About Us

Marc is a native and life-long resident of Seminole County, Florida.  Marc graduated from Oviedo High School and attended the University of Central Florida. He spent five successful years in the business world before deciding to obtain a legal education. Marc worked full time as a project manager for a Central Florida real estate developer while attending law school. While it wasn’t the easiest road, having the combination of real-world experience and legal training provided Marc with a unique insight and it has allowed him to better understand many of the challenges his clients encounter.

2018 Professionalism Award Recipient 

The Seminole County Bar Association awards J Marc Jones with the award for professionalism on May 4, 2018 at the 67th Annual Law Day Banquet.

Marc has been involved in a broad array of legal matters at every level of the American legal system. From single-day bench trials in county court to multi-week jury trials in complex business court, Marc’s practice has taken him across the State of Florida. He has even assisted in an appeal before the United States Supreme Court. Just a few of Marc’s highlight cases include:

Koontz vs. St. Johns Water Management District: This case was before the United States Supreme Court in 2013. The Supreme Court made a landmark decision that held land-use agencies imposing conditions on the issuance of development permits must comply with the “nexus” and “rough proportionality” standards of Nollan v. California Coastal Commission and Dolan v. City of Tigard, even if the condition consists of a requirement to pay money, and even if the permit is denied for failure to agree to the condition.

Campbell Vs. Florida Highway Patrol, et al: This case involved the statewide practice of law enforcement wrongfully issuing traffic citations to motorists that communicated with other motorist via the physical act of temporarily flashing their factory equipped headlights to alert the presence of traffic enforcement activities in the vicinity. This case gained national attention and ultimately resulted in the amendment of Florida law to protect the First Amendment rights of motorists.

Troche vs. City of Orlando, et al: This case involved an individual’s right to lawfully record police activity in a public place. This case gained much local attention as it ultimately resulted in the City of Orlando changing its training policies to better instruct officers on the First Amendment rights of citizens.

Marc has also served the community by leading and/or volunteering with several organizations, including:

  • President Seminole County Bar Association
  • President-Elect Seminole Inn of Court
  • General Counsel of the Seminole County Value Adjustment Board
  • Secretary of the Seminole County Legal Aid Society
  • Seminole County Public Schools Community Leadership Academy Member
  • Seminole County Public Schools Teach-In volunteer
  • Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County and Greater Apopka volunteer
  • Dunmar Estates Homeowners Association Board of Directors