|FL||Member in Good Standing||1979||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Presidential Commendation||National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2010|
|Presidential Commendation||National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2009|
|Presidential Commendation Award||National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||2007|
|Partner||May & Cohen P.A.||1986 - Present|
|Assistant U.S. Attorney||United States Attorneys Office||1981 - 1985|
|Assistant Public Defender||Public Defender's Office||1979 - 1981|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Chairman, White Collar Crime Section||2009 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Vice-Chair White Collar Crime Committee||2007 - 2008|
|American Bar Association||Co-Chair Defense Function/Services Committee||2005 - 2007|
|The Champion||Stopping the Train Before it Leaves the Station: Convincing Prosecutors Not to Charge Your Client||2012|
|The Champion||The New British Invasion: Will the UK Bribery Act of 2010 Eclipse the FCPA?||2012|
|Stetson Law Review||Corporate Criminal Liability and the Threat to Civil Liberty||2012|
|Daily Business Review||IRS Whistleblower Program needs refining for success||2012|
|Daily Business Review||Are U.S. Corporations becoming the World's Police||2011|
|Criminal Justice Magazine||Advising the Grand Jury Witness: When Talk is Not Cheap, Criminal Justice Magazine||2008|
|The Champion||Helping Jurors Understand What Instructions Don't--the Law||2008|
|The Champion magazine||Money Laundering Defense After Santos and Regalado Cuellar||2008|
|The Champion magazine||Money Laundering Defense After Santos and Cuellar||2008|
|The Champion||Deconstructing Daubert, Rule 702 and Non-Scientific Evidence||2007|
|Criminal Justice magazine (ABA)||Countering Hindsight Bias in White Collar Prosecutions, Criminal Justice Magazine||2006|
|The Champion magazine||Queen for a Day—From Hell, The Champion||2006|
|The Champion magazine||Statutory Construction: Not for the Timid, The Champion||2006|
|The Champion magazine||Staying Luce||2003|
|International Quarterly||Foreign Criminal Investigations and Access to U.S. Records under 28 U.S.C. Section 1782||1989|
|The Champion||Pretrial Detention: Turning a Shield into a Sword||1986|
|Nova Law Review||Pinkerton v. United States Revisited: A Defense of Accomplice Liability||1983|
|Florida Bar Journal||The Use of Post Arrest Silence for Impeachment||1983|
|Florida Bar Journal||Attacking Presumptions in the Criminal Trial||1981|
|University of Florida School of Law (Levin)||Criminal Law||JD||1978|
|Emory University||Political Science/History||BA||1976|
|Second Annual Defending Drug Cases Seminar||Ethics and Fees||2009|
|Cutting Edge Criminal Defense||The Seven Principles of Effective Plea Bargaining||2007|
|Hispanic National Bar Association Conference||Head of State Immunity||1996|
|Seminar on The Alleged Transnational Criminal, Madrid||State Sponsored Kidnaping of Fugitives||1993|
|Money Laundering Enforcement Update Seminar||Responding to Subpoenas for Information from Bank Secrecy Countries||1991|
|Seminar on International Law and Practice, Los Angeles and New York||Foreign Criminal Investigations and Access to US Records Under 28 U.S.C. 1782||1989|
Posted by lance
Jon served as an advisor to my trial attorney. Even though my trial attorney tried to stay with his own defense when I initiated the addition, he was then convinced of Jon's assistance will help him winning the case. They both worked out so well since they knew each other from law school as well as work. Their strategy finally won the trial judge and the Appeal Court judges for my case. I previously had three law firms took my money and forced me to take the plea even though I'm innocent. Jon is a thoughtful, and straightforward person. He will shot down bad ideas.
Posted by anonymous
My only regret was that I did not find John sooner. My situation was very complicated and multifactor. After dealing with MANY Attorneys, John is only one that I would recommend. He told me what to expect and did not give me any false hopes. He always gave me detailed explanations of the situations at hand as well as the options.
Posted by anonymous
Jon represented me for over a year in a criminal matter that could have cost me my freedom, that was the result of allegations made by a former coworker which were false.
He was the second criminal attorney who represented me. The first encouraged me to "make a deal" with the district attorney and tell them what they wanted to hear in exchange for my freedom. That, obviously, was not an option as I was innocent.
Jon was thoughtful and provocative in his representation. While he was gentle and steadfast in his approach, his presense in the courtroom was undeniable. The jury hung on his every word, and understood the nuances of what had occured thanks to his ability to communicate with them.
There were 5 defendants in this case. I believe we were all innocent, however, 2 were convicted, one because of his own presentation to the court and the other, because of his attorney's inability to present his case.
Our trial lasted for 9 weeks in Pensacola in Federal Court. Jon was not only committed to my freedom, but also to my psychological well being. He was there as an attorney and a support system. I owe him more than I could ever express.
Cynthia Orr, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
Jon is a cut above most criminal defense lawyers. He is brilliant and a tenacious advocate. In the case in which we were recently associated, he won the criminal trial in a complex multi-national money laundering prosecution. When I have my choice to associate co-counsel, I choose Jon. He is a pleasure to work with and delivers. His work to improve the criminal justice system in white collar cases is also highly laudable.