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Overview

Jessica Icerman is an attorney in the Land Development, Zoning, Environmental & Government Affairs group.

Prior to joining the firm, Jessica served as an Assistant County Attorney in the Leon County Attorney’s Office.  In this role, she represented the county with a focus on land use, code enforcement and local government law. She also served as an advisor for several county departments and divisions, including Development Services Division, Environmental Services Division, Code and Permit Services, Planning Department, and County administration. 

She also was an associate in private practice and was a law clerk in the City of Tallahassee City Attorney’s Office.

Representative Experience

  • In her capacity as Assistant County Attorney in the Leon County Attorney’s Office:
    • Lead attorney on major local government issues, including medical marijuana, cell towers in the rights-of-way and revising the sign code
    • Represented Leon County in quasi-judicial hearings
    • Defended Leon County in appeals of County decisions

Professional & Community Involvement

  • Guardian ad-Litem, Volunteer, 2017-Present
  • Urban Plan Institute, Volunteer, 2018-Present
  • Tallahassee Women Lawyers, Executive Board, 2017-2020
  • FSU College of Law Women’s Law Symposium, Mentor, 2016-2020
  • Florida Association of County Attorneys, 2015-2019
    • Chair, Growth Management Committee, 2018-2019
    • Member, Amicus Curiae Committee, 2017-2019
    • Member, Cell Tower-ROW Task Force, 2017

Publications & Presentations

Events: Environmental and Land Use Law at a Glance
ELULS of the Florida Bar|October 2018

Events: Competent Substantial Evidence: A Heated Discussion
ELULS/Administrative Law Section of the Florida Bar Advanced Hot Topics Seminar|April 2018

Events: Local Government Policy and Law
FSU College of Law Democratic Law Student Association|October 2017

Publications: Will the Silvicultural Exemption Survive?
ABA Forest Resources Committee Newsletter|June 2012

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