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Joshua David Zelman

Managing Partner
Zelman, P.A. d/b/a Zelman Law
414 N. Meridian Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Peer Rating
4.6 of 5.0
Client Rating
1.0 of 5.0
AV Rated
Experience & Credentials
Practice Areas
Criminal Defense; Criminal Law; Juvenile Delinquency; Civil Litigation; Personal Injury; Civil Rights Section 1983; Wrongful Death
University
Florida State University, B.S., 2000
Law School
Florida State University, J.D., 2003
Admitted
2003, Florida and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (inactive); 2004, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida
ISLN
917399440
Peer Reviews (24)
AV Rated
4.6/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Criminal Defense, Family Law, Criminal Law and Divorce
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
4.6/5
Analytical Capabilities
4.6/5
Judgment
4.6/5
Communication Ability
4.7/5
Legal Experience
4.3/5
Peer Reviews (24)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/17/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Mr. Zelman is a consummate professional and a zealous advocate. He is very well respected in this circuit and is a valuable asset to our legal community.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 04/13/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 04/13/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 04/05/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I have referred matters to him in the past and the clients have been extremely happy with him and the results. I have also spoken to him about criminal law legal issues and he is very knowledgeable. I would recommend him to anyone for work in Tallahassee.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 08/18/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 08/10/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 08/10/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/25/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Mr. Zelman is my attorney for criminal matters and is one of the finest that I know. I highly recommend him for the highest martindale rating available to him.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 04/21/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 07/06/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 05/15/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.6/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.4/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.2/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/14/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/20/13
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 08/10/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 07/06/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
4.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
3.6/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 04/05/13
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
3/5
3.0/5.0 Posted by a Unknown on 04/01/09
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
3/5
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Client Reviews

Overall Client Rating

in Criminal Law
1.0 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
1.0
Responsiveness
1.0
Quality of Service
1.0
Value for Money
1.0
  • Data based on 1 reviews
  • Last reviewed on 02/03/15
Posted by a Consumer on 02/03/15
1.0 out of 5.0  
I retained Zelman under flat fee for a toxicology VOP. Zelman failed to review law, procedures, or even contact the toxicology company. Zelman cancelled all court dates until receiving an additional $1500 to hire a toxicologist, yet the toxicology company offered an expert for $100 who conceded that the test was invalid. Zelman was fired, I represented myself and had probation reinstated. Even the probation officer testified that the test was invalid. Zelman made the experience 10x worse.
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