JACKSONVILLE, FL—Orr | Cook is pleased to announce the addition of two new attorneys, former judge Erin Perry and Matthew Goller, and promotes Jessica Byrne to partner.
Former judge Erin Perry is joining Orr | Cook after 13 years of practice in Jacksonville. As a proud Double Gator, began her career as an Assistant State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. During that time, she was promoted to a circuit court division chief, tried over 65 cases to verdict, and prosecuted violent crimes. She was appointed to the Duval County Court bench in early January 2019, and presided over several criminal jury trials and civil non-jury trials. She has spent most of her career in the courtroom – on both sides of the bench – and is excited to bring her litigation experience to the Firm.
The firm also added Matthew Goller as an associate in the firm’s Ponte Vedra office. Goller graduated magna cum laude from Florida State University College of Law in 2017, and has focused his practice on business litigation. A Jacksonville native, Goller completed a clerkship with the Office of General Counsel to Governor Rick Scott and is a former summer associate of the firm. Prior to joining the firm, Goller worked as an associate in a large, multi-state law firm, gaining experience with real estate and construction disputes, employment litigation, and other commercial and business matters.
The firm promoted Jessica Byrne to partner. She has been with the Firm since 2018, where she’s handled a variety of matters ranging from complex personal injury cases, automobile and trucking accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, warranty claims, aviation, contractual matters, construction, and commercial and general business litigation. After graduating from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2008, Byrne worked in both small and larger state-wide firms, handling litigation in both state and Federal court, as well as several appeals. During undergraduate at Florida State University, she worked for a lobbying firm representing clients, including the Florida Roofing and Sheetmetal Association as well as Florida Hospices and Palliative Care. Byrne has been very active in the Jacksonville Bar and is the former president and treasurer of the Young Lawyer’s Section.