WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 22, 2018) – Gunster, one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service business law firms, is pleased to announce that Jounice Nealy-Brown has joined the business litigation practice as an associate in the firm’s Tampa office.

Gunster attorney Jounice Nealy-BrownPrior to her legal career, Nealy-Brown worked as a newspaper journalist, sales and marketing executive, and strategic corporate communications director at the Tampa Bay Times. Upon graduation from law school, she served as a federal judicial law clerk for the Honorable Anthony E. Porcelli and the Honorable Mary S. Scriven, both with the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division.

“We are thrilled to have Jounice join our growing team in Tampa,” said Tampa office managing shareholder Bill Schifino. “Her experience both in journalism and the corporate sector brings a unique perspective to the firm and how she will work with clients.”

Nealy-Brown is a member of the Fred G. Minnis, Sr. Bar Association and the George Edgecomb Bar Association, as well as serving on the board of directors for Suncoast Credit Union. She earned her J.D. from Stetson University College of Law, her M.B.A. from the University of Miami, and her B.A. from Howard University. While at Stetson, Nealy-Brown received the “Walter Mann Award” which is presented to the student with the greatest promise of leadership in the legal profession.

She joins the firm amidst a wave of growth in the Tampa region with the recent recruitment of nine attorneys from Burr & Forman and another attorney from Hill Ward Henderson.

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About Gunster

Gunster, Florida’s law firm for business, provides full-service legal counsel to leading organizations and individuals from its 12 offices statewide. Established in 1925, the firm has expanded, diversified and evolved, but always with a singular focus: Florida and its clients’ stake in it. A magnet for business-savvy attorneys who embrace collaboration for the greatest advantage of clients, Gunster’s growth has not been at the expense of personalized service but because of it. The firm serves clients from its offices in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Miami, Orlando, Palm Beach, Stuart, Tallahassee, Tampa, The Florida Keys, Vero Beach, and its headquarters in West Palm Beach. With nearly 200 attorneys and 200 committed support staff, Gunster is ranked among the National Law Journal’s list of the 500 largest law firms and has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Diverse Law Firms by Law360. More information about its practice areas, offices and insider’s view newsletters is available at

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