Jeffrey Meldon

Meldon Law
703 North Main Street
Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32601
352-373-8000
www.meldonlaw.com


Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I have been a Florida Trial Lawyer since 1971 when I had my first jury trial in Gainesville, and I have been in and out of the courtroom ever since. As a Trial Lawyer I enjoy helping people get their lives back together after a serious accident or an arrest. I consider myself an expert in negotiating settlements as well as trying cases in the courtroom. I have the determination and experience to go head to head with the big and powerful insurance companies that try to take advantage of people who were injured through no fault of their own. I always fight hard to get every one of my clients the justice they deserve.

I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, came to Gainesville in 1970 after graduating law school at Case-Western Reserve University, passed the Florida Bar, and opened my practice in downtown Gainesville in 1971. After 37 years, every work day I still enjoy going to work, getting to know and help my clients that come to my office from all over North Florida, working with my amazing staff, and fighting for the rights of individuals and for the justice they are entitled to.

Throughout my years in Gainesville I have enjoyed giving back to the community through numerous community service activities. My recent public service contributions are my three Consumer Guide Books. I am very proud of these books which are a culmination of my 37 years of legal experience and insights. It is my intention that these books help the people of Florida from making mistakes that can negatively affect their lives for many years.

As an attorney, I concentrate in personal injury accident and wrongful death cases as well as DUI/ Criminal Defense. I regularly attend seminars to stay up to date on emerging trends and technology in these fields of law. In addition, over the past 20 years I have lectured and been chairman of many legal seminars in Florida. I get deep satisfaction in teaching and raising the level of professionalism for both young and experienced attorneys.
Here are some of the highlights of my career: (See below for more details) •I am a proud Member of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum which is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the U.S. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million dollar verdicts and settlements. Only less than 1% of lawyers in the country are members of this group.
•Member of the Florida and American Justice Associations (the two most important personal injury trial lawyer groups) for many years and utilize their resources to provide the best representation for my clients.
•Served on the Florida Bar Rules of Judicial Administration Committee and the Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Committee, (the committee that makes the rules for litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases).
•Teacher in the University of Florida Law School Trial Advocacy Program.
•Chairman and lecturer for Lorman Seminars.
•Regular lecturer around the State of Florida to other lawyers for the past 15 years.
•Past Chairman and member of the Florida Bar Traffic Court Rules Committee from 1992 to 2002. (The committee that help write the rules regarding DUI trials.)
•Recognized statewide for creating the experienced DUI defense team at the Law Office of Jeffrey Meldon and Associates serving Alachua County.
•Chairman and lecturer at the Florida Bar DUI Seminars for the last 12 years.

Here are more of my accomplishments:

Degrees

Graduated Case Western Reserve University School of Law, 1969 JD, Doctor of Jurisprudence
Graduated Ohio State University, 1966 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Memberships
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
American Association for Justice
American Bar Association
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL)
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
Eighth Judicial Circuit Chapter of FACDL, Chairman of DUI
Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Assocation
Fifth Judicial Cirduit Bar Association
Florida Bar Criminal Law Section
Florida Bar Trial Lawyers Section
NORML, Legal Committee
Florida Justice Association
Florida Bar Association
Florida Bar Activities
Florida Bar
Florida Bar Traffic Court Rules Committee (Rules Committee for DUI, Driving While License Suspended, and other traffic related offenses.) Member 1992 - 2002, Chairman 1999 - 2000
Florida Bar Rules of Judicial Administration Committee (Rules Committee for all Felony, Misdemeanor and Civil Court Rules.) 1999 - 2000 Member
Florida Bar DUI Seminars Chairman 1997, 1999 to 2008
Florida Bar Civil Procedure Rules Committee 2002 - 2007 (Rules Committee for Personal Injury & Wrongful Death Cases)

