200 South Indian River Drive
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
Attorney Jonathan Jay Kirschner is a Florida Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer continually since 1984. This certification is the the Florida Supreme Court’s highest recognition for Criminal Trial Lawyer specialists.
Practice Areas: Criminal Law; Family Law; Divorce; Child Custody; Child Support; Personal Injury; Driving While Intoxicated; Drug Crimes; Wiretapping; Internet Crimes; Sexual Assault; Domestic Violence; Appellate Practice; Alimony; Automobile Accidents; Wrongful Death.
Admitted: 1984, Florida
Law School: University of New Hampshire/Franklin Pierce Law School.
College: Post-Graduate Doctoral candidate and funded Graduate Assistant, 1981-1984.
Member: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Trial Bar of the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. (FACDL), National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), United States District Court for Southern and Northern Districts of Florida.
Publications: Author, “The Probable Cause Requirement in Custodial Detentions,” New Hampshire Bar Journal, Vol. 21, Number 3, July 1980.
Biographical: Chief and Deputy Public Defender, Office of the Public Defender, 19th Judicial Circuit 1984-1988. (Board Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer (continually since August 1, 1994), Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education); Associate with Gonano & Harrell, Chartered, (1989); Shareholder, Kirschner & Garland, P.A., Fort Pierce, FL 34950 from 1989 until December, 2007,
Reported Cases: State v. Mitchell 490 So.2d 163 (Fla. 4th DCA 1986); State v. Thayer 528 So.2d 67 (Fla. 4th DCA 1988); Reaves v. State, 639 So.2d (Fla. 1994); Gibbs v. State, 698 So.2d. 1206 (Fla. 1997); Rubin v. Rubin, 774 So.2d. 778 (Fla. 4th DCA 2001);Botterbusch v. Botterbusch, 851 So.2d 903 (Fla. 4th DCA, 2003); State v. Schuck, 913 So.2d 69 (Fla. 4th DCA, 2005); Hancock v. Hancock, 915 So.2d 1277 (Fla. 4th DCA 2005). R.A., A Minor, vs. State of Florida, 4D10-676 ( 4th DCA, March 2, 2010)., R.A., A Minor, vs. State of Florida, (R.N.”2″), 30 So.3d 725 (4th DCA, April 7, 2010)., Rossman v. Profera, 67 So 3d. 363 (Fla. 4th DCA, 2011), Andrist & Stanhope v. Spleen, 142 So.3d 950 (Fla. 4th DCA, 2014).
Born: Miami, Florida, March 1, 1955.
Board Certified Fort Pierce Criminal Trial Lawyer; Member of National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; State and Federal Courts; Aviation and Marital Law.