Joryn Jenkins is an attorney with an incredible attention to detail, and a wealth of experience as an ethics expert.Ms. Jenkins graduated from Yale University where she was admitted at age 16, then received her law degree from Georgetown Law at 23. Exactly 25 years ago, Ms. Jenkins founded, and is still a master in Tampa’s Cheatwood American Inn of Court, having a special interest in issues involving legal professionalism, civility, ethics, and excellence.
As such, she also served six years on the national board of trustees of the American Inns of Court Foundation, founded the Coordinating Council of Florida Inns, and had a personal hand in organizing more than thirty Inns of Court. Ms. Jenkins has chaired two grievance committees of The Florida Bar, and sat for years on the bar’s Committee on Professional Ethics. Her expertise in legal ethics has been recognized in the Florida courts in which she has testified.
She also served for many years as editor-in-chief, both of The Bencher, the American Inns of Court publication, and of The Federal Lawyer, the Federal Bar Association’s magazine. She was selected by her peers as a “Leading Florida Attorney,” is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and received the Federal Bar Association’s 1997 President’s Award, as well as one of two awards given in the United States Supreme Court, the 2001 A. Sherman Christensen Award, for excellence and service, and for her efforts to improve the American legal profession. Prior to opening her own practice in 1994, she was a full-time professor at Stetson College of Law, instructing on Trial Practice, Appellate Practice, and Debtors’ Protections and Creditors’ Rights.