Clark R. Jennings

As a 1981graduate of the FSU College of Law, Mr. Jennings began his career in state government service as an attorney for the Department of Insurance prosecuting insurance companies and agents in administrative proceedings.  Mr. Jennings then joined the Department of Legal Affairs as an Assistant Attorney General in the Administrative Law Section, where from May of 1985 to October of 1994 Mr. Jennings served as General Counsel to various regulatory boards housed within the Departments of Professional Regulation, Law Enforcement, and Transportation.  It was during this time that Mr. Jennings became a Charter Member of the Government Lawyer’s Section and a subsequent member of its Executive Council in 1993; a position he continues to hold.

In October of 1994 Mr. Jennings moved to Lakeland to assume the duties of General Counsel for the Department of Citrus where he served for approximately six years under both Governors Chiles and Bush.   It was during this time that Mr. Jennings became a member of the Executive Council of the Administrative Law Section were he has continuously served as a bridge between our two sections.

Mr. Jennings returned to Tallahassee where in June of 2002 he assumed and currently holds the position of Chief Counsel of the Law Enforcement Division of the Department of Agriculture.  In 2006 Mr. Jennings was elected Chairman of the Council of Sections. In 2008 the Board of Governors recommended and Governor Crist subsequently appointed him to the 2nd Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission.

In addition to his various Bar activities Mr. Jennings also currently serves as Chairman of the Boy Scout District covering Leon, Gadsden, and Liberty Counties.  An AV rated attorney, Mr. Jennings holds a certification in State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida as well as the U.S. Circuit Court for both the 11th and District of Columbia Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.