clients. After helping us I felt like she was family. I would highly recommend her!!!

- (5 star review)

Recommendation from a colleague

Ms. McCarty is a compassionate and zealous advocate for her clients. She is also one of the most honest and trustworthy people that I have known in my life. I worked with her extensively at the Public Defender’s Office for several years and I hold her legal acumen and judgment in the highest esteem.

- (5 star review)

Amazing!

Maria is a highly trained and skilled attorney. She reviewed my case from all angles and guided me through my legal situation. Maria has such a caring and dedicated spirit that I felt she was “in the battle ” with me. Because of her help my case went away. I would definitely hired her again!

- (5 star review)

Amazing!! Phenomenal!!! Outstanding!!

Amazing!! Phenomenal!!! Outstanding!! These words don’t even come close to describing Maria Pavlidis and her partner Lily. They were committed from beginning to end. Giving their all the whole way thru. Our family would not have made it through this year if it wasn’t for their expertise. They are a true blessing to our family and I can’t thank them enough. If you are looking for a kick butt professional , Maria is your girl.

- (5 star review)

Exceptional attorney. Hard-working, knowledgeable, and caring

A colleague who has had first-hand experience with Lily McCarty and Maria Pavilidis recommended them to me after I had been arrested for a DUI. From the first conversation I had with them over the telephone to the final outcome of my case (great outcome), I could not have asked for a better team. They were honest from the very beginning about the possible outcomes of my case and answered all of my questions and concerns as they came up during my case. Both Lily and Maria attended every meeting that was conducted and appeared at every court appearance that I had to attend. It will put your mind at ease knowing that you have two remarkable individuals working hard for you. Throughout my case, there were ups and downs that occurred (both related and unrelated to my case), and both Lily and Maria would check in with me to see how I was doing. You cannot buy that kind of service, and that is what makes them great at what they do.

- (5 star review)

Honesty and Integrity

Absolute best. I highly recommend Maria . It’s wonderful to see honesty and integrity still exists in today’s legal system.Maria worked endlessly on a difficult case and was truly well prepared and tenacious when needed.Each motion was thoroughly explained and presented in a professional manner shorting my probation by years.

- (5 star review)

The best attorney

She was my public defender at the beginning of my case 7 years ago and she did everything possible for me, I never knew she would work that hard for me. She is caring and honest and fights for you every step of the way. I hired her last month to have me early termed and she made it possible through all of her hard work. I appreciate her and to me shes my angel.

- (5 star review)

heaven sent

Long story short.. had a hard case and she was my public defender she saw through everything and did more than I could have ever thought to defend me, no matter what she was there even on an emotional level you get people who do their jobs because they really love what they are doing, so they do everything to a tee. She was on top of everything even in my darkest times she showed me the light I had hope and a defense that backed it up I truly was blessed to have her on my team. She works, fast,i Was always in the loop, stood her ground. She fights hard there’s no backing down for her..she doesn’t treat you like another case or number with Maria your a person not another static, she’s honest, upfront and driven by a passion for justice! Amazing women and attorney

- (5 star review)

Maria Pavlidis is what all attorneys should strive to be!!

Maria Pavlidis is what the definition of a professional should be. I recently used Ms. Pavlidis on a felony probation case. Ms. Pavlidis had completely reviewed my case and knew all of the facts before I even met with her the first time. A very different story from my previous attorney. She was available at all hours and kept me informed throughout the process. I was impressed with her knowledge and how familiar she was with other attorneys and prosecutors. She conducted herself inside the courtroom with tenacity and confidence. Ms. Pavlidis against all odds had my felony probation ended 8 years earlier than I was sentenced!!! I would recommend Ms. Pavlidis to ANYONE needing ANY kind of legal counsel.

