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JoAnne Eichelberger is an attorney at Jimerson Birr. Ms. Eichelberger joined the firm in 2018 and currently focuses her practice on business litigation. She formerly served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the United States District Court in Jacksonville for over 24 years.  For 23 of those years, she was the law clerk to the Honorable Howell W. Melton, Senior United States District Judge.  In addition to traditional law clerk responsibilities with regard to civil and criminal hearings, trials, research, and drafting, she managed Judge Melton’s caseload.  During her tenure with the federal court, Ms. Eichelberger had the opportunity to work with many judges on a wide variety of federal cases.  In the civil arena, she has experience with Bankruptcy Appeals, Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Employment, Law, ERISA, Patents, and Social Security, as well as state contract and tort law in diversity cases.  In the criminal arena, she has worked on sentencing issues and habeas proceedings. Her experience includes assisting Judge Melton with preparation and drafting opinions for sittings with United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Ms. Eichelberger earned her law degree with High Honors from the University of Florida.  While in law school, she served as Senior Articles Editor for the Florida Law Review and earned a Fellowship with the Center for Governmental Responsibility.

Ms. Eichelberger has been admitted to The Florida Bar and the Middle District of Florida Bar since 1990.  She is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association, Jacksonville Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, and a Past President of the Catholic Lawyers Guild.  She has served as an Associate Editor or the Jacksonville Bar Association Bulletin.  She also was an Adjunct Professor at the Florida Coastal School of Law for four semesters, where she taught a seminar on Law and Religion and Florida Constitutional Law.

  • Bar and Court Admissions

    • The Florida Bar
    • The Jacksonville Bar Association
    • Federal Bar Association, Jacksonville Chapter
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Education

    • University of Florida, College of Law, Juris Doctor
      • Honors
    • Loyola University, New Orleans, Master of Religious Education in 2000
      • High Honors 
    • University of Florida, Bachelor of Sociology
      • High Honors
  • Selected Publications and Lectures

    • Bank Customer Beware: Recovery of Unauthorized Electronic Funds Transfers Isn’t So Easy”, The Florida Bar Journal (April 2017) – Co-authored with Michael G. Tanner, Esq.


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