John R. Jolly

University of Florida (J.D., 1981 Honors)

University of Florida (B.A., 1979)

John Jolly joined Miller Skinner & Jolly P.A. in December of 2003. His practice includes a variety of personal injury matters. Prior to joining Miller Skinner & Jolly P.A., Mr. Jolly was the head of Tort Litigation Defense for the Office of General Counsel, City of Jacksonville. His practice included the defense of civil rights and personal injury matters in state and federal courts. He supervised a staff of nine lawyers that provided defense in personal injury and worker’s compensation matters.

Before joining the Office of General Counsel, Mr. Jolly was a prosecutor for eleven years. While an Assistant State Attorney, Division Chief, and Director, he handled over seventy-five jury trials, including notable homicide and serial rape cases. Additionally, he prosecuted the first criminal jury trial in Jacksonville involving the use of DNA evidence.

Mr. Jolly has been an instructor at the University of Florida, Trial Clinic Program; instructor and lecturer with the NITA Trial Advocacy Workshop at the University of North Florida; Chairman of the Jacksonville Bar Association Admissions and Membership Committee; and a Barrister with the Chester Bedell American Inn of Court. Mr. Jolly was instrumental in the creation of the City of Jacksonville’s Ethics Code and was appointed as the City’s Ethics Officer in 1999.

Mr. Jolly received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Florida in 1979 and graduated with honors from the University of Florida College of Law in 1981.

Please see an article on John in the Jacksonville Daily Record.

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