The Law Office of Jo Ann Palchak, P.A.


White-Collar Criminal Defense and Litigation Boutique


      Outside General Counsel Services



1725 1/2 7th Ave., Suite 6 

Tampa, FL 33605  (In the Heart of Ybor City)



When you need a thoughtful, determined lawyer.

Practice Areas

  • General Counsel Services
  • Complex Civil Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Class Action 
  • FINRA Arbitration
  • White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Healthcare and Regulatory 
  • Money Laundering, RICO
  • Sentencing and Post-Conviction Relief (State and Federal)
  • Appellate Law
  • Juvenile Law
    • Court Appointed Attorney Ad Litem
    • Reasonable Accomodations
    • Representation before the School Board 



Jo Ann Palchak is an experienced litigator who represents individuals and companies in civil and criminal investigations and prosecutions, as well as in complex civil litigation. 

Ms. Palchak litigates matters involving the Securities Exchange Acts of 1933 and 1934. These matters often involve allegations of breaches of fiduciary duty and disclosure obligations.    

Ms. Palchak has counseled individuals and corporations in disputes arising from merger and settlement agreements and in analyzing disgorgement penalties and other equitable relief arising from allegations of securities related fraud. 

Her experience in complex business disputes includes breach of contract, breach of implied duty of good faith, civil theft, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets and trademark infringement, replevin, and conversion actions, as well as injunctive relief. She has represented several high-profile clients, helping to resolve their legal challenges under intense public scrutiny. She has also conducted internal investigations for companies in industries ranging from health care to publishing.  Ms. Palchak also deals with consumer harm, handling disputes with broker dealers and other matters before Finra.

Ms. Palchak also practices white collar criminal defense and has represented clients in criminal and civil enforcement cases involving allegations of financial fraud, violations of the Anti-Kickback Statute, Stark, and False Claims Act  in both state and federal court.  

In her significant state and federal court practice, Ms. Palchak represents clients in felony and misdemeanor proceedings. She also counsels clients seeking appellate or post-conviction relief.  Ms. Palchak performs a considerable amount of pro bono in the area of criminal law.  Her efforts have been recognized by various awards from the legal community. 

Ms. Palchak's work with inner city youth and defense of "emerging adults" encompasses matters on and off school campuses.  She is a sought after advocate on the rights of children, in general, and is often appointed by the courts as an attorney ad litem.  Ms. Palchak believes every child should have a fair chance so she is regularly engaged in matters concerning due process and reasonable accommodation on behalf of children.  Ms. Palchak also mentors youth and organizes activities to benefit youth.  

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What's New?

Ms. Palchak is delighted to partner with local organizations and the Lockhart Magnet Parent Teachers Association,  to help fund the drum line.  Ms. Palchak also supports the students at Potter Elementary School -- Go Eagles!  The firm sent needed school supplies over at the beginning of the year (e.g., a pallet of copy paper and other necessary items for the students) and will continue to help the school meet its needs. Palchak believes in and supports education.   

Ms Palchak received the 2018 Florida Bar President's Pro Bono Service Award at a ceremony at the Florida Supreme Court.

Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney  | White Collar Attorney | Criminal Traffic Law Florida  |  DUI Attorney Tampa Bay  |  Drug Possession Lawyer  |  Money Laundering 

Attorney for Violent Crimes including Sexual Offenses  |  Sentencing and Post-Conviction Relief Lawyer  |  Appeals Attorney 

Complex Civil Litigation Attorney  |  Family Law - Domestic Violence Lawyer


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