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Joel N Leppard

Joel N Leppard

also known as Leppard Law PLLC, Joel Leppard

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About Me

Joel Leppard is an Orlando, Florida experienced trial attorney and managing member of Leppard Law, PLLC.   Attorney Leppard has handled thousands of cases, ranging from the most minor traffic offenses to first degree felonies, from drafting contracts for small business to reviewing multi-billion dollar contracts for clients like JP Morgan Chase and  Bank of America, and has worked on small car accident cases to complex, million dollar medical malpractice lawsuits.   Avvo, the national lawyer rating service, rates Attorney Leppard as “Excellent.”  

A skilled trial attorney, Mr. Leppard has tried over 40 cases.  During trial, he is known for his extensive knowledge of the laws of evidence and fervent advocacy for his clients.  While many lawyers focus pleading out as many cases as soon as possible, Joel Leppard exhausts every possible avenue for his clients and is also well-known for his skillful use of pre-trial motions to either get cases dismissed or to secure an advantageous plea deal. 

Mr. Leppard also serves as Chief Legal Officer to Blackwood International, LLC   a multi-national environmental engineering corporation, providing counsel in a variety of business matters, such as international negotiations, contracts and licensing matters.  Mr.  Leppard also serves as Chief Legal Officer at Avidelity, LLC, a real estate investment firm, and is licensed to sell real estate in Florida.  

Mr. Leppard graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a  B.S. in political science with a business minor.  He attended law school at Florida State University, where he earned a coveted position as an Editor on the prestigious Florida State Law Review and graduated magna cum laude.   Mr. Leppard was selected for the elite Order of the Coif, reserved for the top 10 percent of law graduates from the top law schools.

Prior to the practice of law, Mr. Leppard taught high school economics, law studies and humanities at Timber Creek High School in Orlando.  At TCHS, Mr. Leppard founded the charter chapter of the Future Lawyers of America and was named “Favorite Teacher” by the senior class.


Mr. Leppard is a long-time Florida resident, moving to Orlando with his family in 1990.  Joel Leppard went to elementary, middle and high school in Orlando, graduating from University High School.  In his spare time, Mr. Leppard is an avid music aficionado and music producer.


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Practice Areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 30%
    4 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
    7 years
  3. Family: 15%
    4 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 15%
    4 years
  5. Other: 20%
  6. More 



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Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

24 total 

  • James Stevenson Fisher

    Mr. Leppard is easily one of the most motivated and intelligent lawyers I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. He is knowledgeable about the law, and truly cares for the clients he represents. Over the 4 years that I worked with Mr. Leppard, I was repeatedly impressed by his legal mind and his dedication to our profession. I would highly recommend Mr. Leppard for any criminal matter. He has the experience and the drive to represent anyone caught up in our criminal justice system. He will fight for you.


    James Fisher Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Darryl Richard Smith

    Mr. Leppard is an honest, trustworthy, dedicated, and talented litigator who will use his legal knowledge and creativity to achieve the best results for his clients. I fully endorse him.


    Darryl Smith Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info


FLMember in Good Standing201009/08/2015
TXInactive 201309/19/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
"10 Best" Florida DUI Attorneys in Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Client's Choice Award 2015Avvo2015
Notable Person 2015Notable Today2015
Top Mental Health AttorneyPD Social Services2014
Book Award, Health LawFlorida State University College of Law2010
Magna Cum Laude GraduateFlorida State University, College of Law2010
MemberOrder of the Coif2010
Articles Selection EditorFlorida State University, Law Review2010
Articles Selection Editor / Editorial BoardFlorida State University2009
Book Award, Commercial LawFlorida State University College of Law2009
Law Review MemberFlorida State University Law Review2008
Favorite TeacherTimber Creek High School2007
Cum Laude GraduateUniversity of Florida2004
Most TalentedUniversity High School1999
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLeppard Law, PLLC2014 - Present
Chief Legal OfficerBlackwood International2011 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender, 9th Judicial Circuit2011 - 2015
Corporate CounselDigital Risk2010 - 2011
LSAT InstructorLaw School Entrance Exam Tutoring2010 - 2011
Law ClerkEubanks, Barrett, Fasig & Brooks2009 - 2010
Law Studies and Economics InstructorTimber Creek High School2004 - 2007
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Blackwood International, LLCBoard Member2014 - 2015
Orange County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Avidelity, LLCBoard of Directors2014 - Present
State Bar of TexasInactive Member2013 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 - Present
Sustainability InternationalBoard of Directors2010 - Present
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 - Present
Florida BarMember2010 - Present
Florida State University Law ReviewArticles Selection Editor2009 - 2010
Florida State University Law ReviewMember2008 - 2010
Students Against GenocideFounder2006 - 2007
Future Lawyers of AmericaFounder2006 - 2007
Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor SocietyPresident2002 - 2003
University of Florida Student SenateSenator2002 - 2003
University of Florida Student SenateChairperson2002 - 2003
Speech & Debate TeamMember2000 - 2001
Southern Scholarship FoundationJudiciary Board Member2000 - 2002
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Won Possession of Concealed Firearm CaseWon Motion to Suppress, Case Dismissed
Occupy Orlando Trespassing, Resisting Charges DismissedMotion to Dismiss Granted, Case dismissed
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
University of FloridaPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science2004
University High SchoolHigh School DiplomaN/A1999
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2015 Defender's CollegeDaubert in Criminal Litigation2015
2014 Defender's AcademyThe Chapter Method of Cross Examination2014
Orlando FSU Alumni SymposiumPractice Areas - Criminal Law2012
County Court TrainingHandling Municipal Ordinance Cases2012
Introduction to Legal StudiesLaw Studies2007
LAW STUDIES Course #: 2106350Law Studies I2006