Jacqueline J. Buyze is a Florida licensed attorney practicing in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolution and a freelance children’s book writer. In additional to her books, Jacqueline has written personal stories commissioned by friends and colleagues. She has also authored a multitude of articles on law-related topics that have appeared in local newspapers and professional publications.
Jacqueline received her B.A. in psychology, cum laude, from the University of South Florida and her J.D. from Stetson University College of Law. She is certified by both the Florida Supreme Court and the Federal Court for the Middle District of Florida in civil mediation. She is also a working member of Collier County Foreclosure Task Force, actively volunteering since its inception in 2008. Formerly, Jacqueline has served as an officer/director of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers ("FAWL"), a past president of the Collier County Women’s Bar Association, and founding chair of Breakfast & Books, FAWL’s nationally-recognized statewide reading and mentoring program benefiting PACE Centers for Girls. She was also an officer/director of her local PACE center. These experiences were the catalyst for "A Story of Lawyers", which she originally wrote to educate her nieces and nephews about the important work lawyers do.
Jacqueline has resided in Naples, Florida since 1986. Prior to attending law school, she enjoyed a ten-year career with the Ritz-Carlton Hotel.