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Stephen Andrew Mosca

About me

I became an attorney after realizing that in order for the rights enumerated in the Constitution of the United States to be truly "guarenteed," those rights must be constantly defended against those seeking to avoid the protections they afford.  And while there are multiple well funded organizations with a wide array of technical resources devoted to enforcing the laws and bringing criminal cases against citizens, citizens have only defense lawyers to protect and defend their rights in the face of active prosecution.


One-sided contests occur in civil litigation as well.  They are created when powerful commercial institutions, like banks or insurance companies, have all the resources to bring wrongfully deficient, unjust, and sometimes even fraudulent lawsuits against citizens.  Only that citizen's defense attorney can ensure that the rights granted to him by law are enforced by defending against loss by default, which can occur when individuals are challenged by giants. 


To bring a case, the police departments have manpower, vehicles, weapons, laboratories, forensic capabilities, communications gear, helicopters, machinery, and money.  Banks have teams of attorneys over multiple firms to litigate against their customers in case of disagreement.  And while prosecutors are ethically assigned to seek justice, you better be ready for those who freely choose to simply, and sometimes blindly, prosecute.


I am a former aerospace engineer who, as a result, excels in any case where technical considerations or technical experts may become a factor.  This applies in product liability, wrongful death, accident reconstruction and DUI cases or anytime ballistics, DNA, or other forensic or scientific evidence is likely to be introduced.


I believe in an aggressive defense for anyone who has the awsome police powers of the government or the unfair actions of corporations leveled against them and am passionate about providing a zealous representation for anyone who has been wronged by negligence or the intentional wrongful acts of others.


When I was an engineer, I was working to create the weapons and systems that defended our Counstitution against enemies from without.  Now I work to enforce that document from the forces within our own system that work to tilt the playing field against the accused.  I truly feel that it is a privilege to be able to perform these important tasks.  It is what makes our Constitution worth having.


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 55%
    9 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 16%
    9 years
  3. Foreclosure: 5%
    7 years
  4. Violent Crime: 5%
  5. Other: 19%
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    I recommend Stephen Mosca without hesitation to anyone who needs an aggressive advocate in their corner. I had the opportunity to work with Stephen on several serious matters in felony court in Duval County. He is aggressive, well-prepared and extremely intelligent. He understands the difficulties that people face when caught up in the criminal justice system. Stephen Mosca is a great attorney and I recomend him wholeheartedly.


    Blake Johnson Criminal defense Attorney
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  • John M O'Brien

    An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.


    John O'Brien Personal injury Attorney
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Contact info

Mosca Law Firm, PA

1054 Kings Ave.
Jacksonville, FL, 32207


FLMember in Good Standing200606/20/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Dean's Scholar AwardFlorida Coastal School of Law2006
Lillian Spencer AwardArmstrong Atlantic State University2002
Project Sterling Citation for ExcellenceGrumman Aerospace Corporation1982
US Congressional Advisory BoardUS Congress1981
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentMosca Law Firm, P.A.2009 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender2006 - 2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal CJA Panel Defense AttorneyMember2010 - Present
Federal District Court - Northern District of FloridaMember2009 - Present
Federal District Court, Middle District of FloridaMember2008 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
Northeast Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident2015 - 2016
North East Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersPresident-Elect2014 - 2015
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
State of Florida vs. D.S.All charges dropped
State of Florida vs K.K.Probation
United States v. SanchezSentenced to 6 months Home Detention and Three Years Supervised Release, Reviewable after Two years
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Publication nameTitleDate
Financial News & Daily RecordWhy Pro Bono Matters to Stephen Mosca2014
Jacksonville Lawyer MagazineCross Examining2008
Folio WeeklyNo Bargain2008
Florida Defender magazineLending Liberty to the Indigent2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Florida Coastal School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
Armstrong UniversityPolitical ScenceBA - Bachelor of Arts2003
Academy of AeronauticsAircraft EngineeringAssociates in Applied Science1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Business of Medical CannabisLegal Aspects of Medical Marijuana2014
Pre-Law Honors ProgramLaw School Admission Seminar2008
FCSL Trial Practice Competition JudgeMock Trial Judge2008