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Ian was born and raised in New York before moving to Chicago with his family where he attended the University of Illinois as a scholar-athlete on the men’s swimming and track teams.
In 1995, he moved to Jacksonville and attended law school at the Florida State College of Law and received his Masters in Business administration from the University of Florida and this Masters in Accounting from the University of North Florida. He is an experienced trial attorney (Spanish speaking) with over a decade at the Jacksonville Public Defender’s office specializing in high profile homicide and death penalty cases with a strong background in business.
He is happily married to his wife, Alicia and together they are raising 3 daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys cycling, spending time with his family, and rooting for the Jacksonville Jaguars.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2000||04/25/2019|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2016|
|10 Best Client Satisfaction||American Institute of Family Law Attorneys||2015|
|Exemplary Trial Team of the Year||4th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Office of the Public Defender||2010|
|Run for Cover - First Male Attorney||Jacksonville Bar Association||2005|
|Repeat Offender Court (ROC) Award||4th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Office of the Public Defender||2005|
|Not Guilty Trial Verdict Award (5)||4th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Office of the Public Defender||2003|
|Not Guilty Trial Verdict Award (2)||4th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Office of the Public Defender||2001|
|Bridge to Bridge - First Male Attorney||Jacksonville Bar Association||2001|
|Shareholder||Weldon Law Group, PLLC||2015 - Present|
|Shareholder||Murphy Ellis & Weldon, PLLC||2013 - 2015|
|Homicide/Capital Crime Attorney||4th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Office of the Public Defender||2001 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association||Diversity Membership Chair||2013 - Present|
|Federal Bar Association||N/A||2004 - Present|
|Jacksonville Bar Association||Member||2002 - Present|
|Catholic Lawyers Guild||Member||2002 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||2001 - Present|
|University of North Florida||MA - Masters||2009|
|University of Florida||MBA - Master of Business Administration||2004|
|Florida State University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1999|
|University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign||BS - Bachelor of Science||1996|
|Defender College||Trial Instructor||2004|
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