Lectures and Chairmanships
•"Lorman DUI Seminar/Webinar" –July 29, 2010
•"Lorman DUI Seminar" – May 1, 2009- Tampa, Florida - Chairman/Lecturer
•2009 Masters of DUI" – January 16, 2009 - Miami, Florida - Florida Bar Sponsored - Chairman/Lecturer
•"Lorman DUI Seminar" - May 16, 2008 - Tampa, Florida - Chairman/Lecturer
•"2008 Masters of DUI" - January 18, 2008 - Miami, Florida - Florida Bar Sponsored - Chairman/Lecturer
•"Lorman DUI Seminar" - May 18, 2007 - Tampa, Florida - Chairman/Lecturer
•"2007 Masters of DUI" - January 19, 2007 - Miami, Florida - Florida Bar Sponsored – Chairman/Lecturer
•"Lorman DUI Seminar" - May 19, 2006 - Tampa, Florida - Chairman/Lecturer
•"2006 Masters of DUI" - January 20, 2006 - Miami, Florida - Florida Bar Sponsored - Chairman/Lecturer
•"Lorman DUI Seminar" - May 20, 2005 - Tampa, Florida - Chairman/Lecturer
•"2005 Masters of DUI" - January 21, 2005 - Miami, Florida - Florida Bar Sponsored - Chairman/Lecturer
•"Lorman DUI Seminar" - May 21, 2004 - Tampa, Florida - Chairman/Lecturer
•"2004 Masters of DUI" - January 16, 2004 - Miami, Florida - Florida Bar Sponsored - Chairman/Lecturer
•"Lorman DUI Seminar" - May 21, 2004 - Tampa, Florida - Chairman/Lecturer
•"2003 Masters of DUI" - January 17, 2003 - Miami, Florida - Florida Bar Sponsored – Lecturer/Chairman
•"Lorman DUI Seminar" - May 2, 2003 - Tampa, Florida - Chairman/Lecturer
•"Strategies in Handling DUI Cases" - May 4, 2002 - Tampa, Florida - Lorman Educational Services, Lecturer
•"Case Law Update (topic DUI)” - April 2002 - Tampa, Florida - Florida Bar Sponsored, Chairman and Lecturer
•"Strategies in Handling DUI Cases" - March 14, 2002 - Jacksonville, Florida - Lorman Educational Services, Lecturer
•"2002 Masters of DUI" - January 18, 2002 - Miami, Florida - Florida Bar Sponsored, Chairman/Lecturer
•"Strategies in Handling DUI Cases" - July 20, 2001 - Orlando, Florida - Lorman Educational Services, Lecturer
•"Strategies in Handling DUI Cases" - May 4, 2001 - Tampa, Florida - Lorman Educational Services, Lecturer
•"Strategies in Handling DUI Cases" - March 29, 2001 - Jacksonville, Florida - Lorman Educational Services, Lecturer
•"Masters of DUI Seminar" - January 19, 2001, Miami, Florida - Florida Bar Sponsored, Chairman and Lecturer
•"Strategies in Handling DUI Cases" - May 4, 2000 - Tampa, Florida - Lorman Educational Services, Lecturer
•"Hot Issues in DUI and Traffic Law" - January 14, 2000 - Miami, Florida - Florida Bar Sponsored, Chairman and Lecturer
•"Strategies in Handling DUI Cases" - March 30, 1999 - Jacksonville, Florida - Lorman Educational Services, Lecturer
•"1999 Masters of DUI" - January 22, 1999 - Miami, Florida - Florida Bar Sponsored, Chairman and Lecturer
•"Strategies in Handling DUI Cases" - March 31, 1998 - Jacksonville, Florida – Lorman Educational Services, Lecturer
•"The Twists and Turns of Successful Traffic Defense" - January 23, 1998, Miami, Florida - Florida Bar Sponsored, Chairman and Lecturer
•"Matters of DUI Seminar" - January 24, 1997 - Florida Bar Sponsored, Chairman and Lecturer
•"Walking the Line of DUI" - June 23, 1994, Orlando, Florida - Florida Bar Sponsored, Lecturer

Books
Seven Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Florida Accident Case; A Consumer Guide for Accident Victims in Florida
Buying Florida Auto Insurance; A 3-Step Approach to PUrchasing Adequate Auto Insuance at Competitve Pricing
Ways to Possibly Avoid A DUI Charge or Conviction; A DUI Guide for Alachua County

Publications
Elledge and Meldon, "Coram Nobis Revisited," Florida Bar Criminal Law Section Newsletter, March, 1992.
Elledge and Meldon, "Coram Nobis Update," Florida Bar Criminal Law Section Newsletter, December, 1992.

