Jessica M. Aldeguer
Jessica M. Aldeguer was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Ms. Aldeguer obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree and a Certificate of Specialization in Litigation and Advocacy from the University of Central Florida in 2009, with a major in Legal Studies and minor in Sociology. She was a recipient of the Butler Memorial Scholarship and the Florida Bright Future Scholarship all throughout her undergraduate education.
Jessica then obtained her Juris Doctor from the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University. She served as President of the Asian Pacific American Law Student Association and participated in the mentor program with the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida. During the summer after her first year in law school, she was a pro bono intern in the Juvenile Division at the Office of the State Attorney (17th Judicial Circuit). As a part of a study abroad program, she studied at the University of Paris West Nanterre where she took an Introduction to European Union Law course along with a Comparative Law course focusing on Human Rights in the European Union and the United States of America. In her third year of law school, she was a Certified Legal Intern in the Domestic Violence Unit for the Office of the State Attorney (17th Judicial Circuit). As a Certified Legal Intern and under the supervision of an Assistant State Attorney, she took on a caseload and appeared on behalf of the State of Florida in daily morning and afternoon dockets, evidentiary hearings, and sat first and second chair for a number of jury trials through verdict.
Upon admission to the Florida Bar, Jessica became an Assistant State Attorney with the Office of the State Attorney (17th Judicial Circuit). As a prosecutor, she handled an array of criminal cases in the Misdemeanor Division. Once entering the private sector, Jessica went into Insurance Defense Litigation primarily focusing on Personal Injury Protection defense. She went on to litigate real estate matters, representing a number of major financial institutions in creditor disputes. She litigated Circuit Civil Cases in nearly every county throughout the State of Florida. She became the Supervising Attorney then ultimately the Managing Attorney of her department.
Jessica loves to travel around the world and has made it a mission to visit at least one new country and one new state every year.