Hello, I’m Jesse Smith
Tel: (352) 505-4515
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. Before receiving his J.D., Jesse interned with the Office of the State’s Attorney in Gainesville and the Office of the Federal Public Defender in Baltimore, Maryland.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
About Jesse Smith
Upon graduation, Jesse served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Gainesville and prosecuted various 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.
2002- University of Florida, B.A. in History with Honors
2006- University of Maryland School of Law, Juris Doctor
Florida Bar Association 2007
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
As a member of Glassman & Zissimopulos, Jesse Smith focuses most of his practice on helping persons injured in car crashes, trucking accidents, slip and falls, and as a result of medical malpractice.
PRACTICE AREAS / EXPERIENCE
- Drug Possession
- 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 owners
- PERC Appeals
GET TO KNOW JESSE
I am married, and my wife Jan is also an attorney here in town; she works for the State of Florida. We have two little girls: Norah and Charlotte.
My hobbies are fitness and golf, but these days mostly fitness. I run ultramarathons in my spare time, although not as many as I used to.
My heroes are Arnold Schwartzenegger, Nicolas Cage, and Ben and Erin Napier. I love everything about the ’80s, especially the music and the action movies.
I don’t follow sports much, but I am a Gator fan.
I love podcasts, particularly The Dan LeBatard podcast, SERIAL (some of Adnan Syed’s lawyers were my professors), Your Own Backyard, The Rewatchables podcast, How Did This Get Made?, and The Dollop.
Jurassic Park is the best movie ever made. I regularly wear JP reeboks to the office, and my wife walked down the aisle to the theme of when they first see the Brachiosaurus.
I have 3 cats and a Russian tortoise.
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