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.
Attorney John C. Murphy
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!
Colonel John C. Murphy
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
Mr. Downs was published again in the Spring, 2020 Edition of The Florida Defender law journal for an article regarding lab testing in cannabis-related DUIs.
Florida Supreme Court
Florida State Courts
Federal District Court for the Middle District of Florida
Federal Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
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