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Geoffrey Heekin


Geoffrey  Heekin

Address:
6720 Atlantic Blvd
Jacksonville, Florida 32211
United States

Telephone: 904-355-7000
Facsimile: 904-355-0266
Firm: Heekin Litigation Group
Practice Overview:
Heekin Litigation Group is a general commercial litigation firm that has been providing exceptional service to Northeast Florida since 1997. Heekin Litigation Group focuses on all aspects of commercial litigation including general business litigation, construction litigation, real estate litigation, and homeowners and condominium association litigation. Heekin Litigation Group is an experienced commercial litigation group and represents small and large businesses both at the trial and at the appellate level in both state and federal court. Heekin Litigation Group provides representation throughout all of Northeast Florida including but not limited to Duval County, St. Johns County, Clay County, and Nassau County.

Jurisdiction(s):
Florida

Professional Profile:
Geoff was born in Jacksonville, Florida, and has, with the exception of the years in college and four years of service on active duty in the United States Army, been a resident of Jacksonville, Florida, all of his life. Geoff obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Florida in 1978 and went on to attend law school at the University of Florida College of Law, graduating in 1981. While at the University of Florida, Geoff was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, Sigma Chi fraternity, Phi Kappa Phi and Florida Blue Key. He was president of Florida Blue Key in 1980 – 1981. Geoff was the student body Director of Elections at the University of Florida. He holds an inactive Certified Public Accountant certificate from the State of Florida, which he received on May 15, 1981.

While in law school, Geoff maintained his active membership in Florida Blue Key, was a law clerk for different law firms, was an active member of the United States Army Reserve and served as a graduate assistant teaching undergraduate students in basic accounting courses at the University of Florida School of Accounting.
After law school, Geoff served on active duty with the United States Army from January 1982 through January 1986, serving in Heilbronn, West Germany, in the Judge Advocate General Corp. He served two years as a prosecutor and two years as a defense attorney.

Following release from active duty, Geoff returned to the practice of law in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida, where he became a partner in two different firms before starting his own firm in 1997. Geoff is admitted to practice in all state courts in the State of Florida, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal 11th Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the Court of Military Appeals, and the Court of Military Review. He has been a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association since 1986. Geoff has served as Chairman for the Jacksonville Bar Association commercial litigation section and was a seminar lecturer and a materials author for the Jacksonville Bar Association. He has served on the Florida Bar grievance committee for the Fourth Judicial Circuit of Florida from 1994 through 1997.

Geoff lives in Jacksonville with his wife. He has two adult daughters and one adult son.

Education:
LevelSchoolDegreeYear
UndergraduateUniversity of FloridaB.S.B.A., Bachelor of Science in Business Administration1978
LawUniversity of Florida College of LawJ.D., Doctor of Jurisprudenc1981

Affiliations & Memberships:
Jacksonville Bar Association, Commercial Litigation Section, Chairman, 1991 - 1992
American Bar Association, Member
Grievance Committee, Fourth Judicial Circuit, The Florida Bar, Member, 1994 - 1997
Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
Florida Blue Key, President, 1980
International Association of Defense Counsel
Jacksonville Association of Defense Counsel

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