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850.224.5333 Tallahassee

850.244.5333 Ft Walton Beach



 Owner/Lead Attorney:  Arrowood Law Firm (2002 – Present)

     *   Managed associate attorneys and staff to assist in cases covering all North

         Florida Counties

     *   Developed, adjusted and maintained budget for two offices, working under close fiscal

      *  Tried more than 100 Jury Trials and handled over a thousand cases covering Felony,
         Misdemeanor, Violation of Probation, and Traffic cases.

      *  Negotiated pleas, argued motions, attended hearings, and handled aggressive trial

      *  Handled hundreds of family law cases including divorce, child support/visitation,

          paternity and adoption

      *  Presided as Judge over the Leon County Teen Court

      *  Covered instructional classes at Florida State University Law School

      *  Advised and Participated in a Discovery Channel’s show, with an investigation of a
         double homicide case


 Assistant State Attorney: State Attorney’s Office (February 2000 – May 2002)

     301 S Monroe Street, 4th floor, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2550.  

     *  Responsible for general criminal prosecution of felony, misdemeanor, and juvenile
        delinquency cases

     *  Reviewed police reports and determined criminal charges for arrest and non-arrest
        criminal cases daily, secured additional information from law enforcement
        personnel when required, prepared felony cases for schedules trials

     *  Formulated trial strategy, determined sentence sought, conducted plea negotiations,
        investigated case data and researched applicable case law

     *  Secured and interviewed witnesses for trial, assembled case files, attended pre-trial
        hearings and filed or responded to pre-trial motions

     *  Communicated information on case status to all involved parties such as defense
        attorneys, police officials and victims


 Reserve Deputy Sheriff: Leon County Sheriff’s Department (December 2001– May 2002)

     Leon County Florida. 

     *  Enforced the laws of Florida, city and county ordinances, and investigated crimes.
     *  Served civil process.


 Assistant Public Defender:
 Office of the Public Defender (August 1998 – January 2000)

     1A 9th Avenue, Shalimar, Florida 32579.

     *  Assumed personal responsibility for assisting indigent individuals charged with
        misdemeanors, juvenile cases and felonies such as criminal sexual
        assaults, armed robberies and homicides

     *  Provided effective representation to clients who were frequently illiterate, not
        very well educated and sometimes even uncooperative while managing large

     *  Investigated alleged crime or offense by meeting with witnesses, police officers and
        reviewing the facts. Met with the client to discuss the appropriate action
        to be taken and whether pre-trial motions should be filed.

     *  Handled arraignment court and bond court. 
     *  Met with clients when arrested and obtained their history to make
        bond arguments to the court. 
     *  Maintained working relationships with clients in person, by phone
        and by mail contact.


 Chief of Police: City of Mary Esther (January 1990 – May 1995)

     Mary Esther, FL.  

     *  Supervised and directed activities of the Police Department for the City and for
        surrounding areas in certain mutual aid circumstances.

     *  Responsibilities included strategic planning for use of resources, coordinating the activities of
        the department with those of other local departments and ensuring that
        services provided and development plans are of the highest quality.

     *  Developed and directed the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures
        and work standards for the department; prepared and administered the
        department’s budget

     *  Planned,organized, administered, reviewed and evaluated the work of sworn and
        non-sworn staff through subordinate levels of supervision

     *  Supervised City police functions including community-oriented policing, patrol, crime
        prevention, investigation, traffic enforcement, school services, dispatch
        and records, this also included working with the local military base and areas
        of commerce for emergency management methods, including Homeland Security

     *  Maintained and directed the maintenance, security and assessment of department
        facilities, both secure and public areas

     *  Conferred with and represented the department and the City in meetings and hearings.

 Honors: Oxford’s Who’s Who in Law Enforcement, 1992 Edition.                         

               National Association of Chief’s of Police,Board Member.


 Deputy Sheriff: Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Department (April 1984 – December 1989)

     Okaloosa County, Florida. 

     *  Deputy at19 years of age

     *  Enforced the laws of Florid, city and county ordinances, and investigate crimes

     *  Served civil process

     *  Received advanced training: FBI hostage negotiator, firearms instructor,
        Intoxilyzer 5000 operator, electronic restraint instructor, field training
        officer, FCIC/NCIC computer operator, advanced training in computer
        applications in criminal Justice, police radar operator, advanced training
        in narcotics identification and investigation and others




   Nova Southeastern University, Sheperd Broad Law Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL       

       Juris Doctor May 1998, admitted to the Florida Bar September 22, 1998.

       *  Member, Student Bar Association, West Bar Review Representative.

   Troy State University, Troy, Alabama

      Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. June 1994     
      *  Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society, President’s List, Dean’s List

   Okaloosa Walton Community College, Niceville, Florida

     Certified Police Radar Operator, Firearms Instructor, Certified Intoxillizer 5000 Operator,
     Certified F.B.I. Hostage Negotiator, Certified Electronic Restraint Instructor,
     Field Training Officer, FCIC/NCIC Computer Operator and numerous other police
     job related courses.

  Pensacola Jr. College Police Academy, Pensacola, Florida 1984 Graduate.

Jeffrey D. Arrowood

850.224.5333 Tallahassee 

850.244.5333 Ft Walton Beach

813.658.5657 ​Tampa

Family & Criminal Law

representation in Florida