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Of course we get results, but just as important to our clients is the way they are treated by our attorneys and staff. We mean it when we say we are here for you, which is something our clients experience firsthand every day.

“Hands down the best law firm!!! True to their word, They won't back down!God sent me to them for a reason, Thank You Jesus. Grateful for sure. Trustworthy, Notable and for the people. Thank you!!!”

- Jermaine Meckel from Gainesville, Florida

“Wonderful people!!! Everyone is always so kind and helpful.”

- Ale from Ocala, Florida

“My team with Meldon Law was awesome and were really helpful during a difficult time in my life. They showed how much they cared and took their time to explain the process to me. I'm happy I chose them to help me with my...”

- Orianna from Ocala, Florida

“Meldon law has a great reputation for a reason.”

- D O’Neal from Gainesville, Florida

“Absolute World Class... ”

- Hirofumi Leung from Gainesville, Florida

“I go to Meldon Law for any legal advice that may come up. Everyone I have spoken to there has been extremely nice and helpful, and Jessica Thomason particularly has helped me with many questions over the years. I trust...”

- Kelley Thomason P. from Gainesville, Florida

“Meldon Law is great. Whenever I have a legal question I know I can depend on Jeffrey Meldon and Jessica Thomason to give educated and trusted advice on the situation. I refer my friends and family to them and they will...”

- James Jang from Gainesville, Florida

“I am pleased with the level of service and level of communication I’ve received so far from everyone at Meldon Law. Sheila is absolutely amazing, she is super caring and is always checking in with me and remembering...”

- Estee Bevelhimer from Ocala, Florida

“I am very happy that I went with Meldon Law. Tanner Demmery and Alexandra Gordon are fantastic. I had a DUI case that I needed to make sure that I wasn't guilty of because I have a CDL and my career depends on my...”

- Jeff R. from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

“Tanner Demmery put this case to sleep immediately. This is a firm I trust to get things done! Alexandra Gordon took us to the 1-yard line and Tanner scored without a huddle! Meldon Law will get me to the Super Bowl this...”

- Wayne A. from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

“When you get yourself in some trouble, you get a lot of mail… MELDON LAW was the best package and most informative. So, I gave them a call. Mr. Demmery and Alexandra were the best! Always got back to me promptly and...”

- Carolyn G. from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

“I had a very positive experience working with Tanner Demmery and Alexandra Gordon throughout the entire process. Alexandra was very helpful in answering questions and keeping in communication with Tanner when he was...”

- Rob H. from Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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What matters most in the end is that you get the financial help you need to deal with medical issues, loss of work, and the pain and suffering you’ve been forced to endure from another’s negligence.


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Gainesville & Ocala Personal Injury Attorneys

Legal support that won’t back down

When you’re thinking about hiring a attorney, it’s rarely for a happy occasion. When the need for an attorney arrives, it’s because you’re hurt, or scared, or out of options for solving a difficult problem. When you’re low on hope and energy, you need someone who can take that burden away from you. You need someone who will take on your fight as though it were their own.

At Meldon Law, we pride ourselves on how hard we’ll fight for our clients. We understand the great responsibility with which our clients have entrusted us when they choose us to represent them, and we limit the number of cases we take so that we can give our full attention to each one. Our Gainesville & Ocala personal injury attorneys are here to make this process easier for our clients and will explain what’s happening in simple terms every step of the way. Being an attorney isn’t just our job; it’s our calling. And we will not back down until we achieve a just result for our clients.

Compassionate Florida personal injury attorneys supporting your family when the unthinkable happens

Nothing can bring back a loved one who has died, and a money award can never bring healing to the grief you may be experiencing after your spouse or family member’s death. Even though money won’t heal such a devastating loss, it can help you and your family rebuild your lives after a wrongful death. A wrongful death lawsuit provides a way for families to seek compensation that can help them pay for things like:

  • Medical expenses incurred before your loved one passed
  • Pain and suffering experienced before passing
  • Lost wages and future income that your loved one would have used to provide for their family
  • Loss of your loved one’s contributions to your household
  • Lost parental comfort and guidance to the children a loved one left behind
  • Loss of companionship of a spouse

Contact the compassionate and committed Gainesville & Ocala wrongful death attorneys at Meldon Law to ensure that you are treated with care and concern as you pursue a legal claim after a loved one’s death.

Serious accidents can leave Florida Families in serious need

A major car, boat, or slip-and-fall accident can have a devastating impact on your life. After a serious injury, you could be unable to return to work for weeks or months. Your medical bills may mount, even if you have health insurance, based on the specialized care and rehabilitation you need. Life may never again return to normal, and all because someone else made a mistake. You don’t have to struggle through these dark moments alone. Compensation may be available, and the Florida accident attorneys at Meldon Law can help you get it.

Jeffrey Meldon is among an elite class of personal injury attorneys who has earned an invitation to both the Million-Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums, limited to the 1% of American attorneys who have won million- or multi-million-dollar awards for their clients. Together with Carey Meldon and the firm’s other skilled attorneys, our team is a force to be reckoned with inside and outside of the courtroom. When we say we’ll fight for the best possible result for you and your family, we mean it.

The experienced choice when you’re facing a DUI in Florida

Everyone deserves a full and fair defense when they’re facing serious criminal accusations. At Meldon Law, we truly believe that individuals are innocent until proven guilty and that you’re entitled to robust protection of your constitutional rights. When you choose Meldon Law to defend you against criminal charges, such as DUI, theft, or assault, you can rest assured that we will work day and night to ensure you receive a fair result. Our client testimonials will tell you all you need to know about our commitment to those we represent. Our case outcomes demonstrate our superior skill in the courtroom.

