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Joni Alexis Poitier

Contact information



Areas of Practice

  • Complex civil litigation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Maritime law
  • Motor carrier law
  • Product liability and personal injury defense
  • Railroad law


  • Spelman College B.A., summa cum laude, 2002
  • Vanderbilt University School of Law J.D., 2005


  • Florida (2006)
  • Georgia (2005)
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia

Beginning her legal career as a prosecutor in Jacksonville, Joni Poitier tried to verdict more than 30 jury trials. She brought this litigation experience with her into private practice, defending the firm’s clients in civil actions ranging from automobile negligence actions to complex class action litigation.

During her law school years at Vanderbilt, Ms. Poitier’s contributions to several clubs and organizations earned her the Damali K. Booker Award for legal activism. Today, she is active in her church and many local civic and charitable organizations. She currently serves on the board of directors for Family Foundations of Northeast Florida, Inc. Ms. Poitier is a native Floridian who grew up in Miami.

Associations/ Memberships/ Distinctions

  • Civil Service Board, City of Jacksonville
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Florida Bar Ethics Committee
  • Law Week Committee
  • Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association
  • Daniel Webster Perkins Bar Association
  • Florida Elections Commission (Commissioner)
  • Leadership Jacksonville (Class of 2016)

Awards / Recognitions

  • Super Lawyers Magazine, Listed as a "Rising Star" in Florida 2017 - 2018
  • Jacksonville Business Journal 40 Under 40 2018