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Jessica Ann Travis

Criminal defense Attorney at Orlando, FL

4.5   17 reviews

About Jessica

Learn Jessica’s areas of practice.

I am Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Criminal Trial Law. Under the Florida Bar, lawyers who hold a Board Certification in this law are identified as Specialist or Experts in the field of Criminal Trial Law.

 

With a Board Certification in Criminal Law, the Florida Bar recognizes the knowledge, specialty, and expertise that a Board Certified attorney has in the area of Criminal Trial Law.

 

I am a fighter who understands how attorneys on both sides of a criminal case think and work. Having practiced extensively in both criminal defense and prosecution, I understand how criminal cases are tried and the legal tactics both sides use.

 

After graduating from Stetson University in 2004, I attended Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida. While earning my license to practice law, I was an active member of the mock trial team, where I learned valuable skills in trial advocacy.

 

After graduating from Barry University School of Law and passing the Florida Bar, I worked for the Office of the State Attorney of Florida as assistant state attorney. While there, I prosecuted cases in the 9th Judicial Circuit of Florida, ranging from second-degree misdemeanors to first-degree felonies. I handled more than 30 jury trials and numerous adversarial hearings. I have also concluded thousands of prosecutions during my legal career.

 

I later joined an Orlando law firm as an associate managing its criminal defense division. I have worked solely to defend clients against criminal charges and probation violations. Fighting for my clients and their rights is immensely satisfying to me, and it is what I do best. Retain my services, and you will receive one-on-one attention from beginning to end of your legal journey.

 

Licensed for 15 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2007
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Jessica

