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Jansen and Davis, P.A. In the News
The attorneys at Jansen and Davis, P.A. are frequently featured in the news for their involvement in high profile stories and legal distinctions. Below, get an overview of cases we have handled and results we have secured on behalf of our clients.
An FSU professor found guilty of embezzlement has his conviction thrown out on appeal.
A federal appeals court Wednesday reversed an embezzlement conviction and ordered the acquittal of a former Florida State University professor sentenced to prison last year.
Jansen’s reference to Maddox’s leaving the dais calls back to Maddox’s testimony about an April 2013 City Commission issue. Maddox said on the stand he “doesn’t really remember,” why he left the dais, but the records show he was indeed out of the room during that vote.
Defense Attorney Tim Jansen began cross-examination asking Miller about the training he received for undercover operations.
‘Greed’ or ‘Government overreach’? Prosecution and defense make opening statements in Burnette corruption trial
Day One of the JT Burnette trial consisted of jury selection and opening statements. Jury selection began around 9:00 a.m. Monday, wrapping up at 12:45 p.m. The jury has ten women and four men. Opening statements then began at 2:00 p.m. The prosecution’s opening statement lasted about 45 minutes, with Assistant United States Attorney Stephen Kunz speaking.
Matt Gaetz said he’s focused on socialism, not scandals, as federal authorities reportedly secured the cooperation of an ex-girlfriend in its investigation into alleged sex trafficking.
Matt Gaetz’s former girlfriend has told friendsshe’s worried that the woman who is key to the federal government’s sex-crimes investigation tried to get her to incriminate the Florida lawmaker on a recorded call.
Prosecutors in the federal public corruption trial of John “J.T.” Burnette were dealt a setback after a judge ruled against their request to exclude from evidence newspaper articles later linked to an alleged bribe to kill a downtown hotel deal.
Former Florida A&M University head men’s basketball coach Clemon Johnson has reached a settlement with the university for $125,000, his lawyer Tim Jansen said.
U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle decided to push back the tentative trial date for J.T. Burnette, one of ex-City Commissioner Scott Maddox's co-defendants, until early next year.
Mark Rodin, the founder and former executive director of Seminole Productions at Florida State University, is facing charges he defrauded the university of $1.2 million.
The corruption trial of Tallahassee businessman John “J.T.” Burnette — which has already seen a number of delays since his indictment nearly a year ago — has been pushed back again, this time because of the coronavirus crisis.
Secret FBI recordings, Fallschase part of legal fight in Tallahassee public corruption probe
Federal prosecutors and attorneys for businessman John “J.T.” Burnette, one of former City Commissioner Scott Maddox’s co-defendants, are at odds over whether dozens of secret FBI recordings and other evidence can be admitted at trial.
Nine Florida football players stand accused of using stolen credit card information to buy items ranging from laptops to headphones to gummy worms. The players could potentially get much worse than the multiple felony charges each may face in the Sunshine State.
10 current and former members of the board of directors of the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence and two top executives had the opportunity to explain their actions to legislators as they attempted to avoid criminal charges stemming from allegations of financial abuse at the embattled publicly-funded agency.
A five-year legal battle between fired Florida A&M University head football coach Earl Holmes and his alma mater ended with a $400,000 settlement.
'Trials are complicated and fluid in preparation and execution,' Jansen said. 'We are fully preparing for our April 20, 2020, trial.'
Former lobbyist Adam Corey takes new tech job in Amsterdam. Corey, along with a number of other prominent business people, was named in several federal subpoenas served on City Hall as part of the corruption probe starting in 2017.
FSU officials said factors such as ticket sales, enrollment, sponsorships and even concessions contributed to the decision to part ways with head coach Willie Taggart.
Erika Helms says her family members’ lives were upended by former Deputy Zachary Wester, who is under investigation for planting drugs on drivers.
A Leon County judge set a hefty bail for fired Jackson County Sheriff's Deputy Zach Wester at his first appearance Thursday on dozens of charges connected to an investigation that accuses him of planting drugs on unsuspecting motorists.
Attorneys for John “J.T.” Burnette asked a federal judge to drop all charges against him, arguing they allege involvement with undercover FBI agents and their front company only and not other crimes allegedly carried out by his co-defendants, suspended City Commissioner Scott Maddox and his close friend Paige Carter-Smith.
Federal prosecutors and attorneys for J.T. Burnette, a businessman who was indicted last week in a long-running public corruption probe, are arguing over the production of evidence in the case, including dozens of recordings, some many hours long.
