LaShawnda K. Jackson

LaShawnda Jackson practices in the areas of casualty defense, product liability and insurance coverage.  LaShawnda defends individuals and companies against premises liability, product defect, and motor vehicle accident liability claims. LaShawnda handles personal injury, wrongful death and property damage cases.  Defending manufacturers and distributors against product liability claims is part of LaShawnda’s practice. She has defended a variety of products, including automobiles, forklift trucks, refuse trucks escalators and personal watercraft.

LaShawnda also advises and represents public entities such as housing authorities and various governmental agencies and municipalities with regard to public record laws and compliance with Section 119 of the Florida Statutes. She has also represented clients who have been denied access to public records of the state and other governmental entities. 

LaShawnda assists insurance industry clients in coverage disputes and defends them against bad faith claims.

  • Education

    University of Florida, College of Law - J.D., with honors , 2002
    • University of Florida Trial Team, Member
    • Voted Trial Competition Team’s “Unsung Hero” (2000)
    • Recognized as distinguished advocate on Trial Competition Team, competing in two Final Four Competitions
    • Academic Affairs, Vice President
    • ATLA 1st Place Regional Trial Competition teams, Member (2001-2002)
    • Chester Bedell Inn of Court , Member
    • Student Honor Court, Defense Counsel
    • Black Law Students’ Association (BLSA), Third Year Representative
    • Order of Barristers, Member (2002)
    • Highest grade, Legal Research and Writing course
    • The Journal of Law and Public Policy , Member
    University of Florida - B.A., Political Science, with honors , 1999
  • Honors

    • Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
    • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Diversity Award, 2006
    • Orlando Business Journal's 40 Under 40 2013 Finalist
    • Orange County Bar Association’s Lawrence G. Mathews, Jr. Young Lawyers Professionalism Award 2014
  • Bar Admissions

    • Florida (2002)
  • Court Admissions

    • U.S. District Courts of Florida (Northern, Middle, Southern)
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • Professional & Civic Activities

    • National Bar Association
    • Paul C. Perkins Bar Association
      - President (2006 to 2007)
      - Vice President (2005 to 2006)
      - Treasurer (2004 to 2005)
      - Chairman of the Scholarship Committee and the Street Law Committee
    • Florida Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials
    • Risk Insurance Management Society
    • Orange County Bar Association Young Lawyers Section

      Board of Governors (2006 to present)
      Co-Chair of Head Start Guest Readers Program Committee
      Co-Chair of Great Oaks Village Committee

    • The Florida Bar (2002-Present)
      • Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors (2009-Present)
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