DefendBrevard.com founding attorney Jessica J. Travis is a Top 100 Trial Lawyer and recognized Super Lawyer that has been practicing since 1999. She has represented thousands of clients fighting criminal charges ranging from DUI to First Degree Murder at trial and appeal. Through DefendBrevard.com she uses her advocacy skills to fight for citizens in Brevard County, Florida who are facing criminal defense, accident and personal injury, civil rights and victims' rights cases.
DefendBrevard.com represents wrongful death, discrimination and accident victims. Accusations defended include: Drugs, Theft, Burglary, Firearm, Battery, Assault, DUI, Lewd or Lascivious, Murder and probation violations. Experience includes: Trial, Appeal, Motions, Bond motions, Pre-charging intervention, Mitigation, Plea Agreements (however, all cases are prepared as if going to trial and please are only reached if the client so chooses), Sentencing, Ineffective Assistance of Counsel.
DefendBrevard.com is proud to serve Palm Bay, Melbourne, Viera, Rockledge, Cocoa, Titusville, Mims, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa Beach, Satellite Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Melbourne Beach and the greater Brevard County, Florida area.
DefendBrevard.com is client-focused. Clients can call, text or email to immediately reach their attorney or paralegal. Clients are given access to a portal to review discovery and billing. Meeting options are in-person or virtual. Jessica works with clients to develops a game plan that helps them take control over stressful legal issues.
Prior to moving to Florida, Jessica practiced in Kansas City for ten years. In Kansas City, Jessica worked for a well-know criminal defense attorney before opening her own practice that focused on criminal defense and appellate work. She helped clients facing charges ranging from DUI to Murder and obtained jury trial acquittals, dismissals and lesser charges in state and federal court. Jessica also successfully wrote and argued appeals and other post-conviction motions in front of the Kansas Supreme Court and the Federal Tenth Circuit.
When life took Jessica and her husband to Florida, she was able to continue representing those accused of serious felonies while working for the Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Public Defender in Brevard County, Florida. Afterwards, Jessica worked with the firm of Douglas R. Beam, P.A. protecting clients facing criminal accusations, accident injury and civil rights violations. In 2018, Jessica used her experience to open her own practice, as he had in Kansas City.
Jessica believes in continuing to educate herself so that she can better serve her clients. She has completed The National Criminal Defense College (NCDC), The NCDC Advanced Cross-Examination Seminar, forensic science seminars and various others focused on defending high-level felony accusations. Jessica has also regularly attends education by the Florida Justice Association, a group focusing on civil law and injury cases.
Jessica is admitted to the Kansas, Missouri and Florida bars as well as the Middle District of Florida. She is a member of the Vassar B. Carlton Inn of Court and has been a board member of the Brevard County Bar Association from 2019 to present.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2010||03/28/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America||American Trial Lawyers Association||2021|
|Recognition - Florida||SuperLawyers||2021|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America||American Trial Lawyers Association||2020|
|Recognition - Florida||SuperLawyers||2020|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America||American Trial Lawyers Association||2019|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America||American Trial Lawyers Association||2018|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America||American Trial Lawyers Association||2017|
|Rising Star - Kansas City||SuperLawyers||2009|
|Rising Star - Kansas City||SuperLawyers||2008|
|Owner||DefendBrevard.com (formerly Travis Law Firm)||2018 - Present|
|Attorney||Douglas R. Beam, P.A.||2016 - 2018|
|Assistant Public Defender||18th Judicial Circuit||2010 - 2017|
|Owner||The Travis Law Firm, LLC (Kansas City)||2006 - 2010|
|Attorney||Cornwell, Erickson, Travis & Breer||2001 - 2006|
|Attorney||Tenth Judicial District Public Defender||2000 - 2001|
|Attorney||Office of Southeast Kansas Public Defender||1999 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court||Barrister||2017 - Present|
|Florida Association for Women Lawyers (Brevard County chapter)||Attorney Member||2016 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2016 - Present|
|Brevard County Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2010 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys||Member||2000 - Present|
|Brevard County Bar Association||Member||2010 - 2018|
|Earl E. O'Connor American Inn of Court||Member||2001 - 2009|
|Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Officer||1999 - 2009|
|Washburn University School of Law||JD||1999|
|Pittsburg State University||BS||1996|
|Fox 4 News||Criminal Defense Correspondent||2009|
|State (FL) vs. R. E.||Not Guilty|
|State (FL) vs. Jared Shane Braun||Count 1 - Not Guilty; other Counts - guilty of lesser misdemeanor|
|State (FL) vs. Joseph Alberts||Guilty; but able to obtain a dispositional departure from prison to probation at sentencing|
|State (FL) vs. John Fries||Guilty of lesser felony Battery|
|State (FL) vs. Jason Williams||Guilty of lesser, Manslaughter, and of Grand Theft of a Motor Vehicle|
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