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Jeffrey Alan Rapkin

Jeffrey Alan Rapkin

Practice areas:

Divorce & Separation, Family, Criminal Defense

About Me

I have been practicing law since 1996. The most important thing to look for in an attorney is his or her ability to listen. All to often I hear the most vital information from my clients after listening to them for an extended period of time, and it is often the last things they tell me which are most important to assisting them with their legal troubles. Counseling a client, guiding him or her through what might be the most difficult time in a person's life is perhaps the most important aspect of an attorney's job. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1996

  1. Divorce & Separation: 65%
    19 years
  2. Family: 25%
    19 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%
    19 years



Free Consultation (120 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Scott Berger Weinberg

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Scott Weinberg Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael Maz Raheb

    I endorse this lawyer. He is extremely caring and passionate about his clients.


    Michael Raheb Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Po Box 510727
Punta Gorda, FL, 339510727

18245 Paulson Drive
Port Charlotte, FL, 33954




FLMember in Good Standing199608/12/2015

Professional Misconduct

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

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Parent Education and Stabilization Training AuthorizationDepartment of Children and Families2011

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
On call Mediator: Family and Circuit Civil20th Judicial Circuit2008 - Present
Facilitator/AssessorEMHC, Inc, and SPARCC, Inc.2005 - 2011
Felony Assistant Public DefenderPublic Defender's Office: 20th Judicial Circuit2004 - 2004
AttorneyLaw Office of Jeffrey A. Rapkin, Esq.2004 - Present
AttorneyLaw Office of Jeffrey A. Rapkin, Esq.1999 - 2004
Assistant Public DefenderPublic Defender's Office: 12th Circuit1996 - 1999
Corrections OfficerSarasota Sheriff's Office1992 - 1992


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Florida Coalition against Domestic ViolenceContract Attorney2005 - 2010

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Injunction Cases through coalitionVarious

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Publication NameTitleDate
Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies of Charlotte County, Inc.Victim's Guide to Injunctions in Charlotte County2008
Center for Abuse and Rape Emergencies of Charlotte County, Inc.Advocate's Guide to Representing Victims of Domestic Violence2007


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of South FloridaFamily MediationSupreme Court Family Mediation Certification2008
University of South FloridaCircuit Civil MediationSupreme Court Circuit Civil Mediator Certification2007
Western Judicial Training, Inc.Assessor/FacilitatorDomestic Violence Certification2005
Florida Department of Children and FamiliesCertificationVictim Advocacy Training2005
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1996
Sarasota Criminal Justice AcademyPolice AcademyPolice Certification1992
Florida State UniversityCriminologyBS - Bachelor of Science1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Annual Family Law ConferenceDomestic Violence2009
Annual Clearinghouse TrainingDomestic Abuse2009