- (5 star review)

Outstanding Defense Attorney: Experienced, Astute, Compassionate

Lily McCarty and Maria Pavlidis are exceptional attorneys and individuals. When our son was falsely accused of a felony crime, Lily and Maria were highly recommended by an out of state attorney, who was familiar with their experience, track record, and reputation. Within hours of hearing of our circumstances, Lily and Maria met with our son and began building his defense. They fought fervently on his behalf, putting in sleepless nights when timing was critical. Lily and Maria were professional and astute. They were also compassionate, kind, and accessible throughout this ordeal. As a result of their quick response and legal prowess, this case was ultimately dismissed. We are incredibly grateful to Lily and Maria for their skill and hard work to vindicate an innocent young man. We wholeheartedly recommend them as outstanding defense attorneys.

- (5 star review)

Tenacious, Diligent, Compassionate Defense Attorney

Earlier this year I was charged with a DUI. I was very concerned how this arrest would affect my short term goal of attending graduate school and my post graduate school career interests. After interviewing several attorneys, I hired the law firm Maria Pavlidis was working with at the time based on the recommendation of one of her former colleagues. By the end our first meeting, I knew I my decision was the correct one. Maria eased my anxiety and was very honest about the challenges my case presented. She also advised me on what proactive steps I could take to help with my case. Even though Maria left the firm shortly after I hired them, she continued to assist with my case and was always available to answer my questions. Maria Pavlidis treats all her clients with respect and works all her cases with a high level of competency and professionalism, regardless of how big or small. I highly recommend Maria Pavlidis if you want an attorney who will fight for you and do everything possible to resolve your legal challenges.

- (5 star review)

From a former colleague

I worked closely with Ms. Pavlidis for five years at the Public Defender’s Office in Tampa. Ms. Pavlidis exudes compassion for her clients. She is not afraid to take difficult cases and has the best work ethic in the business. Many lawyers claim to have trial experience, but Ms. Pavlidis actually has credible and recent experience before juries. If one of my close friends or a family member ever found themselves in criminal trouble, I would not hesitate to refer them to Ms. Pavlidis.

- (5 star review)

Maria Pavlidis

Maria Pavlidis worked my criminal case for 2 years. She was very personable, attentive, and sympathetic. She got to know me as a person and not just a case number. At the time she was a public defender and was handling many major caseloads at a time. However, she was always a phone call away to answer questions and to update me on any information she had received. Maria even became close to my family and kept them up to date on the case. Maria worked tirelessly on every aspect of my defense and was determined to have the truth be known. Her advice and sympathy was always well founded. Maria knew every aspect of the laws concerning my case and her knowledge is vast. When my sentencing came upon us she was not only a pillar of strength before the judge and prosecutor, she was a pillar of strength for me as I nervously faced my sentence. All of Maria’s advice was what pulled me through the case. And even after my sentencing, Maria never refused a phone call, nor did she ever refuse to answer any questions. When it came time to end my probation, once again Maria was in court with me before the judge. Once again all of her efforts and hard work payed off. Even now, a year later, I can still call her with any questions. Maria is an amazing lawyer, she has a vast knowledge of the legal system. But, more than that she is a caring, sympathetic person who views every case as an individual case and every offender as a human. Maria is an amazing person who I would have stand beside me through anything. I would recommend her above anyone else for all of her wisdom and human qualities, which are so rare in the courtroom.

- (5 star review)

Best choice!

Ms. Pavlidis is a very intelligent, aggressive and gifted attorney who exudes professionalism. She expedites all client requests and is extremely organized in all aspects of her job. She kept me well informed on the progress of my case, provided me paperwork to review and maintained an optimistic attitude throughout the proceedings. I would, without a doubt, happily pay for Ms. Pavilidis to represent me in any case.

- (5 star review)

Amazing!

Maria is a highly trained and skilled attorney. She reviewed my case from all angles and guided me through my legal situation. Maria has such a caring and dedicated spirit that I felt she was “in the battle ” with me. Because of her help my case went away. I would definitely hired her again!

