About Our Attorneys:
Attorney Theresa Jean-Pierre Coy:
graduated, with honors, from Florida A&M University with a double major in Political Science and Public Administration. She later attended Stetson University College of Law and graduated with a concentration in Advocacy. While in law school she was a member of the Moot Court team and won First Place Best Oral Advocate in the E. Earl Zehmer’s Moot Court competition. In addition to receiving various other awards and scholarships, Mrs. Jean-Pierre Coy received the Victor O’Wehle Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.
Mrs. Jean-Pierre Coy began her legal career as an Assistant Public Defender in Pinellas County, FL. As an Assistant Public Defender, Mrs. Jean-Pierre Coy relied on her own personal experience with the criminal justice system to help defend her clients and empathize with their families and loved ones. (In 1998, Mrs. Jean-Pierre Coy’s brother was sentenced to 21 years in the Florida Department of Corrections).
As a former Assistant Public Defender, Mrs. Jean-Pierre has defended all types of cases ranging from traffic citations to misdemeanors to felonies punishable by life. Mrs. Jean-Pierre Coy has taken well over 50 cases to trial and has argued countless motions on behalf of her clients. Mrs. Jean-Pierre Coy has appeared before various judges in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Polk, Orange, and Dade counties. She is familiar with the court process and always ensures that her client’s are aware and understand all of their legal rights and options.
In January 2010, Mrs. Jean-Pierre Coy opened her own law firm so she could continue to help people in other areas of the law. In addition to criminal defense, she continues to zealously help individuals involved in the Family Unified Court and those hurt or injured in various types of automobile/motorcycle accidents.
Mrs. Jean-Pierre Coy is fluent in Haitian-Creole and prides herself on being able to help the surrounding Haitian community with their legal needs in a language that they are comfortable and familiar with.
Attorney Luby Anioce Myrthil:
A native of Miami Florida, Luby Anioce Myrthil has been practicing law in the Tampa Bay area for nearly five years. Her practice is devoted to Criminal Defense, Family Law, and Estate Planning. She graduated from the University of South Florida in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications. During college, tragedy struck her family, which sparked her interest in pursuing a career in the legal profession.
While in college, Luby worked full-time for Mark C. Payne, P.A. where she was the lead legal assistant and this experience solidified her determination to pursue a career as an attorney.
In 2011, she earned her law degree through a healthy dose of persistence and perseverance, and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2012. Some of Luby’s notable internships included the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) where she honed her investigative skills. She also clerked for the Honorable Chief Judge Ronald Ficarrotta of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit from whom she was able to glean real-world experience on criminal procedures and the inner workings of the courtroom.
After graduating law school, Luby initially volunteered at St. Michael’s Legal Center for Women and Children where she gained experience with family law and foreclosure defense. From 2013 until 2015 Luby worked as a part-time associate attorney, handling family, foreclosure, bankruptcy, and guardianship matters. In February of 2014, she accepted an additional part-time position as an associate working with Attorney Felicia Williams at Fathers’ Rights, an organization dedicated to advocating on behalf of fathers in family court. In August 2015, Luby has been an associate attorney at Jean-Pierre Coy, P.A., where the firm specializes in family law, criminal law, personal injury, and estate planning.
Luby believes in giving back to the community, and her philanthropic endeavors over the past several years have included The Ronald McDonald House charities cooking with the kids, the Hillsborough County Community Clean-up, and the Club Creole Mentoring Program where she both tutored adults from Haiti and served on their Executive Board.
In her down time, Luby is a loving wife to her husband of 12 years, Vincent and together they chase after their three beautiful boys, Xavier, Alexander and Xachariah. Luby and her husband are very active in their church community.