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Wayne F Jentis

Wayne F Jentis

also known as Wayne Jentis

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family, Bankruptcy & Debt, Criminal Defense, Estate Planning

About Me

A multiple jurisdictional attorney regularly practicing in Florida, New Jersey and New York with a unique ability and willingness to handle overlapping multi-state legal needs.  Emphasis is placed on helping clients navigate the legal world as simply as possible in order to achieve and protect all their rights while protecting client emotional and finanical well-being.  Summarizing slogan: "Compassionate When It Matters, Agressive When It Counts."  Personal interests include Road Cycling, Running, and Travel / Fine Dining.

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Languages Spoken: English, Italian

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Divorce & Separation: 46%
    16 years, 700 cases
  2. Family: 22%
    16 years, 800 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 11%
    16 years, 550 cases
  4. Bankruptcy & Debt: 11%
    15 years, 550 cases
  5. Estate Planning: 10%
    15 years, 450 cases

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($225-250/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Brad Michael Micklin

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Jentis for more than 10 years and can say without a doubt that I, unequivocally, recommend him and his firm. Mr. Jentis is an experienced attorney, an ethical practitioner and a zealous advocate for his clients. You can't do better.

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    Brad Micklin Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Wayne. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

EAST COAST LAW, P.A., Primary Office of WAYNE F. JENTIS, ESQ.

1900 S Harbor City Blvd
Suite 315
Melbourne, FL, 32901-4762

Wayne F. Jentis, East Coast Law, P.A., Princeton NJ Satellite Office

475 Wall Street
Princeton, NJ, 08540

Wayne F. Jentis, East Coast Law, PA New York, NY Satellite Office

130 Malcolm X Blvd.
Suite 1107
New York, NY, 11026

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Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing201005/07/2015
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 200103/13/2015
NJActive200005/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Most Valuable Contribution to the Family Law ClinicSeton Hall Center For Social Justice2000
Pro Bono Service AwardSeton Hall Center for Social Justice2000
Pro Bono Service AwardSeton Hall Center for Social Justice1999

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentWayne Jentis, East Coast Law, P.A.2010 - Present
PrincipalWayne F. Jentis, Esq. Counsellors At Law, LLC2002 - Present
Family Law AttorneyBrad Micklin Esq. LLC2002 - 2003
Family Law AttorneyDiamond and Diamond2001 - 2002
Law Clerk to Juvenile Criminal Court Judge NodenSuperior Court of New Jersey2000 - 2001
Law Clerk to Presiding Family Judge ForresterSuperior Court of New Jersey2000 - 2001
Pupil, Graduate, AssociateFamily Law American Inn of Court2000 - 2002
Legal AssistantOffice of the District Counsel, Internal Revenue Service1999 - 2000
Assistant AttorneySeton Hall Center for Social Justice1999 - 2000
Legal Research AssistantLaw Professor and Author Tracy A Kaye1998 - 2000

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaAdmitted to Practice2013 - Present
State of Florida BarLicensed Member2010 - Present
Brevard County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
State of New York BarLicensed Member2001 - Present
Family Law American Inn of CourtMember2000 - Present
State of New Jersey BarAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present
Mercer County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationLicensed Member2000 - Present
United States District Court for the District of New JerseyAdmitted to Practice2000 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Strong Defense defeats InjunctionInjunction dismissed

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
TAX DISCRIMINATION: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF U.S. AND EU APPROACHES By TRACY A. KAYE*Research Assistant to Author - 7 FLA. TAX REV. 47 (2005).2005

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Seton Hall University School of LawWayne JentisDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor2000
Oxford University, New School, Oxford EnglandHuman Rights LawGraduate1999
Universita degli Studi in Parma, Milan, Florence and Nervi, ItalyAmerican and European legal perspectivesGraduate1998
Rutgers, The State University of New JerseyPolitical Science, Pre-lawBA - Bachelor of Arts1984