Joseph G. Tesmond, P.A.

Joseph G. Tesmond, P.A.

Miami, South Broward, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Miramar Beach.

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  • Born: Chicago, Illinois
  • Has lived in Miami, FL since 1982
  • 1982 graduate of Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana
  • 1986 graduate of University of Miami School of Law
  • 1998-present: owner of Joseph G. Tesmond, P.A.

​Joseph G. Tesmond has 12 years experience as an Assistant Public Defender in Dade County, FL Public Defender’s office. Mr. Tesmond rose through the ranks and became a Felony Division Training Attorney, prior to leaving the office to open his own law firm.

Joseph G. Tesmond, P.A. is a full service criminal defense law firm. Mr. Tesmond practices in both State and Federal Courts. He has been a member of the Florida Bar for more than 23 years. He had 12 years experience as an Assistant Public Defender in Miami, FL and is a former Felony Division Training Attorney in an office of more than 200 attorneys. His trial experience ranges from DUI cases to homicide cases. Mr. Tesmond represents individuals accused of numerous offenses, including drug trafficking or possession, money laundering, white collar crimes, mortgage fraud, racketeering, medicare/Medicaid fraud, insurance fraud, weapons violations and robbery. Mr. Tesmond is available for consultation regarding any type of violation of State or Federal law.

Mr. Tesmond is available for consultation prior to the initiation of criminal charges in State or Federal Court. Often, the individual or corporation can benefit greatly by having Mr. Tesmond as counsel during the investigative stage by law enforcement and present at any interviews with law enforcement agents. This strategy has been successfully employed by Mr. Tesmond in numerous State and Federal investigations, with the result being no criminal charges being pursued against the clients. This strategy can be used in many white collar fraud, theft and racketeering investigations with early intervention by Mr. Tesmond.

​Mr. Tesmond is also available for representation of individuals at State and Federal Grand Juries, Administrative Hearings and any other governmental hearing that may result in statements/testimony that could potentially be used adverse to the client in a future criminal investigation.

​Mr. Tesmond knows companies have a vested interest in not paying insurance claims and will gladly review your case to determine whether we could provide you legal representation if an insurance company refuses to pay.

For more than 23 years, Mr. Tesmond has fought hard to protect the constitutional rights of each and every client and to handle each client and case personally on an individual basis. Mr. Tesmond believes that early professional representation is key to resolution of any issue to the client’s satisfaction. Prior to speaking to any investigators or supplying any documents or responding to a government subpoena, an individual or corporate representative should contact Mr. Tesmond to schedule a consultation to discuss representation by Joseph G. Tesmond, P.A.

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    Oscar Espinal

    Business Development/ Community Liaison/ North and Central Florida Manager

    Jhojama Rodas

    Jhojama Rodas has worked as a legal secretary for over ten years and joined Gimenez & Carrillo, LLC in 2008.

    Frances Quesada Ibarra

    Frances Ibarra began working as a paralegal in 2013 and joined Gimenez & Carrillo, LLC in 2018.

    Sandra Neu

    Sandra Neu has been in charge of the Marketing department and Community Outreach at Gimenez & Carrillo, LLC since 2007.

    Jacqueline Jorge

    Jacqueline  Jorge has worked in the legal sector for over 25 years and is currently a Senior Paralegal at Gimenez & Carrillo, LLC.

    Paralegal and Office Manager Jacqueline Jorge ensures the smooth running of the Law Office on a day-to-day basis.

    Following many years with our office, as a legal secretary and paralegal, in 2012, she officially was named office manager, assisting our attorneys and managing our great staff.

    Jackie continues to assists with cases, which is her drive.

    Jackie’s reliable, respectful, and patient temperament serves her well when working on matters concerning particularly challenging issues that may be stressful for clients.

    Erik Arriete Esq.

    Erik Arriete has over 20 years of expertise in family law, personal injury, and first-party insurance claims. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Miami and later obtained his juris doctorate from Florida International University.

    Aubrey Rudd, Esq.

    Aubrey Rudd has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1991, after graduating from Stetson University’s College of Law in 1989. Rudd specializes in first-party insurance disputes and also serves as a title and closing agent. 

    Julio A. de Armas

    Julio A. de Armas, is a Miami-Dade native who practices mainly civil litigation, commercial litigation, and bankruptcy. Julio is licensed to practice law both in Florida and New York. In addition, Julio practices civil and commercial litigation throughout the state.

    Julio graduated with a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Florida International University and later received his juris doctorate degree from Albany Law School in New York. Julio is also a member of the Cuban American Bar Association, the South-Miami Kendall Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association. 

    Joanna J. Kallinosis

    Joanna J. Kallinosis is an associate in the Miami office of Gimenez and Carrillo, where she focuses her practice primarily on first party and third party property claims, representing homeowners across the state. Prior to joining Gimenez and Carrillo, she was an associate with a well known plaintiff firm and prominent insurance defense law firm in Miami, where she handled first party property defense claims, third party liability claims, and nursing home defense litigation.

    Mrs. Kallinosis received her Juris Doctor from St. Thomas University School of Law in May 2016; she earned her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice Magna Cum Laude in 2012, and her Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice Magna Cum Laude in 2011, from Florida International University. While in law school, she served as Executive Editor of the St. Thomas School of Law Intercultural Human Rights Law Review (ranked #6 in the world), and as Vice-President of the Moot Court Board; where she competed in and coached at several national competitions.

    She was a recurrent member of the Dean’s list, received the Book Award in Florida Constitutional Law, earned several merit-based scholarships, and was recognized for her pro-bono work in the community. Mrs. Kallinosis also served as a judicial intern for the Hon.  Tinkler Mendez, Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Florida, served as a certified Guardian ad litem, and as a clerk in several prominent law firms where she gained experience in automotive liability, personal injury protection, and product liability.

    Mrs. Kallinosis is licensed to practice law in Florida, is a member of The Florida Bar, and is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of Florida. 

    Sergio Sotolongo

    Sergio Sotolongo received his bachelor’s degree in 2020 from Florida International University and has been a member of the Florida Bar since November of that year. 

    Joseph G. Tesmond, P.A.

    Joseph G. Tesmond has 12 years experience as an Assistant Public Defender in Dade County, FL Public Defender’s office. Before leaving the office to launch his own full-service criminal defense law company, Mr. Tesmond progressed through the ranks and became a Felony Division Training Attorney. For more than 23 years, he has been a member of the Florida Bar.

    Throughout his career, Mr. Tesmond has fought hard to protect the constitutional rights of each and every client and to handle each client and case personally on an individual basis. Mr. Tesmond believes that early professional representation is key to resolution of any issue to the client’s satisfaction.