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Jennifer Michele Erlinger

Family Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

4.9   63 reviews

Licensed for 18 years

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Jennifer Erlinger is an aggressive and experienced family law attorney who advocates for the best interest of her clients and their families.   Being family focused herself, Jennifer prides herself on not only her dedication to her clients, but also to her daughter.   She received her undergradate degree from the University of Florida, and received both her Juris Doctor and her Master's in Business Administration from Stetion University.  Her studies focused on Trial Advocacy, where she received a Certificate in Concentration in Advocacy.     Prior to joining Wood, Atter, & Wolf, Ms. Erlinger has worked as an Assistant State Attorney, Assistant Attorney General both in child support enforcement and in the Ethics Bureau.  She has also worked at the Guardian Ad Litem Program, where she represented foster children aging out of the Florida foster care system. Since working at Wood, Atter, and Wolf, P.A., Jennifer has successfully represented hundreds of clients and families move toward finding a brighter future, while also returning to her roots in working to represent Florida residents against state agencies in her practice of the administrative law.   Her previous work at the State Attorney's Office enables her to handle complex criminal issues for both adults and juvenile clients.   Jennifer’s trial experience in the public sector has prepared her to represent clients from all walks of life in their family, criminal, and administrative law cases.  She is active in both the legal community and the community at large, whether she is volunteering at local elementary schools, donating time and efforts to those in need, or helping clients to better their own situation.    #jaxlawgirl
Licensed for 18 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2004
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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Wood, Atter & Wolf, PA
100 North Laura St.
Suite 702
Jacksonville, FL, 32202

