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Client Testimonials
  • "Don Pumphrey is a very respectable and trustworthy person" by Alejandro M.
  • "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
  • "The legal and emotional support is unsurpassed." by Braxton O., Wife of Past Client
  • "I would trust him with my case 10/10 times, A+ lawyer!" by D. Hoffman, 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
  • "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
  • "Don Pumphrey and his staff will fight unremittingly for your your rights!" by J.C., Past Client
  • "Without question, the best criminal defense attorney in Tallahassee." by J.P.M., Past Client
  • "Saved my life best lawyer ever!" by Jacob S., Past Client
  • "I highly recommend them for your legal needs." by Jane S., Past Client
  • "I was referred to Mr. Pumphrey’s law firm through a mutual friend who spoke highly of him. At no surprise, he came through for me in a huge way. He was effective and efficient. If you are in need of a top notch lawyer that gets the job done, Don Pumphrey is who you need!" by Jonathan C., Past Client
  • "You will not find a finer, more experienced criminal attorney in Tallahassee to handle mistakes made by yourself or your student." by Kim, Parent of Past Client
  • "They were there for me every step of the way and I never felt like just another case to them." by Lauren J., Past Client
  • "He worked relentlessly to achieve the best possible outcome in my circumstances. " by T.K., Past Client

Past Scholarship Winners

Past Winners

Fall 2021 Scholarship Winners

  1. 1st Place: Katrice Williams (Cleveland State University)
    1. Read Katrice Williams’ Essay (Causes of Wrongful Convictions)
  2. 2nd Place: Angela Zhong (Harvard University)
    1. Read Angela Zhong’s Essay (A Just System)
  3. 3rd Place: Natalia Capella (University of Tennessee)
    1. Read Natalia Capella’s Essay (Wrongful Convictions)

Spring 2021 Scholarship Winners

  1. Abreanna Blose (Ohio University) – Spring 2021 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Abreanna Blose’s Essay (Alternatives to Incarceration)
  2.  Cheyenne Schad (Colorado State University) – Spring 2021 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Cheyenne Schad’s Essay
  3. Ishir Vaidyanath (University of Pennsylvania) – Spring 2021 Scholarship Winner
    1. Read Ishir Vaidyanath’s Essay (The Immunity Infliction)

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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