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 earned his Juris Doctorate from St. Louis University School of Law in 1993 with his Juris Doctor (with Honors), an MBA (Masters of Business Administration), and his Bachelor'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 used to practice entertainment law in addition to criminal law, more specifically Music Law, but these days 100% percent of his practice is 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!). 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