LAWCRAFT® attorneys are bright but accessible, aggressive but courteous, possessed of experience and expertise.

 

JUSTIN D. JACOBSON

 

ROBIN S. MOSELLE

 

LINDA J. FRESNEDA-LLERENA

 

JAMES CARY JACOBSON – Retired

 

 

 

Justin D. Jacobson

 

justin-jacobson.thumbnailManaging Partner
justin@lawcraftfirm.com
Direct dial: 954-315-0920

Justin has had the law in his blood since early childhood. No doubt the gene was passed down from his father, Jim. Although Justin worked several summers in the firm to earn a little comic book money, it would be many years before he returned as a lawyer.

Born and raised in Hollywood, Florida, Justin didn’t throw his first snowball until his freshman year at Princeton University. He majored in philosophy, specializing in ethics and aesthetics. He broadcast Tigers basketball, football, and baseball games for WPRB, the oldest college radio station in the country. Justin graduated from Princeton cum laude in 1992. From there, Justin attended the Duke University, School of Law, where—in addition to his legal coursework—there was intensive training in Blue Devil basketball. He earned his juris doctor degree in 1995 and returned to Florida to begin his legal career.

After two years of cutting his teeth on medical malpractice and product liability defense litigation, Justin returned to his father’s firm in 1997. In the intervening years, Justin has collected millions of dollars for his clients, handled thousands of cases, prevailed in scores of trials, and lived by one guiding principle: “No idea is so small it can’t change the world.” As the managing partner of the firm, Justin is constantly striving to make the firm among the best in the country.

In addition to civil litigation, Justin handles many of the firm’s appellate matters and has argued before every District Court of Appeal. In that capacity, Justin has aided in the creation and modification of legal principles that affect collection litigation throughout the State of Florida. Justin also assists tech start-ups and tabletop game companies with their contract and intellectual property issues. He serves as general counsel for Evil Hat Productions, publishers of such games as the Dresden Files Role-Playing Game, and also represents The Dice Tower (a gaming content company with 20 million annual YouTube views), award-winning game designer Rob Daviau, and others.

Justin is married to Jeannine, another lawyer, which makes for interesting dinner conversation. They have two beautiful daughters, named Jadyn and Jara, in keeping with the “J thing”. Jadyn is a budding artist, whose work has hung in the Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art. Jara is a graceful dancer, though she’d much rather just be eating candy. They live in Plantation with their Lab-greyhound mix, Shyann, and their cat, Laurel. In his free time, Justin can be found cooking a gourmet meal or publishing games for his aptly titled enterprise Blue Devil Games.

 

 

Robin S. Moselle

 

RSM Photo small webDirector of Client Relations
robin@lawcraftfirm.com
Direct dial: 954-315-0923

It has been quite a ride so far for Robin.

Leaving her native Fort Lauderdale, Robin attended college at Tulane University in New Orleans. She managed to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1987, in between listening to jazz, eating crayfish, and skiing with the Tulane Water Ski Team. She also served as president of the Pi Kappa Alpha Little Sisters, secretary of the Tulane Prelaw Society, and publicity chairman of Psi Chi and the Psychology Club.

Upon returning to Fort Lauderdale, Robin earned her real estate license. After a year of working in the field of commercial real estate, she felt the pull of the law and followed in the footsteps of her father and grandfather. In 1988, Robin entered the Nova University Center for the Study of Law and quickly became involved with the Nova Moot Court Society, American Bar Association, and International Law Society. She won the Broward County Women Lawyers’ Association Annual Essay Contest and received the Goodwin Fellowship for assisting her professor with drafting of legislation for the legal rights of the handicapped.

Work soon followed, and Robin clerked for two prestigious South Florida law firms before becoming a Certified Legal Intern for the Broward State Attorney’s Office. While there, she handled numerous jury trials and was successful in locking up the “bad guys.”

In 1991, Robin was admitted to the Florida Bar and was admitted to the General Bar of the United States District Court of the Southern District of Florida the following year. In 2010 Robin was admitted to the United States Supreme Court. Once out in the “real world,” Robin joined her father’s firm, Sobo & Levine and immersed herself in commercial litigation and collection law. An affinity for children also led Robin to become a Guardian Ad Litem for Broward County and later a Broward County Special Public Defender in the area of dependency. In 1996, Robin’s hard work paid off and she was tapped as a partner in her firm, which became known as Sobo, Levine & Moselle.

Not one to stay idle, Robin is involved with many activities. She currently serves as President of the Broward County Bar Association, and she sits on the Board of Governors for Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, and on the Executive Council of Legal Aid Service of Broward County & Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida. Robin is also a founding member of the Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Courts, a former Attorney Special Master for the Value Adjustment Board of Broward County, and a former appointee to the City of Plantation Board of Adjustments. Robin recently completed serving as Vice-President of Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer, an international organization dedicated to raising awareness about stomach cancer, advancing funding for research, and providing education and support to patients, families and caregivers. She is a frequent speaker on areas of collection law and professional responsibility.

