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Gil Colón, Jr.

Gil Colón, Jr. Attorney Colon

After practicing law for several years with both the State Attorney's Office and the Office of Public Defender, Gil Colón, Jr. founded the firm in 1992. Ten years later, the firm expanded to three locations throughout Polk County. We now have 3 offices to better serve our clientele. Gil is an accomplished trial lawyer representing those innocently charged with a crime as well as those who need the most aggressive assistance when they've made a mistake. Gil has been involved in over 250 trials in multiple venues and courts, both on the Federal and State levels. He is an experienced litigator who has handled jury trials throughout central Florida including of death penalty, drug trafficking, and major sex offense cases.

Gil graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and earned his law degree from Rutgers College of Law. Gil is a former First Lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve, Armor Division. Born in New Jersey and raised in Puerto Rico, Gil is fluent in both Spanish and English.

Gil's professional affiliations include the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Lakeland Bar Association, National Association of Criminal Lawyers, Polk County Trial Lawyers Association, Polk County Criminal Defense Lawyers, Polk County Lawyers Association, the Florida Bar Lawyers Referral Service, and the Puerto Rican Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Polk County.


Gil and his wife Felicia have three children and live in Lakeland, Florida where they attend Highland Park Church of the Nazarene. He enjoys golf, swimming and spending time with family. Learn more about Gil on a video and article from The Ledger: Video - Three Questions with Gil Colón. Article - 'Perry Mason' Inspired Lawyer To Be One of 'The Defenders'

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Colón & McNelis, PA
Colón & McNelis, PA
Criminal Defense Attorney in Polk County
Located at: 325 East Davidson Street,
Bartow, FL 33830
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Phone: 863.734.8341

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