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Updated: 02/01/2023

Cocoa Criminal Defense Lawyer


Jay, a native of Brevard County, graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and minors in Entrepreneurship and Criminology. He continued his studies at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, earning his Juris Doctorate in 2010. During his tenure at the University of Florida, Jay was the co-founder of the Mock Trial Team affiliated with the Florida Pre-Legal Honor Society...

About Jay R. Thakkar

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Foreclosures

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Attorney


  • Hindi
  • Gujarati


Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida, 2012

Other Affiliations

  • Brevard County Legal Aid, 2014 - Present (Board of Directors )
  • Asian American Store Owners Association , 2013 - Present (Legal Counsel )
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers , 2013 - Present (Treasure)
  • Vassar B. Carlton American Inns of Court , 2012 - Present (Associate)
  • Brevard County Bar Association , 2015 - 2016 (Director)
  • Brevard County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division , 2014 - 2015 (President)
  • Brevard County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division , 2013 - 2014 (President-Elect )
  • Brevard County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division , 2012 - 2013 (Treasurer)
  • Brevard County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division , 2011 - 2012 (Director)


  • University of Florida College of Law, Gainesville, Florida, 2010
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2007
    Major: Finance

Past Positions

  • Public Defender's Office; 18th Judicial Circuit, Public Defender, 2010 - 2012

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Aid, 2014 - 2015

Classes and Seminars

  • DUI Awareness , Rotary Club of Rockledge, FL, 2013 - Present


Other Sources of Feedback About Jay R. Thakkar

Included on the 2023 Florida list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Florida Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Florida Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Jay R. Thakkar on Super Lawyers


  • Super Lawyers Rising Star in Florida , 2015 - Present
  • Vassar B. Carlton American Inns of Court - Associate of the Year , 2013 - 2014
  • Vassar B. Carlton American Inns of Court - Associate of the Year , 2012 - 2013

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Office Information


96 Willard St.#302 Cocoa, FL 32922


  • 321-639-9950

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30am - 5:00pm, Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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