Jones Walker touts expansion in Florida, new Tallahassee office


In a news release Monday, the law and advocacy firm Jones Walker announced that it’s continuing its growth into Florida markets, adding a Monroe Street office in Tallahassee, around the corner from the Capitol.

Read the release below:

Jones Walker announced today that the firm continues its expansion in Florida with the opening of a new office in Tallahassee. The office is located in the Tallahassee Central Business District and Marc Dunbar will continue to serve as the Office Head.

“Jones Walker is committed to strategic growth in Florida, the new office downtown expands the firm’s footprint in Florida, giving us direct access to lawmakers and government agencies while allowing us to serve our clients in the Tallahassee region,” said Marc Dunbar, Head of the firm’s Tallahassee office.

The new contact information for this office is:

215 S. Monroe St.

Suite 130

Tallahassee FL 32301

Phone: (850) 425-7800

The firm’s Tallahassee office has a diverse team focusing on gaming law, government relations and legislative advocacy, and business and commercial transactions.

“Just steps from the Florida Capitol, this new office strengthens Jones Walker’s presence in Tallahassee, furthering our commitment to increasing our government relations capabilities and synergies between Tallahassee, Miami and Washington, D.C., as the firm continues its increasing focus on issues of national and international scope,” said Chris Moya, Director of Government Relations.

The Jones Walker team in Tallahassee includes:

Marc W. Dunbar, a partner in the firm’s Business & Commercial Transactions Practice Group, focuses his practice on gaming and governmental law, encompassing both lobbying and litigation for casinos, gaming suppliers, pari-mutuels, sweepstakes and charities. Mr. Dunbar is a former Assistant General Counsel and Communications Director for the Florida Department of State.

Daniel Russell, special counsel in the firm’s Business & Commercial Transactions Practice Group, focuses his practice on civil and administrative litigation, gaming, and governmental law. Mr. Russell represents major casino companies, manufacturers, and suppliers regarding all matters related to the development, financing, licensing, and operation of gaming and resort facilities.

Christopher Moya, Director of the firm’s Government Relations Practice Group, has served at all levels of legislative, executive and local government branches including stints with the Mayor of Miami-Dade County, the Florida Legislature and the Florida Division of Elections. As a public affairs consultant in the private sector, Mr. Moya has represented some of the world’s best-known corporations, and state and national trade associations including some of the largest public and private employers in Florida.

Emily Duda Buckley, a member of the firm’s Government Relations Practice Group, began her political career in the Florida House of Representatives working with the Appropriations Committee Chairs. Prior to that, she garnered experience working with the Executive Office of the Governor, Southern Strategy Group and The James Madison Institute.

About Jones Walker
Jones Walker LLP ( with approximately 390 attorneys in Alabama, Arizona, California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Ohio, and Texas, provides a comprehensive range of legal services to a national and international corporate client base.

Ryan Ray

Ryan Ray covers politics and public policy in North Florida and across the state. He has also worked as a legislative researcher and political campaign staffer. He can be reached at [email protected].


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