Jennifer Hanson Copus

Jennifer Hanson Copus

Copus & Copus, P.A.
  • Real Estate Law, Business Law, Collections...
  • Florida
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Jennifer H. Copus originally hails from Arab, Alabama, but has called the Emerald Coast home since moving to Fort Walton Beach, Florida in 2000 upon graduating from law school. Jennifer began her legal career as a criminal defense attorney with the Office of the Public Defender in Shalimar, Florida and later worked as a prosecutor with the Office of the State Attorney in Okaloosa and Walton Counties.

Jennifer now focuses on serving clients in the areas of corporate and business litigation, commercial litigation, condominium law and litigation, real property litigation, landlord/tenant law, foreclosure litigation, employment law and personal injury. As a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, Jennifer also assists individuals, corporations and organizations facilitate and negotiate resolutions to their disputes. Please visit the Mediation Center for more information on Jennifer’s mediation services. In February 2018, Jennifer also received qualification from the Florida Supreme Court to serve as an arbitrator.

Jennifer and her team understand that the foundation to providing quality, effective advice and representation is building a strong personal relationship with clients. They are committed to ensuring each client and each case receive the personal time and attention it deserves. Please call or email Jennifer today to discuss your case.

Loyola University New Orleans
J.D. (2000) | Law
Honors: Moot Court honors; Poverty Law Clinic honors
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
B.A. (1997) | Psychology; English Literature
Honors: Recipient of 5 scholarships for academic excellence
Professional Experience
Managing Partner
Copus & Copus, P.A.
- Current
Senior Associate Attorney
Chesser & Barr, P.A.
Associate Attorney
Dowd Law Firm, P.A.
Assistant State Attorney
Office of the State Attorney
Assistant Public Defender
Office of the Public Defender
Speaking Engagements
Current Issues in Landlord/Tenant Law, Hurlburt Field
United States Air Force
Unaccompanied Minors & Special Juvenile Immigrant Status, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Okaloosa Democratic Womens Club
Circuit Civil Mediator
Florida Supreme Court
Florida Supreme Court
Named "One to Watch"
Emerald Coast Magazine
Professional Associations
Florida State Bar # 470988
- Current
Okaloosa-Walton Bar Association
First Judicial Circuit Bench & Bar Professionalism Committee
Mentor Pool Committee
Okaloosa-Walotn Bar Association
Florida Bar First Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee
Okaloosa-Walton Bar Association
Florida Bar First Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee
Committee Member
Okaloosa-Walotn Bar Association
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Federal Circuit
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    My firm accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card.
  • Contingent Fees
    My firm does accept contingency fees on certain, limited matters.
Practice Areas
  • Real Estate Law
  • Business Law
  • Collections
  • Construction Law
  • Probate
  • Estate Planning
  • Employment Law
  • Foreclosure Defense
  • Landlord Tenant
  • Municipal Law
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Copus & Copus, P.A.
1184 Eglin Parkway
Shalimar, FL 32579
Telephone: (850) 609-1433
Fax: (850) 609-1503