administrative, appeals, class action, commercial litigation, corporate, employment, family/matrimonial
Florida, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District Courts for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Florida
University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 1994
University of Florida, B.A., 1991
Jeannette is a respected and highly accomplished attorney with over 20 years of experience in the legal field. From 1997 until she opened her own firm in 2012, she worked as a Partner or as Of Counsel in two well-recognized law firms (Jackson Lewis LLP and Shutts & Bowen LLP), where she handled an array of employment, commercial, and civil cases.
While at Jackson Lewis and Shutts & Bowen, Jeannette obtained extensive experience counseling small, mid-size, and Fortune 500 corporations on a variety of legal issues arising under numerous federal statutes and Florida state law. She has represented management in hundreds of cases from inception through completion, including selecting an appropriate legal team, developing and executing strategic plans, and resolving cases favorably and efficiently.
Jeannette has tried numerous employment cases in Florida state and federal courts and at arbitration as first and second chair. She enjoys a 90% win record on summary judgment in federal court and no losses at trial. She has prepared several state and federal appellate briefs and participated in numerous agency proceedings. In addition, she is fluent in written and spoken Spanish and has vast experience drafting and arguing legal briefs in that language.
Jeannette regularly prepares agreements, handbooks, checklists, guides, and audits; frequently conducts personnel and management training; and routinely speaks publicly at lectures and group gatherings.
During law school, Jeannette served as a Senior Editor for the Michigan Journal of Gender and Law and received the Book Award in the Writing and Advocacy Program.
What Jeannette’s clients say
When I recently needed someone to research and draft a motion to quash a subpoena for lack of jurisdiction, Now Counsel Network matched me with Jeannette. The motion Jeannette drafted was so convincing that, when I sent it to opposing counsel before filing it, his client dismissed the case. Needless to say, my client was thrilled with the result. I highly recommend Jeannette and look forward to working with her again.