Jennifer Lawson has been an associate with GG&P since November 2014. She received her B.A. in Political Science (Cum Laude) from the University of Florida in 2008. While an undergraduate, Jennifer was Secretary of the prestigious Pre-Legal Honor Society and co-chaired Law in the Swamp, a campus wide conference for pre-law students. Jennifer received her Juris Doctor (Cum Laude) from the University Of Florida Levin College Of Law in 2011.
While in law school, Jennifer received certificates in both Family Law and Outstanding Achievement in Pro Bono Work. Jennifer was also awarded the Merit Scholarship from the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers for being the most outstanding Family Law student in her graduating class. Jennifer also earned the Book Award for Florida Family Court.
During law school, Jennifer demonstrated her leadership skills within the legal community, serving the Family Law Society as Secretary during her second year and President during her third year. Additionally, Jennifer was selected as a Fellow for the Center on Children and Families at the University of Florida. As a Fellow, Jennifer helped facilitate events for the Center and worked on research projects for the faculty members. Jennifer was also selected as a teacher’s assistant for Appellate Advocacy and Legal Research and Writing.
Lastly, Jennifer gained practical experience as a Certified Legal Intern in the Virgil D. Hawkins Full Representation Clinic, where she represented numerous clients in various Family Law proceedings. Jennifer also volunteered her time as a Guardian Ad Litem advocating on behalf of children unable to represent themselves in the dependency system, and helped pro se divorce clients at Three Rivers Legal Service.
Jennifer is currently an active member of the Florida Bar (Family Law Section & Young Lawyer’s Division), Orange County Bar Association (Family Law & Young Lawyers' Sections), Collaborative Family Law Group of Central Florida, Central Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and The Central Florida Family Law American Inn of Court.
Get to Know Jennifer
Even though Jennifer is a dog person, she dearly loves her adorable orange tabby cat named Lily. As a double Gator, Jennifer bleeds orange and blue and loves everything related to the University of Florida. Go Gators!