The attorneys at Jansen & 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.
Attorney R. Timothy Jansen on Good Morning America
Attorney Tim Jansen offers insight on a high-profile case involving Sherri Papini’s 2016 kidnapping hoax.
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.
The Tallahassee Democrat reports on Cara Courson, the wife of David Courson who has been implicated in the death of their 6-year-old daughter. Attorney Tim Jansen is representing Courson against his charges.
An ex-girlfriend of Rep. Matt Gaetz, who is seen as a key witness in the investigation into alleged sex trafficking by the Florida Republican, testified on Wednesday before a grand jury investigating the congressman.
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.
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’s former girlfriend has told friends she’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.
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.
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.
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.”
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!
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,”
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,”
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 solution rather than an indictment plea to misdemeanors. 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.
Felony Charges Widen the Scope and Increase the Stakes of Florida’s Fraud Case
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.
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.
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.