Jeff “Caesar” Chukwuma is a founding and managing partner at Chukwuma, Hildebrandt & Ray, PLLC His practice focuses primarily Criminal Defense, Complex Civil Litigation, and Personal Injury.
Prior to founding the firm, Mr. Chukwuma served as an Assistant State Attorney for Florida’s 17th Judicial Circuit. During his tenure as a prosecutor, he investigated and litigated a wide range of felony criminal cases, including but not limited to drug trafficking, robbery, armed home invasion, and murder. He has tried over 50 criminal cases to verdict.
Mr. Chukwuma’s interest in legal practice began at a very young age, when as a young boy he watched his mother, Laura Chukwuma, rise from the ranks of the State Attorney’s Office to building a very successful law firm. Over the years of her successful career in private practice, Mr. Chukwuma’s mother instilled in him a passion for client advocacy, which he still carries to this day.
In addition to his legal practice, Mr. Chukwuma has also cultivated an extensive online following on social media, having accumulated over 300,000 followers across Instagram, Twitter, TikTok and Snapchat. As a social media entrepreneur and influencer, Mr. Chukwuma uses his platform to provide information to his followers that is relevant to their day-to-day lives. In conjunction with his practice, Mr. Chukwuma intends to continue his work on educating and empowering those who might otherwise feel alienated or intimidated by the legal world, thereby expanding access to and awareness of his exceptional legal expertise and that of his two co-founders.