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Richelle M. Marsico

Appeals Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

5.0   23 reviews
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  • Licensed for 20 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2003
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Attorney Marsico has been practicing law in the State of Florida for nearly twenty years. After serving in the United States Air Force, she graduated with high honors from The University of Tampa with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1998. She attended Stetson College of Law and graduated with honors in 2002 earning her Juris Doctorate. After 15 years of practice, Attorney Marsico returned to Stetson Law to further master her trial skills and graduated with honors in 2018, receiving her Masters of Law in Advocacy – the highest level of education a lawyer can receive.

Attorney Marsico has dedicated her legal career to helping individual clients at the trial and appellate levels. She began her legal career practicing in the areas of divorce and complex commercial litigation for Stein Law Group in Saint Petersburg, Florida. She launched her own private practice, Marsico Law, in Tampa, Florida for many years where she practiced civil litigation and maintained her commitment to families in need, whether faced with a custody battle or the need to appeal an unfair ruling. Attorney Marsico also served as Appellate Counsel for the Office of the Public Defender for the Second Judicial Circuit of Florida where she handled felony appeals and post-conviction relief.  Since, she has served the clients of Marsico Law throughout North Florida and Florida's First Coast.

Attorney Marsico practices exclusively in the area of Marital and Family Law. She appreciates the personal and often emotionally-trying nature of these types of disputes. After all, family law matters can often tear at the heart of that which lies most near and dear to all of us – our family and more often than not, our children. The process, if not well managed, can quickly become overwhelming. Richelle will remain in your corner as you begin a new chapter in your life or adjust to new circumstances involving your family. She is most often described by past clients as a tough attorney with soft edges given her personalized service to her clients amidst her unwavering goal to achieve the best possible outcome for each and every one.

Attorney Marsico serves family law clients in Clay, Duval, Flagler, Leon, Nassau, St. Johns and Volusia Counties.  She handles all types of family law appeals, from Interlocutory Appeals in the middle of a case to remedy a Temporary Order, Direct Appeals following the trial court's Final Judgment, Writs of Prohibition, Writs of Mandamus, to Discretionary Appeals before the Florida Supreme Court. 

