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Personal Injury
Appellate Employment


2002- University of Florida, B.A. in History with Honors
2006- University of Maryland School of Law, Juris Doctor


Jesse Smith joined the firm of Glassman & Zissimopulos after a diverse legal career in the public and private sectors. A native of Gainesville, Florida, Jesse graduated with honors from the University of Florida in 2002 before attending law school at the University of Maryland. Prior to receiving his J.D. Jesse interned with both the Office of the State’s Attorney in Gainesville, and the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Baltimore, Maryland. Upon his graduation, Jesse served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Gainesville and prosecuted a variety of cases. After making the transition to private criminal defense, Jesse has handled a host of criminal matters including Driving Under the Influence, Drug Trafficking, Sexual Battery, and Attempted Murder. Jesse also has broad civil litigation experience in the areas of contracts, employment, civil rights, administrative actions, licensure defense, forfeiture, and personal injury. He has authored and argued appeals in State and Federal Court in criminal, civil, and administrative matters. As a member of Glassman & Zissimopulos, Jesse Smith focuses the majority of his practice on helping persons who have been injured in car crashes, trucking accidents, slip and falls, and as the result of medical malpractice.


Criminal Law Personal Injury Administrative Appellate Employment
Drug Possesion
Theft and Property Crimes
Sex Offenses
Domestic Violence
Weapon Charges
 Motor Vehicle Accidents
Medical Malpractice
Slip and Fall
 Licensure Defense
Appeals of Administrative Actions
Appeals of State Pension Forfeiture
 Civil & Criminal Appeals in State and Federal Court  Non-competition Agreements
Defense of Employment Claims on behalf of local business ownersPERC Appeals

Bar Admissions

Florida Bar Association 2017

Memberships and Associations

The United States District Court- Northern District of Florida

The United States District Court- Middle District of Florida

The United States Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

The First District Court of Appeals for the State of Florida

Public Employees Relations Commission

National Labor Relations Board

The Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association