“It’s very rewarding to know that not only did the client get the help they needed; the insurance company wasn’t able to push over someone who couldn’t defend themselves.”
Jeremiah “JJ” Talbott is the founding partner of the Law Office of JJ Talbott, P.A. and concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury, workers’ compensation, unpaid wages and overtime, wrongful termination, Social Security Disability, Family and Medical Leave Act, Divorce/Family law, probate, and general civil litigation.
JJ was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1972 and moved to Pensacola, Florida in 1974. He graduated from J.M. Tate High School in 1990 and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of West Florida in 1994. In 1997, he received his Juris Doctorate from Samford University, Cumberland School of Law. While in law school, he was a member of the Trial Advocacy Board, member of the ABA National Trial Team, and nominated Best Advocate in the ABA National Trial Competition.
JJ is a member of both the Florida Bar (since 1998) and Alabama Bar (since 1997). He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida; United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida; United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida; United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama; and United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama. He is also a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association (Florida Chapter), Worker’s Compensation Section of the Florida Bar, and a member of the Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association. JJ has also served on numerous bar association committees including the Executive Counsel of the Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association (2007-2008), the Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee of the Florida Bar (chairman District A) (2004-2006), and the Community Service Committee of the Escambia Santa Rosa Bar Association (Co-Chairman 2001-2007).
In 2012, JJ became a lifetime member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members.
JJ lives in Pensacola with his wife and 2 children.
Travis earned his Bachelor of Science from the University of Central Florida in 2009 before attending the University of Florida Levin College of Law. While in law school Travis was recognized numerous times for his outstanding research, writing, and advocacy skills, including earning multiple Book awards, which students earn by achieving the top grade in the class. As a law student, Travis clerked for Stiles, Taylor & Grace, a workers’ compensation insurance defense firm, and for the United States Attorney’s office.
Upon earning his Juris Doctor from UF, Travis went to work for Levin Papantonio’s mass tort division. While there, Travis pursued complex litigation cases across the county for 4 years, successfully representing plaintiffs in products liability cases involving the products Benicar, Invokana, and Essure, as well as businesses that suffered economic damages as a result of the BP Oil Spill.
In 2017, seeking to build his local practice, Travis came aboard at the Law Office of J.J. Talbott. In his own words: “I knew that working with JJ would allow me to focus my practice on the local community. Meeting face to face with my clients, and getting to interact with the folks who need my help on a personal level is what drives me.” Travis now handles personal injury, wage and hour, social security, and worker’s compensation claims.
Travis lives here in Pensacola with his girlfriend, Crystal Johnson, and their 4 dogs: Julius, Roger, Snoopy, and Penny.
Outside of work, Travis volunteer’s as much as possible for local legal clinics where he provides pro bono services to members of our community. He also frequently serves as a Big Brother for Big Brothers Big Sisters of NWFL. In his free time, Travis loves being active, including hiking, martial arts, and team sports.
Michael is the newest addition to the Law Office of J.J. Talbott and covers our Alabama clients in case areas including Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation, Wage and Hour, Social Security, Discrimination (ADA/Employment/FMLA), Employment Law and General Civil Litigation.
Born in Yuma, AZ into a Navy family he moved around a lot as a kid, eventually settling in Pensacola for elementary school. He attended University of West Florida for his undergrad and received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama in 2016.
He says that he always had a natural interest in the law and began doing mock trials in his sophomore year at UWF to see if being a lawyer was something he really wanted to pursue. It was through this experience that he found his love for the courtroom and began to hone his ability to effectively advocate for his clients. He went on to become captain/president of the UWF Mock Trial Team and received an Outstanding Attorney Award at the First Annual Argo Invitational Mock Trial Tournament.
Before his admission to law school, he worked for the State Attorney’s Office and the Office of the General Counsel for the University of West Florida.
In his first year of law school at Cumberland School of Law, he won first place for the Parham Williams Trial Competition and was a semi-finalist for the Donworth Moot Court Competition.
At UA Law, he was a quarterfinalist for the Campbell Moot Court Competition and was a Member of the Campbell Moot Court Board. He was a Junior Editor for the Journal of the Legal Profession, Volume 39 and Managing Editor for the Journal of the Legal Profession, Volume 40. A member of the Bruce B. Siegel Intellectual Property Moot Court Team in 2015-2016, he was also selected as Runner-up as Best Overall Advocate at the 2016 Phi Alpha Delta National Trial Competition.
Like J.J., Michael’s first job as an attorney was working as a defense lawyer for an insurance company. His specialty is Personal Injury Law and he enjoys being able to use his knowledge of the industry to help provide the greatest resolution to plaintiffs.
In his spare time he is a coach for the University of West Florida Mock Trial Team, roots for the Crimson Tide, does CrossFit, and takes his adopted dog Bailey to the local dog parks.