L. Lee Lockett

Top rated DUI-DWI attorney in Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Lockett Law
L. Lee Lockett
Lockett Law

Practice Areas: DUI-DWI, Criminal defense, Appellate; view more

Licensed in Florida since: 1997

Education: St. Thomas University School of Law

Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023

Lockett Law

1548 The Greens Way
Suite 2
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 Visit website


The managing partner at Lockett Law, P.A., L. Lee Lockett focuses his practice exclusively on DUI and criminal defense matters. From the firm's office in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, he provides representation to clients throughout northeast Florida who have been charged by the state or federal government with having committed misdemeanor or felony offenses. A member in good standing of The Florida Bar since 1997, Mr. Lockett is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

A significant portion of Mr. Lockett's practice involves assisting people who have been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Although many of these cases are simple misdemeanor offenses, his experience also includes DUI manslaughter, a serious felony that can result in a lengthy prison sentence if a conviction is obtained. Other criminal matters that Mr. Lockett has worked on during his career have included drug possession and trafficking, fraud and other white collar crimes, weapons violations, sex offenses, assault and battery, kidnapping, and murder.

Mr. Lockett has been able to obtain positive outcomes for many of his clients, whether through dismissals or acquittals or as the result of the negotiation of favorable plea agreements with the prosecution. His fellow attorneys have taken note of his successful track record, and they have given him an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer review rating through Avvo.

A published author and frequent speaker on topics related to his practice area, Mr. Lockett is a member of several legal organizations, including the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, The National College for DUI Defense, Jacksonville Bar Association and the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Inc where he sits on the Board. He received his Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law in 1997.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Criminal defense: DUI/DWI, Criminal defense, Appellate

Focus areas

DUI/DWI, Arrest & arraignment, Assault & battery, Criminal fraud, Criminal law, Drug & alcohol violations, Expungement, Felony, Juvenile delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor vehicle offenses, Probation, Sex offenses, Theft, Traffic violations, Criminal domestic violence, Appeals

  • 70% Criminal defense: DUI/DWI
  • 20% Criminal defense
  • 10% Appellate

First Admitted: 1997, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.lockettlaw.net/

Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Rotary Club at Ponte Vedra Beach, Member
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Criminal Pro Bono Panel, 2003 – Present
  • Accepts pro bono cases from Legal Aid in the area of family law and record expungements. Also participates in the JALA "Ask A Lawyer" program., 2008
  • JALA pro bono panel member., 2013
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Local Chapter, Past President
  • Elected to Florida Bar Criminal Law Section Executive Board, 2020
  • Florida Bar, Traffic Court Rules Committee, Member
  • Florida Bar, Gator Bowl Committee, Member, 2004-2007
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Judicial Relations Committee, Member
  • Florida Bar Association, Law Week Committee, Member, 2005-2006
  • Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Florida Bar, Criminal Law Section, Member
  • Member, DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • Gator Bowl Association, 2003 – 2006
  • National College Of DUI Defense, Member
  • Federal Bar Association, Member
  • Moot Court Board, Member / Executive Secretary, 1996 – 1997
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board Member
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2000
  • Florida Bar Traffic Rules Committee, 2011
  • Florida, 1997
  • Chapter Representative, NEFACDL, 2014
  • Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, President, 2012-2013
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee, 2016
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Pro Bono Panel., 2009
  • Florida Bar Grievance Committee Member, 2016
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Guest Lecturer, Florida Coastal School of Law, January 1, 2011 – April 12, 2015
  • Current Co-Chair FACDL Annual Statewide DUI Seminar, Blood Breath and Tears
  • Guest Lecturer, UNF Criminal Justice
  • “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
  • Guest Speaker, UNF Criminal Justice Class, Spring and Fall Term 2011
  • Guest Speaker, UNF Criminal Justice Class Winter Term 2012
  • Featured Lecturer, DUI Seminar (Law Review CLE) 2010
  • Guest Speaker, UNF Criminal Justice Class, Winter and Fall term 2010
  • Guest Speaker, Alpha Chi Omega Sorority UNF 2010
  • Guest Speaker, Chi Phi Fraternity UNF 2009
  • Author, DUI Notes, Defender Magazine 2016 to Present
  • Invited to speak at a local Judge's class at FCSL., Guest Speaker, Florida Coastal School of Law, Law, 2014
  • “The Drug Recognition Evaluation in DUI Cases: Where Medicine Meets Madness, Defender Magazine, Fall, 2014
  • “To Plea or Not To Plea, Uh What Was The Question?”, Defender Magazine, Spring, 2011
  • Regular invitee to lecture at UNF's Criminal Justice classes throughout the year., Guest Speaker, University of North Florida, Criminal Justice Dept, 2011
  • Lectured at Florida's premier statewide DUI seminar in Orlando., Lecturer, DUI Seminar, Statewide, FACDL, Legal/DUI, 2011
  • Lecture at Florida's preeminent annual DUI seminar in Orlando., Lecturer, DUI seminar, statewide Florida, FACDL, Legal/DUI, 2012
  • Asked to author the DUI Notes article each quarter for the Defender Magazine., DUI NOTES Author, FACDL's Quarterly Magazine, The Defender, 2014
  • Fanning v. State, 15 FLW Supp. 1037b (Fla. 4th Jud. Cir. 2008)
  • State of Florida v. Lowe, FLWSUPP 2002LOWE (Fla. 4th Jud. Cir.)
  • State of Florida v. Ralph, 18 FLW Supp. 900b (Fla. 4th Jud. Cir 2011)
  • Green v. State of Florida, 20 FLW Supp. 745a (Fla. 4th Jud. Cir. Appellate Division 2013)
  • State v. Mims, 10 FLW Supp 11 (Fla. 7th Jud. Cir. 2003)
  • McKinsey v. State, 11 FLW Supp. 172 (Fla. 4th Jud. Cir. 2002)
  • State v. McIntire, 11 FLW Supp. (Fla. 4th Jud Cir. 2002)(Reversed on Appeal)
  • 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. Patow, 17 FLW Supp. 1117a (Fla. 4th Jud Cir. 2009)
  • State v. Medina, 18 FLW Supp. 911a (Fla. 4th Jud Cir. 2011)
  • Hobbs v. State, __ So.3d __ (Fla 1st DCA 2012)(1D11-2914)
  • State v. Davis, 18 FLW Supp. 1024a (Fla. 4th Jud Cir 2011)
  • Smith v. State, 904 So.2d 534 (Fla. 1st DCA 2005)
  • Major felony firearms case. Not Guilty verdict on all counts. State v. M.G., 2013
  • DUI trial. State v. L.S.  Div. E. Verdict: Not Guilty, 2016
  • Resisting Arrest: State v. R.C. Div. F. Verdict: Not Guilty, 2015
  • Enjoying consistent DUI case resolutions involving dismissals, evidence suppressions and reductions to Reckless Driving., 2006
  • DUI Trial. State v. T.S. Div. E. Verdict: Not Guilty, 2015
  • DUI trial. Represented an attorney accused of DUI. Not Guilty all counts. State v. J.C. Duval County, 2011
  • DUI Trial. Div. L. Represented an attorney charged with DUI. State v. A.J. Verdict: Not Guilty, 2015
  • State v. Ted Smith: DUI Trial. Not Guilty., 2015
  • Two motions to suppress heard in the same day on two separate DUI cases were granted in an unprecedented move by the judge stripping the state of all it's evidence in both cases.
  • Suppression Motion granted in DUI case, charges dismissed. , 2020
  • Received three orders in same week from DHSMV invalidating clients DUI related administrative suspensions. , 2019
  • Outgoing Achievement Award for term on the Board, NEFACDL., Past President's Award NEFACDL, 2013
  • Book Award in Criminal Procedure II 
  • Top Lawyers, Jacksonville Magazine’s 904 2012
  • AVVO Superb Lawyer
  • Martindale-Hubbell Superb Lawyer
  • AV-Rated (“Preeminent”)
  • Recognizes outstanding trial advocacy in Reoffender Court, Fourth Judicial Circuit., ROC Trial Award, Public Defenders Office, 1999
White Papers:
  • Picked to author a chapter in an upcoming DUI book., DUI Discovery, Reuters, 2014
  • Quarterly Magazine (The Defender) distributed to over 5000 attorneys and judges statewide. , Author, DUI Notes Article, The Florida Defender Magazine, Criminal Defense, 2019
Educational Background:
  • NACDL Annual Conference, CLE seminar, Palm Beach, FL., 2016
  • National College For DUI Defense Field Sobriety Exercises Seminar, 2020
  • Florida State University, B.S., 1992
  • Consistent attendee at DUI seminars nationally and regionally--NCDD and FACDL. Also lectures at many CLE courses for DUI., 2012
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • 10 Best, American Institute of Criminal Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • AV-Rated, 2020
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100, 2019
  • AVVO Superb, 10.0., 2009
  • AV RATED, Preeminent. Martindale Hubble, 2009
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Appointed by President of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers to serve a second term as DHSMV Ad-hoc Committee Chair. , 2019
  • Appointed to serve on the Florida Bar's Grievance Committee for the Fourth Judicial Circuit., 2016
  • Picked to Author the DUI Notes section for the statewide FACDL Magazine, The Defender., 2014
Representative Clients:
  • Representing a local police officer facing DUI charges. Although state was willing to reduce the DUI charge to a Reckless driving, client unwilling and case set for trial. , 2019
  • Represented and attorney (State v. J.C.) charged with DUI. Verdict Not Guilty, 2013
  • Represented attorney, former local bar association president in a major RICO case in central florida., 2013
Industry Groups:
  • JBA
  • NCDD

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

“Very good lawyer.”

“I have worked with Lee since 1999, there is no better DUI/Criminal Law attorney in Jacksonville! Clients are incredibly pleased as he is responsive and knowledgeable and always available for his clients.”

“Simply one of the best lawyers I know. Very well respected by his peers!”

Office location for L. Lee Lockett

1548 The Greens Way
Suite 2
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

Phone: 904-858-9818


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