Jason Gonzalez, Chairman of Shutts & Bowen LLP’s Appellate Practice Group and Managing Partner of the Tallahassee office, recently announced the formation of the “Council of General Counsels” at the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Convention, aimed at helping to strategize and find ways to improve the state’s civil justice system.
The announcement was made at the Chamber’s annual meeting and Future of Florida Forum in Orlando, Florida on October 25, 2022. Jason, who will chair the Council, noted that the aim of the council was to help reshape the court so as to mitigate lawsuit abuse and do away with harmful precedent in areas like workers comp and medical malpractice damages.
Jason, along with Charles E. Bailes III, Chair of the Florida Chamber Board of directors, announced the formation of the Council.
“It brings together corporate general counsels, association counsels, and litigation directors with legal experts that are on the forefront of working to solve some of the most difficult problems that we have in our civil justice system,” Jason said.
For more information:
- Florida Chamber creates new advisory council to fight old battle over lawsuit limitations (floridapolitics.com)
- In anticipation of a special session, sides form over the need for ‘tort reform’ – The Florida Bar
About Jason Gonzalez
Jason Gonzalez is the Managing Partner of the Tallahassee office of Shutts & Bowen LLP and is Chairman of the Firm's Appellate Practice Group. Jason is an experienced appellate and litigation attorney and regularly consults on executive branch government affairs. He represents businesses and state agencies in state and federal courts in contracts, government procurements, insurance disputes, class actions, tort defense, banking, finance, professional licenses and elections matters. Over the course of his career, Jason has been at the forefront of emerging legal developments, helping to shape Florida’s justice system. In 2019, Florida Politics reported that Jason was representing parties in more pending civil cases at the Florida Supreme Court than any other attorney in the State.