Jim Daughton practices in the legislative affairs and administrative rulemaking areas of the firm with an emphasis on financial services, technology and healthcare. Throughout the course of his professional career Jim has represented Fortune 500 companies, Florida-based businesses and professional associations.
Jim serves on the Advisory Board of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Political Institute and chairs the Florida Chamber’s Free Enterprise PAC. Jim speaks regularly to audiences about Florida’s governmental and political environment, and recently authored an article for the American Bar Association’s Business Law Journal entitled “You Must Be Present to Win, What Business Lawyers Need to Know About Legislative Advocacy.”
Jim graduated, with high honors, from the Florida State University College of Law. He earned his B.A. in political science from Stetson University. Jim was the recipient of the William Amory Underhill Award given to the student most likely to have a positive impact on government.
Jim is married to Maureen McCarthy Daughton and has two sons, Connor and Will.
Shareholder Areas Of Practice: Legislative & Governmental Affairs Administrative Law Bar Admissions: Florida, 1998 Professional Associations and Memberships: The Florida Bar, The American Bar Association Member Florida Chamber of Commerce Past Employment Positions: Holland & Knight LLP, associate and partner Herndon Daughton and Associates, partner Executive Office of the Governor, Executive Assistant, Deputy Chief of Staff.