Meet Brevard's Defense Attorneys

We make the difference.

We make the difference.

We are an experienced, aggressive law firm dedicated to providing award-winning service to our clients. We take the time to research your situation completely and bring about the most effective opportunities ensuring you get the successful outcome you deserve. We are proud that so many of our clients have repeatedly turned to us for counsel and representation.

We are determined to work hard to earn our clients loyalty every day. We are here to help you! We pride ourselves in treating each case with care and consideration. We can successfully resolve any legal matter.  No issue is too big or too small. If you have a legal problem, We can help you find a solution.

Meet your defense attorneys

Attorney John C. murphy

Phone Number:

(321) 985-0025

Email:

John.C.Murphy @BrevardCrimLaw.com

Mr. Murphy has been a member of the Florida Bar for over 34 years.He has handled thousands of criminal cases.  Put his experience to work for you! John stays current on criminal law developments through continuing education by The Florida Bar, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the National College of DUI Defense.  Put him to work for you!

Mr. Murphy served thirty (30) years in the US Army Reserve and the Florida National Guard proudly serving in the US Army Special Forces (Green Berets). He commanded numerous units from Special Forces Operational Detachment-A (A-Team) with 12 soldiers to a Civil Affairs Brigade with over 800 soldiers. He did back-to-back combat tours in Afghanistan where he was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Badge (CIB), Bronze Star and the Joint Services Commendation Medal. A combat hardened warrior!

A lawyer/warrior willing to fight for you!

Attorney John c. Murphy's

Admissions

  • Federal and State Courts:
  • US Supreme Court
  • Florida Supreme Court
  • Ohio Supreme Court
  • US Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims
  • US District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • US Claims Court
  • US Tax Court

Attorney Jason S. Downs

Mr. Downs has been a Brevard County resident since his family migrated from Ohio in 1983. After working as an EMT, Mr. Downs began his legal career. He began working in criminal defense as a paralegal before transitioning to becoming an independent legal analyst and brief author. As a legal analyst, Mr. Downs was retained by many Florida criminal defense attorneys to lend his skills in formulating winning defense strategies. His acumen for successfully directing cases was in high demand. Mr. Downs authored countless successful motions to suppress evidence and motions to dismiss charges. He is also the author of dozens of prevailing appeals in all levels of the Florida Court system and in the Supreme Court of the United States. Many of Mr. Downs’s appeals resulted in published opinions.

After years of encouragement from some of Brevard County’s most respected attorneys, Mr. Downs began his law school career at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Tampa, Florida. There, Mr. Downs excelled, earning Certificates of Merit for achieving the highest marks in Florida Drunk Driving Law and Practice, Appellate Advocacy, Trial Skills, Legal Research and Writing, and Torts. He also successfully completed a directed legal study in Criminal Defense. Mr. Downs competed nationally in Moot Court competitions, was a distinguished member of the Moot Court Board, and was the winner of the coveted Melissa Mitchell Moot Court Competition. Mr. Downs graduated cum laude after earning Dean’s List and Honor Roll honors in each semester and he did so while completing law school in only 2 years.

Upon graduating with his Juris Doctor degree, Mr. Downs joined Murphy’s Law Offices, P.A. as a Law Clerk under the tutelage of highly regarded Attorney John C. Murphy. While some attorneys advertise the fact that they began their career working for the State, Mr. Downs has dedicated 100% of his professional career working to Defend the Accused.

Phone Number:

(321) 985-0025

Email:

Jason.S.Downs@
BrevardCrimLaw.com

Jason S. Downs continues to reside in Brevard County where his wife works as a social worker for persons with disabilities, his father is a respected member of the law enforcement community, and his brother is a Captain Fire/Medic. His ties to Brevard County are strong and his commitment to defending those in his community who are accused of crimes is unwavering. If you or someone you know has been accused of a crime, contact Attorney Jason S. Downs today.

admissions

  • Florida Supreme Court
  • Florida State Courts
  • Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • Federal Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

memberships

  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Brevard Chapter
  • National College for DUI Defense
  • National College for DUI Defense, Brevard Chapter
  • Florida Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
  • Florida Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section
  • Florida Bar Association Criminal Defense Section
  • Florida Bar Association Appellate Law Section
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Brevard County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division

     

Education

  • Juris Doctor, cum laude, WMU Cooley Law School
  • Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies, summa cum laude, Hodges University
  • Associates of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies, summa cum laude, Hodges University

Publications

Mr. Downs’s highly regarded article on the Exclusion of DNA Evidence at Trial was recently published by The Florida Defender law journal in their Winter, 2019 Edition, Pages 22-26.

He was also published again in the Spring, 2020 Edition of The Florida Defender law journal for an article regarding lab testing in cannabis-related DUIs.

over 30 years of law experience

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