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Inverness FL Social Security Disability Lawyer

jodi zakaria


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305 N. Apopka Ave., Inverness, FL 34450





Born & raised in Indianapolis, IN.
Resident of Inverness, Citrus County since September, 1994


Indiana State University, Bachelor of Arts, Interdisciplinary Studies, Cum Laude Graduate, August 1994
Graduate of Honor’s Program

Stetson University College of Law, Juris Doctor Degree, May 1998
Student Mentor, Fall 1996 and Spring 1997
Honor Roll, Fall 1998
Vice Chair, Student Council on Professionalism and Ethics (S.C.O.P.E.)


Florida Supreme Court, September, 1998 - Present
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, May 2007 - Present
United States District Court, Northern District of Florida, December 2007 - Present

Areas Of Practice

Workers Compensation, 1998 - Present
Social Security Disability, 1998 - Present
Employment Discrimination, and Wage and Hour Disputes, 2007 - Present

Professional experience and activities

Professional Experience

Pro Bono Judicial Intern, The Honorable Judge Thurman, Summer 1996, Inverness, FL
Intern, United States Senate Office, Senator Bob Graham, Spring 1997, Tampa, FL
Law Clerk, Fitzpatrick & Fitzpatrick Law Offices, Summer 1997, Inverness, FL
Circuit Court Judicial Intern, The Honorable Richard A. Luce, Fall 1997, Clearwater, FL
Law Clerk, Alfred Deutschman, P.A., January 1998 - August 1998
Associate Attorney and subsequent Partner, Law Offices of Deutschman & Zakaria. September 1998 - Present


National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, 1998 - Present
Citrus County Bar Association, 1998 - Present
Florida Workers’ Compensation Section Member, 1999 - Present
Elder Law Section Member, 2013 - Present
Labor and Employment Law Section member, 2007 - Present
Citrus-Hernando American Inns of Court, 1998 - 2003
Supporter and Member of Rowing Organization of Citrus County Students, Non-Profit Organization, Inverness, FL, 2012 - Present
Board Member of Rowing Organization of Citrus County Students, Non-Profit Organization, 2016