Joshua D. Zelman: Lawyer with Zelman, P.A. d/b/a Zelman Law

Joshua D. Zelman

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Tallahassee,  FL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Wrongful Death
  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights Section 1983
Contact InfoTelephone: 850-254-0375
Fax: 850-254-0376
Mailing Address414 N. Meridian Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32301
University Florida State University, B.S., cum laude, 2000
Law SchoolFlorida State University, J.D., cum laude, 2003
Admitted2003, Florida and U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (inactive); 2004, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Florida
Memberships The Florida Bar (Member, Section on: Young Lawyers Division; Criminal Law; Family Law; Trial Lawyers); Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Member: 2006-Present; Chapter Representative to Board: 2013-present); Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers-Tallahassee Chapter (Member: 2007-Present; Board Member: 2011-Present); American Society of Legal Advocates (2014: Florida Criminal Defense Top 40 Under 40); National College for DUI Defense (General Member: 2015-Present); Florida Justice Association (Member: 2015-Present).

Zelman Law is a Tallahassee-based law firm dedicated to protecting the rights of people accused of crimes, ensuring people injured due to the negligence of others or whose families members have been killed secure compensation.

We dedicate ourselves to an honest, yet aggressive, approach to all of our cases. The majority of Mr. Zelman's practice is devoted to the representation of individuals charged with criminal and traffic offenses in State Court, especially Felony offenses and Driving under the Influence. Mr. Zelman has successfully defended numerous persons charged with violent felonies, including attempted murder, armed kidnapping, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, and armed robbery. He has also successfully defended clients charged with sale of controlled substances, and a variety of property crimes, including grand theft, dealing in stolen property, and burglary.

Recipient, University Graduate Fellowship and the Book Award for Legal Writing & Research II. Recipient, Volusia County Teen Court Distinguished Service Award, 2004 and 2005. Recent Developments Editor, 2001-2002 and Editor-in-Chief, 2002-2003, Journal of Transnational Law and Policy. Author: Journal of Transnational Law and Policy, No. 1, Fall 2001; Journal of Transnational Law and Policy, No. 2, Spring 2002. Founder, Durst, Harnden & Zelman, PL, 2006. Formerly with Daytona Beach office of Cobb & Cole. Assistant State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit of Florida.

Reported CasesZelman v. Justice Admin. Commission, 78 So.3d 105 (Fla. 1st DCA 2012); Avellone v. Avellone, 951 So.2d 80 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007); Avellone v. Avellone, 960 So.2d 910 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007); Avellone v. Avellone, 973 So.2d 1171 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007).

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Joshua D. Zelman

414 N. Meridian Street
TallahasseeFL 32301


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