Mayor Alvin Brown appoints acting general counsel

Published On: May 23 2014 04:38:15 PM EDT

Provided by the city of Jacksonville

Jason Gabriel was appointed by Mayor Alvin Brown as acting general counsel for the city of Jacksonville.


Mayor Alvin Brown has appointed Jason R. Gabriel as acting general counsel to fill the position vacated by General Counsel Cindy Laquidara.

After more than 15 years with the city of Jacksonville, Laquidara announced her resignation on April 23 to join the Akerman LLP law firm, effective July 1.

The General Counsel represents the Mayor’s Office, City Council, Duval County School Board, constitutional officers, and independent authorities.

Gabriel's appointment as acting general counsel must be confirmed by the city council. He will then serve until July 1, 2015.

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Gabriel, a Jacksonville Beach resident, is currently lead managing attorney of the Government Operations Department of the Office of General Counsel. A graduate of the University of Florida College of Law, Gabriel is a Board Certified Specialist by the Florida Bar in city, county and local government law.

“Jason Gabriel has displayed the expertise, professionalism and vision necessary to serve as General Counsel,” Brown said in a news release. “He has a strong record of providing effective counsel to City Council, the Supervisor of Elections, and various city departments. He has vast expertise in ethics and open government law.”

Gabriel joined the Office of General Counsel in 2010. Previously, he was senior associate at the law firm of Edwards Cohen from March 2002 to March 2010.


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