I am proudly a University of Florida alumnus where I received both my degrees. In May of 1999, I received my Bachelor of Arts in History, with Honors, with a Minor in Secondary Education. In May of 2002, I then received my Juris Doctorate, with Honors, from the University of Florida Levin College of Law.
During my law school years, I interned, and later was employed, as a Federal Law Clerk to the Honorable William Wagner for the Northern District of Florida in Gainesville. I also served as a Certified Legal Intern at the Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinic at the University of Florida Levin College of Law where I assisted and advised indigent clients on their family law cases. In recognition of my efforts and dedication to the clients of the Civil Clinic I received the prestigious Book Award for the Clinic. During law school, I was President of the Spanish American Law Student Association (SALSA), a member of the Law College Council and a College of Law Ambassador.
After leaving my employment as a Federal Law Clerk in October of 2002, I was appointed as an Assistant State Attorney in Florida's Fifth Judicial Circuit in Ocala where I received invaluable experience in criminal law. During my employment there, I prosecuted criminal cases in the Felony, Juvenile, and Misdemeanor Divisions. I prosecuted crimes, such as Assaults, Batteries, DUIs, Domestic Violence Cases, Drug Offenses, Sex Offenses, Thefts and Traffic Offenses.
While an Assistant State Attorney, I taught legal aspects as it pertained to correctional officers and police cadets for the Central Florida Community College's Criminal Justice Institute. I also teach Student Resource Officers the law for the Attorney General's Office's Florida Crime Prevention Institute.
In December of 2007, I decided to open my own law practice to serve the needs of the citizens of North Central Florida in matters of Criminal Defense, Family Law and General Civil Law matters.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2003||06/11/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Virgil Hawkins Civil Clinic Book Award||University of Florida Levin College of Law||2002|
|Attorney||Law Office of Daniel Perez, P.A.||2008 - Present|
|Instructor||Attorney General’s Office – Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute||2007 - Present|
|Attorney||Musca Law||2013 - 2016|
|Instructor||Central Florida Community College – Criminal Justice Institute||2007 - 2008|
|Assistant State Attorney||State Attorney's Office Fifth Judicial Circuit Of Florida||2002 - 2008|
|Law Clerk||United States District Court Northern District of Florida||2001 - 2002|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn of Court||Group Leader||2012 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Eighth Judicial Circuit chapter)||Secretary||2009 - Present|
|James C. Adkins, Jr. American Inn of Court||Barrister||2011 - 2012|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
|University of Florida||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1999|
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