JoLinda Herring serves as the firm’s Managing Shareholder and is a member of Bryant Miller Olive’s Public Finance practice group. JoLinda Herring joined Bryant Miller Olive as a law clerk in 1994. Upon admission to The Florida Bar in 1996, she began as a practicing attorney with the firm and today she is the Co-Chair of the firm’s Public Finance Group.
Ms. Herring’s practice is dedicated to municipal law, governmental tax-exempt financings and blue sky securities law, with an expertise in commercial paper programs. Ms. Herring has a specialty in representing pooled programs. She currently serves as Bond Counsel to the Sunshine State Governmental Financing Commission and was also instrumental in creating the Florida Municipal Loan Council and the Florida Rural Utility Financing Commission and currently serves as bond counsel to both entities.
She has served as bond counsel, disclosure counsel and underwriter’s counsel to various governmental entities including Palm Beach County, Broward County, Miami-Dade County, Leon County, Jackson County, Escambia County, Brevard County, the City of Tallahassee, the City of Miami, the City of Ocala, the City of Panama City Beach, and numerous other governmental entities across the State of Florida, State of Connecticut and State of Louisiana.
She is a member of NABL and currently serves as Chair of the NABL Bond Attorney’s Workshop Steering Committee. She is listed in the Municipal Bond Attorneys’ section of The Bond Buyer’s Municipal Marketplace. She graduated from Florida State University College of Law in 1996. Ms. Herring also received an M.B.A. in Finance with honors from Vanderbilt University in 1987.
College: Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee- B.S. in Chemistry, May 1985, Honors
Law School: Florida State University College of Law – J.D., May 1996
Other school or degree: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee- MBA in Finance, May 1987 Owen Merit Scholar
Florida Bar Association, Member
National Association of Bond Lawyers, Board of Directors
Gwen Cherry Black Women’s Lawyers Association, Member
Leadership Tallahassee, Class XVIII, Graduate
Florida Memorial University, Trustee
Fisk University Alumni Association, Member
Vanderbilt University Alumni Association, Member
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Member
Hamptons West Condominium Association, Member, Board of Directors
South Florida Business & Wealth Prestigious Women Award Honoree (2023)
Best Lawyers in America for Public Finance Law (2019-2023)
South Florida Business & Wealth Legal Award Honoree (2022)
South Florida Legal Guide Top Lawyer (2021)
Daily Business Review, Professional Excellence Awards, Distinguished Leader (2020)
Florida Memorial University, Board of Trustees Honoree for Distinguished Service as Chair of the FAMU Board of Trustees (2019)
South Florida’s 25 Most Influential & Prominent Black Women in Business and Leadership (2013)
ICABA 100 Most Accomplished Blacks in Healthcare & Law (2009)