Jason L. Unger - Attorney at Law

301 South Bronough Street
Suite 600
Post Office Box 11189 (32302-3189)
Tallahassee, Florida 32301

P 850-577-9090
F 850-577-3311
D 850-577-5489

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Biography

Jason is managing shareholder of the firm's Tallahassee office. He concentrates his practice in the areas of governmental affairs and administrative law matters.

Jason is the lead alcohol practice lobbyist at GrayRobinson, working with the firm's clients before the legislative and executive branch agencies. Each session he represents clients who are licensed to deal in alcoholic beverages and seeking changes to laws that may have become obsolete in today's marketplace. He has been successful in transforming state laws to help clients grow Florida's businesses and employment. Jason has represented Florida manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers in navigating the legislative process and amending outdated regulations. His most recent legislative achievement for the alcohol industry includes passage of new legislation enabling craft distilleries to sell directly to consumers.

Prior to joining GrayRobinson, Jason served as Special Counsel to the Florida House of Representatives. While at GrayRobinson, Jason represented George W. Bush and Richard Cheney in the 2000 presidential election contest; the Florida House of Representatives in Redistricting; the Republican Party of Florida; and members of the Legislature in election law matters. In 2001 Jason was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush and U.S. Congressman Clay Shaw to the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission. In 2005, Governor Bush appointed Jason to the Florida Sports Foundation. Since 2008, Jason has served on the Supreme Court Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC). He was originally appointed to the Supreme Court JNC by Governor Crist, and subsequently reappointed by Governor Scott in 2011 and again in 2016 for a term through 2019. Jason was elected chairman of the JNC in 2016.

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Background

Jason was born in New Jersey and has lived in Florida since 1982. He received his bachelor's from the University of Florida in 1990 and then went on to receive his juris doctor from the University of Florida College of Law in 1993. He moved to Tallahassee from Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 1998.

Education
  • University of Florida, B.S.B.A. (1990)
  • University of Florida, J.D. (1993)
Admissions
  • Florida
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
Professional Associations & Memberships
  • Judicial Nominating Commission
    • Florida Supreme Court, 2011-2015, 2016-2019, reappointed by Gov. Rick Scott
      • Vice Chair, 2013
      • Chairman, 2016-2017
    • Florida Supreme Court, 2008-2011, appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist
      • Chairman, 2009-2010
    • Florida Federal, 2001-2005, appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Congressman E. Clay Shaw
  • National Republican Congressional Committee, Florida Counsel, 2010 and 2016 elections
  • Florida House of Representatives, Redistricting Counsel, 2002 and 2012 cycles
  • Rudy Giuliani Presidential Campaign, Florida Counsel, 2007-2008
  • Republican Party of Florida, Election Law Counsel, 2002
  • Litigation Counsel to George W. Bush and Richard Cheney, 2000 Presidential Election Contest
  • Florida House of Representatives, Special Counsel, 2000
  • Appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush to the Boards and Commissions Review Panel, 1999-2000
  • The Florida Bar
    • Governmental and Public Policy Advocacy Committee
Media Mentions
  • Interview on Fox News Channel, October 2010
  • Interview on Fox News Channel, Election Day, November 2010
Civic
  • Florida Sports Foundation, Board of Directors, 2005-2007 (appointed by Gov. Jeb Bush)
  • Florida Tax Watch, Board of Trustees, 2004-2006
  • National Jewish Coalition, South Florida Chairman, 1996-1998
  • Florida Blue Key
Reported Cases
  • In re Senate Joint Resolution of Legislative Apportionment 1176, 83 So. 3d 597 (Fla. 2012)
  • Martinez v. Bush, 2002 WL 31740366 (S.D. Fla. 2002)
  • Florida Senate v. Forman, 826 So.2d 279 (Fla. 2002)
  • In re: Constitutionality of House Joint Resolution 1987, 817 So.2d 819 (Fla. 2002)
  • Palm Beach County Canvassing Board v. Harris, 772 So.2d 1273 (Fla. 2000)
  • Gore v. Harris, 2000 WL 1770257 (Fla. Cir. Ct. 2000)
  • In re: Constitutionality of House Joint Resolution 25E, 863 So.2d 1176 (Fla. 2003) (NO.SC03-1912) 
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