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Jorge Leon Chalela

Jorge Leon Chalela

also known as Jorge Leon Chalela

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Immigration, Personal Injury, Divorce & Separation, Social Security, Military Law

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 225 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

Licensed since 1996

  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%
  6. More 

Attorney Endorsements

30 total 

  • Melissa Wilson

    I endorse this lawyer. Over the last dozen or so years, I've had ample opportunity to witness Mr. Chalela in action. He is always well prepared and a great advocate.


    Melissa Wilson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Mark Issa Murad

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Mark Murad Immigration Attorney
    Relationship: Other

Contact Info

Jorge Leon Chalela, Attorney/Abogado

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


FLMember in Good Standing199605/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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/A6 classes on Latin American Studies1990
University of Michigan, Ann ArborHistoryBachelor of Arts1990