Joseph Bodiford, Esq.

Joseph Bodiford, Esq.: Attorney with Bodiford Law, P.A.
  • Managing Partner at Bodiford Law, P.A. (2 Attorneys)
  • 501 E. Tennessee Street, Suite B, Tallahassee, FL 32308
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  • Joe Bodiford is a Tallahassee Criminal Defense Attorney, Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida Bar, and Board Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy by the National Board of Trial Advovacy.
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Biography

Phi Alpha Delta (Stetson, 1995). Stetson Trial Team (1995), Winner: Stetson Opening Statement (1993) and Mock Trial competitions (1995). Author: "Business Crimes", Florida Bar's Business Litigation Handbook (LEXIS); “Cross Examination in DUI Trial Advocacy” in Witness Preparation and Examination for DUI Proceedings and “DUI Discovery and DUI Trial Advocacy” in Trends in DUI Discovery (both Aspatore/West). Lecturer, Topics of Evidence, Criminal Trial Practice, Criminal Appeals, and Motion/Discovery Practice. Assistant State Attorney, Hillsborough and Pinellas/Pasco Counties, Update Editor, Florida Traffic & DUI, Manual for LEXIS. Member, Research Team, Florida Evidence by Anderson. Editor: The Florida Traffic Rules and Practice Manual, Florida Bar; Florida Bar Criminal Law Certification Committee; Florida Bar Grievance Committee. Former Member, Traffic Rules and Rules of Judicial Administration Committees.

(Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board Of Legal Specialization And Education){newline}(Board Certified in Criminal Trial Advocacy, National Board of Trial Advocacy)

Areas of Practice (16)

  • Criminal Defense
  • Felonies
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Post-Conviction Remedies
  • DUI/DWI
  • Drug Trafficking
  • Parole and Probation
  • Weapons Charges
  • Murder
  • Assault and Battery
  • Theft
  • Burglary
  • Sex Crimes
  • Criminal Forfeiture
  • Search and Seizure

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
850-222-4529  Phone
850-792-6097  Fax
www.BodifordLaw.com
University Attended:
Florida State University, B.A., Certificate in Trumpet Performance, 1991; Florida State University, M.M., Winner, National Trumpet Competition (Washington, DC), 1993
Law School Attended:
Stetson University College of Law, J.D., Trial Team; Winner, Opening Statement Competition; Winner, Mock Trial Competition; Teaching Assistant (Research & Writing, Civil Procedure), 1995; Stetson University College of Law, LL.M., With Distinction, 2014
Year of First admission:
1996
Admission:
1996, Florida; U.S. District Court, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida; U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
Adjunct Professor of Law and Trial Team Co-Director, Florida State University College of Law (Cross Examination); Former Adjunct Professor of Law, Stetson University College of Law (Trial Advocacy; Florida Criminal Procedure, Legal Drafting; The Florida Bar (Member, Criminal Law Section; Former Member of Criminal Law Certification Committee; Former Member of Traffic Rules Committee); Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Tallahassee Chapter of Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Tallahassee Bar Association; William Stafford American Inn of Court (Master); Cacciatore Criminal Law American Inn of Court (Alumni Member); Former Member Hillsborough County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Vice-President, 2006-2007); Former Member National College for DUI Defense.
Reported Cases:
Zeigler v. State, 75 So. 3d 236 (Fla. 2011); Robinson v. State, 972 So. 2d 1115 (Fla. 5th DCA 2008); Jones v. State, 74 So. 3d 149 (Fla. 2d DCA 2011); Smith v. State, 990 So. 2d 1199 (Fla. 5th DCA 2008); Brant v. State, 30 So. 3d 591 (Fla. 2d DCA 2010); Scott v. State, 42 So. 3d 923 (Fla. 2d DCA 2010); Zeigler v. State, 18 So. 3d 1239 (Fla. 2d DCA 2009); Gill v. Gill, 50 So. 3d 772 (Fla. 2d DCA 2010).
Certifications:
(Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, Florida Bar Board Of Legal Specialization And Education)
ISLN:
911959053
Hobbies & interests:
Classical and jazz trumpet; boating, sportfishing.
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
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    • 5.0/5.0
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    • 4.6/5.0 (15)
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      5.0/5.0 on 06/05/13 on 06/05/13

      Mr. Bodiford was great.