- (5 star review)

Amazing!! Phenomenal!!! Outstanding!!

Amazing!! Phenomenal!!! Outstanding!! These words don’t even come close to describing Maria Pavlidis and her partner Lily. They were committed from beginning to end. Giving their all the whole way thru. Our family would not have made it through this year if it wasn’t for their expertise. They are a true blessing to our family and I can’t thank them enough. If you are looking for a kick butt professional , Maria is your girl.

- (5 star review)

Exceptional attorney. Hard-working, knowledgeable, and caring

A colleague who has had first-hand experience with Lily McCarty and Maria Pavilidis recommended them to me after I had been arrested for a DUI. From the first conversation I had with them over the telephone to the final outcome of my case (great outcome), I could not have asked for a better team. They were honest from the very beginning about the possible outcomes of my case and answered all of my questions and concerns as they came up during my case. Both Lily and Maria attended every meeting that was conducted and appeared at every court appearance that I had to attend. It will put your mind at ease knowing that you have two remarkable individuals working hard for you. Throughout my case, there were ups and downs that occurred (both related and unrelated to my case), and both Lily and Maria would check in with me to see how I was doing. You cannot buy that kind of service, and that is what makes them great at what they do.

- (5 star review)

Honesty and Integrity

Absolute best. I highly recommend Maria . It’s wonderful to see honesty and integrity still exists in today’s legal system.Maria worked endlessly on a difficult case and was truly well prepared and tenacious when needed.Each motion was thoroughly explained and presented in a professional manner shorting my probation by years.

- (5 star review)

The best attorney

She was my public defender at the beginning of my case 7 years ago and she did everything possible for me, I never knew she would work that hard for me. She is caring and honest and fights for you every step of the way. I hired her last month to have me early termed and she made it possible through all of her hard work. I appreciate her and to me shes my angel.

- (5 star review)

Heaven Sent

Long story short.. had a hard case and she was my public defender she saw through everything and did more than I could have ever thought to defend me, no matter what she was there even on an emotional level you get people who do their jobs because they really love what they are doing, so they do everything to a tee. She was on top of everything even in my darkest times she showed me the light I had hope and a defense that backed it up I truly was blessed to have her on my team. She works, fast,i Was always in the loop, stood her ground. She fights hard there’s no backing down for her..she doesn’t treat you like another case or number with Maria your a person not another static, she’s honest, upfront and driven by a passion for justice! Amazing women and attorney

- (5 star review)

Maria Pavlidis is what all attorneys should strive to be!!

Maria Pavlidis is what the definition of a professional should be. I recently used Ms. Pavlidis on a felony probation case. Ms. Pavlidis had completely reviewed my case and knew all of the facts before I even met with her the first time. A very different story from my previous attorney. She was available at all hours and kept me informed throughout the process. I was impressed with her knowledge and how familiar she was with other attorneys and prosecutors. She conducted herself inside the courtroom with tenacity and confidence. Ms. Pavlidis against all odds had my felony probation ended 8 years earlier than I was sentenced!!! I would recommend Ms. Pavlidis to ANYONE needing ANY kind of legal counsel.

- (5 star review)

Outstanding Defense Attorney: Experienced, Astute, Compassionate

Lily McCarty and Maria Pavlidis are exceptional attorneys and individuals. When our son was falsely accused of a felony crime, Lily and Maria were highly recommended by an out of state attorney, who was familiar with their experience, track record, and reputation. Within hours of hearing of our circumstances, Lily and Maria met with our son and began building his defense. They fought fervently on his behalf, putting in sleepless nights when timing was critical. Lily and Maria were professional and astute. They were also compassionate, kind, and accessible throughout this ordeal. As a result of their quick response and legal prowess, this case was ultimately dismissed. We are incredibly grateful to Lily and Maria for their skill and hard work to vindicate an innocent young man. We wholeheartedly recommend them as outstanding defense attorneys.

- (5 star review)

True To Her Calling!

