Yolanda Cash Jackson

Shareholder

Additional Location:
Tallahassee

YJACKSON@beckerlawyers.com

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Practices

Credentials

    Education

      • University of Florida, J.D. 1990, B.S. 1980

    Bar Admissions

      • Florida

Testimonials

  • Moderator, “Webinar: A COVID-19 Town Hall Series, Communities of Color: Facts vs. Myths,” Florida Legislative Black Caucus, January 21, 2021.

  • “Yolanda is a take-no-prisoners advocate for her clients, but what makes her so special is her advocacy for her community. She likes to call herself “just a girl that grew up in Liberty City (a historic African American area of Miami)” because she never forgets it. As a Shareholder at Becker, she fights for cities and communities that many times don’t have the resources to fight for themselves. Yolanda Cash Jackson has left a legacy for all to follow.”
    ~Oscar Braynon, State Senator, District 35

Perspectives

Bio

Yolanda Cash Jackson is an experienced Government Law attorney who has established a strong reputation in the community for her leadership and commitment to civic, charitable and professional organizations. She concentrates her practice in the area of Governmental Relations and has developed a proficiency in state government funding and appropriations. Ms. Jackson has excellent working relationships with several of the state’s leading elected officials and policymakers.

Ms. Jackson was elected to Becker’s Management Committee in 2010.

RECOGNITION

  • Top Lobbyist, National Institute of Lobbying & Ethics (NILE), 2020
  • Daily Business Review, Professional Excellence Awards, Best Mentor, 2020
  • Wanda and Janice Wilson Foundation, Top Florida Lobbyist Award, 2019
  • Hero of Liberty City Award Recipient, 2019
  • Carole-Ann Taylor Legend Award, 2019
  • Miami Herald, Influencer Project, 2019
  • Daily Business Review, Most Effective Lawyer Award, 2018
  • Dade County Bar Association, Legal Luminary Finalist, 2017
  • Children of Inmates, Inductee into the League of Superheroes, 2017The only non-elected, non-government official to receive this honor for the third time.
  • Onyx Magazine, Women on the Move, 2017
  • City Year Miami, Legal Professional of the Year, 2017
  • Florida Trend Magazine, Florida’s Legal Elite, 2016
  • Gertrude Rush Award, 2016
  • St. Johns Community Development Corporation Inc., Chairman’s Award, 2016
  • National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women, President’s Award, 2016
  • Top 100 National Black Lawyer, 2015
  • Lauderhill Regional Chamber of Commerce, Woman of Distinction, 2015
  • Women of a New Tribe: Miami Icons
  • Junior League of Miami, Women Who Make a Difference Award
  • University of Florida Annual Association of Black Alumni Weekend, Keynote Speaker
  • Broward Black Elected Officials, Community Service Award
  • ICABA, Recognition Honoree Award; one of the 100 Most Accomplished Blacks in Law in South Florida
  • Community Leader of the Year
  • Les Bonnes Amies Club, Distinguished African American Women with Vision, Dare and Care
  • Sun Post Magazine, Woman to Watch
  • Miami-Dade County Commission, In the Company of Women Award, 2007
  • The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division of Governors Government Affairs Symposium, 2007
  • Jessie Trice Hero Award, 2004

PROFESSIONAL / COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

  • National Black Lobbyist Association (NBPLA), Co-Founder
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, Keynote Commencement Address, 2019
  • University of Florida Foundation, Board Member, 2016-2017
  • University Florida Levin College of Law Trustees, Board Member, 2009
  • Miami-Dade Beacon Council
    • Board of Directors and Executive Committee, October 2020 – September 2021
    • Chair, Urban Initiatives Task Force (UITF), 2020
  • The Florida Bar New Standing Committee on Governmental and Public Policy Advocacy, Appointee
  • Greater Miami Chapter of the Links, Inc., Special appointment to the National Legislative and Public Affairs Commititee
  • Miami Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, Former Chair-State Advocacy Committee, and Leadership Florida
  • Orange Bowl Committee, Former Board Member
  • United States Senate Military Affairs Committee, Former Board Member
  • National Black Caucus of State Legislators, Corporate Round Table, Former Board Member
  • The International Women’s Forum, Former Board Member
  • Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board Commission for Women, Former Board Member