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Jennifer Shoaf Richardson


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Jennifer Shoaf Richardson is an Associate in the Jacksonville, Florida, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counsel.

Ms. Richardson previously defended insurers in bad faith/extra-contractual liability litigation and coverage matters. She has handled appeals in the Eleventh Circuit, the Supreme Court of Florida, and four out of five of Florida’s district courts of appeal. While attending law school, Ms. Richardson served as Senior Articles Editor for her school’s law review and participated in the mock trial team.

Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Richardson was a law clerk for judges Peter D. Webster and Simone Marstiller, formerly of Florida’s First District Court of Appeal.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, Leader in the Law (2013)
  • Legal Elite, Up & Comer (2015, 2017)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Chester Bedell American Inn of Court, Associate (2014-2015)
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers, President-Elect
  • Florida Bar Code and Rules of Evidence Committee, Member (2015-2018)
  • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Board of Governors, Member (2012-2014)
  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association, President


Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Equal Justice Committee Member
  • Pro Bono Appeals handled in 2012, 2013, and 2015

Published Works

  • “What Jacksonville Employers Need to Know About the Expanded Human Rights Ordinance,” Association of Corporate Counsel North Florida Chapter Newsletter (First Quarter 2017) [Co-Author]
  • “Profile of Judge Thomas D. Winokur of the First District Court of Appeal,” The Record, Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar (February 2017) [Author]
  • “Defending Your Database from Disgruntled Employees,” Association of Corporate Counsel, Focus on the North Florida Chapter (October 2016) [Author]
  • “Profile of Judge Scott Makar of the First District Court of Appeal,” The Record, Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar (Summer 2013) [Author]
  • “New Appellate Rule for Probate and Guardianship Proceedings,” Florida Bar Journal (September/October 2012) [Co-Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “FMLA and ADA 101,” Basic Labor and Employment Law CLE, produced by The Florida Bar (Tampa, FL, April 2017) (presenter)
  • “After the Briefs: The Life of an Appeal,” Appellate Advocacy Clinic Florida Coastal School of Law (Jacksonville, FL, October 2015) (guest lecturer)
  • “The Role of Staff Attorneys,” E. Earle Zehmer Appellate Practice Seminar “Inside the First DCA” produced by Appellate Practice Section of The Florida Bar (Tallahassee, FL, April 2015, March 2012) (moderator)
  • “Young Lawyers and Professionalism,” Practicing with Professionalism CLE produced by Young Lawyers Division of The Florida Bar (Jacksonville, FL, November 2014) (panelist)
  • “First District Court of Appeal,”  Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference (Bonita Springs, FL, July 2014) (panelist)


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October 17, 2017
Attorney At Law Magazine

Jennifer Shoaf Richardson Discusses Promoting Gender Equality and Leadership roles in the Legal Profession

October 17, 2017

Jennifer Shoaf Richardson discusses the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association's mission of actively promote gender equality and leadership roles in the legal profession in "JWLA Preparing (And Promoting) Women for Leadership," published by Attorney At Law Magazine. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

July 17, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Jennifer Shoaf Richardson of Jackson Lewis Elected President of the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association

July 17, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, FL (July 17, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Jacksonville attorney Jennifer Shoaf Richardson has been elected President of the Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA). As President, Ms. Richardson will help further JWLA’s mission of actively... Read More

May 8, 2017
The Daily Record

Jennifer Shoaf Richardson Authors "Crucial vote on parental leave"

May 8, 2017

Jennifer Shoaf Richardson authors "Crucial vote on parental leave," published by The Daily Record. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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May 14, 2017

Ransomware Attacks: Prevention and Preparedness

May 14, 2017

Several years ago, cyber criminals developed a profitable form of malware, now known as ransomware. A “ransomware” attack occurs when a hacker takes control of the victim’s information systems and encrypts its data, preventing the owner from accessing it unless the victim pays a sum of money, usually in the form of bitcoins. The FBI... Read More

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SCOTUS Won’t Slime Viacom in Class Action Challenging Tracking Children Online
February 2, 2017

A class action alleging Viacom illegally obtained and disclosed personally identifiable information from children under the age of thirteen through the Nickelodeon website recently reached the end of line (almost) when the class’ petition for writ of certiorari was denied by the Supreme Court this month. Read More