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About Leppard Law

Florida DUI Lawyers & Criminal Defense Attorneys PLLC

OUR TEAM

Meet the team behind Leppard Law: Florida DUI Lawyers & Criminal Defense Attorneys PLLC in Orlando and Brevard County.

Brandon Tyler of Leppard Law
Brandon Tyler
Dhillon Ramkhelawan
Dhillon Ramkhelawan
Parker Bucken of Leppard Law Florida DUI Lawyers & Criminal Defense Attorneys PLLC
Parker Bucken
Kelly Munday of Florida DUI Lawyers & Criminal Defense Attorneys PLLC
Kelly Munday

OUR ATTORNEYS

Learn more about our top-rated criminal defense attorneys and DUI lawyers. 

Joe Easton of Leppard Law
Joe Easton

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.

Joel Leppard of Leppard Law
Joel Leppard

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