In my experience with this attorney, I was deeply encouraged and inspired as I saw her commitment to fight for justice. She went above and beyond the call of duty. She won’t back down even in midst of pressure to fight for what is right.

- (5 star review)

Outstanding!! Amazing!! Phenomenal!!!

Outstanding!! Amazing!! Phenomenal!!! These words don’t even come close to describing Lily McCarty and her partner Maria. They were committed from beginning to end. Giving their all the whole way thru. Our family would not have made it through this year if it wasn’t for their expertise. They are a true blessing to our family and I can’t thank them enough. If you are looking for a kick butt professional , Lily is your girl.

- (5 star review)

The BEST!

Blessed to have been covered by the best legal team I’ve ever could imagine for the past year. God led me to them, and God used them to speak truth, and God ultimately gave favor for obedience. Thank you Lily for your love, support, encouragement, and guidance through this process. You were a gift from God!

Ps. Our family and friends love you!

- (5 star review)

Exceptional attorney. hard-working, knowledgeable, and caring

A colleague who has had first-hand experience with Lily McCarty and Maria Pavilidis recommended them to me after I had been arrested for a DUI. From the first conversation I had with them over the telephone to the final outcome of my case (great outcome), I could not have asked for a better team. They were honest from the very beginning about the possible outcomes of my case and answered all of my questions and concerns as they came up during my case. Both Lily and Maria attended every meeting that was conducted and appeared at every court appearance that I had to attend. It will put your mind at ease knowing that you have two remarkable individuals working hard for you. Throughout my case, there were ups and downs that occurred (both related and unrelated to my case), and both Lily and Maria would check in with me to see how I was doing. You cannot buy that kind of service, and that is what makes them great at what they do.

- (5 star review)

An amazing lawyer/woman!

She is an amazing lawyer/woman. If you need someone to go to end and back with you in the court room. This lawyer will keep you up to date on everything. The knowledge is outstanding that Lily McCarty has. Know matter what time of the day, if you got questions she has answers and if not she will get them. She’s an amazing lawyer.

- (5 star review)

Excellent Lawyer, Highly recommended!!

Lily worked very hard on my behalf and went above and beyond to help me with my situation. She always kept me informed on the progress of my case and was always available for me. If you are ever in need of a knowledgeable and hardworking attorney, she is the one!!!

- (5 star review)

Awesome Lawyer

Lily is awesome, she’s been very understanding and considerate throughout the whole process of my case. Would definitely recommend other people to her.

- (5 star review)

Very helpful, knowledgeable and hard working attorney

I received a DUI back in 2013 and was referred to Lily. She did a great job handling my case. She kept me informed throughout the entire process. Working with an experienced lawyer like Lily was very comforting during a very uneasy time. She was able to get the charges reduced and get me off probation early. I am very thankful and would highly recommend Lily.

- (5 star review)

Outstanding Defense Attorneys: Experienced, Astute, Compassionate

Lily McCarty and Maria Pavlidis are exceptional attorneys and individuals. When our son was falsely accused of a felony crime, Lily and Maria were highly recommended by an out of state attorney, who was familiar with their experience, track record, and reputation. Within hours of hearing of our circumstances, Lily and Maria met with our son and began building his defense. They fought fervently on his behalf, putting in sleepless nights when timing was critical. Lily and Maria were professional and astute. They were also compassionate, kind, and accessible throughout this ordeal. As a result of their quick response and legal prowess, this case was ultimately dismissed. We are incredibly grateful to Lily and Maria for their skill and hard work to vindicate an innocent young man. We wholeheartedly recommend them as outstanding defense attorneys.

- (5 star review)

Best choice!

Ms. Pavlidis is a very intelligent, aggressive and gifted attorney who exudes professionalism. She expedites all client requests and is extremely organized in all aspects of her job. She kept me well informed on the progress of my case, provided me paperwork to review and maintained an optimistic attitude throughout the proceedings. I would, without a doubt, happily pay for Ms. Pavilidis to represent me in any case.

