Jameson Rice is a transportation lawyer practicing primarily in the areas of road, rail and intermodal (multimodal), transportation, as well as unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drones). His experience includes:

  • Transactional: Shipper-carrier and shipper-broker agreements; multimodal, multinational logistics agreements; intermodal and terminal services agreements; interchange agreements and facility access agreements; joint-facility agreements; marketing and interline agreements; equipment purchases; operating agreements; and the sale and lease of transportation-related assets
  • Regulatory: Regulatory compliance regarding regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), including hours of service, medical certification, driver qualifications and leasing regulations; regulations of the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA), including special permits and product approval; matters before the Surface Transportation Board (STB); and matters before the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) pertaining to the commercial use of UAS
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution: Representation in federal, state and arbitration proceedings, often focusing on transportation issues, including federal pre-emption and freight claims.

Mr. Rice authors the motor carrier regulatory column for the Association of Transportation Law Professionals' bi-monthly Highlights publication. He also regularly writes about topics pertaining to motor carriers and logistics for the Holland & Knight Transportation Blog, for which he is an editor.

In addition, Mr. Rice maintains a substantial commitment to providing pro bono representation, for which he has been recognized by the Federal Bar Association.

Mr. Rice previously worked as a judicial intern for the Honorable Henry E. Hudson, judge for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and for the Honorable Douglas O. Tice Jr., then chief judge for the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Mr. Rice was a formerly a member of Teach for America, where he taught in inner-city Baltimore.


  • Boston University School of Law, J.D., cum laude
  • The Johns Hopkins University, M.A.T.
  • University of Florida, B.A., Political Science, cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Association of Transportation Law Professionals
  • Federal Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
Honors & Awards
  • Spirit of Giving Award, Federal Bar Association, Jacksonville Chapter, 2013


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