Milam Howard Nicandri Dees & Gillam P.A.

Erin A. Juzapavicus DeGruchy Associate/Legal Administrator

Erin A. Juzapavicus DeGruchy is an associate with eleven years of experience concentrating on vaccine law and traffic violations. Ms. Juzapavicus represents both children and adults throughout the United States under the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Juzapavicus acts as the firm’s legal administrator and billing coordinator.

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EMAIL ejuzapavicus@milamhoward.com
DIRECT LINE 904-421-4746

LEGAL ASSISTANT Gaylene Coover
EMAIL gcoover@milamhoward.com

PHONE 904-357-3660
FAX 904-357-3662

Education

  • Undergraduate University of Central Florida
  • Law Florida Coastal School of Law

Bar Admissions

  • All State Courts in Florida
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims,
    Washington D.C.

Background

Erin A. Juzapavicus DeGruchy received her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida with Honors in Legal Studies and a minor in Criminal Justice.

Later, Ms. Juzapavicus obtained her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law where she was Student Chair of the school’s Center for Law and Public Policy, Vice President of the Environmental Law Group and Environmental Law Co-Chair, as well as Secretary of Phi Alpha Delta.

After a summer clerkship with the law firm of Spohrer Wilner Maxwell & Matthews, P.A., Ms. Juzapavicus was hired as an associate in 2006. At that time her practice focused on vaccine law, products liability and multi-district litigations including Vioxx, Bextra and Tobacco. When the Spohrer Wilner firm dissolved in 2007, Ms. Juzapavicus accepted an associate position with Wilner Hartley & Metcalf, P.A. (now The Wilner Firm) where she realized her love for legal administration.

Joining Milam Howard Nicandri Gillam & Renner, P.A. in 2010, Ms. Juzapavicus continues both her membership in both the National Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators (“ALA”) and the local Jacksonville Chapter of ALA where she is currently past president, as well as practicing vaccine law and traffic violations.

Practice Areas

  • Vaccine Law
  • Traffic Violations/Citations
  • Law Firm Administration

Recognition

  • Winner, Jacksonville Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators National Scholarship (2012)
  • Winner, Jacksonville Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators Chapter Leadership Institute Scholarship (2013)
  • Winner, Jacksonville Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators National Scholarship (2015)

Community Involvement

  • Member, The Florida Bar
  • Member, Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Legal Administrators (2007-Present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Jacksonville Chapter ALA
    • Past-President (2017)
    • President (2016)
    • President-Elect (2015)
    • Vice-President (2014)
    • Treasurer (2013)
    • Secretary (2012)
    • Business Partner Program Committee (2015)
    • Chair, Salary Survey Committee (2015-Present)
    • Chair, Website Committee (2013-Present)
    • Chair, Community Challenge Committee (2011)
  • Volunteer, Jacksonville Humane Society
  • Volunteer, Hubbard House of Jacksonville