State Attorney's Office
third judicial circuit of florida
Serving the counties of Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor
Jeff Siegmeister began his legal career as an assistant state attorney in the Third Judicial Circuit in 1994 after graduating from the University of Florida College of Law. He prosecuted in the misdemeanor, felony and serious offender divisions before ultimately being promoted to the special prosecution unit. Jeff left the State Attorney’s Office in 2002 to attend the law enforcement academy at then Lake City Community College. For the next two years Jeff would serve as a sworn law enforcement officer and legal advisor to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. In 2004, Jeff left the sheriff’s office to pursue a career in private practice focusing primarily on criminal law. Following his successful private practice endeavor, Jeff ran for the Office of the State Attorney for the Third Judicial Circuit in 2012, the office which he currently holds.
Jeff is a native of Union County, Florida where he graduated from Union County High School in 1986 as class valedictorian. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of Florida receiving his BS in Microbiology in 1990 and his JD in 1993. Jeff currently resides on his ranch in Suwannee County, Florida where he enjoys raising cattle, horses and spending time with his other animals.
Jeff has tried over 150 jury trials from petty offenses to capital murder as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. He has been death penalty certified for over 10 years. He is also an experienced appellate advocate in state court including handling appeals and extraordinary petitions and writs. He is licensed by the Florida Bar and is a member of the Middle District of Florida and US Supreme Court.
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