Jack M. Skelding, Jr.

Jack M. Skelding, Jr.

Of Counsel

Areas of Emphasis

  • Policy, tactical and legal advice on all areas of governmental action and regulation
  • Legislative Branch and Executive Branch Lobbying
  • Sales and Use Tax Matters and Department of Revenue Representation

Representative Matters

  • Broad experience in all areas of state government, having represented clients before The Florida Legislature, The Governor and Cabinet and many agencies of state government
  • Broad experience in advising and representing clients on administrative and rule making matters as well as administrative litigation


  • Florida Bar: Chairman, Legislative Subcommittee, Savings and Loan Committee, Corporation, Business and Banking Section, 1982-1983
  • Florida House of Representatives Advisory Committee on the Future, 1982-1984
  • Ex-Officio member Advisory Task Force on the Security for Public Deposits Act, 1982-1984
  • Member Department of Business And Professional Regulation Negotiated Rule Making Committee, 1998
  • Assistant General Counsel and General Counsel Florida League of Savings and Loans, 1977-1993
  • Assistant General Counsel and General Counsel Florida Manufactured Housing Association, 1972-2001
  • AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Tallahassee Bar Association
  • Florida Association of Professional Lobbyists
  • Phi Delta Phi

Community Affiliations

  • Board Member Goodwill Industries, 1974-1978
  • Founding member Leon County Chapter of the Sertoma Club, 1976
  • Tallahassee/Leon County Consolidation Committee, 1986
  • Member Florida State University “Unconquered” Committee, 1995
  • Member and Chairman Downtown Improvement Authority, 1998-2003

Bar Admissions

  • Florida
  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • United States Supreme Court
  • U. S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit


  • University of South Florida, B.A., 1968
  • Florida State University Law School, J.D., 1971
  • Member State, Regional and National Moot Court Teams