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Gov. Rick Scott reappoints Jacksonville Attorney Christopher Cobb to Florida construction industry licensing board

Last week, Gov. Rick Scott reappointed Jacksonville attorney and Jimerson & Cobb partner Christopher Cobb to a second term on the Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB). Cobb is appointed for a term beginning December 20, 2013, and ending October 31, 2017.

“My tenure on the CILB has proven to be an invaluable opportunity to positively impact the construction industry,” said Cobb. “It is an honor to accept this reappointment from Gov. Scott and to continue serving the people of Florida.”

As a division of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the CILB is responsible for licensing and regulating the construction industry. The board meets regularly to consider applications for licensure, review disciplinary cases and conduct informal hearings relating to licensure and discipline. Among other business, the board engages in rulemaking to implement the provisions set forth in its statutes. All appointments to the CILB are subject to Florida Senate confirmation.

christopher-c-headshotCobb joined Jimerson & Cobb in August 2011. As a Board Certified Construction Attorney, he is recognized as an expert in construction law by The Florida Bar. He is AV® rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been recognized by Florida Super Lawyer Magazine as a Rising Star in Construction Law for the past five consecutive years. Cobb was named to the Jacksonville Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” in 2010, an award designating the top 40 business professionals under the age of 40 in Northeast Florida. Cobb has authored numerous articles on Construction Law, including a Florida Bar Journal article on venue in construction disputes, and lectures extensively on Construction Law and Commercial Collections to local trade associations, universities and continuing legal education seminars.

Cobb is a graduate of Florida Coastal School of Law and University of North Florida. During law school, Mr. Cobb was signed as a non-drafted free agent for the Montreal Expos International Baseball Organization and took a leave of absence from law school to play professional baseball.

Formed in June 2009, Jimerson & Cobb is a Florida-based law firm that seeks to exceed client expectations through commitment to excellence and by adding value to its client’s businesses. Jimerson & Cobb offers a customer-focused and cost-effective alternative to larger business law firms, working closely with clients to discover and implement customized legal solutions that best meet their needs. Jimerson & Cobb handles commercial disputes with the same dedication and intensity whether a client is a Fortune 500 company or a privately held small business. Jimerson & Cobb clients are representative of many different business industries, including construction, financial services, manufacturing and distribution, health care, franchising and community associations.

jimmersonFor more information about the firm and its services, visit the Jimerson & Cobb, P.A., web site at or call (904) 389-0050.

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