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Tammy Jaques

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Practice Areas:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Family Law


After earning a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Central Florida, Ms. Jaques worked for four years as a Correctional Probation Officer for the Florida Department of Corrections where she supervised adult felony offenders on community based sanctions such as probation, community control, parole, and controlled release. There, she learned to manage large caseloads and deal with all aspects of the criminal justice system.

Ms. Jaques went on to attend the University of Florida in glorious Gainesville and earned her law degree in 2000. While at the University of Florida, Ms. Jaques was a certified legal intern for Gator TeamChild, a full service legal clinic handling the needs of juvenile clients in many areas including education law (school expulsions, administrative hearings, special education), juvenile delinquency and dependency, emancipation, child custody, federal civil rights claims for incarcerated children, appellate issues, and a wide variety of other civil matters.

Upon graduation from law school and while waiting to take the bar exam, Ms. Jaques moved to Volusia County, FL. She interned for the Office of the State Attorney for the 18th Judicial Circuit in Sanford, FL and handled misdemeanor cases including DUI, domestic violence, and drug possession.

For the subsequent two years, Ms. Jaques handled felony criminal appeals for the Office of the Attorney General in Daytona Beach, FL, preparing over 40 appellate briefs and participating in oral arguments before the 5th District Court of Appeal.

Desiring to enhance her experience as a trial attorney, Ms. Jaques accepted a position with the Office of the State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit. After serving the office in New Smyrna Beach in the Misdemeanor Division, Ms. Jaques was promoted to the Felony Drug Unit in Daytona Beach in 2003. There, she became well acquainted with undercover drug operations and search and seizure issues. As Ms. Jaques' reputation as a dogged yet compassionate prosecutor flourished, she was asked to take on a new task as part of the on-call Sexual Assault Response Team. There she dealt with adult and child victims of sexual battery and learned the importance of "CSI evidence" such as DNA and fiber and trace evidence. She also received extensive training in Online Crimes against Children and Child Pornography and prosecuted many of these types of cases involving computer forensic evidence. She also served as a lead prosecutor in the Career Criminal Unit, handling the most serious of crimes to include Vehicular Homicide, DUI Manslaughter, Attempted Homicides, Home Invasions, Armed Robbery, Carjacking, Kidnapping, Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering, and special victims' crimes such as Sexual Battery and Child Pornography. Her experience led to her being selected as the Division Chief and Managing Attorney for the DeLand Office, training and managing a staff of over 40 attorneys and legal assistants. 

Most recently, she was assigned to the Homicide Investigations Unit, investigating and litigating capital murder cases. 

Ms. Jaques also has experience defending criminal cases.  In addition to a private criminal defense attorney, she served as Assistant Regional Conflict Counsel for over 5 years, defending indigent clients charged with serious criminal matters.  She has trained as a Certified Family Law Mediator, a Certified Appellate Mediator, and a Qualified Parenting Coordinator while in private practice.  She has also been a frequent lecturer for nurses, prosecutors, and law enforcement agencies on areas of the law such as search and seizure, report writing, evidence, and sex crimes investigations.


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida
    • 2000
    • Honors: Gator Team Child
  • University of Central Florida
    • 1990
    • Major: Criminal Justice and Sociology

Bar Admission

  • Florida, 2000
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

Past Positions

  • Florida Department of Corrections, Correctional Probation Officer

Professional Associations

  • Volusia County Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Criminal Law, Family Law Sections of the Florida Bar, Member

Current Employment Position

  • Attorney & Founder