- (5 star review)

Maria Pavlidis

Maria Pavlidis worked my criminal case for 2 years. She was very personable, attentive, and sympathetic. She got to know me as a person and not just a case number. At the time she was a public defender and was handling many major caseloads at a time. However, she was always a phone call away to answer questions and to update me on any information she had received. Maria even became close to my family and kept them up to date on the case. Maria worked tirelessly on every aspect of my defense and was determined to have the truth be known. Her advice and sympathy was always well founded. Maria knew every aspect of the laws concerning my case and her knowledge is vast. When my sentencing came upon us she was not only a pillar of strength before the judge and prosecutor, she was a pillar of strength for me as I nervously faced my sentence. All of Maria’s advice was what pulled me through the case. And even after my sentencing, Maria never refused a phone call, nor did she ever refuse to answer any questions. When it came time to end my probation, once again Maria was in court with me before the judge. Once again all of her efforts and hard work payed off. Even now, a year later, I can still call her with any questions. Maria is an amazing lawyer, she has a vast knowledge of the legal system. But, more than that she is a caring, sympathetic person who views every case as an individual case and every offender as a human. Maria is an amazing person who I would have stand beside me through anything. I would recommend her above anyone else for all of her wisdom and human qualities, which are so rare in the courtroom.

- (5 star review)

From a former colleague

I worked closely with Ms. Pavlidis for five years at the Public Defender’s Office in Tampa. Ms. Pavlidis exudes compassion for her clients. She is not afraid to take difficult cases and has the best work ethic in the business. Many lawyers claim to have trial experience, but Ms. Pavlidis actually has credible and recent experience before juries. If one of my close friends or a family member ever found themselves in criminal trouble, I would not hesitate to refer them to Ms. Pavlidis.

- (5 star review)

Tenacious, Diligent, Compassionate Defense Attorney

Earlier this year I was charged with a DUI. I was very concerned how this arrest would affect my short term goal of attending graduate school and my post graduate school career interests. After interviewing several attorneys, I hired the law firm Maria Pavlidis was working with at the time based on the recommendation of one of her former colleagues. By the end our first meeting, I knew I my decision was the correct one. Maria eased my anxiety and was very honest about the challenges my case presented. She also advised me on what proactive steps I could take to help with my case. Even though Maria left the firm shortly after I hired them, she continued to assist with my case and was always available to answer my questions. Maria Pavlidis treats all her clients with respect and works all her cases with a high level of competency and professionalism, regardless of how big or small. I highly recommend Maria Pavlidis if you want an attorney who will fight for you and do everything possible to resolve your legal challenges.

- (5 star review)

Recommendation from a colleague

Ms. McCarty is a compassionate and zealous advocate for her clients. She is also one of the most honest and trustworthy people that I have known in my life. I worked with her extensively at the Public Defender’s Office for several years and I hold her legal acumen and judgment in the highest esteem.

- (5 star review)

I would highly recommend Lily McCarty!!!

I have used Lily McCarty on three different occasions. She was amazing. She was so compassionate, caring, explained everything in a way we could understand. She helped us every step of the process. She really knows how to fight for her clients. After helping us I felt like she was family. I would highly recommend her!!!

- (5 star review)

Lily McCarty is an Amazing Attorney!!!

I would highly recommend Lily Mccarty She is an excellent Attorney! I can not say enough good things about Lily. She is extremely Professional and gave our case 110%. She went above and beyond. She fought so hard for us. She is also compassionate and really took the time to understand the situation thoroughly. She made sure that we really understood every detail and kept us very informed.

- (5 star review)

Wonderful person and amazing attorney!

Lily was amazing I know several attorneys and have worked with several others ,words can not describe her knowledge and understand of the laws and her ability to interrupt those laws and make them make sense to me. I would highly recommend lily to anyone seeking legally advice or an attorney who is compassionate caring understanding yet diligent.

