Jack A. Kirschenbaum Attorney At Law

Jack A. Kirschenbaum - Attorney at Law

Of Counsel

T 321.727.8100
F 321.984.4122
Melbourne 1795 West NASA Boulevard Melbourne, Florida 32901

Jack is of counsel at GrayRobinson and a highly respected and experienced civil trial lawyer. He has over 39 years of courtroom experience in civil litigation and has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyers in the area of general litigation. Jack has handled numerous jury, nonjury and administrative matters in both state and federal court and currently holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Jack focuses his practice on small business litigation, contract disputes, marital and family law, and mediation. Jack is certified as a Florida Supreme Court circuit civil mediator.

Jack is also an experienced trial lawyer in the area of eminent domain, inverse condemnation and property rights, representing both property and business owners as well as select condemning authorities. In addition to his eminent domain practice, Jack represents clients before governmental agencies in zoning, planning, comprehensive plan changes and other land development matters. 

Jack has extensive experience in First Amendment law and currently represents both a regional newspaper and the news divisions of a local television stations. Jack also has a background in entertainment law and sports law and has represented multiple nationally known comedians and athletes in business and contract matters.

  • Background

    Jack was born in Miami, Florida. He moved with his family to Satellite Beach, Florida, in 1958 and graduated from Satellite High School in 1971. He attended both undergraduate and law school at the University of Florida. Upon graduating in 1977, Jack joined the firm of Wolfe and Kirschenbaum in Cocoa Beach, Florida, which was founded by his brother, Malcolm. In 1987, Jack became a principal in the firm, which later merged with GrayRobinson in 1989. Jack is married to Diane and they have three children.

  • Education
    • University of Florida, B.A., political science (honors, 1975)
      • Phi Beta Kappa
    • University of Florida, J.D. (1977)
  • Admissions
    • Florida
    • Licensed to appear in all Florida courts, U.S. Court of Federal Claims and other federal courts
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • The Florida Bar
    • Brevard County Bar Association
    • Florida Supreme Court
      • Certified Circuit Civil Mediator, 2016 - present
      • Certified Family Law Mediator, 2017 - present
  • Awards and Recognitions
    • AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Florida Super Lawyers, 2008-2009
    • Frank R. Pound Presenter of the Year Award, Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court
  • Civic - Current
    • Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors, Legal Counsel
    • Astronauts Memorial Foundation, Board of Directors, Chair 
    • Keep Brevard Beautiful, Director, Legal Counsel
    • Brevard Cultural Alliance, Director, Legal Counsel
  • Civic - Past
    • City of Cocoa Beach Planning Board
    • PREVENT, Inc., Director
    • Brevard Art Museum, President, Director, Legal Counsel
    • Brevard County Bar Association, Director
    • Children's Home Society, Brevard Unit, President, Director
    • 1991 R. David Thomas Child Advocate of the Year
    • Cocoa Beach Police Officers Pension Board, Director
    • 18th Judicial Circuit, Grievance Committee, Chair and Member
    • Space Coast Art Festival, President, Director, Legal Counsel
    • Leadership Brevard 
    • Leadership Florida, Class of XXVII
    •   Doctors Lawyers Weekend Warriors Surf Festival, Founder 
  • Presentations and Seminars
    • Presenter, Fake News and the 1st Amendment, Broward County Bar Association CLE meeting, November 18, 2020
    • Panel Judge, Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Moot Court Competition, March 24-25, 2017
    • "Media Law," Melbourne Sunshine Seminar, October 3, 2016
    • Panel Judge, Seigenthaler-Sutherland Cup National First Amendment Moot Court Competition, March 18-19, 2016
    • Panelist, "Free Speech Day," Florida Tech, February 2014
    • "Navigating the Treacherous Waters of Florida's Ethic Sunshine and Public Records Law," Sebastian Inlet District, March 13, 2013
  • Articles and Publications
  • Media Mentions