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Josef B. Hess is an attorney in the Jacksonville office. He received his undergraduate degree at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and thereafter received his Juris Doctorate at Florida Coastal School of Law, where he earned Deans List Honors and Pro Bono Honors.

Josef is recognized for his achievements by Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America. He is also recognized by Attorney at Law Magazine in Jacksonville as a “Rising Star” and “Talk of the Town”, and by Voyage Jacksonville Magazine as a “Hidden Gem.” Other distinctions include awards such as Avvo’s Client Choice Award 2020 and 2021, and Best Family Lawyer by Folio Weekly Magazine’s Best of Jacksonville Beaches. Josef also partakes in the William M. Raines High School Future Lawyers and Leaders program as a mentor, a program dedicated to guiding tomorrow’s legal minds and leaders. 

Josef represents a wide variety of clients in liability defense matters. As a highly skilled litigator, Josef’s practice has taken him to State and Federal Court, where he is well experienced in representing clients in all phases of the litigation.

How I resolve

Josef is respected amongst his peers and is naturally drawn to helping other people. He is a compassionate person who takes the time to sit and listen to his client’s concerns and goals for their case. Josef is the type of attorney that will always be honest and will constantly keep his clients informed during the entire process. He understands that each client’s case is unique yet equally important, and will always work efficiently and fight hard to obtain the best results for each of his clients.

Practice areas

Bar and Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar, 2019
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2021
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2020
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2021


  • Florida Coastal School of Law, 2019
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2014


  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Federal Bar Association
  • The Chester Bedell American Inn of Court
  • William M. Raines High School Future Lawyers and Leaders Program
  • Jacksonville Rowing Club
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