• 4465 Baymeadows Rd, Jax FL 32217
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Thomas D. Treece

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Thomas Treece AttorneyPROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Marital and Family Law, Criminal Law and Personal Injury Law for 44 years

EDUCATION:

University of Florida Levin College of Law, 1973, Juris Doctorate
University of Florida,1970, B.A.

BAR ADMISSIONS:

Florida Bar, 1974
United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1977
United States District Court, Middle District, 1977

MEMBERSHIP/ASSOCIATIONS: (Past and/or Present)

American Bar Association;
Florida Bar Association;
Family Law Section of Florida Bar;
Jacksonville Bar Association;
Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers;
Association of Trial Lawyers of America;
Jacksonville Justice Association;
Florida Family Law Inns of Court.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Private Practice with an Emphasis on Family, Marital, and Divorce since 1978;

Extensive experience in all areas of Family Law since 1978, including the simple to the complex Matrimonial Law Cases involving Litigation, Mediation, and Resolution.

Mr. Treece’s legal practice includes, but is not limited to, Divorce Law, Child Custody, including the Establishment and Resolution of Parental Responsibility Issues, Timeshare, and Parenting Plans; Child Support; Family Support and Alimony; Equitable Division of Marital Properties, both Asset and Debt Distribution; Enforcement and Contempt Procedures for Violations of Court Orders; Modification of Court Orders; Paternity Cases; Domestic Violence Injunctions; Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements and Planning. Simple Wills.

Prior lecturer/instructor for Divorce and Family Law seminars for members of the legal community and the community at large.

Extensive Experience in the Criminal Justice System , beginning his career 44 years ago as an Assistant State Attorney, Fourth Judicial Circuit (1974-1978), covering Duval, Clay and Nassau Counties, where he litigated hundreds of misdemeanor and felony cases and achieved the position of Felony Trial Division Chief, Duval County, Florida.

Continuing his career as a Criminal Defense Attorney in private practice since l978. As a trial lawyer, Mr. Treece prosecuted or defended the following: Criminal Capital Felonies, including Murder (First and Second Degree); Manslaughter; Vehicular Homicide; Drug Offenses; Robbery; Theft; Sex Offenses, including Sexual Battery, Lewd and Lascivious; Assault and Battery; Domestic Violence; D.U.I.; Theft; and Multiple Misdemeanors.

Former Instructor at the NE Florida Law Enforcement Training Facility and frequent lecturer to its members on many critical issues involving the Investigation of Sex Crimes, and Education on Criminal Laws and Criminal Procedure.

Representing victims of Personal Injuries, including Car Accidents, Slip and Fall, Medical Negligence, and Toxic Torts.

Previous experience and practice in Real Estate (Property) Law, Corporate Law, Construction Litigation, and Commercial Litigation.

COMMUNITY SERVICE:

Vision Is Priceless Council, Chairman of the Board, 2010-2012, Co-Founder and Board Member for over twenty years;
Prior Board member of Prevent Blindness;
Member of the Mandarin Masonic Lodge of Florida, 1980 – Present;
Member of the Morocco Shrine Temple, 1980-Present;
Member of University of North Florida Pre-law Advisory Board and Trial Advocacy Judge;

Guest lecturer at the University of North Florida and many other forums addressing the Criminal Justice System, Criminal Law and the Diverse Mental Health Issues.

Coach for basketball, baseball, and t-Ball teams for multiple youth groups for many years.

HONORS/AWARDS:

AV Preeminent, the highest rating available for professional knowledge and ethics by Martindale-Hubbell;
Previously served as Master in the Florida Family American Inn of Court;
Florida Bar Meritorious Public Service Award;
Florida Bar Grievance Committee Appointment;
Northeast Florida Criminal Justice Training and Education Center Certificate of Appreciation Award.