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Jesus Novo III

Jesus Novo III

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Litigation

About Me

I am  an attorney licensed in the State of Florida.  I have been an attorney for two decades and graduated with honors from St. Thomas University School of Law where I was a member of the International Moot Court Team and a Judge in the Honor Council.  I was an Associate Editor of the St. Thomas Law Review and an active member of the Hispanic American Law Society (HALS).  I received the Book Award for best student in a subject in Constitutional Law, International Law, Comparative Law and Torts.  I was included in the Dean's List for the semesters of Fall 1990, Spring 1991, Spring 1992, Fall 1992 and Spring 1993. I graduated in the top 5% of my class.


I was born in Havana, Cuba, but I have lived in the South Florida area for the last 33 years; I am married and have four children.  I am a lifetime member of the Humane Society of the United States and a recipient of the 1989 Golden Paw Award.  I am an avid reader and a weekend golfer.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    17 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    17 years



Free Consultation (15 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

55 total 

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Novo. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who achieves great results in representing clients! I want all people to contact him for help.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Nicole Whitaker

    I endorse this extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer.


    Nicole Whitaker Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Gallardo Law Firm

8490 SW 8th St
Miami, FL, 33144



FLMember in Good Standing199308/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
American Jurisprudence Award-Comparative LawWest Publishing1992
American Jurisprudence Award-International LawWest Publishing1991
Dean's ListSt. Thomas University School of Law1991
American Jurisprudence Award-TortsWest Publishing1990
American Jurisprudence Award-Constitutional LawWest Publishing1990
Golden Paw AwardHumane Society of the United States1989

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate AttorneyGallardo Law Firm2014 - Present
ShareholderPrada & Novo, P.A.2012 - Present
Associate AttorneyCorona Law Firm2010 - 2012
Associate AttorneyPaul Schrier, P.A.2009 - 2010
Associate AttorneyThe Aelion Firm, PLC2007 - 2009
Government Operations ConsultantDepartment Of Children & Families2002 - 2007
ShareholderLaw Office of Jesus Novo III, Esq.1993 - 2001


Association NamePosition NameDuration
BNIAffiliate Member2013 - Present
Christian Hill Inner City Golf Clinicsponsor1998 - 2001
Federal Bar AssociationAttorney Member1997 - Present
Florida BarMember1993 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1993 - 2001
Hispanic American Law SocietyMember1991 - 1993
St. Thomas University School Law Honor CouncilJudge1991 - 1993
St. Thomas University International Law SocietyMember1991 - 1993
Phi Delta PhiMember1991 - Present
Humane Society of the U.S.Lifetime Member1989 - Present
St. Michael's Refugee FundFormer President1983 - 1986
Ronald McDonald HouseMember1983 - 1986

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
State of Florida vs. Jardiel Azcue, 432065XNot Guilty Verdict
The Doe's vs. Confidentialsix figure settlement

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Publication NameTitleDate
HeliumAssessing the Future of Cuba2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Thomas University School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A1993
Florida International UniversityPolitical Science, minor in Soviet StudiesBA - Bachelor of Arts1989

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Temas Medico-legalesImmigration Law2013
En CorteImmigration Law2012
En CorteCriminal Law2011