Jessica Slatten


Tallahassee Office

215 S. Monroe Street, Suite 320, Tallahassee, Florida 32301

Jessica Slatten is a partner at Lawson, Huck, Gonzalez, where she focuses her practice on civil and administrative appeals and providing appellate support during trial and pretrial activities.  With more than sixteen years of legal experience, including over a decade as a Florida Supreme Court career staff attorney, Jessica is well-versed in all aspects of appellate procedure and advocacy.


Immediately prior to joining the Lawson firm, Jessica clerked for former Florida Supreme Court Justices Ricky Polston and Alan Lawson.  In this role, Jessica daily reviewed voluminous records and researched and analyzed complex legal issues.  In over a decade, she made hundreds of jurisdictional and merits recommendations—often in high-stakes, time-sensitive cases.  Jessica also routinely drafted proposed opinions and orders, and both justices entrusted her with supervising their less experienced staff attorneys.


In addition to her work at the Florida Supreme Court, Jessica has several years of prior private practice experience.  She has represented businesses and individuals in a variety of complex commercial litigation and appellate matters, including construction, real property, title insurance, and contract disputes.  Florida Super Lawyers recognized Jessica in 2009 as a Rising Star in Construction/Surety Law.


Florida State University College of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2006

  • Order of the Coif
  • Ranked 5th in graduating class
  • Law Review Articles Editor and Recent Developments Editor
  • Book Awards: Legal Writing and Research I, Legal Writing and Research II, Administrative Law Seminar, and Immigration Law


Tennessee Technological University, B.S., Wildlife and Fisheries Science – Conservation Biology, magna cum laude, 2002

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Mortar Board


Texas (inactive)
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida