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Carey Wagner Meldon

Carey Wagner Meldon

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury

About Me

I am currently an associate attorney with Meldon Law.  Before joining the firm in October, 2009, I practiced law in Daytona Beach with the State's Attorney Office for almost four years. During my employment as an Assistant State Attorney, I personally handled thousands of criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors to capital felonies. Nearly two years ago, the State's Attorney's Office promoted me to the Special Prosecution Unit where I handled high profile sex crime cases, including sexual battery, child pornography and molestation investigations. 

I was born and raised in Gainesville and attended the College of William and Mary where I played on the varsity tennis team. I then studied law at Stetson's College of Law, following in my grandfather, Maurice Wagner's footsteps. After many years, I have returned to my hometown to work with my father, Jeffrey Meldon.
My focus and interest is in trial practice involving criminal defense and personal injury cases.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2005

  1. DUI & DWI: 40%
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
  3. Criminal Defense: 30%



Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Carey. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Rodriguez

    I endorse Mr. Meldon. In my dealings with him he has always acted in a professional and courteous manner. We have worked on some cases together and his understanding of the current case law is great. I would feel comfortable recommending his services to a potential client.


    Michael Rodriguez Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Meldon Law

703 North Main Street, Suite A
Gainesville, FL, 32601

Meldon Law

808 East Fort King Street, Suite A
Ocala, FL, 34471




FLMember in Good Standing200508/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Community Partner of the YearPledge 5 Foundation2012

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyMeldon Law2009 - Present
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorney's Office, Florida's 7th Judicial Circuit2006 - 2009
Certified Legal InternPublic Defender's Office, 13th Judicial Circuit2004 - 2004
Law ClerkCohen, Jayson & Foster2004 - 2004
Judicial Extern8th Judicial Circuit2003 - 2003
Legal AssistantLaw Offices of Jeffrey Meldon2001 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn of CourtMember2012 - Present
Florida Bar, Traffic Court Rules CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Florida Bar, Traffic Court Rules Modernization Sub-CommitteeMember2010 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLocal Chapter PresidentN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State v. DietrichCase Dismissed

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Publication NameTitleDate
A DUI Guide for Alachua CountyWays to Possibly Avoid a DUI Charge or Conviction2010


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
College of William and MaryHistory, EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2001

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Trial Advocacy CourseTrial Advocacy/Closing Argument2013
Sante Fe Student GovernmentDUI/Alcohol Awareness2013
Kappa Alpha OrderDUI/ Alcohol Awareness2013
Hispanic Student AssociationDUI/Alcohol Awareness2013
Delta Sigma PhiDUI/ Alcohol Awareness2013
Caribbean Student Association MeetingDUI/Alcohol Awareness2013
Basic Criminal Practice 2013Defending DUI Cases2013
After School GatorsDUI/Alcohol Awareness2013