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John Eddie Jarvis III

Criminal defense Attorney at Pace, FL

5.0   22 reviews

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John E. Jarvis, III is a lifelong Santa Rosa County resident and a product of its school system, having attended and graduated from Gulf Breeze Elementary, Middle and High Schools. In 1980 John graduated from Florida State University with as BS degree in Risk Management/Insurance. After three years of employment as a Commercial Property Underwriter for a large insurance company, Aetna Life and Casualty, the decision was made to go to law school. John then went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate at Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama.

Mr. Jarvis has practiced law in the First Judicial Circuit since 1989, and was employed with the Public Defender’s office for over 15 years. He has personally litigated thousands of cases in both county and circuit court. As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Jarvis has been the sole counsel on more than 95 jury trials to verdict. John has represented clients charged with crimes ranging from homicide to domestic violence and trials with complex litigation involving forensic evidence and DNA.

From 2003 – 2005, John was the sole defense counsel team member for the Escambia County Drug Court program, which has been a “model” for other programs nationwide. John is a member of the Florida Association of Drug Court Professionals, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and Past President of The Northwest Chapter of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Since joining the firm of Gibson & Jarvis, P.A. as partner in March of 2005, John has handled Thousands of cases involving Personal injury, Car accidents, Criminal Defense  and Family law. John has represented clients in over 85 criminal Jury Trials. John is a Past President of the Northwest Florida Criminal Defense lawyers and a current member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL).

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Licensed for 33 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1989
Updated 11/23/2022

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

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John Eddie Jarvis III
5412 Highway 90
Pace, FL, 325711542

Reviews

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Posted by Don | May 19, 2022
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Great Lawyer
In the first meeting Mr Jarvis gave excellent advice that kept us from saying or doing something that would have hurt our case. Through out the process he was always available to speak with. His staff is exceptional and kept us informed of any/all changes. Mr Jarvis is a very good lawyer. Thank you for helping us.
Posted by Teresa | March 11, 2022
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HIGHLY RECOMMEND
We have hired Mr. Jarvis on several occasions. I don’t know how he does it, but he has actually worked miracles for my family. His assistant Rebecca has also gone over and beyond to assists us. We would definitely use him in the future, and highly recommend him to others.
Posted by Tim | March 10, 2022
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Thanks
Mr. Jarvis provided sound advice and helped my situation into a positive outcome (No charges from an investigation). I would recommend him to anyone. Amount paid to him was reasonable and would gladly hire him again (hope to never need his services again) and will recommend him to anyone who is in need of his area of expertise. Thanks for your time and attention to my concerns good sir.
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Posted by anonymous | November 23, 2021
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Criminal defense
Mr. Jarvis was very professional and helped me tremendously with my case. He always kept me up to date on my case and I highly recommend him.
Posted by Ron | August 19, 2021
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GREAT ATTORNEY
I can say without a doubt that Mr. Jarvis will either get your charges reduced or dismissed. In my case he was able to get my felony charge dismissed. Mr. Jarvis will not hold back any punches and he will not promise you a fairy tale out comes, like some other Lawyers. But he will work in your best interest. In my opinion you should hire this Lawyer for all your legal matters. Words can't say enough about what Mr. Jarvis accomplished.
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Posted by Claire | July 29, 2020
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10/10 Recommend John Jarvis for any legal help you might need.
John Jarvis is not only a wonderful lawyer, but a wonderful person. I have used his legal help more than once and he has never let me down. He truly cared about me and and what would be best for my situation and that really meant a lot. He did outstanding work for me and the outcome of my situation couldn’t be better. I will always recommend John to anyone that needs legal help, and I know who to go to if I am ever in need again myself! Thank you JJ!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2020
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Great lawyer
Mr. Jarvis and his staff were very professional went above and beyond for my family and I.
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2019
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Compassionate Professional
Mr. Jarvis met with me on extremely short notice for a consultation and began working for me immediately. He was generous with his pricing despite my situation (amount of work required of him) being somewhat uncertain. Mr. Jarvis was a calming force as we worked through my investigation. His professionalism when dealing with authorities allowed him to guide me through the investigation with no charges or arrests made.
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2019
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Client review
After meeting with a few lawyers, I met with Mr.Jarvis. Right away I liked him more than the others. His character shined through and his concern for my case. Throughout, him and his team were dedicated to my case. They were quick to respond, reassuring, explained everything clearly, and worked hard on my case. I in turn slept better with them on my case and the outcome of the case was in my favor. Fantastic team and very well rounded lawyer!
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Posted by Angela | September 10, 2018
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My Criminal Defense Hero - John Jarvis
Mr.Jarvis to put it in a nut shell is an AMAZING lawyer. He was very kind and helpful with every aspect of my case. If I had to chose another lawyer again it would be John Jarvis. I recommend John 1st over any other lawyer you may review on this site.:)
Posted by anonymous | July 3, 2018
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A great result
I contacted and hired John Jarvis after being charged with a second DUI in 2 years. The potential consequences were severe, and I felt hopeless. John was able to guide me through the process and got the DUI revised to reckless driving, which was a great result. I’ve heard a quote, ‘hire a lawyer and ride the pine’ and that was what I was able to do. John continues to follow-up on potential additional charges. I’m currently on probation and in the system so to speak, but it’s a relief having John’s representation. I live a couple counties away from Santa Rosa County and needed a local attorney. I found John’s profile and was drawn to his drug court, dui and criminal defense experience. While I wasn’t raised having run-ins with the law, I have had my fair share lately. I am grateful for the outcomes and lessons learned thus far and am confident in the process going forward.
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Posted by anonymous | May 23, 2018
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First time DUI
John Jarvis provided excellent representation and presented all the facts surrounding my first DUI to the prosecuting attorney and was able to reduce the DUI to a Reckless Driving charge. I would recommend him highly to anyone.
Posted by Cynthia | March 21, 2018
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Trust John Jarvis to take care of his clients
When the insurance company failed to pay my medical bills, John Jarvis was able to persuade them to pay all of the bills as well as additional pain and suffering without having to go to court. John's ability to listen to his clients and solve complex legal issues is excellent. I highly recommend him and his firm, Gibson and Jarvis.
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Posted by Peggy | January 26, 2018
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Stays the Course
John Jarvis helped me with a personal injury case. He is thorough, does what he says he will do, cares about his clients, and is knowledgeable. Throughout the case he remained available, confident, and helpful. He is a man of abiding principles. He and his staff are excellent. I can't say enough good things about this good man, and how he stayed the course throughout the process.
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Posted by Luis | March 15, 2017
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Outstanding Attorney
I'm a tourist in United States and I got in trouble driving around town. I hired Mr. Jarvis, because a good recommendation , since I met him, he was always caring and interested in my case. You can see his confidence and character in the court room and that for me was a very good feeling. He did what I was looking for professionally . I'm really impressed how he got it done. I recommend Mr. John Jarvis to represent you. God Bless you.
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Posted by anonymous | December 13, 2016
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Excellent professional
A consummate professional that represented my interest with zeal and expertise. His entire staff was courteous and respectful with quick communication when needed. I would highly recommend Mr. Jarvis for your legal needs.
Posted by Dan | July 14, 2016
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Better than I hoped
Mr. Jarvis helped my son out of a very difficult situation. His calm demeanor was incredible. He promised nothing and delivered a miracle. His knowledge, reputation and contacts are impeccable. I couldn't recommend him and higher. Great guy as well.
Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2016
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Car Accident
I Hired Mr. Jarvis to represent me in a car accident case. He had my best interest in mind through out the case. Mr. Jarvis was always Respectful and Supportive through out the process. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | May 5, 2016
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Awesome attorney you can trust with your future.
I hired John Jarvis and his partner Scott Warrick for my daughter who found herself charged with a very serious crime. Her whole future was on the line here and we could not have been happier with the way John & Scott worked the case. They were very caring during the entire ordeal and we never had a problem getting in to see them. They spent countless hours working on my daughters case and really did the digging that was necessary to come out of this situation with an excellent outcome. My daughter will be home soon and able to put this behind her and move on with her life thanks to the outstanding, professional and very competent services from John Jarvis and Scott Warrick. From the bottom of this mother's heart, THANK YOU John and Scott!
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Posted by Thomas | November 7, 2013
Great Attorney
I contacted Mr. Jarvis and an associated of his and Mr. Jarvis met with me almost immediately. I have dealt with a few attorneys in my life and by far Mr. Jarvis is the most dedicated and well rounded. His character and confidence displayed in the court room was extremely reassuring that I had the best legal council possible. I was very pleased with the entire process and would recommend Mr. Jarvis to anyone.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Gibson & Jarvis
  • 2005 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Florida Public Defenders Office
  • 1989 - 2005

Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Florida State University
  • B.S.
  • 1980
  • Gulf Breeze High School
  • 1975

Associations

  • Santa Rosa County Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Society of Criminal Defense Bar, Escambia County
  • Member and Past President
  • 2003 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Escambia/Santa Rosa Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Society of Criminal Defense Bar, Escambia County
  • Vice President
  • 2004 - 2005
  • Society of Criminal Defense Bar, Escambia County
  • Board Member
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

Speaking Engagements

  • 1st Circuit Public Defenders Training Session 2009
  • Jury Selection
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Unknown Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have practiced law with John for over 20 years. He is a very knowledgable and compassionate advocate for his clients. Excellent attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Other
"I was scared, but didn't dare show it. After all, this was the end of the first year in law school, and the Moot Court Team was on the line. Sixteen spots, almost a hundred competitors. One judge is intimidating. Three is stress central. You see, the first time I met John, he was my judge. John Jarvis is a fellow graduate of Florida State University's College of Law and was one year ahead of me. I have always respected John since the first day I met him the hard way - asking pointed questions about important aspects of the law. He retains his sense of humor, yet is drop dead serious when you need him to be. And I respect his opinion and experience now, just as I did when I first met him in law school as my judge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Jarvis is very familiar with the prosecutors, Judges, and attorneys in the First Circuit. He is on a first name basis with all. Mr. Jarvis is competent in court, and zealously defend's his clients. I can recommend Mr. Jarvis without reservation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr Jarvis and I know each other from the local legal community. We have worked on multiple cases together. I would refer clients needing help in criminal matters to Mr. Jarvis without hesitation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr Jarvis and I know each other as fellow members of FACDL (Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers). I would refer any clients I had needing help in Mr. Jarvis' part of Florida without hesitation."
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