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John H. Trevena

John H. Trevena


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Trevena, Pontrello & Associates
Largo, FL

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Trevena, Pontrello & Associates offers legal representation in the areas of criminal defense, criminal appeals, and some civil and family law matters. As a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer with over 33 years of litigation and practice experience, John Trevena offers sophisticated and ingenious strategies for what can often be complex and difficult circumstances. John H. Trevena is the owner and managing attorney of his firm. His keen sense of strategy, accomplished skills as a trial lawyer and straightforward approach bring due process for his clients in the criminal justice and civil court systems. Attorney Trevena is listed in Florida Super Lawyers magazine in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009. Super Lawyers are peer selected and considered among the top 5% of attorneys in their areas of practice. Attorney Trevena is also a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America (LCA). The LCA is comprised of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Membership is limited by invitation only and selection is based upon evaluations of effectiveness and accomplishment in litigation, and superior ethical reputation. Attorney Trevena is ranked ranked Superb (10 out of 10) by Avvoâ„¢, an independent company that ranks attorneys based on their years in practice, disciplinary history, professional achievements, and industry recognition. Trevena's firm was also recently named the Criminal Law Firm of the Year - Florida, by the publication Corporate America - The Legal Elite 2015. Attorney Trevena is a member of The American Trial Lawyers Association (The Association) and was selected for inclusion in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers for the State of Florida (2007-2015). Membership into The American Trial Lawyers Association is by invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications, trial results, leadership, influence, reputation, stature, and profile in the trial attorney community, as viewed by The Association, other trial lawyers, members of the bench, and the public at large. Attorney Trevena was also elected as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation in 2010. The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization representing one-third of one percent of licensed attorneys. Fellows are lawyers, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars who have been elected by their peers to become members of The Fellows because of their outstanding achievements in the legal profession. Attorney Trevena was admitted to the Florida Bar and US District Court, Middle District of Florida in 1986. He received his Juris Doctor from Stetson University in 1985, and his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1982 from the University of South Florida. His current memberships include: Clearwater, St. Petersburg and American (Member, Criminal Law Section) Bar Associations The Florida Bar; the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member) Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association (President, 2005) Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Life Member) American Judicature Society. John is a Lifetime Member of Phi Delta Phi, and was on the editorial board for the Florida Bar Journal and Florida Bar News from 1990-1993. He served as Assistant State Attorney from 1985-1987. Attorney Trevena has been a Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer (Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education) since August 1, 1992.


Practice Areas

 
Criminal Defense (36%)
 
DUI / DWI (8%)
 
Drug Crimes (8%)
 
Marijuana Law (7%)
 
White Collar Crime (7%)
 
Domestic Violence (6%)
 
Federal Crimes (5%)
 
Sex Crimes (5%)
 
Police Misconduct (4%)
 
Criminal Appellate Law (3%)
 
Probation Violations (3%)
 
Appellate Law (3%)
 
Juvenile Defense (2%)
 
Seal or Expunge Criminal Record (1%)
 
Firearm and Weapon Charges (1%)
 
Civil Rights (1%)
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Bar Licenses

Florida State Bar
Florida
Member in Good Standing
1986

Work Experience

Trevena, Pontrello & Associates
2015

Law Office of John Trevena
19872015

Assistant State Attorney
19851987

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Education

Stetson University College of Law
Stetson University College of Law
Juris Doctor
1985

University of South Florida
BA
1982

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Specialty Certifications

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Board Certified Specialist
Criminal Trial Law
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education
1992

Associations

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Lifetime Member,
Legal Committee
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Life Member
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Life Member
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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Federal Court Admissions

U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida

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John H. Trevena
Trevena, Pontrello & Associates
801 West Bay Dr Suite 509
Largo, FL 33770
www.trevena.com
Office: 727-581-5813
Fax: 727-581-7758
Cell: 727-403-3731

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Bar Membership Information

Membership with The Florida Bar -

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Nonprofit Organizations

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1958, NACDL is the largest organization for criminal defense lawyers fighting to preserve fairness within America's criminal justice system. The organization has more than 10,000 direct members including criminal defense attorneys in private practice, public defenders in state or federal court, U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges.


Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers -

Founded in 1988, FACDL promotes excellence in the practice of criminal law while protecting the rights of the accused. Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in the State of Florida are active in this trusted organization. FACDL unites and educates attorneys in the criminal justice system in Florida.



National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws NLC -

More than 350 criminal defense attorneys belong to the NORML National Legal Committee (NLC). Members of the NORML NLC include many prominent criminal defense lawyers who are dedicated to ending prohibition of marijuana through education, legal reform and activism. Attorneys focused on other practice areas also belong to the organization.


NLC members are listed on the NORML website, are eligible for the NLC e-mail discussion group, receive the weekly email press release, and NORML News.



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