D. Ty Jackson is a public policy attorney and litigator in Holland & Knight's Tallahassee office. Mr. Jackson focuses his practice on collaborating with entities and individuals to navigate Florida's regulatory landscape in the healthcare, construction and defense sectors, among others. He is Board Certified by The Florida Bar in State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice.

Mr. Jackson provides integrated legal and regulatory strategies for clients facing professional licensing, regulatory compliance and administrative law challenges. He works with entities and individuals to overcome licensing hurdles, defend against disciplinary complaints and guide the procurement process. A seasoned litigator known for his deep Florida regulatory knowledge, Mr. Jackson also helps clients understand the legal implications of legislative issues affecting business operations and advocates for changes that remove barriers to growth. His experience includes litigation and advocacy before virtually every state agency, regulatory board and commission, at administrative hearings, in state and federal courts, and before Florida's legislative and executive branches of government.

In addition, Mr. Jackson represents clients across the healthcare ecosystem and maintains strong agency relationships throughout the state. Known for his straightforward and candid approach, he has tried a number of Certificate of Need (CON) matters, procurement protests, whistleblower and fraud cases, as well as challenges to proposed, adopted and unadopted rules. His healthcare clients include physicians, hospitals, hospices, special districts, health plans, blood banks, clinical laboratories, pharmacies, pharmacy benefit management companies, pharmaceutical manufacturers, repackagers or distributors, third-party administrators, governmental entities, vendors and corporations.

Mr. Jackson routinely assists clients in seeking licenses or permits and has defended numerous clients against licensure denials and disciplinary proceedings brought by various state agencies and departments. Mr. Jackson has represented local, regional and statewide officials before the Florida Commission on Ethics and Florida Elections Commission.

In addition to his healthcare portfolio, Mr. Jackson has extensive experience in construction litigation arising from the regulatory and administrative complexities involving licensing and contracting matters, disciplinary issues, procurement disputes, bid protests and Florida lien law. He regularly defends architects, engineers, design professionals, contractors and commercial homebuilders before state agencies and regulatory boards.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Jackson was an attorney for a national law firm in its Tallahassee office.

Representative Experience

  • Assisted a hospice client in applying for and obtaining a Certificate of Need (CON) for a new hospice program
  • Assisted a healthcare district in applying for and defending the approval of a CON for a new hospital
  • Assisted a healthcare district in applying for and defending the approval of CONs for pediatric and adult kidney transplant programs
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a hospital client discharging a construction lien filed against the hospital property
  • Obtained partial summary judgment on behalf of a healthcare client in a qui tam action originally brought by a competitor healthcare institution and pursued by Florida's Attorney General's Office on behalf of the state of Florida

  • Successfully defended a nonprofit entity at the administrative hearing and on appeal against an action by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) seeking recoupment of millions of dollars paid to the client for services provided under the National School Lunch Program
  • Successfully defended a statewide elected official against alleged violations of the Code of Ethics, Chapter 112, Florida Statutes, before the Florida Commission on Ethics
  • Successfully defended a member of the Florida House of Representatives against alleged violations of the Code of Ethics, Chapter 112, Florida Statutes, before the Florida Commission on Ethics, which proceedings included a full evidentiary hearing at the Florida Division of Administrative Hearings
  • Successfully challenged a portion of the Florida Department of Transportation's 2014 Median Handbook as an unadopted rule on behalf of a commercial client

  • Obtained favorable outcomes in numerous complex foreclosure cases on behalf of financial institution clients, including successful defense of claims and counterclaims alleging violations of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practice Act (FDUTPA) and Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA)


  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., magna cum laude
  • University of Florida, B.S.B.A., Finance, summa cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • All State Courts in Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit