Jessica West is Senior Counsel in the firm’s Business Transactions Practice Group with an emphasis in Healthcare Law.  Jessica represents and advises physicians, hospitals, physician group practices, pharmacies, medical spas, clinical laboratories, long-term care facilities, and a variety of other healthcare provider clients on regulatory and compliance matters, fraud and abuse, HIPAA, licensure, and certification matters.  She also advises clients on emerging areas of health law, including Florida’s evolving cannabis law and reproductive technology agreements. Additionally, Jessica has experience in other practice areas, including commercial litigation and professional malpractice defense.

Honors and Distinctions

  • The Best Lawyers in America "Ones to Watch", Health Care Law, 2021 - 2022
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2021
    • Super Lawyers, Florida Rising Star, 2019-2020


Professional Involvement

  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Bay Area Legal Services, Development Committee Member


Community Involvement

  • Hillsborough County Medical Association, Inc., Partnership, 2021 - 2022
  • National Alliance of Mental Illness, Hillsborough, Marketing Committee Member


Thought Leadership

  • "Jessica Smith West Discusses Healthcare Worker Vaccine Mandate with Bloomberg Law," March 2022
  • Presenter, The Stark Law Update, The Florida Bar Health Law Section, March 2021
  • Fox 13 Tampa Bay; Children's Program gets Support From Community Moms in Hyde Park, April 2020
  • Presenter, The Future of the Cannabis Industry in the U.S. and Canada: Current and Emerging Regulatory Issues, February 2020
  • Presenter, Telehealth: Practice adn Legal Considerations, Hillsborough County Medical Association