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About me

Ian was born and raised in New York before moving to Chicago with his family where he attended the University of Illinois as a scholar-athlete on the men’s swimming and track teams. 

In 1995, he moved to Jacksonville and attended law school at the Florida State College of Law and received his Masters in Business administration from the University of Florida and this Masters in Accounting from the University of North Florida.   He is an experienced trial attorney (Spanish speaking) with over a decade at the Jacksonville Public Defender’s office specializing in high profile homicide and death penalty cases with a strong background in business.   

He is happily married to his wife, Alicia and together they are raising 3 daughters.  In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, spending time with his family, and rooting for the Jacksonville Jaguars.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 34%
  2. Family: 33%
  3. Immigration: 33%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Andrea P. Reyes

    Ian is an experienced and knowledgeable criminal attorney with additional experience in immigration and personal injury matters. He has taken complex criminal matters and resolved them efficiently and effortlessly. On numerous occasions, he has been available to me for consultations on complex criminal matters. I endorse this lawyer.


    Andrea Reyes Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Robert Henry Ellis

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Weldon has earned an excellent reputation within the Jacksonville legal community, especially among criminal practitioners and judges on the criminal bench. As my law partner, I have worked with Mr. Weldon on a number of criminal cases where he worked hard and obtained outstanding results.


    Robert Ellis Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Murphy, Ellis & Weldon, PLLC

121 W Forsyth St Ste 800
121 W Forsyth St
Jacksonville, FL, 32202-3857


FLMember in Good Standing200001/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Exemplary Trial Team of the Year4th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Office of the Public Defender2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Homicide/Capital Crime Attorney4th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Office of the Public Defender2001 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Catholic Lawyers GuildMember2002 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North FloridaAccountingMA - Masters2009
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawBusiness AdministrationMBA - Master of Business Administration2004
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1996