Darcy Galnor, attorney at law, is board certified in criminal trial law by the Florida Bar, meaning that she is an expert in the field of criminal law. She is one of a handful of female lawyers in Northeast Florida with the certification. Darcy, who is a graduate of Ohio State University, is also AV-rated (preeminent) by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest peer-review rating. She is an expert in federal charges.
Darcy, a former journalist, is a board certified criminal law specialist with extensive criminal law experience on both sides of the courtroom. She began her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in Duval and Clay counties, prosecuting cases from misdemeanors to capital crimes. During her five years as a prosecutor, Darcy developed a passion for criminal law, but she wanted to use her knowledge and experience defending those accused of crimes.
Darcy then became an Assistant Public Defender in Duval and Clay counties. This is where she discovered her passion and love of criminal defense. While there, she was a senior member of the Major Crimes Unit and the Homicide Unit. Before moving to the Homicide Unit, she was a division chief, supervising two teams felony attorneys in Jacksonville.
She has tried dozens of criminal cases, from DUI cases to murder. After leaving the Public Defender’s Office, Darcy worked for Kopelousos, Bradley & Garrison, P.A., a boutique law firm in Orange Park, Florida. It was there that she built a strong criminal defense practice. Before choosing to attend law school, Darcy worked a newspaper reporter at the Battle Creek Enquirer in Southwest Michigan.
She primarily covered the police beat, writing about high-profile crime in the area. While at Ohio State, she was a reporter and editor at The Lantern, the campus newspaper. Darcy was raised in Coshocton, Ohio, and moved to Jacksonville in 2001.
Darcy is a member of the Chester Bedell Inn of Court, Jacksonville Bar Association, the Clay County Bar Association, the Jacksonville Federal Bar Association, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and its Northeast chapter.
She is licensed to practice in Florida state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
Gary Shumard has dedicated his career to trial advocacy. His practice focuses on state and federal criminal defense, professional licensure defense, and administrative law. He’s tried over forty (40) criminal cases to verdict in the State of Florida, ranging from misdemeanors to capital crimes. He’s also represented numerous professionals – nurses, doctors, athletes, and others - facing disciplinary action before their state and national governing boards.
Wake Forest University, J.D.
University of Florida, B.A. cum laude
Jacksonville Bar Association
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Jacksonville Federal Bar Association
Chester Bedell Inn of Court (Alumnus)
Jacksonville Chamber Downtown Council