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Jorge Leon Chalela

Jorge Leon Chalela

also known as Jorge Leon Chalela

About me

Handle all aspects of a criminal case from pre trial defense and jury trials, to appellate and post conviction practice, in both Florida State, United States Federal Courts, and Military Courts Martial. Have defended 226 criminal trials to verdict; mostly punishable by life charges. Also experienced and qualified to handle: Auto accident, personal injury, slip/trip and fall, dog bite, medical malpractice, product liability litigation; Divorce, child support litigation/modification, child visitation/custody litigation/modification, paternity litigation; Social security disability benefits and appeals; Immigration law/deportation defense; Military law. Have been practicing since February 1996. I speak and write Spanish fluently.


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    19 years
  2. Military Law: 5%
    0 years
  3. Social Security: 5%
    0 years
  4. Divorce & Separation: 5%
    0 years
  5. Other: 10%
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Attorney endorsements

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  • Michael Celso Gonzalez

    I offer my highest endorsement for Jorge Chalela. Jorge is dedicated to zealously fighting for his clients rights no matter what type of crime they may be charged with. He will be able to provide you with the guidance and experienced legal advice your case deserves. His dedication and legal acumen is second to none. If you want a first class lawyer on your case, Jorge Chalela is your man.


    Michael Gonzalez Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark V. Clay

    I highly endorse Mr. Chalela. Truly exceptional and caring attorney who gets great results in representing clients! I want all people with legal problems to contact him first.


    Mark Clay Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Jorge Leon Chalela, Attorney/Abogado

3030 North Rocky Point Drive West
Suite 150
Tampa, FL, 33607


FLMember in Good Standing199609/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Litigator of the Year (of 88 trial attorneys)Tampa Public Defender's Office2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Michigan Law SchoolLawJurisprudence Doctor1993
La Iberoamericana, Mexico City, MexicoN/AN/A1990
University of Michigan, Ann ArborHistoryBachelor of Arts1990