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Jacob W Pillsbury

Jacob W Pillsbury

Founder and Managing Attorney | Guardline Law PLLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Family Law ...
  • Florida
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Jacob “Jake” Pillsbury attended the University of Florida and Stetson University College of Law. He graduated with a Juris Doctor in 2012 and immediately began serving the Tampa Bay Community handling plaintiff’s personal injury actions. A year into his career, Mr. Pillsbury transitioned into criminal defense, by joining the Public Defender's office. In each of his four years as an assistant public defender, he represented more than 200 indigent citizens of Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas County. During those years he handled thousands of criminal cases ranging from minor traffic infractions to first degree life felonies. Through more than 40 criminal defense trials and hundreds of written motions, he developed the knowledge and skills required for standing up against the criminal justice machine. During his final year in public service, Mr. Pillsbury focused on DUI defense, trying a dozen cases in that year alone. He believes that pretrial litigation and trials are equally important, and focuses on pursuing as many options for clients as possible.

After his years of public service, Mr. Pillsbury has handled a combination of criminal defense, civil defense, family law, and consumer protection cases. In August 2021, he founded Guardline Law to offer representation to clients facing criminal prosecutions, traffic hearings, divorces and other legal matters. All Guardline Law clients can reach him directly through calls, text, or email once the firm is retained.

Stetson University College of Law
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University of Florida
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Professional Experience
Founder and Managing Attorney
Guardline Law
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Litigation Associate - Civil Defense
Kubicki Draper
Civil Litigation Defense.
Associate Attorney - Criminal Defense
Denmon Pearlman
Criminal Defense and Family Law
Assistant Public Defender
Office of the Public Defender, 6th Judicial Circuit, Florida
Assistant Public Defender
Office of the Public Defender 13th Judicial Circuit, Florida
Dolman Law Group
Professional Associations
The Florida Bar  # 0098066
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
The Florida Bar
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  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Family Law
    Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Consumer Law
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Q. How would I find a criminal attorney in the Brandon area that is currently offering their services Pro Bono?
A: Most Attorneys do not offer pro bono services. However, the constitution guarantees you representation in any criminal case which could result in a jail sentence (or probation). If you cannot afford an attorney, the Judge in your case will appoint the Public Defender's office to represent you and you will have an attorney assigned to handle your case. If you have not had the Public Defender's office appointed, you can go to the Courthouse, or their office and request it.
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Guardline Law
St. Petersburg
9800 4th Street N.
Suite 200
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
Telephone: (727) 910-2565
Monday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 8 PM (Today)
Friday: 8 AM - 12 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: By Appointment Only. No Walk-ins.