 

 

 

Linda J. Fresneda-Llerena

 

Associate Attorney
linda@lawcraftfirm.com
Direct dial: 954-315-0924

Linda was born in Cuba and raised in Venezuela. When she was 13, her parents brought her to the United States, looking for the American Dream. She earned her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Criminology from Florida International University under a fully paid Bright Futures Scholarship and graduated summa cum laude. Her dedication to the community earned her the President’s Volunteer Service Award. While in college, Linda was a member of Psi Chi, the international honors society in psychology, and the Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity.

Following her passion for the law, she attended Nova Southeastern University Law School, where she graduated summa cum laude, ranked in the top 5% of her graduating class. While in law school, Linda was a junior staff member and ultimately an associate editor of the Nova Law Review. She received the Highest Grade Awards for advanced legal research and Florida land and development and received merit scholarships, the Paul B. Anton Scholarship, and the Pro Bono Honor Program Award upon Graduation.

During her first summer of law school, Linda interned for the Family Unit of Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida. She assisted in the intake process and prepared pleadings for victims of domestic violence. This experience inspired her to write her first Nova Law Review article, “The Aftermath of International Conflicts: Veterans Domestic Violence Cases and Veterans Treatment Courts”.  She also co-authored “What Do Prisoners and Zoo Animals Have in Common? They Have More Protection From Physical Violence Than School Children in Nineteen States”, concerning corporal punishment of children in schools.

Linda previously served as a research assistant for her bankruptcy professor and worked as a law clerk for a debt defense firm, before crossing over to the “other side”. Linda is admitted to the Florida Bar and to the Southern District of Florida. She is fully trilingual: English, Spanish, and Spanglish.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband, Ernesto, and her “children”, Rocky and Pixie.

 

 

 

 

James Cary Jacobson – Retired

 

james-jacobson.thumbnailJim was born in Brooklyn in 1942 and moved with his parents and brother to Miami Beach in 1951. He attended Emory University in Atlanta, where he majored in history and was an honor student. After his junior year, he entered law school at Duke University. Jim graduated from law school with honors and returned to South Florida to begin his career as a civil litigator. He honed his craft for three years at Koenig & Katz before starting his own general practice firm with Errol Rosen. Until the firm’s change to LAWCRAFT, from its inception as Rosen and Jacobson to Jacobson, Sobo & Moselle, he was the managing shareholder, senior litigator, chief cook and bottle washer. Now, he offers his vast expertise and advice on all sorts of matters. Jim is admitted to practice in all Florida courts as well as the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. While at Duke, Jim met and married his first wife, Marty. They had two children, a daughter, Jody, and a son, Justin. Jody, a graduate of Oberlin College and the Virginia Consortium for Psychology, is a psychologist in Norfolk, Virginia. She and her husband, Steve, have two incredibly beautiful and brilliant daughters, Jim’s eldest granddaughters, Genna and Jamie. Justin, after graduating from Princeton University and Duke University School of Law, returned to Florida with his wife, Jeannine, still another Duke lawyer. As amazing as it sounds they have two incredibly beautiful and brilliant daughters, Jim’s local granddaughters, Jadyn and Jara, who he can visit whenever he needs a little sunshine.

After Marty and Jim divorced in 1995, he met and married his current wife, Patti. His stepdaughter Alexis and stepson Jonathon were a bonus. Before her “retirement”, Patti was the director for academics at the University School of Nova-Southeastern University. Now, she is in the process of opening a knitting store, “Sheep Thrills”, where she gets to nourish her creative side. Alexis, after graduating from Florida State University with a nursing degree, married Brent and moved to Atlanta. She has since gotten her masters in nursing from the University of Alabama-Birmingham and is now a cardiothoracic nurse practitioner. In addition to saving lives, she provided Jim with two more beautiful and brilliant granddaughters. Now with six, Jim plans to shape his granddaughters into a world-class basketball team. Jonathan, after graduating from Duke, took a job with the [REDACTED] in Langley, Virginia and recently got his masters in strategic intelligence from the National Intelligence University. Jonathon is a skilled musician, playing the clarinet, flute, piano, saxophone and guitar, and linguist, speaking English, Spanish, Italian, and Arabic.

Jim was the founder of the Florida Association of Collection Attorneys, the first statewide association for collection lawyers in Florida. Additionally, Jim is a founding member of the National Association of Retail Collection Attorneys. He has been the Florida state chairman for the Commercial Law League of America, has served on numerous CLLA committees, and has lectured at CLLA conventions. He is a member of the American Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the Broward County Bar, and the South Broward Bar.

Jim is an animal lover (Ralphie the poodle, Ryan the soft-coated Wheaton terrier, Junior the standard poodle, and Jake the Labrador retriever), sports enthusiast (Duke basketball, Canes football, Dolphins, Heat, Marlins and Panthers), and a master pen craftsmen, turning out the most exquisite custom writing implements.

Jim retired from the firm in 2014. He now works 80 hours a week running Sheep Thrills, a knitting store he opened with his wife.