MOSER & MOSER, P.A.
~~~~~~~ Attorneys At Law ~~~~~~~
516 North Harbor City Boulevard
Melbourne, Florida 32934
Telephone ~ 321.733.7303 ~ Fax ~ 321.733.7372
JOHN W. MOSER
John Moser has been practicing law in Florida since 1985 after graduating Florida State University with his Juris Doctorate degree and Bachelor's Degree in Criminology. John is a member of the Florida Bar and the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.
He has over 13 years as a Florida prosecutor, both as an Assistant State Attorney and as an Assistant Statewide Prosecutor. With the State Attorney’s Office, John prosecuted misdemeanors ranging from shoplifting to DUI and domestic violence. Then as a Senior Felony Trial Attorney, John handled a full range of felonies including, burglary, sex crimes, and murder. As a Statewide Prosecutor, John has appeared in courts throughout the State of Florida prosecuting complex, multi-jurisdictional felony cases, including conspiracies, racketeering, public corruption, and narcotics trafficking. During his time as a prosecutor, John was a trainer and lecturer for the Florida Prosecuting Attorneys Association and trained Florida prosecutors from around the state of Florida in criminal prosecution and trial tactics & techniques.
After its creation by the Florida Legislature, John was appointed by Florida Governor, Lawton Chiles, to be the first Director of the Office of Capital Collateral Regional Counsel - Middle Region of Florida. John continued to stay on in the position at the request of Governor Jeb Bush. For 3 1/2 years, John led this state legal office which was responsible for representing people on Florida’s death row in their post-conviction, collateral appeals. During his tenure, through the State v. Davis case, his office persuasively argued against the constitutionality of Florida’s electric chair, which was the impetus to the Florida Legislature changing Florida’s method of execution to lethal injection.
As an U.S. Army reservist, John was called to active duty immediately after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. John served our country as a Senior Strategic Military Intelligence Analysis Manager and Operational Planner at U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill AFB in Tampa, Florida. In March 2006, John was assigned to serve as United States Special Operations Command’s (SOCOM) Liaison Officer to the U.S. Department of Justice Headquarters where he worked closely with the FBI and other national security agencies in Washington, D.C. John ended his 31-year Army career by retiring as a Colonel in February 2009.
Thereafter, John worked with The BDK Group Sports Marketing & Entertainment in Tampa to plan, organize, and execute sports & entertainment events for Super Bowl XLIII Week. These events were planned for many former and current NFL players and coaches and network television advertising and coverage. John is now once again in Melbourne, Florida, where he grew up and resides with wife, Lynda, and their son. John's four oldest children, who don't visit home often enough, have all successfully graduated from college and have gone on to have success in the working world as mechanical engineers, a computer technology/software systems engineer, and physical therapist.
John's areas of practice include all cases related to Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Injunctions, DCF Dependency matters, DUI Defense, and Family Law.
LYNDA BARROW MOSER
Lynda Moser has been practicing law in Florida since 1990 after graduating from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, with her Juris Doctorate degree and previously from Stetson University with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science. Lynda is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. Lynda prosecuted for nearly 3 years in Daytona Beach (7th Judicial Circuit) and West Palm Beach (15th Judicial Circuit). With the State Attorney’s Offices, Lynda worked in the Juvenile Trial, Misdemeanor Trial, and Felony Intake Divisions. Lynda prosecuted crimes ranging from misdemeanors and criminal traffic cases, such as domestic violence, DUI, and battery, to felony cases, such as burglary, sale and possession of drugs, grand theft, and dealing in stolen property.
Lynda also worked as an instructor for the University of Maryland - European Division in Kaiserslautern, Germany. She taught Contract Law for the School of Business and the 4-year paralegal program.
Lynda then went on to work for the Florida Legislature or the legislative process for nearly 14 years, both in the Senate and House of Representatives. Lynda initially worked as the staff attorney for the Advisory Council on Intergovernmental Relations. While with this joint legislative committee, Lynda worked on many intergovernmental issues, including local government sales surtaxes, the local option gas tax, occupational license taxes (business licenses), community corrections, and juvenile justice. Among holding other positions, Lynda served as Chief Attorney for the Senate Criminal Justice Committee. During that time, Lynda was Chief Legislative Attorney and was either the sole or a contributing staff member responsible for writing & analyzing major pieces of criminal justice legislation, such as “10-20-Life,” “Three Strikes You’re Out,” the postponed phase-out of the Sentencing Guidelines and creation of the Criminal Punishment Code, and the “Jimmy Ryce Act” (Civil Commitment of Sexually Violent Predators), among many other pieces of legislation relating to criminal laws, corrections, and law enforcement officers. In this capacity, Lynda consistently worked with (Trial, Appellate, and Florida Supreme Court) Judges, State Attorneys, Public Defenders, private attorneys, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and law enforcement officers throughout Florida.
