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I developed my passion for criminal defense in law school during my internship with the Navy JAG.  Upon graduation, I decided to dedicate my entire legal career to defending the rights of the accused, and I have practiced exclusively in Criminal Defense for the past 8 years.

 In 2014 I was selected as one of the Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyes Association, and I would be honored to represent you. Over the past eight years I have represented thousands of clients, and spent hundreds of hours in the court room gaining the necessary skills to defend even the most complex criminal cases. I am humbled by the trust placed in me by both my former and current clients, and I would like the opportunity to earn your business.

If you are facing a criminal charge, you will need an experienced, knowledgeable, and talented lawyer by your side to level the playing field and ensure that your rights are protected. 


Deaton Law, P.A.- Because the truth may not set you free, but hiring the Right lawyer just might.


Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 100%

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  • Emily Mapp Brannon

    I endorse this lawyer's work. Jessica and I were roommates in lawschool so I know how hard of a worker she is. I remember late nights studying for exams when everyone else was out enjoying themselves. Jessica has a passion for the law and the rights of the accused. I would highly reccomend her for your criminal defense needs.


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Contact info

Deaton Law, Pa

222 San Marco Ave Ste B
St Augustine, FL, 32084-2723


FLMember in Good Standing200706/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Honor AwardGlobal Directory of Whose Who Honors2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President/OwnerDeaton Law, P.A.2011 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Saint AugustineTreasurer2011 - 2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Coastal School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006