About de Jesus Law Group

Our goal is to redefine the traditional approach to legal services.

We are on your side and care deeply about keeping you and your family protected.

There are no stiff or impersonal lawyers at our firm. Instead, you’ll meet a team of compassionate individuals eager to help.

At de Jesus Law Group, we stand for...

Doing the extraordinary in the everyday.

Our dedication is unmatched. We make sure to really listen and truly understand who you are, along with your values, needs, and aspirations.

Fair pricing is our commitment to you.

Our work is done on a set-price basis so there are no surprises. You’ll always know exactly what you’re getting and how much it will cost.

Knowledge is power.

It's important to us that you feel confident in your estate plan. Educating our clients and the community is at the heart of our mission.

We're always here for you.

We've put together a team that’s here to support you. You’ll be able to talk to someone to get your questions answered right away.

The de Jesus Law Group story...

Our story, led by Irene de Jesus, is rooted in resilience, love, and a deep commitment to family.

Irene’s journey started in foster care. After aging out of the system, yet determined to have a better life, she became a trauma nurse in Jacksonville, Florida.

That was where she encountered firsthand the harsh realities of illness and tragedy. Life took a dramatic turn when her fellow nurse husband, Hector, decided to go to law school. Just months before graduation, Hector was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and their world was shaken.

Hector and Irene knew they needed to secure the futures of their young sons (aged 8 and 9 at the time), so they put together a traditional estate plan. But, the process left them feeling unprepared and vulnerable.

Their lawyer prepared some documents — which they didn’t fully understand — the documents were stuck in a drawer and never looked at again. It felt wrong.

Hector and Irene discovered that typical estate planning was often impersonal and ineffective.

Determined to make a difference, Irene went to law school herself. She graduated and founded de Jesus Law Group with Hector. Their mission was clear: to provide empathetic, transparent, and tailored support to families.

Even after Hector’s passing in 2022, his spirit and values continue to guide the firm.

Here's what sets us apart:

At de Jesus Law Group, we don’t just draft documents. We are dedicated to making sure your family is protected. We want you to feel confident and empowered, knowing you’ve made the best decisions for your loved ones.

Let us help you protect your family’s future and create a lasting legacy. Contact us at (833) 358-7878 or attend one of our free community events to get started today.

Our Committed Team

Meet the caring team at de Jesus Law Group, who are dedicated to making your aspirations, dreams, and vision a reality.

Irene de Jesus, Esq.

FOUNDING ATTORNEY

My journey began in the halls of a trauma center, where I witnessed life’s fragility and resilience as a trauma nurse. It was there that I learned the importance of proactive planning — especially after my late husband Hector faced his battle with a brain tumor. His strength and our shared experiences inspired me to pursue law, blending my nursing background with the legal world.

At de Jesus Law Group, I’m dedicated to guiding families through the complexities of life’s key moments. My mission goes way beyond legal documents. I want to forge lasting relationships, providing clarity, and ensuring every family feels supported. With my team and I, you’ll find more than just legal advice. You’ll find a compassionate partner committed to securing your family’s future.

  • Florida Bar | Member
  • Elder Law College | Member & Graduate
  • WealthCounsel | Member
  • Personal Family Lawyer| Endorsed Member
  • Florida Nurses Association | Member & Licensed
In Loving Memory
In Loving Memory

Hector de Jesus, Esq.

HUSBAND, FATHER, GRANDFATHER, ATTORNEY, MENTOR

Hector grew up in Deltona and graduated from DeLand High School in 1981 and then from Navy Medic Training in 1985. He graduated from Barry Law School in 2004 and co-founded the firm with Irene in 2012 after serving as COO at Florida Hospital DeLand.

It is impossible to say all the ways this one man impacted his family and community and what a good man he was.

Silvana de Jesus

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

I lead our overall operations, processes, and team. I graduated with a degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and my journey has taken me through various industries, including healthcare. I’ve also had the opportunity to work abroad in Cyprus and have owned two successful small businesses.

My professional passions lie in organizational culture, leadership & talent development, relationship building, and genuinely helping others. Working with our firm allows me to combine these passions to enhance clients’ experiences, fostering lifetime relationships.

I work remotely out of state, which affords me the flexibility to pursue my other passions, like spending time outdoors, camping, hiking, and tending to our little homestead. I also enjoy traveling and learning about different cultures.

Alexis (Lexi) Merzoyan

Associate Attorney

I handle Legal Life Planning Sessions and drafting. I am passionate about educating the community on the importance of having an estate plan, ensuring they make informed decisions about their future and the safety of their assets.

One memorable client story I can recall involves a gentleman in a nursing home with rapidly declining health. After his immediate family passed away unexpectedly, his estate plan was outdated. 

Our team quickly updated his plan and conducted a bedside signing at the nursing home. Though he passed away days later, we ensured his wishes were respected and appointed a successor trustee of his choice. We continue to guide her through the process, holding her hand every step of the way.

My favorite quote is, “Believe you can and you’re halfway there,” by Theodore Roosevelt. When I’m not at work, I enjoy reading, gardening, going to the beach, and spending time outdoors with my husband and 4-year-old son.

Wesley (Wes) Flagler

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

As an Estate Planning Attorney, I bring over 14 years of experience to the table. My background includes nine years with the Florida Department of Children and Families and three years at Volusia County’s only licensed Domestic Violence Shelter. I am passionate about dispelling negative stereotypes about attorneys and providing compassionate, trustworthy service.

What I love most about working at de Jesus Law Group is the collaborative team environment. I value honesty and hard work and am dedicated to helping families secure their futures.

My favorite quote, “To give anything less than your best, is to sacrifice the gift,” by Steve Prefontaine, guides my approach to both work and life. When I’m not at the office, I enjoy spending time with my wife and kids, whether we’re camping, going to Disney, or attending sporting events. Our weekends are always busy and full of fun!

Kristy Maniscalco

CLIENT RELATIONS DIRECTOR

As the Client Relations Director at de Jesus Law Group, I guide our clients through every step of their estate planning journey. From their initial inquiry to their final appointment, I am dedicated to ensuring a seamless experience for each individual we serve.

With a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and over two decades of experience in customer service, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to my role. My background equips me to understand the needs of our clients and provide them with the highest level of assistance and care.

I love working at de Jesus Law Group because we offer our clients a unique and refreshing experience. My favorite part of the job is creating lasting connections with clients and helping them navigate their estate planning with confidence.

Outside work, I enjoy spending quality time with my husband and two children, exploring the outdoors, and delving into insightful content from Mel Robbins’ books and podcasts.

Kaitlyn Covert

LEGAL SPECIALIST

I am a proud mom of two boys. I have a passion for helping others, particularly in the legal field. I have the drive to assist clients every step of the way with their planning.

Ashley Smith

Outreach & Intake Coordinator

As the Outreach & Intake Coordinator at de Jesus Law Group LLC, I help potential clients understand the importance of estate planning and how our services can benefit them. From the moment they reach out to us to the follow-up after our events, I ensure each interaction is informative and supportive.

With a background in community service, I bring a blend of organizational skills and trustworthiness to my role. My involvement in the Junior Service League of DeLand has instilled a commitment to integrity and community engagement.

At de Jesus Law Group, I’m drawn to our client-centered approach and the opportunity to positively impact people’s lives. Whether it’s coordinating marketing events or taking intake calls, I enjoy helping our clients plan for their futures with confidence and stability.

Outside of work, you can find me cheering on my son at baseball games or enjoying a Stetson University game. I thrive on outdoor activities like camping and boating and cherish moments spent with family and friends under the Florida sun.

Just as I enjoy helping clients navigate estate planning, I find inspiration in reading and learning new things. Specifically, reading owner’s manuals and instructions cover to cover—twice!

A look inside our offices...

Main Office
500 E. New York Ave. Suite 101,

DeLand, FL 32724
Map & Directions

(833) 358–7878

By Appointment Only
701 E. 3rd Ave., Suite 5,
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32169
Map & Directions

(833) 358–7878

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Now is the time.

Protect your future and the ones you cherish.

Wherever you stand on life’s path, de Jesus Law Group is by your side.

From creating an estate plan and protecting your minor children to making difficult long-term care decisions and helping you navigate probate, our compassionate team is here to assist you.

Serving all of Florida, we see clients in our offices in DeLand, New Smyrna Beach, and virtually. We make estate planning easy for everyone and every family in the Sunshine State.

Begin your journey by reaching out to us today.

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