Staff Attorney





Jackie Azis began as a staff attorney with the ACLU of Florida in 2017. Most of her legal work involves the First Amendment, criminal justice reform, and homelessness rights.

Prior to becoming a lawyer, Jackie studied journalism at the University of Florida and went to law school at the University of North Carolina School of Law. During law school, Jackie interned with the ACLU of North Carolina and the ACLU-Capital Punishment Project. Prior to working with the ACLU-FL, Jackie worked as an assistant public defender in Marion County, Florida, representing hundreds of individuals facing misdemeanor and felony charges.

In 2016, the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers presented Jackie with the James T. Miller Scholar award recognizing outstanding young criminal defense lawyers. In 2022, she was named as a finalist for the Public Justice Trial Attorney of the Year.