Tallahassee businessman J.T. Burnette indicted in FBI probe
Attorney Jansen, said after Burnette left the courthouse Thursday afternoon. "We're going to trial and we're going to trial June 17."
J.T. Burnette, a Tallahassee businessman, smiles as he walks out of the Federal Courthouse after he was indicted in the FBI's long-running public corruption probe Thursday, May 9, 2019.
Jansen said Burnette travels often for work — he delayed a Thursday flight to Tuscon, Arizona, to make his court appearance — and the restrictions could impact his business. The court will decide later whether he can travel to Alaska for a family vacation or Alabama for his brother’s wedding. Check out this gallery from Tallahassee Democrat!
An extraordinary string of events led to a startling confession and solved the mystery of what happened to duck hunter Mike Williams. But how did that confession come to be?
Way called it a “Christmas present” to Winchester, and said Jansen’s ability to get it was the best lawyering he’s seen in his 20-year career.
Attorney Jansen who was a classmate of Keefe's in law school comments on Keefe's latest accomplishment, "I expect he will bring a unique and fresh perspective to the office and improve the mission of the Department of Justice,"
Defense Attorney Tim Janson on How He got the Immunity Deal for His Client Brian Winchester in the Denise Williams Trial
Attorney Tim Jansen, who is representing Coach Clemon Johnson and Coach Earl Holmes who were fired from FAMU and seeking the remainder of their contracts. The cases will be heard separately.
Brian Winchester shot his best friend in cold blood, but he likely won't be punished by the criminal justice system for killing Mike Williams.
A Leon County Circuit Court judge reversed her own previous ruling on Wednesday, barring the state House from receiving the remaining documents it subpoenaed from a Visit Florida contractor who got $12.7 million to produce a cooking show with chef Emeril Lagasse.
Former Florida Gators defensive back Monty Grow, who played three years in the NFL, is facing up to 20 years in prison for a massive health care fraud scandal that included “swindling millions from a federal program that provides medical insurance for the U.S. military,”
Former Florida linebacker Monty Grow was convicted on federal fraud, kickback and money laundering charges Monday in Miami and faces up to 20 years in prison.
The TV producer of a cable cooking show pocketed $1.25 million of the $12.7 million he received from Visit Florida, and the show’s host, chef Emeril Lagasse, received $4 million, Tallahassee lawyer Tim Jansen said.
A Tallahassee auctioneer has been fined $12,000, or $2,000 for each misdemeanor count of illegally exporting elephant ivory he pleaded guilty to in federal court last month. Attorney Jansen represented Mason and was pleased with the outcome of the case.
A judge in the U.S. District Court in Tallahassee denied a preliminary injunction to TV executive C. Patrick (Pat) Roberts on Friday, reaffirming the Florida House's powers to enforce the subpoenas it issued last week as part of its investigation into Visit Florida's tourism contracts.
Attorney Jansen argued that “Only in their response to our lawsuit for an injunction did they finally concede that they will give meaningful opportunity to be heard on these subpoenas." Jansen and co-counsel Adam Komisar argued that Roberts was in imminent danger of being arrested and having his civil rights violated after House Speaker Richard Corcoran threatened to fine Roberts up to $1,000 a day and put him in jail if he didn’t turn over the records.
The House demanded last week that producer Pat Roberts and his company turn over records by Tuesday or risk hefty fines and even jail. Instead of complying, Roberts filed a lawsuit in federal court that contends his constitutional rights are being violated by the Republican- controlled House.
Attorney Jansen pointed to statements made that day by both Winchester and Denise Williams that he did not intend to hurt her. Brian Winchester will spend 20 years in state prison for kidnapping his estranged wife at gunpoint last year.
Attorney Jansen comments on working out a solultion rather than an indictment plea to misdeneanors. Jansen defended Mason as the U.S. Attorney's Office charged Mason with six counts of violating the Endangered Species Act by exporting carved ivory products overseas between June 2012 and November 2013.
Attorney Jensen comments on a recent issue with fraud-swindle and fraud-impersonation; nine players from the Florida Gators have been charged after having used stolen credit card information for personal use and charging multiple large purchases to the card.
As part of the announcement of its $2+MM fine against Penn State, the U.S. Department of Education released hundreds of pages documenting the many ways Penn State manipulated its crime stats. Penn State has a list of the top defense lawyers tied to their athletic department – and Timothy Jansen is on that list.
Attorney Tim Jansen defends former Florida Gators quarterback and ex-Edgewater High School coach Chris Leak. The defendant was accused of sexual misconduct by a 16-year-old girl, but she and her guardian decided not to press charges.
