Personnel note: Jason Gonzalez joins law firm Shutts & Bowen

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Jason Gonzalez has joined the law firm Shutts & Bowen as a partner in its Tallahassee office.

Gonzalez formerly served as general counsel to Gov. Crist, general counsel to the Republican Party of Florida and was a gubernatorial appointee to the Florida Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission.

“Jason has already made a great impact both as a public servant and as a litigator,” said Bowman Brown, chairman of Shutts & Bowen’s executive committee. “We expect that his energy, legal ability and knowledge of state government will add fresh power to our firm and our clients for years to come.” 

In Tallahassee, Gonzalez, 40, joins former Lieutenant Gov. Bobby Brantley, Shutts & Bowen’s government law consultant and a former member of the Florida House of Representatives, Secretary of the Florida Department of Commerce and Secretary of the Florida Lottery. 

“I’m thrilled to team with a firm with a strong statewide presence, impact, resources and depth, and I look forward to broadening my practice,” Gonzalez said. 

In his new position, Gonzalez litigates cases and provides government affairs consulting. He represents clients in matters involving contracts, government procurements, class actions, tort defense, declaratory judgments, banking and finance, professional licenses and elections.

Gonzalez was most recently a shareholder in the Tallahassee law firm Ausley McMullen.  

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