Attorney Profile:

Joshua David Zelman

JZ

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Civil Rights Section 1983
  • Wrongful Death

Education & Credentials

University Attended:
Florida State University, B.S., 2000
Law School Attended:
Florida State University, J.D., 2003
Year of First admission:
2003
Admission:
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

  • 4.6/5.0 24 reviews
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.
  • Legal Knowledge

    4.6/5.0
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    4.6/5.0
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    4.6/5.0
  • Communication

    4.7/5.0
  • Legal Experience

    4.3/5.0
  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 04/17/13 in Criminal Defense

    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. Read more

    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.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/13/13 in Criminal Defense

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/13/13 in Criminal Defense

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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 04/05/13 in Criminal Defense

    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... Read more

    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.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 08/18/11 in Family Law

    • Legal Knowledge

      5.0/5.0
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      5.0/5.0
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 08/10/11 in Criminal Law

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Judge on 08/10/11 in Criminal Law

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 07/25/11 in Criminal Defense

    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. Read more

    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.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Unknown on 10/04/08 in Criminal Defense

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  • 4.8/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/21/13 in Criminal Law

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Client Reviews

  • 1.0/5.0 1 review
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  • 1.0/5.0 on 02/03/15

    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 u... Read more

    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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