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Malcolm Anthony

DUI and DWI Attorney at Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

4.7   56 reviews
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  • Licensed for 39 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1983
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Malcolm

Learn Malcolm’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    DUI/BUI Manslaughter, BUI - Boating Under the Influence, Drunk Driving Defense, Hit and Run, Vehicular Homicide, Driving with License Suspended, Reckless Driving.

    40 years

  2. Criminal defense
    Criminal Law, Drug Offenses, Sex Offenses,Child Abuse, Violent Crimes, Bail Reduction, Probation Violations, Theft Crimes, Domestic Violence/Spousal Abuse, Battery, Expunction / Sealing of Records, Weapons Charges, Search Warrants, Breach of Peace, False ID, Stalking, Disorderly Intoxication, Asset Forfeiture, Search and Seizure, Felonies, Misdemeanors, Conspiracy, Extradition, Victim's Rights

    40 years

  3. Expungement
    Expunction of Charges, Sealing of Records

    40 years

  4. Speeding and traffic ticket

    40 years


Malcolm Anthony is a criminal defense attorney in Jacksonville. He is a seasoned lawyer with a high success rate in criminal defense and is passionate about defending the rights of his client and upholding the constitution. He is a former special prosecutor of economic crimes and is licensed and in good standing in the state of Florida.  He has a long-time relationship with the St. Johns and Duval law enforcement and court systems. A member of several law-related organizations, including the National College of Drunk Driving Defense and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he offers over 30 years of experience. Malcolm Anthony, P.A., takes cases ranging from drug crimes to DUI to juvenile and white collar crimes. He provides free case evaluations for all his clients and makes himself available 24/7 for their needs.


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Client's Choice 2022,2018,2016,2014,2013,2012,2010
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Malcolm Anthony, P. A.
814 Highway A1A North
Suite 105
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, 32082


