View site map or search for:  
blank gif
Back to False Arrest Law.com HOME
blank gif blank gif

JON H. GUTMACHER, ESQ.
BRIEF RESUME & FACTS SHEET

EDUCATION:

institutionlocationdates attendedyear grad.degree
Grove City CollegeGrove City, PA1963-1964n/an/a
Monmouth CollegeLong Branch, NJ1965-19661966A.A.
University of MiamiMiami, FL1967-19691969B.B.A.
New York Law SchoolNew York, NY1969-19721972J.D.
  • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award - Trial Advocacy
  • Law Review (resigned after three months to work outside job)

    GENERAL LEGAL BACKGROUND

    • Union County Prosecutor's Office (New Jersey), Chief Law Clerk, 1971-72
    • Law Office of William Gundlach (Ft. Lauderdale, FL), Associate, 1972
    • Broward State Attorney's Office, Prosecutor, 1973-78
    • Pomeroy, Betts, Weiderhold (Ft. Lauderdale), Associate - insurance defense, 1978
    • Office of S. Robert Zimmerman (Pompano Beach), Associate - marital law, 1979
    • Self employed (Jon H. Gutmacher, P.A.), 1979-present

    BAR ADMISSIONS

    • The Florida Bar, October 1972
    • United States District Court, So. District, July 1973
    • United States District Court, Middle District, January 1984
    • Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, August 1973
    • Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, October 1981
    • United State Supreme Court, October 1975

    OTHER CURRENT LOCAL BAR ORGANIZATIONS

    • Orange County Bar Association, 1996-present
    • Judicial Relations Committee, 1996-present
    • Central Florida Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 1997-present

    BAR COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS & CERTIFICATIONS

    • Appellate Rules Committee, The Florida Bar, 1974-77
    • Traffic Court Rules Committee, The Florida Bar, 1982-91
    • Vice Chairman, 1984-87
    • Chairman, 1987-89
    • Member, 1982-91
    • Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, 1995-2000

    LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPERIENCE

    • Pompano Beach Police Department, Narcotics Strike Unit, Legal Advisor, 1974-75
    • Florida Association of State Troopers, counsel for troopers in West Palm Beach area, 1990-95

    LECTURES AND PUBLICATIONS

    • Extraordinary Remedies in Criminal Cases, The Florida Bar, CLE, written materials and statewide lecture series, 1977
    • The Guts of Criminal and Non-Criminal Traffic Cases, The Florida Bar, CLE, Mid-Year Meeting of the Florida Bar, Orlando, January 1989. Course coordinator and materials and lecture on: "The Scientific Defenses to Blood and Breath Testing"
    • DUI Manslaughter, Vehicular Homicide, and Manslaughter, The Florida Bar, CLE, Mid-Year Meeting, Miami, January 1991. Written materials and lecture on Manslaughter and Vehicular Homicide.
    • ABC News (national TV), Nightline with Ted Koppel, "Mercy Killings" segment interview, April 1983
    • Publication in the 1991 Revision to the CLE DUI Manual, Manslaughter and Vehicular Homicide
    • Florida Firearms - Law, Use & Ownership (ISBN 0-9641958-2-8), author (book)
    • Police Liability - Lorman Seminars - lecture and written materials, Orlando, July 2001
    • Police Liability - Lorman Seminars - lecture and written materials, Orlando, September 2002

    OTHER SPECIALIZED TRAINING COURSES

    • Circuit Court Certified Mediator Training Course, June 2005
    • Eighth Vehicular Homicide - DWI Conference, The Traffic Institute, Northwestern University, Chicago, July 1985 (five-day seminar)
    • NRA certified firearms instructor, 1993-present

    CURRENT PRACTICE

    • One of the few attorneys who handles "plaintiff's" police liability practice in the Orlando area (extensive experience in federal section 1983 and section 1981 plaintiff's litigation, and related state court actions), 1996-present
    • Criminal and administrative cases (representing defendants in both state and federal criminal matters, as well as administrative matters relating to firearms, administrative expunctions and correction of NCIC and other database records)

    Contact addressTHE HIRING OF A LAWYER IS AN IMPORTANT DECISION THAT SHOULD NOT BE BASED SOLELY UPON ADVERTISEMENTS. BEFORE YOU DECIDE, ASK US TO SEND YOU FREE WRITTEN INFORMATION ABOUT OUR QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE.