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Jennifer Thompson is a Registered Paralegal with the Florida Bar and an Advanced Certified Paralegal (Trial Practice and Discovery) with the National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA). Jennifer brings over 15 years of experience as a paralegal in the admiralty and maritime law, personal injury, insurance defense, subrogation, contract law, and civil litigation fields.
Jennifer is a native of St. Augustine, Florida, and attended St. Johns River Community College (now St. Johns River State College) in St. Augustine, FL where she earned Associate degrees in Business Administration and Arts. In 2008, Jennifer graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. Jennifer started her trial practice career in 2003 working for the Office the State Attorney for the Seventh Judicial Circuit as a legal secretary where she gained valuable courtroom experience by regularly appearing in Misdemeanor and Traffic Court for citation hearings, arraignments, pretrial hearings, and sentencings.
In 2005, Jennifer transitioned to civil litigation as a legal secretary. After completing a paralegal course with the University of Florida and passing an exam with NALA, in September 2006 Jennifer became certified as a paralegal. In 2007, Jennifer began working for McLeod Brock and has worked in the Jacksonville and Boca Raton offices. During that time, Jennifer obtained advanced certifications in Trial Practice and Discovery from NALA.
Jennifer has experience in matters relating to admiralty and maritime, cargo and transportation, personal injury, insurance defense, contract, subrogation, and other civil litigation at the State, Federal, Appellate, and Florida Supreme Court levels. She has attended mediation, deposition, trial, and hearing proceedings at the State, Federal, and Appellate Court levels. Jennifer works with Lindsey Brock out of the Jacksonville office. Jennifer thoroughly enjoys her work and treats each case as though it were her own. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys participating in volunteer activities in her community every month, traveling, and spending time with her many pets.