Joaquin Mendez graduated with Honors from Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an Editor of the Law Review.
Since 1991, Joaquin has specialized in federal criminal defense. He has appeared in federal court in over 300 cases. He has tried over 75 federal criminal jury trials, and has handled over 50 appeals before the United States Courts of Appeals. He also has considerable experience in the Florida criminal justice system.
Over the years, Joaquin has received several professional awards and recognitions, and has given numerous lectures and presentations on the subject of criminal defense to lawyers and law students.