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Ms. Scudder's primary area of practice includes Criminal Law, and Criminal Litigation, both general and complex litigation. She has an emphasis on DUI defense and DUI administrative hearings.
Ms. Scudder completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Florida in 2002 with a dual degree in history and criminology with honors. She also received a minor in secondary education. While attending the University of Florida, she was on the Dean's List of Distinguished Students in Spring 2001 and Spring 2002. Also, she was a member of Alpha Phi Omega, a co-ed service fraternity, and held several leadership positions. Ms. Scudder received her Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in December of 2005. While there, she received the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award and the Victor O. Wehle Trial Advocacy Award. While in school, she was a member of Phi Alpha Delta legal fraternity, in which she held a leadership position.
Prior to joining Epstein & Robbins in January 2009, Ms. Scudder worked for the Office of the Public Defender 4th Judicial Circuit in Jacksonville, Florida from 2006 to 2009. At the Public Defender's Office, she handled a range of cases from municipal code violations to misdemeanors while in County Court. Ms. Scudder was the first attorney in the circuit to successfully defend a DUI at trial using the video surveillance video from the Duval County Jail. In Circuit Court, she handled cases ranging from third degree felony charges to first degree felony charges, some of which were punishable by life. She was also instrumental in the introduction and training of new attorney's to both County and Circuit Courts.
Ms. Scudder currently resides in Jacksonville with her husband, a Naval Officer, and their two dogs. Ms. Scudder is a fourth generation Floridian who has previously resided in Delray Beach, Gainesville and St. Petersburg Florida.
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2006||06/21/2016|
|Associate||Epstein & Robbins||2009 - Present|
|Assistant Public Defender||Office of the Public Defender||2006 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Jacksonville Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2007 - Present|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|University of Florida||History and Criminology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2002|