Over 100 Not Guilty Verdicts At Trial | Over 2,000 Dismissals

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Client Testimonials
  • "We are very fortunate to have hired such a wonderful team!!" by A.K., Past Client
  • "I trust this law firm so much that I refer them friends and family. They are always there for you with advice and guidance." by A.S., Past Client
  • "Mr. Pumphrey and his staff are true experts at interpretation of the law and worked hard to protect my rights." by Anonymous (Google Review 3), Past Client
  • "I would recommend him to anyone wanting a trustworthy, diligent, aggressive attorney that knows how to navigate the legal system and get the best possible outcome." by B.J., Past Client
  • "If you have a fight on your hands, you want Don Pumphrey in your corner." by D. Williams, Past Client
  • "Today, my relative is no longer in the system, having to report on a weekly basis, graduated college & gone on with his carer, having avoided prison - Thanks to Don Pumphrey JR." by Donna J., Relative of Past Client
  • "Mr. Pumphrey took one look at my case and had all of the charges dismissed" by Evie, Past Client
  • "I have never felt so taken care of from an attorney. " by J. Burke, Past Client
  • "When the quality of rest of your life is at stake go with Don trust me he has literally saved my life more then once" by J. Smith, Past Client
  • " I am very grateful for their help and would recommend contacting them for your legal troubles" by L.C., Past Client
  • ""He's one of the best lawyers in town. He's very nice and personable."" by Lashan, Former Client
  • "Don can minimize your momentary lapse in judgement!" by Laura B., Past Client
  • "I am profoundly grateful to you Don" by Lee N. Scheele Jr., Peer
  • "His passion for justice is second only to his unwavering commitment to his clients." by Michael M., Past Client
  • "Look no further and trust you child's case to Don Pumphrey. Please don't allow your child to settle for less. Kids will grow and learn but a bad legal decision will impact your child forever." by Rosanna O., Former Client

Past Scholarship Winners

Past Winners

Fall 2020

  1. Terry L. Payer (Arizona State University) – Fall 2020 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Terry Payer’s Essay (Should Driving Under the Influence be Considered a Felony?)
  2. Annalise Giordano (University of South Florida) – Fall 2020 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Annalise Giordano’s Essay (The Effects of COVID-19 on the Justice System)
  3. Greta Geiser (Jacksonville University) – Fall 2020 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Greta Geiser’s Essay (Who is paying the price?)

Summer 2020

  1. Jonathan Wilkins (incoming College of William & Mary freshman) – Summer 2020 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Jonathan Wilkins’ Essay (Should defendants of University Title IX accusations be entitled to a more-fair process with the University? How can stories like this lead to Universities handling accusations of Sexual Assault differently?
  2. Lora Haas (University of Georgia) – Summer 2020 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Lora Hass’ Essay (Should defendants of University Title IX accusations be entitled to a more-fair process with the University?)
  3. Emily Drobes (St. Petersburg College) – Summer 2020 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Emily Drobes’ Essay (Can the Government legally seize or take your firearms?)

Spring 2020

  1. Jonathan Charles (University of Florida) – Spring 2020 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Jonathan Charles’ Essay (What is a False Accusation and how can a False Allegation impact the life of the accused?)
  2. Lindsey Smith (University of Georgia) – Spring 2020 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Lindsey Smith’s Essay (What is a False Accusation and How Can a False Accusation Impact the Life of the Accused?)
  3. Kristina Brennan (Florida State University) – Spring 2020 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Kristina Brennan’s Essay (What is a False Accusation and how can a False Allegation impact the life of the accused?)

Fall 2019

  1. Grace Wicks (Mount Vernon Nazarene University) – Fall 2019 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Grace Wick’s Essay (Modern Pop Culture and it’s Psychological Influences on College Culture’s Drug and Alcohol Use)
  2. Albert Zhu (Brown University) – Fall 2019 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Albert Zhu’s Essay (The Risks of Social Media)
  3. Rebecca Gutierrez (University California Irvine) – Fall 2019 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Rebecca Gutierrez’s Essay (Influence of Pop Culture on College Drinking)

Summer 2019

  1. Aimee Clesi (University of Florida) – Summer 2019 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Aimee Clesi’s Essay (The Need for a Good Defense Lawyer)
    2. Read Aimee’s Thank You letter to Pumphrey Law
  2. Emily Merrill – Summer 2019 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Emily Merrill’s Essay (The Changing Landscape of Title IX Law)
  3. Matthew Helton (University of Washington) – Summer 2019 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Matthew Helton’s Essay (College Binge Drinking)

Fall 2018

  1. Evan Mizerak (Brown University) – Fall 2018 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Evan Mizerak’s Essay (Hazing)
    2. Opioid Epidemic Essay (Courtesy Submission)
    3. Binge Drinking Essay (Courtesy Submission)
  2.  Lauren Hemstreet (Florida State University) – Fall 2018 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Lauren Hemstreet’s Essay
  3. Edward Lavant (Florida State University) – Fall 2018 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Edward Lavant’s Essay

Fall 2017

1.) Madelyn Pendarvis (Florida State University) – Fall 2017 Award Winner

Pumphrey Law 2017 Fall Scholarship Winner Madelyn Pendarvis

Read Madelyn’s Winning Essay

2.) Michelle Bizet (University of Florida): 2017 Fall Scholarship Award Winner

Michelle Bizet 2017 Fall Pumphrey Law Scholarship Award Winner

Read Michelle’s Winning Essay and her Essay Thanking Pumphrey Law!

3.) Yuilyn A. Chang (Florida International University) – 2017 Fall Scholarship Award Winner

Read Yuilyn’s Winning Essay

Fall 2016

Lauren Sumners: Fall 2016 Scholarship Winner

Lauren Sumners (Florida State University): 2016 Fall Scholarship Award Winner

Read Lauren’s Winning Essay


Terms and Conditions

Only completed applications will be considered. The winner is chosen based on the sole discretion of Pumphrey Law. By applying for the scholarship, applicants agree to the terms and conditions of Pumphrey Law and the Pumphrey Law Scholarship.

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