Serving the community with legal expertise in family and criminal matters for over 35 years.
J. Peyton Lea, III is Of Counsel with the Pates Law Group, bringing 35 years of experience in Family, Juvenile and Criminal Defense Law to this dynamic group of attorneys.
Peyton graduated from South Texas College of Law in 1977 and was admitted to the State bar of Texas as well as The Florida Bar. He was an Adjunct Professor in Criminology at Seminole College, where he lectured on Criminal and Constitutional Law. After being with the State Attorney's Office, he went into private practice representing clients throughout Central Florida focusing on Family and Criminal Law. Peyton successfully assisted clients through tough legal issues at the Trial and Appellate level and worked diligently to insure that the outcome offered hope and new beginnings for many lives.
As a Christian attorney, Peyton has enjoyed a reputation of integrity and trust among his peers, his clients and the judiciary. He brings his vast knowledge and expertise to the Pates Law Group.