Julian A. Jackson-Fannin, P.A.

Partner

  • Julian A. Jackson-Fannin, P.A.
  • Phone: +1 305 960 2253

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  • Duane Morris LLP
    201 S. Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 3400
    Miami, FL 33131-4325
    USA

Julian A. Jackson-Fannin is an attorney in Duane Morris’ Miami office practicing in the area of commercial litigation. Mr. Jackson-Fannin has litigated complex matters in both state and federal courts. During his career, he has advised and represented companies of all sizes as well as individuals in a variety of commercial matters, including contract disputes, copyrights, employment disputes, administrative and regulatory challenges, creditor’s rights matters, and class action consumer protection disputes.

Prior to joining Duane Morris, Mr. Jackson-Fannin clerked for the Honorable Donald L. Graham, Senior United States District Judge, at the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Jackson-Fannin also served as an Assistant Public Defender in Florida’s Twelfth Judicial Circuit, where he represented indigent clients as lead and secondary trial counsel on numerous misdemeanor and felony cases.

Mr. Jackson-Fannin is a 2011 cum laude graduate of Florida A&M University College of Law, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Florida A&M University Law Review, and a graduate of Emory University.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Labor & Employment Litigation

Admissions

  • Georgia
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Education

  • Florida A&M University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2011
    - Editor-in-Chief, Florida A&M University Law Review
    - Book Awards Received In: Torts I, Civil Procedure II, and Contracts II
  • Emory University, B.A., 2003

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Partner, 2024-present
    - Associate, 2015-2023
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
    - Law Clerk to the Hon. Donald L. Graham, 2013-2015
  • Office of the Public Defender for the 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida
    - Assistant Public Defender, 2011-2013

Professional Activities

  • The Florida Bar Diversity & Inclusion Committee Vice Chairman, 2020-present

  • Miami-Dade County Bar Association Board of Directors, 2017-2020
  • The Florida Bar Leadership Academy, Class III Fellow, 2015-2016
  • Federal Bar Association, 2014-present
  • Wilkie D. Ferguson, Jr. Bar Association, 2014-present
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
    - Diversity Committee Liaison, 2012-2013
  • American Bar Association, 2011-present

Honors and Awards

  • Named to Best Lawyers “Ones to Watch,” 2021-2024
  • Listed in Florida Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Civic and Charitable Activities

  • Clemency Project Pro Bono Program
  • Chapman Partnership Homeless Empowerment Initiative

Selected Publications

  • Co-author, “New Florida Law Addresses Employee Training in the Workplace,” Duane Morris Alert, May 10, 2022
  • Featured, “12 Attorneys On How Diversity Gives Them The Edge,"” Law360, July 9, 2019

  • Contributor, “Employee Mobility, Restrictive Covenants and Trade Secrets,” Chapter 18, ABA Recent Developments in Business and Corporate Litigation, 2019

  • Co-Author, “What Employers Should Know When Considering Using Payroll Cards to Pay Employees’ Wages,” The Lexis Practice Advisor Journal, Labor & Employment, December 2017

  • Co-Author, “Using Payroll Cards To Pay Employees' Wages,” Law360, 2016

  • Co-Author, “A Call to Arms: How Timing Matters Under the New Defend Trade Secrets Act,” Duane Morris Non-Compete and Trade Secrets Law Blog, (2016)
  • Editor, “New Directions in Environmental Law & Justice Symposium Edition,” 6 Fla. A&M U.L. Rev. (2011)
  • Editor, “Social Justice, Development and Equality: Comparative Perspectives on Modern Praxis,” 6 Fla. A&M U.L. Rev. (2010)

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Moderator, “Foundations of Unity: Embracing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” The Florida Bar Winter Meeting, January 26, 2024
  • Panelist, “Bias-Motivated Incident Resource Guide,” The Florida Bar Winter Meeting, February 7, 2020
  • Moderator, “Bullying and Sexual Harassment in the Legal Profession,” Dade County Bar Association, July 25, 2019

  • Speaker, “Does Bias Still Exist in Law?” Dade County Bar Association Annual Bench and Bar, April 5, 2019

Representative Matters

  • Defended a healthcare network management company against claims by its former CEO who alleged that the company failed to pay him a transaction bonus he claims was due and failing to accelerate other payments to him as a result of a complex financial transaction.

  • Solidified win for healthcare network management company in two rounds of appeal arising out of defense of an arbitration involving claims of fraudulent inducement, negligent misrepresentation, and four separate breach of contract claims.

  • Won dismissal with prejudice for a large U.S. Bank in Florida State Court, Pinellas County, Florida in a dispute alleging breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and negligence.

  • Represented energy company against claims brought under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Junk Fax Prevention Act. Case was successfully resolved through early mediation.

  • Represented media company specializing in B2B sales and marketing advertisements against claims brought by putative class under the Florida Telephone Solicitation Act. Obtained a “walk-away” resolution pre-suit.

  • Represented Newsmax Media and secured dismissal of a defamation claim against brought by Dr. Jerome Corsi, an author and political commentator, on a motion to dismiss/for summary judgment brought under Florida’s anti-SLAPP law, which was granted on procedural grounds.

  • Represented clinics in state challenges to Medicaid participant resulting in a TRO against the state for excluding provider.

  • Representing owners of a high-end luxury resort located in the US Virgin Islands in a case arising out of an extermination company’s unlawful use of a fumigant that caused devastating and permanent injuries to a family exposed to the chemicals. The owners of the resort have suffered damage to the value of the resort property.

  • Representing clients in a suit brought in Federal Court seeking damages for an alleged breach of an agreement for the removal and disposal of scrap materials and debris throughout the US Virgin islands that arose from the 2017 hurricanes.

  • Represented a client in state court in Miami, Florida for a breach of a real estate sales contract that involved the failure to pay a deposit to purchase a luxury residential property.

  • Represented nationwide funeral home company in breach of employment contract suit brought by top executive. The arbitrator decided in favor of the funeral home company on the breach of employment contract claim. (American Arbitration Association 2018).

  • Represent and advise content creators, including photography studios, publishers and media companies, to protect and enforce copyrights and other intellectual property rights in their content.

  • Successfully defended clients against copyright infringement claims arising out of content posted on their business websites.

  • Successfully represented an on-line home security company to obtain a permanent injunction and other relief in a copyright infringement claim in the Southern District of Florida against a competitor home security company arising out of the unauthorized use of our client’s specially created product photographs.