Shareholder Joanne M. O’Connor is now Florida Bar Board Certified as a Business Litigation Attorney. Less than 6% of The Florida Bar attorneys certified in Business Litigation are women.
Board Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience within an area of law, and professionalism and ethics in practice. Approximately 5% of Florida lawyers are recognized as specialists in one or more of 26 certification areas. Notably, 38% of Jones Foster’s 36 attorneys are currently Board Certified in one or more areas.
O'Connor concentrates her practice in complex commercial litigation including business torts, real estate disputes and lawyer and law firm defense. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Duke University Alumni Association and is Vice-Chair of the 15th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee “A.” She is a 2008 graduate of Leadership Palm Beach County and a former member of the Board of Directors for the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches. O’Connor graduated summa cum laude from the Tulane University School of Law and holds an undergraduate degree from Duke University and a master’s degree from the University of Florida.