About Rose Marie

Background

Ms. Preddy, formerly Rose Marie Karadsheh, is was born in Michigan.  She graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and received a BA in Near Eastern Studies and Journalism. She is also a graduate of the Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. after which she managed the State Senate campaign of the late Douglas Carl in Michigan. After the successful campaign, she worked at Habitat for Humanity International in Americus, Georgia. She received her JD from Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While in law school, Ms. Preddy interned for the Honorable Richard F. Suhrheinrich of United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and the Estate and Gift Tax Division of the Internal Revenue Service.  Ms. Preddy became a Floridian in 1997 while her husband served in the United States Navy.  She was an associate for Anderson and Stevens, P.A. and soon after started her own law firm in 2000.  Preddy Law Firm, P.A. has been serving Northeast Florida and beyond with great success.

Education

  • University of Michigan, B. A. 1990
  • Temple University School of Law, J.D. 1994

Memberships

  • State Bar of Florida, 1997 to present
  • State Bar of Michigan, 1995 to present
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Volusia County Bar Association
  • St. Johns County Bar Association
  • The Federalist Society 
  • Charter President of First Coast Blue Star Mothers, Inc. 2021
  • President of the Rotary Club of Bartram Trail – Julington Creek 2020
  • President of the Christian Legal Society of Jacksonville 2003
  • Chair of Jacksonville Bar Association Trust and Probate Committee, 2004-2007, 2016-2019
  • Chair of Jacksonville Bar Association Member Services 2015
  • Chair of Jacksonville Bar Association Lawyer Variety Show Committee, 2008-2009
  • Chair of Jacksonville Bar Association Holiday Project 2010 -2012
  • Member of State Bar of Florida Real Property and Probate, Tax and Elder Law Committees 1997 to present.
Family photo at Commander Lewis Preddy’s retirement ceremony, celebrating 29 years of Naval Service. Abraham serves as 2LT in the United States Air Force, Sara attends Florida State University and Stephen is in middle school.

Courts and Tribunals

  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • Supreme Court of Michigan
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Michigan

Recognitions

  • Named as one of Northeast Florida’s Top Lawyers in 904 Magazine
  • “Superb” Rated Attorney from Avvo
  • “A-V” Rated Attorney from Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named as “Legal Elite” from Florida Trend Magazine
  • Recipient of the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Association’s “President’s Award”
  • Recipient of the Florida Supreme Court Pro Bono Service Award
  • Recognized for pro bono service by Jacksonville Area Legal Aid Association.
Preddy thanking President Ronald Reagan for his support of the U.S. troops.

Featured In

  • Some Legal Work Can’t Be Done at a Distance. The Daily Record – Jacksonville, Florida Read More »
  • Commentary: Reflections on ’80s icons, Alzheimer’s disease The Daily Record – Jacksonville, Florida Read More »
  • A Historic Change in Estate Planning. The Daily Record – Jacksonville, Florida Read More » 
  • Top 10 issues lawyers ignore about their own personal estate planning. The Daily Record – Jacksonville, Florida Read More » 
  • Bar Bulletin: Would Flying Solo Sabotage Your Career The Daily Record – Jacksonville, Florida Read More »
  • Jacksonville’s Got Talent. The Daily Record – Jacksonville, Florida Read More »
  • Law Revue Benefits Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. Daily Record – Jacksonville, Florida Read More »
  • Judges, Lawyers Ready for Curtain Call The Daily Record – Jacksonville, Florida Read More »
  • Lawyer Snapshot The Daily Record – Jacksonville, Florida Read More »
  • Singing for the Dough The Daily Record – Jacksonville, Florida Read More »
  • ‘A Christmas Carol’ JBA Style The Daily Record – Jacksonville, Florida Read More »
  • What We Accomplish Is Impressive The Daily Record – Jacksonville, Florida Read More »
  • The JBA Gives Gifts to Seniors The Daily Record – Jacksonville, Florida Read More »
  • Holiday Helpers The Daily Record – Jacksonville, Florida Read More »
  • JBA Hosts Florida Bar President, McBurney Honored The Daily Record – Jacksonville, Florida Read More »
  • Probate Seminar Draws Dozens. Daily Record- Jacksonville Read More »
  • Attorneys Ham It Up for a Cause The Daily Record – Jacksonville, Florida Read More»
  • Authored Law Review article since referenced in numerous publications entitled, “Creating an International Criminal Court: Confronting the Conflicting Criminal Procedures of Iran and the United States,” 14 Penn St. Int’l L. Rev. 243 (1996) Read More»
Preddy meeting President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Roslyn Carter during her time at the Habitat for Humanity International headquarters.