Partner, Woodburn & Maine
Jeff Woodburn is a partner at Woodburn & Maine. He brings over ten years of legal and government experience to help his clients achieve their legal and regulatory goals. Jeff’s practice is focused on regulatory and administrative law.
Jeff has a long record of serving state officials in senior level positions. Most recently, he served as the policy director for Governor Ron DeSantis’ successful governor campaign, where he was responsible for developing the campaign policy platform and served on the campaign’s senior leadership team.
Prior to his campaign experience, Jeff served the state of Florida for nearly ten years. He served as special legal counsel and policy advisor to Florida’s Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis. Prior to that he served as the executive director for the 2017-18 Florida Constitution Revision Commission, where he was responsible for the day to day operations, legal review, and administration for the most successful Constitution Revision Commission in Florida’s history resulting in seven amendments to Florida’s constitution passing in the 2018 general election.
In addition, Jeff served in various high-level roles for Governor Rick Scott, including as Governor Scott’s policy director and deputy chief of staff. In these roles, he was responsible for developing the Governor’s policy objectives, briefing the governor on all legislation and its legal impact, managing various business and insurance coalitions during legislative sessions, and served as co-director of the Office of Policy and Budget. He also oversaw various state agencies including the Departments of Business and Professional Regulation, Corrections, Juvenile Justice, Lottery, Revenue, the State Board of Administration, the Offices of Insurance Regulation and Financial Regulation, the Division of Bond Finance, the Florida Retirement System, Citizens Insurance, Visit Florida, and the Florida Housing Finance Corporation.
Jeff also served as Deputy Secretary of Business Regulation for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation where he oversaw Florida’s regulation of alcohol, tobacco, gaming, hotels, restaurants, condominiums, and timeshares. Prior to his extensive executive branch experience, Jeff served as an attorney for the Florida House of Representatives and as a legal intern for the Florida Senate.
Jeff’s broad range of experience in Florida law and government, including Florida constitutional and administrative law, make him an extremely effective advocate to help guide businesses through Florida’s regulatory system.
Jeff received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida and his law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law. Jeff grew up in Estero, Florida and now resides in Tallahassee with his wife, Lindsey and their two sons, Boyd and Beau.