Attorney Profile

Jill F. Bechtold

Jill F. Bechtold

Partner

Jill F. Bechtold practices in the area of civil litigation, where she focuses on medical and professional liability defense, employment disputes, product liability defense, business litigation, trucking litigation, and insurance defense.

Jill’s clients include drug and medical device companies, business owners, physicians, hospitals, trucking carriers, and insurers. She represents clients in state and federal court actions as well as arbitrates matters under the Florida Arbitration Code and the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

Jill is experienced in defending professional licensure actions, including defending physicians in Department of Health investigations and licensed companies in Department of Business and Professional Regulation actions.

In 2016, Jill accepted an invitation to become a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). She is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and also serves as the co-chair of the Women & the Law Committee for the Florida Defense Lawyer’s Association. From 2014 to 2107 she was a Barrister of the Chester Bedell Inn of Court.

An AV Preeminent-rated lawyer by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, Jill was designated a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers for 2012-2015 and a Florida Super Lawyer in 2016 and 2017. From 2013 to 2015 she was named an “Up & Comer” by Florida Trend magazine. She was selected as one of 2015’s Women Leaders in Law by ALM , in partnership with Fortune magazine.

In 2024, Jill was named Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation-Defendants Law for the Jacksonville area by Best Lawyers. This recognition is awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Jill has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America® for Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants.

Jill was named a “Women of Influence” in 2015 by the Jacksonville Business Journal for her leadership in Northeast Florida’s professional and civic community. She was appointed by the Office of the Mayor to the Jacksonville Children’s Commission (JCC) Board of Directors and is a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2015. She is a past-president of the Board of Directors for Girl’s Inc. of Jacksonville, the local chapter of the national Girl’s Inc. organization. She helped create and launch the young professional’s division of the Board, G.I.R.L.S. (Girl’s Inc. Rising Leaders Society).

Since 2015, the Insurance Coverage Group has been recognized in the Chambers USA directory.

Jacksonville
F: (904) 467-3461

1301 Riverplace Blvd., 10th Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32207

Bar Admission

Florida

Court Admissions

U.S. District Courts, for the Northern, Middle, and Southern Districts of Florida

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

Education

University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D.

University of Florida, B.S.

Jill F. Bechtold

Partner

Jill F. Bechtold practices in the area of civil litigation, where she focuses on medical and professional liability defense, employment disputes, product liability defense, business litigation, trucking litigation, and insurance defense.

Jill’s clients include drug and medical device companies, business owners, physicians, hospitals, trucking carriers, and insurers. She represents clients in state and federal court actions as well as arbitrates matters under the Florida Arbitration Code and the American Arbitration Association (AAA).

Jill is experienced in defending professional licensure actions, including defending physicians in Department of Health investigations and licensed companies in Department of Business and Professional Regulation actions.

In 2016, Jill accepted an invitation to become a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC). She is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI) and also serves as the co-chair of the Women & the Law Committee for the Florida Defense Lawyer’s Association. From 2014 to 2107 she was a Barrister of the Chester Bedell Inn of Court.

An AV Preeminent-rated lawyer by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell, Jill was designated a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers for 2012-2015 and a Florida Super Lawyer in 2016 and 2017. From 2013 to 2015 she was named an “Up & Comer” by Florida Trend magazine. She was selected as one of 2015’s Women Leaders in Law by ALM , in partnership with Fortune magazine.

In 2024, Jill was named Lawyer of the Year in Product Liability Litigation-Defendants Law for the Jacksonville area by Best Lawyers. This recognition is awarded to individual lawyers with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region. Jill has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America® for Medical Malpractice Law-Defendants, Product Liability Litigation-Defendants, Professional Malpractice Law-Defendants.

Jill was named a “Women of Influence” in 2015 by the Jacksonville Business Journal for her leadership in Northeast Florida’s professional and civic community. She was appointed by the Office of the Mayor to the Jacksonville Children’s Commission (JCC) Board of Directors and is a graduate of Leadership Jacksonville, Class of 2015. She is a past-president of the Board of Directors for Girl’s Inc. of Jacksonville, the local chapter of the national Girl’s Inc. organization. She helped create and launch the young professional’s division of the Board, G.I.R.L.S. (Girl’s Inc. Rising Leaders Society).

Since 2015, the Insurance Coverage Group has been recognized in the Chambers USA directory.

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