How We Represent You

Here you will learn what drives us in defending our clients, and a little about how we approach our cases. We also recommend that you read about our general practice philosophy.

Theory Of Defense

We believe that in a criminal trial, the best offense or defense is one solidly based on a logical and fully researched theory of offense or defense, implemented through an aggressive and well-executed litigation plan.


From the firm philosophy that careful preparation is the key to success, the attorneys at Bodiford Law, P.A., work with the client to craft a theory of how to litigate the case based on a detailed review of the other side's case and their own investigative findings. With a logical theory of offense or defense in mind, each attorney then sets out a litigation plan to accomplish both short-term and overall goals in the client's case.

Litigation Plan

To develop these theories of offense or defense and a litigation plan, in each case, our lawyers work extensively in interviewing witnesses, reviewing documentation and deposing witnesses. The litigation team also enlists investigators and forensic specialists who assist in preparation of the client's claims or defenses, cross-examination of witnesses and presentation of exculpatory or favorable evidence.

Case Analysis

Bodiford Law, P.A., firm's intensive pretrial preparation also includes the meticulous and detailed evaluation of each case by examining the government's or other side's witnesses and evidence and employing creative techniques to discover the client's best claims or defenses. Joe Bodiford's belief in optimizing pretrial litigation extends to the preparation of extensive motions, motions in limine to limit the opponent's evidence at trial, and memorandums of law to support the case theory.


We believe in extensive client contact and communication in preparation of cases, with a focus on zealous and aggressive representation.

Trial Advocacy

At trial, Mr. Bodiford's unique cross-examination techniques (which he teaches as an adjunct professor of law at the FSU College of Law, and previously at Stetson Law) allow him to essentially present his theory of the case through the opponent's own witnesses. Through carefully constructed cross-examination, he is able to control the other side's witnesses to the advantage of the client.

We also believe in careful and complete preparation of the client and any witnesses for the trial. We will often invite other attorneys to participate in "mock trials" to test strategies and theories.

Free Consultations

At Bodiford Law, P.A., we are dedicated to our clients and their rights. You can contact us anytime for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation. Call us at 850-222-4529 (for existing clients) and 850-583-7381 (for new clients) or contact us online to schedule a meeting with one of our attorneys.