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About the Firm

History of the Firm and transition from The Law Office of Stephen J. Press to the Law Office of Jessica Mishali, P.A.

In 2016, after practicing law for approximately 9 years, Attorney Jessica Mishali started her own practice: The Law Office of Jessica Mishali, P.A. in Broward County, Florida. At first, the Firm focused primarily on criminal defense, and mainly in Broward County. However, it was not long before Jessica’s clients were requesting legal assistance in additional criminal cases in other counties, as well as their Family, Personal Injury matters. Thus, Attorney Jessica Mishali began representing clients in Monroe, Miami-Dade, Okeechobee, Lee and Saint Lucie Counties.

In 2017, Jessica moved her residence to Palm Beach County, but continued her practice in Broward. However, opportunity arose when Attorney Stephen J. Press, who had practiced law in Palm Beach County for almost 40 years, was looking for an attorney to take over his practice so that he could retire. Steve’s practice was primarily made up of Family cases, which were exactly the areas of law that Jessica was starting to concentrate on.

Stephen J. Press’s extensive experience includes ten years as a State Representative in the Florida House of Representatives from 1982 to 1992. He was been a guest lecturer for the Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers. He litigated in both State and Federal Courts throughout South Florida. Steve handled many cases for individual rights as well as class action law suits.

The Law Office of Stephen J. Press emphasized the practice of law with integrity, ethics and professionalism while competently and aggressively assisting clients at all times. Steve Press was willing to impart his many years of knowledge and experience, in order to ensure that his clients would continue to receive professional, passionate, and dedicated legal representation. Attorneys Jessica Mishali and Stephen J. Press struck an agreement and the rest is history! They began working together, side by side, and Jessica took over the practice and the representation of all of Attorney Stephen J. Press’s clients. For some time, Steve and Jessica worked together daily, attended court together, as well as mediations, depositions, client meetings, and even conducted trial together. Thereafter, Steve slowly began reducing his work hours, but continued to be “of counsel” with the Firm until April of 2020. Stephen J. Press is now fully retired and the Firm has officially transitioned from The Law Office of Stephen J. Press to the Law Office of Jessica Mishali, P.A.

The Firm has offices in Broward and Palm Beach counties and accepts cases all over South Florida, including, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Saint Lucie, Lee, and Okeechobee counties. The Firm continues to focus on Family, Criminal law. The Law Office of Jessica Mishali, P.A. is committed to providing its clients with the best representation and the best defense. Jessica works tirelessly to provide a unique, individualized and zealous legal representation to each client. Please call us for a consultation at (561) 833-2772.

Client Reviews

Mishali is a great lawyer I counted on her with my liberty at stake so she fought for me & pulled through. She will contact you before court dates to make sure you appear, Always be on time, And has a terrific personality. I would highly recommend this lawyer, If I was able to rate her 10 stars I...


Jessica is so great at what she does. She is very dedicated and efficient. I don't know what I would've done with her. I highly recommend her for any service needed.


I hired Jessica Mishali to represent me. She did a phenomenal job for me. She is very talented and creative and goes above and beyond for me and I'm very confident she will do for all her future clients. She delivers results!!


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