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Jeff Council Paulk

Jeff Council Paulk

also known as Jeff Paulk

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI

About Me

  • Raised in Ruskin, Florida

  • Son of retired Air Force Major General and Former Hillsborough County Commissioner John R. Paulk

  • Graduated from Stetson University 1995

  • Graduated with Juris Doctorate degree from Stetson College of Law, with honors 1998

  • Certified legal intern with the Hillsborough County State Attorney's Office

  • Admitted to the Florida Bar 1998

  • Supervising attorney handling DUI, traffic and misdemeanor cases

  • Graduated from Florida Prosecuting Attorney's DUI school & Advanced DUI School

  • Felony Prosecutor 13th Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County

  • Served as State Attorney's Office liaison to Law Enforcement

  • Admitted to the Federal Bar 2001

  • Founding Partner of Thomas & Paulk, P.A. 2001-present

  • Handled in excess of 4,500 criminal cases, 150 non-jury trials and over 35 jury trials.
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    Practice Areas

    Licensed since 1998

    1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    2. Criminal Defense: 50%
      17 years, 4.5 thousand cases



    Free Consultation (60 minutes)

    Payment Types:

    Cash, Check, Credit Card

    Attorney Endorsements

    17 total 

    • Ryan Benjamin Cappy

      I endorse this lawyer. Jeff know criminal law inside and out. I have known him for many years.


      Ryan Cappy Car Accidents Attorney
      Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

    • Vitalia Diaz Shafer

      I endorse this lawyer.


      Vitalia Shafer Immigration Attorney
      Relationship: Worked together on matter

    Contact Info

    Thomas & Paulk, P.A.

    217 N. Howard Ave
    Suite 100
    Tampa, FL, 33606-1519



    FLMember in Good Standing199808/12/2015

    Professional Misconduct

    We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

    Avvo Contributions

    Legal Answers


    Award NameGrantorDate Granted
    GraduateFlorida Prosecuting Attorney's DUI schoolN/A
    GraduateFlorida Advanced Prosecuting Attorney's DUI SchoolN/A

    Work Experience

    TitleCompany NameDuration
    PartnerThomas & Paulk, P.A.2001 - Present
    Assistant State AttorneyHillsborough County State Attorney's Office1998 - 2001


    Association NamePosition NameDuration
    Florida BarN/A1998 - Present

    Legal Cases

    Case NameOutcome
    Battery Domestic ViolenceCase not filed by State Attorney

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    Publication NameTitleDate
    Thomas & PaulkTampa Criminal Defense BlogN/A


    School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
    Stetson University College of LawLawJuris Doctorate1998
    Stetson UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1995

    Speaking Engagements

    Conference NameTitleDate
    Georgia Aviation Hall of FameHistory and Career of Maj. Gen. John R. Paulk, U.S.A.F.2010