Name: Koko Head (Yes, that is my real name and yes, there is a story behind it.)
Family: Married 33 years to Donna Lynn Yeargin (a Jacksonville native) with two adult children and three grandchildren
Pets: Maximus, a 5-pound chihuahua
Education: Brigham Young University, BA English (1981), and Drake University, JD (1984)
Admitted to the Bar: March 1985
Employed by: Law Office of Koko Head, P.A.
Field of practice: Business formations, civil and commercial litigation including construction, real estate, mortgage foreclosure defense, debt collection, title defect/claims litigation, and HOA representation.
Community involvement: Boy Scouts of America troop volunteer and merit badge counselor and Guardian ad Litem for abused and abandoned children, 7th Judicial Circuit, Florida.
How did you become involved?
I literally walked into the local Guardian ad Litem program administrator’s office at the St. Johns County Courthouse and asked “How can I help?” I was met with smiles and received my initial training. Once approved, I was immediately assigned a case. There is such great need in this area that volunteers are welcomed with open arms.
How can someone else become involved?
Go to guardianadlitem.org or call the 4th Circuit Office at (904) 255-8440 or 7th Circuit Office at (386) 239-7803. It’s just that easy.
What have you learned/achieved through the experience?
Working with children and youth as I have during my entire adult life in church, community and school organizations has provided me with a view of the future — our collective future. I have learned that the most vulnerable among us — our children — are worth every minute of service, legal assistance and mentoring that we can provide to them. It is most effective when it is provided face-to-face so that they know someone cares about them.
What was the last book you read or are reading?
“The Book of Mormon”