Our Firm

Denise Watson

Denise Watson, Partner

Denise Watson has practiced law in northeast Florida since 1979, where she began her career working as a prosecutor under State Attorney Ed Austin. She quickly moved up the ranks, ultimately becoming a homicide and sex crimes prosecutor, the most difficult cases to prosecute. She has been practicing family law exclusively since 1987.

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Jay Henderlite

Jay Henderlite, Associate

John M. “Jay” Henderlite, III is a Jacksonville transplant who fell in love with the area while on vacation and moved here in 2010 following his graduation from Wake Forest School of Law. He began his legal career as an Assistant Public Defender in St. Augustine, where he regularly tried criminal cases, gaining valuable experience.

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Courtney Gilbreath

Courtney Gilbreath

Courtney Gilbreath is a Jacksonville native. She graduated from Bishop Kenny High School and attended the University of Florida and the University of North Florida, earning a Bachelors degree in Psychology. She joined the firm in 2008, after working in early childhood education and the financial sector for a number of years.

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Josh Waller

Josh Waller

Josh Waller has been with Denise since 2002 when he joined the firm as a receptionist.  He has been with her ever since, only leaving for a time in 2004 to join Royal Flush, the resident acapella group on the Queen Mary II, shortly after its maiden voyage.

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Paulino Estevez

Paulino Estevez

Paulino Estevez is our newest addition to our office. He moved to Jacksonville a year and a half ago looking to experience new things and has not looked back since. He is currently working on finishing his Bachelors in International Affairs and hopes to utilize his experience to practice law or for public service.

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