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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.


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Family: 45%
  2. Criminal Defense: 45%
  3. Personal Injury: 5%
  4. Immigration: 5%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Karen Anne Winston

    I endorse this lawyer. Ian is compassionate and trustworthy. He goes to bat for his clients and gets the job done quickly. Ian is a competent and well versed criminal defense attorney. It is my pleasure to recommend him!


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Contact info

Weldon Law Group, PLLC

207 North Washington Street
Jacksonville, FL, 32202


FLMember in Good Standing200006/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2016
10 Best Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2015
Exemplary Trial Team of the Year4th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Office of the Public Defender2010
Run for Cover - First Male AttorneyJacksonville Bar Association2005
Repeat Offender Court (ROC) Award4th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Office of the Public Defender2005
Not Guilty Trial Verdict Award (5)4th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Office of the Public Defender2003
Not Guilty Trial Verdict Award (2)4th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Office of the Public Defender2001
Bridge to Bridge - First Male AttorneyJacksonville Bar Association2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
ShareholderWeldon Law Group, PLLC2015 - Present
ShareholderMurphy Ellis & Weldon, PLLC2013 - 2015
Homicide/Capital Crime Attorney4th Judicial Circuit of Florida, Office of the Public Defender2001 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
Jacksonville Women Lawyers AssociationDiversity Membership Chair2013 - Present
Federal Bar AssociationN/A2004 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Catholic Lawyers GuildMember2002 - Present
Florida BarMember2001 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North FloridaAccountingMA - Masters2009
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawBusiness AdministrationMBA - Master of Business Administration2004
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
University of Illinois, Urbana-ChampaignBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Defender CollegeTrial Instructor2004