June 16, 2019

John E. Jarvis, III

John E. Jarvis, III is a lifelong Santa Rosa County resident and a product of its school system, having attended and graduated from Gulf Breeze Elementary, Middle and High Schools. In 1980 John graduated from Florida State University with as BS degree in Risk Management/Insurance. After three years of employment as a Commercial Property Underwriter for a large insurance company, Aetna Life and Casualty, the decision was made to go to law school. John then went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate at Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama.

Mr. Jarvis has practiced law in the First Judicial Circuit since 1989, and was employed with the Public Defender’s office for over 15 years. He has personally litigated thousands of cases in both county and circuit court. As a criminal defense attorney, Mr. Jarvis has been the sole counsel on more than 50 jury trials to verdict. John has represented clients charged with crimes ranging from homicide to domestic violence and trials with complex litigation involving forensic evidence and DNA.

From 2003 – 2005, John was the sole defense counsel team member for the Escambia County Drug Court program, which has been a “model” for other programs nationwide. John is a member of the Florida Association of Drug Court Professionals, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and President-Elect of The Northwest Chapter of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Since joining the firm of Gibson & Jarvis, P.A. as partner in March of 2005, John has handled cases involving Personal injury, Car accidents, Criminal Defense matters and family law. John has represented clients in over 85 criminal trials. John is a Past President of the Northwest Florida Criminal Defense lawyers and a current member of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL).

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