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Joseph Montrone Jr.

About me

I have more than 20 years of courtroom experience and I have tried more than 80 cases.  I served the people of Pinellas County as a Prosecutor for 6 years (1996 to 2002).  In 2002, I entered private practice representing persons injured as a result of the negligence of others at Beltz & Ruth P.A.  In 2006, I opened my own office to provide my client’s with hands on personable representation. I strive to apply the more than 19 years of diverse training and experience that I have obtained through my years of practice in Pinellas County and the Tampa Bay Area.


Please contact me today for a free initial consultation at 727-538-4155 or visit my website at I look forward to helping you regarding your legal matters.


I have represented criminal clients charged with such crimes as Murder, Armed Robbery, Capital Sexual Battery, Trafficking in Cocaine, Child Abuse,  Domestic Violence, DUI and other criminal traffic offenses.  My civil practice has included representing clients injured in automobile accidents and premises liability claims, domestic violence injunction hearings, sealing and expunging arrest records, civil traffic infractions, and driver's license suspension issues. 


I am a member of the Federal Middle District of Florida, United States Supreme Court Bar,  St. Petersburg Bar Association, Clearwater Bar Association, Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association.




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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 35%
  2. DUI & DWI: 30%
  3. Domestic Violence: 25%
  4. Slip and Fall: 5%
  5. Car Accident: 5%



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Payment types:

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    I've known Joe for many years and know him to be a fine lawyer. He is well experienced in criminal defense and civil litigation. Joe fights hard for his clients and makes it a priority to communicate with them. He has an excellent reputation among his peers.


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  • Matthew L. Wilson

    Joe and I worked for many years together and he is one of the finest attorneys I've had the pleasure of working with. He is extremely conscientious, smart and hard working. I frequently send him referrals for criminal cases because I have so much faith in him.


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Contact info

Joseph Montrone, Jr., P.A.

1501 Belcher Road South, Building B, Suite 5
Largo, FL, 33771

Joseph Montrone, Jr., P.A.

Palais Royale
146 Second Street N, Suite 310
St. Petersburg, FL, 33701



FLMember in Good Standing199606/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Victor O. Wehle for Excellence in Trial AdvocacyStetson University College of Law1995
First Place Mock Trial CompetitionStetson University College of Law Trial Advocacy Society1995
Best Oral Advocate Freshman Moot CourtStetson University College of Law1993
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerJoseph Montrone, Jr., P.A.2006 - Present
AssociateBeltz & Ruth, P.A.2002 - 2006
Assistant State AttorneyPinellas County State Attorney's Office1995 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Supreme Court BarMember2012 - Present
Clearwater Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2007 - Present
St. Petersburg Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Pinellas County Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
United State District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember2003 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Florida v. Fettig, 07-5661XDTANCState reduced DUI to Reckless Driving
State of Florida v. McCray, 07-27902CFANOState dropped Felony Possession of Marijua Charges
State of Florida v. Potter, 07-21809MMANOState dropped charges
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Publication nameTitleDate DUI case: You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover2011 Abuse or Corporal Punishment2011
http://montronelaw.Wordpress.comLeaving the Scend of an Accident in Florida2010
http://montronelaw.wordpress.comFleeing and Eluding in Florida2010
http://montronelaw.wordpress.comRomeo & Juliet Law In Florida2010
http://montronelaw.wordpress.comShould I Hire A Lawyer For My Florida DUI Arrest2010
http://montronelaw.wordpress.comDOMESTIC BATTERY IN FLORIDA: It's Not Like Every Other Crime2010 Should I Do After An Auto Accident In Florida?2010 BEFORE YOU CLICK: HOW THE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS CAN LEAD TO CRIMINAL CHARGES IN FLORIDA2010 Motorist Insurance In Florida: Are You “Fully Covered?”2010 Child Sex Crimes2010 7 Reasons Why You Should Avoid a Violation of Probation and File a Motion For Early Termination of Probation2010 Have the Right to Remain Silent . . . USE IT!2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of South FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1991