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
Licensed since 2000
Cash, Check, Credit Card
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
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
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2000||08/12/2015|
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|Exemplary Trial Team of the Year||4th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Office of the Public Defender||2010|
|Homicide/Capital Crime Attorney||4th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Office of the Public Defender||2001 - 2012|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Jacksonville Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Catholic Lawyers Guild||Member||2002 - Present|
|University of North Florida||Accounting||MA - Masters||2009|
|University of Florida||Business Administration||MBA - Master of Business Administration||2004|
|Florida State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||Business Administration||BS - Bachelor of Science||1996|