Shawn A. Jiles
Shawn graduated with honors from the Thomas M. Cooley College of Law in December of 2002. During law school, Shawn was an editor of the Law Review, a member of the 60+ elder law clinic, and participated in mock trials and moot court programs and competitions. Shawn began his legal career working as a criminal defense attorney in Bartow, FL, and represented hundreds of clients charged with crimes. Shawn represented clients charged with misdemeanors, DUI’s and felonies, including murder and sexual assault. He further perfected his trial skills by trying several civil cases to verdict. Civil cases, unlike criminal cases, involve disputes between two or more people or companies regarding their legal rights. Both criminal and civil cases present unique legal issues that Shawn is well versed to handle.
In his free time, Shawn remains very active in the local community. He is a member of the Bartow Rotary and has served as the secretary of the Rotary Club. He currently serves as president of the Bartow Rotary Club. For the past four years, Shawn has volunteered his time to teach high school students about the law, trial practice, and procedure. Early in 2014, Shawn and Michele opened Jiles Law, P.A. They work together very closely, bringing a combined 20 years of knowledge and skills to their practice. Shawn and Michele are also the proud parents of a six-year-old daughter.
Shawn is Certified by the Florida Bar as a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney.
Michele Toler-Jiles was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2004 after graduating Cum Laude from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Michele began her first year of practice in civil litigation before dedicating her practice to criminal defense. She served as an Assistant Regional Counsel in Polk County for five years. Michele worked exclusively on criminal cases for more than eight years and has provided numerous people here in Polk County with a strong defense against criminal charges. Since leaving the Regional Counsel’s Office, Michele has been focusing on estate law. It is her privilege to ensure that a loved one’s last wishes are fulfilled. She is honored to help families during this difficult time in their lives. Whether representing people injured, wrongfully accused, or administering a loved one’s estate, Michele strives to provide the best possible outcome for each of her clients. She believes in working side by side with clients, thoroughly explaining their rights and helping them find their best options. In her free time, Michele enjoys volunteering at her daughter’s school and spending time with her family.