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.