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Ian Thomas Weldon

Ian Thomas Weldon

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Immigration, Family

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

5 total 

  • 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

  • Whitney Rae Lonker

    Ian is truly one of the most integral attorneys with whom I have ever had the privilege of working. His knowledge of criminal law and immigration and family law is envious, and he is utterly creative in his representations. I have his number on speed dial just in case! I would highly recommend Ian to any of my family members or friends and have done so.


    Whitney Lonker Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Murphy, Ellis & Weldon, PLLC

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



FLMember in Good Standing200008/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

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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