John Vallillo of Leppard Law

About John Vallillo

John Michael Vallillo is a criminal defense maestro with a knack for having cases dismissed, a talent that has earned him the nickname “The Nolle Pros.” A Florida native, he has been navigating the complexities of the state’s legal system since 1997, becoming a trusted figure in the legal community.

A proud alumnus of Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law School, John kicked off his career as a prosecutor in Seminole County within the 18th Judicial Circuit. There, he honed his skills across thousands of criminal cases, ranging from juvenile delinquencies to severe felonies. His time as a prosecutor offered him invaluable insights into the criminal justice system, equipping him with the tools necessary to pivot into defense law seamlessly.

In 2001, John took his extensive legal know-how and established his own Criminal Defense Law Firm. Specializing in DUIs, felonies, misdemeanors, and traffic offenses, he’s been the go-to legal counsel for countless Floridians. What sets John apart is his unique approach to criminal defense: he walks a mile in his clients’ shoes every day, ensuring he’s always one step ahead in safeguarding their rights and freedoms.

With over 25 years in the field, John’s reputation speaks for itself. His meticulous attention to detail, strategic approach, and unwavering dedication to his clients have solidified him as a top-tier criminal defense attorney in Florida. When he’s not in the courtroom, you’ll likely find John engrossed in an episode of his favorite TV show, Franklin and Bash, a series that aptly mirrors his passion for law and justice.

If you’re searching for a battle-tested criminal defense attorney who offers unparalleled expertise and a personal touch, look no further than John “The Nolle Pros” Vallillo.

“To truly defend my clients, I walk in their shoes every day—feeling their fears, understanding their concerns, and then fighting relentlessly for their rights.”


Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center

JD – Juris Doctor

Florida State University

BS – Bachelor of Science

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