ABOUT

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 Status Acquired
State of Florida Member 2010
State of Texas Inactive Member 2013
Middle District of Florida Member 2015

Awards

Award name Grantor Date granted
#1 Best Orlando DUI Attorney 2017 Best DWI Attorneys 2017
Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Orlando Expertise 2017
Client’s Choice Award 2016 Avvo 2016
#1 “Best Orlando Law Firms” Yelp 2016
Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Orlando Expertise 2016
Client’s Choice Award Avvo 2016
Superb Attorney Avvo 2016
Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers 2016
#1 Best Orlando DUI Attorney Best DWI Attorneys 2016
“Superb Attorney” Avvo 2016
Client’s Choice Award 2015 Avvo 2015
Notable Person 2015 Notable Today 2015
Top Mental Health Attorney PD Social Services 2014
Book Award, Health Law Florida State University College of Law 2010
Articles Selection Editor Florida State University, Law Review 2010
Member Order of the Coif 2010
Magna Cum Laude Graduate Florida State University, College of Law 2010
Articles Selection Editor / Editorial Board Florida State University 2009
Book Award, Commercial Law Florida State University College of Law 2009
Law Review Member Florida State University Law Review 2008
Favorite Teacher Timber Creek High School 2007
Cum Laude Graduate University of Florida 2004
Most Talented University High School 1999

Work Experience

Title Company name Duration
Attorney Leppard Law, PLLC 2014 – Present
Chief Legal Officer Blackwood International 2011 – Present
Assistant Public Defender Office of the Public Defender, 9th Judicial Circuit 2011 – 2015
Corporate Counsel Digital Risk 2010 – 2011
LSAT Instructor Law School Entrance Exam Tutoring 2010 – 2011
Law Clerk Eubanks, Barrett, Fasig & Brooks 2009 – 2010
Law Studies and Economics Instructor Timber Creek High School 2004 – 2007

Associations

Association name Position name Duration
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida Member 2015 – Present
Florida Justice Association Member 2015 – Present
UCF Intramural Moot Court Team Judge 2015 – 2015
National College of DUI Defense Member 2015 – Present
Blackwood International, LLC Board Member 2014 – 2015
Avidelity, LLC Board of Directors 2014 – Present
Orange County Bar Association Member 2014 – Present
State Bar of Texas Inactive Member 2013 – Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member 2013 – Present
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Member 2010 – Present
Florida Bar Member 2010 – Present
Sustainability International Board of Directors 2010 – Present
Florida State University Law Review Articles Selection Editor 2009 – 2010
Florida State University Law Review Member 2008 – 2010
Students Against Genocide Founder 2006 – 2007
Future Lawyers of America Founder 2006 – 2007
University of Florida Student Senate Chairperson 2002 – 2003
Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society President 2002 – 2003
University of Florida Student Senate Senator 2002 – 2003
Southern Scholarship Foundation Judiciary Board Member 2000 – 2002
Speech & Debate Team Member 2000 – 2001
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