Bryant Miller Olive

Jacina Parson

Office phone: 813-549-0754

Office Location: Tampa



Jacina Parson is Board-Certified in City, County and Local Government Law by the Florida Bar and a member of Bryant Miller Olive’s Government Council Services practice group. Ms. Parson has over 17 years of experience as a Florida attorney and focuses her practice on the representation of city and special district entities in a variety of complex legal matters related to corporate governance, land use, public procurement, ethics, public records, employment law, Sunshine Law, real property issues, and civil litigation matters.

Prior to joining Bryant Miller Olive, Ms. Parson served as Pinellas County Senior Assistant County Attorney, providing legal representation to the County Property Appraiser, Construction Licensing Board, Public Library Cooperative and Purchasing Department. Jacina also served as the - Director for The Florida Bar – Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism, creating and presenting innovative curriculum and Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs around the state on professionalism, ethics, social media, and mentoring. Ms. Parson served as an attorney for Legal Services of North Florida Inc., where she provided legal representation in dissolution of marriage, timesharing, child support and dependency cases. Her role included supervising volunteer attorneys providing legal advice. Ms . Parson began her legal career with the Ninth Judicial Public Defender's office where she handled all aspects of legal defense and took appropriate cases to trial in county and circuit court.

Ms. Parson regularly writes and presents on legal topics for a variety of organizations such as The Florida Department of Health Lawyers, The Florida Bar’s Leadership Academy, Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar, and for law school’s throughout the state. Ms. Parson is involved in a variety of trainings and workshops related to her legal expertise in Professionalism, Labor Law, Sunshine Law, and Ethics. Her professional service includes, but is not limited to, serving on the Executive Council and Past Chair for the Solo and Small Firm Section of the Florida Bar, Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers, and The Florida Bar Designee for The Supreme Court Committee on Fairness and Diversity. Ms. Parson is also a member of the Junior League of Tampa Bay.

Ms. Parson received her Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law after receiving her B.A. in Criminology, with honors, from the University of Florida.


College: University of Florida- B.A. in Criminology, cum laude, 2003

Law School: stetson University College of Law- J.D., 2005


All Florida Courts

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida


Clearwater Bar Association, Member (2019 - present)

Hillsborough County Bar Association (2018-2019)

Pinellas County Chapter of the Florida Association for Woman Lawyers, Member (2017-2018)

American Bar Association, (Professionalism Committee), (2015-2018)

Solo and Small Firm Section, Executive Council Member, Past Chair (2014-present)

The Supreme Court Committee on Fairness and Diversity, The Florida Bar Designee (2014-2017)

The Florida Bar, Student Education and Admission to the Bar Committee, Member (2007-2012)


The Claire Huxtable Effect, The Professional, (Spring 2014)

Tis the season to be giving, The Professional, (Winter 2013)

The good, the bad, and the ugly side of social media in the legal profession, The Professional, (Spring 2013)

Going over and beyond due diligence, The Professional, (Winter 2012)


August 2020, “Public Records and Sunshine Law,” Pinellas County – Co-presented

July 2020, “Achieving Equality: A Pathway for ALL,” – Moderator

September 2019, “This Really Happened: Taking the High Road of Civility and Professionalism,” – Co-presented

October 2019, “Public Records and Sunshine Law,” Pinellas County – Individual

August 2018, “Public Records and Sunshine Law,” Pinellas County – Individual

November 2017, “Public Records and Sunshine Law,” Pinellas County – Individual

November 2017, “Professionalism Expectations,” Clearwater Bar Association – Individual

October 2016, Pat Dore Administrative Law Conference, Tallahassee – Panelist

August 2016, “The Power of Professionalism”, Florida School Board Attorneys, St. Petersburg – Individual

May 2016, “The Power of Professionalism”, Florida Dept. of Health Lawyers, Tallahassee – Individual

April 2016, “What is your PQ?”, Eighth Circuit Professionalism Conference, Ocala – Individual

February 2016, Practicing with Professionalism, Ft. Lauderdale– Individual

January 2016, PPEP Four-hour “Professionalism Workshop,” Tallahassee – Co-presented

November 2015, “The William Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy,” NIFTEP, Atlanta – Individual

October 2015, “Annual Ethics Update,” The Florida Bar’s GPSSF, Tampa – Individual

August 2015, “Professionalism Workshop,” Diversionary Program of The Florida Bar, Tampa – Individual

July 2015, “Professionalism Expectations,” The Florida Bar’s Leadership Academy, Manalapan – Individual

May 2015, “Practicing with Professionalism,” Young Lawyers Division with The Florida Bar, Tallahassee – Individual

October 2014, “Professionalism is an Expectation,” Second Circuit Afternoon at the Courthouse – Individual

October 2014, GPSSF Ethics Update: “Professionalism in the New Digital Age” – Individual

Fall 2014, PPEP Four-hour “Professionalism Workshop,” Tallahassee – Co-presented

Fall 2014, PPEP Ethics School: “Professionalism is an Expectation,” Tallahassee – Individual

July 2014, “21st Century Mentoring,” Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference – Panelist

June 2014, “Social Media, Advertising, and Professionalism,” The Florida Bar Annual Convention – Panelist
June 2014, “Harnessing the Power of Relationships, “The Florida Bar’s Leadership Academy – Individual

May 2014, “Professionalism in the New Digital Age,” Tallahassee Women Lawyers – Individual

Winter 2014, PPEP Four-hour “Professionalism Workshop,” Tampa – Co-presented

September 2013, “Harnessing the Power of Relationships,” The Florida Bar’s Leadership Academy – Individual

September 2013, “Professionalism Matters,” Department of Transportation – Individual

June 2013, “Professionalism Issues for the Senior Lawyer,” The Florida Bar Annual Convention - Moderated

February 2013, “Professionalism Matters Panel,” Florida International University College of Law – Moderated

Fall 2013, and Spring 2014, “Overview of the Disciplinary System of Practicing with Professionalism” – Individual

Fall 2013, and Spring 2014, “Professionalism Segment of Practicing with Professionalism” – Co-presented and Individual

Winter 2013, PPEP Four-hour “Professionalism Workshop,” Orlando – Co-presented

July 2012, “Professionalism Matters,” First District Court of Appeals – Co-presented

Spring 2012, PPEP Four-hour “Professionalism Workshop,” Fort Lauderdale – Co-presented

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