Carey D. Carmichael, Jr. is a trial attorney in Lake City, Florida, opening his own practice in January 2018. Graduating from law school and becoming licensed in 2006, Mr. Carmichael began his career by serving the citizens of Florida as an Assistant Public Defender. During the next few years, Mr. Carmichael handled over 2000 cases, ranging from misdemeanors to capital felonies. Through numerous jury trials, he obtained many successful verdicts for his clients. Mr. Carmichael attended several seminars and training programs to better his trial skills, including the Public Defender College, where he received the award for being the Best Overall Attorney.
From 2012-2017, Mr. Carmichael served as an Assistant State Attorney for the Third Judicial Circuit. During those five years as a prosecutor, Mr. Carmichael was directly responsible for reviewing, analyzing, and making filing decisions on over 3500 cases. Mr. Carmichael prosecuted virtually every type of case imaginable, including capital and life felonies, fraud, DUI manslaughter, home invasion robbery, crimes against law enforcement officers, drug trafficking, crimes involving unlawful sexual activity, crimes against children, and many more. Mr. Carmichael has always stood out for his ability to communicate complex legal issues in a clear and concise manner; which directly contributed to Mr. Carmichael obtaining successful verdicts in 100% of the trials he tried before a jury as a prosecutor.
Carey’s extensive experience litigating and trying cases from both sides has provided him with the insight into how to analyze and handle a case from start to finish and the approach necessary to obtain the best possible outcome for his clients.