News - June 4, 2019

2019 Summer Associate Joins Jones Foster

We are pleased to welcome Brett Lashley who has joined the Firm as part of the 2019 Summer Associate Program.  Beginning each year at the end of May and running through early August, the Firm’s competitive program admits highly accomplished students to receive invaluable experience, working on actual assignments and engaging daily with partners, associates, and clients.

Brett will work closely with various departments throughout the Firm, receiving hands-on guidance from locally and nationally recognized attorneys in a variety of practice areas including Real Estate, Litigation, Land Use, Private Client Services, Corporate & Tax.  He will be paired with a mentor to guide him through the 11-week program and serve as support throughout the various projects and calendar of events.

Get to Know Our 2019 Summer Associate, Brett Lashley

Law School
University of Florida Levin College of Law

Dean’s List (Spring 2019, Fall/Spring 2018)

Professional Experience
Fourth District Court of Appeal, West Palm Beach
Intern for the Honorable Mark Klingensmith

Teacher’s Assistant, Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy
Journal of Technology Law and Policy, Member
The Florida Moot Court Team, Vice Chair of Intermural Competitions
Entertainment and Sports Law Society, Vice President
2019 UVA Law School Softball National Champion, Team member

2019 Summer Associate

Undergraduate Honors & Awards
Lambda Pi Eta Communications Honor Society, 2016
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, 2014
Conference USA Male Academic Athlete of the Year, 2016
Male Academic Athlete of the Year (2x; selected from all sports), 2014, 2016 
Conference USA All-Academic Team (2x; selected from all sports), 2015, 2016
FAU Sportsmanship Award (selected by athletic administration), 2015
Teammate of the Year Award (selected by teammates), Baseball 2016

Why did you choose Jones Foster?
“I chose Jones Foster because of the firm’s reputation and diverse practice areas. As a Palm Beach County native, I knew I wanted to come back and work in the area. After meeting some of the attorneys, the team-oriented culture really stood out to me and made my decision an easy one.”

What areas of law are you currently interested in pursuing and why?
“Another reason I was eager to work at Jones Foster was due to my interest in several different areas of the law. I knew coming into this summer that I would have the opportunity to work with many different practice groups and attorneys. I think the Firm will further my professional growth by enabling me to explore these various areas of law and help me narrow my focus as I enter into the last year of law school.”

What are you most excited to experience as a Summer Associate at Jones Foster?
“I am most excited to experience what lawyers do on a day-to-day basis and to learn how to provide the best legal services for clients.  In law school, you are only taught the substance of the law, so I am interested to see how school translates into real life practice. I hope to further my understanding of what it means to be a good attorney by working side by side with some of the best attorneys in their respective fields.”

About Jones Foster

Jones Foster is a commercial and private client law firm headquartered in West Palm Beach, Florida. Established in 1924, the Firm has served as an integral part of South Florida’s growth and prosperity for nearly a century. Through a relentless pursuit of excellence, Jones Foster delivers original legal solutions that help clients, colleagues, and the community to move forward. The Firm’s attorneys focus their practice in Real Estate, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Private Client Services, Corporate & Tax, and Land Use & Governmental. For more information, please visit