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)



About Us                                            When you need a thoughtful, determined lawyer.

Ms. Palchak’s experience is drawn from public service and the private sector. Before founding Jo Ann Palchak, P.A., she worked for several years at the white collar firm of Zuckerman Spaeder LLP.  Prior to that she clerked for the Hon. Darryl C. Casanueva of the Second District Court of Appeal in Florida.

Before her clerkship, Ms. Palchak worked as a public defender in Hillsborough County, FL where she first-chaired numerous trials for clients charged with serious criminal allegations.  In addition to her own case load, Ms. Palchak was often tasked with assisting others in motion practice and appellate matters. Ms. Palchak expanded and maintained certain areas of the office's forms bank with particular concentration on suppression issues.  

As a student at Stetson University College of Law, Ms. Palchak received both the Dean’s Award and the Student of the Year Award in addition to being recognized for her substantial pro bono service. While in law school, she published in the area of gender crime jurisprudence and donated her research to the International Criminal Tribunals of Rwanda and Yugoslavia.

Ms. Palchak’s private sector experience includes working as a principal software engineer at Oracle Corporation in the bug diagnostic and escalation division. Before that, Ms. Palchak worked in the power generation business unit of Westinghouse Electric Corporation (now Siemens) and at an internet startup company.

Ms. Palchak's extensive corporate experience and background as a software engineer give her unique insight and skill to conduct  internal investigations and data analysis.  Her facility with and understanding of information science and technology and first-hand experience in working on enterprise wide data storage permit her to easily navigate e-discovery and data recovery issues.  


Hon. Darryl C. Casanueva, Second District Court of Appeal


Stetson University College of Law, J.D.

  • Student of the Year Award
  • Dean’s Award

Gannon University

  • Phi Sigma Tau

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