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Jay R Thakkar

Criminal defense Attorney at Cocoa, FL

5.0   5 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2010
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Cantwell & Goldman, P.A.
96 Willard Street
Suite 302
Cocoa, FL, 32922

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Posted by Kimberli | November 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Smooth transaction!
I hired Jay to handle a real estate closing for me and he did a wonderful job! Jay and his staff kept me informed throughout the entire process and always responded to my emails promptly. Real estate closings can be stressful, but now I know they don't have to be. I plan on using Jay and his firm to handle all of my future real estate closings and I highly recommend him for all real estate transactions!
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Posted by Shane Smith | November 4, 2016
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Assertive and astute Real Estate Attorney
I hired Jay to handle the closing when I sold my home. Jay was in regular communication with me to keep me in the loop and to explain every line item on the closing documents. Jay and his firm certainly went above and beyond to assertively handle the matter with grace and professionalism. I highly recommend Jay for any real estate transactions!
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2016
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Outstanding Job !!!
Jay Thakkar represented me on a loan modification which was being handled by KEL attorney's who was doing nothing for me for 2 years but take my money and I was going into foreclusure. From the time I hired Jake he had my case in court and settled in thirty days! He was truly concerned for me and took the matter as if I was a family member. I had piece of mind as soon as I handed him my case as he went above an beyond to help me. I can't say enough of good things about him and how the great experience I had. If I could rate him higher then a ten I would.
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Posted by Jim | October 14, 2014
Gets the job done!
Jay helped my family and I with a real estate issue recently, and he performed way above previous lawyers I've worked with. He was available, responsive, patient, and I felt I could trust him. Very honest guy. He was very knowledgeable about everything that needed to be done, and patient enough to see it through step by step to get better than the original desired outcome. I am going to be recommending Jay to my friends and family for years to come. Thanks Jay!
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2014
Jays Shuts Down Greedy Home Buyers
Occasionally you will run across people who want to screw you on a deal. During those times, thank God there are people like Jay Thakkar around to help you. Jay helped us out of a “Scare-suit” after a couple tried to squeeze more money out of us after the sale of our house. Jay skillfully shut them down again and again. Then he nailed the case shut. I highly recommend Jay Thakkar for real estate matters or business law matters.
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Work Experience

  • Associate Attorney
  • Office Of The Publice Defender; 18th Judicial Circuit, Seminole & Brevard Counties
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Summer Associate
  • Kurzban, Kurzban, Weinger & Tetzeli, PA
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • University of Florida Legal Services
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Pro Se Divorce Clinic / Research Assistant
  • Three Rivers Legal Services
  • 2008 - 2009
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  • University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A


  • Asian American Store Owners Association
  • Counsel
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Brevard County chapter)
  • Treasurer
  • 2013 - Present
  • Brevard County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • President-Elect
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Executive Board Member
  • N/A
  • Brevard County Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Brevard County Bar Associations, Young Lawyers Division
  • President
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • Gujarati
  • Hindi
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Associate of the Year
  • Vassar B. Carlton Inns of Court
  • 2013
  • Associate of the Year
  • Vassar B. Carlton Inns of Court
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Rockledge Rotary Club Meeting
  • DUI Awareness/Safety
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (8)
Endorse Jay
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jay is professional, smart and always has the best interest of his clients at heart. Highly recommend."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay Thakkar is a wonderful attorney who truly cares about his clients. I highly endorse Jay!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I represented the Plaintiff, Jay represented the Defendant. I was impressed with Jay's zealous concern for his client and his legal prowess. With the help of his friendly demeanor and professionalism, we settled the matter amicably. Brevard County is fortunate to have him as a lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jay is an exceptional attorney, and excels greatly in his criminal defense work. I have seen him resolve a wide range of cases, and he always leaves his clients fully satisfied with the outcome. He is experienced and well known in our community for his criminal defense work. I fully endorse Jay's legal work, in all of his areas of practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jay is a highly skilled and effective advocate for his clients. I've known him for many years and he prides himself on the quality of his work. I definitely endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Thakkar is a bright young attorney with big prospects. He meticulously handles complex cases, and provides vigorous defense to his criminal defense clients. He is rapidly gaining experience and has an equally flourishing professional network in Florida. I fully endorse Mr. Thakkar's legal services, and recommend him with absolutely no reservations."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Thakkar and I both worked for public criminal offices, and I was constantly impressed by his competency in the courtroom and his attention to detail. Mr. Thakkar provides the highest level of service and professionalism to each and every client, and I look forward to working with him in the future. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Jay is experienced, dedicated, and well known in his community for excellent legal services and for his professionalism. Jay is sharp and works efficiently, and covers a wide range of the law. I would highly recommend Jay's services, especially those in the area of Criminal Defense in Florida."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Thakkar is a sharp, rising young attorney; and he is good. He works diligently on every case he handles, and he constantly impresses everyone around him with his natural ability to connect with clients and attain favorable resolutions in legal disputes. Mr. Thakkar also has a large professional network in Florida and astounding foreign language abilities, which allow him to provide excellent and unique legal services."
Unknown Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Mr. Thakkar is a scrupulous attorney and highly dedicated to his clients. He fully invests himself in every case, and his professional network in Florida greatly aids him in resolving legal matters. I highly recommend Jay's legal services, in all of his fields of practice."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I worked with Jay for over a year as a public defender in Brevard County. He was one of the brightest and most ambitious trial attorneys in the office. I consistently saw him take on the most difficult cases, and insist on outcomes that protected his client's interests. I would recommend Jay for any type of litigation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Jay for over two years. I have had the opportunity to work with him both professionally and in the community. Jay has been opposing counsel on several cases that I have prosecuted, both when he was at the Public Defender's Office and when he was in private practice. Jay has also served with me on the board for the Young Lawyers Division of the Brevard County Bar Association. In the courtroom, I have found Jay to be professional, respectful, and courteous at all times. Jay has a passion for providing has clients with the best representation possible, and this is evident in his presence in the courtroom and in plea negotations. Jay has the trial experience to go to trial if necessary, but also has the zealous advocacy and realistic approach to cases that has allowed him to obtain favorable plea results for his clients. Jay has been a pleasure to serve with on the YLD board, and consistently demonstrates his commitment to community involvement."
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Cocoa Criminal defense Lawyer Jay R Thakkar
Jay R Thakkar
Criminal defense Attorney
Cocoa, FL
Licensed for 13 years