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Ian Thomas Weldon

Immigration Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

4.7   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
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About Ian

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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.

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Location

Weldon Law Group, PLLC
334 East Duval Street
Suite 100
Jacksonville, FL, 32202

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Posted by Brittney Galagar | November 12, 2021
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Excellent and Compassionate
I have been a client of Attorney Weldon’s since 2015. He has helped my husband and I navigate the immigrations process successful from fiancé Visa to Permanent Residency Card. I can’t say enough great things about him. I would highly recommend him abs will be issuing him as we move forward into citizenship.
Posted by Nilda García | June 24, 2021
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excellence in laws
he is a wonderful lawyer. professional with excellence in human value. I recommend him with certainty, you will be satisfied, he speaks English and Spanish.
Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2021
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Divorce
Attorney Weldon He has demonstrated professionalism with my divorce case this year. I was very pleased with his overall services. His personal commitment May me feel secure and at peace. The
Posted by Constance Cowart Hightower | October 2, 2020
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Thank you Ian - fantastic job
There was a mistake made on my husband's Death Certificate. He passed away in Jacksonville, Fl and I live in Savannah, GA. I had been trying for three months to get an amended Death Certificate. Without a DC, you cannot get any survivor benefits, life insurance policies, or stocks. I hired Ian Weldon, two weeks ago and he already got the judge to sign it today, which made my day. Can't wait to see the Death Certificates in my hand. Thank you SO MUCH Ian. I would recommend Ian to anyone. He is fast and thorough.
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Posted by Toolika | October 1, 2020
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Citizenship
I am extremely happy to have had Mr Ian Weldon as my attorney to help me with my naturalization process. He handled it very professionally and efficiently. He always responded promptly to all my mails, messages and calls in a very pleasing n polite mannerism. He guided me through the whole process so well and made it so stress free. He submitted my documents on May 26th and helped me prepare for my interview. On October 1st I successfully passed my test and interview. Yeh! It could not have been faster n easier. I will surely recommend him to anyone who needs help n guidance with their citizenship process. Thank you .
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Posted by Bridget | September 20, 2020
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Excellent Immigration Attorney!!!
I was absolutely pleased and satisfied with the service Weldon Law Group provided. From the beginning to the end Mr. Weldon and Shawna were both professional, knowledgeable, reliable, responsive and was a joy working with them. I would like to thank Mr. Weldon for representing us with my husband’s immigration process. Mr. Weldon responded to all my emails promptly, even when he was on conference outside of the country, in Ecuador. I recommend him to anyone needing immigration guidance.
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Posted by anonymous | December 2, 2019
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Ian got the Whole Case Dropped!
We had to come to Ian for an unfortunate event that was being taken way out of proportion - which would have cost my husband his job and his professional license. Ian got all the charges dropped completely, he was responsive, attentive and reasonably priced.
Posted by Daniel Arwood | February 26, 2019
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March 12, 2018
I was on Felony Probation out of Clay County, moved to TN and transferred probation to Knox County, TN. Ended up with a VOP, long story short, Mr. Weldon was able to get my arrest warrants quashed, and got me on the docket before the judge. Court date comes around and I was released from probation. Thanks again, Mr. Weldon!
Posted by Joe | February 11, 2019
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Citizenship case
Mr. Weldon and his office always were there professionally anytime I had questions. Anyone who's looking for good quality legal representation, should go see Mr. Weldon's law office. Thank you
Posted by Lesley | June 20, 2018
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GREEN CARD APPLICATION
My son referred me to Ian Weldon in order to have him assist me to apply for a Green Card. From the initial introductory interview until the successful completion of the process, he was always available to answer queries or give an opinion. I chose to have the application completed, required documents attached and also completed the medical and health-related data prior to submission of the application. Thus a couple of weeks to do that, then submitted on 23 March and biometrics some few weeks later, to the letter of acceptance as a Permanent Resident from Homeland dated 11 June as well as the Green Card were received in the mail on 17 June. I believe one of the quickest return times Ian has achieved. So thanks to his great attention to detail, I am now able to plan my way forward. Thank you Ian and your competent staff for a really stress-free process. Would recommend anyone in the same situation to consult with you.
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Posted by Randy | June 29, 2017
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Very Effective and Knowledgeable
I hired Mr. Weldon to represent me on a criminal matter and within a few court dates the charges were dropped. It was a big relief and Mr. Weldon saw me all the way through this stressful time. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Jeremy | June 24, 2016
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Great Lawyer
I hired Mr. Weldon for my criminal case and I would definitely refer him to other people. He was a great attorney and very professional.
Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2015
A Lawyer's Lawyer!
Ian has helped me on so many criminal cases as he is death certified and has been able to successfully keep his clients from dying at the hands of the State. He is a compassionate family law attorney and has an amazing talent in immigration court with an edge over the competition due to his fluency in Spanish and due to his passion for defending those who are helpless and disadvantaged. He is a lawyer's lawyer meaning he knows the rules of evidence and the statutes inside and out and when an attorney has to battle against him, the attorney knows he or she had better come prepared. He is my "go to" guy when it comes to criminal and immigration for sure!
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Posted by Lina | August 12, 2015
Great lawyer I would not be here if it wasn't for him
Awesome lawyer will fight for you til the end and not stop until you are really satisfied. He really put on a battle for me and went beyond my expectations I was on a way to do a long time for a 6 felony case and after that I was facing deportation. With all the knowledge Mr Weldon has I only did 3 moths in the county while Me and him was fighting my cases and got out with 1 year probation and I was able to be reunited with my family and my son most important I was never convicted so the felonies are not on my record it just shows as an arrest so I deffenetly recommend him as the best and honest lawyer in Duval county who will really go into a battle for you above and beyond. Thanks and God bless you Mr Weldon for giving me a second chance and believing in me. Without You I would of been lost in the system and then send back to Europe with no family left there and not ever been able to be with my son. I can't say thank you enough. I appreciate your hard work day and night to fight for me and my family and most of all being able to make it affordable for me. Thanks again. And you know if I have any more problems you are on my speed dial but as you know I have changed my life and now I am working mom and a wife and I love it thanks to you I have my freedom and my family.
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Posted by anonymous | May 6, 2017
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Would not reccomend.
I hired Mr. Weldon to represent me in an easy repeat violence injunction case. He was referred by the Florida Bar. Mr. Weldon was ineffective, expensive and not professional. Had to hire someone else to clean up his mess. Would not recommend.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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

