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Jeffrey Lee Meldon

Personal injury Attorney at Gainesville, FL

5.0   9 reviews

Licensed for 51 years

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About Jeffrey

Learn Jeffrey’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    80%
    Meldon Law has been working to get accident victims the justice they deserve for over 40 years. We have been representing injured people in Gainesville, Ocala, Lake City, Inverness, Daytona Beach, Dunnellon, Palatka, The Villages, and the counties of Alachua, Marion, Columbia, Citrus, Volusia, Sumter, and Putnam since 1971. We take pride in our work and the results we get for our clients.

    50 years, 2,200 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    15%
    If was Chairman of the Florida Bar Masters of DUI Seminar for 12 years and have lectured to other lawyers regarding how to defend a DUI case in Florida for the past 20 years.

    50 years, 2,350 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    5%
    As Experienced Trial Lawyers, Meldon Law is dedicated to Preserving the Rights of the Accused through Criminal Defense.

    50 years, 2,800 cases

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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Licensed for 51 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1971
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Jeffrey

Meldon Law
703 North Main Street, Suite A
Gainesville, FL, 326015326
Meldon Law
1 East Broward Blvd #730
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301
Meldon Law
808 East Fort King Street, Suite A
Ocala, FL, 34471
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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | April 22, 2014
He is the right lawyer to contact!
It was a super experience. Mr. Meldon and his staff were always on time for appointments, would always get back to me in a timely fashion and would always consult me before any decision was made on my case. They were thoughtful and I felt they were on my side. I would recommend Mr. Meldon to anyone.
Posted by Lawrence Weiser | June 18, 2015
Best Personal Injury Attorney in Florida !
You will not find a more understanding,compassionate,trustworthy and knowledgeable law firm anywhere in Florida. Jeffrey Meldon was always there to answer my questions on my personal injury case,and kept me informed of the process during my legal case. I highly recommend using Jeffrey Meldon as your attorney, you will not be disapponted.
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Posted by Sheila | March 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car accident
Everyone in the office was professional and polite! Carolyn Watson who works very closely with Jeffery always answered my call or emails within a few hours.
Posted by Keith & Sharon | July 30, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT
Made us feel like we were their only client. Mr. Meldon and his staff are very professional and friendly.
Posted by Ben | May 8, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceptional Service from Meldon Law Firm
I recently found myself in need of legal counsel and am pleased I made the decision to choose Meldon Law Firm. From my initial meeting I was highly impressed with the integrity, hard work and results-oriented philosophy of the firm. They were always readily accessible to me; phone calls and emails were returned in a timely manner and there were no surprises throughout the entire process. I could not be more pleased with the outcome of my case. I will not hesitate to contact Meldon Law again for future legal needs; I encourage you to do the same!
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Posted by anonymous | March 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Positive Experience
Very friendly, personal service. All of our needs were handled in a prompt, professional manner.
Posted by Matthew | January 12, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Informative !
Excellent auto insurance recommendations from an attorney who knows personal injury!
Posted by Larry D. | April 15, 2015
Responsive and Dedicated Staff
I highly reccomend Mr.Meldon as an attorney to anyone in need of an excellent Personal Injury lawyer. The staff at his office are top of the line and their dedication to serve each client with personal attention is unmatched. Thanks Meldon Law!
Posted by jessica | April 14, 2015
Great Attorney
Jeffrey is a knowledgeable and experience attorney- the best in the area. He will always get you the best settlement for your case. I highly recommend using him.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 120 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founding Attorney
  • Meldon Law
  • 1971 - Present

Education

  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • JD, Doctor of Jurisprudence
  • 1969
  • Ohio State University
  • Bachelor of Science
  • 1966

Legal Cases

  • Hit By Driver Of a Company Vehicle Who Ran Stop Sign

Associations

  • Florida Bar Rules of Judicial Administration Committee and the Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Committee
  • Former Committee Member
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  • Florida Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • NORML Legal Committee
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Fifth Judicial Circuit Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Assocation
  • N/A
  • Eighth Judicial Circuit Chapter of FACDL
  • Chairman of DUI
  • N/A
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • N/A
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL)
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Lorman Seminars
  • Chairman and Lecturer
  • N/A
  • The Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Attorney Member
  • N/A
  • Florida Bar, Civil Procedure Rules Committee
  • 2002 - 2007
  • Florida Bar, Rules of Judicial Administration Committee
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2000
  • Florida Bar DUI Seminars
  • Chairman and Lecture
  • 1997 - 2008
  • Florida Bar Traffic Court Rules Committee
  • Chairman and Member
  • 1992 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013

Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Basic Criminal Law 2014
  • Defending DUI Cases
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (1)
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Meldon is a consummate professional with ample victories and successes as one of the nation's top personal injury advocates."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 17
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeffrey Meldon is passionate and helpful to all of his clients and peers. A truly outstanding member of the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeffrey, Carey and Staff are a pleasure to work with and most importantly they know their stuff !"
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Meldon has a broad range of experience that serves him very well in this profession. He is intelligent, honest, and respected throughout the state of Florida."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jeffrey. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 28
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Gainesville Personal injury Lawyer Jeffrey Lee Meldon
Jeffrey Lee Meldon
Personal injury Attorney
Gainesville, FL
Licensed for 51 years
Free Consultation