About Jesse Haskins
Jesse loves food. Local food communities are at the roots of his law practice. Jesse’s dedication to sustainable, regenerative agriculture fuels what his clients recognize as “great industry insight” and “prompt follow through.”
Through his broad experience in the government and private sectors, Jesse knows the legal ingredients for food communities to thrive: compliance, risk management, and strategic planning. Jesse served as assistant attorney general for the State of Florida. In this capacity, he handled a range of civil litigation, from prisoners’ civil rights complaints to challenges about the adequacy of funding for Florida’s public universities. Jesse also served as assistant general counsel for the Florida Department of Financial Services, where he handled matters relating to workers’ compensation compliance, bankruptcy, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). His experience representing the government as both a regulator and a creditor puts Jesse’s clients in a strong position to flourish in spite of government regulations, to manage risks, and to thrive financially.
But it’s not just about experience. Community and professional engagement matters. Ecology Florida and Florida Organic Growers chose Jesse to serve on its Board of Directors. The President of the Florida Bar appointed Jesse to serve on the Governmental and Public Policy Advocacy Committee. Groups like the Florida Food Policy Council, Florida Organic Growers, and the American Bar Association consistently invite Jesse to speak and write. Jesse is also a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the American Agricultural Law Association, and the American Bar Association. Jesse graduated from the Duke University School of Law in 2009 and is admitted to practice law in Florida and North Carolina.
His favorite ingredient is tahini.