"You cannot create experience.  You must undergo it."  - Albert Camus
GERALD WILKERSON
ATTORNEY AT LAW

 
  Gerald Wilkerson is a sixth-generation Floridian.  He joined the United States Army   in 1986 at the age of 17    
years old, and was honorably discharged in 1989. 

   He worked full-time while attending college at night, and graduated from Florida International University
with Honors in 1996. 

   In 1997 he was accepted to the University of Florida College of Law.  During law school, Mr. Wilkerson was a member of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honors Legal Fraternity, wrote for the Technology Law Journal, and earned the coveted "Book Award" in Family Law which is the highest grade in the class.  He met and married his wife while in law school, and graduated with Honors in May 2000. 

   After graduating from law school, Mr. Wilkerson began his legal career at the Office of the Public Defender in Jacksonville, where he represented indigent people charged with criminal violations.  He handled many types of criminal cases ranging from juvenile delinquency to serious felonies. While at the Public Defender's Office, he honed his litigation skills while handling thousands of cases at all stages of criminal representation. 

   In 2002 Mr. Wilkerson entered private practice, and expanded his practice to include family law cases ranging from simple divorces to complicated custody cases.  

   In 2005, Mr. Wilkerson ope
ned his own law practice and has continued to offer quality, aggressive, and reasonably priced legal services in criminal, and family law.  Throughout the years, his practice has also included a myriad of different kinds of law including personal injury, bankruptcy, probate, contract, and worker's compensation. The result of such a varied repertoire of legal practice is that he has become a balanced yet aggressive litigator.
                       
1986 - 1989 United States Army, Honorable Discharge

1996 Florida International University, B.A. WITH HO
NORS, Miami, Florida

 1998 McLin, Burnsed, Morrison, Johnson, Newman  and Roy, P.A. , Intern, Leesburg, FL

 2000 University of Florida, Levin College of Law, Juris Doctor WITH HONORS 

 2000 - 2002 Office of the Public Defender, Jacksonville, Florida

2002 - 2005 Sullivan and Associates, P.A.

2005 - present Law Office of Gerald Wilkerson, P.A.
            
Admitted: Florida Bar, Middle District of Florida Federal Bar

Gerald Wilkerson in the news:

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Police: In Florida girl's slaying, generous offer led to deadly crime        
                       

Gia Parrish, Legal Assistant

Gia Parrish is the firm's legal assistant.  Gia is a Jacksonville native, and has a passion for the Georgia Bulldogs.  But we love her anyway, Go Gators!  She brings extended legal experience to the firm, is extremely bright, and enjoys working with clients and helping them in any way she can.  Whether it is assisting a client with an urgent matter, or scheduling Mr. Wilkerson's hearings, she is a very important addition to the firm and her efforts are always much appreciated by the firm, and our clients. 
Keri Rash, Certified Paralegal

Keri Rash is Mr. Wilkerson's assistant.  She is certified as a Paralegal with the Florida Bar, and has worked with Mr. Wilkerson for years.  She brings intelligence, compassion, and integrity to the the office, and is always willing to go above and beyond in representing our clients.

She lives in Jacksonville, Florida with her husband Allen who works in the plumbing industry. 

Keri has a myriad of experiences which make her uniquely qualified to work in this industry which requires above all else, compassion and empathy for our client's circumstances and problems.
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