Law

YOLANDA CASH JACKSON

SHAREHOLDER, BECKER & POLIAKOFF, FORT LAUDERDALE

Becker is a multi-practice commercial law firm headquartered in Fort Lauderdale. The firm has expanded to include more than 130 attorneys and lobbyists in 15 offices in Florida, Washington, D.C., New Jersey and New York. Core practice areas include corporate, real estate, business litigation, construction, community association law, government law and lobbying, and P3s. Jackson has served as a member of the firm’s seven-member management committee since 2010.

EDUCATION University of Florida (BS, JD)
PROFESSIONAL EVOLUTION I didn’t decide to attend law school until I was 29. I had been passed over for a promotion, which was instead given to my male counterpart who had no college degree. I felt that I was being undervalued and underestimated. What resulted proved to be my greatest personal triumph. I quit that job and went to law school.
SOMETHING SURPRISING I’m the widow of former University of Florida football linebacker Fernando Jackson, who died unexpectedly in 1994 when he was only 34. Fernando was a teacher and coach at North Miami High School. He encouraged me to get my law degree and supported me by taking a second job as a frozen-food truck driver while I was in law school.
SABBATICAL TOPIC I’d spend a year living in the Bahamas, studying and tracing my ancestry and learning more about the history of my family and the islands.
READING For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Politics, by Donna Brazile, Yolanda Caraway, Leah Daughtry and Minyon Moore

Dean Cannon

GrayRobinson

CHARLES S. CAULKINS

FISHER PHILLIPS

Jamie Cole

Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman

DEAN COLSON

Colson, Hicks, Eidson

Ben Crump

Ben Crump Law

Jaret L. Davis

Greenberg Traurig

AVA DOPPELT

ALLEN, DYER, DOPPELT + GILCHRIST

ALBERT E. DOTSON JR.

BILZIN SUMBERG

William Dymond

Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed

Michelle Gervais

Blank Rome

KIMBERLY HOSLEY

Orlando Law Group

YOLANDA CASH JACKSON

Becker & Poliakoff

Lashawnda K. Jackson

Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell

HAL H. KANTOR

LOWNDES, DROSDICK, DOSTER, KANTOR & REED

ALAN KLUGER

KLUGER, KAPLAN, SILVERMAN, KATZEN & LEVINE

Laird Lile

Laird A. Lile

Patricia Mendez-Cambo

Softbank Group International

Michael Minton

Dean Mead

Harvey Oyer

Shutts & Bowen

Steve Pajcic

Pajcic & Pajcic

Wayne Pathman

Pathman Lewis

Eugene Pettis

Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm

Edward Pozzuoli

Tripp Scott

Peter Quinter

GrayRobinson

Stephen H. Reisman

Peckar & Abramson

RAQUEL RODRIGUEZ

BUCHANAN, INGERSOLL & ROONEY

Gary Rosen

Becker

Gary Sasso

Carlton Fields

JILL S. SCHWARTZ

JILL S. SCHWARTZ AND ASSOCIATES

Steven Sonberg

Holland & Knight

Adele Stone

Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney

Howard Talenfeld

Kelley Kronenberg

Ronald Weaver

STEARNS WEAVER MILLER

Gregory Yadley

Loop & Kendrick