Law Office of Jessica Travis, P.A.
1513 E. Livingston St.
Orlando, FL, 32803

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | February 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reinstated my probation
I recommend Mrs. Travis for any probation violations. I recently violated my probation and Mrs. Travis was able to get my probation reinstated in 27 days which was a miracle in itself when the waiting periods are usually over a month. Mrs. Travis, thank you for the excellent legal representation! Respectfully, Jose R. Santiago
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Posted by anonymous | August 17, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Knowledgeable, genuine, responsive.
My first experience in life with hiring an attorney was TERRIBLE. I felt that he was cold, distant and really didn’t care about my case or preventing me from having a criminal record, but just about a paycheck. Jessica changed my generalized opinion about attorneys. I inquired on her website, she called me moments later. She discussed my situation and provided me with an abundance of helpful information. When we finally met regarding my situation, I felt that she truly cared about resolving my situation and understood the position I was in. Case by case results will vary, but feeling that your attorney fought as aggressively as possible on your behalf is important. I am looking forward to working with her and will update my review upon the conclusion of my situation.
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Posted by Mike | June 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you!
Thanks for all your help and representation during my time of need. You were responsive and helped me see other points keeping me from making mistakes on the case. You worked diligently surrounding me with the best possible team. I will highly recommend you to anyone who needs a great lawyer and thanks again!
Posted by Lisa | April 17, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Thank you, Ms.Travis
I was very pleased with Ms. Travis the moment I sat down with her for my consultation. I had been to two attorneys before her and was disappointed with both. Ms. Travis started taking notes as soon as we began talking. She also seemed to care about my pets, I had to leave behind, and that was very important.. She won my case for me and I would recommend her to anyone that may need to hire an attorney.
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Posted by Ronaldo | November 23, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
It was a wonderful that my legal shield sent me with Mrs Travis.She was very professional and straight and even that we only contact by phone I felt confidence in her.My ticket was dismissed.Thanks.
Posted by Luis | June 2, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Traffic Ticket
Jessica handled a ticket for me last year. in short-order she got my ticket dismissed. She was professional with me over the phone and made sure to communicate with me about the case when it was over. Can't ask for much more from an attorney than to communicate and get results.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
FABULOUS LAWYER
I read the reviews on here prior to hiring Jessica as my attorney. The reviews are not wrong. She is an excellent attorney. She does her research and is very professional. She let me know what to expect and understood my concerns. I hired her for a case that was less than a week away and she blew it out of the park. Thank you Jessica, that takes a real professional to be prepared that quickly. Hopefully I don't have to use you again, but if I need an attorney, I will be right back to you! I will also recommend you to any of my friends or associates who need a good lawyer with your expertise.
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Posted by Nick Geraci | February 2, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A true trial attorney
I hired Jessica when I was charged with crimes of domestic violence that I did not commit. Jessica worked tirelessly on my case and consulted with me often on ways to go about best representing me and my interests. I knew this matter was going to trial and knew that I could trust Jessica to prepare for same and she did. She is an impressive attorney and I highly recommend her services if you are ever charged with a crime.
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Posted by Will | January 3, 2015
Exceptional Lawyer
I'm 33 and i've never had to hire an attorney, so when I was involved in an accident I needed someone I could trust to make things right. My first impression of Jessica was that she is very knowledgeable about law and confident in her ability to handle my case. This put my mind at ease and I am pleased to say that she handled my case with great professionalism and ensured that my ticket was dismissed.
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Response from Jessica Travis January 8, 2015
Disclaimer: Results may not be typical. You may not have as beneficial a result.
Posted by Anjum | December 19, 2014
Competent, Efficient, and Friendly
My experience working with Jessica Travis was wonderful. She is diligent, knowledgeable, and professional. She made me feel at ease during the entire process. My legal issue was taken care of efficiently and I would highly recommend Jessica to handle any legal matter.
Response from Jessica Travis January 8, 2015
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Posted by Julio | December 4, 2014
Thank you Ms. Travis you are the best!!!!
I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Travis , for anybody looking for a high quality lawyer that also has a very personal touch in making you feel comfortable, in a very difficult, situation. Thank you Ms. Travis you are the best!!!!
Response from Jessica Travis December 15, 2014
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Posted by anonymous | February 24, 2014
An attorney that not only cares about her clients but she also fights for justice!!
Ms. Jessica Travis is a fighter. She will not stop until she gets the justice you deserve. The felony I was charged with had two counts against me. I was facing 5 years on each count. Ms. Travis saw that the charges against me were not as what they seemed, and she worked day and night on my case. As we went to trial my charges were dropped down to probation and community service. I thought my life was over until she accepted my case. I have never met anyone that cared so much for my rights. She promised me that she would do her best to get the best deal and she did more than that. I am now working full time and my wife and I are finally getting our life back. Thank you Jessica for everything. If anyone of you need an defense attorney, Do not elsewhere. She will treat your case as if you were her only client. She is the best!!!
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Response from Jessica Travis June 4, 2014
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Posted by Sean | April 3, 2013
The most Responsive and Trustworthy Attorney I've ever hired.
Jessica was very professional and knowledgeable in the law of DUI's Even though we did not win the case, she gave it here best shot and gave me the best recommendations. Jessica was a former prosecutor and now and defense lawyer. She knows and understands both sides of the judicial system which is a big plus. Let's hope I don't ever need her services again but if I do, she will be the first person I contact. I would also recommend her to any and all friends that need her services. She is very passionate about the law and it shows in the court room. She is an outstanding attorney.
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Response from Jessica Travis June 4, 2014
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Posted by Carlos | March 29, 2013
Client Review of Jessica Ann Travis
Jessica has at all times demonstrated loyalty to the client. She goes the extra mile in representation and never gives up. She is constantly looking at all alternatives that would legally benefit the client. She goes out of her way to keep the client informed at all times. She is extremely knowledgeable of the law, procedures, the legal community, and client support services. I would highly recommend Jessica Travis with no reservations.
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Response from Jessica Travis June 4, 2014
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Posted by Cindy | March 26, 2013
Exceptional attorney
Jessica was very professional , prompt and straight to the point. Always kept us informed, and we knew what was going on with the case at any given time! Very caring person for the client and family she is representing and that made our family feel at ease during this stressful time. Would highly recommend Jessica ! Pleased with the results!
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Response from Jessica Travis June 4, 2014
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Posted by Rick | June 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
SELL OUT
She will sell you out in a heart beat the worst lawyer I ever had period!!!
Response from Jessica Travis June 20, 2018
Rick, I am sorry you feel this way. I always try to do the best I can for my clients. Please call me so we can discuss your situation to see if there is anything that can be done to make it better.
Posted by anonymous | July 7, 2015
Very disappointed
I retained Jessica Travis for an injunction petition that I was pursuing. I knew my case would be difficult to prove however Jessica assured me that I had strong evidence. During preparation for my case, Jessica advised that certain documents would be helpful only to advise the week of the final hearing that the same documents would not be admissable in court. After I retained her, she called late (15-20 minutes) for every phone consultation and once did not bother to call at all at our scheduled meeting time. Communication via email was poor as well. She ignored questions that I asked or did not acknowledge emails unless I called to ask for confirmation that they were received. The only email that she responded to promptly was when there was an opportunity to charge additional money. At the hearing, I noticed her browsing Facebook on her cell phone while we waited to be called. During my testimony, I felt she steered me in a direction that ultimately hurt my case. Most of the questions Jessica coached me on, the judge decided were irrelevant, and the ruling was not in my favor. I did learn after retaining Jessica that she typically represents Respondents, not Petitioners in my particular legal matter and therefore I believe her lack of experience contributed to my results. After the case, she advised that she would provide a referral for a Family Law attorney, which she never did. Based on my personal experience, I would not recommend Jessica Travis.
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Response from Jessica Travis July 8, 2015
I am sorry you feel this way about your experience with me and my firm. I apologize again for missing our phone conference, I was in a hearing I could not leave to make a phone call. I will be sending you a personal email to give you the information on the family law attorney and to see if there is anything we can do to make your experience better.
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Cost

