About Leppard Law

Florida DUI, Accident & Criminal Defense Attorneys PLLC
Orlando Dui Lawyer

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.

Stephanie McEnery

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Stephanie McEnery lives and breathes for the courtroom. Stephanie loves going to battle for her clients and winning against all odds. She is a veteran of the Public Defender’s Office where she was acclaimed for getting over 40 cases dismissed in a single month, including her last 8 DUIs in a row, in Orange County. With a stellar trial record and being the very first in her class to receive a promotion to felony Stephanie is a true rising star among Central Florida criminal defense lawyers. She is a native Spanish Speaker and grew up in South Florida. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys horseback riding and reading fantasy novels.

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.

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

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 Best DWI Attorneys 2016-present
Best Criminal Defense Lawyers in Orlando Expertise 2016-2018
Client’s Choice Award 2016 Avvo 2016
#1 “Best Orlando Law Firms” Yelp 2016 & 2017
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
Managing Attorney Leppard Law, PLLC 2014 – Present
Chief Legal Officer Blackwood International 2014 – 2016
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 & 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
Best Orlando DUI Lawyer
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