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Steve | November 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Steve Wood
Jennifer Erlinger was positive, professional and straightforward with me from the time we spoke to the time we completed our tasks. She is still in constant contact with me making sure I am doing everything I need to do to help me succeed with my case both professionally and personally. She had a very tough task at hand with my case but she was resilient and did not take no for an answer. She is, was and always will be the one I want fighting for me in a courtroom with whatever I may need. You should, as well.
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Posted by Melinda | November 7, 2022
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Great representation
Jennifer was a godsend! She was in my corner for what would be the fight of my life- for my life. Never did I have to face a daunting Legal system on my own. She is a true advocate.
Posted by anonymous | September 12, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Representation
Jennifer was awesome and immediately understood my concerns, needs, and my stance. She was very knowledgeable and provided insightful advice in what to expect. Michelle, Jennifer's paralegal was on top of my many questions and responded quickly. I would highly recommend.
Posted by Jessica | August 17, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great attorney
Jennifer was an amazing help navigating through my paternity case. She was very reassuring and honest. She knows what she is doing and does it very well! I would highly recommend her for any family law case.
Posted by anonymous | March 23, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
She solved my tricky case!
I had a very complicated case and other family lawyers did not know what to do. Finally, one of them told me to call Jennifer because she's THAT good. I called and she absolutely nailed it. She did an amazing job and I am so greatful for her!
Posted by Tom | May 25, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Best Family Law Attorney
Jennifer Erlinger is one of the coolest, most confident, understanding, and empathetic attorneys I have ever met. Family law has very little grey area in Florida and Jennifer was exceptional at interpreting it and helping me through what was the lowest point in my life. Do yourself a favor and allow her to assist you with your family law needs.
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Posted by anonymous | January 5, 2021
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Knows her expertise well
She understood everything before I was even finished explaining. All of my concerns she addressed without even having to ask her.
Posted by Gabe | December 20, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Perfect Experience
Jennifer represented me recently and she made a life changing experience as easy as it could be and made it look effortless. She was completely professional, she met me where I was at in my knowledge and made me feel good about my decision to hire her every chance she got. She gathered all of the necessary information and paperwork and she set me up for success moving forward. I hope that anyone that goes through the same thing I did has Jennifer by their side through it, or at least a lawyer just like her.
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Posted by Clark | November 10, 2020
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Pre nuptial and divorce
Ms Erlinger handled a pre nup for me a few years ago, then sadly i had to use it, along with the death of a marriage. it was one of the hardest events in my life, and not only did she handle the legal matters she cared about how i was coping, . the first call i made when it became evident that things were awry was to Ms Erlinger, she assured me that we had laid a solid groundwork for this circumstance. my case ended with the best outcome i could expect. Ms Erlinger will be my legal counsel should the need arise.
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Posted by Lakitah | October 20, 2020
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I love Jennifer
Jennifer was by far the best. She is my family law attorney. We were the respondents and she was always on her A game. She is very knowledgeable and down to earth. Every time I spoke with her I felt as though she was a friend. She is someone to always have in your back pocket. Thank you Jennifer you made this long process by far so easy. I do not know what I would have done without you.
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Posted by Regina | September 23, 2020
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Jennifer is a blessing!
If you want a lawyer who not only knows your case, but also cares about you and your situation, then you need to call Jennifer. I brag about my lawyer all the time, because she made my case easy for me to handle. I could text her, and she would always answer me. She fought for me and what I wanted, and she also talked to me about what to expect. I felt prepared and now I'm free from a relationship that was dragging me down. Call her!
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Posted by Gail | September 16, 2020
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The best grandparent/grandchild adoption attorney in Duval County
Jennifer is exceptional at making the task at hand look easy. She listens to and addresses your concerns, and takes the time to relate to you as if you are the only case she is handling at that moment (trust me, she's a busy woman). She will tell you the good, the bad, and the ugly about your case whether you want to hear it or not; she keeps it real. She's the first attorney my husband and I called when starting our case and just by how she addressed our questions and listened to the dynamics of everything that had occurred up to the point of us calling her, we knew immediately she was the one to get our case resolved. And let me tell you, we are still mind blown how the first part of our case ended. She exceeded our expectations. And let's not forget her amazing legal assistant, Michelle, who did an amazing job at getting things coordinated between us and Jennifer. These two are an amazing team. Jennifer and Michelle, thank you for all you have done for our family; you rock!!!!
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Posted by Courtnee | April 11, 2020
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Helpful, Careful, Knowledgeable, Trustworthy
Jennifer really treated my situation with care. She followed the case through the end, payed attention to every detail and made sure that I felt comfortable with all decisions made. I will never turn to another attorney....EVER.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend Ms. Elinger
I am a dedicated father of three beautiful Girls. My Ex-wife moved to Florida a few years ago and moved the divorce court case to Florida. I did not know what to expect and was very worried dealing with another state’s court system. I contacted Jennifer Elinger and she set my mind at ease. She helped me through the whole process and was very knowledgeable and patient with me. I know I will have to go back to court someday (Going back doesn’t have to be a bad thing). I will be reaching out to Ms. Elinger when I do go back.
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Posted by anonymous | March 12, 2020
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Not from Here.
I’m new to Florida and am not very familiar with the laws of this state when it comes to a Divorce. I have to say this really caught me off guard. When I was presented with divorce papers by my then wife, I didn’t know what to do. I started going online and reading reddit threads on divorce. That was my only resource. In one thread a law firm kept coming up, it was, Wood, Atter & Wolf from Jacksonville, FL. I went to their website to see what it was about. I knew from the start I wanted a woman as my attorney, don’t judge, I just felt in my particular situation, I was best represented by a woman. This is where I met Ms. Jennifer Eringer, I immediately got a since of confidence by her professionalism and experience in the Florida judicial system. Ms Eringer sat with me and explained all my rights and what it is I’m entitled to by Florida law. She really went to great lengths to explain to me that the divorce papers that I was presented were not in my favor, my then wife was trying to take advantage of the fact that I am not a Florida native. Ms Elinger put a stop to that from the start. There is no one I would rather have in my corner than her. She performed superbly during the entire process. Oh, and as for the outcome, all I’m legally allowed to say is everything worked out for me in the end. Thank you Ms. Elinger.
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Posted by Doug | March 11, 2020
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Happy Customer :)
Jennifer is incredibly responsive and supportive. She answered all of my questions, day and night, weekday and weekend. Thank you for helping me have the right information to make the right decisions.
Posted by Georgina | March 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Jennifer is amazing!
Jennifer is an amazing attorney who has helped me through a very trying time. She is an amazing advocate for my children and I.
Posted by Chris | February 29, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
Jennifer was amazing on helping me with my divorce. She was very flexible with my ever changing schedule being in the miltary.
Posted by Anthony | February 25, 2020
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| Consulted Attorney
Great Administrative Law Attorney!
I had a technical issue with an agency here in Florida, and Jennifer was great at not only knowing how to address the issue, but also explaining the process to me so that it made sense. She is very knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I appreciated that she gave me options and made the situation feel like it was manageable. She really listened to me!
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Posted by Michael | February 21, 2020
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Great divorce lawyer!
I had a really good experience with Jennifer Erlinger for my divorce. She quickly answered all of my questions right at the outset and helped craft a parenting plan and final settlement that protected all of my interests. She was able to complete a complicated divorce with kids and multiple properties and other assets from start in finish in less than seven months. The billing was straight-forward, with no surprises. The entire process was completed for the cost of the initial retainer. She didn’t let my former spouse or their lawyer take advantage of me in any way. She fought for my interests and got me pretty much everything I wanted. I definitely recommend her!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Wood, Atter & Wolf, PA
  • 2017 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Erlinger Law Group
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Advocate for the Commission on Ethics
  • Office of the Attorney General
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Program Attorney
  • Guardian Ad Litem Program
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Child Support Enforcement
  • Office Of The Attorney General Florida
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office Of The State Attorney 6th. Circuit
  • 2002 - 2003
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Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Stetson University
  • MBA - Master of Business Administration
  • 2002
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999

