John P. Guidry, II
John P. Guidry II, Esquire, practices criminal defense in Orlando, and has since his admission to the Florida Bar in 1993. He graduated, with Honors, from St. Louis University School of Law in 1993 with his Juris Doctor, a Masters of Business Administration, and his Bacholor's Degree was in Accounting.
Mr. Guidry began his criminal defense career at the Orange County Public Defender's Office in 1993, under the wonderful supervision of then elect Public Defender Joseph DuRocher (in my opinion, the best public defender, ever). In 2001, Mr. Guidry left his position as a Felony Division Chief with that office to begin his private practice in downtown Orlando, right next to the Orange County Courthouse (where his office remains to this day). He has defended thousands of citizens arrested on a wide range of criminal matters, including winning trials on serious crimes that are Punishable By Life, Capital Sexual Battery, all types of felony, misdemeanor, and traffic allegations. Mr. Guidry also practices entertainment law, more specifically Music Law, though 90+ percent of his practice remains criminal defense. Somehow, criminal law and music law are more closely related than one might think (those in the music business know this to be true!). Mr. Guidry's music law practice focuses on representation of Artists, Record Labels, and Management Firms. His extensive Music Law client list includes top acts in musical genres ranging from Pop, Rap, to Rock. For over a decade, Mr. Guidry owned and operated U.M.P. Recording Studio, an Orlando recording facility he founded in 1998. In 2009, he sold U.M.P. to a record label, but retained a mastering facility until 2013, where Mr. Guidry engineered and mastered albums for artists throughout Florida.
J.D., St. Louis University, 1993
Honors: Cum Laude
M.B.A., St. Louis University, 1993
B. S., St. Louis University, 1990
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: DJ at college radio station KSLU