Tim Jansen Featured in 850 Business Magazine Article
The feature, with the heading "On Top of His Game," talks about Attorney Jansen's extensive experience defending NFL players. He is a huge Florida Gators fan and is known for his defense of Jameis Winston, among others. The feature also touches on Jansen's social and community involvements.
Read Attorney R. Timothy Jansen's published article in the Florida Bar Journal.
Attorney Timothy Jansen was interviewed by Tallahassee Democrat regarding the Miranda Ruling of 1966 and how it benefited the Clark MacKendrick case (MacKendrick was his client), as well as every criminally accused individual since the ruling.
In a Campus Rush article, Attorney Timothy Jansen explains the process that occurs between the time a football player is arrested and the conclusion of his case.
The Tallahassee Democrat details the latest news of the murder charges one man faces- published June 16, 2015.
Author Jennifer Portman of The Tallahassee Democrat details Attorney Tim Jansen in her feature The Athlete's Go-To Attorney published December 16, 2013.
Florida's Best Defender
Brooke Eubanks of The Odyssey online publication wrote Florida's Best Defender, a feature story about Attorney Tim Jansen published in January 2014.
Jameis Winston Case
Sean Rossman of The Tallahassee Democrat wrote Winston Not at University Disciplinary Hearing. Attorney Tim Jansen represented Florida State star quarterback Jameis Winston in his sexual battery case.
The Tallahassee Democrat reported that Jansen's client, collegiate baseball and football star Jameis Winston, was returning to FSU's baseball team after fulfilling his community service.
Rachel Axon of USA Today contributed to a story featured in The Tallahassee Democrat on Jameis Winston, Jansen's client who faced sexual battery and other more minor allegations.
In this Tallahassee Democrat article, reporter Sean Rossman reports on Jameis Winston's petty theft citation and resulting suspension.
Karlos Williams Case
Tallahassee Police Department ends the investigation without filing any charges against FSU player Karlos Williams.
Tallahassee Democrat reports on the status of Florida State University's running back, Karlos Williams. Williams' attorney, Tim Jansen, urges TPD to drop the investigation.
Sean Rossman reports on allegations accusing Karlos Williams of involvement in a drug deal robbery. Attorney Tim Jansen states that Williams is at most a witness.
Jesus 'Bobo' Wilson Case
Jesus Wilson, originally charged with a felony, pleaded out to misdemeanor charges of petty theft and criminal mischief.
The father of the student whose scooter was stolen by Bobo Wilson claims TPD and FSU police department did not pressure him or his son to not press charges against Wilson. Jesus Wilson was represented by Attorney Tim Jansen.
Woody Hildebrandt Case
Lively's principal, Woody Hildebrandt, filed whistleblower status earlier this year. Hildebrandt's wife and son have given sworn statements that accusations of wrongdoing against him by two school employees are false.
Allegations of a variety of misdeeds have been reported by Woody Hildebrandt's brother-in-law, Keith Moore. Tim Jansen is Hildebrandt's defense attorney.
Rocky Hanna Case
Tim Jansen represented Leon County school administrator Rocky Hannah. In this article, The Tallahassee Democrat reports on Hanna's designation as a whistleblower.
Tim Jansen represents Rocky Hanna against allegations that he was involved in misappropriating school construction project funds.
David Russell Courson Case
Attorney Tim Jansen represented David Russell Courson against his allegations of having sex with a minor. When this article was written, Courson was being held without bail.
The Tallahassee Democrat reports on Cara Courson, the wife of David Courson who has been implicated in the death of their six-year-old daughter. Attorney Tim Jansen is representing Courson against his charges.
The Tallahassee Democrat reported that David Courson, a man facing one count of aggravated manslaughter, now faces a new solicitation of a minor charge. Attorney Tim Jansen is representing Courson.
Logan Murphy Case
Logan Murphy, represented by attorney Tim Jansen, pleads no contest to a charge of manslaughter resulting in the death of a Lincoln high school student.
A.J. Graham Case
AJ Graham is Released
Tim Jansen represented former Godby High football star A.J. Graham in his armed robbery case. This Tallahassee Democrat article details how Graham was released on $26k bail.
Veltkamp and Conti Underage Drinking Case
Attorney Tim Jansen represented Douglas Veltkamp, a saloon employee implicated in the death of an FSU student. Veltkamp was arrested on second degree misdemeanor charges at the prison.
Attorney: State Took Aim at Bar Unfairly
Attorney Tim Jansen expresses his outrage at the overzealousness of police who charged saloon employees with contributing to a delinquency of a minor.
