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R. Timothy Jansen

Partner, Former State Licensed Sports Agent, Former NFLPA Certified Contract Advisor (NFL Agent), Former Federal Prosecutor
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Meet attorney jansen

AV PreeminentTimothy Jansen is a nationally recognized criminal defense attorney with 33 years of legal experience. He is a Former Federal Prosecutor that specialized in White Collar and Health Care Fraud prosecutions. Mr. Jansen has defended several complex White Collar cases resulting in acquittals for his clients in federal court. He also defends Healthcare fraud cases in both state and federal courts. 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. Mr. Jansen recently appeared in the Discovery ID mini-series Joe Exoctic: Tigers, Lies, and Cover-Up, and was also featured in Pulitzer Prize winner Mike McIntire's book Champions Way: Football, Florida, and the Lost Souls of College Sports. 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, Martindale-Hubbell legal Attorney Tim Jansen Super Lawyersranking by his peers for his outstanding legal ability and ethical standards, and was selected to to Super Lawyers for 2021. Super Lawyers is an exclusive list of top-rated attorneys in specific practice areas who were chosen after thorough evaluation of numerous criteria. In addition, he has argued cases before Florida Supreme Court and 11th Circuit of Appeals, U.S. Appellate Court in Atlanta. With a focus on criminal defense, he opened his firm in July 1994.

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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

Education Honors

  • Florida Blue Key
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • 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
  • J.D. University of Florida College of Law - Graduate School 1986
  • B.A. University of Florida - University 1983
  • A.A. St. Petersburg College - College 1981


Read Some of Our Client Reviews
    When you need the best!

    “I cannot imagine anyone anticipates needing a defense attorney; as a law-abiding citizen, I know I did not. I awoke one morning unexpectedly being falsely accused of one of the most horrific crimes ...”

    - Former Client
    Outstanding Job.

    “Timothy Jansen is the best Lawyer in Tallahassee by far. He and his team will be hands-on throughout the whole process and make you feel like family at the same time. I am forever grateful for the ...”

    - Former Client
    The Best Around.

    “I highly recommend Tim Jansen for anyone needing a good criminal defense lawyer. He answered all questions and provided solid advice. He really knows his field. Best around.”

    - Former Client
    Smart and tough!

    “Mr. Jansen was one of the best attorneys I have ever hired. His experience on both sides of the courtroom made him a strong adviser and counselor for my issue. His staff was quick to get things done, ...”

    - Former Client
    This is a firm you can trust with your life.

    “Jansen & Davis Law firm is the best law firm you can ever go to. Had an amazing experience and built a relationship with the lawyers as if they were family! This is a firm you can trust with your ...”

    - Jordan

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