Car and Motorcycle Accidents
•What are the current GDL laws in Florida? And, why is this program so important?
•What Are The Most Dangerous Times To Be On The Road? 7 Interesting Facts
•Who Has the Right-of-Way on the Roadway in Florida? Do you Know?
•Making Sense of Spinal Disc Injury After a Serious Accident – What is It and What to Do About It.
•Travel Safety Tips for the 15-Passenger Van
•Local Motorcycle Accidents Bring Home National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
•2012 PIP Reform Law – How it Will Impact Accident Victims - Gainesville and Ocala Accident Attorney Explains
•Pedestrian Hit by Vehicle – Gainesville Accident Attorney Explains Insurance Compensation.
•Features and Functions of the Meldon Law Help! App's Auto Accident Help Center
•How Can You Avoid Being Injured by an Airbag? Gainesville Accident Attorney Gives Two Airbag Safety Reminders
•Why Ocala Accident Attorney Urges Widening of Shoulders For Pedestrian Roadway Safety.
•Four Potential Parties for Liability in the Tragic I-75 Accidents – Gainesville Accident Attorney Helps Explain.
•Ocala Accident Attorney Explains Equestrian Laws and Rules for Riding on Roadways and Public Lands, and Laws For Motorists.
•Parents of Teen Drivers - Do You Know The Mistakes Young Drivers Commonly Make?
•Shoulder Injuries Caused by an Accident. Gainesville Accident Attorney Helps Explain the Basics.
•Knee Injury Related to Car Crash Information - Ocala Personal Injury Attorney Helps You Understand Basic Symptoms and Types of Knee Trauma
•Who May File a Bad Faith Claim? - Gainesville Bad Faith Attorney Explains
•"Do I Have a Wrongful Death Claim?" Gainesville and Ocala Accident Attorney Helps Answer
•Tire Blow-out Litigation - Gainesville Accident Attorney Helps Understand
•Gainesville Accident Attorney Explains The Cost of Under-Inflated Tires:
•The Great Red-Light Camera Debate - Gainesville Accident Attorney Helps Explain.
•Gainesville Accident Attorney Advises - The Third Degree for Summer Driving
•Punitive Damages in a Florida Auto Accident Case Explained By Local Attorney
•Florida Motorcycle Laws 101- Ride Legally and Safely!
•Gainesville Accident Attorney Explains Run-Off-The-Road Crashes
•T-Bone Crashes - the Deadliest - Ocala Accident Attorney Explains
•Drugged Driving - Gainesville Accident Attorney Explains its Hazards and the Medications and Drugs Contributing To It.
•Head-on Collisions Are One of The Most Dangerous Type of Crashes; Here is Why:
•Primary and Secondary Offenses: Know your rights but stay safe!
•Bad Faith Denial of Claims by Insurance Companies in Gainesville and Throughout Flordia

Medical Malpractice
•Manufacturing vs. Design Defects - Gainesville Medical Malpractice Lawyer Explains the Difference
•Gainesville and Ocala Med Mal Lawyer Explains the Risks Involved In Hip Replacement Surgery
•Gainesville Medical Malpractice Attorney Reviews Why Medical Malpractice Caps Exist - A Historical Pererpective

Serious Injuries:
Slip and Fall | Dog Bites
•Gainesville Accident Attorney Gives Examples of Attractive Nuisance in Florida.
•What is Negligence? Gainesville Accident Attorney Explains.

Boating and Pool Accidents & Safety Information
•Ocala Accident Attorney Explains the Legal Deep End of Residential Pool Liability

Meldon Law Talk Office Newsletters
•August 2013 Meldon Law Talk Safety Newsletter
•June 2013 Meldon Law Talk Safety Newsletter
•May 2013 Meldon Law Talk Safety Newsletter
•April 2013 Meldon Law Talk Office Safety Newsletter
•November 2012 Jeffrey Meldon Safety Newsletter
•October 2012 Jeffrey Meldon Safety Newsletter
•September 2012 Jeffrey Meldon Safety Newsletter
•July/August 2012 Jeffrey Meldon Safety Newsletter
•June 2012 Jeffrey Meldon Safety Newsletter