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Our Attorneys

We are committed to a high standard of excellence in all that we do and to establish a firm relationship of mutual trust and service with each of our clients. 

Allen Jelks

Allen N. Jelks, Jr. , is a 6th generation Floridian, who was born in Alachua County in the City of Gainesville in 1959. Sarasota was his home before departing for Emory University in Atlanta where he received a Bachelor of Arts Degree majoring in Political Science and Economics, and where he was admitted into Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Sigma Alpha, and Omicron Delta Epsilon honor societies.

He subsequently attended the University of Florida College of Law where he received a degree of Juris Doctor in 1984. While in law school, he was selected for Law Review, and was a member of the editorial board of the University of Florida Law Review. In 1984, he was admitted to The Florida Bar and began the private practice of law in Panama City, Florida, shortly thereafter with the law firm which became known as Johnston, Harris, Gerde & Jelks, P .A. , of which he was a co-owner.Subsequently, he formed the law firm of Jelks & White, P.A ., where he currently works with C. Jason White, Esq. and which emphasizes legal work in the areas of estate planning, guardianship, probate and elder law.

Mr. Jelks is currently a member of The Florida Bar, the Bay County Bar Association, and is admitted to practice before all Florida courts, the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Jelks is a member of the Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section of The Florida Bar.

Mr. Jelks was appointed by Florida ‘s Governor to serve on the Board of Directors of Legal Services of North Florida, Inc. He has further served on the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bay County Bar Association, as a member of the Board of Directors of the Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida , Inc., and as a member of the statewide Board of Directors of 1000 Friends of Florida, Inc. Currently he serves on the Board of Trustees of Kaleidoscope Theatre and is a member of The St. Andrews Bay American Inn of Court.

In the community, Mr. Jelks has served as a member of or as pro bono counsel for numerous other organizations, including the Northwest Side Volunteer Fire Department, St. Andrew Bay Environmental Study Team , Inc ., North Bay Alert Community Improvement Association, Inc., The Jelks Family Foundation, Inc., Citizens for the Bay, Inc., the Community Advisory Board for the Hope Program, the Chipola River District State Forest Management Liaison Panel, and Mr. Jelks has presented the 14th Circuit ‘s annual 8-hour guardianship education course since the guardianship law changed in 1989. Mr. Jelks co­ chaired Bay County’s First Saturday Legal Clinic during its early years and continues his volunteer work with that program . Because of his dedication to pro bono work, Mr. Jelks was the recipient of the 2004 President’s Pro Bono Service Award by The Florida Bar.

Allen Jelks

Jason White

C. Jason White was born and raised in Port St. Joe, Florida. He graduated in 1996 from Florida State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Education. He earned his Juris Doctor Degree in May, 2000, after graduating from Florida Coastal School in Jacksonville, Florida.

Jason began his legal career working with McConnaughhay, Duffy, Coonrod, Pope & Weaver, P.A. where he focused his practice on Workers’ Compensation Insurance Defense. Jason began practicing Elder Law in 2004.

In July, 2008, Jason joined the law firm of Allen N. Jelks, Jr., P.A., where he bagan practicing Elder Law solely. In July, 2009, Jason became a partner in his firm and Jelks & White, P.A. was formed.

Jason currently serves as a Board Member with The Academy of Florida Elder Law Attorneys. Jason is very involved in the community and serves as a Board Member with the Bay County Alzheimer’s Alliance, Inc., where he also serves and Treasurer and Past President. Jason frequently speaks to community organizations about Elder Law issues.

Jason practices Elder Law, which includes Estate Planning, Incapacity Planning, Trusts, Guardianships, Power of Attorney, Health Care Surrogate, Living Wills and Health Care Cost Planning/Long Term Care Planning, which includes helping families access Florida’s nursing home Medicaid program.

Jason currently serves as a Board Member with the First Saturday Legal Clinic in the Fourteenth Judicial Circuit, In and For Bay County, which is a pro bono legal clinic serving the citizens of Bay and surrounding counties. He is also currently the Co-Chair of this Clinic.