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Brendan Joseph McLeod

Brendan Joseph McLeod

Louisville Criminal Defense Attorney Brendan McLeod
  • Criminal Law, Domestic Violence, DUI & DWI ...
  • Kentucky
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S. J. July 6, 2022
Excellent no BS lawyer I employed Brendan to help me with a trumped up burglary charge. He got me the best deal for a very reasonable price. He was patient with me this being my first time in the court system. He guided me through the process and made what could have been a potentially awful situation easy.
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Louisville Criminal Defense Attorney Brendan McLeod is available to represent you. Also, Brendan McLeod is an Oldham County Criminal Defense Attorney, too. Mr. McLeod lives and practices in Oldham County. Currently, the majority of his practice is in Louisville, or Jefferson County. A straight shooting criminal attorney who has the background and experience to get what you want or get it at trial. And Win! He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, trained and entered into a USAF Combat Weather Unit, supporting the Army 20th Special Forces.
Being an attorney who is a fighter and defender is apparent if you watch his trials on YouTube. Channel: KY Real Criminal Trials. The trials, only 8 of his 24 circuit acquittals, demonstrate his knowledge and experience at trial, and his mastery of the rules of evidence. Mr. McLeod seems to know where the prosecution is going in their line of questioning and objects before they can ask the prejudicial. In other words, he keeps the government from "ringing the bell."
At the top of his game, Mr. McLeod is successful at all critical and non-critical due process areas of your case. Procedurally whether you are pre-arrest/search warrant, bond reduction, arraignment, probable cause hearings, grand jury, numerous pretrials for suppression or other issues and jury trial. He is the best for his clients.
Driving Under the Influence or Murder, he has tried them all, and wins!
He has tried trafficking cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine possession, marijuana over 5 pounds trial, assault first degree, promoting contraband, arson, convicted felon in possession of handgun and murder. As far as misdemeanor there have been numerous assault 4th degree domestic, drive under the influence and carrying concealed deadly weapons criminal trials.
The Best Attorney for his clients and the "Louisville Criminal Attorney" Mr. McLeod will get the outcome you deserve. Free consultation and open 24 hours a day, please call.

Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
Juvenile Law
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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6th Circuit
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7th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Criminal Defense Attorney
Louisville Criminal Defense Attorney Brendan McLeod
- Current
Private counsel only providing criminal defense. I've had over 65 trials with 30 circuit, or felony trials. I've tried and acquitted Capital Murder, Burglary in the First Degree, Robbery in the First Degree, Assault in the First Degree, Trafficking Cocaine, Promoting Contraband, Trafficking Heroin, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Heroin, Possession of a Handgun by a Convicted Felon and many more. I've suppressed numerous cases ending up in dismissal of cases involving the Manufacture of Methamphetamine, DUI, Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Methamphetamine, and more.
Lead Counsel in Murder, Burglary Trial in Paducah, Kentucky
Louisville Criminal Defense Attorney Brendan McLeod
NOT GUILTY in a MURDER/BURGLARY TRIAL in Paducah, Kentucky (McCracken County). A puzzling murder and burglary charge that I took on 1.5 years ago. The son of the Paducah Heating and Air Conditioning was charged with Murder and Burglary. Approached by the family I proceeded into a journey that made me doubt anything that I was being told was real. Jury selection started on November 5, 2018 and ended at roughly 11:45 pm, November 10, 2018. The Jury found NOT GUILTY on Murder and Burglary.
Attorney - Criminal Defense Attorney in Louisville, Kentucky.
Louisville Metro Public Defender Office
Criminal defense in the capacity of publc servant. I was at the Public Defender for 1 year. I tried 5 cases, 1 circuit and 4 district. I tried an Assault in the First Degree 4 months after passing the BAR. That would be my first acquittal. I tried two misdemeanor cases, 1 domestic and one disorderly conduct and two DUI. Two acquittals and 2 offers beaten.
Court of Common Pleas, Allegheny County - Judge Zottola
Any extra time I went to Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas Criminal, Judge Zottola. I sat through criminal trials from DUI to Murder. I wrote opinions, always too verbose and heavily edited/deleted by the judge, and I would hangout with the courtroom deputy. Good times.
Lead integration expert based out of Atlanta, Georgia.
CSRA International
Aggressively recruited by SRA International, based out of Fairfax, VA., I led the Atlanta group. We integrated nationally and internationally with turnkey operations from the FDDI Network Backbones to Windows on the desktop.
Systems Engineer for the Northwest based in San Francisco.
PC DOCS Document Management
Install SQL server on fairly new platforms, OS2 and NT, and old, UNIX. Integrated Stanford's Green Library, Wilson Sonsini, Morrison Forster, San Diego Gas & Electric and many more.
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
J.D. (2001)
Honors: Law Review
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University of Louisville
J.D. (2001)
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University of South Florida
B.S. (1994) | Computer Science
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University of Louisville
B.S. (1992) | Accounting, psychology, computer science.
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Most Advanced Project Award for Troutman Sanders Integration
CSRA International
Took Troutman Sanders from DOS, Netware and dial up modems to a turnkey 1995, Windows NT, FDDI Backbone, WAN with all Internet access seamless from the desktop. Sounds easy now, but in 1995. Harumph.
Professional Associations
Kentucky State Bar  # 88994
- Current
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Louisville Bar Association
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Brandeis Law Journal
Speaking Engagements
Sullivan University Paralegal, Sullivan Campus
Sullivan University
I lecture each semester on the information regarding paralegals and usefulness in Criminal Defense work.
Sullivan University Paralegal
MCSE - 1995
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
CCNA - 1996
Cisco Certified Network Associate
Websites & Blogs
DUI Business.
Brendan McLeod, Aggressive Criminal Defense Oldham County
YouTube Channel: KY Real Criminal Trials Brendan McLeod
Legal Answers
11 Questions Answered
Q. Hi my boyfriend is in jail
A: Yes. He can move within the state. Both Owensboro and Muhlenberg are located in Kentucky. Kentucky is a bond state. This means that although the bond may be really high there has to be a bond set. There should be a bond that is articulable and able to be posted. There could be a typo in the question, but if not then it appears both warrants are actually in the stat of Kentucky. The inmate should be fluid between the jails.
Q. Can one single areast make me a persistent felony
A: Yes and No. If you have two qualified prior felony convictions then you would be PFO 1. You qualify the felony convictions in that to count for Persistent Felony Offender you have to be over 18 at the time of committing the felony. If they are separate felonies then they can only enhance once if they are plead and sentenced together.

If the question is that they have no record at all and this is the first problem then they cannot be a persistent felon. It is by way of status you become a persistent felon, not any sort or type of criminal offense .
Q. My fiancé got stopped in a drive way for dui and refused a breathalyzer but still got arrested what should he do now
A: It really doesn't matter where you are stopped in regards to a DUI. If operating a motor vehicle and under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicant, officers, with probable cause for DUI, can effect an arrest. It severely weakens their case when someone refuses the breathalyzer because they have not affirmative proof. You can figure out that it weakens their case and they do not like people to refuse because they pretrial suspend your license. They take your license at arraignment, or shortly after, if you do not comply by taking the breathalyzer or any other test asked to be taken.

You are entitled to a refusal hearing and it really is like a probable cause hearing. The best thing is that they need both the officer and the breathalyzer technician present in order to win, or keep your license pretrial suspension. You often get your license back. If you lose the hearing it is a straight 6 month loss of license.

I would get a private attorney, but I would not pay more than 750 initially because it simply may never be able to be tried. It should not be understated, however, that a DUI will impede him for some time. No military, people similarly situated will be taken over him in job applications because of the DUI.

Lastly, do not mention mental health and his desire to self medicate with alcohol because they do not care. More importantly, voluntary intoxication is not a defense.
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Oldham County
1801 Huckleberry Lane
Prospect, KY 40059
Telephone: (502) 386-1414
Fax: (502) 561-9717
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Louisville, KY 40202
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