Gil Colón, Jr.
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 -
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