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About me

I received my JD degree from Stetson College of Law in Gulfport, Fl.  Following admission to the Florida Bar, I worked for the Public Defender's Office in Clearwater, Florida for 5+ years.  I relocated to Jacksonville, Fl. and worked for the Office of Regional Conflict Counsel for several years until I opened my own Jacksonville practice in 2011.


I am an experienced trial attorney.  My practice focused primarily on Criminal Defense, but I recently expanded my practice to include family law and personal injury cases.


I am married to my best friend, and am an avid dog lover -- we currently have 4 large, furry "children" that allow us to share our home with them.  You can see the picture of 3 of them hanging out on the back porch.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    14 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Family: 25%
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
  4. Appeals: 5%



Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

13 total 

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    I endorse this lawyer without reservation. She is a fierce advocate for her clients. Whether it is trial or negotiations with the State, she is knowledgeable and innovative in her advocacy. She has tried difficult cases with great results. She is not afraid to go the distance with her clients. Thoughtful and compassionate, Ms. Gapske is a great lawyer.


    Jonathan Saunders Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Crystal Patterson Talley

    I endorse this lawyer. As a prosecutor, I worked opposite Laura in a drug trafficking case where she zealously represented her client. She is an amazing attorney and I'm glad to call her a friend.


    Crystal Talley Child custody Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact info

Gapske Law Firm, P.A.

P.O. Box 1452
Middleburg, FL, 32050


FLMember in Good Standing200206/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyGapske Law Firm, P.A.2011 - Present
Criminal defense AttorneyOffice of regional conflict counsel2008 - 2011
Criminal defense attorneyOffice of the Public Defender2002 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Clay County Bar Associationmember2011 - Present
Jacksonville Bar Associationmember2011 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyersmember2008 - Present
Florida Barmember2002 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State V. Willie Mae CoreyNot Guilty
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
University of South FloridaBusiness AdministrationBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Citizen's DayImmigration Law2012
Ask an AttorneyCriminal Law2012
Ask an AttorneyCriminal Law2011