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Jeffrey Huntley Garland

About me

Jeffrey H. Garland practices in the following areas of law: Criminal Law; Personal Injury; Driving While Intoxicated; Drug Crimes; Wiretapping; Internet Crimes; Sexual Assault; Domestic Violence; Appellate Practice; Automobile Accidents; Wrongful Death

Admitted: 1981, Florida; 1983, U.S. District Court, Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit; 1989, U.S. Supreme Court

Law School: University of Florida, J.D., 1980

College: University of Florida, B.S., 1978

Member: The Florida Bar (Member, Criminal Law Section, 1985—; Trial Lawyers Section, 1990—); Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Biography: (Board Certified Criminal Law Lawyer, Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education)

Reported Cases: Wild v. Dozier, 672 So.2d 10 (Fla. 1996); Cave v. Slugletary, 84 F.3d 1350 (11th Cir. 1996); Cave v. State, 727 So.2d 227 (Fla. 1998); Cave v. State, 660 So.2d 705 (Fla. 1995); Smith v. State, 743 So.2d 141 (Fla. 4th DCA, 1999); McArthur v. State, 671 So.2d 867 (Fla. 4th DCA 1996); Barnes v. State, 588 So.2d 1076 (Fla. 4th DCA 1991); O’Hara v. State, 642 So.2d 592 (Fla. 4th DCA 1994); Fay v. State, 753 So. 2d 682 (Fla. 4th DCA 2000); Corona v. State, 814 So.2d 1184 (Fla. 4th DCA 2002); Minichino v. State, 776 So.2d 994 (Fla. 3rd DCA 2001).


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 39%
    35 years, 3 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 19%
    35 years, 1.2 thousand cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 14%
    31 years, 600 cases
  4. Personal Injury: 14%
    31 years, 300 cases
  5. Other: 14%
  6. More 



Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Brent R. Hardy

    I endorse Jeffrey without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator.


    Brent Hardy Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Samuel Encarnacion

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    Samuel Encarnacion Criminal defense Attorney
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Contact info

Jeffrey H Garland, PA

2500 Rhode Island Avenue
Suite B
Fort Pierce, FL, 34947


FLMember in Good Standing198106/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Board Certified - Criminal TrialFlorida Bar2014
Preeminent 4.4 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senioe AttorneyJeffrey H Garland, PA2008 - Present
Senior attorneyKirschner & Garland, PA1990 - 2007
Senior AttorneyJeffrey H Garland, PA1985 - 1990
Chief Assistant, Fort Pierce OfficeOffice of Public Defender, 19th Judicial Circuit1981 - 1985
AssociateMuller & Mintz, PA1980 - 1981
Association namePosition nameDuration
St. Lucie County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers SectionMember1990 - Present
Florida Bar, Criminal Law SectionMember1985 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1981 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Stangarone v State, Case No 4D11-1853Affirmed with leave to seek further relief in the trial court.
Stand Your Ground Law Defeats Domestic Battery: State "Washes" Pillow CasePart of charges were dismissed and part were dropped.
State v Renea Thomas, St. Lucie County Case No 56-2009-CF-004199AAll charges dismissed.
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of FloridaChemistryBS - Bachelor of Science1978