While with the Florida Legislature, Lynda conducted studies and authored several publications published by the State of Florida, including "Monograph: Community Corrections: A Review of Current Policy and Programs," "Local Government and the State-Local Partnership in Intermediate, Community-Based Criminal Sanctions," and co-authored "Florida Juvenile Justice Implementation Guide - 1994." She also co-authored "Local Government Revenues Post 1993 Legislative Session: A Combination of New and Improved," which was published by Florida State University Law Review.
While both working for the Florida Legislature and immediately thereafter at a large, national law firm as a government relations attorney and litigator, Lynda also worked on a wide variety of legislative and legal issues related to health care, medical malpractice, prescription drug wholesalers, medical education, economic development, technology development, and charter schools. Involvement in these issues included drafting and amending legislation, presentations and forums with various medical and economic associations, as well as trial practice and successfully arguing charter school applications before the Charter School Review Commission and the Florida State Board of Education.
Lynda resides in Brevard County with her husband, John, and son. She has four step-children who are now all grown and of whom she is intensely proud of what wonderful people they have grown to be. Lynda stays busy with her son's activities, church, spending time with extended family and good friends, a budding jewelry business, and her many "junking projects" that she just can't leave alone.
At Moser & Moser, P.A., Lynda's areas of practice include all areas of Family Law and Criminal Defense; Department of Revenue Child Support Enforcement; Domestic Violence Injunctions; Florida State Agency administrative-case representation; Estate Planning, including Wills, Power of Attorney, Health Care Surrogacy, and Living Wills; and Contracts.
MELISSA ENGLE PEAT
Melissa Peat has been licensed to practice law in Florida since 2001 after graduating from Florida State University, with her Juris Doctorate degree and previously from Stetson University with a Bachelor's Degree majoring in Business Administration with a minor in German. After receiving her law degree, Melissa also obtained a Masters degree in International Affairs from Florida State University. In addition to the Florida state courts, she is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. Melissa is also admitted to practice in England and Wales as a solicitor, where she actively practiced for 7 years. Melissa most recently prosecuted for nearly 2 years in Brevard County (18th Judicial Circuit) as an Assistant State Attorney. In both Florida and England, Melissa handled criminal cases ranging from misdemeanors and DUI's to a variety of felony cases. Through such work, Melissa has extensive trial experience and truly enjoys the challenge of being in the courtroom.
Melissa remains affiliated with a law firm in London, England, McLarty and Co. Solicitors, where she still serves as a consultant regarding criminal defense work in police state, Magistrate and Crown courts, as well as prison law and immigration cases. Melissa remains active in her practice in England and Wales and returns for extended work stays a couple of times a year to maintain her accreditation, professional relationships, and experience, while she pursues her higher rights in the courts of England and Wales (which is essentially the equivalent of a Barrister's rights of audience). We are proud that, in early 2012, Melissa chose to continue her already stellar legal career at Moser & Moser, P.A., where she carries on her dedication to helping helping people with her strong legal experience and wide array of personal and professional skills.
Melissa is the recent recipient of the Brevard County Bar Association's Young Lawyer Division, 2012 Professionalism Award, which annually honors only one practicing attorney in Brevard County for their individual professionalism in the law. Melissa's professionalism and integrity are exemplified each day as she adeptly handles her cases in both the federal and state courts in Central Florida.
Melissa is actively engaged in many professional associations. She is also an associate member of the Vassar B. Carlton Inns of Court, Brevard County Association for Women Lawyers, and Brevard County Bar Association. In England and Wales as a duty solicitor, where is also police station accredited, Melissa is currently a member of the Association of Women Solicitors, London Criminal Courts Solicitor Association, and the Roll of Solicitors.
Melissa, who is fluent in German, grew up in Brevard County where she currently resides with her husband and children. Melissa's experience with immigration cases hasn't only been with clients; her immigration experience is personal too. She is married to a foreign citizen and her children enjoy dual citizenship. As noted above, Melissa has also had to personally navigate the complexities of being able to reside and work in the private sector in England as a United States citizen for several years.
When she's not working, Melissa stays busy with her young family, her children's activities, professional associations, volunteer work, and she is an active member of the Junior League of South Brevard. She loves sports and is an accomplished soccer player, playing both at the collegiate and professional levels, which has certainly contributed to her competitive nature and winning spirit on and off the field.
Melissa's areas of practice include Criminal Defense, DUI Defense, Immigration, Domestic Violence Injunctions, and Family Law.
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MOSER & MOSER, P.A.
~Attorneys At Law~
516 North Harbor City Boulevard
Melbourne, Florida 32935