Aggressive and Affordable criminal defense when you have Too Much At Stake for anything less.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1999||07/19/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2017|
|Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2016|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|Top Attorneys||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|AV Preeminent Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2015|
|AV Peer Review Rating||Martindale-Hubbell||2014|
|Client's Choice-Criminal Law||AVVO||2012|
|Service||State Attorney's Office||2001|
|Partner||Brooks Le Boeuf Bennett Foster & Gwartney||2012 - Present|
|Founder/Attorney||Law Offices of John M. Leace, P.A.||2002 - 2012|
|Associate||Local Defense Firm||2001 - 2002|
|Prosecuting Attorney||State Attorney, 2nd Judicial Circuit||1998 - 2001|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates||Member||2014 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section||Member||2006 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2002 - Present|
|Tallahassee FACDL||Member||2002 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||1999 - Present|
|William Stafford Inns of Court||Member||2003 - 2005|
|State v. Langston||Dissmissal|
|State of Florida v. Troy Phillips||Acquittal|
|State of Florida v. Michelle Ducles||Judgment of Acquittal|
|See all legal cases|
|Tallahassee Democrat||Decriminalizing Marijuana Makes Sense For Tallahassee||2016|
|Tallahassee Democrat||Adam Frasch's mental state questioned||2014|
|NBC Sports||Attorneys: press conference likely means no charges in Winston case||2013|
|WCTV||Viewers Dedicate Lives to Casey Anthony Trial||2011|
|Associated Press||State justices: 'Stand-your-ground' rulings must be pretrial||2010|
|WCTV||Man Set Free By Appellate Court||2009|
|Orlando Sentinal||Fsu Lineman Meeks Pleads No Contest To 3 Misdemeanors||2004|
|The Florida State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Florida State University||International Affairs and Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
Posted by Keith
John stood by me through a 1 1/2 year criminal court case. He was honest, communicative and a pleasure to have as my attorney. He had the experience and knowledge to know how to proceed with my case and, more importantly, how to deal with the DA in my case. The outcome of my case ended up being far better than I expected. Not only was he my attorney, but he treated me like a friend and provided me with other resources throughout my case, to assist with other personal problems that arose during the case. I highly recommend John as an attorney in any case you might have. He is top notch and will give you the best outcome for your current situation.
Posted by Spencer
John represented me as professionally and advantageously as possible, I have the utmost confidence that he did the best thing possible for me at all stages given the environment he operated in. If a serious need arose he would be the first person I would speak to and think of, even with having relocated 500 miles away, I wouldn't hesitate a moment to recommend him; the largest regret I have in the way I handled the case John represented me in was not retaining him to represent me in the portion that was heard in South Florida, instead opting for local counsel, who left me well aware of the difference between his and Johns quality of work. I have since had much to do with many non criminal attorneys, he has stood out as a man of his word, one who set the expectations just below what he delivered 100% of the time, a straightshooter.
In my eyes his professionalism and demeanor not only benefited the ultimate outcome of my case but as a young man, it truly aided in my ability to cope with accusations and consequences I never thought I'd face. I don't know what I would have done without his involvement, he always told the bad news first, was straightforward about it, and would follow it up with what he knew he could deliver to improve the situation, he always delivered if he said he would. I cannot thank him enough for his help during a bizarre time in my life.
Ethan Way, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. John is a very professional and dedicated trial lawyer. He aggressively represents his clients and thier interests. He is one of the preeminent criminal defense lawyers in the Tallahassee area.
Elizabeth Peskin, Family Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
John is an amazing attorney. If I were faced with a criminal charge, he is the first person I would call. He's a great trial attorney and has as much knowledge about criminal law as anyone I know. I would recommend John to anyone looking for a criminal defense lawyer.
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