Education

  • 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
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Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association
  • Diversity Membership Chair
  • 2013 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Catholic Lawyers Guild
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • Defender College
  • Trial Instructor
  • 2004

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (8)
Endorse Ian
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ian is very thorough and will do all he can to get the job done for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend and endorse ian for immigration as well and criminal defense and family law. ian is conscientious and hard working and fights hard for his clients. he is a zealous advocate with years of experience handling immigration and criminal law cases. he is also becoming well versed in family law. any client would be well served by having ian represent them. i have personally worked for ian for several years and can vouch for his work ethic, dedication and professionalism."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ian is a very capable and compassionate attorney. He has the highest integrity and is very responsive to his client's needs. Every client I have referred to him has been extremely impressed with his attention to detail and professionalism."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ian is an experienced and knowledgeable criminal attorney with additional experience in immigration and personal injury matters. He has taken complex criminal matters and resolved them efficiently and effortlessly. On numerous occasions, he has been available to me for consultations on complex criminal matters. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Weldon has earned an excellent reputation within the Jacksonville legal community, especially among criminal practitioners and judges on the criminal bench. As my law partner, I have worked with Mr. Weldon on a number of criminal cases where he worked hard and obtained outstanding results."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ian is truly one of the most integral attorneys with whom I have ever had the privilege of working. His knowledge of criminal law and immigration and family law is envious, and he is utterly creative in his representations. I have his number on speed dial just in case! I would highly recommend Ian to any of my family members or friends and have done so."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ian Weldon is a very knowledgeable practitioner, who truly cares about his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 20
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He has many years of experience in the criminal defense field. I have worked with him on immigration cases involving criminal issues. Ian is very conscientious and compassionate concerning his clients. He has an excellent reputation for his ability and high ethical standards."
Litigation Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mr. Ian Weldon for over 25 years. Both as a friend and practicing trial attorney. He has always been a courageous and aggressive advocate for as long as I have known him. I highly endorse this lawyer without reservation."
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Jacksonville Immigration Lawyer Ian Thomas Weldon
Ian Thomas Weldon
Immigration Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 23 years