- (5 star review)

represented me for a DUI.

Lily Mccarty was great representing me in my case. She quickly responded to any questions and walked me through anything i didn’t understand about my case. She was professional,courteous, and most of all got results. I would have no problem recommending her to anyone.

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Lily McCarty: Tenacious, Diligent, Highly Competent Defense Attorney.

Earlier this year I was charged with a DUI. I was very concerned how this arrest would affect my short term goal of attending graduate school and my post graduate school career plans. After interviewing several attorneys, I hired Lily McCarty and her partner based on the recommendation of one of her former colleagues. By the end our first meeting, I knew I my decision was the correct one. Lily eased my anxiety and was very honest about the challenges my case presented. Lily analyzed the nuances of my case and discussed multiple strategies on how best to proceed. Lily was able to utilize several mitigating factors to our advantage, which resulted in a plea agreement to a lesser charge. Lily’s support staff, Shelby and Nydia, were also very gracious and helpful; always quick to respond to my inquires and offer assistance. I highly recommend Lily McCarty if you want an attorney who will fight for you and do everything possible to resolve your legal challenges.

- (5 star review)

Jen Leggiere

Lily has an awesome heart for helping people receive justice when justice is due! Lily has spent countless hours analyzing all angles of my case and providing facts which made my case win! I can never express my gratitude for her helping me with counsel and fighting for my case! Lily knew my financial situation was grim and found a way for me to have the best legal counsel and payments which worked for my budget! I have never felt alone in this legal journey and it was because of her continued assurance and professionalism on this case. She has an amazing knack for law and justice. She worked closely with Armando Edminston and the two of them were prepared for every turn the case took! The prompt service was amazing! Phone calls and emails were always timely and applicable to what was needed to get the case won! I hope to return service to their office for years to come by letting others know what awesome people and attorney’s they are!

- (5 star review)

Highly recommend!

My husband I needed an attorney for our son. Your office was referred to us along with several other local attorneys. After reading the online reviews and the phone interview with you, we felt very confident that your office was the best choice for our situation. Throughout the entire case you and Lily spent considerable time speaking with us and researching our options. You and Lily both impressed us in many ways from your caring demeanor, the amount of time spent in your office going over the facts, and visiting the incident site. Your knowledge of options was reassuring that you were going to do whatever was possible to lessen the charge. We were very satisfied with the results of going from a Felony charge to a traffic violation. We commend you and your office for the professionalism and knowledge exuded during our stressful time of need. A sincere Thank you !!

- (5 star review)

Lily McCarty is an OUTSTANDING attorney, with a heart!

She has proven something to a former claims handler who handle hundreds/thousands of litigated cases over the years that there are attorneys out there who care. As a reformed sceptic, it’s nice to see a counselor who gives her all and fights for her clients. She is the real thing. I will continue to refer people to her as well as use her in the future. She has never let us down and we trust her completely. Give her a try!

- (5 star review)

Genuine & Knowledgable

Lily has been very genuine with her response to assist me in criminal defense. I have never been in a position before to need an atty. and she and her team in office treated me with upmost respect. Lily has absolute integrity and supported what is right and fair. I had no doubt that I was in good hands with her professionalism, knowledge and experience. I am truly grateful for the compassion and empathy she showed me when handling my case, and her drive to have the case resolved without further hardship to myself and my family.

- (5 star review)

OUTSTANDING attorney, with a heart!

She has proven something to a former claims handler who handle hundreds/thousands of litigated cases over the years that there are attorneys out there who care. It’s nice to see a counselor who gives her all and fights for her clients. She is the real thing. I will continue to refer people to her as well as use her in the future. She has never let us down and we trust her completely. Give her a try!

- (5 star review)

This is the atty you want fighting for you!

She dug deeper into this case and fought hard as a result of her hard work charges were drop against my son.

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