Since graduating from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2003, Shoemaker worked as an Assistant State Attorney in the Seventh Judicial Circuit, spending the past two years working as a member of the Felony Trial Division. His trial experience includes DUI manslaughter, sexual battery, robbery, and drug cases. In addition to his career as an attorney, Shoemaker 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. Shoemaker left the Houston Astros to attend law school after the 2000 season. Prior to completing his education, Mr. Shoemaker served in the United States Navy.

Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida, 2003

Honors: Top 10 of Graduating Class
State University of New York (SUNY), Brockport, New York, 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

Honors and Awards:
Mock Trial Team Honor Board, 2002 – 2003
Trustee’s Merit Scholarship Recipient, 2001 – 2003
Dean’s List, 2002 – 2003
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
Sailor of the Quarter, USS Elliot, DD 967 and Destroyer Squadron 13, 1986

Professional Associations and Memberships:
St. Johns County Bar Association
Association of Professional Ball Players of America
Florida Bar Association
St Johns County Canvassing Board
Florida Justice Association
Shrine Club
Masonic Lodge
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Legislative Committee
American Association of Premier DUI Attorneys

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

Terry J. Shoemaker

phone (904) 824-5711
fax (904) 824-5709


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Bar Admissions:

  • Florida, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2007