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. 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).