PLANNING LEADS US HERE.

About the Firm: Our Story

As parents, grandparents, spouses, and business owners, we understand how important it is to protect your life, family, and legacy. We want nothing more than to be your trusted advisor and empower our community with the knowledge and tools of proper estate planning.

We've experienced firsthand that death, illness, and disability do not discriminate. Still, it is something you can plan for and something you should plan for now while you're able.

In Hector’s last semester of law school, doctors found a growing brain tumor that offered only 1% of survival – surgery or not. We only had seven days to get our affairs in order, make plans, and spend time with each other and family before the surgery. All Hector could think of was Irene, our boys, and who would take care of them if and when he couldn’t.

Thankfully Hector survived and made a full recovery against all odds, we can tell you from our story and experience supporting grieving families…

“Do not leave planning to your final hours.” -hector

We opened this firm with the idea and intention of bringing a personal family relationship to law and providing a new experience to estate planning & business law.

At de Jesus Law Group, we aren’t just attorneys. Compassion and diligence are ingrained in our work as we help legally guide your family and business because they’re worth it.

We are relationship builders who want to give you peace of mind and a plan for everyone and everything you love that will stand up against any odds.

Having over 25 years of experience between the two of us, and an amazing team behind us, we compassionately serve all of Central Florida with Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Probate, and Elder Law.

To your life, legacy, and business,

Irene & Hector de Jesus

WE LEARNED THAT THE MIDDLE OF THE STORM IS NOT THE BEST TIME TO PLAN HOW TO NAVIGATE THROUGH IT!

Our Story

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Irene de Jesus | Licensed in Florida

ATTORNEY

Education

  • BARRY LAW SCHOOL

    Juris Doctor, 2012

  • WEBSTER UNIVERSITY

    M.B.A., 2006

  • UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX

    B.S.N. in Nursing, 2003

Activities & Affiliations

  • Florida Bar | Member

  • Elder Law College | Member & Graduate

  • Wealth Council | Member

  • Personal Family Lawyer| Endorsed Member

  • Florida Nurses Association | Member & Licensed

Hector de Jesus | Licensed in Florida

ATTORNEY

Education

  • SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY

    M.B.A., 2015

  • BARRY LAW SCHOOL

    Juris Doctor, 2004

  • WEBSTER UNIVERSITY

    B.A. In Business, 2000

  • FLORIDA STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE

    A.S.N. in Nursing, 1992

Activities & Affiliations

  • Florida Bar | Member

  • Veteran Affairs Accredited Attorney

  • Elder Law College | Member & Graduate

  • Healthcare Compliance Association | Member

  • American College of Healthcare Executives | Fellow

  • Family Business Lawyer | Endorsed Member

Nicole Burkett

CHeif Operating Officer

Education

  • Digital Marketing Institute

  • Professional Certified Marketer awarded by the American Marketing Association, 2020

  • Art Institute of Pittsburgh

    Graphic Design, 2012

About Nicole

  • With a background in management and supporting small business owners and lawyers reaching 6 figure business models, Nicole joined the firm in 2021 to lead marketing and business development with Hector and Irene. 
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  • She currently leads the marketing initiatives and supports the team with process improvement and optimization so that the firm can continue to serve families at the highest level of service while reaching team goals. 
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  • She has a strong passion and heart for estate planning, and truly believes everyone should have an estate plan simply so that loved ones are supported in decisions that we are responsible for making for ourselves. 
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  • Nicole is a Pennsylvania native. She lives in Daytona Beach with her twin teenage girls, puppy JT, and partner Derek. In her free time she catches up on true crime, enjoying the beach, paddle boarding, and all that Florida has to offer.

Silvana de Jesus

Director of Operations

Education

  • SOUTHERN ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY

    B.S. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 2015

About Silvana

  • Silvana leads our client relations team and operations. 
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  • She graduated with a degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, dabbled in the healthcare industry, worked abroad in Cyprus and owned two successful small businesses. 
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  • She is fueled by her professional passions in organizational culture, leadership & talent development, relationship building, and genuinely helping others. Working with the firm has allowed her to combine these passions in order to enhance and manage clients’ experiences with lifetime relationships. 
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  • Silvana is currently residing in Tennessee with her aspiring neurosurgeon husband and their two sweet boys and two adorable pups.

Jocelyn Smith

PARALEGAL

Education

  • THE FLORIDA BAR

    Florida Registered Paralegal, 2010,
  • SPOKANE CHRISTIAN COLLEGE

    B.S. in English Education

About Jocelyn

  • Jocelyn is a paralegal at the firm and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise when it comes to assisting clients. She is passionate about keeping clients in the loop and staying on top of matters as it relates to probate. 
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  • She is a natural-born problem solver and loves to research matters so every detail has been received. Jocelyn lives in DeLand with her pup, and spends her free time at Disney, spending time with her grandkids and family.

Kristy

Client Relations coordinator

Education

  • Daytona State

  • Business Management, B.A.

About Kristy

  • Kristy is a DeLand native, born and raised where she still resides here with her husband of 10 years, Matthew and her two children, Dominic 7 and Juliana 5.
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  • She came to us with over 10 years of business management experience as well as a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Daytona State College.
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  • Kristy thrives in providing superior customer service and is a natural problem solver. She is a business professional who maintains a consistent work ethic and holds herself to the highest values.
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  • When Kristy isn’t at the office, you can find her enjoying family time at the beach, attending sporting events, reading and enjoying life’s simple treasures.