L. Lee Lockett

Lockett Law, P.A.
1548 The Greens Way Ste 2
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
(904) 858-9818

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

Litigation Percentage

100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

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

Published Works

"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

Representative Cases

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

Honors and Awards

AV-Rated ("Preeminent")
Martindale-Hubbell Superb Lawyer
AVVO Superb Lawyer
Top Lawyers, Jacksonville Magazine's 904 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

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


Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity