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Ian Donovan Nesbeth

Criminal defense Attorney at Tallahassee, FL

4.7   36 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2004
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Ian

Learn Ian’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%

    20 years, 2,000 cases

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    40%

    15 years, 10,000 cases

  3. Personal injury
    20%

    15 years, 100 cases

Location

Law Office of Ian D. Nesbeth
Po Box 7527
Tallahassee, FL, 32314-7527

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  36 customer reviews
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Posted by Brittney | September 29, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A gem of a lawyer
I have hired Mr. Nesbeth, twice and have been completely satisfied both times, I refer everyone in North Florida to him.
Posted by Alex | August 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
100% satisfied
Always responded to my calls, did exactly what he said he will do, hands down one of the best!
Posted by Krishta | January 10, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Worth every penny
I cannot say enough about Ian but he gets the job done. I am beyond pleased and will come to him every single time. He is amazing. He is honest about your situation and will do his best work. I am so thankful I found him. There is no need to worry with him on your team.
Posted by Jason | December 5, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly skilled with excellent communication
I'm an attorney in another area of the State. Referred an important client to Ian and he did an excellent job which brought about excellent results. Wonderful office staff as well. Recommend highly. Thank you Ian.
Posted by Colton | June 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
This guy knows what he's doing
I had Ian represent me for a traffic citation. The trial was set for 3 o clock. I walked in the courthouse at 2:50. Ian and the State Trooper were already discussing the case. The three of us talked very briefly and my charge was dismissed, no points, no fees, not even a trial. I was out of the courthouse before my trial was set to start. Thank you for your hard work Ian.
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Posted by Calvert | November 11, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Prolific and Generous
I had two traffic criminal offences namely; " driving with an invalid license and driving without registration. I went to Attorney Nesbeth seeking guidance on the way to proceed with the court case. I was given detailed information on the case and was briefed on the possible implications of these offences. I must say Attorney Nesbeth did an excellent job on my behalf. Attorney Nesbeth was able to have my charges dismissed and the case thrown out. I was able to walk away from court with no criminal record on file. Attorney Nesbeth, a lawyer who cares.
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Posted by Desmond | November 12, 2016
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Excellent Lawyer!
I had just been pulled over and found out that my license was still suspended after paying a previous lawyer to represent me in clearing up 2 traffic tickets. So now I was facing a felony and still had a suspended license. I hired Ian and he went right to work. I had a VALID license in no time and he kept me from getting a felony while also keeping my license VALID. Great guy and even better lawyer. Get him asap!
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Posted by Michael | June 1, 2016
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Professional, caring, and efficient
Mr. Nesbeth returned my call after business hours and let me know he could help me and win. Right off the bat I was ready to work with him after explaining my circumstances he was ready to fight even harder for me, but his services might not be needed. This blew me away I'd never heard of a lawyer who didn't wanna take someone's money just to take it. He not only handled my case with the utmost celerity, he won, and called personally to inform me of the success. Mr. Nesbeth is a humble and honest man and a damn good lawyer! I only wish I'd have known about him sooner.
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Posted by anonymous | May 31, 2016
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Representation at its very best
Words can not express what Ian did to help me. He always believed in me and was through in all of the proceedings. Because of his knowledge and follow though on everything all my charges were dropped. He is a man of his word and will always fight for you in your case. I hope I never am in a situation to need another lawyer, but if I do or know someone who does, he will be my first choice!
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Posted by Joanne | April 17, 2016
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Attorney Ian Donovan Nesbeth
Attorney Ian D. Nesbeth, was my attorney on Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 3:00 pm at the court house in Tallahassee, FL. He suggested I plea bargain because in his opinion and experience I would be found guilty. He said that I could plead to a lesser charge and not be given the points or the fee would be lower, my case was driving carelessly. However, I was sure that I would get off because I was the person hit in the accident and not the witness. There were no witnesses, it was my word against the witness of the other vehicle. Attorney Nesbeth tried to persuade me to plead down but I was determined to say what I thought happened in the accident. He listened to what I wanted, and I wanted to go to court and not plead guilty to a lesser fine. Then the judge called my name, the police officer spoke first about the accident I was involved in. Then Attorney Nesbeth could then speak on my behalf. Due to the police officer neglecting to specify the district the accident took place, my Attorney Nesbeth asked for a dismissal because the officer didn't prove that the accident took place in Leon County. Without an attorney present with me, I wouldn't have known the technical problem and I would have been found guilty. However, thanks to Attorney Nesbeth being my representative, and his careful attention to the description of the accident report from the police officer, the charge was dropped immediately due to the Attorney's attentiveness to my case. I would definitely not go into court without Attorney Nesbeth; I was smart enough to know that. I would recommend him to anyone seeking counsel.
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Posted by larry astrom | April 14, 2016
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Careless Driving Ticket
Mr. Nesbeth was very professional. He told me what to expect with his representation and his fee. I paid his fee and he did as he said he would. I received a case dismissed. I would most definitely call him again.
