“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 Lampert is an Associate at The Law Office of J.J. Talbot. His practice areas focus on civil litigation, personal injury, social security, wage and hour, and workers compensation matters.
Earning his Juris Doctor from the University of Florida, as a student, Travis clerked for Stiles, Taylor & Grace, a workers’ compensation insurance defense firm, and for the United States Attorney’s office. Upon completion, he went to work for Levin Papantonio’s mass tort division, pursuing 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.”
Outside of work, Travis spends time with his wife, Crystal, and their dogs: Roger, Snoopy and Penny. He volunteer’s as much as possible for local legal clinics where he provides pro bono services to members of the Pensacola 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 and gaining proficiency in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Ryan Stoner is an Associate at The Law Office of J.J. Talbot. His practice primarily focuses on wage and hour employment law, personal injury, civil litigation, and social security/disability matters.
A graduate of Western Michigan University Law School, Ryan interned as a judicial clerk in the 17th circuit court and worked at the Access to Justice Clinic, which provided legal services to indigent clients. Upon graduation and passing the Michigan Bar in 2015, Ryan opened a private practice in Hastings, MI, focused on criminal defense, family law, and child advocacy.
In 2018, Ryan moved to Pensacola and began his current journey with J. J. Talbott, passing the Florida Bar in early 2019. He enjoys playing guitar, writing and performing music, reading literature, studying history, and playing softball. Ryan is involved with his church and enjoys hanging out with his Blue Heeler named “Cornbread.” He is also a former Golden Glove State Champion boxer, so don’t mess with Cornbread!
Mark Belcher is an Associate at The Law Office of J.J. Talbot. His practice primarily focuses on workers’ compensation, but also covers wage and hour, employment law, personal injury, civil litigation, and social security/disability matters.
Mark attended law school at the Ava Maria School of Law in Naples, FL. During law school, Mark interned with the Coweta Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office in LaGrange, Georgia, the Honorable Kathy Sturgis, a Judge of Compensation Claims, in Fort Myers, Florida, and with a United States District Court Judge. After graduating in the top 10% of his law school class in 2013, Mark immediately started a two-year federal clerkship with the Honorable John E. Steele in the Fort Myers division of the Middle District of Florida.
Following multiple internships and clerkships, Mark soon found himself on the Florida panhandle as an insurance defense associate at McConnaughhay Coonrod. After a few years of diving into the workers’ comp field, he desired to expand his field of practice and became an associate with J.J. Talbot.
Outside of practicing law, Mark enjoys spending time with his wife, attending community driven events, and absolutely loves to cook – so much so, Mark was featured in Pensacola’s “Men Who Cook” competition.