The Lockwood Team
John M. Lockwood is the founding attorney of the Lockwood Law Firm in Tallahassee, Fla. John specializes in the alcoholic beverage, cannabis, casino gaming, and health care industries. He is regularly cited by Florida news publications as a gaming and regulatory law expert, and has also been named to Florida Super Lawyers and to Florida Trend’s Legal Elite.
John is known for his ability to formulate legal and public policy strategies to seek favorable outcomes for his clients. Companies seek John’s counsel because he is known to effectively organize complex situations while maintaining a keen sense of the client’s business and a profound interest in their success. He maintains a large regulatory practice in front of Florida executive branch, including the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Department of Health, Department of Revenue and the Agency for Health Care Administration. John’s presence in front of these legislative, legal and regulatory bodies allows him to form strong relationships with regulators to ultimately achieve clients’ goals.
Prior to founding his private practice, John was an attorney at the Florida Attorney General’s Office and a judicial law clerk at the First District Court of Appeal.
He graduated cum laude from the Florida State University College of Law and received his Bachelor of Science from Troy University.
He resides in Tallahassee and Apalachicola with his wife, Jenna, along with their two Labradors, Charlie and Rose.
T.J. Morton has significant experience representing individuals and businesses in highly regulated industries, specializing in gaming, medical marijuana, alcoholic beverage and health care. T.J. has experience in all aspects of the administrative and regulatory process. He has represented both individuals and businesses against regulatory agencies, as well as regulatory agencies against private parties. T.J. has also participated in the bill drafting process on behalf of regulated entities and as a counsel to regulatory agencies.
Prior to joining the Lockwood Law Firm, T.J. represented several regulatory agencies, including the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Florida Department of Health. This experience in the public sector allowed him to form a unique understanding of the inner workings and decision-making processes of regulatory agencies. He uses this unique understanding to form effective strategies to avoid or resolve disputes with regulatory agencies.
T.J. graduated magna cum laude from the Florida State University College of Law and earned his Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology from Missouri State University.
T.J. resides in Tallahassee with his wife, Khanty, and daughter, Malia. In his spare time, T.J. enjoys playing soccer, traveling and whiskey.
Prior to joining The Lockwood Law Firm, Devon practiced law in Washington, D.C., at two of the nation’s leading law firms. During that time, she represented large companies and foreign-sovereign clients in complex civil litigation at the trial court and appellate level, and also represented corporate policyholders in negotiations and litigation related to complex insurance coverage.
Devon graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was a winner of the Hinton Moot Court Competition in brief writing and oral argument.
Devon received dual Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees, cum laude, from the University of Florida in International Economics and Spanish. She attended the University of Florida as a National Merit Scholar and was a member of the Honors Program.
Devon is licensed to practice law in Florida. She resides in Tallahassee with her energetic rescue dog, Layla. She loves food and cooking, has traveled to more than 30 countries, and is a Certified Sommelier through the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Jenna is responsible for managing the non-legal operations of The Lockwood Law Firm, including accounts payable, accounts receivable, trust accounting and human resources. In addition, she works to curate a team of professionals and vendors to support the firm’s goals and various office functions.
Jenna received her Bachelor of Science in Social Science from Florida State University and has experience in management and previously worked in the Florida Department of Health Executive Office.
Jenna resides in Tallahassee and Apalachicola with John and their two Labradors, Rose and Charlie.