Jason M. Thomassy is an associate attorney with Gionis & Lilly. Jason currently focuses his law practice in the areas of personal injury litigation, commercial litigation, and real property litigation and transactional practice. A 2010 graduate of Florida State University, he majored in International Affairs with emphasis on business.
While at Florida State University, he was a four-year member of the Men’s Club Soccer Team earning leadership roles as a captain and travel coordinator. He also held various leadership positions in the Epsilon Zeta Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Following undergrad, he spent time working in the Florida State Legislature, particularly in Florida’s House of Representatives. During the 2010 election cycle, he served as acting Campaign Coordinator in one of the largest races in the Florida Senate.
Jason’s legislative experience ultimately led him to law school at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, where he earned his juris doctor degree. Elected Chairman of the Student Bar Association Elections Committee at Nova, he created and implemented campaign rules and further oversaw all school-wide elections. He earned a position on the Transaction Law Meet Team and was a Pro Bono Gold Member, the highest honor, having provided over 300 hours of pro bono work during law school. He further served as a Volunteer/Fellow at the Legal Aid of Broward County, among other clerkships which included a two (2) year-long position with a large national real estate litigation firm and other political advocacy positions.
Consistent with the deeply held community principles espoused by Gionis & Lilly, Jason has continued to focus on community service as a young lawyer. He is active in the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Military Veterans Advocacy Committee otherwise known as MVAC and seeks to serve with and cultivate resources providing affordable and pro bono legal services to military veterans. Jason has also held a leadership position with the Young Lawyers Division Events Committee of the Hillsborough County Bar Association, having been involved in organizing and overseeing various community outreach events. He has also been a member of the J. Clifford Cheatwood American Inn of Court, where he had the opportunity to be mentored by some of the best and most influential attorneys in the Tampa Bay Area and state.
Jason has been admitted to practice law in Florida since September of 2015, and possesses litigation, administrative claims, and appeals experience within State and Federal Courts throughout Florida. He has successfully litigated against the largest law firms in the state and country and has been acknowledged for his legal writing and oral argument ability from many of the judges he has appeared before. Jason pursues an active lifestyle and still thinks of himself as an avid golfer. But, truth be told, he mostly enjoys spending time with his wife also a local professional, his young son, and his dog. We are all excited to welcome Jason's daughter, the newest member of the Gionis & Lilly family.