About Jason Cromey, Esq.

Pensacola criminal attorney Jason Cromey standing with his hands in his pocket.
About Jason Cromey, Esq.
Criminal Attorney, Cromey Law (Founder)
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Professional Experience

Since becoming a lawyer is 2005, Jason’s career has focused almost exclusively on DUI and criminal defense. He founded Cromey Law with the goal of achieving justice for each and every one of his clients in a system that is often rigged against them.

The firm specializes in all areas of criminal defense, including misdemeanors, felonies, probation violations, criminal appeals, post-conviction cases, and expungements. Jason places a heavy focus on DUI and BUI cases and is considered locally to be one of the top attorneys in that field. As a member of both the National College of DUI Defense and the DUI Defense Lawyers Association, in addition to attending countless hours of DUI education courses each year, Jason is on top of the ever-evolving world of Florida DUI defense.

For years Jason has been recognized as a Super Lawyer, an elite group comprised of only the top 5% of lawyers around the country. For more than 9 years, he has also been recognized as one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 lawyers in the State of Florida. In addition to these honors, Jason is rated as an AV Preeminent attorney by Martindale-Hubbell, who has evaluated attorneys for more than 130 years. An AV Preeminent rating is the highest rating available. It is only given to attorneys with the highest level of professional excellence for their legal expertise, communication skills, and ethical standards.

Criminal law is Jason’s passion. He has served two tenures as president of the Escambia/Santa Rosa criminal defense bar. Jason is a board member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the FACDL chapter representative for this area, and is chair of the FACDL criminal rules committee. Most recently, Jason was appointed by the President of the Florida Bar to serve on its Criminal Procedure and Rules Committee.

Cromey Law is located in the heart of downtown Pensacola, just blocks away from the Escambia County courthouse. The office serves all of Escambia, Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa counties.

Personal History


Education & Background

Jason graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 2005, passed the Florida Bar in 2005 and then the Alabama Bar in 2007. He joined the Public Defender’s Office in West Palm Beach Florida and quickly rose to the position of Felony Division Supervisor. In 2009, he moved to Pensacol, where he assumed the role of Misdemeanor Chief from the public defender’s office.

After a few years, he took an opportunity to work for Michles & Booth representing plaintiffs in personal injury cases. Loaded with experience, Jason went back to practicing criminal defense and DUI law.


Founded Cromey Law

After a ten-year career focusing almost exclusively on DUI, criminal defense, and criminal appellate work, Jason founded Cromey Law, P.A. in 2015.

Every new case presents the firm with another opportunity to apply its collective knowledge and skills to help clients through the chaos of the criminal justice system, DUIs, BUIs, the appellate process, personal injury, and his fight with insurance companies.


Recognition & Consistent Success

Jason has been recognized as a Super Lawyers Rising Star beginning in 2016 and has made the list each year since. Only 2.5% of the attorney in the nation are designated as Super Lawyers Rising Stars each year. He has also been recognized as one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers over the course of several years – in 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018. Jason's success has been consistently recognized by his peers over the years, earning him the privilege of being AV Rated Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the nation’s oldest attorney ranking program.

Over the past four years Cromey law has consistently demonstrated great success in the representation of its clients by getting cases dropped, dismissed, and resolved with lesser included offenses.

JOANNE RAUSCH, (Assistant, My Right Arm)

Criminal law paralegalBorn into a military family, Joanne lived abroad before moving to Pensacola. She attended the University of West Florida and received her bachelors degree in Education. After graduating she was given the opportunity to work in the legal field. Joanne has worked as a legal assistance for the past 13 years. Her experience includes criminal law, estate planning, probate, family law, and dependency. Joanne spends her free time with her family, her garden, and her four cats.