Lawrence D. Shearer, P.L.L.C.

Criminal defense lawyers Lawrence “Larry” Shearer and Thomas McDonald formed McDonald & Shearer, P.A. in 1990. Upon Mr. McDonald’s retirement in 2016, Mr. Shearer continued the practice at the same location as Lawrence D. Shearer, P.L.L.C., also known as “Shearer Defense.”


Lawrence Shearer, PLLC has over 40 years of experience defending criminally accused individuals, giving him an unparalleled perspective on the best approach to identify and achieve each client’s goals.

The Clients’ Needs Come First

Good people sometimes make poor choices or develop bad habits that lead to an arrest. Shearer Defense strives to identify each client’s true needs, which sometimes involves finding a solution to the root of the problem, and not just resolving the criminal case. Our compassionate staff and experienced lawyers are available to counsel you, your friend or your loved one and defend against criminal charges of any nature.

Lawrence Shearer, PLLC

Lawrence Shearer, PLLC provides representation for all misdemeanor and felony offense clients in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Polk County, and Highlands County, Florida. This includes, but is not limited to DUI, domestic violence offenses, drug offenses, drug trafficking, theft, frauds, firearm offenses, burglary, sexual offenses, pornography, white collar crimes, robbery, battery, appeals, probation violations, and murder cases. We can also handle the sealing and expunging of criminal records.

Lawrence Shearer, PLLC provides you with an experienced Lakeland criminal defense attorney & lawyer. Contact Lawrence Shearer, PLLC at (863) 665-6895, to schedule a free confidential legal consultation.

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Shearer Defense Is On Your Side

Shearer Defense can handle cases in the investigative stage and can help persuade law enforcement to not file formal charges. Retaining Lawrence Shearer, PLLC in the initial phases of a criminal case increases your chances for a successful resolution of your case. If necessary, our firm employs private investigators and forensic specialists to fully investigate your case, and to protect your rights. We file all appropriate pretrial motions to litigate the defenses you may have. If your case goes to trial, we will pick a jury, cross-examine State witnesses, and present your defenses.

In Need of a Criminal Defense Attorney or Advice?

Shearer Defense is a Lakeland based Criminal Defense Lawyer and Attorney Firm, providing intense criminal defense in State and Federal courts in Polk County,Florida; and the neighboring counties of Hillsborough, Osceola, Orange, Hardee, and Highlands. Over 40 Years of Experience! Click to Call 863-665-6895 NOW!