Professional Associations and Memberships:
Whenever I am introduced to a person for the first time the conversation inevitably goes “What do you do for a living”? My response is that I am an attorney. Naturally the next question is “What kind of attorney?” I proudly respond, I am a criminal defense attorney and have been one for the past twenty five (25) years. The next statement is almost always the same: “How can you defend those people?”
In the over 25 years practicing criminal law I have met only a small handful of defendants who are inherently evil or malicious. I then explain that “those” people are regular, “normal” everyday people and that the cases that the media and television present are the exceptions and not the rule. What I have come to discover is that most people have encountered the criminal justice system due to an addiction whether it is drugs and/or alcohol or have acted in a manner due to an error of judgment or lapse in judgment.
Areas of Practice:
If you are involved in legal dispute or require professional legal services in the areas of Criminal Defense, Divorce and Family Law, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury, or Estate Planning and Probate issues in Daytona Beach, Port Orange, New Smynra Beach, Deltona, Volusia County and Central Florida area:
The Law Offices of
John Gillespie: 386.308.1035
Tracey Kagan: 386.337.5445