Jessica L. Scholl

Jessica Scholl maintains a practice focused on civil and appellate litigation, public entities, medical marijuana regulation, real estate, real property, and contract law. She is admitted to practice in Florida, Alabama, and Colorado, and is an active member of the Escambia-Santa Rosa Bar Association and Inns of Court, Pensacola Chapter.

Ms. Scholl’s public entity and litigation clients present a wide array of issues requiring both legal and practical considerations. Her work in the housing and medical marijuana fields includes providing regulatory guidance in rapidly evolving and highly regulated industries. Her appellate practice offers the opportunity to engage in and contribute to the advancement of binding and persuasive legal authority.

Ms. Scholl earned her juris doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law, where she was a member in the International Law Students Association, Law and Economics Society, and Environmental Law Society. Prior to law school, Ms. Scholl attended Birmingham Southern College where she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, with an English minor.

Year Joined Firm

Jessica L. Scholl has been a part of Moore, Hill & Westmoreland, P.A. since 2019.

Areas of Practice

  • Appellate Practice
  • Business Law
  • Contract Law
  • Public and Low Income Housing
  • Real Estate and Real Property
  • Public Governance / Sunshine Law
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Civil Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2014
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2021
  • Alabama, 2015
  • Colorado, 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, 2012

Public Entities Represented

  • The Pensacola Area Housing Commission
  • UWF Foundation, Inc.
  • West Florida Historic Preservation
  • FloridaWest Economic Development Alliance
  • ECUA (Administrative Proceedings/Investigations)

Appellate Matters

  • Robles v. United Automobile Insurance Company, ---- So. 3d ----, 2021 WL 1743606 (1st DCA 2021).
  • O.F. Nelson & Sons Nursery, Inc. v. Florida Dept. of Health, OMMU, 299 So. 3d 573 (1st DCA 2020).
  • Pensacola Beach, L.L.C. v. American Fidelity Life Insurance Company, 294 So. 3d 976 (1st DCA 2020).
  • Gladden v. Fisher Thomas, Inc., 232 So. 3d 1146; 42 Fla. L. Weekly D2441 (1st DCA 2017) (rev. denied Dec. 17, 2018).
  • SunSouth Bank v. Weidner, 2018 WL 5982151 (dismissal 2018).
  • Tarantola v. William B. Henghold, M.D., P.A., 214 So. 3d 726 (1st DCA 2017).
  • G.S.I. Recycling, Inc. v. Mullins, 226 So. 3d 816 (1st DCA 2017).
  • Scrap, Inc. v. Mullins, 226 So.3d 821 (1st DCA 2017).

Administrative Proceedings

  • Emerald Coast Utilities Authority v. Berry, Case No. 20-3438 (Fla. Div. Admin. Hearings).
  • Emerald Coast Utilities Authority v. Packer, Case No. 20-0378 (Fla. Div. Admin. Hearings).
  • Emerald Coast Utilities Authority v. Smith, Case No. 20-0030 (Fla. Div. Admin. Hearings).


  • University of Alabama School of Law, 2010 - J.D.
  • Birmingham Southern College, 2007 - B.S. Psychology, English minor

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Escambia Santa~Rosa Bar Association - Member (2014 – current)
  • Pensacola Chapter Inns of Court (2016 - present)
  • Pensacola Humane Society - Board Member (2014 – 2017)
  • Pensacola Independent News - Rising Star (2014)

Fraternities / Sororities

  • Kappa Delta