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LaShawnda Jackson Receives the Orange County Bar Association’s Young Professionalism Award

LaShawnda Jackson Receives the Orange County Bar Association’s Young Professionalism Award

ORLANDO – April 23, 2014 – Lawshawnda K. Jackson, a partner in the Orlando office of RumbergerKirk, has received the Orange County Bar Association’s Lawrence G. Mathews, Jr. Young Lawyers Professionalism Award.  The award recognizes practicing attorneys whose ethical conduct, service and practice serve as a model of success built upon unquestioned professionalism.  As part of the award, Jackson spoke at the Young Lawyers Section luncheon at the Citrus Club April 23. 

Jackson has served on the Board and as President of the OCBA’s Young Lawyers Section, as an editor of the The Briefs magazine and she is the recipient of The Florida Bar young Lawyers Division Diversity Award. Jackson also serves on the Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors. She served as treasurer, vice-president and president of the Paul C. Perkins Bar Association and was on the Ninth Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.  She was also recently selected as a Finalist in the Orlando Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business, Top 40 Under 40.

Her community service includes Chair of the Great Oaks Village Committee for five years. Under her leadership, the program that started as an annual Fun Day event for abandoned and neglected foster children was transformed into an ongoing partnership with the Great Oaks Village facility. Jackson also initiated a shoe drive where the Young Lawyers Section collected shoes and raised money to purchase new shoes for each of the 65 children at the facility. The shoe drive has now become an integral part of the YLS Great Oaks Village Program. She also volunteers by teaching Street Law classes and giving inspirational talks to children in the After School Outreach program (ASOM) at the First Presbyterian Church of Orlando, a program that develops one-on-one mentoring relationships with at-risk students from Howard Middle School. She even designated the ASOM program as the recipient of the $2,500 grant that came with her Diversity Award so that ASOM students could attend cultural events that they would otherwise not have been able to experience.

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

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