4.7 / 5.0
  56 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2022
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2014
Malcolm Anthony is the BEST DUI lawyer in Jacksonville
Malcolm is effective and gets the job done. He doesn't waste time or money. I thought my DUI case was hopeless and Malcolm got the charges dropped. I highly recommend him.
Posted by anonymous | April 19, 2013
Saved My Son's Life
Words will never be able to describe how much Mr. Anthony saved my son's life. I came in his office beaten, tore down, and looking for any help I could get. Mr. Anthony not only showed me compassion, but he proved that not all attorneys are about the money. His ingenuity and spunk made me feel that my son wasn't another statistic. I was treated like family and for that I will ever be grateful. If your looking for a stellar team and an amazing attorney, look no further than Malcolm Anthony.
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Posted by Rick | August 28, 2023
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Happy client
My son got himself in a heck of a mess with the DMV. Mr. Anthony and his team went above and beyond to get him back on track.  Without question, his services were worth every penny spent. I highly recommend Malcolm Anthony, P.A!
Posted by Jack | March 6, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
Malcolm & his team did an excellent job with my case. If a lawyer is needed I recommend giving his firm a call.
Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2022
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DUI case & traffic violations
When I contacted Malcolm, I was overwhelmed dealing with a DUI charge that I had neglected to fully take care of for almost 3 years, along with quite a few issues involving my drivers license. I was almost sure there was nothing anyone could do for me but some friends convinced me to hire a lawyer. During the consultation, Malcolm was realistic about what he could do for my case and knew exactly what he was talking about. He and I went to court and he was very kind and did a great job of keeping me in the loop of what was going to happen in the courtroom and what to expect. He did all of the communicating for me, the only thing I had to do was stand in front of a judge for all of 5 minutes. He attended another court hearing for me, which I was not even required to appear at. I felt he put in a great amount of effort and time towards my case and it was always easy to contact his office when I had questions, and his price was very reasonable for the amount of work he had to put in for my case. He has been so understanding and flexible with payments as well, as I was not able to pay everything immediately. I would 100% recommend Malcolm to anyone! He exceeded all expectations I had when I first contacted him.
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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2022
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Best traffic lawyer
Couldn’t have been happier with my traffic outcome! Great communication, very easy, and awesome result. Would definitely hire again
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2022
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Reckless driving case.
Malcolm Anthony, P.A Did and amazing job with my case. I would highly recommend Malcolm To everyone. He knows what he’s doing and doesn’t waste any time.
Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2022
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Best attorney in Ponte Vedra Beach FL
Malcolm and his team kept pushing my case thru the court system for 9 months and kept me patient and calm in his pursuit of success for my future - he is caring and personable and understands the system like nobody else and does not treat you simply as a revenue stream - I am forever grateful for him and Beverly - he truly is the miracle worker in closing my case with the minimums and a misdemeanor - I didn't see any hope last year and anyone would be foolish to look anywhere else other than Malcolm Anthony and his firm
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Posted by Morgan | April 9, 2022
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DUI Marijuana possession over 28 grams
Anthony was amazing, I have never been arrested before and it really was a traumatizing experience. Not only being in jail, having this overwhelming feeling of not knowing what my future would be like moving forward. From the beginning of my case Anthony had spoken to me like we were family, he was fully transparent on what he intended to do for my case while having me fully understand the worse case scenario’s as well. Anthony was able to get me a plea agreement to have my felony possession charge disposed and transferred my DUI for Marijuana to County Court (Misdemeanor only). From there he was able to not only get my speeding ticket dismissed, he got my DUI reduced to reckless driving!! He is spectacular, I would recommend him to anyone that needs an experienced, knowledgeable, and informative attorney.
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Posted by Frank | November 12, 2019
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One of the top Lawyers in Florida, not just the First Coast!
Malcolm is a highly skilled litigator, and no matter the legal quandary he finds a way to make the law work for you in a just and fair manner. He handled a ridiculously complicated case in which there seemed little hope of actual justice. His legal mind is uniquely qualified when dealing with complicated DWI cases which is an area that frankly his expertise is unmatched any where on the First Coast and likely Florida for that matter. I would highly recommend this attorney. He stays on top of your case, keeps all parties informed and works tirelessly on his client's behalf until the case is dismissed or won. Do yourself a favor and end your worries if you find yourself in Malcolm Anthony.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2019
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Miracle Worker!
I absolutely recommend this man if you have any legal issues, everything looked super bleak and hopeless, and this genius of a man managed to get my case dropped! He is worth every penny and will keep you informed every step of the way. He does not settle and will look at your case from every possible angle to provide the absolute best outcome. It was the best decision I ever made to hire Mr. Malcolm Anthony. I cannot recommend him enough.
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Posted by Jack Garnett | March 5, 2018
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Best DUI Attorney in NE FLA
Malcolm Anthony, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL based Attorney, did an Outstanding Job of advising my Son through a DUI Arrest and the resulting Court proceedings. The results were simply beyond our expectations. Not only was my Son found to be NOT GUILTY at Trial, but the Judge also waived the Reckless Drive Charge. It was evident to me throughout the entire process that we had hired the Right Guy to help us navigate this difficult time. Jack. G Neptune Beach, FL
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Posted by Tommy | March 2, 2018
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Malcolm knows how and when to do what needs to be done. He got my DUI case dropped.
I was arrested for DUI but one of the officers stole some money from my car. When I told Malcolm about it, he questioned me and began to work on the case. Eventually, the sheriff’s office did a sting operation and confirmed the officer was taking money from people getting arrested for DUI. Malcolm kept telling me to be patient as he worked on my case. He worked with the State and the investigators to confirm the bad officer’s behavior. When the officer got arrested, Malcolm went into full lawyer mode and got the case dropped. His timing is unbelievable. His knowledge of the system and the players is peerless. He exceeded my expectations.
