Our Practice Philosophy

Tallahassee criminal trial lawyer Joe Bodiford handles cases in state and federal courts all over Florida. Please read our practice philosophy below so that you may better understand our goals and ideals as criminal defense attorneys in Leon County. To learn more about working with Bodiford Law, P.A., please contact us at 850-222-4529 (for existing clients) and 850-583-7381 (for new clients) for a free consultation.


As defenders of the constitution and individuals' rights, we are committed to:

  • Providing excellent, aggressive legal representation;
  • Developing and maintaining close relationships with our clients; and
  • Distinguishing our attorneys in our areas of law.

Providing excellent, aggressive legal representation, measured by:

  • Our relentless and creative efforts as trial lawyers and counselors;
  • Our success in representing our clients;
  • Our ability to match the requirements of the client's case, with the best mix of attorney talent and resources;
  • Our commitment to strive for excellence; and
  • Our commitment to the highest ethical standards.

Developing and maintaining close relationships with our clients, achieved by:

  • Being directed by the lawful objectives and goals of the client, while maintaining objectivity in our professional responsibilities to the client;
  • Helping the client understand the legal system, and what lawyers and the legal system can and cannot do;
  • Maintaining the firm's commitment to serving the interests of the client, and not to any competing private or governmental interest.

Distinguishing our law firm, exhibited by:

  • Encouraging our attorneys to achieve Florida Bar Board Certification;
  • Encouraging our attorneys to become AV rated by Martindale-Hubble;
  • Responding quickly and decisively to new trends and developments in the law that will impact our clients' cases;
  • Being leaders in developing new techniques and approaches to legal problem solving and client service; and
  • Promoting high professional and ethical standards among lawyers and improvements in the structure and operation of the judicial system, in order to enhance the reputation of lawyers with the general public