JoAnne Eichelberger is an attorney at Jimerson Birr. Ms. Eichelberger joined the firm in 2018 and currently focuses her practice on business litigation and appellate law. Ms. Eichelberger served as a Judicial Law Clerk for the United States District Court in Jacksonville for over 24 years. For 23 of those years, she was the law clerk to the Honorable Howell W. Melton, Senior United States District Judge. In addition to traditional law clerk responsibilities with regard to civil and criminal hearings, trials, research, and drafting, she managed Judge Melton’s caseload. During her tenure with the federal court, Ms. Eichelberger had the opportunity to work with many judges on a wide variety of federal cases. In the civil arena, she has experience with Bankruptcy Appeals, Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Employment, Law, ERISA, Patents, and Social Security, as well as state contract and tort law in diversity cases. In the criminal arena, she has worked on sentencing issues and habeas proceedings. Her experience includes assisting Judge Melton with preparation and drafting opinions for sittings with United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.