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D. Scott Monroe

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Jacksonville, FL

Monroe & King, P.A.
2258 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32204
Phone: 904-495-7591
Fax: 904-720-2886
Selected to Rising Stars: 2021
Licensed in Florida Since: 2010
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (50%), Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%), Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)
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Attorney Profile

Attorney D. Scott Monroe is a partner with Monroe & King, P.A., law firm in Jacksonville, Florida. A nationally ranked trial lawyer with more than 11 years of total legal experience, Mr. Monroe provides unmatched counsel and support to clients throughout Northeast Florida, including Jacksonville, Amelia Island, St. Augustine, St. Johns, Orange Park, Palatka and beyond who are facing charges for any type of felony or misdemeanor offense.

Over the course of his legal career as a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Monroe has achieved remarkable success fighting for the rights and liberties of his clients, and he has secured many acquittals, dismissals and reductions of charges of the accused. He has gained a reputation for his fierce advocacy both inside and outside of the courtroom as well as his unwavering dedication to helping his clients obtain the favorable outcomes they seek as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. Monroe has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell and a Top 100 Criminal Trial Attorney designation from The National Trial Lawyers along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. Moreover, he has received the prestigious Elite Advocate Award twice from the American Academy of Legal Advocates, and his firm has received designation as one of the Top 10 Best Criminal Defense Law Firms in Florida in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

A 2006 graduate of Auburn University, Mr. Monroe obtained his Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2010. He is an active member of the National and Florida Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers as well as the Jacksonville Bar Association, The Florida Bar and the American Bar Association, among his other professional affiliations. He has also published articles and conducted lectures and seminars across his region on a variety of topics, including DUI defense and other criminal defense matters.

*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
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 30%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
  • 20%Criminal Defense: White Collar
Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Sex Offenses, DUI/DWI, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

1 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2021

About D. Scott Monroe

First Admitted: 2010, Florida

Professional Webpage: https://www.monroekinglaw.com/about-us/scott-monroe/

Educational Background

  • Auburn University - Bachelor's in Economics, Pre-Law, and Minor in Business, 2006

