L. Lee Lockett

L. Lee Lockett

Location:
Jacksonville, Florida
Phone:
904-396-3335
Fax:
904-399-4540
Email:

Lee Lockett was born and raised in Jacksonville.

Lee Lockett attended Florida State University for his undergraduate studies and graduated in 1992. After graduating from FSU he traveled south to Miami where he was accepted into law school at St.Thomas University School of Law. There Mr. Lockett was elected to the Executive Board of the Moot Court Team.

Mr. Lockett was awarded the Book Award in Criminal Procedure II as a third year law student. After graduation he was offered a position with the State Attorney's Office for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit. As an Assistant State Attorney he was asked to serve as "First Chair" in over 30 jury trials and countless non-jury trials and hearings. In his second year he was promoted to Division Chief in County Court Division E where he supervised all attorneys in that division and made DUI filing decisions. After leaving the State Attorney's Office, Mr. Lockett served with the Public Defender's office where he received the prestigious "ROC" Award for trial advocacy.

Lee Lockett has been practicing for 20 years and has in excess of 45 Jury trials to his credit. He is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National College Of DUI Defense, DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Criminal Law Section of the Florida Bar, The Florida Bar Association, Law Week Committee 2005-2006, Judicial Relations Committee of the Jacksonville Bar Association, Gator Bowl Committee 2004-2007, the Traffic Court Rules Committee of the Florida Bar. Mr. Lockett was recently appointed to a Florida Bar Grievance Committee. Mr. Lockett was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is Past President of it's local chapter. He is admitted to practice in all counties and circuits in the state of Florida as well as the United States Federal Court for the Middle District of Florida. Lee Lockett is a member of the Rotary Club at Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.

Mr. Lockett has received the highest rating ("Superb") offered by AVVO, an independent lawyer rating system. Mr. Lockett has also received a rating of "AV Preeminent" 5.0 of 5, the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell peer review system.

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Areas of Practice

  • DUI Defense
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1997
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2000

Education

  • St Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida
    • J.D. - 1997
  • Florida State University
    • B.S. - 1992

Published Works

  • "To Plea or Not To Plea, Uh What Was The Question?", Defender Magazine, Spring, 2011
  • "The Drug Recognition Evaluation in DUI Cases: Where Medicine Meets Madness, Defender Magazine, Fall, 2014
  • "D.I.Y. D.U.I. Yep, that's right, you can do it all yourself. If you have to that is.", Defender Magazine, Spring, 2015

Classes/Seminars

  • Faculty / Lecturer, Annual DUI Seminar in Orlando (BBT 2012, FACDL)
  • Guest Speaker, Chi Phi Fraternity UNF 2009
  • Guest Speaker, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority UNF 2010
  • Guest Speaker, UNF Criminal Justice Class, Winter and Fall term 2010
  • Featured Lecturer, DUI Seminar (Law Review CLE) 2010
  • Guest Speaker, UNF Criminal Justice Class, Spring and Fall Term 2011
  • Guest Speaker, UNF Criminal Justice Class Winter Term 2012
  • Guest Lecturer, Florida Coastal School of Law, January 1, 2011 - April 12, 2015
  • Guest Lecturer, UNF Criminal Justice

Honors and Awards

  • AV-Rated ("Preeminent")
  • Martindale-Hubbell Superb Lawyer
  • AVVO Superb Lawyer
  • Top Lawyers, Jacksonville Magazine's 904 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President, 2012
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board Member
  • Moot Court Board, Member / Executive Secretary, 1996 - 1997
  • Gator Bowl Association, 2003 - 2006

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of The State Attorney, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Assistant State Attorney, 1997 - 1999
  • Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Office of The State Attorney, Division Chief, 1999 - Present
  • Fourth Judicial Circuit, Assistant Public Defender, 1999 - 2000
  • Harris, Guidi, et., Associate Attorney, 1999 - 2006
  • The Law Offices of L. Lee Lockett, Managing Partner, 2006 - 2012

Pro Bono Activities

  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Criminal Pro Bono Panel, 2003 - Present

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity