Rhonda Peoples-Waters, Esquire

Attorney Rhonda Peoples-Waters has tried over 50 non-jury and jury trials in her career. She was the lead trial counsel in more than half of those cases. She has been licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court of Florida since 1999 and she began her career at the Public Defender’s Office in Jacksonville, Florida. Attorney Rhonda Peoples-Waters has handled thousands of cases covering misdemeanors and felonies. She finished her career at the Public Defender’s Office, after serving as the Division Chief of both of the Repeat Offender Divisions in Duval County. Attorney Peoples-Waters then matriculated to practice Criminal Law and Personal Injury Law at the Law Office of Craig Gibbs. She participated in civil litigation such as mediations and depositions. She has successfully litigated many several, large figure personal injury cases on behalf of her clients.

It was upon receiving clear direction from God, that Attorney Rhonda Peoples-Waters opened her law firm Rhonda Peoples-Waters P.A. Our firm specializes in criminal defense and personal injury cases. Our firm takes pride in seeking justice for our clients just as we want it applied in our own lives. After growing up in historic Selma, Alabama, Attorney Peoples-Waters has a personal experience of how important justice is and how justice matters to all.

Attorney Peoples-Waters graduated from Selma High School with honors. She then successfully obtained her Bachelor of Science degree from Fisk University with Cum Laude distinction. Immediately thereafter, she matriculated to the University Of Florida College Of Law on an academic scholarship and graduated. Additionally, Attorney Peoples-Waters is a member or former member of various organizations including the City of Jacksonville Ethics Commission, Executive Board member of the Jacksonville branch- NAACP, the Daniel Webster Perkins Bar Association (Past President), the Jacksonville Bar Association, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Board of Directors (President), Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and the Trustee Ministry of First Baptist Church of Oakland. She also serves on Mayor Brown’s legal transition team and is a News Channel 4 legal analyst. Furthermore, Attorney Rhonda Peoples-Waters was candidate for Duval County Court Judge earning over 149,000 votes endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police and the Florida Times Union. Attorney Peoples-Waters was named a 2013 Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Lawyers Under 40 and a 2014 National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

The most important success of Attorney Rhonda Peoples-Waters’ life, out of all the outstanding accomplishments mentioned above and unmentioned, is her Absolute Love for God! As a result of this awesome love; flows her love for her daughter (Jasmine), her parents (Ronald and Winona), brother (Bernard), family members, friends, and mankind. She is thankful for the opportunity to try and imitate our Lord. All honor and glory is due to Him!