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Jeffrey Lee Meldon

About me

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I have been a Florida Trial Lawyer since 1971 when I had my first jury trial in Gainesville, and I have been in and out of the courtroom ever since.  As a Trial Lawyer I enjoy helping people get their lives back together after a serious accident or an arrest.  I consider myself an expert in negotiating settlements as well as trying cases in the courtroom.   I have the determination and experience to go head to head with the big and powerful insurance companies that try to take advantage of people who were injured through no fault of their own.  I always fight hard to get every one of my clients the justice they deserve.  

I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, came to Gainesville in 1970 after graduating law school at Case-Western Reserve University, passed the Florida Bar, and opened my practice in downtown Gainesville in 1971. After 40 years, every work day I still enjoy going to work, getting to know and help my clients that come to my office from all over North Florida, working with my amazing staff, and fighting for the rights of individuals and for the justice they are entitled to.

Throughout my years in Gainesville I have enjoyed giving back to the community through numerous community service activities.   My recent public service contributions are my three Consumer Guide Books.  I am very proud of these books which are a culmination of my 40 years of legal experience and insights.  It is my intention that these books help the people of Florida from making mistakes that can negatively affect their lives for many years.   

As an attorney, I concentrate in personal injury accident and wrongful death cases as well as DUI/ Criminal Defense.  I regularly attend seminars to stay up to date on emerging trends and technology in these fields of law.  In addition, over the past 20 years I have lectured and been chairman of many legal seminars in Florida.  I get deep satisfaction in teaching and raising the level of professionalism for both young and experienced attorneys.

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Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    44 years, 2.2 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 15%
    44 years, 2.35 thousand cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 5%
    44 years, 2.8 thousand cases

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (120 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Andrew Franklin Knopf

    I endorse this lawyer. Jeffrey is a tremendous lawyer who has been a leader in Gainesville's legal community for over 40 years. He always puts the client's interest first and will go to trial when necessary to get full recovery.

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    Andrew Knopf Defective and dangerous products Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Gregory Maurice Wagner

    I endorse this lawyer. Jeffrey, Carey and Staff are a pleasure to work with and most importantly they know their stuff !

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    Gregory Wagner Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Meldon Law

703 North Main Street, Suite A
Gainesville, FL, 326015326

Meldon Law

808 East Fort King Street, Suite A
Ocala, FL, 34471

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing197106/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Founding AttorneyMeldon Law1971 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
The Million Dollar Advocates ForumAttorney MemberN/A
Florida Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Florida Justice AssociationMemberN/A
NORML Legal CommitteeN/AN/A
Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers SectionMemberN/A
Florida Bar, Criminal Law SectionMemberN/A
Fifth Judicial Circuit Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar AssocationN/AN/A
Eighth Judicial Circuit Chapter of FACDLChairman of DUIN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)N/AN/A
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL)N/AN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Florida Bar Rules of Judicial Administration Committee and the Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules CommitteeFormer Committee MemberN/A
Lorman SeminarsChairman and LecturerN/A
Florida Bar, Civil Procedure Rules CommitteeN/A2002 - 2007
Florida Bar, Rules of Judicial Administration CommitteeMember1999 - 2000
Florida Bar DUI SeminarsChairman and Lecture1997 - 2008
Florida Bar Traffic Court Rules CommitteeChairman and Member1992 - 2002
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
A 3-Step Approach to Purchasing Adequate Auto Insurance at Competative PricingBuying Florida Auto Insurance2010
A DUI Guide for Alachua County FloridaWays to Possibly Avoid a DUI Charge or Conviction in Alachua County2010
Consumer Protection Guide for Accident Cases in FloridaSeven Mistakes That Can Wreck Yout Florida Accident Case2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
Ohio State UniversityBusiness AdministrationOther - Bachelors1966
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Basic Criminal Law 2014Defending DUI Cases2014