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SERIOUS AND COMPLEX STATEWIDE AND FEDERAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE. TOP 100 TRIAL ATTORNEY.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1991||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2016|
|Top Lawyer||Global Directory of Who's Who||2016|
|Competitive Trial Team||Stetson University College of Law||N/A|
|Competitive Appellate Argument Team||Stetson University College of Law||N/A|
|Founder & CEO / Criminal Defense Attorney||LHJ LAW||1997 - Present|
|Advisor||Ameriprise||1996 - 1997|
|Advisor||Chatfield Dean||1995 - 1995|
|Attorney||Barr, Murman & Tonelli||1994 - 1995|
|Prosecuting Attorney||Office Of The State Attorney||1990 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||N/A|
|Numerous Cases 1997-present||Numerous|
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|Hillsborough County Bar Association Lawyer Magazine||No Exigency, No Permission, No Warrant--No Problem?||2017|
|AVVO Legal Guides||Top 10 Things to Remember While Out on Bond||2014|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of Tampa||Psychology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|
|National Trial Competiton||Mock Trial (Panel Judge)||2017|
|Oral Argument||National Pretrial Competition (Panel Judge)||2016|
|National Tournament||Moot Court Argument (Panel Judge)||2016|
|Mock Trial Competition (Hillsborough County MIddle School)||Mock Trial Competition (Creator & Judge)||2016|
|Mock Trial Competition (Hillsborough County Elementary School)||Mock Trial Competition||2016|
|Mock Trial Competition (Hillsborough County Middle School)||Mock Trial Competition (Creator & Judge)||2015|
|Moot Court Competition (University of Tampa)||Moot Court Competition (Panel Judge)||2014|
|Mock Trial Competition (Hillsborough County Middle/High School)||Mock Trial Competition (Creator & Judge)||2014|
|Legal Redress Workshop (Summer)||Restoration of Civil Rights and Sealing/Expunction||2014|
|Legal Redress Workshop (Fall)||Restoration of Civil Rights and Sealing/Expunction||2014|
|Mock Trial Competition (Hillsborough County Middle/High School)||Mock Trial Competition (Creator & Judge)||2013|
|Great American Teach-in||A Career in the Legal Profession||2013|
|National Association of Human Resource Workers (Tampa Bay Chapter)||The Criminal Justice System from the Perspective of the Human Resource Professional||2012|
|Mock Trial Competition (Hillsborough County Middle/High School||Mock Trial Competition (Creator & Judge)||2012|
|Teen Achiever's Program||Mock Trial Competition (Creator)||2011|
|Mock Trial Competition (Hillsborough County Middle/High School)||Mock Trial Competition (Creator & Judge)||2011|
|Junior Achievement||Program Speaker||2011|
|Mock Trial Competition (Stetson University College of Law)||Mock Trial Competition (Judge)||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
I had a case in which I was falsely accused. I talked to several attorneys in Tampa. He was a little pricey but I had a gut feeling. I hired him and let him guide me through it all. All I can say is he is a very brilliant man. He kept in touch with me and gave me much needed advice. I can not express how intelligent Mr. Leon Jones is. I was not sure if how he wanted to represent it would be wise but he caught the accuser in a couple of lies and put the case to rest. I realize that he has so much skill and experience that he knows exactly what to do in a court room.
Posted by Ian J
I had to pick a lawyer quickly for a family member in big trouble. Fortunately for me, I picked Leon Jones. I had no prior experience of the US justice system, but Leon got us over the many hurdles and helped us avoid the pitfalls. I know we would have had a disaster if not for him.
When it comes to criminal justice, it turns out that the most important thing is to have someone who knows their way around the system. And Leon certainly does. He went way beyond what I was expecting, even negotiating directly with the law enforcement we had run up against.
If this was poker, we had a very weak hand. Leon played our few cards exactly right and my family member is now not facing any jail time. It could have been very different.
It also helps that he is a superb communicator and kept us in the loop at all times. My entire family is very grateful to him. I hope we never need to use his services again. But if we did I would not hesitate to call him.
Jorge Chalela, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Mister Jones is one of the most highly liked and respected attorneys in Tampa. He is known to always be dedicated to the causes of his clients, and for constantly developing ideas to best present his client's cases and legal defenses. It is a real pleasure to be in the same bar as him; I endorse this lawyer.
Nathan Nutter, Car accident Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I highly endorse Leon Jones. I have known Leon for more than 15 years and know he is a highly respected, highly talented criminal defense attorney. I would not hesitate to send a client to him and would have total faith that Leon would be the best attorney for my client.
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