Growing up, Jay Patel developed a passion for the law and pressed forward toward a career in that end. After graduating from the University of Florida, Jay served Okaloosa County as a Sworn Law Enforcement Officer. While serving in law enforcement, he gravitated toward the courtroom. After completing his law degree, Jay joined the State Attorney’s Office. During his tenure as an Assistant State Attorney, Jay served in both Okaloosa and Walton counties prosecuting thousands of criminal cases and additionally handled criminal appeals. Jay’s practice now is devoted to Litigation with a focus on Criminal Defense.