Berny Jacques

Berny brings a great amount of courtroom experience to Berkowitz and Myer. Prior to joining Berkowitz and Myer, Berny served as an Assistant State Attorney in Pinellas County. As a prosecutor, Berny tried over 60 jury trials in cases ranging from misdemeanors to first-degree felonies punishable by life in prison. In addition to his work in the courtroom, Berny served as Lead Trial Attorney where he was responsible for supervising attorneys in a misdemeanor division at the State Attorney’s Office. In 2013, Governor Rick Scott by Executive Order assigned the Pinellas County State Attorney’s Office to handle a criminal case in Hillsborough County due to a conflict; Berny was the prosecutor selected to handle the matter in Hillsborough where he successfully resolved the matter for the State by securing a conviction. Berny’s work as a prosecutor led him to be recognized as one of Florida’s top government attorneys by Florida Trend’s Magazine.

Berny grew up in Naples, Florida. Berny is fluent in Haitian Creole and conversant.

  • Florida State Bar - 2012

  • JD - Juris Doctor (Stetson University College of Law) 2012
  • BA (Washington Adventist University) 2009

  • Associate (Berkowitz & Myer) 2016 - Present
  • Assistant State Attorney (Pinellas County State Attorney's Office) 2012 - 2016

  • Pinellas Sheriff's Advisory Board Executive Committee (Board Member) 2016 - Present
  • Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay Board (Board Member) 2016 - Present
  • Maverick PAC (Tampa Bay Co-Chair) 2014 - Present
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay (Pinellas Leadership Council/Big Brother) 2013 - Present
  • Young Floridians for Opportunity PAC (Chairman) 2014 - 2016
  • Pinellas County Young Republicans (President) 2013 - 2015

  • Legal Elite in Government and Non-Profit (Florida Trend Magazine) 2016
  • 30 Under 30 Rising Star of Florida Politics (SaintPetersBlog) 2015
  • Young Alumnus of the Year (Washington Adventist University) 2015
  • Future 40 Honoree (Maverick PAC) 2014

Berkowitz & Myer
4900 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL 33707
Phone: 727-344-0123
Fax: 727-344-0185