Melissa Coll

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Associate Professor of Professional Skills



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(904) 256-1194




Professor Coll began her legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in the Jacksonville office  August of 1997.  As an Assistant State Attorney she prosecuted and tried misdemeanor cases, felony cases, special assault cases, homicide cases, child molestation cases, sexual assault cases, felony domestic battery cases, child abuse cases, and child neglect cases.  After leaving the State Attorney’s Office she worked for Travis Reinhold, a criminal defense attorney, drafting motions, conducting research and attending pre-trial conferences.  In March 2005, she clerked for The Honorable Jerry A. Funk, a United States Bankruptcy Judge.  After the clerkship, she joined the law firm of Cooke & Meux, P.A., a trial and transactional practice which concentrated in the areas of real estate, guardianship and probate.  Professor Coll taught Lawyering Process I and II as an adjunct professor during the 2010 -2011 school year and joined the Florida Coastal Faculty as a Lawyering Process Faculty member in August of 2011.  During the 2013 -2014 academic year, Professor Coll joined the faculty as a member of the Teaching Track and began teaching in the area of criminal law.   


Legal Research
Legal Writing
Criminal Law 


University of Florida, Bachelor of Arts, 1994
Stetson University College of Law, 1997
            Honors Research and Writing
            Public Service Fellow