Johnnie Trevena | Largo Criminal Lawyer
John H Trevena
John H. Trevena is the owner and principal attorney of his firm. Practicing 30 years.
Criminal, DUI-DWI, Felony, Misdemeanor, White Collar Crime, Civil Rights, Criminal Appeals, Post-Conviction Relief
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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 30 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 Avvo™, 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.
|Managing Attorney / Owner||Trevena, Pontrello & Associates||Largo, Florida||2015 - Present|
|Stetson University College of Law||J.D.||Law School||1985|
|University of South Florida||BA||N/A||1982|
|State / Court||Date|
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
Clearwater, St. Petersburg and American Bar Associations
The Florida Bar; the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Pinellas County Trial Lawyers Association
Pinellas County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
American Judicature Society
American Bar Association (Life Fellow)
NAACP Gold Life Member
National Association of Distinguished Counsel.
Honors & Awards
- Florida Super Lawyers, 2006-2009
The 2007 Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The American Trial Lawyers Association, 2008
Constitutional | Petitioner Prevailed - Conviction Vacated |
Florida Statute section 843.085 is unconstitutionally overbroad, vague, and violates substantive due process.
Criminal Defense | Petitioner Prevailed - Evidentiary Hearing Ordered | Defendant plead a facially sufficient claim of ineffective assitance of counsel concerning trial counsel's failure to investigate and present witness who first reported traffic accident to authorities.
Criminal Defense | Petitioner Prevailed - Convictions Vacated | Trial court's failure to warn defendant, a Canadian citizen and resident of the United States, of possible deportation consequences of her pleas rendered pleas involuntary.
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|Verified Credentials||Date Verified|
|(1985) Juris Doctorate, Stetson University College of Law Verified with DegreeVerify.||July 21, 2015|
|(1986) Licensed as Attorney in Florida. Verified with State Bar of Florida.||June 30, 2015|
|(1982) Bachelor of Arts, University of South Florida. Verified with DegreeVerify.||July 21, 2015|
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FL State Lawyer Additional Information: Elegibility in Florida: Eligible to practice in Florida Florida Circuit: 6 Sections: Criminal Law Board Certification Year: 1992 Board Certification Area: Criminal Trial ADA accessible client services
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