William P. Friel

Mr. Friel is an original partner of DeZayas Friel, LLC. The two have worked together since 2007.

Mr. Friel graduated from Santa Fe Catholic High School in Lakeland, followed by a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management from St. Leo College. Upon completion of his degree, he was accepted into Polk County’s Florida Police Academy. Mr. Friel completed the academy and worked for the Lakeland Police Department (LPD) beginning in 1986. During his employment with the LPD, Mr. Friel attended Barry University School of Law. He retired from the Lakeland Police Department in 2003 and turned his full attention to the legal profession.

Before joining with Mr. DeZayas, Mr. Friel spent time as an Assistant State Attorney and he handled cases primarily involving domestic violence, misdemeanors and felonies.

PRACTICE AREAS
Criminal Law / Family Law / General Civil Litigation / Bankruptcy

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
Lakeland Bar Association

BAR ADMITTANCES
Florida Bar, 2004
Middle District of Florida

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