Ausley McMullen

Jerry Curington
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jcurington@ausley.com
123 S. Calhoun St.
P.O. Box 391 (32302)
Tallahassee, Florida 32301
Voice: 850-425-5342
Fax: 850-222-7560


Biography

Jerry Curington is a shareholder in the firm. Jerry focuses his practice in civil litigation involving constitutional, statutory and regulatory issues involving state and local government. Jerry practices in all state and federal, trial and appellate courts, in Florida and is admitted to practice in the State of Illinois. Jerry also concentrates on ethics and elections, transportation and government-in-the-sunshine and public records issues.  Prior to joining the firm Jerry served the State of Florida in leadership roles including Deputy General Counsel to the Governor, General Counsel to the Department of Transportation, General Counsel to the Department of Legal Affairs and General Counsel to the Department of Children & Families. Jerry also served as Assistant Deputy Attorney General managing the Attorney General’s statewide Civil Division managing a $30+ million budget and a staff of over 400, including over 200 lawyers in 8 offices statewide. He also served as Chief Trial Counsel for the Department of Legal Affairs. As such, Jerry personally represented Governors, Cabinet Members, Justices of the Florida Supreme Court, Legislators, and other state judges, officials and employees. Jerry has also served as Deputy General Counsel for the Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives and Deputy General Counsel for the Department of State. Jerry represented the State of Florida in high profile cases involving government-in-the-sunshine, state appropriations, separation of powers, free speech, equal protection, separation of church and state, right-to-life, election law, and other constitutional matters. He petitioned the Florida Supreme Court for approval of the Florida Legislature’s decennial redistricting on behalf of Florida Attorneys General Jim Smith (in 1982) and Bob Butterworth (in 1992).


Admitted to Practice

  • Florida Supreme Court (1976)
  • Illinois Supreme Court (2015)
  • United States Supreme Court (1980)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (1981)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit (1980)
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit (1981)
  • United States Court of Federal Claims (2002)
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida (1980)
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Florida (1978)
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (1977)

Career Experience

  • General Counsel, Florida Department of Transportation (2011-2014)
  • General Counsel, Florida Department of Children and Families (2010-2011)
  • Deputy General Counsel, Governor Charlie Crist (2007-2010)
  • Assistant Deputy Attorney General-Chief of Civil Litigation (1996-2006)
  • Deputy General Counsel, Florida House of Representatives (1994-1996)
  • Assistant General Counsel, Florida Department of State (1977-1979)
  • Private Practice (1976-1977; 1990-1992 and 2015 to present)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Martindale Hubbell AV rated (1992-present)
  • Florida Trend Legal Elite 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2016
  • American Bar Association
  • Florida Bar—Board Certified Appellate Practice (2005-1995)
  • Florida Bar- General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section- Executive Council 1986-2014 (Chair 1994-1995)
  • Florida Supreme Court—Certified Circuit Mediator (1994-2002)
  • Florida Bar- Government Lawyer Section
  • Florida Government Bar Association (1978-present)
  • Florida Supreme Court Judicial Management Council (2007-2010)
  • Second Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission (1994-1995)
  • Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee (2007-2011)
  • Florida Bar “Claude Pepper Outstanding Government Lawyer” (2009)
  • Florida Bar, General Practice Section “Tradition of Excellence Award” (2003)
  • Jacksonville Bar Association (1977 and 1990-1992)
  • Second Judicial Circuit Pro Bono-Distinguished Service Award 1989
  • Legal Services of North Florida Community Service Award 1986
  • Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Harvard Law School 1981
  • Florida Bar, CLE Lecturer

Education

  • J.D., University of Florida, 1976
  • B.S.B.A., University of Florida, 1973
  • President Florida Blue Key 1975
  • President Omicron Delta Kappa 1973
  • University of Florida Hall of Fame 1973
  • University of Florida Outstanding Male Graduate 1973
  • Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges 1973
  • Treasurer Inter-fraternity Council 1972
  • Board of Regents Scholar 1968-1972

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