Joseph W. “Joe” Jacquot was the Deputy Attorney General of the State of Florida from 2007-2010. He successfully argued the landmark Miranda warning case Florida v. Powell before the United States Supreme Court. Joe Jacquot is an adjunct professor at Florida State University College of Law teaching "Federal Legislative Practice: Congress and the Constitution." He is a Commissioner on the Jacksonville Ethics Commission.
Jacquot previously served as the Deputy Chief Counsel for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee where he managed the Supreme Court confirmation proceedings of Chief Justice John Roberts and of Justice Samuel Alito. He is a Senior Vice-President for Lender Processing Services, a Fortune 1000 company headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
Early Life and Family 
Joe Jacquot was born in Jacksonville, Florida. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia in Political and Social Thought and graduated from the University of Florida College of Law. Jacquot worked for U.S. Senator Connie Mack prior to attending law school, and then returned to Capitol Hill as an attorney (see below). Jacquot served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Naval Reserve.
He is married to Shannon Jacquot, and they have three children.
Legal Career and Public Service 
Following law school, Jacquot served as Counsel to U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and was responsible for enacting of the Amber Alert Act. From 2003-2004, he was the Chief Counsel for the U.S. Senate Judiciary's Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, working for Chairman Saxby Chambliss. In that role, he drafted and helped enact the L Visa and H1B Visa Reform Act. From 2005-2006, he was the Deputy Chief Counsel for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee managing a variety of legislative items and judicial confirmations, including serving as lead counsel for the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006.
Deputy Attorney General 
In January 2007, Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum appointed Joe Jacquot to be the Deputy Attorney General and Chief of Staff. Jacquot was the one of the "architects" and the lead strategic counsel for Florida v. U.S. Health and Human Services, the lawsuit where 26 states challenged the constitutionality of the individual mandate and the federal health care act.  In July 2010, he testified on the lawsuit to the U.S. House Republican Conference Health Solutions Committee. Jacquot has written several opinion pieces in the Jacksonville Times Union on the individual mandate.
Jacquot chaired the Florida's Sunshine Technology Team to explore the further application of public records law to evolving technology in state agencies. On the Jacksonville Ethics Commission, he continued to pursue open government policies for new technologies used by city officials.
He also initiated the Attorney General's support and amicus brief for the media position in the public records case, AP v. NCAA.
On December 7, 2009, Joe Jacquot argued before the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Florida v. Powell In a 7-2 decision in favor of the State of Florida, the Court held that Miranda warning given to the defendant was adequate.
- Profile of Deputy Attorney General Joe Jacquot. floridataxwatch.org
- Jacksonville Times-Union editoiral 
- State v. Powell argument transcript. supremecourt.gov
- U.S. Supreme Court Hears Tampa Case on Miranda Rights tambabay.com
- Supreme Court OKs Florida Miranda Rights Warnings bradenton.com