Terry J. Shoemaker

Terry has focused on DUI defense and criminal law since 2007. During this time he has successfully defended countless defendants. Prior to 2007, Terry spent nearly four years as an Assistant State Attorney in the Seventh Judicial Circuit.

His trial experience includes homicide, DUI manslaughter, sexual battery, robbery, and drug cases. In addition to his career as an attorney, Terry has over fifteen years of diverse professional experience. After receiving a Masters degree in Athletic Training, he worked as a faculty member in the Sports Medicine program at Mount Union College, then as an Athletic Trainer with the Houston Astros Professional Baseball Club. Terry left the Houston Astros to attend law school after the 2000 season. Prior to completing his education, Terry served in the United States Navy.


• Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida, 2003 J.D.

Honors: Top 10 of Graduating Class

• State University of New York (SUNY), Brockport, NY 1990 - B.S.

Honors: Dean’s List

Major: Physical Education and Athletic Training

• Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, 1992 – M.S.

Honors: Dean’s List

Major: Sports Medicine

Professional Associations and Memberships

• St. Johns County Bar Association

• Association of Professional Ball Players of America

• Florida Bar Association

• St Johns County Canvassing Board

• Shrine Club

• Masonic Lodge

• Board of Directors for Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

• Legislative Committee

• American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys

Honors and Awards

• Nominated for Mount Union College, Great Teacher Award, 1995

• Sailor of the Year, Destroyer Squadron 13, 1986

• Nominated for Sea Sailor of the Year, United States Navy, 1986

• Ultimate Attorneys 2018 - Criminal Law

• Sailor of the Quarter, USS Elliot, DD 967 and Destroyer Squadron 13, 1986

Prior Experience

• State Attorney’s Office, Assistant State Attorney, 2003 – 2007

• Houston Astros, Athletic Trainer, 1998 – 2000

• Mount Union College, Associate Head Athletic Trainer/Instructor, 1992-1997

• US Navy Veteran 1983 – 1987

Tim Pribisco

Tim has experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney throughout the 7th Judicial Circuit (St. Johns, Flagler, Putnam, and Volusia Counties). Tim has tried over 40 jury trials ranging from first degree misdemeanors to capital felonies.

Tim grew up in Hollywood, Florida, and attended Bridgewater College in Bridgewater, VA. Knee injuries ended his college football career early, but Tim graduated from Bridgewater College with a degree in International Studies in 2008. After graduation, Tim returned to Florida to attend Florida Coastal School of Law, where he participated as both a competitor and board member of the Mock Trial Team. In 2011, Tim graduated cum laude from Florida Coastal School of Law and was admitted to the Florida Bar.

After a brief stint in civil private practice, Tim accepted a position as an Assistant State Attorney in Daytona Beach, FL, and was quickly promoted to a felony docket in Flagler County. Once there, he worked closely with the Special Investigations Unit of the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, who investigated drug and vice crimes. In 2016, Tim was assigned to the prosecution and trial of a 31-count white collar securities fraud case in Flagler County.

Tim recently passed the Board Certification Exam for Criminal Law, and is now considered an expert in criminal law.

Tim is married to Emily, who practices insurance defense for a Jacksonville firm, and has two sons, Elijah and Hank. When Tim is not busy working hard for his clients, he spends his time with his family, fishing, and trying to play guitar like Jimi Hendrix.

Anke Brandenburg Deason

Anke has several years’ experience working as a paralegal at a civil law firm in Jacksonville, FL. She made the big transition to criminal law in June 2021 by becoming Tim Pribisco’s paralegal. Anke grew up in the Savannah, Georgia, area and has lived in Jacksonville since 2008 with her husband, Wesley. She enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her three cats, as well as time with friends. She loves camping (or glamping), dancing, and great food/dining experiences.

Karen Bonnar

Karen Bonnar is our experienced Receptionist. Native to the UK, Karen made her trip across the pond in 2015 and has been in the State ever since. She has had numerous jobs in a variety of professions from being an IT Systems Trainer to Welfare Assistant. When she’s not at Shoe Law answering the phones and welcoming clients in with a smile, Karen can be found spending time with her children and their three cats. She is an avid reader of novels and she enjoys traveling to sunny destinations.

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