Lockett Law, P.A.
1548 The Greens Way Ste 2
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
(904) 858-9818 www.firstcoastdui.com
Lee Lockett was born and raised in Jacksonville.
Lee Lockett attended Florida State University for his undergraduate studies and graduated in 1992. After graduating from FSU he traveled south to Miami where he was accepted into law school at St.Thomas University School of Law. There Mr. Lockett was elected to the Executive Board of the Moot Court Team and was awarded the Book Award in Criminal Procedure II as a third year law student.
After graduation he was offered a position with the State Attorney's Office for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit. As an Assistant State Attorney he was asked to serve as "First Chair" in over 30 jury trials and countless non-jury trials and hearings. In his second year he was promoted to Division Chief in County Court Division E where he supervised all attorneys in that division and made DUI filing decisions. After leaving the State Attorney's Office, Mr. Lockett served with the Public Defender's office where he received the prestigious "ROC" Award for trial advocacy.
Lee Lockett has been practicing for 20 years and has in excess of 45 Jury trials to his credit. He is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, The Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National College Of DUI Defense, DUI Defense Lawyers Association, Criminal Law Section of the Florida Bar, The Florida Bar Association, Law Week Committee 2005-2006, Judicial Relations Committee of the Jacksonville Bar Association, Gator Bowl Committee 2004-2007, the Traffic Court Rules Committee of the Florida Bar. Lee Lockett is the co-chair of Florida's most recognized statewide DUI seminar, Breath, Blood, and Tears, and has served on it's faculty for several years lecturing in front of thousands of attorneys about the complexities of DUI defense. Lee Lockett also authors the "DUI Notes" column for the Defender Magazine, a statewide publication of the FACDL. Mr. Lockett was recently appointed to a Florida Bar Grievance Committee. Mr. Lockett currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is Past President of it's local chapter. He is admitted to practice in all counties and circuits in the state of Florida as well as the United States Federal Court for the Middle District of Florida. Lee Lockett is a member of the Rotary Club at Ponte Vedra Beach, FL.
Mr. Lockett has received the highest rating ("Superb") offered by AVVO, an independent lawyer rating system. Mr. Lockett has also received a rating of "AV Preeminent" 5.0 of 5, the highest rating from Martindale-Hubbell peer review system.
Areas of Practice
DUI Defense Criminal Law Criminal Defense
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Florida, 1997 U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2000
St Thomas University School of Law, Miami, Florida J.D. - 1997 Honors: Executive Board of the Moot Court Team Florida State University B.S. - 1992
"To Plea or Not To Plea, Uh What Was The Question?", Defender Magazine, Spring, 2011 "The Drug Recognition Evaluation in DUI Cases: Where Medicine Meets Madness, Defender Magazine, Fall, 2014 "D.I.Y. D.U.I. Yep, that's right, you can do it all yourself. If you have to that is.", Defender Magazine, Spring, 2015 Author, DUI Notes, Defender Magazine 2016 to Present
Smith v. State, 904 So.2d 534 (Fla. 1st DCA 2005) Hobbs v. State, __ So.3d __ (Fla 1st DCA 2012)(1D11-2914) State v. Davis, 18 FLW Supp. 1024a (Fla. 4th Jud Cir 2011) State v. Medina, 18 FLW Supp. 911a (Fla. 4th Jud Cir. 2011) State v. Patow, 17 FLW Supp. 1117a (Fla. 4th Jud Cir. 2009) Feller v. State, 17 FLW Supp. 863b (Fla. 4th Jud. Cir. 2009) State v. Singer, 15 FLW Supp. 62 (Fla 4th Jud. Cir. 2007)(Affirmed on Appeal) State v. McIntire, 11 FLW Supp. (Fla. 4th Jud Cir. 2002)(Reversed on Appeal) Fanning v. State, 15 FLW Supp. 1037b (Fla. 4th Jud. Cir. 2008) McKinsey v. State, 11 FLW Supp. 172 (Fla. 4th Jud. Cir. 2002) State v. Mims, 10 FLW Supp 11 (Fla. 7th Jud. Cir. 2003) Green v. State of Florida, 20 FLW Supp. 745a (Fla. 4th Jud. Cir. Appellate Division 2013) State of Florida v. Ralph, 18 FLW Supp. 900b (Fla. 4th Jud. Cir 2011) State of Florida v. Lowe, FLWSUPP 2002LOWE (Fla. 4th Jud. Cir.)
Faculty / Lecturer, Annual DUI Seminar in Orlando BBT 2012 to present, FACDL Guest Speaker, Chi Phi Fraternity UNF 2009 Guest Speaker, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority UNF 2010 Guest Speaker, UNF Criminal Justice Class, Winter and Fall term 2010 Featured Lecturer, DUI Seminar (Law Review CLE) 2010 Guest Speaker, UNF Criminal Justice Class, Spring and Fall Term 2011 Guest Speaker, UNF Criminal Justice Class Winter Term 2012 Guest Lecturer, Florida Coastal School of Law, January 1, 2011 - April 12, 2015 Guest Lecturer, UNF Criminal Justice Current Co-Chair FACDL Annual Statewide DUI Seminar, Blood Breath and Tears
Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, President, 2012 Jacksonville Bar Association, Member Federal Bar Association, Member The Florida Bar, Member Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board Member Moot Court Board, Member / Executive Secretary, 1996 - 1997 Gator Bowl Association, 2003 - 2006
Past Employment Positions
Office of The State Attorney, Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Assistant State Attorney, 1997 - 1999 Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Office of The State Attorney, Division Chief, 1999 - Present Fourth Judicial Circuit, Assistant Public Defender, 1999 - 2000 Harris, Guidi, et., Associate Attorney, 1999 - 2006 The Law Offices of L. Lee Lockett, Managing Partner, 2006 - 2012 Stone Lockett, Partner, 2012 - 2018
Pro Bono Activities
Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Criminal Pro Bono Panel, 2003 - Present