News - June 26, 2024

Jones Foster Attorney Lainey W. Francisco Named President-Elect of St. Lucie Bar Association

Jones Foster, a 100-year-old commercial and private client law firm with offices in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach, and Jupiter, Florida, is pleased to announce that attorney Lainey W. Francisco was elected the president-elect of the St. Lucie Bar Association for the 2024-2025 term at the end-of-year meeting.

As president-elect, Lainey will assist the President in decision-making and continue to work with the Executive Board to oversee committee activities that support members through local bar meetings, networking events, and educational opportunities. She also will preside at all bar meetings and assume the responsibilities and duties of the president in their absence.

Lainey previously served as the Association’s treasurer, where she acted as the custodian of SLBA funds and securities. Most recently, she helped organize the SLBA Law Day Dinner, which featured Florida Supreme Court Justice John D. Couriel as keynote speaker.

Lainey is a member of the firm's Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Land Use & Governmental practice groups. She represents clients in matters involving commercial litigation, governmental litigation, municipal law, and land use and zoning.

In addition, Lainey is actively involved in industry organizations including the Palm Beach County Bar Association and the Palm Beach County chapters of the Federal Bar Association and Florida Association for Women Lawyers. She was named to Palm Beach Illustrated’s 2023 “Top Lawyers” list for municipal law.

Lainey graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she served as a managing editor of the Florida Law Review and vice president of the Law College Council.

About Jones Foster

Jones Foster is celebrating its Centennial year as a full-service commercial and private client law firm headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida, with offices in Palm Beach and Jupiter. Tracing its roots back to 1924, the firm has served as an integral part of South Florida’s growth and prosperity. Through a relentless pursuit of excellence, Jones Foster delivers original legal solutions that help clients, colleagues, and the community to move forward. A significant number of attorneys have received the designation of Board-Certified Specialist by The Florida Bar in their specific practice area. The firm’s practice groups include Complex Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Corporate & Tax; Land Use & Governmental; Private Wealth, Wills, Trusts & Estates; Real Estate; and Trust & Estate Litigation. For more information, please visit