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • As a special prosecutor for the 1st Judicial Circuit, I conducted a lecture and training course to the Florida Highway Patrol in Pensacola, FL, on DUI case law, prosecution, enforcement, and courtroom testimony, Lecturer, Advanced DUI Education Course, Florida Highway Patrol, 2014
  • As a former prosecutor and then defense attorney, I was asked to lecture new offices on what to expect in cross examination at trial. This was conducted as a lecture and I would cross examine every officer in the class, Lecturer, How to Handle Cross Examination, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Training, 2016
  • As the DUI prosecutor for the 4th Judicial Circuit, I was asked to train Breath Test Operators on Courtroom testimony and DUI case law and conducted a course to deliver this training and education, Lecturer, Courtroom Testimony for Breath Test Operators, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Training, 2013
  • As the DUI prosecutor for the 4th Judicial Circuit, I was asked to train Breath Test Operators on Courtroom testimony and DUI case law and conducted a course to deliver this training and education, Lecturer, Courtroom Testimony for Breath Test Operators, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Training, 2012
  • I was a lecturer/speaker to prosecutors and law enforcement officials throughout the State of Florida. This course/lecture covered detailed case law focusing on expert testimony and trial tactics, Lecturer, Prosecuting the Drugged Driver, Fla. Dept. of Transportation - TSRP Program, 2014
  • I was a lecturer/speaker to prosecutors and law enforcement officials throughout the State of Florida. This course/lecture covered detailed case law focusing on expert testimony and trial tactics, Lecturer, Prosecuting the Drugged Driver, Fla. Dept. of Transportation - TSRP Program, 2013
  • I was a lecturer/speaker to prosecutors and law enforcement officials throughout the State of Florida. This course/lecture covered detailed case law focusing on expert testimony and trial tactics, Lecturer, Prosecuting the Drugged Driver, Fla. Dept. of Transportation - TSRP Program, 2012
  • I was a speaker/instructor for the TSRP program seminar for prosecutors and law enforcement. It was an advanced lecture for prosecutors and law enforcement officers on DUI case law, enforcement, and trial tactics, Lecturer, Advanced DUI Law and Prosecution, Fla. Dept. of Transportation - TSRP Program, 2014
  • I was a speaker/instructor for the TSRP program seminar for prosecutors and law enforcement. It was an advanced lecture for prosecutors and law enforcement officers on DUI case law, enforcement, and trial tactics, Lecturer, Advanced DUI Law and Prosecution, Fla. Dept. of Transportation - TSRP Program, 2013
  • I was a speaker/instructor for the TSRP program seminar for prosecutors and law enforcement. It was an advanced lecture for prosecutors and law enforcement officers on DUI case law, enforcement, and trial tactics, Lecturer, Advanced DUI Law and Prosecution, Fla. Dept. of Transportation - TSRP Program, 2012
  • I was a speaker/instructor for the TSRP program seminar for prosecutors and law enforcement. It was an advanced lecture for prosecutors and law enforcement officers on DUI case law, enforcement, and trial tactics, Lecturer, Advanced DUI Law and Prosecution, Fla. Dept. of Transportation - TSRP Program, 2011
  • I was a speaker/instructor for the TSRP program seminar for prosecutors and law enforcement. It was an advanced lecture for prosecutors and law enforcement officers on DUI case law, enforcement, and trial tactics, Lecturer, Advanced DUI Law and Prosecution, Fla. Dept. of Transportation - TSRP Program, 2010
  • I was a speaker/instructor for the TSRP program seminar for prosecutors and law enforcement. My lecture was for Basic DUI law and enforcement education for prosecutors and officers, Lecturer, Basic DUI Prosecution, Fla. Dept. of Transportation - TSRP Program, 2014
  • I was a speaker/instructor for the TSRP program seminar for prosecutors and law enforcement. My lecture was for Basic DUI law and enforcement education for prosecutors and officers, Lecturer, Basic DUI Prosecution, Fla. Dept. of Transportation - TSRP Program, 2013
  • I was speaker/instructor for the TSRP program seminar for prosecutors and law enforcement. My lecture was for Basic DUI law and enforcement education for prosecutors and officers, Lecturer, Basic DUI Prosecution, Fla. Dept. of Transportation - TSRP Program, 2012
  • I was speaker/instructor for the TSRP program seminar for prosecutors and law enforcement. My lecture was for Basic DUI law and enforcement education for prosecutors and officers, Lecturer, Basic DUI Prosecution, Fla. Dept. of Transportation - TSRP Program, 2011

