Attorney Jacalyn Crecelius is the new leader of the Veterans Legal Services Unit at Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.
The program began in 2019 in connection with the Florida Veterans Legal Helpline funded through the state Department of Veterans Affairs.
“My goal is to further develop the unit into one that veterans and those advocating for them know they can trust for honest, strong and compassionate support,” said Crecelius.
Prior to joining JALA, Crecelius practiced family law, security clearance defense and insurance and health care law with Florida Women’s Law Group and The Edmunds Law Firm.
She graduated from Otterbein University with a bachelor’s in psychology in 2008 and received her JD from the University of Toledo College of Law in 2012.
She also received a master’s in governance and human rights from Leuphana University of Luneburg in Germany.
The Veterans Legal Helpline provides a point of access for Florida veterans with legal issues related to housing, family law and child support, driver’s license suspensions, disability and veterans’ benefits and expungement.
Veterans in Northeast Florida can apply for legal assistance at www.jaxlegalaid.org/apply/ or call the Florida Veterans Legal Helpline at 866-486-6161.