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Jessica Smith West

Bank of America Plaza
101 E. Kennedy Boulevard
Suite 2800
Tampa, FL 33602

Jessica's principal area of practice is health law, advising health care providers on regulatory and compliance matters, fraud and abuse, HIPAA, licensure, and certification. She also advises clients on emerging areas of health law, including Florida’s evolving medical marijuana law.   Additionally, Jessica has experience in other practice areas, including commercial litigation and professional malpractice defense.

During law school, Jessica worked as a research assistant for two health law professors, co-authoring an article on the professional liability of mental health providers and editing a textbook on bioethics and the law. 

In her time away from work, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and two young sons, painting, and cheering on the Florida Gators.

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Florida Epilepsy Services, Marketing and Development Committee

News Releases


01.08.2018Health Law Alert: Justice Department Issues Memo on Marijuana Enforcement
06.20.2017Client Alert:  Effects of Florida’s New Medical Marijuana Framework on Patients, Physicians, and Entrepreneursi
05.12.2017Client Alert: Medical Marijuana - Florida Legislative Update
02.13.2017Client Alert: Florida Supreme Court Broadens Patient Access to Adverse Incident Reports
10.18.2016Client Alert - 2016 Update: What Health Care Providers Need to Know Regarding Medical Marijuana in Florida1
Winter 2014"Medical Marijuana:  What Florida Health Care Providers and Their Attorneys Need to Know," Fla. B. Health L. Sec. Newsl. (Fla. Bar Health Law Section, Fla.), Winter 2014
Winter 2013Co-Author, "Parity at a Price:  The Emerging Professional Liability of Mental Health Providers, 50 San Diego L. Rev. 29 (Winter 2013)

Alternate biographies





  • J.D., University of Virginia, 2012
  • B.S., cum laude, University of Florida, 2008

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Florida, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2014