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Posted by Karen | March 1, 2018
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Review/Recommendation for Malcolm Anthony
I hired Malcolm when I got arrested for a DUI. It had been the worst day of my life ending up in jail. The case took a long time to develop, but Mr. Anthony never charged more for the time it took. Malcolm was very good at responding to calls even in the evening from me and from my sister who was helping me through this. Eventually the case went to trial. Malcolm calmly sat with me through the two days and did amazing trial work. There was a video that was played. After Malcolm gave his closing argument for me, the jury deadlocked, which meant we had to go to trial again. Malcolm explained that the second trial is usually unfavorable because the State knows how we will handle our defense. Malcolm only charged me one trial fee; he did the second trial at no charge. At the beginning of the trial, Malcolm kept the video out of evidence. I was found NOT GUILTY! Malcolm told the jury that I had the worst day of my life that day and asked them to give me a good day with a not guilty verdict. It was a good day, thanks to the amazing work Mr. Anthony did for me. He will not give up on you.
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Posted by Jessie | March 1, 2018
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Peace of mind after a horrible ordeal
I cannot say enough good things about Malcolm. I was the victim of a road rage incident where the perpetrator had a family member pose as a "unbiased witness". They gave a completely false story to the police. I thought my case was hopeless because it was two people's stories against mine. But... I knew the truth and ultimately decided I had to fight this. I did a lot of researching in to St Johns County based lawyers before making my decision. Malcolm has 38 five-star reviews on Avvo, so he obviously made the short list of people to call. Malcolm called me personally after I submitted a consultation request online. I spoke with him for close to 45 minutes about what happened and he gave me immediate advice without ever mentioning a fee. By the end of our conversation, I immediately knew he would be my lawyer. There were times when I would contact him because I was scared / anxious. I also did not want to have to see the person in court because I was afraid of him and he lived in my neighborhood. Malcolm took that weight off of me. Everything related to the crash was handled by him. I never had to speak to another person. Malcolm overcame incredible odds and the result of his work was even better than what I had initially hoped. He is an excellent lawyer, and he is honest with his clients about what he can realistically do for them. You will see this at your first meeting with him. If you choose Malcolm, you can be sure that you have picked an extremely competent, experienced attorney who will fight for you. Malcolm has earned a lifetime client. No matter how major or minor the legal matter may seem... pick Malcolm. It will be the best investment you could possibly make for your peace of mind.
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Posted by anonymous | February 28, 2018
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A family member was arrested on a DUI charge. Being new to the area I reached out to a friend who recommended Malcolm as the best in PVB for this circumstance. He was on the phone with me within a half hour and talked me through the process of getting the person out of jail. We met the next day and discussed the subsequent process and expectations. He delivered on his representations and exceeded ours. He is clearly well known and respected by the prosecutors and judiciary. This was a troublesome time and we needed a friend and a counselor. He was both. I can easily recommend him.
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Posted by Matthew | February 28, 2018
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Great Attorney
I was charged with an offense I did not commit. The public defender tried to convince me to plead guilty. I thought I was going to have a criminal record. Malcolm believed in me. Took time on my case and the charges were dropped! If you need help Malcolm is a great attorney. I recommend him to everyone I know!
Posted by anonymous | July 12, 2017
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Very Fast and Amazing communication!
My husband received a speeding ticket crossing the Buckman. We live in Palm Coast so did not want to drive into town. We called Malcolm after 5 and he answered, which was amazing. We gave him the basic information and less than a week later he had already went to court and my husband has no points so there will be no impact on our insurance! for $70 we saved hundreds over the next couple years! thank you Mr. Anthony!
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Posted by anonymous | June 7, 2017
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Helpful and responsive
Malcolm Anthony helped with a speeding ticket my son had gotten. He took care of the matter quickly and kept us informed of the process. I've worked with other lawyers in the past who ignored email and voicemail messages I sent. Malcolm always got back to me quickly with complete information. I really appreciates his help and the quick turn around time.
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Posted by Steve | February 9, 2017
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DUI resolved
Malcolm Anthony wasn't the first lawyer I talked with concerning my case. During the free consultation, I knew I had found a lawyer that was going to go to bat for me. I hired him on the spot. He ran with the case and resolved it very much to my liking. For sure talk with Malcolm before you put your money down on a lawyer.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Malcolm Anthony, P. A.
  • 1995 - 2011
  • General Counsel
  • HCMC
  • 1993 - 1995
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • St. Augustine State Attorney's Office
  • 1990 - 1993
  • Associate
  • Anderson & Howell
  • 1988 - 1990
  • Assistant State Attorney; Special Prosecutor Economic Crimes
  • Jacksonville State Attorneys Office
  • 1984 - 1988
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Fred Abbott
  • 1983 - 1984
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  • Regent University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor (Honorary)
  • 1991
  • O.W. Coburn School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor (cum laude)
  • 1983
  • Oral Roberts University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science (Magna cum Laude)
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • DUI with High Blood Alcohol level with Crash, Reduced to Reckless Driving; No Conviction
  • DUI with .236 BAC reduced to Reckless Driving with No Conviction
  • Charges Dismissed against Employee of Convenience Store for Selling Alcohol and Tobacco to Minors
  • Charges Dropped
  • Hit and Run Crash Dropped
  • Hit and Run Dropped
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  • National College of Drunk Driving Defense
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Jacksonville Beaches Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 1998 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • U. S. District Court, Middle District, Florida
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • St. Johns Academy Classical Christian School
  • Board of Governors
  • 1994 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010