Location

Marsico Law
2190 Softwind Trail W
Jacksonville, FL, 32224

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Posted by Dotti | December 18, 2013
An Expert with Integrity
Richelle Marsico is brilliant! Combining her brilliance, knowledge, expertise, and compassion, Ms. Marsico IS the attorney one needs for representation in family law. The "over and beyond the call of duty" and careful attention to detail she delivers is quite significant in challenging cases such as mine. Ms. Marsico was referred to me by another family law attorney who was not able to take on my difficult contested divorce and marriage dissolution case. From the 'get go', Ms. Marsico and her talented staff brought great comfort, piece of mind, and assurance to me they would not disappoint, as I felt like a little David going against the very powerful giant Goliath! Ms. Marsico listened to my needs and concerns, combed through law, and ethically accomplished what was needed to prevail. She delivered with integrity and in an aggressive and professional way. She has earned the term of endearment and nickname "The Bull Dog". I highly recommend Richelle Marsico as a family law attorney. Her character, ethics, and integrity coupled with her expertise in the field, is a winning combination.
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Posted by Chaaron | November 12, 2013
Highly recommend! You want Richelle Marsico on your side!
I had the opportunity to call upon Ms. Marsico for legal representation on several occasions. I knew I was in very good hands with Richelle. Many things impressed me in how she represented my company in a lawsuit - first and foremost is her commitment to me as a client and her determination to deliver the very best possible outcome - I don't think I have ever met a more determined person and I was always glad she was on my side and not against me. A lawsuit is a stressful thing for most people and I really valued how approachable and supportive Richelle is. She was available to me, listened to and addressed my concerns and communicated with me clearly, thoroughly and in a way that made me feel like we were working together. I found her to be exceptionally knowledgeable and prepared and she did an excellent job in working with opposing counsel to achieve the most favorable outcome for us. Additionally, our company is a large multi-family management company and Richelle often handled related legal work for us. But what was truly impressive is Richelle took her own time to develop and conduct training sessions for our employees (and the employees of other companies in the same industry) geared toward avoiding the situations that present the need for legal counsel. This is perfect example of the extent to which she goes the extra mile and one of the many reason I whole-heartedly recommend her.
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Posted by Matt | November 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic, Resilient, Game Changer
When I reached out to Richelle I knew I had an uphill battle, battles that I had previously lost and left me feeling hopeless. As a Dad seeking primary custody, I felt all odds were stacked against me, until I met Richelle. Right off the bat she made me feel like I was her only client, diving deep into my current situation and laying out a flawless foundation that ultimately led to victory! Highly intelligent, Richelle outsmarted opposing counsel every step of the way and left opposing counsel with little to no case at all. Watching opposing counsels frustrations and defeat written on his face really showed how well Richelle presented and attacked every angle of my case. Compassionate, Richelle never treated me like I was just another case. I truly felt that she cared about me and my family and wanted what was best for us and her fight in the courtroom proved that. Richelle was always ready available, there were many of instances where I needed to speak with her after hours or on weekends and she was always just a ring or text away. A true warrior in the courtroom, and she does it with no ego. If your looking for a warrior to lead you through battle, who attacks and doesn’t let go until the battle is won then Richelle is your attorney. She is a game changer, I am forever grateful for her dedication to my case and her fight to win. I highly recommend Richelle, you don’t want to see her at the other end of the table.
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Posted by Kyle | October 21, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved the Day
Richelle's veteran experience and savvy grasp of family law literally turned my whole case around. She was unrelenting and engaged with our case from the moment we first spoke. We are incredibly happy with Richelle and you will be too. If you have a family law case the best decision you can make is to retain Richelle.
Posted by Roger | August 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellence of Representation
Ms Marsico of Fourier Law had a clear understanding of the law, the process and the appropriate strategy to employ in my case. The results met or exceeded my expectations in every way. I highly recommend considering using her as your legal representative.
Posted by Jennifer | July 10, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Wow! What a rock star!
