I am Carey Meldon, currently an Associate Attorney with Meldon Law. Before joining the firm in 2009, I practiced law in Daytona Beach with the State’s Attorney Office for almost four years. During my employment as an Assistant State Attorney, I personally handled thousands of criminal cases ranging from misdemeanor DUIs to capital felonies. In 2008, the 7th Judicial Circuit State’s Attorney’s Office promoted me to the Special Prosecution Unit where I handled high profile sex crime cases, including sexual battery, child pornography and molestation investigations.
I was born and raised in Gainesville and attended the College of William and Mary where I played on the Varsity Tennis Team and focused my education on the subjects of History and Economics. I later studied law at Stetson’s College of Law. One of my life highlights was having my grandfather, Stetson Law Alum Maurice Wagner, present me with my diploma. After many years, I have returned to my hometown to work with my father, Jeffrey Meldon. I enjoy spending time with friends, both old and new. The most enjoyable aspect of my career are the long lasting relationships that have developed with many of my clients.
My interest is in trial practice involving criminal defense and personal injury cases. The main focus of my current practice is defending drivers who have been accused of DUI in Central Florida.
Assistant State Attorney for 4 years.
Florida Justice Association (Member) 2016 - Present
National College of DUI Defense (Member) 2015 - Present
Florida Supreme Court (Admitted) 2005 - Present
Member of the 7th Circuit State Attorney’s special crimes prosecution unit, giving me extensive courtroom experience.
Member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Member, James C. Adkins, American Inns of Court
Florida Bar Traffic Court Rules Committee member, 2010 to present.
Lorman Seminar Lecturer, “Florida DUI Update,” July 29, 2010.
Rossdale Group Webinar Lecturer, “Criminal Law & DUI,” August 11, 2010
Community Partner of the Year, Pledge 5 foundation, 2012
Basic Criminal Practice Lecturer “Defending DUIs”, April 26, 2013
Local Chapter President of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2013
Basic Criminal Law Lecturer “Defending DUI Cases”- October, 31 2014
Masters of DUI Lecturer “Case Law Update”- March 27, 2015
Graduate of the National DUI College Program, presented at Harvard University Law School, July 2015.
FACDL Blood Breath & Tears XXII Lecturer, September 18, 2015.
FJA Eagle Member, 2016
Admitted, Northern District of Florida Federal Court – January 2016
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Community Partner of the Year (Pledge 5 Foundation) 2012 - Present
Areas of Law and Practice
|Areas of Law||Areas of Practice|
|Criminal Law||Criminal Defense|
|Medical Malpractice||Birth Trauma, Failure to Diagnose, Medication Errors|
|Personal Injury||Accidents, Animal Attacks, Aquatic Injuries, Automobile Accidents and Injuries, Automobile Negligence, Bicycle Accidents, Boating Accidents, Bodily Injury, Brain Injury, Bus Accidents, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Catastrophic Injury, Commercial Vehicle Liability, Dog Bites, Electrical Injury, Head Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries, Motorcycle Accidents, Neurolaw, Pedestrian Injuries, Personal Injury Appeals, Product Liability, Severe Burns, Sexual Abuse, Slip and Fall, Spinal Injury, Subway Accidents, Third Party Wrongful Death, Work Place Injury, Whiplash, Wrongful Death|
Partner | Meldon Law
At Meldon Law, we are dedicated to use our experience, resources, and time to fight for Justice for victims of accidents and the rights of individuals charged with DUI and other criminal offenses.
Most Florida accident victims and those arrested for DUI want their questions answered and their options explained to them with respect, understanding, and in terms they can understand. My dedicated and innovative team of experienced accident attorneys and criminal defense attorneys and I, Jeffrey Meldon, do just that. In addition, we add the personal attention that any individual who has been seriously injured deserves. Feel free to contact us and find out how we can help you regain your peace of mind and get you started on the right track towards justice and recovery.
Assistant State Attorney | State Attorney's Office, Florida's 7th Judicial Circuit
2006 - 2009
Law Clerk | Cohen, Jayson & Foster
2004 - 2004
JD - Juris Doctor | Stetson University College of Law
2001 - 2005
BA - Bachelor of Arts | College of William and Mary
1998 - 2001
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Gainesville, Florida, Alachua County
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