R. Timothy Jansen

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Tallahassee Criminal Attorney: Tim Jansen

Timothy Jansen is a nationally recognized criminal defense attorney with 33 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. He has obtained acquittals in both state and federal courts and has hundreds of trials and hearings to his name.

Guest Appearances & Accolades

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 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

Other Attorneys at Jansen and Davis, P.A.

  • 50+ Years of Collective Experience
  • “Florida’s Best Defender” – The Odyssey Online Publication
  • The Athlete’s Go-To Attorney – The Tallahassee Democrat
  • 10,000+ Cases and 100+ Jury Trials Handled
  • AV Preeminent® Rating for Ethical Standards & Legal Skill

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