Legal Cases

  • Domestic Violence injunction
  • Successful

Associations

  • Florida Family Law Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2018 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Administrative Law Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association
  • N/A
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Certificate in Advocacy Excellence
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • N/A

Publications

  • Book
  • Florida Family Law-Enforcing Your Legal Rights and Rebuilding Your Life
  • 2018
  • Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog
  • What are my rights as an unmarried father?
  • 2017
  • Jacksonville Divorce Lawyer Blog
  • How do I prepare my children for "Back to School" with my co-parent?
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Florida Georgia Veterinary Association
  • Administrative Law-Licensure
  • 2019
  • CFL-Outlaws
  • Family Law
  • 2019
  • Roarin' Jaguar Sponsorship
  • Family Law
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (15)
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Erlinger is an advocate for her clients. I would highly recommend her for all your family law needs."
Family Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is very intelligent and works hard for her clients. I highly endorse her for anyone looking for a family law attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer Erlinger is very highly regarded in her field and works alongside a terrific team at Wood, Atter, & Wolf. I would recommend Jennifer to anyone looking for an experienced and knowledgeable attorney in family, criminal, or administrative law."
Family Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jennifer is kind and friendly, and very knowledgeable. She can represent her clients while also maintaining a social balance between opposing counsel. She is very professional."
Family Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jennifer is an extremely passionate and talented attorney. Her work ethic is extraordinary. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Finding a skilled and dedicated family law lawyer can be difficult. Jennifer brings these attributes to the table in spades, always seeking the best for her clients."
Family Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jennifer zealously represents her clients. She shows compassion and respect in every situation. Jennifer is an asset to the profession."
Family Attorney | Aug 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jennifer is an outstanding advocate for her clients. Every time I have sent her family law clients they have called me back to thank me for recommending Jennifer. She she has an outstanding reputation in Jacksonville as a family lawyer. She is also an outstanding criminal attorney."
Family Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Jennifer Erlinger is an excellent family law attorney. She understands the intricacies and challenges of family law cases and provides her clients with zealous representation."
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Jacksonville Family Lawyer Jennifer Michele Erlinger
Jennifer Michele Erlinger
Family Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 18 years