John J. "Jake" Schickel

Of Counsel
(904) 356-6071

Experience, Commitment & Integrity in the Pursuit of Justice

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  • University of Florida:
    Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1970)
    Juris Doctor (1972)
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Professional Associations
  • All Courts of the State of Florida
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeal, 11th Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • The Florida Bar:
    • Board of Governors (2005-2011)
    • Executive Committee (2008-2011)
    • Budget Chair (2009-2010)
    • Strategic Planning Committee (2008-2010)
    • Board of Legal Specialization and Education (1990-2002)
    • Chairman (1995-1997); Vice Chairman (1993-1994)
    • Civil Trial Area Certificate Committee
    • Workers’ Compensation Area Certification Committee
    • Executive Council of Trial Lawyers Section (1994-2000)
    • The Florida Bar Foundation Board of Directors (2000-2005)
  • American Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Defense Lawyers Association, President (1984)
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy, Civil Trial Specialist
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
  • Adjunct Professor, Florida Coastal School of Law
  • American Board of Trial Advocacy (ABOTA):
    • Past President, Jacksonville Chapter
    • FLABOTA Board of Directors
  • E. Robert Williams Inn of Court:
    • Master of the Bench
    • Founding President (2007-2009)
    • "Professionalism Award" named in his honor
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Community Associations
  • Jacksonville Electric Authority:
    • Board of Directors (1994-1998)
    • Chairman (1995-1996); (1996-1997)
  • Alliance for World Class Education, Vice President (2000-2001)
  • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce:
    • Board of Governors (1997-2004)
    • Executive Committee (1997; 2000-2002)
    • Chairman, Business Recruitment (1997)
    • Chairman, Education & Work Force Development (2000-2001)
    • Strategic Planning Task Force (1999)
    • Champion, World Class Education
    • President, Jacksonville Chamber Foundation, Inc.
  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Foundation, Board of Directors
  • Jacksonville Sertoma Club President (1982)
  • The Community Foundation-Education Forum: “Quality Education for All” (2006-2007)
  • Oversight Committee – Real Sense Prosperity Campaign
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon:
    • President, Alumni Commission (1995-1998)
    • Merit Key Society
    • Brother of the Year (1998)
  • Florida Ducks Unlimited, Beaches Chapter Area Chairman (1986-1987)
  • University of Florida Law School Trustee (1998-2004)
  • Search Committee for Superintendent, Duval County Schools
  • North Florida Council of Boy Scouts of America, Board of Directors (1996-1998)
  • WorkSource:
    • Past Chairman (2004-2006); Vice Chairman (2002-2003)
    • Board of Directors (2000 to present)
    • Center for WorkForce Leadership, Chairman
  • Edward Waters College, Trustee (2006-2009)
  • Florida Children First, Board of Directors
  • Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, Board of Directors
  • Florida Coastal School of Law Foundation, Board of Directors, Chairman (2015)
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Mr. Jake Schickel’s decorated career could be considered the benchmark for success in the legal community. In addition to multiple professional leadership positions, he has been highly active in supporting legal professionalism and the cause of justice. He has been named a Florida Super Lawyer every year since the program’s inception and was honored by The Florida Bar in 2006 with the Justice Harry Lee Anstead Board-Certified Lawyer of the Year. In 2017, the E. Robert Williams American Inn of Court even named their chapter’s professionalism award in his honor.


Mr. Jake Schickel’s passion for justice is matched only by his long-term commitment to his community. He has served the Jacksonville community on several executive, strategic, economic and planning committees, including leadership positions with nonprofit and civic organizations. Prior to becoming a founding partner of Coker Law, Mr. Jake Schickel worked as an Assistant State Attorney and Chief Assistant Attorney for the 4th Judicial Circuit.

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