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 an attorney is not something most people enjoy. 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. Our law office represents clients and their families in estate planning, family law, probate and trust administration and litigation, personal injury and car accidents, intellectual property, and business law.
Dave was born and raised in Westtown, New York, a small town 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 in 2009.
Dave and his wife, Kaley, live in St. Augustine with their rescue dogs, Klondike, Karley, and Joey. 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 donates much of his professional time each year providing pro bono legal services to residents of St. Augustine, Jacksonville, and the surrounding communities. He was awarded the Pro Bono Award presented by St. Johns County Legal Aid in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, and 2019 for donating over 100 hours of legal services each year to the St. Augustine and Jacksonville communities.
Dave is an avid motorsports fan and an aspiring race car driver. He is a member of the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) and regularly runs his Subaru BRZ on local race tracks, to include Daytona International Speedway, Sebring Raceway, Roebling Road, and the Florida International Rally and Motorsports Park.
In 2022, Dave received an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. According to Martindale-Hubbell, its rating system has been in existence for over 140 years and is the “gold standard” for attorney ratings. An AV Preeminent rating is the highest peer rating and signifies that a lawyer’s peers rank them at the highest level of professional excellence for their legal knowledge, communication skills, and ethical standards.
In 2020, 2021, and 2022, Dave was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. From its website: “Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. This selection process includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.” According to Super Lawyers, only 2.5% of attorneys are selected as a Rising Star.
“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. He is heavily involved with local legal aid, receiving a Pro Bono Award from St. Johns County Legal Aid in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 for donating over 100 hours of legal services each year to the St. Augustine and Jacksonville communities. Jack serves as a board member on the St. Johns County Continuum of Care, a not-for-profit organization which seeks to end homelessness in St. Johns County. He is also a court-appointed attorney in St. Johns County dependency cases.