To tell you the truth, the first time I met Richelle, I thought she seemed quiet and reserved. I wondered if she had the fierceness that would be necessary to help my friend fight for her child. Then I talked to her specifically about this case, and suddenly, I saw the fighter come out! I realized she was like a tiger, crouching, and ready to pounce! She was passionate about the injustice she saw in the situation and seemed to know exactly what legal moves we needed to take. My hope grew. Then, I saw her in the courtroom. Wow! The tiger pounced! She spoke so confidently to the judge and the other players in the situation, and believe me, they sat up and took notice. I think they suddenly realized my friend could no longer be pushed around by the system. And yet, Richelle did this without ego, and without the need for accolades. She just wanted to get the job done. Within just weeks after my friend hired her, Richelle did indeed get the case dismissed. She knew what legal moves to make, she ensured that my friend felt confident in those moves, and she directed her as to exactly what steps she needed to take to protect her child and support her case. What I really appreciated was how patiently she would listen to my friend during the process, bolster her confidence, and make herself and her legal secretary available for any necessary detail—without wasting time or money. She really passionately cared about the situation. She very quickly gave my friend the protection and the direction she needed to turn the situation around. When hiring a lawyer, it's so important to find the right fit. To find someone who will fight for you. To find someone who will answer your questions and make sure your needs are met without wasting your time or money. Richelle was that person for my friend. I feel confident she will be fighting for many more underdogs over the course of her career, and I bless her for it. Thank you, Richelle. You were a rock star.
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Posted by Mark | June 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The absolute best!
Where to even begin….In what has been the most difficult time in my life, Richelle has been a godsend. There is no one else I’d rather go to battle with other than Richelle. Always incredibly well prepared, she stays a step ahead with her tireless dedication. I feel as if she’s thought out every possible outcome or situation and has a plan to adjust if needed. In a tough situation, it was reassuring to have someone who was actively working for the right outcome, as opposed to simply reacting. Richelle made me feel as if my case was her most important and only concern. It doesn’t matter the time or day, my emails or calls were always addressed. I can’t express how reassuring it is to see “Richelle” pop up on the phone when I just had to talk with her. She is brilliant, a bulldog with an appetite for winning , compassionate, and absolutely the one that you want in your corner. I’ll forever be grateful for what Richelle and her team have done for me .
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Tenacious advocate
Honest, tireless and tremendous family law advocate who diligently works to resolve the cases when she can and litigate when necessary
Posted by Jonathan | September 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A class of her own!
Family law in general is extraordinarily hard. Needing a family law attorney, means you need an attorney that will protect your most prized possession, your child. Richelle is that attorney! Without getting into the specifics of my case, it was a hard one. Fathers tend to feel like they have one arm tied behind their back, in the family courtroom. Not with Richelle. Richelle won me and my daughter a new life. I went from being an every other weekend, dad to the custodial parent, and I was also allowed to relocate my daughter out-of-state to attend a specialized school for her needs. A two-year litigation case turned into the biggest victory not only for my life but for my daughter's life. Richelle saved my child. During the duration of my case, Richelle never lost sight of the end goal, never stopped advocating for me, and always made me feel heard, understood, and cared about. I wish someone would have told me a long time ago, my rights as a father matter, and with the right help (RICHELLE), my voice can be heard and change can be made. Aside from Richelle being the best advocate in the state of Florida, she also has a brilliant legal mind! I was facing a barbarian for an opposing party and at every turn, Richelle had them outgunned with her litigation tactics and case planning. Richelle is a warrior. Hiring an attorney is an intimating process. They use a lot of lingo and words, most civilians don't understand and you're forced to simply "trust them". You can trust Richelle, and by doing so, you hired the best attorney for your case.
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Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney
Richelle helped me with a child custody dispute, and boy did I make the right decision in retaining her. She is a bulldog. She always had my best interest at heart, and did not back down. The end result was that I I got everything that I had asked for. She did not concede a single thing. If you need a strong, dedicated, and extremely competent attorney then Richelle is your woman. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | December 4, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal attorney!
If you want peace of mind and a person who will go the extra mile; Richelle is the one you want on your team. Richelle is truly amazing, prompt, and professional. Her military and martial arts backgrounds keeps her focused and level headed under pressure. I sought her assistance in a custody dispute and immediately she put me at ease during the initial consultation process and then throughout the case. She always knew what step needed to be made next. Throughout the process, Richelle and her team kept me informed and updated. The rationale she used was always based upon her professionalism and being an officer of the court. Her extensive knowledge and experience of the appellate process was also comforting as she ensures all facets are covered. In the event there is a need for an appeal; the necessary documentation is already cited and in the things Richelle generates prior to submission to the judge. Richelle and her team made my family their family and helped us during a very trying time. I plan on going back to Richelle for anything in Family Law if needed in the future!
