Jeremiah Blocker

Jeremiah Blocker

Partner
Jeremiah@dhclawyers.com
Tel: 800-705-5457

Jeremiah was born and raised in Ocala, Florida, and is a sixth-generation Floridian. Public service is important to his family with his father, uncle, and all four brothers having served as combat veterans in the Armed Forces.

He is a graduate of the University of Florida, where he obtained a degree in History. While attending college, he participated in the Army ROTC program, commissioning as a Second Lieutenant upon graduation.

As a veteran, Jeremiah served as an Army officer for over 13 years, both on active duty and in the reserves. A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Jeremiah commanded a Military Police company. In addition to his Army service, Jeremiah served as a Judge Advocate General officer in the Air Force Reserve in the position of Staff Judge Advocate for Homestead Air Reserve Base, Florida. He continues his military service in the Florida Army National Guard as a Judge Advocate General officer with the rank of Major.

As a decorated combat veteran, some major awards Jeremiah has received include: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf devices, Air Force Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, and the Combat Action Badge.

Jeremiah attended law school in Jacksonville, Florida, and graduated from the Florida Coastal School of Law. After passing the Florida Bar, Jeremiah continued his legal studies at the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables, earning a Master of Law in Real Property Development.

In addition to a law degree, Jeremiah has a graduate degree in Business Entrepreneurship from the University of Florida and graduate degree in Military History from Norwich University in Vermont.

Before transitioning into private practice, Jeremiah served as a state prosecutor in Jacksonville, Florida, and later in the Seventh Judicial Circuit.  Today, as a partner in Douglas Law Firm, Jeremiah concentrates on assisting small businesses and veterans. Experienced in nonprofit leadership, Jeremiah serves as the executive director for a national nonprofit serving the needs of disabled combat veterans.

In public service, Jeremiah serves as an elected County Commissioner on the St. Johns County Board of County Commissioners.

Jeremiah and his wife have two small children. They enjoy volunteering their time with their church and local charities and appreciating the natural beauty of St. Johns County.

 

Areas of Practice

Real Estate, Zoning, and Land Use

Criminal Law

Business Law

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

M.S.E. in Business Entrepreneurship - 2017

 

Education

University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

LL.M in Real Estate Development - 2015

 

Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida

J.D. – 2012

 

Norwich University, Northfield, Vermont

M.A.in History – 2007, cum laude

 

University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

B.A. in History with a minor in Military Science – 2003

 

Admissions

State of Florida

U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida

U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida

Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals

 

Past and Present Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association

Jacksonville Bar Association

St. Johns County Bar Association

St. Augustine Inns of Court

Marion County Bar Association

Veterans of Foreign Wars

American Legion

 

Pro Bono Activities

Knights of Columbus

K-9 for Warriors

Guardian Ad Litem, Volunteer

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Douglas Law Firm

Palatka Office

117 N. 2nd Street,
Palatka, FL 32177

Tel: 386-530-2955
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Fax: 386-385-5914

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St Augustine Office

One News Place, Suite E
St Augustine, FL 32086

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Jacksonville Office

6100 Greenland Road, Unit #603,
Jacksonville, FL 32258

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