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Jonathan Jay Kirschner

Jonathan Jay Kirschner

Jonathan Jay Kirschner, Esq., & Associates, LLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Family Law...
  • Florida
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Summary

Been practicing Criminal law, nearly exclusively, for over 25 years. Ran the Public Defender's office in late 80's, then had 18 year partnership at Kirschner & Garland, P.A. Now in solo practice in Fort Pierce on the Indian River; Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer continually since 1994. Martindale-Hubbell AV rated. 5/5. AVVO rated 10/10. We also handle complex property distribution family law cases, as well as serious injuries. Same talented, courteous and competent staff for 17 years.

Education
Florida State Univresity
ABD | Government/ Ph.D.
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Honors: Funded Graduate Teaching Assisant.
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University of New Hampshire
J.D. (1981) | Law
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Honors: Law Review: New Hampshire Supreme Court Summer Internship, 1980.
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Florida State Univresity
B.S. | Government; Theatre; Sociology
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Honors: President, Salley Hall, 1975
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Professional Experience
Senior Attorney
Jonathan Jay Kirschner, Esq., & Associates, LLC
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Board Certified Criminal Trial practice, based in Fort Pierce on the Indian River at the Historic Old Fort Pierce Hotel. Firm rated "AV Preeminent/ 5.0 out of 5.0" by Martindale-Hubbell. Solo practitioner primarily practicing criminal law in State and Federal Courts. Assisted by Staff assistant/paralegal Juanita Dunn, Office Manager Bonnie Dunn, and with professional relationships with licensed Private Investigator Brad Perron of Investigative Support Specialist, Inc., and Dr. Robert McCarron, Internal Medicine physician located in Vero Beach.
Partner
Kirschner & Garland, P.A.
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Partner in only law firm in 19th Circuit staffed solely by Florida Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyers. Firm size ranged from two attorneys with staff of 3, to three attorneys with staff of 4. Primarily criminal practice, both State and Federal, also handling some family law and personal injury cases.
Deputy Public Defender
Office of the Public Defender, 19th Judicial Circuit
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Defended all manner of serious felony prosecutions in Martin County, Florida. Defended all Capital prosecutions throughout the four (4) County Circuit, including Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River and Okeechobee Counties. Additionally, managed and supervised staff of twenty-two (22) "line attorneys", both felony and misdemeanor divisions, throughout the 19th Circuit.
Chief Assistant Public Defender, Fort Pierce Office
Office of the Public Defender, 19th Judicial Circuit
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Defending serious felony charges, including capital prosecutions. Managed staff of seven (7) Assistant Public Defenders.
Assistant Public Defender
Office of the Public Defender, 19th Judicial Circuit
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Felony "line attorney", handling all levels of felony representations.
Publications
Articles & Publications
The Probable Cause Requirement in Custodial Detentions
New Hampshire Bar Journal
Certifications
Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law since 1994
The Florida Supreme Court
Awards
Graduate
National Criminal Defense College
Selected to participate in two (2) week, intensive criminal trial advocacy program at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia.
Professional Associations
Trial Bar, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
Attorney
- Current
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National College for DUI Defense
Member
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Activities: Member
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St. Lucie County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
member
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Activities: Member
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National College for DUI Defense
Member
- Current
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St. Lucie County Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
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Activities: Member
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Trial Bar, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Attorney
- Current
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Florida State Bar # 407577
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
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Federal District Court, Northern District of Florida Trial Bar
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Federal District Court, Southern District of Florida Trial Bar
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
    In Criminal Cases only.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, etc.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Dependent upon case.
Practice Areas
  • Criminal Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Family Law
  • Insurance Claims
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Personal Injury
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Website
Contact & Map
200 South Indian River Drive, Suite 200
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
USA
Telephone: (772) 489-8501