Jason L. Unger - Attorney at Law

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

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F 850-577-3311
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Biography

Jason concentrates his practice in the areas of governmental affairs and administrative law matters, and regularly works with the executive branch agencies and the Legislature on behalf of his clients.

Prior to joining GrayRobinson, Jason served as Special Counsel to the Florida House of Representatives. While at GrayRobinson, he 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 Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Congressman E. Clay Shaw, Jr. to the Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Commission. In 2005, Gov. 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 Gov. Charlie Crist, then Gov. Rick Scott reappointed him to the commission 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 degree 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 in 1998.

Education
  • University of Florida, B.S.B.A. (1990)
  • University of Florida, J.D. (1993)
Admissions
  • Florida
  • U.S. 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
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

Significant reported cases include:

  • 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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