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      Mr. Bodiford was great.

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    • Joseph Bodiford, Esq.

      5.0/5.0 on 05/31/13 on 05/31/13

      Our family had contacted Mr. Bodiford on various occasions to seek advice from him and he was always willing to listen and give us his advice. When this situation came up...

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      Our family had contacted Mr. Bodiford on various occasions to seek advice from him and he was always willing to listen and give us his advice. When this situation came up he was obviously the first person we thought of. He is very hard-working, honest, a good person and family man. He does the very best that he can for his client. He worked as a prosecutor in the past and has very good experience. He worked this case in the best possible way while dealing with a time constraint. Thank you Joe!

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      5.0/5.0 on 05/29/13 on 05/29/13

      Mr. Bodiford provided me with excellent legal representation during a very stressful time. He was very reassuring, allowed me to be at ease during a particularly emotiona...

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      Mr. Bodiford provided me with excellent legal representation during a very stressful time. He was very reassuring, allowed me to be at ease during a particularly emotional and stressful time. From the first conversation with Mr. Bodiford I knew I was in good hands. Should anyone of my friends or family need representation, I would insist that they immediately contact Joe Bodiford.

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      5.0/5.0 on 05/27/13 on 05/27/13

      I have the highest regard for Joe Bodiford. He is an excellent attorney, and exceptional individual, who is well respected in the legal community. During our first phon...

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      I have the highest regard for Joe Bodiford. He is an excellent attorney, and exceptional individual, who is well respected in the legal community. During our first phone conversation, he immediately put me at ease and made me feel confident that my case would be resolved quickly and easily. It was. I could not be happier with the results. I would not hesitate to use him again, or to recommend him to anyone in need of legal assistance.

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    • Joseph Bodiford, Esq.

      5.0/5.0 on 05/24/13 on 05/24/13

      Not only was Joseph knowledgeable, he was easy to reach ,easy to talk to, professional and well respected within the Judicial system. We hope to never have to use him ag...

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      Not only was Joseph knowledgeable, he was easy to reach ,easy to talk to, professional and well respected within the Judicial system. We hope to never have to use him again but if we ever needed any attorney, he would be our guy.

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    • Joseph Bodiford, Esq.

      5.0/5.0 on 10/28/11 on 10/28/11

      It's over! I was accused of three very serious crimes and facing 6 years in prison. The problem with the case from the start is the accuser was clearly lying. Only after...

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      It's over! I was accused of three very serious crimes and facing 6 years in prison. The problem with the case from the start is the accuser was clearly lying. Only after consulting with 2 other attorneys did I meet Joe and I knew right away he was going to represent me. You don't find many board certified trial lawyers let alone one like him. Joe and his staff knew from the start that I was not guilty and treated me that way the entire time.

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    • Joseph Bodiford, Esq.

      5.0/5.0 on 02/11/11 on 02/11/11

      Joe was very responsive and did an excellent job with my appeal. I wish I had hired him in the first place and it may have saved me the trouble of having to appeal. He a...

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      Joe was very responsive and did an excellent job with my appeal. I wish I had hired him in the first place and it may have saved me the trouble of having to appeal. He articulated the facts of the case extremely well and was able to show that I did nothing wrong and the injunction was reversed. I highly recommend him.

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    • Joseph Bodiford, Esq.

      5.0/5.0 on 02/09/11 on 02/09/11

      He was very professional, gave me a lot of useful information, helped calm my nerves regarding the subject of the proceeding, and kept in regular contact with me througho...

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      He was very professional, gave me a lot of useful information, helped calm my nerves regarding the subject of the proceeding, and kept in regular contact with me throughout the case. It was a pleasure working with him.

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    • Joseph Bodiford, Esq.

      5.0/5.0 on 06/18/10 on 06/18/10

      I highly recommend the services of Joseph C. Bodiford. If you are in a situation that you don't want to be in, he is the person you want on your side. Mr. Bodiford made...

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      I highly recommend the services of Joseph C. Bodiford. If you are in a situation that you don't want to be in, he is the person you want on your side. Mr. Bodiford made time to see us immediately and took the time to listen carefully and thoughtfully to all aspects of our situation. He is extremely knowledgeable about the law, and he knows and is well-respected by everyone in the Hillsborough County court system. He is responsive to client's concerns, and he gets results. He's excellent!

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