Jessica Mishali has been representing and protecting clients in the areas of Criminal Defense, Family Law and Personal Injury. Jessica is a real trial lawyer who achieves results with aggressive negotiation and effective litigation. She was awarded with a "Hat Trick" award in 2009 and 2013 by the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, for three Not Guilty Verdicts in a row. Jessica has extensive trial experience including numerous jury trials for the charges of Murder, Sexual Battery, Robbery with a Firearm, Burglary, Arson, Drug Possession, Sale of Drugs, Drug Trafficking, Theft and Fraud.
Jessica Mishali received her B.A. from Florida International University and her J.D. from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, graduating Cum laude and awarded at graduation by the American Bar Association. She served as a Research Editor on the Law Review and her Note on the Juvenile Death Penalty was the only student work published in that year's Law Review. Jessica was also a Teaching Assistant for Civil Procedure and a Research Assistant for renowned Criminal Law Professor, Richard Klein. Jessica received CALI Book awards for the highest mark in her class in Criminal Law, Oral Advocacy, Constitutional Law and Labor Law. She also did extensive volunteer work for the Suffolk County American Civil Liberties Union.
Before realizing her dream of becoming an Assistant Public Defender in Broward County, Jessica worked for the Immigration Law Center in North Miami Beach, handling Immigration and Family cases. This experience is particularly relevant to her practice since Criminal charges are often closely connected to Immigration and Family issues. Jessica continues to assist clients with Immigration and Family cases. Additionally, Jessica was an Adjunct Professor at Touro College South in South Beach. She taught classes in Political Science and Introduction to Legal Concepts. Jessica exclusively represented indigent people charged with crimes for approximately 9 years before recently starting her own practice in 2016, The Law Offices of Jessica Mishali, P.A., with offices in Miami and Broward Counties.
Recently, Jessica Mishali joined the Law Offices of Stephen J. Press. Jessica is committed to providing outstanding, compassionate, creative and aggressive representation to all of her clients. Jessica is a member of the Florida Bar and the United States District Court of the Southern District of Florida. Jessica is also a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.