Jessica Ticktin Mediation

About Jessica Ticktin

Jessica Ticktin received her Bachelor of Science Degree in criminology, from Florida State University and her J.D. degree from the Stetson University College of Law

Jessica Ticktin

Prior to becoming a judge, Jessica Ticktin owned and managed a multi-office firm with several offices across the State of Florida.  She is known for her decisiveness, determination, and ability to creatively resolve disputes, which has allowed her to bring closure to countless families over the years she served as a judge.  


Jessica Ticktin received her Bachelor of Science Degree in criminology, from Florida State University and her J.D. degree from the Stetson University College of Law; she is a member of various bar associations and has been admitted to practice law in federal courts as well as the Florida Supreme Court.

Jessica Ticktin was elected in August 2014 to be a Circuit Judge of the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit of Florida.  She presided over a circuit civil division in West Palm Beach until June 2015, when she came into the circuit family/probate/guardianship division where she served as the Administrative Judge of the South Palm Beach County Courthouse as well as Administrative Judge of the Family Division. 

In addition to managing a full docket, she participated as a faculty member of the Florida Judicial College, and has participated in many presentations to educate the public and legal community on topics related to civil, probate, guardianship, and family law.


Education:

Florida State University, Bachelor of Science, 2001

Stetson University College of Law, J.D., 2003



Prior Work Experience:

The Ticktin Law Group, Managing Partner, 2009 – 2013

Nugent Ticktin, Partner, 2008 - 2009

Law Office of Matthew Nugent, Associate Attorney, 2006 – 2008

Law Office of Mark Maynor, Associate Attorney, 2005 - 2006

Law Office of Patricia Alexander, Associate Attorney, 2005

Law Office of Ticktin & Associates, Associate Attorney, 2004



Judicial Service:

August 2014 - Elected to be a circuit judge of the 15th Judicial Circuit, Palm Beach County

January 2015– June 2015: Civil Division “AE”

June 2015 – January 2021:  Family Division “FZ” and Probate and Guardianship Division “IZ”

January 2017 – January 2021:  Administrative Judge of South Palm Beach County Courthouse


Awards:

2019 Jurist of the Year Award from South Palm Beach County Bar Association;

2019 Jurist of the Year Award from American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys;

2020 John L. Phillips Professionalism Award from The Susan Greenberg Family Law Inn of Court of the Palm Beaches


Publications:

AC Resolution Magazine on Eldercare Coordination, January 2020 Issue: Co-Authored “Finishing the Family Feud”; www.ACRnet.org


Judicial Speaking Events & Participation:

2015

May 12, 2015: Presenter for Palm Beach County Bar Association Judicial Relations Committee Luncheon – A View from the Bench

August 13, 2015: Presenter for Young Lawyers Section Luncheon


2016

April 15, 2016: Presenter for South Palm Beach County Bar Association Collaborative Law Committee

April 21, 2016:  Presenter for Palm Beach County Bar Association - 16th Annual View From the Bench – Elder Law Affairs

April 28, 2016: Presenter for the Palm Beach County Bar Association Judicial Relations Committee Meeting – Topic: Social Media

May 5, 2016: Presenter for Palm Beach County Bar Association Professionalism Committee Panel discussion - “Lawyer Civility: A South County Perspective”

May 9, 2016: Presenter for Palm Beach County Bar Association Probate Boot Camp – Judicial Panel at West Palm Beach Marriott

May 13, 2016: Presenter for Judicial Discussion on E-Discovery

June 3, 2016: Presenter for Junior Clerk’s Day in the South County Courthouse: Courts and the Judicial System

October 21, 2016: Presenter for Judicial Discussion on E-Discovery

October 25, 2016: Presenter for South Palm Beach County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Judicial Panel Luncheon

November 21, 2016: Presenter for South County Family Law Committee Luncheon on E-Discovery in Family Cases and a potential Standing Order on E-Discovery

December 8, 2016: Presentation to 12th graders from the Trinity School: Courts and the Judicial System


2017

February 13, 2017: Presentation to 200 preschool children for Community Helpers Day at Congregation B’nai Israel:  Three Branches of Government