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer for complex issues involving domestic violence
Richelle and her team guided me through the process of petitioning for and securing temporary domestic violence injunction against my ex spouse. She was sympathetic about my hesitancy to testify at a public court hearing about traumatic events related to the temporary injunction. As such, she negotiated effectively to reach a compromise with the other party; this solution allowed us to avoid a public hearing while still ensuring my continued sense of safety. Throughout this difficult process Richelle was prompt and professional. Moreover, she treated me with kindness and support. I would recommend her services to anyone whose divorce is complicated by issues of domestic violence.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Fournier Law
When my ex left I was by myself. Richelle was my only support. Her knowledge and experience gave me confidence that everything would be fine. She is intelligent, hardworking and she is very good at translating legal language and explaining complicated terms. Thank you Richelle for representing me in my divorce. It was a pleasure working with you.
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Posted by Matthew Biedron | July 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Expert in her field
After initial consultation, I immediately hired Ms. Marisco to help represent me. Her honestly and expertise on the issue at hand was extremely obvious. Her attention to detail is phenomenal. Ms. Marisco helped me arrive to a positive outcome concerning my health in a tenant/landlord issue. 100% satisfied with her services and will not hesitate to refer to family and friends.
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Posted by Shawn Megan | July 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Richelle Marsico is an outstanding Attorney!
Ms. Marsico provided excellent legal representation to my widowed Mother in need of a Power of Attorney to be established and other necessary legal documents. Ms. Marsico was simply amazing in her process and explaining very clearly to my Mother what each and every step we took meant. She is professional, intelligent, proficient, polite, kind and extremely skilled as an attorney. My Mother and I could not be happier with her expertise and guidance and will recommend her to everyone.
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Posted by Ann | July 6, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
Richelle Marsico has done so much to assist our company with our start up of or non-profit medical clinic. She was able to cut her rate for us to 1/3 normal rate to assist us at this critical time. Her caring and helpful service will forever be appreciated and will make us be able to assist those less fortunate in the rural community.
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Posted by anonymous | July 1, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Contracts
I consulted with Ms Marsico for some future contract work that I will be needing. She was honest and went above and beyond my expectations.
Posted by Stephanie | June 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gets the job done and then some!
What stood out most was during our consult she was very candid, she told me what it would take to get the job done and then said to think about all the attorneys I had spoken with b/c hiring a divorce attorney is a big step. I left that morning meeting and hired her that same afternoon. If you want a lawyer that dots every "i" and crosses every "t", then this is the lawyer for you.
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Posted by Anne | May 22, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
We contacted Richelle about doing our will because we knew her from Burke’s Karate dojo, where we saw in action her perfectionism and caring approach as an instructor. We are completely satisfied with her work for us. She was very knowledgeable and able to explain complicated legal issues in an easy to understand way. She was very generous with her time. We never felt rushed when asking questions and making decisions. She also was quick to respond when contacted. Although we didn’t contact Richelle with a contentious issue, we have a feeling she is as fierce a competitor in the courtroom as she is in the dojo.
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2014
Family Law
Ms. Marsico was very detailed and displayed a great deal of passion. Her best interest is for the children. I highly. recommend Ms. Marsico for your family law needs.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Chief Counsel/Owner
  • Marsico Law
  • 2013 - Present
  • Managing Attorney
  • Fournier Law
  • 2018 - 2022
  • Of Counsel
  • Dunsmore Law
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Appellate Counsel
  • Office Of The Public Defender, Appellate Division, 2nd Judicial Circuit
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Professor
  • The University Of Tampa
  • 2006 - 2010
  • Managing Partner
  • Marsico & Bilodeau, Attorneys at Law
  • 2005 - 2010
  • Owner/Attorney
  • Law Office of Richelle M. Marsico
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Attorney
  • Stein Law Group
  • 2002 - 2004
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Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • L.L.M - Masters of Law with Distinction, Advocacy
  • 2018
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor, Cum Laude
  • 2002
  • University of Tampa
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude
  • 1999

