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Naples & Spence, Attorneys At Law, PLLC, is a boutique law firm committed to providing effective, responsive, and affordable legal services to individuals, their families, their friends, and their businesses throughout Northeast Florida. We know going to see a lawyer is not always the easiest or most comfortable thing to do. Our goal is to provide you with the level of care, professionalism, and knowledge you expect from an experienced attorney, all the while treating you like a valued member of our family. We take great pride in establishing relationships with our clients and their families that last long-after their file is closed with our office.

David D. Naples, Jr., Esq.
Managing Partner

(904) 657-7117

[email protected]

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David D. Naples, Jr., Esq.

Dave was born and raised in the small, rural town of Westtown, New York, just outside New York City. After several winters at college in central New York, Dave headed south for warmer weather. He lived in Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Georgia, before accepting a scholarship to attend the Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville.

While in law school, Dave made it his mission to gain as much practical legal experience as possible. He was: a research assistant for a professor looking to write a legal article about a United States Supreme Court decision; a teaching assistant for a federal income taxation course; a certified legal intern for Florida Coastal’s Housing Rights Clinic; a certified legal intern for the Office of the Public Defender in St. Augustine; and a law clerk for a private law firm in St. Augustine. Ultimately, the practical experienced paid off and Dave was offered a full-time position with that private law firm shortly after graduating from law school and passing the bar. Dave worked as an associate attorney from October, 2012, until he co-founded Naples & Spence, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, in September, 2017.

Dave and his wife, Kaley, live in St. Augustine with their rescue dogs. Dave and Kaley are proud to support local business and spend much of their time together looking for local art for their home, supporting local charities, and dining at local restaurants. Dave represents S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue, Inc., a local 501(c)3 not-for-profit animal rescue, as it’s pro bono corporate counsel. He also provides hundreds of hours of pro bono legal services each year to St. Augustine, Jacksonville, and the surrounding communities. Dave was awarded the Pro Bono Award presented by St. Johns County Legal Aid in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 for donating over 100 hours of legal services each year to the St. Augustine and Jacksonville communities.

Areas of Practice

  • Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Special Needs Planning
  • Elder Law, Guardianship, Medicaid Planning, Elder Abuse
  • Probate and Trust Administration
  • Probate and Trust Litigation
  • IRS Tax Controversy
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Civil Litigation and Appeals

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, Cum Laude, State University of New York, College at Cortland; Cortland, New York
  • Juris Doctor, Florida Coastal School of Law; Jacksonville, Florida

Bar Admissions and Organizations

  • State of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District, Jacksonville Division
  • Florida Bar Association
  • St. Johns County Bar Association
  • Seventh Judicial Circuit – Court Appointed Attorney Registry
John J. Spence, Esq.
Managing Partner

(904) 657-7117

[email protected]

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John J. Spence, Esq.

“Jack” is originally from the Detroit, Michigan area. After completing college, he attended law school and passed the Florida Bar after graduation. Jack decided to return to school to pursue his Masters of Law (LL.M.) in Intellectual Property. While completing his LL.M., Jack worked as an Intern at Metisenty, LLC, and later clerked at General Title Insurance Company.

In October, 2010, Jack moved to the St. Augustine area and began practicing as an associate attorney with Pycraft Law, LLC. During his time there, he worked on hundreds of cases in various legal fields, from appeals and consumer law to family law. Notably, he participated in drafting the winning briefs in the published appellate decisions of Kiefert v. Nationstar Mortg., LLC, 153 So. 3d 351 and Poag v. Nationstar Mortg., LLC, 198 So. 3d 1000. He co-founded Naples & Spence, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, in September, 2017.

Jack lives in Jacksonville and enjoys golf and football in his spare time. Jack is heavily involved with local legal aid, receiving a Pro Bono Award from St. Johns County Legal Aid in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 for donating over 100 hours of legal services each year to the St. Augustine and Jacksonville communities.

Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Business Formation
  • Consumer
  • Collections
  • Credit
  • Real Estate
  • Intellectual Property

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Classical Studies, College of Wooster; Wooster, Ohio
  • Juris Doctor, Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law; Cleveland, Ohio
  • Master of Law, Intellectual Property, University of Akron, School of Law; Akron, Ohio

Bar Admissions and Organizations

  • State of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District, Jacksonville Division
  • Florida Bar Association
  • St. Johns County Bar Association