Jonathan Jay Kirschner, Esq. Awards & Ratings
We are pleased and excited to announce the joining of two (2) of this area’s aggressive and experienced trial lawyers, whose goal is to create a legal powerhouse firm that will provide the very highest levels of talent, professionalism and competence in representing Treasure Coast citizens in a wide array of legal services— including a special emphasis upon their criminal trial practice.
Jay Kirschner, a Martindale Hubbell “AV rated Preeminent” lawyer who is and has been continually Board Certified in Criminal Trial practice by the Florida Supreme Court since 1994, has over thirty (30) years of experience representing the innocent and wrongfully accused on the Treasure Coast.
Stephanie McEnery is a multi-talented, aggressive and gifted trial lawyer with a stellar academic and legal background, coupled with experience acquired from dozens of jury trials, and perhaps more importantly, with an enviable string of recent felony “NOT GUILTY” verdicts.
Kirschner and McEnery first represented a client in tandem (as co-counsel) in May of 2022, in a Martin County case in which a fifty-five (55) year old man was charged with “engaging in sexual activity with a minor,” a sixteen (16) year old woman. The litigation was lengthy and complex, and involved over ten-thousand pages of “discovery” documents ultimately released by the Government.
The lengthy, vigorously litigated prosecution with potentially draconian penalties [meaning years in the State prison system] awaiting the defendant in the event of a conviction, resulted in the jury finding our client NOT GUILTY on all counts.
McEnery and Kirschner quickly realized that the totality of their joint efforts in that case far exceeded the sum of each of their individual contributions to the defense effort. It became readily apparent that it was ‘time to join forces.’
At KMLC, we know that in 2022, merely retaining a talented, experienced and properly credentialed lawyer, successfully defending a criminal case mandates not only the lawyer, but an experienced support staff, working in tandem with the lawyer as a team, and usually in conjunction with experts from a variety of fields.
The practice of criminal law has evolved into discreet and specialized areas, including Internet Crime, Drug Possession and asportation cases, DUI, embezzlement, homicide, etc., and with the developing tendency of Florida’s legislature to criminalize all manner of proscribed conduct, the list grows longer each year.
Criminal cases routinely require astute counsel to assemble a winning defense team, which may include Physicians, Psychologists, Accountants, Laboratory Analysts, Arson Investigators; this list expands each year.
Knowing, and being able to access the ‘right’ experts and consultants and being able to work effectively with them, can and does make the difference between winning and losing your case.
KMLC maintains a talented support staff including; Collette Boyer, Paralegal and Staff Assistant to both Jay and Stephanie who specializes in client relations, coordinating and scheduling with judicial assistants, co-counsel and opposing counsel and their staffs, as well as legal research and writing. Ms. Boyer has been working with Mr. Kirschner for over fifteen (15) years.
Bradley Perron likewise has been working as an Independent investigator in close association with Jay Kirschner for over twenty (20) years. He is a Florida Licensed Private Investigator, and has testified as a court qualified expert in a number of fields, including ‘blood spatter’ testimony.
Bradley is in sum, the kind of investigator/expert who may well prove indispensable in building a winning defense team. He is part of the talented, innovative, and experienced team of investigators at Investigative Support Specialist, an Investigative firm with demonstrated excellence, as well as a national reputation.
Robert McCarron, M.D., (ret.) is the firm’s consultant for medically related issues, which arise in both criminal and family matters on a frequent basis. His individual practice was located in Vero Beach, Florida (in Indian River County—-the northernmost county in the ‘Treasure Coast’) where he specialized in the practice of Internal Medicine. He also is well schooled in medical and scientific forensic issues, and has access to many talented players in the medical and scientific communities.
This eclectic grouping of talented, experienced professionals, individually and collectively, gives KLMC clients nearly instantaneous access to virtually any area of expertise necessary to communicate with and ultimately assemble, the right “team” to help win your case in the legal system, whether the matter lies in the criminal or family divisions.
The practice is in both State and Federal courts, representing the innocent and falsely accused in DUI and all other manner of criminal matters, including unjust Battery and Spousal Battery charges, Prescription Fraud cases, Possession of Narcotics and Trafficking issues, Forfeiture and Conspiracy matters, white collar prosecutions, and an ever-increasing number of child sex abuse and internet pornography cases.
We Also Assist Clients in Complex Divorce and Serious Personal Injury Cases.