Stacey H. McNelis
Stacey H. McNelis is a Polk County Native who grew up in Bartow and graduated
with honors from Bartow Senior High School. She received her Bachelors
of Science degree in Psychology, with a minor in Communications, from
the Florida State University in 1997. She then earned her Juris Doctorate
from Stetson University College of Law in December of 2000. Stacey began
her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney at the State Attorney's
Office for the Tenth Judicial Circuit practicing in Polk and Hardee County.
She then decided to explore the other side and became an Assistant Public
Defender at the Public Defender's Office for the Tenth Judicial Circuit.
She joined Colón & McNelis, P.A. in 2005 and has been representing
clients in family and criminal defense matters ever since.
Stacey is an experienced trial attorney, having handled numerous cases
in both County and Circuit Court. During her career, Stacey has argued
countless motions and has tried over thirty jury trials.
Stacey is a member of the Polk County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association,
Lakeland Bar Association, and the Polk County Trial Lawyers Association.
She has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2001 and is a member of
the Criminal and Family Sections of the Bar. Stacey H. McNelis is dedicated
to the practice of law and helping those in need and focuses primarily
in criminal, dependency, family law, and social security in Polk, Hardee
and Highlands Counties.