March 9, 2017: Presenter at Palm Beach County Bench Bar Conference (Panelist on 5 different panels): 1. Guardianship, 2. Estate & Probate, 3. Family (E-Discovery), 4. Family (Magistrates and UMC), 5. Family (Plenary)

April 6, 2017: Presenter for Palm Beach County Bar Association - 17th Annual View from the Bench – Elder Law Affairs

October 19, 2017: Webinar presentation for Family Law Section of Florida Bar on topic of Extracurricular Activities within Parenting Plans


2018

January 8-9, 2018: Faculty at Judicial College Phase I (Mock Trials)

January 19, 2018: Presenter for Cunningham Bar Association – Pathway to the Judiciary

January 30, 2018: Presenter for Palm Beach County Bar Association Judicial Relations Committee – Town Hall Discussion for Advancement of Women

March 8, 2018: Presenter for South Palm Beach County Bar Association FAWL – Top 10 Ways to Prevail at Uniform Motion Calendar

April 9, 2018: Presenter for Palm Beach County Bar Association – Trusts and Estates Cross Fit Seminar

April 26, 2018: Presenter for Palm Beach County Bar Association – 18th Annual View from the Bench – Elder Law Affairs

June 2, 2018: South Palm Beach County Bar Association’s 57 th Annual Installation Gala –

Swearing in of new officers

October 31, 2018: Panelist for South County Bar Association Family Law Committee

Presentation – Judicial Perspective on the Effective Use of Forensic Accountants in High Net Worth Cases.

2018 - 2019: Judicial Liaison for Susan Greenberg Family Law American Inn of Court of the Palm Beaches 


2019

January 14 – 17, 2019: Faculty at Judicial College Phase I - Mock Trials

January 28, 2019: SPBCBA - Presentation for Mentorship Committee, Table for Ten – Practice, Procedure, and Professionalism

February 22, 2019:  Presenter for Palm Beach County Bench Bar Conference (Panelist on several panels): 1. Issues in Probate and Estate Practice – Hot Topics in the Probate, Trust, and Estate World; 2. Guardianship – It’s Not Paranoia if They Really Are Out to Get You;

3. Family – Legal Fathers vs. Biological Fathers; 4. Family – Judicial Panel

March 1, 2019: Presentation to 400 preschool children for Community Helpers Day at Congregation B’nai Israel - Three Branches of Government

April 5, 2019:  Presenter for Broward County Bar Association Family Law Section: Local Rules and Procedures – Tri-County

April 26, 2019: Presenter for Palm Beach County Bar Association Family Law CLE Committee: Attorneys’ Fees in Divorce & Family Law: Basis, Practice Tips, and Judicial Perspective

July 18, 2019: Presenter for Florida State Guardianship Association Conference: “The Art of Guardianship; View from a Judge, an Attorney, a Guardian, an Eldercare Coordinator, and Pilot Site Administrator.”

October 18, 2019: Presenter for Broward County Bench Bar Conference: Probate and Guardianship in Palm Beach County

November 18, 2019: Presenter for South Palm Beach County Bar Association Civil Practice Committee: Ethics and Best Practices.


2020

January 6-7, 2020: Faculty at Judicial College Phase I - Mock Trials

January 10, 2020: Presenter for South Palm Beach County Bar Association Professionalism

Committee: “Professional Ways to Handle Unprofessional Adversaries: Views from the Bench and Bar.”

February 26, 2020: Speaker for Guardianship Training at Palm Beach County Courthouse: Eldercaring Coordination

February 26, 2020: Presenter for SPBCBA Solo/Small Law Firm Committee: The Top 10 Ways to Impress Your Judge

May 15, 2020: Presenter for Palm Beach County Bar Association (via Zoom): How COVID-19 is Affecting the Practice of Law in Family and Juvenile

August 21, 2020: Presenter for Palm Beach County Bench Bar Conference (via Zoom): Family Law Session 

August 28, 2020: Presenter for Palm Beach County Bench Bar Conference (via Zoom): Guardianship Session and Probate Session

October 2, 2020: Presenter for Palm Beach County Bar Association Unified Family Practice & Family Law CLE Committees (via Zoom):  Remote Family Proceedings in the 15th Circuit

Contact Ticktin Mediation

Call or Text 561-445-7398

P.O. Box 812320

Boca Raton, FL 33481

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