Board Members

Jason Burgess
Jason A. Burgess

Attorney at Law

Jason Burgess is a bankruptcy attorney that concentrates his practice on Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and complex bankruptcy litigation. While in law school and for a time after graduation Mr. Burgess practiced in the creditor’s rights area for many of the large financial institutions. Later he decided to use his knowledge of the creditor’s side for the Debtor’s advantage. Now Mr. Burgess concentrates his practice on helping businesses and individuals reorganize.

James Eidson
James Eidson


James Eidson is an associate attorney in the Bankruptcy & Reorganization practice group at Akerman LLP. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Eidson served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Thomas E. Morris, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (2007-2011), and the Honorable Jerry A. Funk, United States Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida (2011-2013). Mr. Eidson’s practice focuses primarily on bankruptcy related matters and general commercial litigation.


Edward P. Jackson
Edward P. Jackson

Edward P. Jackson P.A.

EDWARD P. JACKSON obtained a bachelor of science degree in chemistry at Florida State University in 1975 and graduated from Florida State University College of Law in 1979. Mr. Jackson has a general practice including bankruptcy, probate and civil litigation. He is board certified in consumer bankruptcy law by the American Board of Certification. Mr. Jackson is a director and past president of the Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association, and is a member of the Jacksonville Bar Association. He is a member the Fourth Judicial Circuit Pro-bono Committee. Mr. Jackson is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a Circuit and County Civil Mediator. Mr. Jackson is a frequent bankruptcy lecturer, having lectured for Lorman Education Services, the Family Law Section of the Jacksonville Bar Association, National Association of Tax Professionals, Sterling Education Services, and the Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association. In addition, he has conducted monthly volunteer seminars for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid for several years.

Mark Mitchell
Mark Mitchell

Rogers Towers

Mr. Mitchell’s practice focuses on bankruptcy and commercial litigation matters, with particular emphasis on the representation of secured lenders in Chapter 7 and 11 proceedings, Chapter 7 and 11 trustees, and creditor committees. Mr. Mitchell’s experience also includes commercial litigation involving secured transactions, mortgage foreclosures, receiverships, and general creditors’ rights.


Douglas W. Neway
Douglas W. Neway

Chapter 13 Standing Trustee

Chapter 13 Standing Trustee for the Jacksonville Division. He has served as Chairman of the Jacksonville Bankruptcy Bar Association, Central Florida Bankruptcy Law Association, Orange County Bankruptcy Bar Association, Orlando Division’s Bankruptcy Judicial Liaison Committee and the Florida State Chairman of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys. He is currently a member of the Florida Bar’s Bankruptcy/UCC Committee and Statewide Bankruptcy Judicial Liaison Committee. Mr. Neway is a frequent lecturer on consumer bankruptcy topics at seminars, colleges and law schools.


J. Ellsworth Summers, Jr.

Partner, Burr & Forman LLP

Ellsworth is a Partner in the firm’s Creditors’ Rights and Bankruptcy Practice Group with a focus representing secured and unsecured creditors and committees. He also practices in the area of commercial litigation and has extensive experience with workouts and other business reorganizations.  Prior to private practice, Mr. Summers clerked for the Honorable Stephen C. St. John, Chief United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.

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