Meldon Law is an engaged and supportive member of the local community

We at Meldon Law feel grateful for the communities that have supported our business over the 50+ years since Jeffrey Meldon first began practicing law. In order to show our appreciation for the support, and to help our neighbors and fellow Floridians thrive, Meldon Law has made it a point to make community service and outreach a big part of what we do.

Our “Meldon Law Cares” program provided thousands of meals to first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic and has ongoing relationships with numerous nonprofits throughout Florida. Our Veterans Making a Difference program partners with CBS4 News in Gainesville to recognize veterans giving back to their community and offer them the recognition they deserve for their selfless efforts. And since 1997, we’ve provided over 500 scholarships to North Florida high school seniors through our Meldon Law Scholar-Athlete Program.

While we offer unparalleled legal assistance to our clients, we believe that legal knowledge should be shared widely with all Florida citizens. That’s why our attorneys host the longest-running legal talk show in the southeast, which you can hear every Saturday at 10:30 am on 97.3 WSKY. Coupled with our books, consumer guides, blog posts, and podcasts, we offer answers to the community’s most pressing legal questions, whether or not they hire us.

If You Bleed Orange and Blue, then Meldon Law is the Law Firm for You

Meldon Law is proud to be the only official law firm partner of the great Florida Gators. Just like the Gators, our origins are in Gainesville, and just like the Gators, we constantly strive to deliver excellent results. Meldon Law has long partnered with the Florida Gators through both our on-campus presentations on avoiding legal trouble in college and by providing representation for students in Conduct and Conflict Resolution hearings. Now that partnership is official, and you’ll find us proudly decked out in orange and blue, cheering on the Gators at local games. Stop by and say hello!

Whether it’s getting the money you deserve after a serious accident or fighting to defend your reputation and freedom in a criminal court case, we’re ready to help you fight. Contact the Gainesville & Ocala personal injury attorneys of Meldon Law so that we can begin fighting for you.

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What We Pride Ourselves On
  • C - Compassion
  • A - Accountability
  • R - Reliability
  • E - Excellence
  • S - Success Driven
What Makes Us Different
  • We put in the time and effort necessary to get you the best result we can and make sure it truly meets your needs.
  • Our experienced trial lawyers use the latest state of the art technology in discovery and trial to build a compelling case.
  • We utilize the best experts available to prove the facts of your case, no matter how complicated, technical or complex.
  • We limit the number of cases we take so we can focus on each one and give your case the time and attention it deserves.
  • We take the time to sit down with you and talk to you in plain English. We save the fancy Legalese for the judges.
  • We are part of the same community as you. We shop where you shop, eat where you eat, and know what you are going through.
Working Tirelessly for Clients for Over 50 Years

Traffic accidents, traffic stops, and arrests can happen at any time. When you need legal help, Meldon Law is just a phone call away and always ready to be there for you.

Jeffrey Meldon
Carey Meldon
Maria P. Youngblood
Yolanda Means
Lott Bullock
Chris Speziok
Mark Pionessa

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me. I have been a Florida Trial Lawyer since 1971 when I had my first jury trial in Gainesville, and I have been in and out of the courtroom ever since. As a Trial Lawyer I enjoy helping people get their lives back together after a serious accident or an arrest. I consider myself an expert in negotiating settlements as well as trying cases in the courtroom. I have the determination and experience to go head to head with the big and powerful insurance companies that try to take advantage of people who were injured through no fault of their own. I always fight hard to get every one of...

Thank you for taking the time to find out more about me. I am currently a partner with the Meldon Law. Before joining the Meldon law 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.

Maria P. Youngblood brings to the Meldon Law team over a decade of experience in the areas of personal injury and civil litigation. Maria most recently served as Chair of the Family Law Section for the Eighth Judicial Circuit and has extensive experience in contested and uncontested civil matters.

Yolanda was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida. She began her criminal law experience very early as a member of the Criminal Justice Academy at Newberry High School. She went on to graduate from Buchholz High School, while being dual-enrolled at Santa Fe College. Yolanda continued her education at the University of Central Florida, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Legal Studies.

Oran 'Lott' Bullock was raised in Williston, Florida and he is the sixth generation of his family to live in Levy County. He graduated from Williston High School in 2009. After graduating, he obtained a bachelor's degree in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida in 2014. In 2015 he received his master's degree in Agribusiness, again from the University of Florida. He then went on to attend the University of Florida for a third time to obtain his law degree and in 2018 he graduated from the University of Florida with his Juris Doctor. He is the fourth generation in his family to obtain a graduate degree from the...

Chris Speziok is an experienced trial attorney who has handled personal injury cases throughout the State of Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree in criminology here at the University of Florida, then went to the Stetson University College of Law to focus on trial practice. He worked as a law clerk at a personal injury firm in St. Petersburg, FL during all three years of law school combining his education with hands-on experience.

Mark Pionessa is a Florida native and comes from a family of small business owners. He puts his experience and knowledge to use representing those who suffer personal injuries through no fault of their own. Prior to joining Meldon Law, Mark spent many years representing insurance companies and gained valuable knowledge of how they operate. He also learned the tactics necessary to be successful litigating against large companies with many resources.

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From day one, Meldon Law has accepted the responsibility of giving back to the communities which nurture us. We are proud to do our part as a local business to help out and make a difference.

Our Supported Causes
  • Pace Center for Girls
  • Lubavitch Chabad Jewish Student and Community Center at UF
  • Catholic Charities
  • MLK Jr. Commission of Florida, Inc.
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Any Veteran or Veteran Organization that is making a positive impact on the community is eligible to be nominated, and those selected will receive recognition on CBS4 News, a $500 cash award and a customized plaque. Nominating someone is simple! Just email [email protected].