  • Masters of DUI Seminar
  • Defendant's Motion in Limine to Suppress Statements of Defendant Prior to Proof of Corpus Delicti an/or protected by the Accident Report Privilege
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Advanced Law Enforcement Officer Training
  • Fourth Amendment
  • 1988
  • Advanced Law Enforcement Training
  • Search and Seizure
  • 1988

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (5)
Endorse Malcolm
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Malcolm whole-heartedly in the area of criminal defense. As a former prosecutor and now defense attorney, he knows exactly how the system works and he will go the extra mile for his clients. I, particularly, recommend him for DUI charges and clearing up driving records because he is one of the few lawyers in the greater Jacksonville area that truly understands the intricacies fixing any and all driver license issues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Malcolm is a fantastic attorney. I have sent him numerous cases in the counties of his practice. He is professional, ethical and is a great lawyer. I highly recommend him if you or one of your loved ones has a pending criminal matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Malcolm has a phenomenal reputation in the legal community that is well earned."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Friend
"Criminal defense can drive anyone nuts! And it takes an extraordinary talent to understand and then properly handle disputes involving criminal defense laws. You need someone who is remarkably smart and adept at understanding the in's and out's of the laws that most lawyers hate to deal with as much as the average person does too. With praise from his clients and attorneys who know here, along with his dozens and dozens of well written published answers to questions at, you can tell he knows the law and how to deal with it. If you have a question about criminal defense, he is your answer. Period. I recommend him to you."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without hesitation, I recommend Malcolm. He is an excellent lawyer and person. Do not hesitate to call on him if legal trouble finds you."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Best DUI defense attorney in North Florida."
Family Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work and have tried many cases with him throughout the years. He is thorough and well versed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Malcolm has represented many of the individuals our firm has referred to him. He is prompt, thorough, professional and gets excellent results for his clients. We have found that Malcolm cares about his clients and tries to achieve results in the Courts that help his clients for their entire lives. He is a true professional and great person. I give him an unqualified endorsement."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. Malcolm is well known in the community as a very ethical and highly competent criminal defense lawyer. He can be trusted to do the job honorably and well."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work. I have over the years made referrals to Malcolm Anthony and my former clients have reported to me how pleased they were in his handling of their criminal matter. Malcolm is repected and well liked in our community and I will continue to recommend Malcolm when any client has needs for his services."
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