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Each year, FJA’s legislative advocacy efforts in Tallahassee focus on protecting your practice and access to justice for all Floridians.

During session, FJA is inundated with bills restricting or limiting Floridians’ ability to hold wrongdoers accountable. Our legislative issues papers and research provide background and information that will help all FJA members advocate and protect access to the courts and justice for all.

For more information, contact Melissa Thomas by email or call (850) 521-1090.

FJA maintains a number of Legislative Committees made up of members who volunteer their expertise in various practice areas, including:

  • Auto Insurance/Bad Faith
  • Construction Litigation
  • Consumer Protection/Data Privacy 
  • Daubert 
  • Human Trafficking 
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Homes
  • PFS
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Property Insurance
  • Rules, Evidence and Procedures
  • Sovereign Immunity
  • Trucking
  • Workers’ Compensation

Legislative Committee Leadership

  • Auto Insurance/Bad Faith – Brent Steinberg, chair
  • Construction Litigation – Neil O’Brien, chair
  • Consumer Protection/Data Privacy – Ed Normand, chair
  • Human Trafficking – Kerri Smith, chair
  • Medical Malpractice – Phillip Gold, chair
  • Nursing Home – Steve Watrel, Nathan Carter, co-chairs
  • PFS – Andrew Harris, chair
  • Premises Liability – Todd Michaels, chair
  • Property Insurance – Louis Gonzalez, chair
  • Rules, Evidence and Procedures – Phil Gold, chair 
  • Sovereign Immunity/Claims Bill Reform – Alex Arteaga-Gomez, LaToya Harridon Lodge, co-chairs
  • Trucking – Stefano Portigliatti, Janeen Mira, co-chairs
  • Workers’ Compensation – Kimberly Syfrett, chair