Jacqlyn F. Bryant was born and raised in St. Petersburg and graduated Summa Cum Laude with Distinction from Largo High School. A Pinellas County Doorways Scholarship recipient, Jacqlyn attended college at the University of Central Florida in Orlando. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Jacqlyn went on to obtain her Juris Doctor Degree from Stetson University College of Law.
She joined Perenich, Caufield, Avril & Noyes as an associate attorney in 2012 and became a partner at the firm in 2018.
Jacqlyn knew she wanted to become a trial lawyer at a very young age. After studying theater and dance, she knew she could use her stage presence and poise in the courtroom. Jacqlyn has strong ties to the community through her parents, who have worked for the county for many years. Her grandmother has also owned several small businesses in St. Petersburg.
While in law school, Jacqlyn received an award in trial advocacy for Best Advocate in a Preliminary Round in the American Association for Justice, Civil Trial Competition. She also received the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award, Who’s Who Among American Colleges & Universities, the Book Award (Highest Grade) in Race & the Law Seminar, and the National Association for Women Lawyers Outstanding Law Student Award. Jacqlyn also spent time volunteering to assist clients who could not afford legal representation in pro bono legal aid offices and community law programs.
Prior to joining Perenich, Caulfield, Avril, & Noyes, P.A., Jacqlyn worked as a law clerk for a major insurance company, where she gained tremendous insight on how defense attorneys evaluate personal injury claims. This now allows her to aggressively represent her clients. She is also able to sympathize with her injured clients, as she has close family members who struggle with disabilities and chronic pain.
Jacqlyn focuses her practice on personal injury law, including workers’ compensation. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Charles, and her daughter, Mikayla.
B.A. Major: Political Science
The Book Award (Highest Grade) in Race & the Law Seminar