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Jessica L. Thorson

Orlando, florida

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Biography Overview

Jessica Thorson represents clients in state and federal courts throughout the country and has significant experience in complex litigation involving business torts, contract disputes, intellectual property rights, civil rights, and disability discrimination, among others. She also has extensive experience handling civil appeals brought in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second, Eleventh, and Federal Circuits, as well as Florida’s District Courts of Appeal.

Prior to joining Morgan & Morgan, P.A., Ms. Thorson worked as an intern for the Juvenile Advocacy Clinic at the University of Florida where she represented children in delinquency and dependency cases. She also worked as an intern for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida and Pasco County Attorney’s Office. She earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Florida, Levin College of Law with honors. While at the University of Florida, she was elected to the Order of the Coif and received a certificate for her pro bono work.


Practice Areas

  • Business Tort Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Contract Litigation

Notable Cases

  • Carter v. City of Melbourne, 731 F.3d 1161(11th Cir. 2013) (involving claim brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for violation of First Amendment rights);

  • Cruz v. Fxdirectdealer, LLC, 720 F.3d 115 (2d Cir. 2013) (vacating dismissal of claims for breach of contract and for claims under New York General Business Laws §§ 349 and 350);

  • Fowler v. Paradise Lakes Condo. Ass’n, 133 So. 3d 576 (Fla. 2d DCA 2014) (reversing dismissal of Fair Housing Act claim);

  • Harding v. Orlando Apts., LLC, 748 F.3d 1128 (11th Cir. 2014) (interpreting Fair Housing Act as to subsequent owners of housing that violates the FHA’s design-and-construction guidelines);

  • PEO Prof’ls, Inc. v. I-Group, Inc., 2015 Fla. App. LEXIS 14459 (Fla. 2d DCA 2015) (affirming the denial of motion to transfer venue under § 47.122, Florida Statutes);

  • Pincus v. AMTRAK, 581 Fed. Appx. 88 (2d Cir. 2014) (vacating dismissal where plaintiff sufficiently alleged standing under the Rehabilitation Act);

  • W.H.B. of Daytona, Inc. v. City of Daytona Beach, 2015 Fla. App. LEXIS 15076 (Fla. 5th DCA 2015) (involving claim of promissory estoppel related to internet sweepstakes gaming);

  • Zlatkiss v. All Am. Team Concepts, LLC, 125 So. 3d 953 (Fla. 5th DCA 2013) (holding spendthrift trust provisions did not violate constitutional right of access to the courts).

Memberships

  • The Florida Bar

Education

  • University of Central Florida, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Summa Cum Laude, 2008
  • University of Florida, Levin College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2011, cum laude