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Ian Thomas Weldon

Ian Thomas Weldon

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Immigration, Family

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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

Licensed since 2000

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


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Stephen Henry Davis

    I endorse this lawyer. He has many years of experience in the criminal defense field. I have worked with him on immigration cases involving criminal issues. Ian is very conscientious and compassionate concerning his clients. He has an excellent reputation for his ability and high ethical standards.


    Stephen Davis Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Jeremy Ming Wang

    I have known Mr. Ian Weldon for over 25 years. Both as a friend and practicing trial attorney. He has always been a courageous and aggressive advocate for as long as I have known him. I highly endorse this lawyer without reservation.


    Jeremy Wang Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Murphy, Ellis & Weldon, PLLC

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


FLMember in Good Standing200005/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

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 FloridaBusiness AdministrationMBA - Master of Business Administration2004
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1996