R. Timothy Jansen

Tallahassee Criminal Defense Attorney

Timothy Jansen is a nationally recognized criminal defense attorney with 28 years of legal experience. With extensive experience in the representation of professional, collegiate, and high school athletes and coaches in criminal and university matters, our clients even include 2014 Heisman winner Jameis Winston. A former federal prosecutor, Mr. Jansen is well practiced in defending high-profile criminal cases and administrative related hearings. With hundreds of trials and hearings to his name, he has obtained acquittals in both state and federal courts. Mr. Jansen has also made numerous guest appearances as a legal analyst on Court TV, Geraldo, Greta van Susteren, and Nancy Grace. As a former Assistant U.S. Attorney in Tampa and Tallahassee, Mr. Jansen gained valuable experience and knowledge in defending white collar/fraud and drug cases in federal court. He received the highest independent rating AA and Martindale-Hubbell legal ranking by his peers for his outstanding legal ability and ethical standards. In addition, he has argued cases before Florida Supreme Court and 11 th Circuit County Appeals U.S. Appellate Court. With a focus on criminal defense, he opened his law firm in July 1994.

Bar Admissions

Florida Bar, 1987

U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida, 1994

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 1994, 2014

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1994

U.S. Supreme Court, 1994


University of Florida College of Law, J.D. 1986

Honors: Florida Blue Key
Honors: Phi Delta Phi

University of Florida, B.A. 1983

St. Petersburg College, A.A. 1981

Honors: Graduated with Honors

Prior Employment

Middle District of Florida, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Senior Fraud Prosecutor, Member Attorney General, Janet Reno's Health Care Task Force, 1991-1994

Northern District of Florida, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1991-1993

Northern District of Florida, Assistant U.S. Attorney, 1989-1991

Florida Department of State, Assistant General Counsel, 1987-1989

Honorable Alexander M. Haig, Jr. - Presidential Campaign - Special Assistant and Travel Aide, 1987

Legal Analyst

ESPN, Jameis Winston Conference, 2013

ESPN, Geraldo Rivera, 2013

WTXL-ABC News, Zimmerman Trial, 2013

WTXL-ABC News, Radio Commentary, OJ Simpson Trial, 1995

CBS News, Casey Anthony Trial, 2011

Greta Van Susteren, Prison Shooting, Ralph Hill, 2006

Nancy Grace, Prison Shooting, Ralph Hill, 2006

WTXL Radio, Radio Commentary, OJ Simpson Trial, 1995

Professional Memberships

Florida Bar

The Florida Bar, Criminal Law Sections

Tallahassee Bar

Classes/Seminars Taught

Lecturer, Complex Health Care Fraud Litigation, United States Department of Justice, South Carolina, 1993

Lecturer, Trial Strategies/Jury Selection, Tallahassee Legends in Trial Practice, Florida, 1996

Lecturer, Investigating and Prosecuting Insurance and Health Care Fraud, Florida Department of Insurance Fraud Seminar, Florida, 1993

Insurance Fraud Seminar, Florida, 1993