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John Armando Edmiston

John Armando Edmiston

also known as J. Armando Edmiston

About me

I grew up in Hillsborough County and graduated from Plant City High School. After high school,  I joined the Marine Corp. After the Marine Corp, I attended College at the University of South Florida where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, was on the Dean’s list and a member of the Gold Key Club. I then attended Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale where I graduated in the top 15% of his class (Cum Laude). While attending law school, I made the Dean’s list and received a Book Award. I was also a member of the Hispanic Law Student Association, American Bar Association and a volunteer for Reading for Life. During his tenure at Nova Southeastern, I worked as a law clerk for Boose, Casey, Ciklin, et al. in West Palm Beach dealing with family law, contracts and securities issues, and for the Law Offices of Asnis, Srebnick & Kaufman in Sunrise, FL, where I managed an entire pre-litigation claims department for personal injury victims. After law school graduation, I worked for the Youngblood Law Firm in Tampa, Florida as an Associate Attorney representing victims in State and Federal Court in personal injury and medical malpractice claims.  I then became an Assistant Public Defender for the 13th Judicial Circuit wherein he represented defendants accused of criminal acts in misdemeanor, felony and traffic courts. Thereafter, I opened his own law practice in Historic Hyde Park and have utilized his prior experiences to obtain successful outcomes for his clients.


Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 55%
    8 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    8 years, 250 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 15%
    8 years, 100 cases
  4. Administrative Law: 5%
    8 years, 200 cases
  5. Bankruptcy & Debt: 5%
    7 years, 500 cases



Contingent (25-40%), Retainer (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The Law Office of J. Armando Edmiston PA
609 W De Leon St
Tampa, FL, 336062719


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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Sponsorship to Blood, Breath, Tears SeminarHillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2011
Sponsorship to attend blood, breath and tears and The PracticeFlorida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers2010
Pro Bono Service AwardHillsborough County Bar Association2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerLaw Office of J. Armando Edmiston, P.A.2010 - Present
Assistant AttorneyPublic Defender's Office (Tampa,Fl)2008 - 2010
Associate AttorneyYoungblood Law Firm2007 - 2008
Legal InternLaw Offices of Asnis, Srebnick &. Kaufman, LLC.2004 - 2007
Infantry manUnited States Marine Corps1995 - 1996
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hillsborough County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationBoard Member2012 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2008 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
MARC PFLEGER v. FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYPetitioner's Writ of Cert was granted
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of South FloridaBiologyBS - Bachelor of Science2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Constitution in today's worldCriminal Defense and the 4th Amendment2012
Ask the Dom Radio Show with Cow headLegal Problems2011
Great American Teach inCareer Day2010