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

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

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 promoting gender equality and the leadership roles of its members in the legal profession, judiciary and community at large, and for any other lawful purpose. Ms. Richardson was installed as President in June, and she will serve the 2017-2018 term. Ms. Richardson has also been elected President-Elect of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers. She will be the first President of that organization from Jacksonville in more than two decades.  

Ms. Richardson stated her theme is for women lawyers to “be heard” and for the community to listen. “JWLA’s programs provide concrete strategies for women lawyers to be heard in the courtroom, in front of the JNC, in their managing partner's office, in The Florida Bar, in the board room, in City Hall, and on Capitol Hill,” stated Richardson. “This year as the JWLA celebrates its 35th Anniversary, we will reflect on how far we have come and how far we have to go in our mission to actively promote women in the legal profession, the judiciary and the community at large.”

Ms. Richardson‘s practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counsel. She previously defended insurers in bad faith/extra-contractual liability litigation and coverage matters. Ms. Richardson has handled appeals in the Eleventh Circuit, the Supreme Court of Florida, and four out of five of Florida’s district courts of appeal.

The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association (JWLA) was founded in 1982 to provide support and networking for women lawyers in Jacksonville, Florida. JWLA membership is open to all attorneys, male or female, in Jacksonville, Florida and surrounding counties. JWLA is a Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers.

Ms. Richardson has been recognized by her peers as a Florida Trend’s Legal Elite Up and Comer and Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers. She received her J.D. from the Florida Coastal School of Law and her B.A. from the University of Florida.

Jackson Lewis’ Jacksonville office can be reached at (904) 638-2655.


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