Attorney Profiles


Eric Reisinger Esq

When you are facing criminal prosecution, you can feel like all the cards are stacked against you. The criminal justice system has a language that can be confusing, and rules that will perplex you. You want an experienced criminal defense lawyer, someone who knows the law and the process, who can help you take the right steps to protect your future.

Eric Reisinger received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida in Criminology and graduated from St. Thomas University of Law in Miami. Upon graduating, he was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2005 and accepted a position as an Assistant State Attorney in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

At the State Attorney’s Office, Mr. Reisinger gained extensive litigation experience trying misdemeanor and felony cases from DUIs to armed robberies and murder. This experience as a prosecutor has allowed him to navigate his clients to successful resolutions with their prosecution. Mr. Reisinger was the first person in Sarasota County to successfully argue a motion for immunity on a Murder case under Florida’s new Stand Your Ground law which resulted in his client’s murder charge being dismissed. As a member of both the Florida Bar and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Mr. Reisinger works hard to stay up to date with the evolving legal landscape in Florida to put the latest information to work for his clients.


Brian J. Lail Esq

After earning his Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law, Brian accepted a position as an Assistant Public Defeder in Broward County, Florida and successfully defended hundreds of clients charged with serious criminal offenses. In addition to being licensed in Florida, Brian is also admitted to the Bar of the District of Columbia and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. In DC, Brian represented clients charged with criminal offenses, as well as those who have suffered serious personal injuries due to the negligence, or intentional acts of others.

Prior to law school, Brian earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Kentucky and began a career in banking where he ultimately served as the Eastern Regional Manager of a large financial institution beforedeciding to enter the legal field. Brian is ALTA fluent in Spanish.

At the Law Office of Eric Reisinger, we have the experience you want. Our attorney, Eric Reisinger, worked as a prosecutor at the State Attorney’s Office before setting up our offices. We know how the state evaluates and prepares criminal cases, and can accurately assess the merits of the case against you, as well as your likelihood of acquittal.

We take an aggressive approach on behalf of our clients, moving quickly to gather and evaluate all evidence in your case. We will take every reasonable opportunity to challenge any evidence against you, making certain that law enforcement officers have followed procedure, and that any tips obtained from informants were reliable. When there are irregularities, we will seek the exclusion of evidence and/or the dismissal of charges.


Samara M. Sweet, Esquire

Samara is an associate attorney with the firm. She works primarily on representing clients charged with criminal defense as well as assisting clients with immigration issues they may be facing.

Samara was born here in the Tampa area. She graduated from Florida State University with honors and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Bachelor of Science in International Affairs. She earned her Juris Doctor from Stetson College of Law in Gulfport, FL. While in law school, Samara completed a legal clinic with Gulfcoast legal services where she was able to work with numerous types immigration issues, she furthered her knowledge by focusing on immigration in law school and acting as a law clerk to immigration attorneys. She is licensed by the Florida Bar and is fluent in Spanish.