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About Leppard Law

Florida DUI Lawyers & Criminal Defense Attorneys PLLC

Meet The Team

Joe Easton of Leppard Law

Joe Easton

Jake Parton of Leppard Law

Jake Parton

Joe Concepcion

Joel Leppard of Leppard Law

Joel Leppard

Brandon Tyler of Leppard Law

Brandon Tyler

Dhillon Ramkhelawan

Dhillon Ramkhelawan

Kelly Munday of Florida DUI Lawyers & Criminal Defense Attorneys PLLC

Kelly Munday

Parker Bucken of Leppard Law Florida DUI Lawyers & Criminal Defense Attorneys PLLC

Parker Bucken

Joe Easton of Leppard Law Central Florida DUI Attorneys

Joe Easton

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Joe Easton focuses his practice almost entirely on DUI defense. Before fighting for the rights of those accused of DUIs in Central Florida, Joe Easton was a prominent DUI lawyer in Wisconsin for over 13 years, where he was renowned for his fearless advocacy and unique approaches to DUI cases. Mr. Easton achieved acclaim as a drunk driving attorney by his novel DUI trial strategies, earning him success at every stage, including DMV hearings, obtaining full acquittals at trial and getting courts to grant his clients new trials on appeal. Attorney Easton’s successful defense of his DUI clients has earned him the respect of other practitioners, prosecutors, and judges and he was named a “Rising Star” by the prestigious “SuperLawyers” rating service for lawyers who have attained outstanding peer recognition and professional achievement. Joe Easton has a perfect 10.0 “Superb” rating on Avvo and was named recently a “Ten Best” Florida DUI Attorney by the American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys in 2017. He is also a member of the National College of DUI Defense and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Jake Parton of Leppard Law

Jake Parton

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Board certified criminal defense attorney Jake Parton‘s fierce criminal litigation skills are feared by prosecutors and respected by judges across Florida. Jake is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar, a designation earned by less than 1% of all Florida attorneys. This means that Jake is designated as an “expert” in criminal defense matters. He has been practicing exclusively criminal defense his entire career, both in the private and public sector. He has represented clients in 28 counties throughout the State of Florida and in federal court in the Middle and North Districts of Florida. Prior to joining Leppard Law: Florida DUI Lawyers & Criminal Defense Attorneys PLL C, Jake was a lead public interest criminal attorney, given the responsibility of handling only the most serious criminal cases in his division. Jake has handled thousands of criminal cases, taking over 70 cases to jury trial verdicts: including DUI manslaughters, attempted homicides, capital sexual batteries (rape) , armed robberies, drug trafficking, and numerous DUIs. In addition to his extensive trial experience, Jake has handled appellate cases in both the First and Fifth District Courts of Appeal. Not only does Jake speak well in court— but he’s smart, too! Jake graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a double major in Business Administration and Economics. He graduated with honors from Florida State College of Law in the top 20% of his class. Jake is an attorney whom clients repeatedly demand to have by their side when they want the best Criminal Defense attorney possible.

Joe "JC" Concepcion of Leppard Law

Joe “JC” Concepcion

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The protections enumerated in the Bill of Rights are our most valuable birthright and Joe “JC” Concepcion will work tirelessly to uphold yours. Armed with over 21 years of courtroom experience on both sides of the courtroom, JC is former prosecutor who has taught basic, intermediate, and advanced legal courses as a law enforcement academy instructor. He now uses the experiences and insights gleaned during his time in law enforcement to ensure that your rights are protected by the most effective and zealous representation possible.

An aggressive and knowledgeable attorney, JC has taken nearly 200 cases to trial and litigated scores of other motions before the court. His approach to case management has yielded successful results in all manner of cases including capital sexual offenses, homicide, drug trafficking, juvenile offenses. In addition to his broad experience in criminal defense, JC has trained with legendary DUI godfathers in Miami in the mid-2000s and has continued to use that training to great success in driving matters.

Born to Hispanic family and raised in South Florida, JC takes great pride in serving his Spanish-speaking clients by communicating directly and relating to their experience without the need for an interpreter. An avid explorer, he enjoys photography and nature-oriented travel, finding himself most at home in the woods, swamp, on a mountain, or kayak when not working on your cases. When not seeing all there is to see, JC can be found reading, gaming (flight sim and XBox), or just taking in the latest streaming sensation. JC is also the father of two awesome young men who love to explore or just sit around gaming as much as he does.

Joel Leppard of Leppard Law Central Florida DUI Attorneys

Joel Leppard

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Joel Leppard is the founder of Leppard Law, an Orlando, Florida DUI criminal defense law firm that provides each client with the resources of a large firm but with the personal attention and skillful representations that only a small firm can provide. Joel Leppard has passionately defended thousands of Central Florida residents who have been accused of crimes, including hundreds of DUIs, ranging from first time DUIs, felony DUIs to DUI manslaughters. Attorney Leppard is also the author of the DUI guide entitled “The Florida Guide to DUI Defense.” Attorney Leppard has received numerous accolades, including being selected as one of Expertise’s 2016 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Orlando, receiving the Avvo DUI Client’s Choice Award in both 2015 and 2016. He was elected to the prestigious National College of DUI Defense in 2015 and is ranked nationally as a “Top 40 Under 40” trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and is rated a perfect 10.0 by Avvo. In both 2016 and 2017, Leppard Law was ranked as the “Best of Yelp” Orlando DUI law firm and Mr. Leppard is ranked as the #1 Best DUI Attorney in Orlando by Best DWI Attorneys, the leading national DUI consumer rating service.

Credentials

Attorney Leppard has received numerous accolades, including being selected as one of Expertise’s 2016 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Orlando, receiving the Avvo DUI Client’s Choice Award in both 2015 and 2016. He was elected to the prestigious National College of DUI Defense in 2015 and is ranked nationally as a “Top 40 Under 40” trial lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association and is rated a perfect 10.0 by Avvo. In both 2016 and 2017, Leppard Law was ranked as the “Best of Yelp” Orlando DUI law firm and Mr. Leppard is ranked as the #1 Best DUI Attorney in Orlando by Best DWI Attorneys, the leading national DUI consumer rating service.

A skilled trial attorney, Mr. Leppard has served as counsel in over 50 trials, hundreds of contested hearings in numerous thousands of court 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 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

StateStatusAcquired
State of FloridaMember2010
State of TexasInactive Member2013
Middle District of FloridaMember2015

Awards

Award nameGrantorDate granted
#1 Best Orlando DUI AttorneyBest DWI Attorneys2016-present
Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in OrlandoExpertise2016-2018
Client’s Choice Award 2016Avvo2016
#1 “Best Orlando Law Firms”Yelp2016 & 2017
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
Managing AttorneyLeppard Law, PLLC2014 – Present
Chief Legal OfficerBlackwood International2014 – 2016
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 & Economics InstructorTimber Creek High School2004 – 2007

Associations

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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