Jason Burnett Attorney At Law

Jason Burnett - Attorney at Law

Jacksonville Managing Shareholder

T 904.598.9929
F 904.598.9109
D 904.632.8474
M 904.710.2557
Jacksonville 50 North Laura Street Suite 1100 Jacksonville, Florida 32202

Jason is an AV rated attorney who practices in the areas of commercial litigation and bankruptcy and is a frequent lecturer on bankruptcy issues.  Jason has substantial experience representing debtors in Chapter 11 cases from the prefiling stage through confirmation and post-confirmation activities. He has also represented creditors, trustees and committees in all aspects of cases under Chapters 7, 11 and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code. Additionally, he has represented creditors, assignors and assignees in state court assignments for the benefit of creditors. His experience also extends to the litigation of contract disputes, construction disputes and complex debt workouts.

  • Background

    Jason obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of North Florida in 1985 and his juris doctor from Florida State University in 1988. Jason was awarded a Rotary International Foundation Scholarship and studied law in Exeter, England. After obtaining his law degree, Jason served as a law clerk to The Honorable George L. Proctor, U.S. bankruptcy judge, Middle District of Florida. 

  • Education
    • University of North Florida, B.S. (1985)
      • Student Government Association, President, 1984-1985
    • Florida State University College of Law, J.D. (1988)
      • Moot Court Team, Member
  • Admissions
    • Florida
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit 
  • Professional Associations and Memberships
    • The Florida Bar
      • Business Law Section, Executive Council Member
      • Bankruptcy/UCC Committee, Chair, 2009-2010
    • Florida Supreme Court
      • Certified Circuit Mediator
    • Bankruptcy Judicial Liaison Committee, Chair, 2010-2011
    • Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association, Past President 
  • Awards and Recognitions
    •  AV Preeminent® rated by Martindale-Hubbell
    • Chambers USA
      • Bankruptcy/Restructuring, 2016-2024
      • Recognized Practitioner, 2016-2017
    • Best Lawyers in America, 2018-2024
      • Lawyer of the Year, 2022
      • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debt Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law
      • Litigation - Bankruptcy
    • Florida Super Lawyers, 2012-2020, 2023-2024
    • Florida Trend, Legal Elite, 2008, 2011, 2013-2014, 2017, 2020
    • University of North Florida College of Arts and Sciences, Alumni of the Year, 2009
  • Presentations and Seminars
    • "Doing Deals and Disputes in 2020: Revive, Restructure, or Rend Apart," Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) of Central Florida, October 15, 2020
    • Moderator, "Recent Case Updates" Judicial Panel, Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association 27th Annual Seminar Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, August 23, 2019
    • "A Potpourri of Current Problems in Restructuring," American Bankruptcy Institute, 38th Annual Alexander L. Paskay Memorial Bankruptcy Seminar, Tampa, Florida, March 13-15, 2014 
  • Civic
    • Rotary Club of South Jacksonville, President
    • Florida State University College of Law Alumni Board
      • President, 2022-2023
      • Director
    • University of North Florida Foundation Board, Member
    • University of North Florida Dean's Council for College of Arts and Sciences, Past Chair
    • University of North Florida Pre-Law Program, Board of Advisors, Member
    • Frequent lecturer on bankruptcy issues
    • One of seven Americans chosen to review and comment on post-communist Bulgaria's bankruptcy code