Senior Staff Attorney, Criminal Defense Practice
Jacqueline Caruana, originally from the State of Florida, graduated from Boston University in 2005 with a B.A. in Political Science and U.S. History. While interning for local officials, she developed in interest in public service, helping constituents obtain government assistance. Jacqueline attended law school at Mercer University in Georgia and graduated in 2008 with a Juris Doctorate.
After law school, Jacqueline started her own law practice handling appointed criminal cases on the State and Federal level. In 2009, she joined Scheer and Montgomery, P.C. in Savannah, Georgia as an associate, where she handled criminal and family law cases, and was appointed the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Pooler. From 2010 to 2013, Jacqueline was employed as an Assistant Public Defender in the Eastern Judicial Circuit in Savannah, Georgia. In addition to practicing law, Jacqueline was an instructor at Columbia College, teaching criminal justice classes on base to military members and their families. In 2013, Jacqueline joined the Attorney General’s office for the State of Georgia in the Civil Rights Division.
Throughout her career, public defense work has been Jacqueline’s passion. She is thrilled to join Brooklyn Defender Services.