Timothy Flaherty

Flaherty Defense Firm
1817 Lewis Turner Blvd.
Suite E
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

I am attorney Tim Flaherty. Over the past 13 years, I have defended thousands of people against criminal charges ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies.    I focus 100 percent of my time and talents on criminal defense. I protect my clients' rights with passion and purpose, always doing whatever it takes to get the best possible result in a case. Through negotiating with prosecutors, working to suppress illegally obtained evidence before the trial, or using my extensive courtroom experience at trial, I will work to achieve the best possible result in your case.    I moved to Florida in 2001. After moving to Florida, I worked as a Public Defender from 2001 until March of 2004 when I started my own firm. During my time as a Public Defender, I defended thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases. While I enjoyed my role at the P.D.'s office and gained a lot of experience, I realized that the crushing case load made it very difficult to devote the time to each case that every client deserved.    I decided that if I was going to open my own practice, I would do things a lot differently. While I may have carried upwards of 200 cases at any given time as a public defender, as a private attorney I can choose and limit my case load to suit my clients' needs.    I know that allotting enough time is critical in defense work. It means that details are not missed, my clients and I can work closely as a team, and clients have access to me any time they have a question. Exhaustive reviews and analysis can be done on every case. This allows me to devote all of my talent and creativity to defending each client.  

Bar Admissions:

  Florida, 2001  Iowa, 2011  


  Juris Doctorate: Southern Illinois University School of Law, Carbondale, Illinois, 2001  Honors: Order of Barristers  Law Review: Captain of Trial Advocacy Team, 2001  Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Missouri  B.S.  

Member Of:

  Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers  National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers  NORML: Lifetime Member, Legal Committee  The Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section  The Iowa Bar