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J. Nickolas Alexander, Jr.

Education

  • 1977 – J.D., Antioch School of Law, Washington, D.C.
  • 1972 – B.A. Foreign Languages, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Academic Honors

  • Herbert Weiner Senatorial Scholarship recipient
  • Sigma Delta Tau Scholarship recipient
  • Outstanding Young Man of America
  • African American Law Students Association member
  • National Black Law Student Association member
  • Co-Chair, First Year Class, Antioch School of Law

Employment History

Law Offices of J. Nickolas Alexander, Jr., PA, Orange Park, Florida

1984 – Present

  • Sole practitioner
  • Concentrating in the areas of family law, criminal law, Social Security and Veterans’ disability claims, probate, and family mediation.

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc., Green Cove Springs, Florida

1981 – 1984

  • Managing Attorney
  • Solely responsible for delivery of civil legal services to indigent county residents in services areas of family law, adoption, probate, civil rights, Social Security, and welfare.

Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C.

1980-1981

  • Recruitment Director, Reginald Heber Smith Community Lawyer Fellowship
  • Responsible for recruitment and selection of 300 Fellows to work in national Legal Services programs.

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida

1979 – 1980

  • Managing Attorney
  • Housing Litigation unit staffed by four attorneys and one paralegal.

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida

1978 – 1979

  • Staff Attorney
  • General civil practice with concentration in landlord/tenant issues, public housing, civil litigation, and Social Security disability.

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida

1978 – 1979

  • Staff Attorney
  • General civil practice with concentration in landlord/tenant issues, public housing, civil litigation, and Social Security disability.

American Bar Association, Washington, D.C.

1977 – 1978

  • Legal Researcher
  • Authored “Prison Legal Services” after developing and implementing a national survey instrument to measure legal services availability in State and Federal prisons.

District of Columbia Bail Agency, Washington, D.C.

1977 – 1978

  • Citation Interviewer
  • Determined eligibility for release under provisions of the D.C. Bail Reform Act for persons charged with felony and misdemeanor law violations.

Bar Numbers

Florida: 269522 (1979 – present)
Pennsylvania: 27228 (1978 – present)


Admissions and Board Certifications

Admitted to Practice – Supreme Court of Florida – 1979 to present

  • Family Law Section Member

Admitted to Practice – Supreme Court of Pennsylvania – 1978 to present

Admitted to Practice – United States District Court

  • Middle District of Florida – Jacksonville Division

Admitted to Practice – United States Court of Appeals

  • Eleventh Circuit

Admitted to Practice – United States District Court

  • Fifth Circuit, Galveston, Texas Division

Certified by Florida State Courts – 1998 to present

  • Family Law Mediator: 10711F Circuits four, seven, and eight

Current Professional Memberships

American Inns of Court

  • 2003 – present

Clay County Bar Association

  • Former President 1986-1987
  • Former Vice President 1985-1986
  • Former Treasurer/Secretary 1983-1985

D.W. Perkins Bar Association

  • 1979 – present
  • 2011 – President – Elect

First Coast Collaborative Family Law

  • Founder
  • 2004 – present

Florida Family Law Inn of Court

  • 2003 – present
  • 2009 Master of the Bench

Jacksonville Bar Association

  • General Practice Section
  • Family Law Section
  • Solo Practitioner and Small Firm Section
  • Former Chair, Legal Services Committee

Community Memberships

Rotary Club of Fleming Island

  • 2008 Charter member
  • 2008 – present
  • Subcommittee Chair, Concert on the Green

SGI-USA

  • 1969 – present

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity

  • Member, Alumni Association

Invited Lectures and Awards (a sampling):

Florida Family Inn of Court

  • Speaker – 2009 – Mental Health Issues Affecting Practitioners, Their Clients, and Their Client’s Children

Collaborative Lawyering

  • Speaker – 2009 – Overview of Collaborative Law
  • Speaker – 2005 – Welcome to the Revolution

Jacksonville Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  • Support Group speaker – 2002, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1992

R.C. Bannerman Learning Center

  • Speaker, Professional Career Fair – 1995

The Florida Bar

  • President’s Pro Bono Service Award – 1994

Boy Scouts of America Troop 421

  • Award of Appreciation – 1992

National Graves Disease Foundation

  • Jacksonville Chapter Speaker – 1992
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc.
  • Pro Bono Service Award – 1991