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Criminal Appeal
  • Obtained reversal of felony conviction after arguing for a change in the law, resulting in the passage of 24 new Standard Jury Instructions, adopted by the Rules Committee in 2013.

Associations

  • Florida Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2021 - Present
  • Thunderdome Tallahassee
  • Family Law Mentor
  • 2019 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Business & Professional Women of Tallahassee
  • Affiliate Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • FSU College of Law
  • ACJ Mentor
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Association for Justice chapter
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member in Good Standing
  • 2003 - Present
  • William H. Stafford Inn of Court
  • Barrister
  • 2014 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • With Distinction - Masters of Law, Advocacy
  • Stetson College of Law
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Attorney
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Excellence in Trial Advocacy
  • E. Harris Drew Award
  • 2002
  • Who's Who Among Professional & Executive Women
  • Who's Who Legal
  • 2002
  • Pro Bono Service Award
  • William F. Blews
  • 2002
  • National Dean's List
  • Stetson College of Law & University of Tampa
  • 2002
  • Cum Laude (Graduated with Honors)
  • Stetson College of Law
  • 2002
  • Magna Cum Laude (Graduated with High Honors)
  • University of Tampa
  • 1999
  • Legal Honors Fraternity
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • 1998
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Publications

  • 108 So.3d 700
  • Barnes v. State - Notable Appellate Win
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Conference on Pre-Marital Agreements
  • Uniform Pre-Marital Agreement Act
  • 2022
  • FSU Law Appellate Advocacy Forum
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • 2017
  • FSU Law Appellate Advocacy Forum
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • 2015
  • FSU Law Appellate Advocacy Forum
  • Appellate Advocacy
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
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Appeals Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ms. Marsico worked as an appellate lawyer in our firm, a public defender's office, for several years. She was zealous, effective advocate who excelled at spotting issues, conducting in-depth research, and writing highly persuasive briefs. She managed a workload that included cases at all stages of the appellate process. Based on my experience supervising her, I heartily recommend her as appellate counsel."
Family Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked and do work with Richelle on family law, divorce, and appellate cases. She is extremely professional, prompt, reliable and intelligent. I highly recommend her as a true asset to our profession!"
Family Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Richelle in law school over 15 years ago and I have always known her to be extremely diligent, ethical and zealous in representing her clients. Her superior trial skills and ability to narrow legal issues make her an excellent attorney. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a family law lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Without hesitation I recommend Ms. Marsico. I have known Richelle for many years. She is a dynamic individual who works extremely hard for her clients. She is a skilled lawyer and it shows in her great results."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Ms. Marsico for over 12 years. Her dedication to the legal profession is apparent in her hard work and zealous representation for her clients. Ms. Marsico is a forthright, dependable and knowledgeable attorney. I recommend and endorse her without reservation."
General practice Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the opportunity to work with Ms. Marsico and find her to be efficient and thorough."
Family Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have consulted and referred clients to Richelle in family law matters. She is incredibly knowledgeable, attentive, and dedicated to serving her clients."
Appeals Attorney | May 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Richelle is a hard worker, conscientious, and passionate in representing her clients. I was amazed with her creative arguments when she worked as an appellate lawyer in the Public Defender's Office,"
Litigation Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"All attorneys are not created equally. Richelle Marsico is a cut above the rest. Ms. Marsico is dedicated to asserting your rights, while understanding the posture of your case and moving accordingly. She includes her clients in decision making, while also guiding them by providing options based on the law and individual circumstance. Ms. Marsico is an experienced litigator who is not afraid to take on an adversary, no matter how big or small. Richelle has integrity and confidence, which shows in her accomplishments. There is no question when it comes to hiring an attorney, the answer is Richelle Marsico."
Family Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. It is with the utmost confidence that I recommend Ms. Marsico. I have known her for approximately 13 years. We attended law school together and have worked as colleagues since. She has varying areas of practice and knowledge. She has practiced in the area of civil law, such as complex commercial litigation and family law, which tends to afford more equitable remedies. Additionally, she can offer the benefit of experience with criminal appellate and post conviction relief matters, thereby making her incredibly well-rounded. As a practitioner, Ms. Marsico has a very unique ability to hone in on legal issues and isolate them. She possesses an innate ability to isolate the law and facts that tend to prove or disprove legal arguments/theories with such clarity and such simplicity. This ability, in my opinion, makes her an incredibly effective lawyer. As an individual, she is credible, honest, direct and ethical. I would gladly recommend her to anyone."
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Jacksonville Appeals Lawyer Richelle M. Marsico
Richelle M. Marsico
Appeals Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 20 years
Virtual consultation available