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Winifred Renae Eilert

Family Attorney at Jacksonville, FL

4.6   9 reviews

also known as Winnie Eilert

  • Licensed for 8 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2015
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Winifred

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Winnie Eilert is a southern West Virginia native. She attended Marshall University, located in Huntington, West Virginia, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, with a minor in Psychology. She went on to receive her Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Cincinnati.

Winnie worked in federal law enforcement for nearly ten years, during which time she became a FLETC-trained firearms and safety instructor, served on committees dedicated to investigating and supervising special offenders, and assisted with the implementation and operation of a residential substance abuse treatment program. In 2008, Winnie was one of a select group of presenters at a national law enforcement conference, where she discussed the use of evidence-based practices in working with individuals in the criminal justice system.

Although she enjoyed her work, Winnie felt her talents were better suited for legal practice, so she moved to Florida to embark on her journey through law school at Florida Coastal School of Law. During her time in law school, Winnie earned the highest grade in her Torts class, resulting in the receipt of a Book Award. She also worked as a Teaching Assistant for a Legal Research and Writing course, served on the executive board of two student organizations, and was an active member of the school’s elite Moot Court Honor Board.

Winnie is currently licensed to practice law in the State of Florida and admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida. She primarily practices family law, handling divorce, child custody, and domestic violence matters. Winnie also has experience handling cases in the following areas:

• National Security Clearance Defense
• Federal Employment Law
• Business Formation
• Contract Drafting
• Intellectual Property (Copyright/Trademark Registration and Enforcement)
• Domestic Violence Law/Injunctions for Protection against Violence
• Family Law
• Civil Litigation
• Criminal Defense
• Estate Planning

In her spare time, Winnie enjoys spending time with her family and attending concerts and sporting events. Winnie is an avid football fan, and she supports the Carolina Panthers and her home team, the Jacksonville Jaguars.


