Judy A. Clausen
Judy A. Clausen is Of Counsel to Murphy & Anderson Attorneys at Law. She handles matters involving business disputes, professional liability, finance agreement disputes, and non-compete and non-solicitation litigation. Ms. Clausen is currently a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law, where she teaches classes in contracts, appellate advocacy, and legal writing.
Ms. Clausen is a member of The Florida Bar. Prior to joining Murphy & Anderson, she was an Associate General Counsel at the University of North Florida, where she negotiated and prepared the university's business and educational contracts, advised university administration concerning First Amendment and privacy law issues, and oversaw and managed some of the university's litigation. Before assuming her position with the University of North Florida, Ms. Clausen was a Senior Attorney with the Government Accountability Office, where she advised the U.S. Comptroller General and Congressional staffers regarding constitutional, statutory, and executive branch policy issues in the areas of national security, counterterrorism, and counterdrug operations and investigations, defense contracts and fiscal law, and internet privacy and security. She researched European privacy law in the Netherlands on a U.S. Fulbright Student Grant. She served as Assistant to the Army General Counsel, where she advised the Secretary of the Army and Army leadership concerning national security, counterterrorism, and privacy legal and policy issues. Ms. Clausen was also a Professor of Law at Florida Coastal School of Law, where she taught classes in sales, contracts, health law, criminal procedure, criminal law, domestic violence, and legal writing.
Ms. Clausen earned her Bachelor’s Degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University and her law degree, with high honors, order of the coif, from the University of Florida. While a student at the University of Florida College of Law, she served as Associate Notes and Comments Editor of the Law Review as well as a research assistant for her constitutional law and jurisprudence professors.
Ms. Clausen has authored the following articles:
- An Americans with Disabilities Act Critique of Advance Directive Override Provisions, 71 N.Y.U. ANN. SUR. AM. L. 25 (2015)
- Making the Case for a Model Mental Health Advance Directive Statute, 14 YALE J. HEALTH POL’Y L. & ETHICS 1 (2014)
- Bring Ulysses to Florida: Proposed Legislative Relief for Mental Health Patients, 16 MARQ. ELDER'S ADVISOR 1 (2014)
- "Your Honor, May I Have That in Writing?" – A Proposed Response to Violations of the Federal Sentencing Written Reasons Requirement, 42 U. TOL. L. REV. 705 (2011)
- Personal Jurisdiction Based on Internet Activities: Oldfield v. Pueblo De Bahia Lora, S.A. – The Eleventh Circuit Finally Discusses Zippo but Leaves Lower Courts Needing More Guidance, 11 FLA. COASTAL L. REV. 53 (2009)
- Beware – Florida's Long Arms Can Reach Through Cyberspace and Grab Unsuspecting Professionals: Personal Jurisdiction in Professional Malpractices Cases, 10 FLA. COASTAL L. REV. 505 (2009)
Assistant: Stephanie Cassidy
Phone: (904) 380-8087
Areas of Practice:
- Business Litigation
- Professional Liability
- Fiduciary & Trust
- Insurance & Bad Faith
- Real Estate & Developer
- University of Florida College of Law, J.D. (order of the coif, with high honors)
- Associate Editor, Law Review
- Georgetown University, B.A. (cum laude)
- The Florida Bar