James William Uthmeier

James William Uthmeier

Acting General Counsel, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

James currently serves as Acting General Counsel to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis where he oversees all litigation and legal work of the Governor and state executive agencies. James also serves as the Governor's Chief Ethics Officer and directs the judicial nominations process. Previously James served as a Senior Advisor and Counsel to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross. He began his career as a litigation associate at the DC office of Jones Day. James is a graduate of Georgetown Law and the University of Florida, where he ran varsity track and cross-country for the National Champion Gators. James is an adjunct professor at Florida State University College of Law and he and his wife, Jean, co-teach religious education classes at the St. Thomas More Co-Cathedral in Tallahassee.

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Session I: Covid and Separation of Powers

2021 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

On January 30, 2021, The Federalist Society's Florida lawyers chapters hosted their annual Florida Chapters...

Session I: Covid and Separation of Powers

2021 Annual Florida Chapters Conference

On January 30, 2021, The Federalist Society's Florida lawyers chapters hosted their annual Florida Chapters...