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Jessica Joanne Travis

Criminal defense Attorney at Melbourne, FL

5.0   6 reviews

also known as Jessica J. Travis, Jessica Travis

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 14 years
    Missouri - MO 23 years
    Kansas - KS 24 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State KS
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Jessica

Learn Jessica’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas

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 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. 

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.

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.

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.

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Location

DefendBrevard.com
1370 Bedford Drive
Suite 104
Melbourne, FL, 32940

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Reviews

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Posted by Sarah | February 8, 2024
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Jessica Travis recently finished and a case for me. It couldn't have gone better. Jessica made me feel completely confident and at ease from the very beginning. I was able to connect with her from home due to my disability and never had to leave my home. She represented me 100% all the way through with extreme compassion and professionalism. I recommend her highly to anyone who needs representation. Thank you Jessica Travis
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2021
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Experience, Professionalism, Representation
Jessica’s representation went above and beyond in reducing a third degree felony (possible prison sentence) to a misdemeanor probation. After 2 months of incarceration, and the public defender talking with me five minutes over the phone for a bond hearing which was denied, I reached out to the Travis Law Firm, and not a second too late. Anyone needing a highly valued, respected, and skillful presence in any court room better Jessica.
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Posted by Madeleine | October 17, 2018
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Jessica Travis
We highly recommend Ms Travis, she is very professional and kept us well informed. She helped our family through a very difficult situation. She was always available to answer our questions and listen to our concerns.
Posted by Carolyn | August 17, 2018
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Professional, authentic, empathetic
Ms. Travis recently assisted our family with an employment dispute. I was extremely pleased with her discretion and professionalism. Communication was excellent, as we were kept updated throughout the process. She was able to address the problem to reach an equitable solution that is appreciated for itself, but also for the long term justice served. The Travis Law Firm is worthy of your trust and I know, because I experienced it, will work hard for you.
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Posted by Robin | August 12, 2018
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Mrs. Travis saved my life!
When the system seemed as if it would swallow me up- there was only one person to stand for my rights. She saved my life. Because of her actions, my life went on. My kids were born and my others graduated. I am indebted to Mrs. Travis forever. She took my case only for the rate paid by the state to represent an indigent. She did more for me than the lawyer I gave my entire life savings to. She weighed the evidence and after, believed me. She stood up for me at the worst point in my life. She got me through the process with dignity and respect. At a time when I had no faith in the justice system, Mrs. Travis was quick to remind me that there are caring good people out there. If you are in need of a lawyer who will do everything in her power to represent you as you deserve, there us only one clear choice: Mrs. Jessica Travis. A person I will always be grateful for and will always hold to the highest regard.
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Posted by Dave | December 11, 2017
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Jessica Travis recommendation
Jessica Travis successfully employed her attributes and legal skills in handling our case efficiently and professionally. Jessica possessed knowledge of the mannerisms and personalities of the judge who presided over our case and the prosecutor who opposed her. She diligently made sure that we knew all the updates of the case through e-mails, phone calls, and periodic appointments, and welcomed our comments and answered all our questions. She cared about her client, our family and the consequences of the verdict. The bottom line is she was able to deliver the best possible outcome given the situation.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • 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
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Education

  • Washburn University School of Law
  • JD
  • 1999
  • Pittsburg State University
  • BS
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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
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Associations

  • 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
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • Fox 4 News
  • Criminal Defense Correspondent
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (6)
Endorse Jessica
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I have been a Florida Board Certified Criminal Trail Attorney since 1995 with 31 years criminal trial experience, and served as the Chief Assistant Public Defender and supervising attorney for felony trial attorneys in Brevard County, of which Ms Travis was one. I have know Ms. Travis professionally for several years, co-tried a first degree murder trial with her, and I am very familiar with her work. Ms. Travis is an extremely bright, talented and experienced litigator. She established a successful criminal defense practice in Kansas before moving to Florida and joining the Public Defender's Office, and has recently opened a criminal trial practice here in Brevard County, Florida. Ms. Travis has earned a solid reputation in this area as an excellent litigator. I would therefore highly recommend Ms. Travis to anyone seeking to retain skilled, competent criminal trial counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Jessica Travis for the past 7 years. We first met when I was a prosecutor in and she was a public defender in the same courtroom. As opposing counsel, Jessica was very easy to work with because she was professional and forthright. It was very evident that Jessica cared deeply for her clients. She was always organized and prepared. Jessica has distinguished herself in both the public and private sectors as a skilled and competent attorney. I would wholeheartedly recommend Jessica to anyone looking for representation in criminal defense or personal injury."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Jessica is an extremely strong advocate and is always willing to go the extra mile for her clients. She is excellent in the courtroom and does exemplary appellate work. Jessica is capable of handling any criminal case from the most severe to the most minor traffic matter with care, diligence and expertise."
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