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Jason M. Melton

Jason M. Melton

Whittel & Melton, LLC
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Biography

Attorney Jason M. Melton, is a founding partner of Whittel & Melton. As a former state prosecutor, he continues fighting for victims bringing in some of the largest single event results in Central Florida.

Jason is a lifetime member of the Multi-Million and Million Dollar Advocates Forum, AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and continues to be listed among SuperLawyers in Florida by Thomson Reuters. He is a Founding Member of the National Academy of Motorcycle Injury Lawyers, and in 2023 was named President.

Attorney Melton is dedicated to providing clients with personalized, high-quality representation. We handle Auto Accidents, Slip and Fall, Injury, Nursing Home Abuse, Wrongful Death, DUI & Criminal Defense, Insurance Claims of all kind, Medical Malpractice issues and other related legal matters throughout the state of Florida.

Education
The Catholic University of America
J.D. (2002) | Law
Honors: Dean's Award 2001-2002; Students for Public Interest Law, Summer 2001 Award, U.S. Attorney's Office
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Southern Methodist University
B.A. (1996) | History
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Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Whittel & Melton, LLC
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Owner
Law Offices of Jason M. Melton, P.A.
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Assistant State Attorney/ Prosecutor
State of Florida, 11th Judicial Circuit
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Publications
Speaking Engagements
4th Amendment, Hernando County, Florida College Scholarship Awareness
Law Talk, Brooksville
WWJB 1450 AM RADIO
Weekly show, 12:35-1:00 p.m.
Certifications
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
AV Preeminent
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AV Preeminent
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AV Preeminent
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AV Preeminent
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AV Preeminent
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AV Preeminent
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AV Preeminent
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AV Preeminent
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AV Preeminent
Martindale
AV Preeminent
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Awards
AV Preeminent Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Since 2015
Client Champion - Silver
Martindale-Hubbell
10.0 Superb Rating
Avvo
Top 100
America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
Super Lawyers for Personal Injury Plaintiff & Criminal Defense
Super Lawyers
2021
Top 20 Motorcycle Injury Lawyer
Biker Justice USA
2020, 2021
Life Member
Multi-Million & Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2012-2014
Top Contributor Award
Avvo
Client's Choice Award
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Professional Associations
Hernando County Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: President 2007-2008; Executive Board Member 2005-2007
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The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Member
Current
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The Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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American Association for Justice
Member
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Florida Bar
Member
Current
Activities: Traffic Court Rules Committee
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Citrus County Bar Association
Member
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Citrus-Hernando Inn of Court
Member
Current
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Hernando County Small Claims Mediation
Teen Court Judge
Current
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National Academy of Motorcycle Injury Lawyer
Founding Member
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Activities: President 2023-2024
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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U.S. District Court, Middle & Southern Districts of Florida
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER, AMEX
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Nursing Home Abuse
Medical Malpractice
Birth Injury, Medical Misdiagnosis, Pharmacy Errors, Surgical Errors
DUI & DWI
Juvenile Law
Maritime Law
White Collar Crime
Insurance Claims
Bad Faith Insurance, Business Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Motor Vehicle Insurance, Property Insurance
Workers' Compensation
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Social Security Disability
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
Traffic Tickets
Suspended License
Entertainment & Sports Law
Divorce
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Additional Practice Area
  • General Civil
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Legal Answers
Q. My uncle and I went to bar and got drunk. Bartender kept giving us beer. Can we sue for crashing while driving home?
A: Your question is basically a question about what are called DRAM SHOP actions. In Florida, a bar could be sued, even by the person who may have been at fault for the accident, for the resultant damages caused by their lack of sobriety if it was caused:

1) by some kind of negligence in allowing the person to drink there in the first place - i.e. the person was 16 years old and nobody ever asked the individual for identification; or

2) serving what is called an "habitual drunkard" - generally these are of course the more difficult of the two types of cases - here, a plaintiff would need to prove either a) the individual a known medical condition which made it negligent to serve them or b) that they had so regularly visited this bar and exhibited no ability to control their drinking, thus "habitual" and the bar was on notice about their behavior.

Obviously, the most common case involving this type of action is where the 15 year old is never carded and causes a serious accident in which inadequate auto insurance is not capable of compensating seriously injured persons. Then the inured persons look into the potential negligence of the bar for providing the alcohol in the first place - typically a commercial policy might be applicable in this case.
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Q. I have an out of state warrant for not finishing probation on a dui, can i still get my original ticket number without g
A: You will probably need the help of an attorney's office to get it for you, so that you are not arrested at the clerk's office.

You need to know that warrants are like that girlfriend or boyfriend that you regret dating in high school. At some point, you must confront the warrant and handle it. To continue that bad analogy - you cant just ignore the warrant in the hallways - you have to deal with it. I have had clients who have been stopped and placed in custody on several different occasions for out of state misdemeanor warrants(like DUI) and never get it resolved. There is no reason to have misdemeanor DUI probation, no matter how pathetic your attempt at resolving your obligations with probation were, change your whole life and make you live in fear of the police.

You need to to deal with this head on and get it behind you - contact my law firm and we would be happy to help you with your situation. 1-866-608-5529
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Q. If I was arrested with BSO, but my jurisdiction was transferred to Dade, who is my arresting agancy?
A: Im curious why you are asking this question. That aside, if you were arrested by BSO, but your case in being handled in Miami-Dade County, the arresting agency is still BSO. The officers from Broward will likely testify in your trial in Miami-Dade and they will still swear to the information contained in any information required for your case.

That said - it's possible your case was being handled by both agencies as a part of some kind of joint task force. I dont really have a lot to go on with your question, but I can tell you as a former prosecutor from Miami-Dade it was not unusual to have a case where some of the witnesses are BSO deputies.

Hope this helps.
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Whittel & Melton, LLC
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Hernando County Office
11020 Northcliffe Blvd
Spring Hill, FL 34608
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Palm Beach County Office - Boca Raton - South Florida
3700 Airport Rd., #303
Boca Raton, FL 33431
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Miami, FL 33130
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