Jeremy Michaelson, a native of South Florida, brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to protecting and defending the rights of his clients. During law school, he made a significant impact on the community through his involvement in the pro bono honors program. This commitment to helping others continued to grow as he embarked on his career at the Broward County Public Defender’s Office. Jeremy’s inspiration for a career in law came from watching his father, who devoted his entire career to public service at the same office. From a young age, he witnessed the positive impact his father made on the lives of countless individuals, and it instilled in him a deep sense of purpose to follow in his footsteps.
Jeremy went on to dedicate over a decade of public service at the Public Defender’s Office. Within this dynamic and challenging environment, he took on thousands of cases, amassing invaluable trial experience. Jeremy’s initial roles encompassed handling misdemeanor offenses and juvenile delinquency cases. With each case, he honed his skills and demonstrated an unwavering dedication to his clients.
Jeremy quickly progressed in his career handling felony level offenses. He handled a wide range of cases ranging from third-degree felonies to first-degree felonies punishable by life in prison. Jeremy’s exceptional legal skills led him to spending several years supervising and training new attorneys. He provided invaluable assistance to these attorneys, aiding them in improving their pretrial practice and trial skills. These new attorneys thrived in a supportive environment, gaining confidence and expertise with each case they handled. Jeremy played a pivotal role in helping countless attorneys become more effective advocates for their clients.
Jeremy then ascended to the role of Chief Assistant Public Defender, where he supervised felony attorneys and ran the Early Representation Unit. In addition, he used his unique blend of technical and legal expertise in running the office’s Information Technology department.Jeremy graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2009 where he earned a degree in Management Information Systems, with a minor in Legal Studies. Jeremy then went on to attend Law School at Nova Southeastern University where he graduated in 2012.