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

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Prosecutor
  • Office of the State Attorney
  • 2007 - 2011

Education

  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • law
  • N/A

Associations

  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Executive Council Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Chairperson
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Professional Women
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Bar Criminal Trial Certification Committee
  • Chair
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Orange County Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
  • Board Member
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Dragon Slayer Award
  • Office of the State Attorney- 9th Circuit
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2010
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Barry Law Review
  • Knowing the Ground You're Standing On: Analyzing Stand Your Ground and Self Defense in Florida's Legal System
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • The Booster Shot: Certification Review Course
  • Testing Tips for the Criminal Trial and Criminal Appellate Certification Examination
  • 2018
  • Case Closed: Issues After Disposition
  • Violation of Probation and Early Termination of Probation
  • 2018
  • Florida Bar Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference
  • Innovative Ideas to Re-Imagineer Law Day in Your Bar Association
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (30)
Given (25)
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jessica is a leader in the community and a competent criminal defense attorney. Additionally, Jessica volunteered to mentor me and help me get started in the legal practice. Jessica knows how critically important it is to competently defend those who are accused of crimes and to protect their freedom with advocacy and negotiation skills. Jessica is passionate about justice and an ethical leader in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Hardworking, Dedicated, and knows the law the three best ways to describe an Attorney. Jessica is all three."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Travis previously. I have always found her to be diligent, intelligent and honest with her clients. I highly recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jessica without hesitation. Having known her for years, I can say that she is not only talented but experienced and driven to provide results for her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I whole-heartedly endorse Jessica Travis. I've known her for about four years now and she has always been professional and well-prepared. She knows the law and uses that knowledge to get favorable results for her clients in court."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Jessica Travis. I have known Jessica Travis since she started with the State Attorney’s Office in Orlando. She and I were opponents on numerous cases when she was a prosecutor. Jessica is an extremely diligent, hard-working, conscientious, open-minded and intelligent. Jessica is very patient and highly professional in the way she handles her caseload and other attorneys. Jessica is always well-prepared for court, very respectful to members of the court and opposing counsel, always represents herself in a highly professional manner, and is a genuine and sincere person. She is an awesome lady and lawyer. She is demonstrating the same strong work ethic in private practice. I’ve recently referred a case to Jessica and the client indicates that he is extremely happy with the quality of Jessica’s work and her high degree of professionalism. She is an outstanding lawyer who understands the law and the court system. Again, I strongly recommend/endorse Jessica."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Aug 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, not only have I worked with her on several matters where she was always prepared and knowledgeable and got what she was asking for in court, but a close friend of mine hired her for a traffic ticket and she was fantastic."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Ms. Travis both as a fellow prosecutor in Orlando, and as opposing counsel on multiple cases. She is hard-working and has an excellent courtroom presence. I highly recommend Ms. Travis."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"A fantastic lawyer that I worked on the opposing side of as a prosecutor, does a great job and is very thorough."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse Jessica for her professionalism, zealous advocacy, and brilliant legal mind. She also gives back to the local law students by coaching trial team which is an invaluable contribution to the legal community. She would be an excellent attorney to handle any of your criminal defense needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jessica Travis is a very hard working attorney who is extremely committed to helping others and who works very hard at achieving great results for her clients. She is also very involved in the legal community and works hard to stay current on the latest legal issues/topics."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jessica is a great attorney and member of the legal community. I strongly endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had occasion to refer clients to Ms. Travis, and heard clients were very pleased with her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jessica is an excellent passionate attorney who zealously argues on behalf of her clients Having an opportunity to work with her at the State Attorney's Office, then against her as opposing counsel, I can tell you first hand she is always prepared and fearless in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Travis is a former prosecutor and knows the law very well."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
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