Jeremiah R. Blocker, Esq. 

Jeremiah serves a variety of client needs, concentrating in the practice areas of Real Estate and land use, civil litigation, election law consulting and criminal law.  He is an active member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust section of the Florida Bar.  Jeremiah has experience in handling zoning disputes, construction issues and land use transactions.  He has worked extensively in the area of political consulting and election law, having advised candidates in several local and state campaigns.  He is also a former board member of the Florida Bar Committee on Military Law and is certified in Veterans Benefits Appeals.

 

Before working in private practice, Jeremiah served as a prosecutor with the State Attorney’s Office in both Jacksonville and Palatka, Florida.  He is an experienced litigator with having tried over thirty jury trials ranging from DUIs to violent felony cases.  As a prosecutor, he served as the Drug Court liaison, managing all Drug Court diversion cases and worked with community leaders to assist substance-abuse defendants successfully reintegrate into the community.
 

Jeremiah attended law school in Jacksonville and graduate from Florida Coastal School of Law.  He was a member of the Mock Trial team where he competed in several national competitions for both civil and criminal trial.  Jeremiah was recognized for academic excellence by receiving Book Awards for highest grade in both Election Law and Statutory Interpretation and he was awarded Dean’s List honors for multiple semesters.  He also co-founded the Military Law Society to provide wills and trusts for military veterans and later served as the president of the organization.  After passing the Florida Bar, Jeremiah continued his legal studies at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables to focus on zoning disputes, commercial real estate litigation and land use transactions.  He graduated with a Masters of Law in Real Property Development. 

 

Originally from Ocala, Jeremiah attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, graduating with an undergraduate degree in History.  While attending college, he participated in the Army ROTC program and upon graduating commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army.  Jeremiah served as an officer in the United States Army Reserves for over 13 years in numerous leadership positions including platoon leader, company commander and battalion staff.  A combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, he commanded a Military Police company from his hometown of Ocala, who engaged in training local national forces in Iraq.  Jeremiah continues his military service in the Air Force Reserves as a Judge Advocate General officer handling a variety of civil, criminal and administrative proceedings.  He is passionate about helping veterans and their families with their legal needs.

 

Experienced in nonprofit leadership and advocacy, Jeremiah serves as the current Executive Director for a nonprofit.  In addition, Jeremiah serves as an elected County Commissioner in St. Johns County, Florida.  He and his wife live in St. Johns County with their two young children.  They enjoy volunteering their time with local charities.

 

Bar Admissions

Florida, 2012

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2014

U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2014

Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, 2015

Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals, 2015

 

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association

Jacksonville Bar Association

St. Johns County Bar Association

St. Augustine Inns of Court, Barrister

Chester Bedell Inns of Court, Associate

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