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J. Jeffrey Deery


329 Park Avenue North
Second Floor
PO Box 880
Winter Park, Florida
Fx. 407-645-3728

Direct Phone: 407-246-8669

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J. Jeffrey Deery

J. Jeffrey Deery is a shareholder with the law firm of Winderweedle, Haines, Ward and Woodman. Jeff practices mainly in the areas of complex business, health care, and banking litigation, with a focus on health care litigation, commercial foreclosure, business shareholder disputes, and complex commercial transactions. Mr. Deery also serves as general counsel to smaller businesses throughout Central Florida.

Responsible for handling all aspects of client’s business issues, Jeff has extensive experience representing banks, hospitals, as well as smaller businesses in the health care, entertainment, and hospitality industries. Mr. Deery’s experience also includes litigating disputes over employment covenants and executive compensation agreements.

Jeff has been recognized as a leader in various charitable and not-for-profit organizations. He is also a frequent lecturer on law firm practice development and lawyer-client relationships.

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree from Auburn University (1987)
  • Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University (1990)
Professional Certifications and Memberships
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Lecturer on Law Firm Client Development and Lawyer-Client Relationships
  • Chairman of the Orange County Bar Association’s Grievance Committee (2008)
  • Outstanding committee co-chair of the Orange County Bar Associations Trial Practice Committee (1997)
  • Secretary to the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar Association (1999)
Community Awards and Activities
  • Rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale Hubbell
  • Named to the “Best Lawyers in America” list since 2008, including “2021 and 2014 Orlando Best Lawyer of the Year” in Litigation-Banking and Finance, as published in U.S. News & World Report
  • Named a “Florida Super Lawyer” in Litigation by Thompson Reuters
  • Named to the “Best Lawyers” list published in Orlando Magazine
  • National Jefferson Award Winner for Outstanding Community Service (2006)
  • Chairman of the Board of the Winter Park YMCA (2005)
  • Board Member, Central Florida YMCA (2010)
  • Chairman of the Board of the Winter Park Racquet Club (2007)
  • Chairman of the Board, ELEVATE Orlando (2016)
  • Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Lake Highland Preparatory School​ (current)
Bar Admissions
  • The Florida Bar, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Appellate Court, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Tax Court