Case Dropped Against Employees of Local Bar
The case against Florida saloon employees Veltkamp and Conti was dropped, reports The Tallahassee Democrat. Attorney Tim Jansen represented the two in this case.
Coach Mike Gillespie Sr. Case
Attorney Tim Jansen represented FAMU coach Mike Gillespie who ended up getting probation after pleading no contest to his stalking charge.
FAMU coach Mike Gillespie is facing stalking charges. Attorney Tim Jansen is his defense attorney. This article discusses how there was no indication at the time that Gillespie would be fired.
FAMU's Gillespie Arrested
The Tallahassee Democrat featured a story on FAMU basketball coach Mike Gillespie who is facing stalking charges and has retained Attorney Tim Jansen for his defense.
Lawyer: Gillespie Blindsided
Three months after his arrest, FAMU basketball coach Mike Gillespie Sr. was let go. Attorney Tim Jansen represented Gillespie against his stalking allegations.
Mike Gillespie, FAMU basketball coach, was facing stalking and harassment allegations. Attorney Tim Jansen represented Gillespie.
Lombardi FAMU Bombing Case
Tim Jansen is representing Lawrence Lombardi who is accused of bombing Florida A&M University. This article recounts opening day of his trial.
Lombardi Bomb Trial Continues
The Tallahassee Democrat reports on another hearing in the Lombardi bombing case. Attorney Tim Jansen was the defense attorney in this case.
Lombardi FAMU Bombing
Another episode in the Lombardi bombing trial saga. Learn more about Attorney Tim Jansen's defense tactics in this case.
Lombardi Speaks Out, Denies Guilt
Attorney Tim Jansen's client, Lawrence Lombardi, speaks out and denies making and detonating the bomb that went off at Florida A&M University.
Lombardi Bomb Accusations
Lawrence Lombardi, an ex-Marine, was accused of racially-motivated bombings at FAMU. Attorney Tim Jansen represented Lombardi against these allegations.
2 Bombs, 1 Life Term
The jury convicts Lombardi of twice bombing FAMU. He was sentenced to life in federal prison and another 30-year term.
Corey Fuller Case
Feature story of NFL Star Corey Fuller, who was facing illegal betting charges. Fuller was represented by Attorney Tim Jansen.
Corey Fuller, Baltimore Ravens defensive back, was acquitted of his gambling charges by a Florida jury. Fuller was represented by Attorney Tim Jansen.
Montrail Cook Case
Three Convicted on Lesser Charges in Beating
Attorney Tim Jansen represented Montrail Cook against his attempted murder charges after the beating and robbing of a Leon County man, resulting in a lesser charge of attempted voluntary manslughter.
Trial Could Go to Jury Today
Attorney Tim Jansen represented Montrail Cook against his attempted murder charges after the beating and robbing of a Leon County man.
Other Cases Handled
Woman Says She Blew the Whistle, Was Fired
Attorney Tim Jansen represents Brian J. Hennessy against his felony cocaine possession with intent to sell charge.
Surgeon Pleads No Contest
Tallahassee Attorney Tim Jansen represented a surgeon who pleaded no contest to charges of resisting arrest and leaving the scene of an accident.
Host Pleads in DUI Death
Tim Jansen stood by his client saying he never should have been charged. Bryan Norman Klein pleaded no contest to providing alcohol to minors. Initially, he was facing a manslaughter charge.
The Tallahassee Democrat reports on two former Florida A&M University officials who were accused of theft. Attorney Tim Jansen represented one of the officials.
Dan Winchester, former commissioner for Leon County, will stand trial for domestic violence. Attorney Tim Jansen will represent him.
No Charges for Former Havana Teacher in Case Involving Student
The state attorney's office announced that they would not be filing formal charges against the former Havana Middle School teacher accused of inappropriate behavior with a student. The teacher was represented by Attorney Tim Jansen.
Family, Lawyer Shocked by Federal Officer's Death
Attorney Tim Jansen represented federal corrections officer Ralph Hill. Hill faced charges of illegally shooting a federal agent.
Man Jailed on Drug Charges
The Tallahassee Democrat reported on recent arrests in the Tallahassee area, including three men arrested on drug charges.
Notable Artist Held in County Jail
Attorney Tim Jansen represented artist J.S.G. Boggs against allegations that Boggs possessed methamphetamines and paraphernalia as well as carrying a concealed weapon.
Feds Indict Suspect in Bombings at FAMU
Federal prosecutors indicted Lawrence Lombardi as a suspect in the bombings at FAMU. Lombardi is represented by Attorney Tim Jansen.