Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer
John H. Trevena is the owner and principal attorney of his firm. He has been practicing law for more than 34 years. His keen sense of strategy, accomplished skills as a trial lawyer and straightforward approach bring due process for his clients in the criminal justice and civil court systems.
Attorney Trevena is listed in Florida Super Lawyers magazine in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. Super Lawyers are peer selected and considered among the top 5% of attorneys in their areas of practice.
Attorney Trevena is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). The LCA is comprised of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Membership is limited by invitation only and selection is based upon evaluations of effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, and superior ethical reputation.
Attorney Trevena is a member of The American Trial Lawyers Association (The Association) and was selected for inclusion in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers for the State of Florida (2007-2010). Membership into The American Trial Lawyers Association is by invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, leadership, influence, reputation, stature, and profile in the trial attorney community, as viewed by The Association, other trial lawyers, members of the bench, and the public at large.
Attorney Trevena was also elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation in 2010. The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization representing one-third of one percent of licensed attorneys. Fellows are lawyers, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have been elected by their peers to become members of The Fellows because of their outstanding achievements in the legal profession.
Attorney Trevena was invited to membership in Lawyers of Distinction in 2019.
Attorney Trevena accepts cases in the areas of criminal defense, criminal appeals and related civil rights matters.
Attorney Trevena was admitted to the Florida Bar and US District Court, Middle District of Florida in 1986. He received his Juris Doctor from Stetson University in 1985, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982 from the University of South Florida.
His current memberships include:
John is a Lifetime Member of Phi Delta Phi, and was on the editorial board for the Florida Bar Journal and Florida Bar News from 1990-1993. He served as Assistant State Attorney from 1985-1987. Attorney Trevena has been a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer (Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education) since August 1, 1992.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1986||04/04/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Recognized||Lawyers of Distinction||2019|
|Recognized||Florida Super Lawyers||2009|
|Recognized||Florida Super Lawyers||2008|
|The 2007 Top 100 Trial Lawyers||The American Trial Lawyers Association||2008|
|Recognized||Florida Super Lawyers||2007|
|Recognized||Florida Super Lawyers||2006|
|Superb Rating - Client's Choice||Avvo||2006|
|Managing Partner||Trevena, Pontrello & Associates||2015 - Present|
|Managing Attorney||Law Office Of John Trevena||1987 - 2015|
|Assistant State Attorney||State Attorney's Office||1985 - 1987|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Bar Foundation||Fellow||2010 - Present|
|The American Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2008 - Present|
|Litigation Counsel of America||Fellow||2007 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Member||1986 - Present|
|Clearwater Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|St. Petersburg Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association, Criminal Law Section||Member||N/A|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Life Member||N/A|
|Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Life Member||N/A|
|American Judicature Society||Supporting Member||N/A|
|National Police Accountability Project||Member||N/A|
|NAACP||Gold Life Member||N/A|
|American Civil Liberties Union||Member||N/A|
|Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association||President||2005 - 2006|
|Stetson University College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|University of South Florida||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1982|
|LCA Fall Conference||How To Effectively Use The Media To Your Clients' Advantage||2007|
|Meus v. State, 968 So.2d 706 (Fla. 2d DCA 2007)||Petitioner Prevailed - Evidentiary Hearing Ordered|
|Jaar v. State, 973 So.2d 1164 (Fla. 2d DCA 2007)||Petitioner Prevailed - Convictions Vacated|
|Sult v. State, 906 So.2d 1013 (Fla. 2005)||Petitioner Prevailed - Conviction Vacated|
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