Attorney Profile - Jonathan Blecher, P.A.
More Than 30 Years of Dedication & Experience
The State of Florida has some of the strictest drunk driving laws in the country. If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI), you need to retain an attorney who has the experience to represent you effectively in court. I am a Miami DUI lawyer with more than 30 years of experience and am a specialist in the field of DUI. I understand the laws that affect your situation and I am prepared to offer the strong and effective defense you need.
I was named a "Top Ten DUI Lawyer" by the Miami Herald, and my name is included in the Cambridge Who's Who in Law as well as Florida Trend's Legal Elite. I am a general member of the National College for DUI Defense and have earned a 10.0 Superb Rating from AVVO and an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell® - both nationally recognized attorney-ranking services. In my three decades of practice, I have defended more than 3,000 DUI cases. I also have over 85 peer endorsements from other attorneys on AVVO.com, attesting to my knowledge and experience in Florida DUI law.
Skilled Former Prosecutor & Aggressive DUI Defense Lawyer
After graduating from the University of Florida, College of Arts and Sciences with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice in 1978, I went on to earn my Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida, College of Law in 1981. I have been a member of the Florida Bar since 1982 and am admitted to practice before all Florida courts in addition to the:
- United States Supreme Court
- United States Court of Appeals, Fifth and Eleventh Circuits
- U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
- Eastern District of Michigan
I am also a member of the Federal Trial Bar in each of those jurisdictions.
Professional Accomplishments & Memberships
In the beginning of my career, I represented the State of Florida in felony prosecutions in cases ranging from DUI to murder, serving as an Assistant State Attorney in Miami-Dade County from 1981 to 1984. I then worked as the Senior Trial Attorney at Essen & Essen, P.A. until 1992, when I opened my own defense firm - Jonathan Blecher, P.A. In addition to my legal practice, I have led seminars instructing attorneys regarding DUI defense and given lectures on courtroom procedure for police officers at the Miami-Dade County Police Academy. I also speak to various professional and civic groups about DUI defense and criminal law practice.
I am a proud member of and contributor to the following legal organizations:
- National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Miami
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- National College for DUI Defense
- American Civil Liberties Union
- Judge, University of Miami Law School Mock Trial Competition
As a result of my courtroom skills and dedication to clients, I have been awarded the Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell®. This is an honor that is based on Client Review Ratings obtained from past clients for the purpose of assisting those charged with DUI who are in need of a defense attorney.
My experience is enhanced by my background of and ongoing involvement in various organizations that taught me skills I continue to use today. These organizations include:
- Business Network International
- Florida Lawyers Network, Coral Gables Chapter, President
- Florida Blue Key, University of Florida
- Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity, Life Member
- Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America
- Order of the Arrow
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When you need legal assistance, call my office for a free case evaluation. I see each case through personally from beginning to end. Every time I interview a prospective client, I envision my closing argument and theory of defense. This forward-thinking approach to every case allows me to prepare my clients for the best and worst possible outcomes. With 30 years of experience, I am able to quickly size up a case. When the stakes are high, don't settle for less - retain the strong defense you need: Call Jonathan Blecher, P.A. today!