Joel Leppard, Attorney At Law

    Joel Leppard is an Orlando, Florida experienced trial attorney and managing member of Leppard Law. Attorney Leppard has handled thousands of cases, ranging from the most minor traffic offenses to first degree felonies, from drafting contracts for small business to reviewing multi-billion dollar contracts for clients like JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America, and has worked on small car accident cases to complex, million dollar medical malpractice lawsuits. Avvo, the national lawyer rating service, rates Attorney Joel Leppard as “Superb.”

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    A skilled trial attorney, Mr. Leppard has tried over 40 cases. During trial, he is known for his extensive knowledge of the laws of evidence and fervent advocacy for his clients. While many lawyers try to resolve as many cases as soon as possible, Joel Leppard exhausts every possible avenue for his clients and is also well-known for his skillful use of pretrial motions to either get cases dismissed or to secure an advantageous plea deal.

    Joel Leppard also serves as Chief Legal Officer to Blackwood International, LLC, a multi-national environmental engineering corporation, providing counsel in a variety of business matters, such as international negotiations, contracts and licensing matters. Mr. Leppard also serves as Chief Legal Officer at Avidelity, LLC, a real estate investment firm and is licensed to sell real estate in Florida.

    Joel Leppard graduated cum laude from the University of Florida with a B.S. in political science and a business minor. He attended law school at Florida State University, where he earned a coveted position as an Editor on the prestigious Florida State Law Review and graduated magna cum laude. Mr. Leppard was selected for the elite Order of the Coif, reserved for the top 10 percent of law graduates from the nation’s top law schools.

    Prior to the practice of law, Mr. Leppard taught high school economics, law studies and humanities at Timber Creek High School in Orlando. At Timber Creek High, Mr. Leppard founded the charter chapter of the Future Lawyers of America and was named “Favorite Teacher” by the senior class. Mr. Leppard is a long-time Florida resident, moving to Orlando with his family in 1990. In his spare time, Mr. Leppard is an avid music aficionado.

    Bar Admissions

    State of FloridaMember2010
    State of TexasInactive Member2013
    Middle District of FloridaMember2015


    Award nameGrantorDate granted
    #1 Best Orlando DUI Attorney 2017Best DWI Attorneys2017
    Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in OrlandoExpertise2017
    Client’s Choice Award 2016Avvo2016
    #1 “Best Orlando Law Firms”Yelp2016
    Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in OrlandoExpertise2016
    Client’s Choice AwardAvvo2016
    Superb AttorneyAvvo2016
    Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2016
    #1 Best Orlando DUI AttorneyBest DWI Attorneys2016
    “Superb Attorney”Avvo2016
    Client’s Choice Award 2015Avvo2015
    Notable Person 2015Notable Today2015
    Top Mental Health AttorneyPD Social Services2014
    Book Award, Health LawFlorida State University College of Law2010
    Articles Selection EditorFlorida State University, Law Review2010
    MemberOrder of the Coif2010
    Magna Cum Laude GraduateFlorida State University, College of Law2010
    Articles Selection Editor / Editorial BoardFlorida State University2009
    Book Award, Commercial LawFlorida State University College of Law2009
    Law Review MemberFlorida State University Law Review2008
    Favorite TeacherTimber Creek High School2007
    Cum Laude GraduateUniversity of Florida2004
    Most TalentedUniversity High School1999

    Work Experience

    TitleCompany nameDuration
    AttorneyLeppard Law, PLLC2014 – Present
    Chief Legal OfficerBlackwood International2011 – Present
    Assistant Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender, 9th Judicial Circuit2011 – 2015
    Corporate CounselDigital Risk2010 – 2011
    LSAT InstructorLaw School Entrance Exam Tutoring2010 – 2011
    Law ClerkEubanks, Barrett, Fasig & Brooks2009 – 2010
    Law Studies and Economics InstructorTimber Creek High School2004 – 2007


    Association namePosition nameDuration
    U.S. District Court, Middle District of FloridaMember2015 – Present
    Florida Justice AssociationMember2015 – Present
    UCF Intramural Moot Court TeamJudge2015 – 2015
    National College of DUI DefenseMember2015 – Present
    Blackwood International, LLCBoard Member2014 – 2015
    Avidelity, LLCBoard of Directors2014 – Present
    Orange County Bar AssociationMember2014 – Present
    State Bar of TexasInactive Member2013 – Present
    Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2013 – Present
    Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2010 – Present
    Florida BarMember2010 – Present
    Sustainability InternationalBoard of Directors2010 – Present
    Florida State University Law ReviewArticles Selection Editor2009 – 2010
    Florida State University Law ReviewMember2008 – 2010
    Students Against GenocideFounder2006 – 2007
    Future Lawyers of AmericaFounder2006 – 2007
    University of Florida Student SenateChairperson2002 – 2003
    Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor SocietyPresident2002 – 2003
    University of Florida Student SenateSenator2002 – 2003
    Southern Scholarship FoundationJudiciary Board Member2000 – 2002
    Speech & Debate TeamMember2000 – 2001
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