Melinda Morris

St. Petersburg DUI & Criminal Defense Attorney
Contact: 727.388.4736
Experience:
Law Schools: Stetson University College of Law - Stetson University
Stetson University College of Law - Stetson University
Jurisdiction: Florida

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About Melinda Morris
Melinda Morris has been practicing law since 1999 and is the managing attorney of the Morris Law Firm. As a former Assistant State Attorney for the Sixth Judicial Circuit in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Florida, Ms. Morris has handled thousands of cases from investigation through sentencing. Her experience as a former prosecutor along with her years of experience as a private criminal defense attorney allows her to effectively represent her clients charged with a wide range of criminal offenses.

Extensive Criminal Law Experience

While a felony prosecutor for the State Attorney's Office in Clearwater, Pinellas County, Ms. Morris prosecuted thousands of criminal cases including DUI, Domestic Violence / Violation of Injunctions, Juvenile Cases, Drug Offenses (including Drug Trafficking), Traffic Tickets, Driver License Suspensions, Assault / Battery, Resisting Arrest / Disorderly Conduct, Burglary / Robbery / Theft, Fraud / Worthless Checks, Outstanding Warrants, Bond Hearings, Violations of Probation, and White Collar Crime.

As well, Ms. Morris served as a member of the Pinellas County State Attorney's Office DUI Manslaughter/Vehicular Homicide Squad, a Lead Trial Attorney, a Domestic Violence Prosecutor, and a Child Abuse Prosecutor. Ms. Morris has participated in 50 jury trials, and has first hand experience and jury trials for First Degree Murder, Manslaughter, Capital Sexual Battery, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery, Battery, DUI, Domestic Violence, Drug Possession, Grand Theft Motor Vehicle and Petit Theft.

Her local knowledge of the criminal justice system coupled with years of extensive work both prosecuting and defending cases enables her the ability to identify weaknesses in the State Attorney's case and pursue the best possible outcome for you.

A Strong Legal Education that Benefits Clients

Ms. Morris attended Stetson University where she received both a Juris Doctorate (Law Degree) and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA). Stetson University College of Law is ranked No. 1 for trial advocacy and No. 5 for legal writing by U.S. News & World Report and has provided Ms. Morris her outstanding legal foundation.

Ms. Morris' MBA degree in addition to her JD degree enables her to understand the nuances and intricacies of business and corporate procedure, and allows her to provide outstanding representation for those clients accused of White Collar Crimes.

Professional Recognition

In 2008 Ms. Morris was named a "Rising Star" by Tampa Bay Times (TBT). Ms. Morris is a member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, a member of the Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a member of the St. Petersburg Bar Association.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • DUI & DWI
  • Juvenile Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • White Collar Crime
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free Consultation
    • Call (727) 388-4736 to discuss the facts of your case directly with a St. Petersburg criminal defense attorney.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
Education
Stetson University College of Law - Stetson UniversityJ.D.
Stetson University College of Law - Stetson UniversityMBA
Professional Associations
Member, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
-Current
Member, Florida State Bar
-Current

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Seal / Expunge Criminal Record
Do you have a criminal charge lurking in your background that is affecting your ability to seek employment? The Morris Law Firm can help clear your record. http://www.criminalattorneystpetersburg.com/DefenseLawyer/SealExpungeCriminalRecord.aspx

Do you have a criminal charge lurking in your background that is affecting your ability to seek ...
Juvenile Crimes
Learn how an experienced defense attorney can help you navigate the juvenile justice system in Tampa Bay and protect your child's future. http://www.criminalattorneystpetersburg.com/DefenseLawyer/JuvenileOffenses.aspx

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First Time Offenders
Early intervention with the help of an experienced local Tampa Bay area criminal defense attorney can make all of the difference to your case. http://www.criminalattorneystpetersburg.com/DefenseLawyer/FirstTimeOffenders.aspx

Early intervention with the help of an experienced local Tampa Bay area criminal defense attorney ...
Drug Charges
A Florida drug charge can land you in jail and cost you fines, your driver license, and your job. Protect your rights with an experienced attorney. http://www.criminalattorneystpetersburg.com/DefenseLawyer/DrugCharges.aspx

A Florida drug charge can land you in jail and cost you fines, your driver license, and your job. ...
DUI Offenses
Have you been charged with DUI? Former DUI State Prosecutor Melinda Morris explains the complexity of a DUI charge and how she may be able to help you. http://www.criminalattorneystpetersburg.com/DefenseLawyer/DUIDrunkDriving.aspx

Have you been charged with DUI? Former DUI State Prosecutor Melinda Morris explains the complexity ...
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence charges are aggressively prosecuted in Tampa Bay, defend your rights with an equally aggressive criminal defense attorney. http://www.criminalattorneystpetersburg.com/DefenseLawyer/DomesticViolence.aspx

Domestic Violence charges are aggressively prosecuted in Tampa Bay, defend your rights with an ...
Attorney Profile: Melinda Morris - Morris Law Firm
Melinda Morris has been practicing law since 1999 and is the managing attorney of the Morris Law Firm. As a former Assistant State Attorney with the Sixth Judicial Circuit in Clearwater, Pinellas County, FL, Ms. Morris has handled thousands of cases from investigation through sentencing. The experience prosecuting cases, along with Ms. Morris' extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney allows her to aggressively defend her clients. Ms. Morris served as a member of the DUI Manslaughter/Vehicular Homicide Squad, a Lead Trial Attorney, a Domestic Violence Prosecutor, and a Child Abuse Prosecutor. Her local knowledge of the criminal justice system coupled with years of extensive work both prosecuting and defending cases enables her the ability to identify weaknesses in the State Attorney's case and pursue the best possible outcome for you. http://www.criminalattorneystpetersburg.com/AttorneyProfile.aspx

St. Petersburg Criminal Lawyer Melinda Morris has been practicing law since 1999 and is the ...
Morris Law Firm - St. Petersburg Florida Criminal Defense Attorney
The Morris Law Firm is dedicated to criminal defense, and represents clients throughout Pinellas County and the entire Tampa Bay Area (including St. Petersburg and Clearwater in Pinellas County, Tampa in Hillsborough County, Dade City and New Port Richey in Pasco County, Bradenton in Manatee County, Bartow in Polk County and Sarasota County, Florida). http://www.criminalattorneystpetersburg.com

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    Morris Law Firm
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    St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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