Legal Team

Matthew J. Jowanna

Matthew J. Jowanna

Matthew J. Jowanna is an attorney and counselor at law and is the Firm’s President and Managing Shareholder.

• LL.M., Magna Cum Laude (High Honors), University of Notre Dame

• J.D., Summa Cum Laude (Highest Honors), Nova Southeastern University

• B.A., University of South Florida

• “AV” (Preeminent) Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

• “Superb” (10 out of 10) Rating, Avvo

• 23 Years of Experience

Admitted: Supreme Court of the United States; United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida; United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida; United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida; United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida; and The Florida Bar.

For a more complete listing of Mr. Jowanna’s credentials and qualifications, please see the “Qualifications” link. You may send Mr. Jowanna an email at MJJ@Jowanna.com.

Jessica R. Stephans

Jessica R. Stephans

Jessica R. Stephans is an attorney and counselor at law and is the Managing Attorney of the Firm’s Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate Sections.

• J.D., Florida State University

• B.A., University of Florida

Admitted: United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida; United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Florida; and The Florida Bar.

For a more complete listing of Ms. Stephans’ credentials and qualifications, please see the “Qualifications” link. You may send Ms. Stephans an email at JRS@Jowanna.com.

Leah L. Shalna

Leah L. Shalna

Leah is a Paralegal with the Firm. She has worked in law firms in Florida and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Leah’s law office experience and talents are significant. But, her welcoming and friendly personality is still what clients love the most. You may send Leah an email at LLS@Jowanna.com.

Tina M. Bronson

Tina M. Bronson

Tina is a Paralegal with the Firm. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree, majoring in Sociology and Criminal Justice, from Albertus Magnus College. She obtained her Paralegal Certification from Branford Hall Institute. Tina has multi-faceted legal experience in the practice areas of Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Family Law, Insurance Coverage, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury, Trusts, Wills and Worker’s Compensation. Tina draws upon her well-rounded experience to assist the Firm’s clients in all respects. You may send Tina an email at TMB@@Jowanna.com.

Tiffany N. Bland

Tiffany N. Bland

Tiffany is a Legal Assistant with the Firm. She obtained her Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training from Pasco-Hernando State College. Tiffany’s legal experience has mostly been in the practice areas of Civil Litigation, Criminal Defense, Employment Law, Family Law and Personal Injury. However, Tiffany now assists clients in all of the Firm’s practice areas. You may send Tiffany an email at TNBJowanna.com.

Ashley E. Shalna

Ashley E. Shalna

Ashley is a Clerk with the Firm. While pursing her degree from the University of Florida, she continues to assist the Firm and its clients. You may send Ashley an email at AES@Jowanna.com.

Angelica

Angelica "Geli" Bulldog Jowanna

Angelica is following in the paw prints of her sister, Brittany. Geli is now the Firm’s Good Will Ambassador. You may send Geli an email at ABJ@Jowanna.com.

Brittany Bulldog Jowanna

Brittany Bulldog Jowanna

In Memoriam

March 21, 2008 – May 12, 2016

Mascot, Paw Clerk, Best Friend