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Jeanelle G. Bronson

Ms. Bronson's impressive tenure with Grower Ketcham is matched only by her legal experience before her arrival at the Firm. She was born in Winter Park, attended Orange County Public schools, Rollins College where she graduated in 1970, with a B.A. in Social Sciences.  Thereafter, she attended the University of Florida's College of Law, graduating with high honors in 1978. Ms. Bronson served as a member of the University of Florida Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif (top 10 percent of class). She refined her legal talents as a law clerk/staff attorney to the Honorable John A. Reed, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida for two years, and later as an attorney and partner at Swann and Haddock, P.A.

Ms. Bronson has become the firm's go-to attorney in her major practice areas of municipal and governmental law. Ms. Bronson represents governmental entities in all types of litigation, including but not limited to premises liability, auto negligence, defense of police liability claims, medical negligence defense, correctional facility claims and civil rights claims.  She has also represented clients before various state administrative boards, including the Florida Ethics Commission and the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Department of Health. Her balanced experience representing multiple governmental agencies and municipalities in a wide range of claims against them makes her one of the firm's most experienced attorneys.

For over 15 years Ms. Bronson has served as the firm's "responsible attorney" in its representation of the Orange County Risk Management Program. In her 30 plus years of practicing law, she has provided representation for government agencies including but not limited to the Orange County, The Orange County School Board, Lake, Orange, Osceola, Marion, St Johns and Seminole County Sheriff's Offices and cities of Orlando, Kissimmee, Ormond Beach, Daytona Beach and Apopka. She is an AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell.

Ms. Bronson's commitment to the Central Florida community is as important as her legal career. She currently serves on the Orange Center Elementary School PTA where she is the immediate past president. This is an inner-city school where 99 percent of the students receive free or reduced-price lunches due to their families' financial situations. She is a member at large and former board member of Leadership Florida and also a past president of the Christian Service Center. She has served on the University of Central Florida Foundation, the University of Florida Law Center Association Board of Trustees, the Orlando Science Center Board of Trustees and the Redistricting Advisory Committee and Charter Revision Committees for Orange County.  When not involved in the representation of clients or community service, Ms. Bronson spends her time with her husband of more than 36 years, her two daughters and is active in her church. 

Education
Rollins College, B.A., 1975
University of Florida, Levin College of Law, J.D. with high honors, 1978

Core Practice Areas
Administrative law
Appellate practice
Correctional facility claims defense
General liability defense
Insurance defense
Land use and condemnation and code enforcement claims defense
Municipal and governmental law
Premises liability claims defense
Public finance
42 U.S.C. §1983 litigation civil rights litigation

Legal Experience
1978-1980  Staff Attorney     U.S. District Judge John A. Reed, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division
1980-85      Associate     Swann and Haddock, P.A. Orlando, Florida
1985-91      Shareholder     Swann and Haddock, P.A. Orlando, Florida
1991-present    Partner     Grower, Ketcham, Rutherford, Bronson, Eide & Telan, P.A.    Maitland, Florida

Notable Cases
Perez v. Johnson, 2008 WL 5122198 (M.D. Fla.)
Brown v. Soto, 2008 WL 5110412 (M.D. Fla.)
Bailey v. Orange County School Board, 2007 WL 1029516 (11th Cir. 2007)
Webster v. Beary, 2007 WL 4163408 (M.D. Fla.)
Nelson v. Hudepohl, 2007 WL 2021962 (M.D. Fla.)
Webster v. Beary, 228 F.Appx. 844 (11th Cir. 2007)
Bailey v. Orange County School Board, 2006 WL 2092267 (M.D. Fla.)
Maiorano ex rel. v. Santiago, 2006 WL 2024951 (M.D. Fla.)
Bowers v. Drew, 2006 WL 844085 (M.D. Fla.)
Davis v. Lowers, 132 Fed. Appx. 302 (11th Cir. 2005) (Unpublished)
Cardona v. Beary, 915 So. 2d 230 (Fla. 5th DCA 2005)
Tosi v. Orange County Sheriff's Office, 2005 WL 1669407 (M.D. Fla.)
Davis v. Dollar Rent A Car System, 909 So. 2d 297 (Fla. 5th DCA 2004)
Wolk v. Orange County, FL, 543 U.S. 812 (2004)(Certiorari denied)
Wolk v. Orange County, Florida, 88 Fed. Appx. 384 (11th Cir. 2003) rehearing en banc. denied, 97 Fed. Appx. 909 (11th Cir. 2004) - unpublished
Demorest v. Orange County, FL., 61 Fed Appx. 671 (11th Cir. 2003) - Unpublished
Hernandez v. Seminole County, Fla., 334 F.3d 1233 (11th Cir. 2003)
Davis v. Orange Co. Bd. of County Com'rs, 852 So. 2d 370 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003)
Naylor v. District Bd. of Trustees, 839 So. 2d 915 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003)
Pondella Hall for Hire, Inc. v. Croft, 844 So. 2d 696 (Fla. 5th DCA 2003)
Aura Nightclub v. Orange County, 166 F. Supp. 2d 1358 (M.D. Fla. 2001)
Torres v. Orange County, Fla., 2001 WL 35969129 (M.D. Fla.)
Thomas v. Beary, 770 So. 2d 699 (Fla. 5th DCA 2000)
U.S. Nineteen, Inc. v. Orange County, 13 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D 72 (1999)
Barton v. Hertz Corp., 35 F. Supp. 2d 1377 (M.D. Fla. 1999)
Dolin on Behalf of N.D. v. West, 22 F. Supp.2d 1343 (M.D. Fla.)
APT Tampa/Orlando v. Orange County, 11 Fla. L. Weekly Fed. D 527 (1997)
Hinn v. Beary, 701 So. 2d 579 (Fla. 5th DCA 1997)
Kronman v. Norsworthy, 618 So. 2d 186 (Fla. 1996)
Strickland v. Thelman, 665 So. 2d 284 (Fla. 5th DCA 1995)

Admissions, Memberships and Affiliations
The Florida Bar
United States District Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
United States Supreme Court
Orange County Bar
Paul C. Perkins Bar Association
Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers
Florida Association of Police Lawyers
Florida Chapter of the National Bar Association
Leadership Florida
American Health Lawyers Association

Honors and Awards
High Honors, University of Florida, Levin College of Law
Order of the Coif
University of Florida Law Review
Dean's List
Book Awards: Criminal Law and Evidence I
Legal Writing Honors
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Community Service
Former member Healthy Community Initiative
Former member NCCJ
Former Member Board of Trustees, University of Florida Law Center Association
Former Member of Board of Directors/Trustees of Orlando Science Center, Valencia Community College, University of Central Florida Foundation
Former Member of Orange County Charter Revision Commission and Orange County Redistricting Advisory Commission

Email: jgbronson@growerketcham.com