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Posted by Nathan | August 12, 2021
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I highly recommend Winnie Eilert for legal services. She helped me with a family law case in Duval county Florida. As an unmarried father in Florida, I had zero rights to my little girl and a mother who liked to remind me of that every chance she got. So I initially tried to file for paternity myself but didn't know what I was doing. I contacted legal aid and Ms Eilert accepted my case. The case ended in arbitration without having to go to court with me obtaining full rights and majority custody of my daughter. I appreciate all the hard work Ms. Eilert put into my case and would definitely retain her again if needed.
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Posted by Zee | November 12, 2020
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Miss Winnie was very professional, helpful and most importantly HONEST!! She was funny when the time was right, and very hard working lawyer, she won’t give up. Far best lawyer that I seen in a long time. Thanks, again.
Posted by anonymous | September 18, 2020
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Winnie provided excellent service working with me to resolve some retirement plan concerns with a provider. She was professional, available, well informed regarding the subject matter and very timely with her communications. We successfully concluded our negotiations and at a very reasonable fee.
Posted by Rosa | June 28, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
Attorney Eilert was compassionate and knowledgeable while representing my case. She was quick to respond and seek out answers to my questions. She was professional during the hearing and my case went in my favor. Thank you for your assistance!
Posted by Hanane | March 26, 2020
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Thanks a lot for your service !!
Mrs Eilert is an awesome lawyer,I hired her for my legal case,and she did great. I was happy having her on my side by getting me the best she can in the court. I will definitely recommend her for anyone looking for justice in this crazy world we re living in!! She is the first lawyer I got in my life and I am still thankful to her services. Bravo Winnie,you re really the best ! I can't thank you enough for the difficult moments I was getting through and you took my case seriously to another level of happiness in my life..!!
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Posted by D. | March 25, 2020
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Kind, compassionate, excellent
Ms. Eilert is a consummate professional. She is hard-working with a fierce knowledge of the law. She is ethical and kind, and to have her as an attorney is to have an empathic friend on your side who isn’t afraid to fight for you and your family. I knew from the moment I met her that she was right for me. Her dedication to your case is beyond compare. I am so thankful I had her by my side.
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Posted by Mark | September 7, 2016
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Criminal Traffic Defense Specialists can't speak highly enough of Winifred Staats
As I journeyed into the uncharted territory of being involved in a criminal traffic violation for the first time, I can't recommend Ms. Staats enough, as I have only a certain amount of characters in which to sing her praises. You defiantly need her to be your guide in preparing you for the process you will be facing in your criminal traffic offense. She went above, beyond, and into the stratosphere for me and was always available to answer each and every question with an assured and confident tone and a kind voice. She will walk you through each and every step of the process up to and including your court date and give you constant contact and communication every step of the way. I was never hesitant to ask questions and always was given all the info I sought. Her office will be in constant contact with you through the entire process and you will receive all copies of the motions and actions regarding your case via email. Every move that takes place for your case will be communicated and sent to you and explained thoroughly. If you have any questions their door is always open and I always received an immediate response. To not hire Ms. Staats is not give yourself the defense you need.
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Posted by Jim | August 17, 2016
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Professional, Pleasant to deal with
Winnie prepared wills and POA for my wife and me. We had changes to first draft and she turned those around quickly and accurately. All done in a timely manner.
Posted by Elena R.A. | October 14, 2022
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I will never recommend Mrs. Eilert and her services not only to my friends and colleagues, but also to my enemies!
On September 14, I signed an agreement with Ms. Eilert to represent me in court, paying her, at her request, an advance of $2,500. More than 3 weeks after signing the contract, she did not find time or did not want to find time to meet with me and give me the opportunity to acquaint her with the facts and materials of my case and develop a strategic plan of action. Ms. Eilert, at first neglecting her direct obligations under the contract and wasting time preparing and familiarizing herself with the materials and facts available in the case, stepped aside from the case. Then, having appeared in court on 10/05/2022, and to the judge’s question about the reason for dismissing the case, she did not hesitate to lie to the judge, pursuing her personal interests and covering up her guilt for negligence in my case, she answered: “lack of facts of the prosecution”, about the presence of which I have repeatedly spoken and wanted to acquaint her! With her unprofessional behavior, Mrs. Eilert caused great damage to a very important matter for me, on which the safety of my life and the life of my family depended! And also a professional statement in court about the absence of facts of the accusation against the defendant, which is a lie, reduced my chances of winning to zero! P.S. And also, despite the fact that Mrs. Eilert not only failed to fulfill her obligations under the contract, but also caused major damage, and not only did not return the money given to her in advance for conscientious work, it seems that she is not and is not going to return it!
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Response from Winifred Eilert October 17, 2022
I am very sorry that you are unhappy with the legal services that you received; however, I believe you may have me confused with another attorney that may have worked with you on a different legal matter. While I do not believe it is appropriate or professional to discuss the details of your case in a public forum, I do feel that it is necessary to point out that the alleged statements noted in your review are related to a criminal case, which is not the legal matter for which I was retained. Also, a public records inquiry would show that no hearing in which I appeared on your behalf resulted in a dismissal of your case, nor did I ever request a dismissal. So while I am very sorry that you have had a bad experience with the legal profession, the statements in this review are not reflective of the services that you received from me.
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Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Eilert Law, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Edmunds Law Firm
  • 2019 - 2020
  • IFP Project Attorney
  • Quigley House, Inc.
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Law Offices of Kate Mesic, PA
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Legal Extern
  • Jacksonville Human Rights Commission
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Legal Intern
  • Beeline
  • 2014 - 2015
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  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • University of Cincinnati
  • MS - Master of Science
  • 2007
  • Marshall University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002


  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • 2020 - Present
  • The Florida Bar
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - 2022

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Clinic
  • Paternity/Timesharing and Child Support Modification
  • 2016

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (7)
Endorse Winifred
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Staats is an excellent and dedicated advocate for her clients. She is highly competent and incredibly skilled. She does not spare any attention to detail and continually provides excellent representation for her clients in business, criminal law and intellectual property."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 18
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Winnie is a detail oriented attorney, who truly cares about her clients."
Jacksonville Family Lawyer Winifred Renae Eilert
Winifred Renae Eilert
Family Attorney
Jacksonville, FL
Licensed for 8 years