|FL||Member in Good Standing||1996||01/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Litigator of the Year (of 88 trial attorneys)||Tampa Public Defender's Office||2002|
|University of Michigan Law School||Law||Jurisprudence Doctor||1993|
|La Iberoamericana, Mexico City, Mexico||N/A||6 classes on Latin American Studies||1990|
|University of Michigan, Ann Arbor||History||Bachelor of Arts||1990|
Posted by Scotty
I was lucky enough to have Mr. Chalela as my attorney for a very long drawn out appeal. Long story short, he got my over 25 year sentence converted to time served with probation after only having served about 5 in. The justice system absolutely railroaded me on a 1st offense and through his passion, knowledge of law, dedication, and actually carrying about each of his clients, he was able to help me attain a just sentence I deserved, rather than the quarter century the state had slapped me with. Since being released, Mr Chalela has continued to have an interest in my life and future and helps me immensely with anything and everything in his power. I would recommend him to anybody for any legal situation from the most simple to the most intricate matter, he can handle it all, yet unlike the vast majority of attorneys, if there is a circumstance that he is not 1,000% confident he can represent you on his own without help and do the best job possible, he's not going to take your money at a risk that he may not be able to get you the best possible outcome, but instead will bring in an attorney he knows has the expertise needed in that area and will give away or split the fee with another attorney, essentially giving away half of his paycheck so that you have the best possible representation for your matter. I don't know of any attorney who voluntarily splits their money with anyone! I hope I never need an attorney in the future but if I do or if anybody I know does, Mr Chalela is the only attorney under consideration. Amazing attorney and person!
Posted by Edwin
Jorge is a responsible and honest lawyer. With full knowledge of the federal laws. He always speak with the truth, but most belived in my son and made an excellent defense against jugde. My son is out thanks to him. I recomend 100% Jorge Leon Chalela.
Posted by Marian
Mr Chalela is a caring attorney who will fight for you with a passion. He will keep you informed and discuss any issues arising throughout your case. He is professional and confident. His knowledge of the law is outstanding.
My case was continually brought back before the court even after the case closed for years. Each time he was there for me and stood by me to assure me that everything would be OK. As he demonstrates his calm demeanor in the courtroom you can tell he is respected by the judges and his peer attorneys.
I consider him to be one of Tampa Bays "best" attorneys and would highly recommend him to anyone.