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

  • “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

  • 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

In 2019, Ms. Jackson delivered the commencement address to the University of Florida, Levin College of Law graduates. She serves on the boards of the 2016-2017 University of Florida Foundation and is a past serving board member on the 2009 University of Florida, Levin College of Law Trustees. She will serve as chair of the Miami-Dade Beacon Council’s Urban Initiatives Task Force (UITF) in 2020. Ms. Jackson is a past board member of the Orange Bowl Committee, the United States Senate Military Affairs Committee; the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, Corporate Round Table; the International Women’s Forum; and the Miami-Dade County Black Affairs Advisory Board Commission for Women.

Ms. Jackson is a co-founder of The National Black Lobbyist Association (NBPLA), a group launched in 2019 to promote diversity and inclusion in the lobbying corps at state capitols.

Ms. Jackson is a current appointee to the Florida Bar’s new standing committee on Governmental and Public Policy Advocacy.

Ms. Jackson is an active member on the Greater Miami Chapter of the Links, Inc., with special appointment to the National Legislative and Public Affairs Committee; Miami Alumni Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, former Chair-State Advocacy Committee, and Leadership Florida.

Ms. Jackson acts as moderator on certain key panels and speaker on various television and radio talk shows pertaining to governmental and lobbying issues.