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic Ticket
I had brief talk with Mr. Ian before hiring him. He was very professional and precise. His youth and self-esteem gave me enough confidence in him. His staff members were very welcoming, courteous and professional. His communication etiquette was very professional, articulate and transparent. He is very responsive and empathetic to my contact. By the end of the day, he succeeded in dismissing my case. :) I am very satisfied client and recommend everyone in need to consider him for their cases.
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Posted by johnny | April 7, 2016
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help to get a ticket dismiss
Mr.Ian help to get a ticket dismissed that i got in Tallahassee fl. I am a greyhound bus driver, working out of Orlando FL. I am greatly appreciated for the tremendous dedication he gave thank you Ian
Posted by Hydee | March 25, 2016
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No points/no school
Ian nesbeth is awesome and I would recommend him to anyone. I had a 30 over speeding violation and I was terrified. He managed to somehow get all the fees reduced with no points or school, ended up just paying court costs. My got a 30 over ticket and ended up paying 400$ more using ticket clinic. Thank you Ian!!!
Posted by Shelia Christian | March 18, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Traffic Tickets
I don't have enough words to describe how amazing the experience with Mr. Nesbeth was. Very curious, knowledgeable and professional I had exceptional and fast results. I highly recommend this Attorney for any traffic charges. My family will always be grateful for your assistance. We thank God for you!
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Speeding Ticket
Attorney Nesbeth is great!! I highly recommend him! He handled my Madison county speeding ticket for me and got a great outcome. He also gives student discounts.
Posted by John | February 12, 2016
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Excellent Litigator
Ian represented me in a DUI case where I was innocent of the charges brought against me. The police officer lied in the arrest report and on the stand. Ian used video evidence to prove to the jury that the cop was making up evidence and exaggerating. The jury took 5 minutes to come back with an acquittal.
Posted by Nick | February 10, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Helping with a speeding ticket
Ian was great! I Got a ticket in the middle of the night on I-10 from a Midway, FL policeman. (not sure why he was on I-10) Hired Ian, and he worked it out ! Awesome service. I'll be telling everyone.
Posted by Ryan | December 11, 2015
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Habitual Traffic Revocation
I have been dealing with an absolute nightmare keeping my license in the state of Florida. After suspending my license multiple times and forcing me to pay multiple reinstatement fees, just to suspend my license again, the state of Florida finally sent me an HTO suspension in the mail which stated they are taking my license away for 5 years with no option for a hardship license for a full year! I almost cried when I got that letter in the mail. What am I going to do if they take my license away for that long, my life would be ruined. I called many lawyers who would not even take my case given the difficulties surrounding dealing with the DMV and their Florida laws. Mr. Nesbeth asked me to send my driving record to him which I did and he accepted the challenge. He assured me he had experience dealing with this type of case and that he would work hard to allow me to keep my license. I was so upset the day came when the HTO revocation came into effect. Looking up your DL # and seeing HTO suspension: effective is a horrible feeling. I spent about two weeks checking the DMV database five times a day with no change but the day came when, as Mr. Nesbeth said it would, the HTO suspension was removed and my license showed as valid! Before I hired Mr. Nesbeth, I went to the DMV after I received the HTO letter in the mail and they told me that there was nothing that could be done to reverse the suspension. I am not sure if there is anything else that could have been done, but I know that Mr. Nesbeth's hard work has allowed me to get my license back and that means the world to me. I would recommend him to anyone who is having issues with their license. He had a plan from the beginning, returned every one of my many phone calls, and came through with what he said he would. Great attorney. I will be driving like I'm with an instructor taking my driving test from now on, but if I ever do get into trouble with tickets or suspensions again, I know exactly who to call.
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Posted by Humberto A. | October 1, 2015
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Great communication and extremely knowledgeable.
The knowledgeable staff and attorney Ian D. Nesbeth got my speeding ticket dismissed and no points on my license. Communication was superb and I am extremely satisfied with the overall service I received.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Ian D. Nesbeth, LLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Don Pumphrey, Jr.
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Office Of The Public Defender
  • 2003 - 2009

Education

  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2003
  • Florida State University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1999
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997
  • Miami Dade College
  • Associates of Arts
  • 1997
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Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • The Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present

Speaking Engagements

  • Courts
  • Adjunct Professor: Florida A & M University
  • 2010
  • American Criminal Proceedure
  • Adjunct Professor: Florida A & M University
  • 2009
  • American Criminal Law
  • Adjunct Professor: Florida A & M University
  • 2008

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Endorse Ian
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ian is the man. Honest and got things done for me on a referral I needed assistance with in Leon County. Nice to have a contact I can trust up there. Thanks again Ian!"
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Ian as a lawyer and an all-around great guy. Ian is my go to guy on traffic matters. I refer cases to him and have asked him to represent me personally on a ticket...or two. Can't go wrong hiring Ian."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an astute practitioner when it comes to civil traffic issues."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Tallahassee Criminal defense Lawyer Ian Donovan Nesbeth
Ian Donovan Nesbeth
Criminal defense Attorney
Tallahassee, FL
Licensed for 19 years