Honors/Awards

  • , Best Attorneys in Jacksonville, Expertise, 2021
  • , Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in Florida, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2021
  • , Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2021
  • Martindale-Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rating, 2020
  • , Top 100 Criminal Trial Attorneys in the Country, National Trial Lawyers, 2021
  • , Lawyers of Distinction Award, Lawyers of Distinction, 2021
  • Top 10 Best Criminal Defense Law Firms in Florida Award by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys three years in a row for 2017, 2018, and 2019
  • Leading Adviser Awards - Criminal Defense Attorney of the Year
  • , Top 100 Criminal Trial Attorneys in the Country, The National Trial Lawyers, 2020
  • , Top 23 Best Criminal Attorneys in Jacksonville, Expertise, 2020
  • , 10 Best Criminal Defense Attorney in Florida, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2020
  • , Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in Florida, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2020
  • , Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in Florida, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2020
  • , Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2020
  • , Top 10 DUI Defense Attorney in Florida, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2019
  • , 10 out of 10 Rating, Justia, 2019
  • , Elite Advocate Award, American Institute of Legal Advocates, 2019
  • , Top 100 Criminal Trial Attorneys in the Country, The National Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • , Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in Florida, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2019
  • , Top 10 Criminal Attorney for Florida, American Jurist Institute, 2019
  • , 10 Best Attorneys in Florida, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2019
  • , Top 1% for DUI Defense, Premiere Lawyers of America, 2019
  • , Top 1% for Criminal Defense, Premiere Lawyers of America, 2019
  • , Top 1% for Drug Trafficking Defense, Premiere Lawyers of America, 2019
  • , Top 1% for White Collar Crime Defense, Premiere Lawyers of America, 2019
  • , America's Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorney, Top 100 Attorneys, 2018
  • , Top 10 DUI Defense Attorney in Florida, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2018
  • , Top 100 Criminal Trial Attorneys in the Country, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • , Elite Advocate Award, American Institute of Legal Advocates, 2018
  • , Top 40 under 40 Criminal Trial Attorneys in the Country, The National Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • , Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in Florida, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2018
  • , 10 Best Attorneys in Florida, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2018
  • , Top 10 DUI Defense Attorney in Florida, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2017
  • , 10 out of 10 Rating, Avvo, 2017
  • , Top 40 under 40 Criminal Trial Attorneys in the Country, The National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • , Top 100 Criminal Trial Attorneys in the Country, The National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • , 10 Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in Florida, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2017
  • , Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney in Florida, Attorney and Practice Magazine, 2017
  • , Client's Choice Award, Avvo, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Florida Bar, 2021
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates, 2021
  • Federal Bar - Middle District of Florida, 2021
  • Premiere Lawyers of America, 2021
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates., 2021
  • Best Law Firms of America, 2021
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2021
  • National Trial Lawyers Of America, 2021
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2021
  • Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2021
  • Rotary Club of Downtown Jacksonville, 2021
  • Premiere Lawyers of America, 2020
  • Jacksonville Bar Association , 2021
  • Premiere Lawyers of America, 2019
  • Best Attorneys of America, 2020
  • Best Attorneys of America, 2019
  • Best Attorneys of America, 2018
  • Best Attorneys of America, 2017
  • Best Attorneys of America, 2016
  • Best Law Firms of America, 2019
  • Best Law Firms of America, 2020
  • Best Law Firms of America, 2018
  • Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2020
  • Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2019
  • Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2018
  • Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2017
  • Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2016
  • Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2015
  • Jacksonville Beach Bar Association, 2015
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2020
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2019
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2018
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2017
  • Rotary Club of Downtown Jacksonville, 2020
  • Rotary Club of Downtown Jacksonville, 2019
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates, 2020
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates, 2019
  • American Institute of Legal Advocates, 2018
  • National Trial Lawyers, 2020
  • National Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • National Trial Lawyers, 2018
  • National Trial Lawyers, 2017
  • American Bar Association, 2020
  • American Bar Association, 2019
  • American Bar Association, 2018
  • American Bar Association, 2017
  • American Bar Association, 2016
  • American Bar Association, 2015
  • American Bar Association, 2014
  • American Bar Association, 2013
  • American Bar Association, 2012
  • American Bar Association, 2011
  • American Bar Association, 2010
  • Florida Bar, 2020
  • Florida Bar, 2019
  • Florida Bar, 2015
  • Florida Bar, 2018
  • Florida Bar, 2017
  • Florida Bar, 2016
  • Florida Bar, 2014
  • Florida Bar, 2013
  • Florida Bar, 2012
  • Florida Bar, 2011
  • Florida Bar, 2010
  • Federal Bar - Middle District of Florida, 2020
  • Federal Bar - Middle District of Florida, 2019
  • Federal Bar - Middle District of Florida, 2018
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, 2020
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, 2019
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, 2018
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, 2017
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, 2016
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, 2015
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), 2020
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), 2019
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), 2018
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), 2017
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), 2016
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), 2015
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2020
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2019
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2018
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2017
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2016
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2015
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Office Location for D. Scott Monroe

2258 Riverside Avenue
Jacksonville, FL 32204

Phone: 904-495-7591

Fax: 904-720-2886

Last Updated: 4/21/2021

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