Joanna obtained a Juris Doctor and Masters in Business Administration from Stetson University College of Law, St. Petersburg, Florida in 2000. Upon graduation, she served as a Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable Mary S. Scriven in the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division. As Of Counsel for the Stockham Law Group, Joanna represents homeowners and business owners in property damage insurance litigation claims.
Before joining Stockham Law Group, Joanna worked as a complex business litigation attorney for Carlton Fields, P.A. in Tampa, where she had been a Shareholder since 2008 before starting her own firm, The Law Office of Joanna Garcia Parkin PLLC. She has defended numerous large and mid-sized corporations and businesses, including some of the largest insurance companies in the country.
Joanna is AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated™ by Martindale-Hubbell®, was selected for inclusion to the Florida Super Lawyers® in 2018, and prior to that had been selected as a Rising Star® for five consecutive years. She was selected to Florida Trend's Legal Elite 2017 as a result of being ranked by peers as one of Florida's Top Lawyers. She has also been named by The American Registry as one of “America’s Most Honored Professionals.”
Joanna was born on St. Croix in the United Stated Virgin Islands and is fluent in Spanish.